Posted by I think it's just you on January 19, 2017 at 12:30:18:
In Reply to: Jack Pollon's comments, is it just me? Am I the only one here? posted by Justin Credible on January 19, 2017 at 10:57:11:
Yes, I think it's just you.
I searched Sondheimer's twitter feed and Pollon's, and was unable to locate either of the tweets you've written about.
Even assuming they exist, if Pollon tweeted that he "assumed" the transfer was due to academics, that's just his opinion (unless he has more factual info that you or I).
While we can't really know his intent, the one place I agree with you is that a sports reporter shouldn't be speculating about the reasons for a student's transfer to different school. If the reporter actually knows something (for example, if the student is academically ineligible and won't be able to play at the new school because of that ineligibility) it may be newsworthy, and it may not. Reporters report facts, not speculation.
If on the other hand, it's just pure speculation, then he shouldn't have tweeted it.
So, in that sense, I think of Pollon as simply immature and imprudent, and perhaps needing a refresher course in journalistic ethics. But then you can say the same about half the media in the country these days (and I'm not on Trump's side on this one).
But racist? I don't think so.
: Sondy tweets out that a football player transferred out of Alemany. Jack Pollon decides to throw his 2 cents in and says "I'm sure for academic reasons." Why?
: I was laughing with a friend of mine over his constant ill advised tweets and comments. We're all laughing at Lil'P, even though I'm sure that he's convinced that we're laughing with him. But there's a lot of social ills in our laughter about this. Hold on, Credible's about to get serious.
: Lil'P has no knowledge of the sports that he convers. He doesn't know football, basketball, soccer etc. He will never be confused for a coach and absolutely not an athlete. Bowling is not a sport. Yet he walks into gyms and actually sits at the press box and gives his ill witted analysis. Fine, I can get over that. What I have trouble with understanding is how the African American and Latino community isn’t in arms over this guys constant jabs at specific athletes. Pollon knows better than to make any of his infantile comments about anyone from the Jewish community. We've had transfers. I did not see or hear him question Spencer Freedman's transfer to Mater Dei. Maybe he's smart enough to not deal with us.
: Jordan Starr left Heritage Christian for Village Christian. Pollon then spent 30 days telling us about how great Village was going to be with him. There wasn't one comment about it being an athletic move. Let's not forget that Pollon was trashing Bagley's transfer. He now sees that he has little power and the Bagley ticket to the Miami Heat is already punched so he's trying to jump on the bandwagon. It just feels like Lil'P feels the need to push out his chest and make a negative comment on players that have a little more melanin in their skin than others.
: I'm not playing the race card here. I'm just trying to understand what it is? Can people from the African American and Latino community explain this to me. I mean that with all seriousness. What is it that makes it ok for him to do this? Don't tell me that it hasn't been accepted? It has. Have you seen him walk through gyms shaking people's hands. Is is tweets, unprofessional and disrepectful comments, worth your pride? You guys do realize that the power of media is actually in your hands. If you don't acknowledge him, then he doesn't exist. If he's consistently insulted your community and you don't shake his hand and let him know why, all 5'6" of him will have to change or do sports reporting for the Aryan nation and the last time that I checked they're not exactly promoting their athletic programs.
: I don’t know Lil’ P and I don’t intend to. I will not have a conversation with him and will not shake his hand. I’m a man of pride. His actions has said enough. Remember in 2008ish when Sondy was basically harassing Renardo Sydney. Yes, I know that Sydney had his own issues. But the energy and excitement that Sondy had to bring the kid down was terrible. I didn’t think that it was racially motivated, just a jerk hell bent to ruin a kid. Lil’ P idk. His actions aren’t racial undertones. They’re waves.
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