for king and country
- Jan 20, 2007
No self-respecting journalist reports uncritically that he was told the balls were weighed to determine the pressure even if he was actually told that.Van Everyman said:Again, Kravitz explicitly tweets that he didn't have the chance to talk to Colts officials about this. Either he's lying, the league told him or, I guess, a Colts official texted him about it and he's parsing words. Other than the fact that he's a Colts reporter, why is everyone so certain he HAS to be doing the Colts' bidding here? Do we have evidence of him lying in the past?
Because it is utter nonsense. You don't report everything you are told. If anything, he could have reported that he was told this, but note the obvious problems with the information, which suggested to so many others that something fishy was going on and not something with the Patriots.
I spent a day or two early on in this issue hiding every post that referred to weighing the balls. It cleaned up the thread immeasurably. If Kravitz wants to be held to a lower standard than an internet fanboy forum, well, what can I say?