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Old 07-28-2010, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've checked his blog both yesterday and today to see if he'd shared his thoughts on Colangelo's comments in regards to Bosh and to date he's said nothing. Now he's certainly not obligated to, but you'd think with it being the biggest Raptors news of the last few days, he'd mention something about it. I guess this is a prime example of not biting the hand that feeds you. Although even then, you'd think he'd jump to his defense.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No, he's still published his blog the last two days.

He just hasn't mentioned BC's comments.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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He's always whining about how he's tired from 'working' all the time. Maybe he's too exhausted.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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He's at the "things are simmering up stage", so when a trade breaks it'll sound like he knew well ahead of time. I swear I remember him saying in a post that a trade will happen soon because he could feel it. And 4 weeks later a trade just happened (barbosa). Coincidence? Maybe I'm missing something, but what does he get paid to do?
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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He gets paid to write for The Star.

Don't confuse his blog with the actual articles he writes.

He also has to play the game. He gets the inside scoop from people at the Raps so long as he leaks what they want him to.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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He'll address it...

He's just waiting on the fall out so he can pick a side and decide who was right.

I'd say by tom or friday at the latest ...
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I sent him a comment yesterday asking him about the BC comments regarding Bosh and he said he didn't hear them. I sent him the link and asked him to comment, and other posters asked him about it, while the topic is getting play all over the place. Even Jack Armstrong, supposedly an employee of the team, has commented on them.

I expected something in today's blog, but still not even a peep.

Link: http://thestar.blogs.com/raptors/2010/0 ... jones.html

Why is he avoiding this?
RealGM • View topic - Doug Smith avoids the BC topic
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Doug is not an emotional fan, he is not an opinion columnists, he is a beat reporter. When he does provide his opinion, he does it only in his blog, from a step back, from an observation perspective and not from an emotional fan perspective. He treats this like a job and he should. When someone asks him how he feels about raps not making the playoffs, his response pertains to how it will impact his work. If he has enough sources telling him something is coming, he will report it, if it turns out to be wrong, he doesn’t sweat it.

Some of the reporters people like on this board are more columnists than beat writers. They get paid to voice a strong opinion, Doug does not.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Doug is not an emotional fan, he is not an opinion columnists, he is a beat reporter. When he does provide his opinion, he does it only in his blog, from a step back, from an observation perspective and not from an emotional fan perspective. He treats this like a job and he should. When someone asks him how he feels about raps not making the playoffs, his response pertains to how it will impact his work. If he has enough sources telling him something is coming, he will report it, if it turns out to be wrong, he doesn’t sweat it.

Some of the reporters people like on this board are more columnists than beat writers. They get paid to voice a strong opinion, Doug does not.
Or he's just a pussy
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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See, I'm not alone in wondering what's up.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i bet he splurged the barnes deal and BC is fucking pissed at him
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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yeah right
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Smith is a waste of time ....
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If you're implying I stole it from Real GM you're barking up the wrong tree.

The first thing I do when I get to work in the morning is check his blog for tidbits to post and I found it strange that he's been mum on the issue both yesterday and today.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yesterday, I've typed about 5 paragraphs-long diatribe on the whole BC-Bosh debacle on iPad and the fucking piece of shit Safari on that piece of shit tablet crushed on me, thus obliterating the efforts of 20-some minutes trying to type on that fucking piece of shit touch screen keyboard. :facepalm:

Conclusions:

1. I should continue to stay away from Apple products. Fuck Da Hype!
2. Perhaps Doug Smith had the same kind of issue when he attempted to comment on this situation?
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yesterday, I've typed about 5 paragraphs-long diatribe on the whole BC-Bosh debacle on iPad and the fucking piece of shit Safari on that piece of shit tablet crushed on me, thus obliterating the efforts of 20-some minutes trying to type on that fucking piece of shit touch screen keyboard. :facepalm:

Conclusions:

1. I should continue to stay away from Apple products. Fuck Da Hype!
2. Perhaps Doug Smith had the same kind of issue when he attempted to comment on this situation?
What advantages have you noticed?
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
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What advantages have you noticed?
None, except for the fact that you can take this thing to the john with you. A new Reader's Digest, as it were.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:56 PM   #19 (permalink)
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iPad is just another "thing" for people to fall in love with and waste their money on. There are much better investments to be had than plastic and microchips!
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:40 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I guess this is a prime example of not biting the hand that feeds you.
This is pretty much it. BC throws him a bone here and there and he needs these tips to differentiate himself from the average blogger out there.
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