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STUPID JOURNALISM Alert: Volandri won Palermo: Yes Andreev Has Seen This Article

Action Jackson
10-02-2005, 05:25 PM
This deserves a thread of its own, this is shoddy journalism at its worst.

http://sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=tennis-m/news/BCN3982558.htm

Volandri titles in Italy

Palermo, Italy (Sports Network) - Sixth-seeded Italian Filippo Volandri notched his second career singles title with a straight-set win in Sunday's final at the $390,000 Palermo International tennis event.

Volandri registered a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Russian Igor Andreev. On Saturday, the Italian posted identical straight-set victories in a quarterfinal and semifinal match.

Last year's Palermo runner-up to Czech Tomas Berdych, Volandri pocketed $53,000 for his work on Sunday.

Andreev claimed $31,000 as the runner-up.

10/02 10:05:35 ET

Leo
10-02-2005, 05:26 PM
:lol: I wish! What an idiot.

savesthedizzle
10-02-2005, 05:27 PM
:lol:

But also :eek:... that makes me ashamed to be a journalism major.

Action Jackson
10-02-2005, 05:28 PM
I mean come on the score isn't right and also if they knew this already. I'd be saying "It's a fix, it's a fix".

Sack the clown who wrote this.

cecilija
10-02-2005, 05:39 PM
:lol: :tape:

PaulieM
10-02-2005, 05:47 PM
this is what happens when you consult Ms. Cleo as a source

Action Jackson
10-02-2005, 05:49 PM
Maybe this journalist is a poster from WTA world, who has been banned.

Action Jackson
10-02-2005, 06:12 PM
Great result Andreev won 0-6 6-1 6-3.

This journalist is a fool and a moron and I wonder what they were smoking when they wrote this.

Five
10-02-2005, 06:18 PM
thanks for jinxing Volandri :tape:

Merton
10-02-2005, 06:25 PM
I wonder what they will say to retract that mistake. Some possibilities:

"A positive proof of divide intervention"
"Journalist is caught smoking pot"
"WTA virus out of control"

Action Jackson
10-02-2005, 06:26 PM
I wonder what they will say to retract that mistake. Some possibilities:

"A positive proof of divide intervention"
"Journalist is caught smoking pot"
"WTA virus out of control"

I think anyone who is going to a tournament should keep this article and get Igor to read it.

sigmagirl91
10-02-2005, 06:53 PM
this is what happens when you consult Ms. Cleo as a source

:haha: :haha:

revolution
10-02-2005, 07:33 PM
HAHAHA!

That's made my day!

Nikki♥
10-02-2005, 07:36 PM
:lol:

tennischick
10-02-2005, 07:42 PM
this is pretty bad. he/she even invented a score :retard:

RainerShuttle
10-02-2005, 07:42 PM
How is a mistake like that even possible? It's not as if they got someone's nationality wrong or something relatively minor - I'm struggling to find one correct bit of information in that article.

Action Jackson
10-02-2005, 07:45 PM
Volandri and Andreev were in the final that is the only correct thing in this article.

This has won the Stupid Journalism Award for the year.

revolution
10-02-2005, 07:46 PM
Certainly an impressive 'result' for Volandri, but a poor result in the end.

Chloe le Bopper
10-02-2005, 09:34 PM
Maybe it was supposed to be a fix but Andreev changed his mind mid match? ;)

Fergie
10-02-2005, 09:41 PM
Oh God! :haha:

oneandonlyhsn
10-02-2005, 09:46 PM
:rolls: What was the idiot smoking

bhundi
10-02-2005, 09:53 PM
For sport pieces, typically a journalist will write several templates and substitute the correct scoreline (and other details) after the match. I guess one of the templates was mistakenly put out.

Nathaliia
10-02-2005, 10:38 PM
oh folks, it's easy! they saw Kafel betting against Andreev and giving a score ;)

anyways... it thought that's me who's a hopeless journalist... while i can boast i gave the right score of Chela - Vanek cause i saw that match live, while even the scoreboard showed the wrong result! at this point i was better ;)

and seriously talking, bhundi can be right.

bad gambler
10-02-2005, 10:54 PM
thats great :haha:

alfonsojose
10-02-2005, 11:00 PM
Volandri :drool:

Action Jackson
10-03-2005, 06:18 AM
For sport pieces, typically a journalist will write several templates and substitute the correct scoreline (and other details) after the match. I guess one of the templates was mistakenly put out.

