Austin Murphy, of CNNSI.com has written a piece of lazy sports journalism covering Irish Football. Nothing new there. I’m just gonna keep track of this stuff as the season goes one because it’s mind boggling that these guys get paid for this stuff.
Sure, it’s not as malicious as that piece done by 2 South Bend bumpkins in which they couldn’t confirm any of their freely thrown allegations (since they never did A) any research or B) any interviews with ND people), but it is very, very lazy.
Among the offenses of lazines:
“The sobering news for Georgia Tech is that Notre Dame’s secondary appears to its most improved unit.”
Poor Editing, Guys. Easy Pickin’s. But then there’s more…
“Seeing walk-on Travis Leitko toss aside his blocker and jolt the running back sideways in a drill called “Irish Eyes.” Roared Weis, “I keep noticing you, Leitko!” A week later, Leitko was one of four walk-ons awarded scholarships.”
Calling Leitko a walk-on is incredibly misleading. If you aren’t familiar with the story, read it. It’s not like you’d have to spend more than 5 minutes around the ND program before you’d catch wind of his story. Any effort whatsoever would have rectified this miscue.
While we’re at it, someone please tell me how this guy gets a job in sports. Answering mail. And blogging. For real money. Anybody. Can we really trust something so important as College Football to this man? Do you think he’s ever, in his entire life, worn a pair of cleats? Do you believe that any blisters he’s ever had in his entire life were not localized on his hands? CNNSI.com has the original Dungeons and Dragons player as a featured columnist for their College Football coverage. I’m going to go kick a dog now.