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Reds/Flyers Fan
04-27-2012, 02:05 PM
This audio of the first interview with Kevin Zeitler, the OL from Wisconsin that the Bengals picked last night, is a painful example of how lame Cincinnati sports media is. Never are any real tough questions asked, whether it's of coaches, players, management, etc. You get the standard "What do you think of Cincinnati?" question that is a mandatory first question to any new player here. What do they think the answer to that is going to be? It's just a throwaway question.

Then the third question - the third question our reporters can think to ask this new player - was: "Do you like to fish?" And that followed an awkward pause when no one could think of a question to ask.

Then we got "What were your grades like in high school?"

I mean, come on! The New York and Philly reporters would laugh hysterically at this display.

http://www.bengals.com/media-lounge/audio/Audio-Kevin-Zeitler-Conference-Call-42612/7c50d284-dde7-4363-a416-bd6a81f74fa5

Just brutal. And softball Fay is just as bad with the Reds. The teams here get a free pass.

RiverRat13
04-27-2012, 03:49 PM
This audio of the first interview with Kevin Zeitler, the OL from Wisconsin that the Bengals picked last night, is a painful example of how lame Cincinnati sports media is. Never are any real tough questions asked, whether it's of coaches, players, management, etc. You get the standard "What do you think of Cincinnati?" question that is a mandatory first question to any new player here. What do they think the answer to that is going to be? It's just a throwaway question.

Then the third question - the third question our reporters can think to ask this new player - was: "Do you like to fish?" And that followed an awkward pause when no one could think of a question to ask.

Then we got "What were your grades like in high school?"

I mean, come on! The New York and Philly reporters would laugh hysterically at this display.

http://www.bengals.com/media-lounge/audio/Audio-Kevin-Zeitler-Conference-Call-42612/7c50d284-dde7-4363-a416-bd6a81f74fa5

Just brutal. And softball Fay is just as bad with the Reds. The teams here get a free pass.

I'm guessing the "Do you like to fish" comment came about because Alexander said Zeitler is the type of guy you'd want to go fishing with all day. Still a lame question.

blumj
04-29-2012, 09:40 AM
As a Boston sports fan, I feel a responsibility to warn you to be careful what you wish for.

Joseph
04-29-2012, 11:16 AM
Cincinnati media is in a very precarious position. They could go for the jugular, so to speak, with some questions, however they know they risk ruining their working relationship with the players and or managers. With such a small pool of reporters when compared to a Boston, NYC, Chicago, or Philly for example, its not easy to tackle the tough topics.

Now of course this does nothing to address the media at the Bengals draft pick news conference. That's pretty abysmal when you consider there is really nothing to go after with these kids. It's not hard to ask questions like 'Do you prefer one side of the line versus the other?' or maybe 'Do you feel you are better at run blocking or pass blocking?' It is not hard to ask a kid for his weaknesses and strengths.