Not good enough, it's not that hard. I mean it's not like trying to find a cure for cancer.

Kat!
10-03-2005, 08:45 AM
I was hoping it would be true..... but then, WTF? :rolleyes:

Plastic Bertrand
10-03-2005, 08:49 AM
:haha: :haha:
I see even by journalistic standards accuracy is not a high skill required from this organisation.

Peta Pan
10-03-2005, 12:06 PM
Looks like the dope has caught the news that Filippo had won his last match 64 62 and not looked at who the opponent was and that it was only the semi and just jumped the gun... absolutely unforgivable!!!

BUT hilarious :haha:

Action Jackson
12-15-2005, 08:56 AM
It's always great to read excellent tennis journalism and I am going to print this article and show it to Igor at the AO.

revolution
01-22-2006, 11:50 PM
Did you get the chance to show Igor this George?

Action Jackson
01-23-2006, 11:32 PM
To answer your question joey, yes Mr Andreev has seen this article as it was delivered personally yesterday and thanks for the reminder.

vogus
01-24-2006, 02:06 AM
bad journalism is better than no journalism.

Leo
01-24-2006, 03:01 AM
bad journalism is better than no journalism.

Why, so the masses can be misinformed just for fun?

That's awesome that you showed him the article, GHW! How did Igor react?

RogiFan88
01-24-2006, 03:02 AM
To answer your question joey, yes Mr Andreev has seen this article as it was delivered personally yesterday and thanks for the reminder.

And was his reaction... :rolleyes: or :confused: or :mad: or :haha: ? ;)

Action Jackson
02-06-2006, 07:13 AM
Igor's reaction was funny. He just laughed and then shook his head at how stupid some people really are and the only bad thing is that we couldn't find the name of the guy that wrote the article.

hablovah19
02-06-2006, 10:21 PM
shocking... :eek: how does one still have a job doing this kind of stuff ? (I'm assuming the journalist didn't get fired :tape: ) :scratch:

peacechick
02-07-2006, 07:28 PM
that's one reaaaaally bad journalist

Action Jackson
02-25-2006, 06:52 AM
that's one reaaaaally bad journalist

I just wish I could have tracked down this journalist.

vogus
02-25-2006, 07:15 AM
I just wish I could have tracked down this journalist.


that point that you really don't get is that tennis is fortunate to have any mainstream journalists covering it at all. It is the "stupid" journalist who has the last laugh, because he gets paid to type up this crap that he probably doesn't even give a fuck about. Whereas you, me and all the MTF members get paid NOTHING for the stuff we post here.

Action Jackson
02-25-2006, 07:21 AM
that point that you really don't get is that tennis is fortunate to have any mainstream journalists covering it at all. It is the "stupid" journalist who has the last laugh, because he gets paid to type up this crap that he probably doesn't even give a fuck about. Whereas you, me and all the MTF members get paid NOTHING for the stuff we post here.

Don't give me this crap about tennis being fortunate having mainstream journalists covering it. It's not a dying sport so spare the melodrama.

The person who wrote it is a moron and no excuse for posting that when the match hadn't been completed.

vogus
02-25-2006, 07:31 AM
Don't give me this crap about tennis being fortunate having mainstream journalists covering it. It's not a dying sport so spare the melodrama.

The person who wrote it is a moron and no excuse for posting that when the match hadn't been completed.


ok, but why is the quality of tennis journalism so consistently poor? The professionals who get paid to write articles about tennis know far less than many of us here who write about it for free. If tennis commanded more respect in the media, this situation wouldn't be tolerated.

Action Jackson
02-25-2006, 07:39 AM
ok, but why is the quality of tennis journalism so consistently poor? The professionals who get paid to write articles about tennis know far less than many of us here who write about it for free. If tennis commanded more respect in the media, this situation wouldn't be tolerated.

It depends on which press you read. If it's solely the English language press that you read there are some absolute clowns in there for sure, that's the same in any business.

There is good stuff around, it's just sifting through the crap to find it. In theory in a specialist publication should have better standards than the others, but it's not always the case.