Zeno wrote: SHFT wrote:
We definitely do but I personally dont care what Rogers and Bell employees are going to say about their own team lol. IMO it would be more tunnel vision than a potentially biased fan doing a podcast actually trying to present something unbiased. Employees of the corportation will always toe the line.
Right now it doesnt matter to me because a 15 game streak deserves a ton of praise but before in the Lowry / Demar era we had glaring holes about our franchise guy. Employees for TSN and Sportsnet are never going to call that out (obviously) and it strings the fans along.
Imo its the one drawback of Rogers / Bell owning the team. They own the media they can print and say whatever they want. (To be clear i like them as owners, cant have everything)
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I’m not a Leafs fan, but is that really the case, whenever I actually turn on the radio and hear them talking Leafs they seem overwhelmingly negative. Watching on NBA league pass, some basketball broadcasts are definitely selling something. You can definitely feel the team influencing the broadcasts. Ours is not excluded from this though not the worst. But on radio, it seems more arms length with Tim and Sid for example or Jd Bunkis and Donovan Bennett.
Cant compare it to the Leafs because idc but when I did religiously follow our own media about our team, it was always positive. Even when we were terrible, just trying to take whatever positive they could and run with it. Probably why I thought Sonny Weems was the next goat, Bargnani was the next Dirk, and every single year when we were actually crap, I thought if "x" and "y" lined up and if "a" just became "b" we are going to make some NOISE because that is what I would hear constantly.
Now that Im older its easier for me to see clearly but the young fans have no idea.
Again, I get why. Things like that are meant for the casual fans because the hardcores either already know about it OR they can objectively counter whatever the segment is covering. You wont hear a show on the radio talking basketball analytics (which would be dope) because it would have tiny following.