In today's Observer Tom Sorenson lists the top 25 things in the sports world that make him sick. Number 3 on that list was message boards. Heres what Tom had to say:
What Tom and the rest of the sports writers over at the Observer fail to realize is that boards like this exist and are growing primarily because of the substandard reporting and lack of quality information that they provide to the fans. For example, we have been dying for some real news on how the workouts are going and which players the Bobcats might be leaning towards and why, but from the Observer we just get fluff.3.
MESSAGE BOARDS. Hi. My name is X. It's not my real name. It's anonymo -- fake. See, I make up a fake name and write on message boards. I'm bitter because referees and the media are unfair to my team and because, OK, I haven't had a date since the spring of '83.
Maybe one day they will realize that places like this where we as fans can gather to discuss and debate our teams are something that is good for the growth of the fanbase and not something that they should feel threatened by.
Thats my $0.02 anyway.