Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ    Contact Us  Your donations are greatly appreciated! Donate  Chat Room

Board index » SEAHAWKS.NET - THE VOICE OF THE 12TH MAN » [ THE OFFICIAL NET NATION FAN FORUM ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:41 am 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:50 am
Posts: 661
hawker84 wrote:
i will agree, the seahawks have recieved a lot of media attention this year, and RW is finally getting his coverage as well... but if anyone thinks a media bias doesn't exist , then you're just fooling yourself..

driving home yesterday from work on ESPN radio, they were talking about the jets QB situation... really? who the hell cares about the jets other than the jets fans? SF vs. SEA - Kaep vs. RW national spotlight game with playoff implications, and you're talking about Tebow getting passed over for a no name QB..

ya no bias there


As capncrunch pointed out, the Jets QB situation has everything to do with Tebow and the following he's created. Add in Sanchez and his off-the-field exploits, it's a story the media is going to tell. If the two QBs in that story were Chad Henne and John Beck, it's a non-story.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:45 am 
* NET Sports Handicapper *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:13 am
Posts: 1407
I'm sure it's got less to do for hatred of Seattle, or the fact we are in Alaska and not even on this continent - it has to do with what the media interprets as interesting theater for their newspapers, blogs, and television shows. The fact is that the Pacific Northwest is just a tiny segment of this nation - I don't know the exact stat but something near 1/2 of the US population lives in a NE or eastern seaboard state. So... pander to the audience. Notwithstanding, the Seahawks don't do that much to publicize themselves; if I were them I'd be out there doing stuff to improve my image - start the roadshow across the states and globally to increase awareness of just how good and interesting this team really is... that would change our media coverage for sure (since more people would have a genuine interest in our team!).

_________________
Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:51 am 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:50 am
Posts: 661
As Scottmojo pointed out, branding is everything. This quote from Hangover II sums up our historic branding "But Chio loves khao and that's when I realized, [the Seahawk franchise] is khao. Khao is soft white rice in lukewarm water. It has no taste. Befitted to small babies and very old people."

Now when the announcers/listeners talk about the Seahawks on local DC radio, what do they talk about? Eccentric Peter Carroll running up the score. The Golden Tate touchdown. Beast Quake. The "hard-hitting team" narrative that was largely driven by Golden Tate's decapitation of Lee. The way Wilson icily dissected Chicago with no time left.

We finally have a QB and supporting cast (including GM John Schneider) that is going to create a brand for us.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:00 pm 
NET Starter
Offline

Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 5:46 pm
Posts: 421
I heard talk a few days ago about the “reputation” of a team being the last thing to go. They were speaking of the Ravens at the time. I remember thinking that this is so true and my next thought was about how we never really built a “reputation” in the first place. Certainly nothing that would garner national attention over a long period of time anyway. I think what we are all witnessing now is the building of that “reputation” that I have been waiting for since I started watching back in the 80’s. We have always put up some strong seasons here and there but nothing to tear the media away from the big markets. I think that’s all about to change-


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:10 pm 
* NET X's & O's Guru *
User avatar
Online

Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:24 am
Posts: 8615
Location: PNW
The media is centered on the east coast. The biggest markets are on the east coast. Of course they pay less attention to the team furthest away from them. They have their darlings and priorities, and the Hawks aren't one.

I just can't believe people still get bent out of shape about a lack of coverage, it should have been accepted it a long time ago as a fact of life of a Seattle sports fan.

_________________
Image


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:24 pm 
NET Practice Squad
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:08 am
Posts: 85
Location: Selah, Washington
There is absolutely a media bias concerning the Seahawks but honestly.......I don't give Sh*t! Winning games has a way of taking care of any and all the haters and naysayers! Cheers to shutting them up!! :thirishdrinkers:

GO SEAHAWKS!!

_________________
GO SEAHAWKS!!


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:11 pm 
* NET Alumni *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:49 pm
Posts: 2980
Most folks in Moscow don't believe Radio Moscow is biased.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:30 pm 
* NET Radish *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:18 pm
Posts: 18007
Location: Spokane, Wa.
Jville wrote:
Most folks in Moscow don't believe Radio Moscow is biased.


Only those in Pullman.

:D

_________________
Image
The SuperB owl ladys have left the building with our thanks.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:29 pm 
*The Prophet*
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:43 pm
Posts: 854
I live on the East Coast (previously lived on the West Coast) and I can tell you clearly that the media is very bias. Big markets and historically successful franchises is really what runs the media: ratings, rating, ratings... NY, Boston, Washington DC, Philly, Miami and Dallas ...mostly because of the eccentric nature of Jerry Jones, ... On the other hand, Steelers, Giants, Patriots, Bears, ...
That said ... It is good that SF and Seattle seems to be on the way to having some solid and steadily successful franchises that put good products every Sunday.
The name Russell Wilson is really good, because he was a star in the ACC, then he was a star in the Big Ten and now he is about to become a star on the west coast. He is not as flamboyant as RGIII, he is not as eccentric as a Michael Vick... but he is consistent. He is a hard worker, he displays a good image for the League ... just like the Mannings, Brady, ...
His success has surprised a lot of people. He is a good story of defying the odds. He is a true American story. Someone who was told he can't do it ... but he did it.
Think about it for a minute. The NFL has 5-6 young QBs (Cam, Russell, RGIII, Luck, Ryan, CK7,...) , who will be terrific for the next 10+ years and Seahawks have one of them.

_________________
Joe


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:15 pm 
NET Rookie
Offline

Joined: Sun May 02, 2010 9:28 pm
Posts: 255
rideaducati wrote:
Do you remember any of the mediots going nuts about the XL officiating? Do you think the mediots will EVER STOP going nuts about the 2012 week 3 regular season game officiating?


Actually, quite some number of national / non-west-coast pundits had very bad things to say about XL officiating. I know because I clipped the articles. :)

That said, it's too bad that media coverage does seem to be going the way of the Olympics (focus on the teams with big audiences, and the 'personal interest' stories) instead of actual football Xs and Os.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:22 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:09 pm
Posts: 836
Location: Puyallup, WA
Yeah it definitely exists. But what is more annoying is our fans constant whining about it. Atleast that is my opinion with all due respect.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:42 am 
* Mr Random Thought *
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:44 am
Posts: 9831
Breaking Bad takes place in New Mexico. Although, if you take Maricopa county out of the equation, New Mexico and Arizona are fairly similar (everything but politics, anyway).


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Is the media bias a figment of our imagination
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:47 pm 
NET Veteran
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:28 am
Posts: 902
Location: Everett, Wa
Just keep winning. Who cares what they say and yes its true.


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ] 

Board index » SEAHAWKS.NET - THE VOICE OF THE 12TH MAN » [ THE OFFICIAL NET NATION FAN FORUM ]



 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Seahawks.NET is an independent fan site and not associated with the Seattle Seahawks or the NFL (National Football League).
All content within this Seahawks fan page is provided by, and for, Seattle Seahawks fans. Copyright © Seahawks.NET.