Originally Posted by RaininThrees
Soft stories... optimism... its almost like it's the pre-season!
You know what doesn't sell papers? Projected minutes per game, projected numbers, comparables. Outside of maybe one or two papers, I bet you'd be hard pressed to find ANY newspaper that publishes that sort of info. It's a big time ZZZZ for the common b-ball fan.
LA Times does a great job including stats such as attendence etc.
Their columnists also do a lot more indepth analysis around rotations etc.
Now maybe the Lakers are special.. but they have essentially the same info about the Clippers.
And the LA Times media empire doesnt actually own either team as far as I can recall.
I dont know much about selling papers but frankly I thought the only way papers could compete
in the new "online web 2.0 world" was to have in depth coverage and insightful analysis ; shit that attracts the above average fan for opinions projections and all the "soft soapy crap" that is available on team websites like "meet Quincy Acy"
Frankly the Star and Sun do give me all that "crap that doesnt sell papers" about how many minutes Nelson Kardry will play this season projected... and how many minutes the Leafs will play their two goalies in rotation.... the first 3 pages is filled with crap about the leafs, their prospects, and analysis.