Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Notes and observations - 08-05-2008

I stopped by practice this morning to find out if Josh was participating or not. Unfortunately they moved practice to another time and I can not be there then. Practice tomorrow is out at CAB and I will be there so I will let everyone know when I get back.

I did not get much feedback on the interview with Kurt but what little I did was positive. I will try to get another interview or two on Wednesday and Thursday. Let me know in the comments who you would like me to interview and any questions you may have. Please keep the questions respectful. I am not part of the traditional media and they do not have to let me have the access that I have.

I am not going to do a BackPost.Net review of the DC game because:
I am just a little late
I have other things to do
I did one for another outlet already
But mostly, I am fed up with writing about the lack of scoring

I will say this. Contrary to a lot of opinion, the Wizards did not get horribly outplayed. They out shot DC 17 to 8 and 8 to 3 on goal, they just could not finish again. Lots of shots just feet from the post and several right at the goalie.

Check out Mike’s editorial at Down the Byline. He has some very good points and it is a situation that I think is indicative of media in general and in Kansas City media specifically. I do have to counter one point he made though. I have been at all but 1 or 2 of the press conferences this summer. The KC Star has had a representative there at all but 1 or 2 so far. Mike just happened to be there on the day that there was no Star rep that we saw. I often take pics of the media in attendance and will make an effort to show who shows up from now on. The sad thing is that was day was above average for attendance by TV.


  1. Appreciate the rebuttal points to my post.

  2. No problem Mike. Really not a rebuttal, just additional info for you and our readers.