Written By: Lamont
As I’ve stated before, no matter what, it will be in Brian Gaine’s best interest
I have long said, Houston Local media main problem with Rick Smith was accessibility. It had little to do with his actual job.
This morning during Mad Radio and In The Loop’s crosstalk, Mike Meltser emphasized how he want Brian Gaine to be more open to the media and public. It was not just his words but the way he said it. He was talking as if the shit really bugged him. The following segment John Lopez followed it up by basically saying the same thing. Lopez went on to add, he hope he’s more open to the public and Rick’s knock was that he was not open.
In this good ole boy town aka Hazard County, you gotta play to play. It’s my belief, the local media will give you a break if you are assessible or cordial. We have seen this in Daryl Morey and Jeff Luhnow. There are even situations where you can be an asshole like Bill O’Brien to them and they will give you a pass as long as you talk to them.
It’s only natural to want players, coaches and front office to be transparent and assessible, I would love that but if they are not, I am not going to pout like a girl.
On a smaller scale, we seen it when John McClain snitched on Arian Foster to the NFL for not talking to him.
If you get on the media’s bad side, they will shape your image to the gullible public which I call the herd. And the same goes if they like you, they will build you up as a god.