Originally posted by fsusox: Spring is a lot more interesting when Fisher gives you guys access.
Please do me a favor: When that inevitable thread starts and all of these posters are "glad" we the media don't get more access to the team, please remind them of the difference between great access like the last two days and no access.
I always try to explain that our subscribers saying that the media should have less access means less information for them.
It's also very self serving. Which I have no problem with. I love the info myself, what I don't like is when Jimbo is made the bad guy for limiting access.
People here get mad at him for it because they can't get info and the media do because they can't get access. Jimbo does it because he believes its best for the team.
Just bothers me when he gets slammed as if he's wrong, when in reality it's because he's not doing what is wanted.
No, it's his program, I'm not bashing Fisher for that. Guys that open practice with any sort of regularity are rare these days, so to be critical of Jimbo would be unfair because it isn't like a lot of other people are doing it.
My point is that I think the perception of the media is funny sometimes, and from this side of the glass, it's sort of silly that a person who pays to know about his favorite football team would cheer the idea that his source of information be cut off as much as possible.
It's not feast for famine - all open practices OR ELSE is not the only solution - but a little more access could go a long way. And who knows, maybe Fisher is becoming more open to that idea.