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The NFL media is really bored

Eli Manning, Sage Rosenfels AP

As you’ve probably noticed around here lately, the amount of major NFL stories is starting to dry up in this post-draft lockout purgatory.  That leaves a lot of football reporters searching for stories, when there just aren’t a lot of meaningful ones out there.

One stat from Tom Canavan of the Associated Press sums up the problem perfectly.

He reports that seven New York Giants are present at Eli Manning’s loose “passing camp” at Hoboken High School on Wednesday.  And there are eleven reporters present to cover them.

This is becoming somewhat typical, because fan interest remains high.  Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune told me he was getting a lot of fan questions last week about how certain players looked at the informal Saints practices in New Orleans.

The players are essentially just doing calisthenics and lightly throwing the ball around.  What is there to say?

As I wrote when the lockout started, the NFL has become a victim of its own success.  Fans expect news, analysis, and information 12 months a year now.   That’s going to increase anger during the lockout, even before games are missed.

In the meantime, we’ll continue to feed the beast for you as best we can.

Even when there isn’t much to say.

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8 Responses to “The NFL media is really bored”
  1. hawkeye6 says: May 11, 2011 12:26 PM

    This article above is like the “Pot” calling the kettle “Black”.

  2. dspyank2k11 says: May 11, 2011 12:37 PM

    test test.. is this thing on?

  3. bhindenemylines says: May 11, 2011 12:57 PM

    Why not ask 7 of the reporters to line up on defense and let Eli practice the spread offense?

  4. chapnastier says: May 11, 2011 12:59 PM

    “As I wrote when the lockout started, the NFL has become a victim of its own success. Fans expect news, analysis, and information 12 months a year now. ”

    Yes, reminds me of a particular website as well….

  5. billsfan27 says: May 11, 2011 1:18 PM

    With nothing else to do, I’d probably cover Reggie Bush sitting on his couch watching Oprah for three hours.

    Whatever pays the bills.

  6. FinFan68 says: May 11, 2011 1:27 PM

    The garbage stories (arrests/stupid comments, etc.) come to you; you actually have to put in some work in order to get other stories. They are there. These athletes/teams do tons of charity/community projects and other stuff. You could do a breakdown of various rule changes and the intended/unintended impact on the game or do a “where are they now” type of story on some of the greats if you felt like putting forth any effort at all. The fans that flock to this site are interested in the game and its players/coaches. Being lazy or inept and then complaining about a lack of stories shows how much “reporting” has truly changed.

  7. hawkeye6 says: May 11, 2011 3:47 PM

    Why does Eli look so fat?

  8. farmmbig says: May 11, 2011 4:43 PM

    Is Ed Werder camped-out in front of Favre’s Mississippi estate now?— Inquiring minds need to know.

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