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badboy
03-28-2008, 08:55 AM
I know some do not like her but it is Texans info. I posted as I am hungry for news.

http://blogs.chron.com/gamedaytexans/

On Schaub:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5655006.html

A big compliment to Lance Z for his Z report. Please look for it in other forum on NFL. It should be posted by now. Very interesting. Lance my man, you do good work (Steve in EL Lago from your past work station.)

Porky
03-28-2008, 09:18 AM
"What I've been so impressed with from Matt is that he doesn't watch the rush," Shanahan said. "He goes through his progressions; he looks downfield. But when a D-lineman gets in his face and he's about to get sacked, he has the quickness and the ability to see that and react to know where his eligibles are, know where his outlets are. He gets the ball out of his hands."

The anti-Carr....

infantrycak
03-29-2008, 09:35 AM
Here is the state of reporting at the Comicle. Headline as of this moment (I am sure they will catch a snap and change it at some point)--NFL: Ex-Texan McKinney signs with Browns. SETH McKinney just RE-signed with the Browns. Pathetic.

aj.
03-29-2008, 09:53 AM
That's been up since late last night. Look at the time stamp on the first comment. The article is time stamped 10:35 pm. How much you want to bet it makes it a full 12 hours?

There's no doubt we're at an all time low in local 'print' media sports coverage in this city. They could obviously use a new headline writer too. I wonder if that made it past the editors into the print versions too?


http://www.chron.com/sports/texans/

CloakNNNdagger
03-29-2008, 10:03 AM
That's been up since late last night. Look at the time stamp on the first comment.

There's no doubt we're at an all time low in local 'print' media sports coverage in this city. They could obviously use a new headline writer too.

Seems like everytime I read one of the McClain/Manfield blogs, they cover all options, rule out few.........and change with the wind. I would expect that more from Texans board posters, yet it seems that there is more insight and willingness to take a stand and present legitimate factual backup for those stands offered right here.

aj.
03-29-2008, 10:06 AM
Competition would do the Chronicle wonders, but I'm not holding my breath.

11 hours and counting - still up.

By the way, pft (http://www.profootballtalk.com/index.php) broke that 'news' at 3:57 pm CDT yesterday afternoon (with the correct headline-to-content relationship):

BROWNS SIGN MCKINNEY

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 28, 2008, 4:57 p.m.
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns have re-signed free agent offensive lineman Seth McKinney to a one-year contract.

McKinney started the first eight games of the 2007 season at right guard for the Browns before he was placed on injured reserve with a torn labrum.

When Ryan Tucker moved in to McKinney’s spot the rest of the season and played well there, and when Cleveland signed free agent Rex Hadnot after the season, it was generally assumed that McKinney wouldn’t be back in Cleveland. But he’s back, and Browns General Manager Phil Savage says he has a chance at re-gaining his spot in the starting lineup.

“At this point, we feel we have seven starters competing for five positions,” Savage said.

Grossi notes that although the Browns have said in the past that they are optimistic that LeCharles Bentley will return from multiple knee surgeries, Savage was apparently not including Bentley as one of those seven.

Texaninlild
03-29-2008, 11:39 AM
Competition would do the Chronicle wonders, but I'm not holding my breath.

11 hours and counting - still up.

By the way, pft (http://www.profootballtalk.com/index.php) broke that 'news' at 3:57 pm CDT yesterday afternoon (with the correct headline-to-content relationship):

Last year a story broke that I found on Yahoo news. It was credited to an AP writer. I found the exact same story credited to Megan Manful in the Chronicle. The text had not changed, only the headline was slightly different. I questioned both, but received no response. I thought that was strange.
:thinking:

Specnatz
03-29-2008, 11:59 AM
Last year a story broke that I found on Yahoo news. It was credited to an AP writer. I found the exact same story credited to Megan Manful in the Chronicle. The text had not changed, only the headline was slightly different. I questioned both, but received no response. I thought that was strange.
:thinking:

That is what espin does a lot of Len "combover" Pasquerially. Welcome to the 200? in what ever way of reporting. Let someone do all the work and then take credit for it.

