Today, I’m posting for Anthony Dunn, who isn’t a writer here (although it would be nice if he were – HINT HINT Anthony!), but who submitted a long and thoughtful piece rebuking the New York-centered Jets’...
Today, I’m posting for Anthony Dunn, who isn’t a writer here (although it would be nice if he were – HINT HINT Anthony!), but who submitted a long and thoughtful piece rebuking the New York-centered Jets’ “writer” Adam Schein’s hit job on Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
I guess some people feel insecure and have to do hit jobs on teams that are FAR better off than the team they write about – again, the New York Jets – to feel good about themselves.
Enjoy the following slightly tongue-in-cheek opinion piece below, keeping in mind that Adam Schein’s “team” is best known in 2012 for “The Butt Fumble.”
…..article by Anthony Dunn: caution, it is rather long. Enjoy!
Nov 18, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da
Adam Schein’s Cicada Call
Is there a worst time of the sports year? With April passed, it is dawning on us that baseball season is two months too long. With the 2013 NFL draft passed, we have again seen that the draft prognosticators are about as accurate as local meteorologists. And with rookie mini-camps now underway, we will soon be bombarded with endless stories of veterans who are not team players or poor leaders because they declined optional workouts. The NFL season, strangely, seems at its furthest point away.
Can it get any worse?
Well it certainly can get more annoying. Emerging, along side of the most prolific cicada brood in seventeen years, is an equally loud and maddening group of journalist hacks who know very little about baseball or golf, so they result to making animal noises about the one thing they know even less about–professional football.
Last week, Adam Schein showed the sports world he is one of those hacks, whose journalistic career is going nowhere, with his attempt to pass off animal grunts for a critique of the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton. Reaching the height of his journalistic career as co-host of “Loudmouths,” being dedicated a Facebook tribute page titled “Adam Schein is a Jerk,” and by passing weekly emesis for sports analysis, Schein’s most recent diatribe, “Carolina Panthers going nowhere with Ron Rivera, Cam Newton” shows that he just does not have what it takes to be an elite NFL analyst.
Dec 4, 2011; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn (94) is blocked by Carolina Panthers tackle Jordan Gross (69) during the second half of their game at Raymond James Stadium. The Panthers won 38-19. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
Sure, he graduated from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, won the John Bayliss Award for Excellence in Radio Journalism in 1998 and 1999, and now has a daily radio show on Sirius, which we all know will be overtaken by internet radio in the near future. This run of the mill resume and desperate attempt to seem relevant by drumming up attention through shock journalism, however, indicates that NFL.com fumbled the ball by keeping Schein around for another season.
Without Tebow to rant about, Schein who covers Jets football and a co-host of NY based “Loudmouths,” turned his bitter attention to Tim’s former Florida teammate, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers last week.
Schein contests that, with Rivera and Cam at the helm, Carolina will be the worst in the NFL . He claims he arrived at this enlightened forecast by observing the past and looking into the future’s “crystal ball.” It does not take reading of tea leaves or chicken bones, however, to realize that Schein chose to pick on a team with a distant fan base from his media outlet and whose recent GM hire, Dave Gettleman, provides some connections to the NY sports world to make a looming deadline or pay his monthly satellite radio bill.
Schein rightfully notes tha
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