In an apologetic column in the Saturday STATESMAN, editor Vicki Gowler explained why the newspapers have been delivered hours late for two weekends in a row: It’s all the fault of ESPN!
Not only does the commercial sports TV network set the starting time of BSU football times, that also determines when the DAILY PAPER goes to press and ultimately land in the front yard of what few readers are left to scan a printed version of the news–all the news, not just a single BSU game that was played on TV.
We have suggested to Miss Vicki it is time for the paper to mount a campaign among those loyal readers to put some pressure on BSU officials. Do we have a football team and “program” for the local community or are we just a bit player for commercial TV? Not a single game was played on an Autumn afternoon this season.
We find it ironic the DAILY PAPER promotes Bronco Nation, dotes on every word from whomever the multi-million dollar coach may be, deprives loyal readers a timely news product–all to promote a commercial TV show which makes millions of dollars in 3.5 hours at the expense of our community.
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