I thought we were turning this around..... ???
I thought we were turning this around..... ???
He's an idiot.
The Hornets left -- we get it already! But the Bobcats are here NOW. There are a lot of teams that would love to have an NBA team, look at what OKC is doing to try and get the Sonics to come there. Professional sports teams are one element that adds culture and marketability to a city. It helps put us on the map. Plus it gives people something fun to do.
This team does have some great personalities in Crash and J-Rich. I do agree that the team should market His Airness more.
Charlotte is filled with a bunch a fair-weather douches that aren't interested until the team starts winning. Watch what happens when we make the playoffs next year. You won't be able to find a seat. Then they'll be writing about the genius of the front office. Fucktards. Grrr...
I gotta believe you feel better now! A rant like that can really be soul cleansing.
By the way, I tend to agree with you. I hope Sorenson attends a game and someone from the Board recognizes him and then starts telling everyone within earshot who he is, what he wrote, and that real fans would prefer that he just stay away and not pollute the air in the arena with his stench.
He's Rush Limbaugh of the sports world...only says crap to get a reaction.
The only thing his section of the paper is good for is wiping my behind.
Sorenson makes a good point about MJ's invisibility; but how he gets to it is pretty disrespectful of the fans who do care about this team.
This guy needs to either be fired; or at least, kept away from writing about the NBA...really.
It's just a shame that we have to read this crap from a "professional" sports journalist; who seems to have a private need to tell us Bobcats fans how little he thinks of us.
Honestly...there is SO FREAKING MUCH that can be written about this team, both positive and (constructively) negative; yet we continue to get insulting shit like this.
I grew up reading Gammons and Will McDonough. I guess I never realized how good I had it. I feel bad for the natives. Most papers aren't like this when it comes to sports reporting. The Disturber sucks balls in general. They just write stuff to get a reaction it seems.
Get Mr. Thompson on the case! Can't let them take shots at you like that! The better approach might be to have them in for lunch with MJ and have him dazzle with his celebrity. They're probably all star fuckers anyway, sounds like. "Pay attention to me! Pay attention to me! I write a column for a real newspaper and everything!" Blech. :mad:
Tom Sorenson along with the rest of the media in this city have a lot to do with why people "don't care" about the Bobcats with their constant negativity toward the team. You do not see Bobcats stuff prominent in the Observer, hardly get any game highlights on the evening news, and the local sports radio station does nothing but trash the team as well. If you want people to care then actually cover this team without a negative bias!
This city sometimes frustrates me with the racial stuff you see on the Observer Bobcats' message board and these tree-hugging, anti-gov't people talking about the arena deal. People DO care about the Bobcats...you can come here to Bobcats Planet to see just that.
We all know that this isn't the first time some jackass has written an article like this, and it certainly won't be the last time it's done, either.
It amazes me how much time and effort people like Mr. Sorensen put into something they claim to not care about.
If you really didn't care, you'd just leave it be.
When the Bobcats finally make the playoffs, all of those Jokers at the Observer will be singing a different tune.
Remember back in the day, These were the same clowns that would write a full page article anytime Dave Hoppen managed to take an unassisted dump.
I think alot of it is that Sorenson is just a douchebag who had nothing better to write about. He is like the knat that keeps flying around your ear, and you just can't quite swat it away. I can't stand most of his articles, like his (failing) attempt to be funny when he interviewed Steve Smith. Smitty said Sorenson wouldn't understand what its like to be an athlete and then Sorenson writes an article ripping smith and talking about his high school accomplishments.
I think around Charlotte it is cool to not like the bobcats, kind of like high school. Yes we used taxpayer money for the arena, and yes Shinn sucked balls, all true. I remember when we were excited back in 1988, and couldn't beleive that Charlotte was getting a pro sport. The Hornets were our first love, and were like the first girl we took to the dance. The breakup was nasty, left a bad taste, and now we have graduated to another girl (Panthers) who is hotter, and we are too cool to look back. It seems many have the attitude that the NBA is now "so yesterday" and Charlotte is too world class to get excited over baskeball anymore. I think articles like Sorensons just perpetuate the feeling that nobody cares about the bobcats, but I feel like if people would just go to a game they would see that the arena is VASTLY superior to the old "Hive". I for one see that we are lucky to have been given another chance with the NBA. Charlotte is one of only 30 cities to have a team, so we need to support it.