DiehardChris
03-29-2008, 01:41 PM
The McKinney headline is STILL UP!! It's been over 12 hours now!

Here's the screen capture:

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x178/TravisBickle17/ChronicleGaffe.jpg

Specnatz
03-29-2008, 01:43 PM
All McKinneys look alike you know that. :smiliedance:

aj.
03-29-2008, 03:49 PM
Last year a story broke that I found on Yahoo news. It was credited to an AP writer. I found the exact same story credited to Megan Manful in the Chronicle. The text had not changed, only the headline was slightly different. I questioned both, but received no response. I thought that was strange.
:thinking:


Kristie Rieken is the AP writer that covers the Texans. I've see her and Manfull hanging out together on the sidelines during practices, etc., so maybe the they have an agreement to share stuff... you know, you take mornings, I'll take afternoons....

14+ hours and counting for The Leading News Source. One more hour and it will be a full 24 hrs since pft ran the story .... correctly I might add. I guess they don't work on weekends.

Seth, Steve, Browns, Texans, what's in a name anyway?

DiehardChris
03-29-2008, 04:07 PM
In other news, did you guys see that former Texan Chris Carr signed (http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080328/SPORTS01/80328165/1002/SPORTS) an offer sheet with the Titans to play CB and return kicks?:confused:

Specnatz
03-29-2008, 04:21 PM
In other news, did you guys see that former Texan Chris Carr signed (http://tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080328/SPORTS01/80328165/1002/SPORTS) an offer sheet with the Titans to play CB and return kicks?:confused:

Maybe it was corrected already because it says Raiders

Titans sign Raiders' Carr to offer sheet

DiehardChris
03-29-2008, 04:23 PM
LOL, it was never wrong. I was just engaging in Chronicle-style journalism.

ChampionTexan
03-29-2008, 05:21 PM
All McKinneys look alike you know that. :smiliedance:

Why do you hate McKinneys?

Rex King
03-29-2008, 05:27 PM
Did some sleuthing of my own:

http://www.offenburger.com/lspaper.asp?link=20011026

Wondered what connection landed Manfull here. I think she does ok providing info for the casual fan, but not for most message board folk. They've got 4 or 5 capable of covering the Astros beat or providing meaningful columns/commentary. They've only got 2 or only utilize 2 (arguably) for the Texans. That's part of the problem, and I think it goes back to the decision to put McClain on the beat to start instead of hiring someone new back then. I'd be hard-pressed to criticize a writer for not knowing, say, the wonder that was Matt Stevens, if he/she hadn't been covering the NFL/Texans until the past two years.

Rex King
03-29-2008, 05:30 PM
Why do you hate McKinneys?

Why does everything always have to turn into a McKinney/non-McKinney issue?

Lucky
03-29-2008, 05:56 PM
Wondered what connection landed Manfull here.
And the answer was in your link.

She's also a young woman in love, engaged to be married Jan. 26 to Jesus Ortiz, 30, a sportswriter who covers the Houston Astros baseball team for the Houston Chronicle. They met two summers ago when she was in New York City working at Newsday and he was a sportswriter at the Newark, N.J., Star Ledger.Actually, I'm not a real fan of Ortiz and his coverage of the Astros. Let's face it, the bar at the Chronic isn't set very high.

Specnatz
03-29-2008, 06:04 PM
All McKinneys look alike you know that. :smiliedance:

Why do you hate McKinneys?

Why does everything always have to turn into a McKinney/non-McKinney issue?

Because it is either a McKinney or it is not a McKinney, it is just that simple.

DiehardChris
03-29-2008, 07:44 PM
....almost 17 hours now. Incredible.

b0ng
03-29-2008, 08:05 PM
....almost 17 hours now. Incredible.

Maybe they are just trying to see who is going to leave demeaning comments twoards their "media outlet".

IT'S A TRAP I TELLS YA:scarygirl:

DiehardChris
03-29-2008, 09:26 PM
It's gone now, and the comments have not only been removed - they've been disabled. LOL

badboy
03-31-2008, 01:20 PM
All McKinneys look alike you know that. :smiliedance:Bryant McKinnie may disagree with you.