HOUSTON MEDIA, STOP BEING SO DAMN NICE
Written By: LM
I had to calm down before writing this post because I was upset about the "Non Effort" displayed by the Houston Texans against Indianapolis Colts.
I was mad at the team as a whole but I was more upset with Houston's QB Case Keenum. He looked horrible from the first through the fourth quarter. There was a time, I would have defended his play but what I witnessed Sunday, I cannot anymore unless he produce.
Case Keenum is a local favorite and by local, I mean his college football carreer at the University of Houston. Local love him. I liked him to but it had nothing to do with U of H but his improvement from in Pre Season from 2012 to 2013 in the preseason. Figured, he showed improvement therefore "he can grasp this QB thing". As of now, I was wrong which brings me to this article
One of my biggest pet peeve with the Houston Media is their "swell" attitude with fan favorites. It appears in Houston, before a media can blast a player, they have to let us know "we like him", then follow it up by critiquing. In other words, you will hear most local media members say "I like Case Keenum but". Damn man, have some stones, just blast if you are going to blast. The media do and did the same with Gary Kubiak. For some reason they have to let us know how cool a player is off the field
It's funny how they choose who to do this for. Ifully understand doing it for JJ Watt, Duane Brown or Andre Johnson, but they are doing it for Case Keenum, a player who has proven little on the NFL level? Its one thing to inform the audience of contributing factors to a situation, its a difference when you are telling the audience how "swell" a guy is.
WRAP IT UP
Football is entertainment, an emotional form of entertainment for me. When I am raging, the last thing I want to hear is "how swell a guy is". I don't give a flying crap about how swell or nice a Professional Athlete is, I don't know them on a personal level, I want to win. If its not about an athlete's or whoever's production, I do not need to know how "Swell" a player is. Well Lamont, were you saying this when they were playing well? NO IDIOTS! Everything is magnified when your team is losing.
If you are going to blast a player, the audience don't need a Preamble before telling us "this crap sucks", just say it. Did I really need to learn the Preamble before the U.S. Constitution?
Houston Local media will go out of their way to kiss butt properly before going in on a particularly player.
Houston Local Media will not go full blast on a "popular player" until said said player is no longer affiliated with a Houston franchise.
Peep game, local media is trying to appease the Local Professional Teams and Audience at the same. It maybe be time to ask the Local Media, who do you serve, Athletes or Fans? OUT