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Jun222005

Crusade!

I'm in.

Resource favorite HeismanPundit is calling for a college football bloggers' crusade of sorts, against the college football media establishment/MSM.

We're with him on this one.  I don't think HP or myself intends for any French Revolution style guillotinings (is that a word?) or anything like that, but the main point is accountability.  His example about what happened before the Orange Bowl was a personally redeeming moment of sorts knowing beforehand the game's likely outcome and how completely clueless these highly paid and respected pundits were.

If I'm reading him right, with the slate wiped clean, everything from here on out said or written by the prominent writers is fair game and determinant of their standing as either flat earthers, dunderheads, or decent pundits.  This could get ugly.  Everything before is forgotten, what matters is now.

In support of that, HP calls on the bloggers to take a stand and inject their opinions, citing the political bloggers' expertise and stronger credibility in the face of an arrogant and clueless mainstream media (MSM) as evidenced by the half-nelson, purple nurple takedown of CBS News' Dan Rather.

Now, given the widespread diaspora of opinion in the college football blogosphere, this at first seems difficult, but the larger issue is taking to task the baseless and unaccounted for opinions made daily that are heavily influencing the college football public.  In this game truth counts, and so does accountability.  We likey.

Again, HP provides a gentle nudge to the CFB bloggers out there like myself, with a call for bloggers' common sense and critically, an adherance to independent knowledge.

Basically this is what we're supposed to learn in college, the whole independent thought thing, but as reflected in the unanimous d'oh on college football's biggest stage last January, in the idiocy of how the polls work, in what's said on a regular basis on sports radio, in the prominent writers' columns, on GameDay and much, much more, the lesson hasn't sunk in for many of our sport's leading people of influence.

If nothing else, if HP, Resource, and a few of the other bloggers take this to heart, this season could be a significant learning experience for many of us.  I look forward to it.

"Go against the conventional wisdom"

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We are glad you are joining our crusade! We called this back in January: http://www.bruinsnation.com/story/2005/6/23/154753/717
June 23, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterNestor16

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