Do You Have The “Lockout Blues”?
By Mac Gyver
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Well, if that’s true, I have a news flash for you: “The 2011 NFL Season is Alive And Well at WhoDatDish.com”.
What? You thought there was a problem? You thought there was no reason to live, no reason to get up and go to work in the morning, no reason to look for football news?
I beg to differ. There’s no problem here… not now, not ever. Why do you think we keep adding quality writers? It’s because we are dedicated to our team, to the sport, and never tire of finding good content to write about and share with you: the fans who make the entire sport possible.
Our job here as we see it is to have some great content here waiting for you the first thing in the morning as your coffee is brewing. Look, if you get up early your dogs still asleep; don’t even bother sending him outside to bring the newspaper in.
Besides, there’s no real Saints news in the local newspaper unless you live in N’awlins.. if you want the best news about our Saints, the NFL and everything else that matters to you as a Saints fan no matter where you live, you need to hit that power button and turn on your computer after you turn on your coffee maker.
We’re like Motel 6, we leave the light on. If you’re a Saints fan, reserve a room. I can only guess at how many hours each day our writers here spend scouring the Internet for tidbits of news and writing about them, but I imagine 100 hours a day is a fair guess.
If you have a hundred hours a day to spare finding Saints, NFL, and SEC news, you don’t need us, LOL… If you don’t, let us do the work for you. We won’t let you down.
If you as a fan can’t show up in the morning and read good stories here with your coffee, then show up in the afternoon after a hard day’s work and enjoy some more good writing with a cold one, then we haven’t done our job.
What has sports reporting/writing evolved into these days anyway? I can tell you. I can’t tell you how many times I have caught a late-breaking story, and “Googled” the subject to get more involved feedback so I could “bust loose” with a mind-boggling article.
What did I find? Page after page in the Google search of the very same article, reprinted word-for-word by newspapers and websites all over the nation. Geez.
Is that reporting? Is that sports writing? Nope. I don’t know what the heck you call it, but we don’t do it here.
News is only the beginning. As a writer for the Fansided Network you have to crawl down that snake hole like a mongoose, drag the story out by the tail, and do battle with it.
Expect us to find news, and be the first to turn it into a real story. Hey, you don’t have to take my word for it, just show up each day and make us prove it.