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Friday, June 16, 2006

Surveying the Media

The sports spotlight has shone on Raleigh during the Stanley Cup run and produced lots of Hurricane related stories. Here is a sampling of what I found: Local Media Pessimism Following Game 5 loss: CANES' 112 POINT SEASON, PLAYOFF RUN PROVEN TO BE FLUKE BY GAME 5 LOSS RALEIGH POLICE ON SUICIDE WATCH FOR FIRST TIME SINCE NC STATE ACC QUARTERFINAL LOSS WEEPING HEARD NEAR RBC CENTER, GNASHING OF TEETH TO FOLLOW CITY OF RALEIGH ON THE EVE OF TOTAL DESTRUCTION National Media Bias Against Canes' BRIND'AMOUR VOWS TO DRINK BLOOD OF YOUNG CHILDREN FROM CUP IF CANES WIN NBC'S PIERRE MGUIRE; OILERS CRAIG MCTAVASH SET WEDDING DATE HOCKEY IN RALEIGH? EXPERTS SEE LITTLE HOPE OF SUCCESS AUTHENTICITY OF CANES FANS QUESTIONED

THE EDMONTON OILERS: GREATEST TEAM EVER?

Of course the Ryan Smyth coin controversey got plenty of play:

OILERS SMYTH DIGS QUARTER FROM ICE; CALLS SOMEONE WHO CARES

SMYTH USES QUARTER TO BUY GUMBALL MACHINE RING JUST IN CASE

RBC CENTER COIN WORTH ALMOST TWICE AS MUCH IN CANADA

And finally there is much talk about the Oilers "momentum" and Canes' injuries

OILER WONDER WHERE MOMENTUM WAS AT WHILE THEY WERE FINISHING 8TH IN THE WESTERN CONFERENCE

CANES' INJURIES LEAVE ONLY MINOR LEAGUE TALENT ON THE TEAM

WITH GAME 6 RESULT ALREADY DECIDED NHL MULLS MOVING RIGHT TO GAME 7

Yes this was all satire but the one true headline I want to see in my Sunday morning News and Observer is this one:

CANES WIN CUP

GO CANES!!!!

2 Comments:

  • It's always good to have perspective. :-)

    By Blogger Chris, at 6/16/2006 09:30:00 PM  

  • "the one true headline I want to see in my Sunday morning News and Observer is this one:

    CANES WIN CUP


    It's already been done. Check this out. Whether or not it happens, this is the headline for Beckett's hockey magazine. 60,000 already printed and should be at your newstand next week.

    Even if Edmonton wins.

    By Blogger Desdemona, at 6/16/2006 10:11:00 PM  

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