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"...by allowing its columnists to work in radio, the Post was expanding its reach. By bringing snippets of radio back to its own pages the Post has taken an additional step toward integrating a diverse range of mediums into its online product"
One Phoenix Coyotes fan is no fan of the Denver Post’s Adrian Dater. In fact, Doctor Scott Schnee, a pediatric cardiologist, apparently told Dater on Twitter a bit ago to “go catch a movie in Aurora”. Schee followed up that gem by suggesting that Dater can “join Jessica for all I care”.
Since posting the offensive Tweets, Dr. Schnee has reset his Twitter account (@BabyDocScott) to "locked " for what would appear to be obvious reasons. Naturally, the possibility exists that these horrible words were not those of Dr Scott Schnee, whos contact information is readily available on the internet. It’s more likely, however, that the doc did say these things.
This is a man who’s chosen profession is to help sick children; yet he’s apparently willing to say very, very sick things in the name of hockey.
I spoke with Peter Burns of Mile High Sports Radio to get his reaction to Schnee’s comments. Burns, who was a close friend of Jessica Redfield, the “Jessica” Schnee was referring to. He called the comments “absolutely disgusting” and was shocked that they were made by a physician.
"Today it’s all about eyeballs and earbuds. How many people will ingest your sponsor’s message how many times per day? New media is instantaneous, interactive, mobile and increasingly social. Few people understand this in the way Benjamin Hochman does. He is everywhere."
Amongst the totally-free digital content that I absorb on a daily basis compliments of the Denver Post, the "Lunch Special" feature in the Sports area has become my favorite. Various columnists offer a daily dose of sports commentary in a format that never sees the print edition. I have commented on Adrian Dater's work for the Lunch Special recently.
Today Mark Kiszla weighed in on this weeks drama surrounding the removal of Jon Embree at CU. "Shut up", Kiszla said.
In summing up what most people seem to think about the whole mess, Kiszla points out that the football program is supposed to be about student athletes, not the fragile feelings of grown men. Kiszla asserts that Jon Embree was given an opportunity at Colorado that he has never going to be given anywhere else - and should therefore not be quite so bitter. He also puts Bill McCartney and Mike Bohn in their places.
You can read Mark Kiszla's Denver Post Lunch Special feature HERE
Over the past several weeks the Denver Post's Adrian Dater and Channel 4 anchor Gary Miller have slung what seem to have been some good natured insults at one another over Twitter. As their "beef" progresses it's tough not to wonder if there's some legitimate bad blood between them.
Honestly, I never read a whole lot of NHL coverage in the Denver Post. Bits and pieces here and there, I guess. I was familiar with the work of Denver Post Avalanche beat writer, Adrian Dater, but perhaps not as much as I am now that the NHL is locked out - and there's not any hockey to write about.
In the dearth, Dater's been putting himself to use in other ways. I recently commented on an article Dater wrote for the Denver Post's "Lunch Special" section in which he expressed his gratitude toward various personalities within the Denver Sports scene. Dater, whos' reputation is that of an immensely tall curmudgeon, flashed his brilliance in that item in a way that I had not seen before. For today's "Lunch Special" feature, he observed that Denver is a far friendlier place when the Broncos are winning. He describes the difference in a cheeky way: "Whenever I've forgotten to turn off my cellphone ringer in the library of late, patrons have started bobbing their heads to my Justin Bieber ringtone on 10. It's nice to share in a communal moment of goodwill like that."
Without his assigned hockey tasks to keep him occupied, Dater's found fascinating and creative new ways to contribute to his paper. I have rather enjoyed reading "lockout Dater". In a way I feel like I am just now discovering him. He's been in town as long as the Avalanche have, but he has recently been writing on subjects that I find far more captivating. And he seems to be having fun.
I feel like I am stealing every time I spend a half an hour clicking through the Denver Post's site. Digital content cannot remain free forever. I am ready for the paywall. Are you?
The Denver Post is reporting that it's looking to unload its 7.3% stake in the Colorado Rockies.
The Paper, which is part of MediaNewsGroup, which is part of Digital First Media, is moving on in order to focus on "content creation and advertising sales on multiple platforms".
The statement issued by Digital First Media, as quoted by the post online, does not mention the sale being motivated by the outlook for the Rockies moving forward, but it's tough not to wonder why, if the stake was once a good investment, it isn't one anymore.
Of course, most people outside the Denver media were not aware that the Denver Post owned a piece of the Rockies to begin with. They do. It's a testament that their affiliation with the team didn't affect their coverage of it, however, that Mark Kiszla still works there.
Denver Post Sports columnist and Colorado Rockies antagonist Mark Kiszla shot a monster wad of white hot sticky Kiszz right in the club's face with his column in this morning's paper.
Bill Geivett must have a heck of a time pulling his eyelashes apart after opening his Post to see Kiszla's warning to Walt Weiss - currently coaching a high school team - not to accept the Rockies' Managerial job if it's offered to him. "Jusy say no, Walt", Kiszla advised. He went on to assert: "Weiss has carved out a good life in Colorado. Why ruin every sunset?"
Kiszla's Kiszzed before, but this is Kiszzkaki.
Kiszla's "rocky" relationship with Colorado baseball has reached a new low (or high depending on how you look at it), much like the Rockies themselves. If Kiszla wasn't already public enemy number-one down at 20th and Blake, they're hanging wanted posters today.
Maybe Kiszla's right.
Maybe the Rockies are so damaged and run so ineptly that only a fool would take the job. Somebody in Weiss' position would be hard pressed to find another opportunity to manage in the big leagues, though. For Weiss, who's currently Regis High’s skipper, the Rockies gig is not, as Kiszla argues, a "big step down". It's probably his only shot to make it the big leagues as a mangager- assuming it's what he wants to do. And it must be. Otherwise, why would he be interviewing for the job yet again?
Newspapers need headlines and Mark Kiszla is a master of making them. His content gives the Denver Post the power shock with its bold proclamations. That's why people pick up a paper. That's why they click. That's why they kill the endless Netflix pop-ups. Kiszla is not meant to himself be the story, but this case he is. People weren't talking this morning about the four candidates for the Rockies managerial job: they were saying "did you read what Mark Kiszla said". The Rockies have been down for awhile. Continued kicking at this point seems cruel and unusual.
The Rockies earn every drop of criticism they get. They certainly deserve a good Kiszzing every now and then. There comes a point, though, when they should be allowed to towel off and get on with their business. Today's column feels like interference. If Weiss is the best man for the job, like Kiszla says he is, then we hope it’s offered to him, and he accepts. There will be plenty of opportunities for the Rockies to be Kiszzed in the future. But right now, and only right now, they could use a break.