Too much sports
I am at the point of cancelling my subscription and I have talked to many people who feel the same. We subscribed to get the news and we’re not getting it!!!
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Well we know the priorities!! LMAO!!!Posted by Lisa on September 14, 2007 02:39 PM
Yes, please have more in the Style and Spotlight section. I need more fashion news.Posted by Purses on September 14, 2007 03:06 PM
No way! Sports is the only reason to subscribe to a paper made of, well, paper. It is extremely difficult to get in depth local sports coverage online, and quite frankly, the national players (ESPN, FSN, etc) are only vaguely aware that the Rockies even exist.
Do not be cowed, RMN! Fight the power!Posted by Grog on September 14, 2007 04:33 PM
You make an almost valid point. It would be nice to see more actual substance to the daily paper than just sport though!
Perhaps the Rocky should consider a pure sports paper for devoted fans such as yourself.Posted by carl on September 14, 2007 06:01 PM
Not enough for this time of year lol, GO BRONCOS!!!!!!Posted by T on September 14, 2007 10:20 PM
If you don't like the sports coverage here's a thought: DON'T READ IT.
Both papers know that Denver has 5 professional sports teams and fans for all of them, not to mention 3 NCAA Division I univerisity teams (4 if you count Wyoming) - not to mention the high school teams. This is the first years in over a decade that the Rockies are playing meaningful September games, football season on all levels just started, hockey season starts next month, the soccer team is playing - and there is occasional baskeball news.
Maybe the trucking story did belong on the front page - on the other hand, since the time to do anything about it is passed (since our government has once again chosen to screw the legal working classes to the benefit of business) - precisely what would be the point? A warning that truckers - who may or may not be trained & certified to US standards will be on the road - and everybody else better watch out for them? I'd rather read the sports section!Posted by Mary on September 15, 2007 06:27 AM
Think the newspaper are all sports ? Try radio...at least 5 different stations all on the same game. TV, nothing worth watching there either. Give me a book anytime !Posted by Royal Payne on September 15, 2007 08:57 AM
The sports section is the only somewhat redeeming part of the RMN. It's just long enough for me to read while I do some "business" in the morning.Posted by Charles B on September 15, 2007 09:09 AM
I take issue with those who criticize Patricia for making her views known. It is much more intelligent for a person to make her views about the newspapers known than to simply go the "don't read it route". It would be helpful if more people voiced their opinions. For example, we have too many people who don't like what the government is doing but instead of making their views known go the "don't read it" route. Not a good idea. Thanks Patricia and pay no heed to those who seem to think you have no business giving your opinion. The road to improving anything is a willingness by the public to discuss it. People should be free to provide their opinion about the sports page or about the Iraq war. The big problem is that not enough people do.Posted by Truth on September 15, 2007 10:52 AM
By the way, in case you haven't noticed, Patricia is not the only person who considers that we Americans spend too much time at or watching or reading about the ball park, and that our athletes are a mite overpaid. Should all these people also suck it up?
The story may not be all that relevant but perhaps it will get by the censors anyway.
Edwina Gately is an unusual hero. She started the first lay volunteer missionary program in England and it took her to Uganda for several years. Later she came to the United States after spending nine months in a retreat in the desert. She had a hard time discerning her next calling, but wound up on the streets of Chicago where the prostitutes went. She opened Genesis House as a refuge for the prostitutes, not as a place to judge them.
But before opening Genesis, she worked in a homeless shelter. She saw that the sheets provided to the homeless were dirty and often had urine stains. She complained to the priest in charge and was told that that was the way it is and get used to it. She didn't and she changed it. She says "Blessed are those who don't get used to it".
It goes without saying that the people at the top of the Catholic Church have a lot of trouble with people like Edwina. A number of bishops, including our own illustrious Chaput (he says it rhymes with "slap you") won't let her speak at Catholic functions.
Now, if you didn't like this post, you should have done like the advice several gave to Patricia and not read it.Posted by Truth on September 16, 2007 04:48 PM
And Mary - why are hard working Americans & these issues that affect them ignored for sports coverage. Well, like some of these other people said, if you don't like something in the paper, just ignore it, don't read it - read about the Broncoes instead. How many of these legal workers do just that - ignore issues that affect all of us - and read only sports. i, too, think there is too much sports coverage & not enough real news (not to mention the pages of liquor ads in the middle of the main section), But then i read the real news. what there is of it. Do you.Posted by Carol on September 21, 2007 07:05 AM