a news article we'd never see in USA

a news article we'd never see in USA

Post by Mike Sulliva » Sun, 05 Apr 2009 05:53:33


I picked this off row2k

http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/sport/peter-lampps-sports-co...

Pretty catty, unfair, and rude to Waddell, I think.

I also think it's cool that there's enough rowing knowledge in the country
that someone would bother to write a column like that.

In the US, if you can get results printed you're doing better than most.

An article critical of a rower or coach?   That requires knowledge by the
reporter, and that reporter has to assume he has an audience for it.

 
 
 

a news article we'd never see in USA

Post by wmart.. » Mon, 06 Apr 2009 04:54:47


Quote:
> I picked this off row2k

> http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/sport/peter-lampps-sports-co...

> Pretty catty, unfair, and rude to Waddell, I think.

> I also think it's cool that there's enough rowing knowledge in the country
> that someone would bother to write a column like that.

> In the US, if you can get results printed you're doing better than most.

> An article critical of a rower or coach? ? That requires knowledge by the
> reporter, and that reporter has to assume he has an audience for it.

Well... The article is from January 2008 and yes, reporters around
here are "catty" from time to time.  If you want to see the claws out,
let the NZ All Blacks rugby team lose a game or two - then the
captain, the playing strategy, the coach, the management, and the
entire NZ RFU are eviscerated in press and on the talkback radio
shows.
W

 
 
 

a news article we'd never see in USA

Post by David Mc » Mon, 06 Apr 2009 04:56:16


Quote:
> I picked this off row2k

> http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/sport/peter-lampps-sports-co...

> Pretty catty, unfair, and rude to Waddell, I think.

I know Rob and worked  with him on our rowing club business while he
was with the sailing circus. He was no different from any person
getting a good job and giving up a sport for a while.

Quote:
> I also think it's cool that there's enough rowing knowledge in the country
> that someone would bother to write a column like that.

Unfortunately rowing was incidental to the argument. It did however
gain some publicity. Talking to non-rowers I was taken aback when I
realised some people hadn't clicked that rowers actually travel
backwards.

Quote:
> In the US, if you can get results printed you're doing better than most.

As much to do with the size of the country as anything I would guess.
Any NZer on the world stage is national news. Getting results printed
is thousands of times harder.

Quote:
> An article critical of a rower or coach? ? That requires knowledge by the
> reporter, and that reporter has to assume he has an audience for it.

The arguments were over whether a person can get selection for a
national team by turning up and being best or there should be
recognition for service. As usual, opinions were given based on
emotion by people who are never going to be in that position either as
a participant or administrator/selector. They therefore use emotion,
half truths and innuendo to give an opinion on something they know
nothing about.

Taniwha

 
 
 

a news article we'd never see in USA

Post by wmart.. » Mon, 06 Apr 2009 05:26:02


Quote:
> I picked this off row2k

> http://SportToday.org/

> Pretty catty, unfair, and rude to Waddell, I think.

> I also think it's cool that there's enough rowing knowledge in the country
> that someone would bother to write a column like that.

> In the US, if you can get results printed you're doing better than most.

> An article critical of a rower or coach? ? That requires knowledge by the
> reporter, and that reporter has to assume he has an audience for it.

To add to my previous reply... We just had two days of live coverage
of the NZ Secondary Schools rowing championships on SKY TV.  Two days
of LIVE, ON AIR coverage from 9:30 AM to after 4 PM.  Live.  Race,
commentary, interviews, adverti***ts, medal ceremony, adverti***t,
race, etc....
Of course, SKY are rehearsing their camera work, communications, and
set up for the 2010 Worlds.   We had about 1800 people racing from
Monday to Saturday, about 10,000 people on the bank watching the
finals, two giant TV screens showing finals from start to finish, one
at each end of the spectator area.
The U18 M8+ final was won in 5:53 with second place still in the
5:53...
http://SportToday.org/;Scroll to the last
event...
For some reason the "results" listing shows the A final line-up for
the race but not the results.
The local "Waikato Times" newspaper was all over the regatta with
photogs, reporters, and between 2-4 pages of coverage each day.
Part as Dave mentioned is - it's a small country and big events get
lots of coverage.
Part is because people here pay lots of attention to sports - When
people see I'm Canadian, I get asked about Canadian Olympic ice hockey
or other sport results, or sometimes the NHL results.  (and I often
reply to remarks about how they World Series can be called "world"
when it's only played in the US and with two Canada-based teams - it
was originally sponsored by a newspaper called the "New York World" -
hence... )