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James
#1 Posted : Friday, August 16, 2013 8:10:30 PM(UTC)
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In a recent article entitled "Williams can end the P.J. Hairston chatter", ESPN writer Myron Medcalf states that Roy Williams' irritation with the media is completely self-inflicted and he blames Williams (and his silence on the Hairston situation) for the endless supply of negative headlines over the summer. Does Roy owe the media some answers? Are the media being too aggressive or just doing their jobs?

"Roy Williams is “tired of reading” about P.J. Hairston, but he hasn’t done enough to eliminate the questions about a crucial player. Will he miss any meaningful games? How many? Five? Ten? How long does it take to assess something like this? Just tell us. And then, we’ll stop asking about it. Until then -- and this really goes for Williams and other coaches who do the same thing -- don’t be surprised by the headlines and dialogue."

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A_E_M
#2 Posted : Friday, August 16, 2013 11:36:03 PM(UTC)
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I just laugh at that.

The media never stops.

At the first presser that the Pats had after bringing on Tim Tebow the same question was asked over 10 times.

In a day and age where media is doing the rat race you think saying "PJ gets xx games" is going to stop the questions? It's going to create the avalanche of many more ... "why that many" and then articles about why it is either too many or too little, how it is a preventive measure to stop the NCAA from being more strict, and so on and so forth.

So I totally disagree with the ESPN writer on this one.

AEM
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Heelgirl78
#3 Posted : Saturday, August 17, 2013 3:55:11 PM(UTC)
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Coach Roy just needs do keep doing what he is doing. Wait until he is aware of all the facts and then speak when the time is right. I applaud him. No matter what he says, there will be some in the media who think he's doing the right thing, others will think he's not doing enough. 
LeadingScorer
#4 Posted : Tuesday, August 20, 2013 1:30:34 PM(UTC)
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The media....as per ESPN's example.........Let's build them way up boys & girls (SPORTS) so we can really tear them down (ENTERTAINMENT)!
HeelFanMIkeB
#5 Posted : Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:13:08 AM(UTC)
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AEM hit it right on the head!
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