Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
While news commentary appears cool today, sports chatter is always hot. Over on the high school hockey blog, reporter Mike Dougherty makes his case for live-streaming games:
“Let’s face it, high school athletics is becoming a valuable commodity,” Dougherty writes. “The audience is growing. … And there is a way for Section 1 to cash in and help grow the audience. It’s time for quality live streaming of big games and championship tournaments. There are details that Section 1 officials need to sort out – financial and legal – before this becomes a reality. I know it’s something the powers that be continue to discuss, but it’s officially time for the bidding to open.”
“Nothing gets done without the idea coupled with hard work. Mike, don’t let up on this one. The idea is there, the need and desire are there. Now comes the hard work. Let us know what we can do.”
— Old School Mountie
From the Rangers blog, Rick Carpiniello recaps the Rangers-Devils game Tuesday night.
“Sixteen regulation losses in 65 games. So please don’t go Full Chicken Little today,” Carp writes.
Not everyone listens to him.
“You can’t be a Chicken Little but you can sense that this team hasn’t played as well in a bit now. Among some other things, they’re having more trouble scoring — at least it seems to me — and Lundy has had to be better. No need to panic but it would be nice if a few people (Richards, cough, cough) stepped up.”
Most popular story on LoHud.com right now:
Trending on Twitter today:
— Peyton Manning (in keeping with the sports theme of this post). He and the Colts parted ways today.
Peyton Manning released: Irsay wants to honor ‘incredible memories.’ Story and video: indy.st/wzPd7s
— Indy Star Sports (@IndyStarSports) March 7, 2012
— #stopkony, Uganda, Africa and LRA, all references to a campaign to block a Ugandan leader.
Find it funny how #stopKONY was all over tumblr yesterday and now its all over twitter ..facebook tomorrow?
— Hannah Brank (@hmbrank819) March 7, 2012
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