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NO ESCAPE from the Raiders

By Andrew Zed 19 June 2008 49

Is it just me or is there no escape from continually hearing about the Raiders?

I like to watch the local news but I just have to turn off when sport comes on because every day its the same thing- this Raider signed a contract, this Raider didnt, this Raider is injured, this Raider is returning from injury………………..you get the picture.

Why is it that Win news  has to include a story about the Raiders in every news broadcast? And ALL the radio stations are no better!

Is the Raiders appeal really that large?

Im a fella and I used to like footy but the preoccupation with Raiders in the local media is just unhealthy.

I understand that this is a one horse town but it really does smack of poor journalism when more or less the same story is wheeled out every day.

Im more interested in some diversity of sports being presented, however I realise that Im most likely in the minority as the average Aussie is a moron- come on, how else do you explain the popularity of Kylie Minogue, John Howard, SummerNats, Eddie Macguire, Hilltop Hoods, Kotchie (? spelling)……………………..

Why are the achievments of so many people in other fileds considered to be less worthy of attention that the focking Raiders!

Righto fire away meatheads- I’ll have ya- Im waiting for you outside in the carpark across from Mooseheads!

Z

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greeneyed 1:41 am 25 Jun 08

Overheard said :

Thumper said :

I’m all for raiders coverage. In fact i’m seriously annoyed with Nine and the Sydney press who don’t seem to think the raiders exist.

Agh! Just fell for the old ‘posting on the wrong thread’ trick.

To repeat myself from elsewhere: I’m slightly immune to interstaters overlooking the Raiders in the media as I’m typically watching Sky News or Fox Sports when in Sydney or Brisbane (or elsewhere), and they seem to be fairly balanced in their coverage.

Nah… not enough Raiders on Fox either!

Overheard 7:07 pm 24 Jun 08

Thumper said :

I’m all for raiders coverage. In fact i’m seriously annoyed with Nine and the Sydney press who don’t seem to think the raiders exist.

Agh! Just fell for the old ‘posting on the wrong thread’ trick.

To repeat myself from elsewhere: I’m slightly immune to interstaters overlooking the Raiders in the media as I’m typically watching Sky News or Fox Sports when in Sydney or Brisbane (or elsewhere), and they seem to be fairly balanced in their coverage.

astrojax 5:31 pm 24 Jun 08

i like they way they think… ; )

Thumper 4:52 pm 24 Jun 08

I’m all for raiders coverage. In fact i’m seriously annoyed with Nine and the Sydney press who don’t seem to think the raiders exist.

vg 3:42 pm 24 Jun 08

The whole role model thing is a joke, and all I do is separate the athlete and the person. As I keep telling my Dad (old school footy guy), just because someone is a good footballer doesn’t mean they aren’t a d*ckhead.

Carney is/was a nob that hopefully has learnt a lesson. Remember deep, deep down he is just a Goulburn bogan who, without the invention of Rugby League, would be cleaning toilets for a living. Despite that I would have selected him over Anasta for SOO 3. Anasta is nothing but a product of hype. Sure he’s had a good year this year, but about 10 average ones before that.

Love ’em or hate ’em there is something good about having a local team to follow in a national competition. It wasn’t so long ago when the Cannons and Raiders were both riding high. If you think the coverage of the Raiders is excessive then you are in the miserable minority

Thumper 12:33 pm 24 Jun 08

Hey Victor you tosser,

I was never bragging and I never said he beat him.

He got in a blue which was started by Carney because Carney was being a nob. Happens all the time sunshine, get used to it. Remember, Carney is the outstanding young role model that ran away from the police after being DUI.

However, I will say that it’s good to see that he has stayed on the straight and narrow since then, so all credit to him.

Thumper 12:25 pm 24 Jun 08

I was in a pub in Brisbane while the match was one. The banana benders were going off everytime canberra scored.

greeneyed 12:17 pm 24 Jun 08

There’s not enough Canberra Raiders on the local news bulletins in my opinion! Especially on the ABC1 Canberra News. For those complaining about a “lack of diversity” of sports coverage, I suppose you are after coverage of Melbourne AFL clubs or some European soccer competition. Well, here’s news for you! This is Canberra! Rugby league is the number one sport and the Canberra Raiders are the city’s team in the National Rugby League. And there is actually a huge amount of diversity on the WIN Canberra News… they cover ice hockey and women’s basketball and all sorts of other minority sports (like rugby union)… indeed, they often run those stories before the coverage of the Raiders, and infuriatingly make me wait for the news on the Green Machine!

But, in sum, I’d say they give a fair amount of coverage to the Raiders, for one reason. Canberra people want to see it!

Mess 9:05 pm 22 Jun 08

Hear Hear. Late 80’s early 90’s was a golden age for Canberra. The Raiders anyway.

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