MinnPost, MPR bloggers ding Vikings reporters for getting scooped on Percy Harvin trade
Like cats and dogs and Leslie Frazier and Percy Harvin, reports and bloggers sometimes have difficultly getting along.
It's a good day for Percy Harvin. He gets traded from an organization he didn't seem particularly enthused to be a part of in the first place; presumably gets a new, lucrative, long-term contract; and, as an added bonus, the ganja-friendly wide receiver is headed to Seattle, Washington, where marijuana is legal.
It has been a less happy day for the handful of Vikings reporters in town, who were scooped on the Harvin story story by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.
As the locals scrambled to catch up to the fast-breaking news, MPR's Bob Collins offered up this tweet:
Did another out of town sports reporter break the Harvin trade?-- Bob Collins (@MyLittleBloggie) March 11, 2013
And MinnPost's David Brauer chimed in with this:
Hey, the locals are doing a nice job of aggregating! "@mylittlebloggie: Did another out of town sports reporter break the Harvin trade?"-- David Brauer (@dbrauer) March 11, 2013
But sports reporters weren't about to take blogger disses lying down:
The level of vitriol was then raised by the Pioneer Press's Brian Murphy:
@murphppress OK, since I was a jerk first, I'll accept the shot tho it is perilously close to "you never played the game."-- David Brauer (@dbrauer) March 11, 2013
@davecampbellap look, I gave and I'll take, but I'm not saying that.-- David Brauer (@dbrauer) March 11, 2013
All in all, the back-and-forth was reminiscent of the "no access" Twitter war 1500 ESPN's Phil Mackey got into with local bloggers almost a year ago .
Can't we all just get along?
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