Wednesday 30 August 2006

Adelaide Now Sucks Even More

Can Adelaide's newspaper get any worse?

Top story on "Adelaide Now", the web portal for our newspaper, The Advertiser, is Top tipster admits it's all for Show, the story of six year old Henry Stevens being the top of not his class, not his sport, but of the footy tips.

The fucking footy tips!!!

He's a headline for you. FOOTY TIPS ARE BULLSHIT!

Sorry to burst little Henry's bubble, but there is absolutely no skill involved in being on top.

How do I know this? How can I make such a bold claim?

Because in both my footy tipping competitions I'm (on or near) top and I THOROUGHLY DISLIKE footy! Click HERE to see the ladder if you don't believe me...

I don't watch it. I don't follow it. I don't support a team. I don't know any players' names and every week I have to try and remember which team is on top and what colours they are.

I'm all for feel good stories, but come on Advertiser... there's so much else which is newsworthy in this state that the story of a six year old kid who wins footy tips should NEVER be the leading story.

1 comment:

  1. I've always felt that it's the media's job to bring to light things that would otherwise go unnoticed. To bring about positive social change through informing the populace. The Advertiser, as long as I've been reading it (since the early 90's) has failed on this count. I wonder what the Adelaide printed media was like when there was two newspapers...

    I've come to this page from your entry about the closure of Ratbag (which I linked on wikipedia a while back). Puts Ubisoft in a new light, I've personally had some issues with their practices from their excessive use of Starforce copy protection.