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These were the Donovan McNabb contract story, and the rules changes for the Northwestern vs. Illinois football game.
I should be reading about reporters being fired or reassigned after the McNabb story was botched so badly. On Monday, it became a huge story that Donovan McNabb was signed to an $80 million dollar contract.
Discussion immediately began on practically every all-sports radio and TV outlet, and throughout work places around the country as to McNabb's real value to his team and the league, and how such a contract rates against other greats of the game. It seemed improbable to many football fans.
All of a sudden, less than 48 hours later, the very same media QUIETLY started reporting that this new contract could actually be valued at as (comparably) little as $3.5 million dollars, depending upon this season and each subsequent season.
While the more recently reported deal may seem more realistic to football fans, that is far from the point.
Where is the outrage?
What about the hours and hours that experienced and "expert" reporters and sports analysts spent talking to fans about the supposed $80 million dollar deal?
Dave Kohl has handled play-by-play and production of pro and college sports broadcasts, taught sports broadcasting at Columbia College Chicago, and has sold more than $12,000,000 in print, radio, newspaper, telephone, and internet advertising during the past 30 years.