pkatz

April 9th, 2018 at 6:51 AM ^

But this is now what a typical NYT sports section amounts to: slice of life articles rather than in-depth sports reporting.

Whenever I’m in Boston I devour the Globe’s sport section due to how they treat sports reporting, but the NYT, which actually still gets delivered to my driveway, not so much.

pkatz

April 9th, 2018 at 1:44 PM ^

While I get now get my news from countless sources throught the day, even from the world wide interwebz, my wife still favors reading an olde fashioned newspaper.  

Regardless, the NYT has many good qualities and some of the best reporting around, but I no longer relish its sport section like I used to, it's too story oriented for me, not enough stats and barely covers college football.  

Maybe I'm shallow... or maybe that's just my preference, you know?

HHW

April 9th, 2018 at 8:07 AM ^

Is this post from 1999?

 

Whenever you're "in" Boston, "delivered to my driveway", I'm old and I read everything online, why mess with the paper and only read when you're in Boston?  Why not just go online and read their sports section?

ScruffyTheJanitor

April 9th, 2018 at 8:16 AM ^

First off, while the Globe may or may not suffer from these issues, accessing a Newpaper site is often fraught with over-crowded graphics, idiotically restricted access, and the obfuscation of box scores. Actually holding a newspaper isn't just a relic of the past, but it is a far superior way of consuming information.

I would subscribe to multiple newpapers if they didn't largely suck nards (they are useless for basic news unless you literally have no way to access the news, and even the NYT is only ever about 25% good writing).  However, when I am at home in Bowling Green, I devour the Sentinel-Tribune, because their sports section is just about perfect.

OwenGoBlue

April 9th, 2018 at 9:06 AM ^

Different audiences for an international newspaper from the biggest media market in the world vs a local paper for a midsize, regional city. 

If you want the Herald's sports coverage but for NYC just buy the Post (or visit the Post online with an adblocker if you're against the rest of it).

PopeLando

April 9th, 2018 at 8:23 AM ^

It's pretty cool that there are basketball players with an appreciation for fine art collection.

HOWEVER. This article tries a little too hard to sell us on the "basketball player = artist" narrative.

PopeLando

April 9th, 2018 at 10:30 AM ^

To me, there's a whole lot of secondary topics here, like

1) who's advising these players about which pieces of art are good investments?
2) is this just a rush on art because Amar'e might know what he's doing?
3) how can they afford entire collections of investmentinvestment-grade art on their salaries? There are billionaire families who have been working on their collections for generations...

I suspect that you are right here. Nouveau riche attempting to emulate the behavior of old money without understanding the business (and relationships/cronyism) behind it

Blue in PA

April 9th, 2018 at 10:49 AM ^

The off-season, when sports news out of A2 is slow. I just come here to watch people argue over dumb shit, like the virtues of a physical news paper vs digital news media.

 

Good times.