“Never Been This Excited”August 15th, 2012
Joe learned in Day 1 of journalism school an objective reporter is not to get emotionally involved in his/her beat.
That was when newspapers had a monopoly on news content and often the messages put forth. Now, in the age of the Internet, objectivity is too often a curse. Look at CNN’s ratings, a news outlet that prides itself in its objectivity.
Consumers crave opinion, whether they like the opinion or not.
So when Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune made a rare appearance — in studio, no less — with Joe’s good friend, the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig, to discuss his analysis of the Bucs, Joe was taken aback with Cummings’ perception of the Bucs.
“I haven’t been this excited about a season starting probably since 2003, after the Super Bowl,” Cummings said. “That team was special. I don’t know if this teem is going to be as special of a team or have as much success but i don’t know if the Bucs have ever had a more talented of an offense than they ever had.”
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