I don’t care much for the ADG sports editor for a number of reasons, but today is another one. The Razorback baseball team has been the consensus #1 team the country playing another top team for the SEC lead & he’s writing another column about why a horse trainer wasn’t at the Preakness. How many sports fans in this state are more interested in that than Razorback baseball?
Seems to me if he wants to write about horse racing so often, (next he’ll be writing about some local softball tournament) he should take space on an inside page & give that prime space to writers who write about things people care about. Of course I know that’s not happening.
I quit reading Newspapers long time ago. At this point in time they are a dying industry that just tries to find enough fluff to print to make room for selling ads. They are endangered on the path to extinction.
Back in my college days on the front row of the student section of the basketball arena. We use to give Smally Balls hell. He’d write about the basketball games without even attending them and get stuff screwed up completely. One evening I saw him sitting there in front of us and got his attention and Commended him for deigning to show up to the game he was going to write about before he screwed it up like usual. He face immediately got furious red and he gave me the finger. WE got a good laugh in the student section.
Stopped reading the paper due to him around that time and his pitiful coverage. Never picked it back up.
Wally grew up under the watchful eye of Fred Morrow, the sports editor of the Democrat. Fred did not like the Razorbacks, nor did his boss, John Robert Starr. I just think his attitude is partly due to that time he worked for those guys. They influenced him, and that influence just still exists.
He also does not like baseball, so he doesn’t really make it a priority in his sports section. There are a few thousand horse racing fans in this state and a few million Razorback fans. Why not cater to your readers? It is a mystery.
I’ve told this story before, but it bears repeating. Mother and Daddy lived in Bella Vista. They subscribed to the Demozette. Daddy complained about the sports editor. I suggested that he subscribe to the Morning News of NWA. He did and then called to cancel the Demozette. The operator asked why he was canceling. He told her it was because of _ally _all. She said, “We get that a lot.”
I actually miss getting the paper, but there was no way I was paying $32 per month for Sunday only. We won’t have to wait long for _ally to retire. His paper is about to fold around him. Very sad for those of us who like reading material in the bathroom.
Of course most his columns are about the Razorbacks. But for three weeks he’s written about horse racing with very few exceptions. Name one column about the #1 ranked Razorback baseball team all season