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2 hours ago, BobDole said:

 

The problem in wrestling if the media starts doing that then the coach or school shuts down and doesn't give them any info. 

this happens in big boy sports as well

 

but either way...controversy feeds viewership

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Maybe someone (or two or three  . . . million) will start a "Brands Cow" or "Brands Mom" Twitter account a la Devin Nunes. 

Hint, hint. 

In fact, it might even be more appropriate to create a "BrandShinola" account.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOa8aqo9QM8

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/devin-nunes-cow-twitter-followers_n_5c9207f1e4b07e05729fda85

https://twitter.com/DevinCow?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

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13 hours ago, panewbie1 said:

If Flo wasn't around, fewer people would be talking about wrestling. The old guard probably likes that.  Its like our neighborhood. Used to be a bunch of farms. Now its a couple of housing developments and we provide significant school funding. But all the old folks comment about is that their sleepy township is ruined.

Don't bitch about farms while you eat food.

 

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1 hour ago, GockeS said:

this happens in big boy sports as well

 

but either way...controversy feeds viewership

Exactly, coaches and the media may be at odds with one another sometimes but the relationship is symbiotic. They need each other to survive.

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That was an entertaining listen and exactly the kind of thing you see coaches in "big boy sports" say all the time. I mean have you ever watched a major sports press conference. The coaches needle the press all the time. Flo is doing their job in promoting the sport and trying to get scoops (although I think some of their standards might be a little lower than they ideally should) and Tom Brands is doing his job coaching the hawkeyes and sticking up for his guys.

The Warner curb accident is pretty funny btw. In case some of you didn't listen, apparently part of Warner's prolonged absence came from him injuring his shoulder by falling after tripping on a curb when Kemerer came to pick him up from class. This is in line with what Ironside said on a radio broadcast that Warner had suffered a minor freak accident that kept him out of some of the early duals. Brands is definitely one of the more candid interviews out there along with John Smith. Regardless of what you think of him, I hope you can at least appreciate that.

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5 hours ago, BobDole said:

The difference is Saban and company can't completely shut out the media. Brands and co can shut out Flo and then they get no information or get it later than they usually would. See Penn State as an example of a team that keeps info within their inside circle. 

Big boy college football might be able to shut out Sports Illustrated, but they then have Fox Sports, ESPN, and so on that is getting their info. In wrestling you have Flo as the big dawg with Trackwrestling, WIN, AWN, TOM, etc as others, but not really as big.

You're wrong.

https://awfulannouncing.com/ncaa/college-football-programs-restricting-media-access-sadly-becoming-norm.html

or here's another article and an excerpt

https://www.athleticbusiness.com/college/college-football-coaches-control-restrict-media-access.html

Quote

 

I was once invited to take a tour deep into the inner sanctums of the Pentagon by a family member who worked there. I had to provide credentials and was thoroughly vetted months in advance. I had to pass through layer upon layer of security as I moved deeper into the building. I was escorted everywhere I went. It was serious business.

In other words, it was a lot like covering college football these days, except it was easier.

With increasing frequency, football coaches are dictating much of the way journalists do their jobs. During fall camp, reporters, escorted and monitored by school officials as they venture into the football facilities, are on a short leash. They are told where they can go, whom they can talk to, how long they can talk to them, and what they are allowed to write, tell or show. They would write our stories for us, if we let them (mine is up for grabs to the highest bidder).

 

Michigan even tried to shutout it's own student newspaper.

https://awfulannouncing.com/2014/barring-student-newspaper-from-press-conference-hurts-michigan-s-image-more.html

 

College football coaches are giant control freaks most of the time and there are zero media requirements for college athletes, so college football coaches are happy to use access to the team to bludgeon news outlets into writing friendly stories.  This is not a wrestling issue.  It is about the 'business' of college athletics being covered like a business even though the access rules are still governed like they are students first.  So Head Coaches in all sports have God like power over who can talk to a reporter, and many are willing to wield that power for the benefit of their program (which is the concern they're paid for).  We don't often see it in wrestling because most coaches are so eager for media coverage they wouldn't dare risk offending the media.  But supply and demand says a coach like Cael or Brands can risk that.  The majority of college football coaches (especially the winning ones), bully the media and control the stories every chance they get. 

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On 3/20/2019 at 1:26 PM, WillieBoy said:

Don't bitch about farms while you eat food.

 

Not bitching about farms. I love food and the farmers that grow it.  Just stating a fact.  The old timers are probably even more upset with the guy who sold the farm for $$$ than us carpet baggers.

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