Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by HfxTC » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:40 pm

Zurkowsky is an shiat stain on the city of Montreal.

Constantly looking for negative angles and putting people and the team in a tough spot.
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by disciplineandpunish » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:46 pm

How that guy wakes up every morning, looks himself in the mirror, and calls himself a sports journalist is beyond me. :oops:
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by LeStaf » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:49 pm

Herb est un ardent défenseur de la liberté de dépression.
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by jkm » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:01 pm

He's already gone! Just don't listen to anything he says.
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by ro1313 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:00 pm

disciplineandpunish wrote:How that guy wakes up every morning, looks himself in the mirror, and calls himself a sports journalist is beyond me. :oops:



How he got into the HOF I even more of a mystery
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by idealsheldon » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:27 pm

ro1313 wrote:
disciplineandpunish wrote:How that guy wakes up every morning, looks himself in the mirror, and calls himself a sports journalist is beyond me. :oops:



How he got into the HOF I even more of a mystery


Electoral college?
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by GHT120 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:50 pm

ro1313 wrote:How he got into the HOF I even more of a mystery


HERB:
I've been a sports writer at The Gazette since 1978. Originally from Toronto, I've covered the Alouettes of the CFL since 1997. My real passion is covering professional boxing.
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To answer your question ...............
- maybe he bought a round; or
- they needed another guy that could provide a colour photograph ... classy golf shirt Herb
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by LeStaf » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:14 am

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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by idealsheldon » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:25 am

The only problem with getting rid of him is that they won`t replace him with anyone. They are already down to 3 reporters - Hickey, Cowan, Herb. Most of the Gazette sports content is from Postmedia people in other cities.
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by LeStaf » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:44 am

idealsheldon wrote:The only problem with getting rid of him is that they won`t replace him with anyone. They are already down to 3 reporters - Hickey, Cowan, Herb. Most of the Gazette sports content is from Postmedia people in other cities.


De la façon dont Herb couvre les Alouettes, je ne vois pas ça comme une tragédie. C'est un pisse-vinaigre dont les Alouettes peuvent se passer.
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by jkm » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:35 pm

The only in-depth coverage and analysis of football in this town is by Vercheval, Proulx, and Heppell. And RDS gives them a one-hour show. Good on RDS for that!

Sadly, sports journalism in English or French, at least where football is concerned, is just about null and void!
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by okie » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:29 pm

idealsheldon wrote:Electoral college?



Don't you mean the Russians who preyed on gullible Americans who believe in Alternative Facts?

In Zurkowsky's case, I think he is great. Nobody does a better job reporting on Alouette tidbits better than him. Zurkowsky breaks all the Als news. Where is this imaginary person(s) who would be his replacement that exceeds Herb? That someone does not exist. Compare him to other reporters who cover their local CFL team. Who is better than Zurkowsky? Hell, we don't even know who most of them are because they never break any stories. Furthermore whenever someone debates a point about the Als, they use Zurkowsky as a source because he is credible.

I for one am grateful Herb is the beat reporter for the Als. Without him, the only news that we would see are the team's sanitized press releases.
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by disciplineandpunish » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:33 pm

^ Those really are alternative facts. :lol:

If you like Herb, to each his own, but I'm not exactly sure what stories he's broken. I mean, he'll break the odd one now and again -- usually something negative, because he hates the team and that's another big issue -- but a beat reporter covering the team should be on top of that stuff more often than not. Other cities have FAR superior beat reporters assigned to their respective CFL clubs (Hamilton, Saskatchewan, Ottawa, and Edmonton off the top of my head).
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by okie » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:46 pm

News from today. Joe Mack as Assistant GM. He had that long before anybody else and probably the only one to say this.

You guys only upset because Zurkowsky writes things that the other teams' fans can use to mock the Als. I really don't care about that. All I want from a beat reporter is getting the scoop on news and being accurate/credible.
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Re: Listening to Durant Q&A: Zurkowsky's got to go !

by idealsheldon » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:59 pm

okie wrote:
I for one am grateful Herb is the beat reporter for the Als. Without him, the only news that we would see are the team's sanitized press releases.


Herb does bring information, that`s his job. He`s paid to attend practices, talk to players, coaches, etc. His main source of under the radar stuff is player agents Gill and Fleiszer. The problem I (we) have is the negative slant he brings to most stories. He doesn`t have to be a cheerleader, just more balanced. He`s a reporter, not an editorialist.

When Jovon Johnson had some Mtl. traffic issues, Herb actually wrote that this would deter free agents from signing with the Als. :roll:

The Als organization can`t stand him. Last training camp I heard Abrams trading shots with him over his reporting that Cato had lost his passport.

Now Okie as a big fan who brings alot of great info here, you have to come to Montreal to learn some French. You`ll then get to appreciate what some of the objective RDS reporters like Vercheval and Leblanc have to offer. I`m sure Johnny can fix you up with a teacher. :D
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