Kentwan Balmer Saga: San Francisco Media Messing with 49ers

August 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I have never been shy about the fact that I do not consider myself a member of the Bay Area sports media. Even if I eventually "get discovered" and earn an actual living doing this someday, I will still disassociate myself from that fold.
The fact of the matter is that—with the notable and exclusive exceptions of Joe Starkey, Gary Plumber, Dan Rusanowsky, Jamie Baker, Drew Remenda, and Randy Hahn—the Bay Area media is a group for which I have trifle little respect and a great deal of disdain and ire.

The late great Bill Walsh was 100 percent correct and justified in his highly public and fervently impassioned distrust and disdain for the local media in his days as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. The local media was indeed nearly always "out to get" the red and gold.

When the team lost, they were cast as a disgrace—unable to live up to their mammoth potential despite having every advantage. Often times, they assumed the role of the evil gi...

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