Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Blueland Chronicle vs AJC: Round 3

Thank goodness we all have our various Thrasher blogs in an effort to keep everyone properly informed. Because the AJC sure does drop the ball more often than not. This is not a knock against Custance or Knobler. They do a fine job, and the latter is on vacation, so he gets a free pass.

The problem I have is when your beat writer takes some time off, even though it is the offseason, shouldn't there be SOMEONE to report on Thrasher news when it takes place?!?! Zhitnik gets placed on waivers, which means he will be bought out. This, in turn, means we are about to make moves on the D come July 1. And no one at the AJC bothers to make note of it. Instead, they put on the front page about UGA's mascot dying. I'm a dog lover, a bulldog fan (to some extent), but this just makes me a little angry that we get such poor treatment and others are talked about to death.

Save your breath, I know UGA Football is top dog (way to easy!). But the Thrashers are a major sports team, and deserve proper coverage. Thank God for Rawhide, or The Ice Man Bloggeth, not sure which one he goes by. He has reported it on the AJC, and does a fine job keeping the fans informed. My complaint is, should it really be up to the fan blog on a major newspapers website to be the only source of, ahem, news?

Please come back soon Knobler. Everyone else at your paper ignores our boys (we only wish Jeff Dultz ignored us, but alas, another argument for another time). Just know one thing loyal reader... we here at The Chronicle will always do our best. Not only to inform, but also to keep an eye on the big boys at the AJC and let them know we are not happy. We are aware of their shenanigans. They can feel the heat coming from The Chronicle... we will make them change their ways!!

For The Blueland Chronicle, I'm Big Shooter.

5 comments:

Rawhide said...

Hey there Big Shooter,

First off...I commend you all here at The Blueland Chronicle for all ya do. I'm a regular reader here as well as Maal's Firewagon Hockey, the Falconer, Holly Gunning and others! It's great to know there are Thrashers fans out there who are as passionate about the team and the sport as you are!!

Mike is away of vacation with the family and will return this week. He's really done a great job taking over for Custance, (who did a bang-up job himself). He is very excited about the upcoming season and I know we're all gonna be kept informed with his reports and blog!

Anyway...keep up the great work here and we'll see ya at Blueland this fall!

BTW...the Ice Man is the name of the fan blog as given by the ajc...I keep the handle Rawhide 'cuz it was the handle I used as a regular commenter on the blog prior to being asked to take it over.

GO THRASHERS!!!!

Big Shooter said...

So Rawhide it is!

Glad to know we have a regular reader!

Lets all hope for a big day Tuesday, and you keep up the great work as well...

Big Shooter said...

By the way, I agree with you about both Custance and Knobler.

The two best beat writers we have had...

The Falconer said...

It does seem odd that the AJC can't just get an AP story on Zhitnik being on waivers.

Big Shooter said...

You would think it would be worth that. Oh well, I assume Knobler will be back tomorrow. Just in time for the feeding frenzy...