I love me some beat reporting when it comes to the Packers. I hold our guys and gals in the highest regard. I also like to think that I don't shy away from calling them out on their bullshit.
So it is this afternoon as I peruse the transcript of Mike McCarthy's remarks to the media, the day after a heartbreaking one point loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, what is the media there in the auditorium for? To get information for their news outlets so that they might get said information to the fans and the general public. And what do the fans want to know today, the day after a heartbreaking one point loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers? I can name any number of things, from Mason Crosby's status to Capers' reasoning for only rushing three on the last drive. You know what's NOT on the top of my or ANY fans 'need-to-know' list?
Where is Johnny Jolly today?
You know what? I could give a shit where Johnny Jolly is one day after a heartbreaking one point loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. And yet, what is the first question asked of McCarthy today?
Is Johnny Jolly away from the team today?
I mean - are you serious? Are. You. Serious?
Now I know what some of you are thinking - obviously this was asked by Greg Bedard as he's been all over the Jolly/drug charge story...no?
At this very moment, Bedard and Tom Silverstein are on a bus on their way from Cleveland to Detroit for a connecting flight to Green Bay after their plane from Pittsburgh had to make an emergency landing. I kid you not. So who was it? I want, nay, need to know. Much more than I need to know Johnny Jolly's whereabouts one day after a heartbreaking one point loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. You know, if reporters are going to waste our time by asking about Johnny Jolly's whereabouts, they should maybe take a look at another, as of yet, underreported aspect of the story - mainly how completely and utterly ridiculous the whole thing is.
Alright. I'm done. And if this was asked by a member of the national media...if by chance, say, John Clayton was in attendance and I missed it - I humbly apologize to the best local beat reporters on the planet.
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