Is this a joke? or am I off base? But…isn’t it a combination of odd, inappropriate, stupid, and ridiculous for a SPORTS EDITOR to pen a quasi-article that proclaims, “I don’t particularly care for (the largest public university in the state in which I cover sports”)? Seriously. Tell me if I am missing the boat here. But, isn’t it pretty ‘unique’ for a sports EDITOR to say:
I don’t particularly care for N.C. State
When was the last time that Ron Green actually admitted that he (doesn’t) particularly care for NC State?
It just doesn’t happen.
These comments / this article were written by a guy named Matt Vaughn, Sports Editor of (Roanoke Rapids) Herald.
Please don’t misconstrue my frustration – I don’t look to the Roanoke Rapids Herald for accurate news, let alone eye-popping insight. (Folks like this must HATE the internet as much as Lee Fowler). But, I do expect some common sense and decency? I also pervertedly appreciate some in ‘the media’ finally admitting their biases in public.
Vaughn penned his piece in the aftermath of Julius Hodge’s recent trade to the Milwaukee Bucks (Note: our entry on the topic recieved a lot of attention, including a link from the N&O. For the record, I’ve never seen Matt Vaughn linked from the N&O)
A few weeks ago the News & Observer took some shots at the University of North Carolina’s Athletics Department. The next week the N&O ran a full-blown response to their comments written and submitted by UNC’s Sports Information Director, Steve Kirschner. (If anyone has these links, please feel free to share them in the comments section).
Could you imagine UNC’s response if someone at the N&O had just blatantly stated, “I don’t particularly care for UNC-CH.” Hell, at NC State we will probably give Matt Vaughn better press passes in hopes to get him to like us better.