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All22Breakdown: Interview With Brandon Carr

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by NeonDeion21, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    JORDAN ROSS: How’s your offseason going so far?

    BRANDON CARR: It’s been great. I’ve been able to hang out with my family a little bit more. Last year’s offseason was a little bit of a whirlwind. Everything was new. New atmosphere, new coach, new scheme. Now I’m getting a chance to settle into the community and spend time with family.

    JORDAN ROSS: How did you get involved with the Children’s Cancer Fund luncheon?

    BRANDON CARR: I actually did this event last year. I ended up filling in for another guy and had a great time. So when the opportunity presented itself again this year, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. It’s a good time to be out here with the kids. These are true warriors, true survivors that are going through a lot more than what we go through on a day-to-day basis.

    Read the rest at: http://all22breakdown.com/?p=975
  2. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Great interview, Neon!
  3. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    Not mine, but a terrific interview nonetheless. He is a very talented writer who works for my site though. He deserves a ton of credit.
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  4. percyhoward

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    These are some impressive names that are getting interviewed.
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  5. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing Zone Supporter

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    Thanks for these. Great pull for your site!
  6. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Awful interview. Even for sports this is a far cry from an investigative interview... Should have asked him if the Cowboys asked him to take a paycut, whether he felt he should take one, what he thought of the defense last year, and his own performance. Should have asked him what they plan on doing differently this year. Should have asked him if he thought he deserved to be the 2nd highest paid cornerback in the league.

    And no I don't think you need to be a jerk in an interview, but I think you need to ask questions worth asking, otherwise, why have the interview. What did we learn in this interview?
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  7. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    This is why you're not a journalist.
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  8. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    You want a guy, a blogger, who just got his foot in the door to blowtorch his first real access to the team by asking questions like that? Lol

    See how far you get in that interview, as well as any other interviews with folks from the team.

    To add, I'd like to point out that many interviewees come into interviews with a list of dos and don'ts, and the blogger may have been told that he couldn't ask those types of questions.

    So give the guy a break. If you want investigative reporting, then go follow them on twitter and troll their mentions. See how far you get before they block you.
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  9. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    There is no point to these kinds of interviews. Much of the reason why there is no accountability on this team. Any press whether it is bloggers or accredited journalist coddle them in interviews.

    If a player told me he wasn't going to give me a serious interview, I'd walk away. The relationship between sports and journalism is a mutual one. The team wants their name in the news, they don't get that on their terms, or at least they shouldn't.
  10. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Also following someone's twitter, isn't journalism. I'm not sure how we got so askew. I appreciate all the twitter info you bring us, but twitter is where people go to say what they want to say. Journalism is about asking the questions that are worth asking and reporting the news that is worth reporting.

    Today's sports media is a joke. It's either softball stuff like this or controversy over personal matters. The one thing I like, and I credit a lot of this to blogs, is that there is a returning trend of analysis, which is great.

    But if you're going to do an interview with someone, don't coddle them, and don't ask them questions that have been asked for two years already.
  11. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Again. Why you aren't a journalist. You just exhibited for us that you just simply don't get it.

    You're grossly misinterpreting what WG is saying. Also, LOL at you contradicting yourself.

    I agree...but then you get silly.

    This isn't a problem. They're at a mother****ing charity event, man. For kids. You want to piss in a guy's cornflakes when he's there for the kids? You would last precisely the length of however long it took you to ask your first asinine question in journalism if you did what you suggested.

    um...

    That isn't analysis. Those are personal matters. Brandon Carr's individual personal matters concerning his finances are none of your god damn business, and they're not ours either.

    and again, man...a kid's charity event.
  12. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded its redskin season

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    so because he is trying to get his foot in the door we are supposed to give him a pass? illogical
  13. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Journalism is as much about fostering relationships as it is asking the hard questions.

    If this guy hopes to have a long career in the field, he has to pick his spots. There's nothing about that interview to suggest he wouldn't ask those hard questions in the future.
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  14. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Those aren't personal matters, they entirely pertain to the salary cap, and thus the team... Are you new at this? And if you're going to ask sports related questions at a charity event, you might as well ask legitimate questions or keep it to the subject of the charity. To which, it isn't really relevant to the Dallas Cowboys.
  15. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I'm certainly not new, but your amateurism in establishing relationships and fostering those relationships into a productive model has been on display like a museum exhibit.
  16. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    So don't read them anymore. Problem solved.
  17. xwalker

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    They're bloggers. They are not going to get more interviews if they ask harsh questions.
  18. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Done
  19. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    You normally post things that seem well thought out, but I think you're a little off on this subject. These guys are just bloggers.

    I'm very critical of the media myself, but much more so with the guys that get paid to do it for a living. Has Calvin Watkins, Jean-Jaques Taylor, Clarence Hill or Nick Eatman ever done an interview that was worth reading?

    If you want a real interview, you need to listen to some of the local sport talk radio guys like Bob Sturm. They do dozens of them every week and obviously are much better at it than some bloggers.
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