Monday, August 11, 2008

Rant time

As Ice Cube once rapped, during his days as the baddest man in Los Angeles and before his days starring in kids movies:

"With the seven, seven-eleven, seven-eleven
Seven even back do' Lil' Joe
I picked up the cash flow
Then we played bones, and I'm yellin domino
Plus nobody I know got killed in South Central L.A.
Today was a good day"

Got up this morning. Walked the dog, hung out with the wife, hung out with family and even snagged some free lunch. All before work. Yep, it was a good way.

Then, I got to work.

And my good friends on the night desk had on Channel 11 news.

To be honest, I don't pay much attention to news. Between sports, my love of music and the shows I watch on A&E and VH1, don't enjoy news broadcasts. News bores me.

But when I heard the subject of high school football brought up on Channel 11's 5 p.m. broadcast, my interest changed.

First I heard the words of Rich Walsh who told viewers that John Fedko has been out all day traveling to high schools for the first day of football practice. Then, they went to Fedko, who was at Shaler High School's practice field wearing what looked like a seven-layer winter jacket. He talked with Shaler players and new Titans coach Neil Gordon. In an odd twist, they only showed Fedko at Shaler, and I thought he had hit up a bunch of high schools today, not just one within minutes of Channel 11's office.

Listen, I'm glad local television stations afford some time to high school sports when warranted. And I know high schools go ga-ga when the Channel 11 helicopter flies over their stadium on Friday nights. In my opinion, they do more than other stations when it comes to Friday night. Still, don't fib and take your audience for suckers.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mike Kovak, one of the few honest and true high school sports reporters out there.

Andrew Stockey said...

John Fedko is a no talent ass-clown. Mike, we know you are the real deal and hopefully jerks like Fedko will be forever vanished to "Theeeeee Fedko Zone"

Turtle D #1 said...

Mike,
Since you took the time to rant, I'm going to also do the same. Why has no one covered Mike "Turtle D" Toward's exploits? All I've heard/read about is how great Jim Rider, Jordan Jankowski, Matt Pierpont, and Chris Dittmar are. Mike Toward is every bit as good as them and 10 times the prospect of those players. I would appreciate some real coverage of this young man and his amazing talents.

JP said...

Speaking of CM, is it true that they will not have a fall baseball program this year? What a huge blow that would be to an up-and-coming program.

Anonymous said...

I agree, I have heard/read a lot about toward this spring/summer and would be interested in seeing some features on him perhaps in the winter or next spring. Also i think canon-mac is still having a fall team and it should be managed by steve bucci once again.