In the days of pre-Twitter, Facebook and online 24-hour per day information I remember searching the back pages of newspaper print editions trying to find any Packers news, any nuggets of NFL information. At this time of year, the news back in the pre-Internet days was slim, most likely nonexistent.
But you know what? Even in these days of all-day information, the news is still pretty slim. Yes, there are still people, like me, talking about all 32 teams. Blogs log multiple stories per day about their favorite teams and sometimes about the teams they don’t like so much. But this time of year the news is made up mostly of lists, lists, a couple of videos from the previous season and more lists.
In other words, not much has changed.
Take this week for instance. The news surrounding the Green Bay Packers has been so slim (with the exception of that list of all lists – the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players) that everyone clamored to hear what “He who must not be named” had to say when he had an extensive interview with Deion Sanders. Yes, we all listened because we love the guy, but also because there wasn’t much of anything else to grab on to.
But because the methods for delivery of the news have changed and there are so many outlets utilizing the technology we all enjoy, it’s much easier to find some news, any news, about your favorite team at any time of day on any day.
So, we continue our search …
At least now there’s no need to search the back pages anymore. So do a search and find something, even if it’s the most miniscule of nuggets … like this story. Not much here, but at least it’s something.