An unintended consequence of TSN now having the sole ownership of the CFL on TV means the commentators now have a total monopoly of opinon. Yes, there are papers and radio, but obviously dont reach nearly the same amount of people.
So when Dunnigan show his obvious disdain for Printers, which he had before Casey ever put on a TC sweater, and Schultz who wanted Casey gone in the summer and Black just parroting them all are fans supposed to take their comments on Printers today as unbiased and honest?
With no competition whatever TSN says carries considerable weight in how it colours fan perception of a player or team whether its true or not. Thanks to the hatchet job today Casey was blamed for everything except the JFK murder and the Lindberg baby kidnapping and it's going to stick.
Definitely Printers struggled today but he hadnt played in over a month and a half, a new offense, a joke of an O-line and rookie receivers? Arent those factors worthy of mention? Seems the answer is "no" since Schultz couldnt wait to show how the bench reacted to Printers being roughed up as, somehow, proof the team doesnt respect him. The bench reacted like a 3 win team. Does Schultz seriously think the more poeple would have risen up for Porter?
Sure , they're entitled to an opinion but is it fair or professional? If they had thrown Glenn and Jospeh under the bus when they struggled as quick as they did Printers I wouldnt be saying this. But they were given the benefit of the doubt with far more leeway than Printers. Why the hate? The money, did he say something? what?
Short of a 180 degree turnaround Printers was going to get the total blame which he has thanks in large part to TSN. Ridiculous considering injuries and what he had to work with. I expect that kind of bias and shortsightedness from some fans but not from supposed pros in the media.