WHILE listening to WIP at 2 – 2:30 this morning I heard something from the host that pissed me off. It’s not just what he said, it’s how often you hear it from guys like him. What he said was that he has no idea what Eagles Owner Jeff Lurie sees in Howie Roseman who is the teams Vice President of Operations.
Howie Roseman didn’t just show up in Philadelphia last week. He’s been here since 2000, working in various capacities while gaining power in the Front Office as well as the trust of Lurie. In fact he’s gained enough trust for Lurie to stick with him even through bad times.
What’s crazy-making is that nobody in our local media seems to have have a clue why that is. It’s one thing for fans like you and me not to know why Lurie trusts Roseman so much. We can’t ask either man a single direct question about the subject. However these mooks get paid to be journalists. They should have gotten a handle on that question YEARS ago. They should do their fucking job.
If I didn’t think it would seriously blur the line between fan and journalist, I’d get a press pass and ask some of these questions myself. However, I make it clear on this website that I’m not a journalist and I don’t pretend to be.
I am clearly biased towards my Eagles and I have no interest in trying to hide my joy at the teams accomplishments, or disappointment over their failures. Oh, and let’s not forget outright rage. Expressing spittle-flecked, profanity laced, chest beating rage in your writing, is generally frowned upon by true journalists. So I’ll stick to being a fan. That way there’s someone out here who can say it, how YOU truly mean it.
Because that’s MY fucking job, and no one does it better.
I’m sorry Eagle, I know you’re pissed but for some reason this blog made me chuckle. Not sure if I’m chuckling outta frustration or because you’re choice of words. Probably both. SMH.
I was pissed when I heard the guy on the radio. I wasn’t by the time I wrote this. But admittedly it IS an irritant. Sometimes I can ignore it and other times I find myself “arguing” with the rradio. I know, I know. I’m a loon. 😛
I call the radio about once a week pressing them on Lurie and his “hands off ” approach. They seem to miss the whole business aspect of the NFL. They are just not well schooled in business related subjects. They do not understand even a simple corporate flow chart. Nor do they understand the differences of job titles. Its a joke.
You won’t win any friends on WIP by criticizing Lurie. Those guys know which side their bread is buttered on. I think that’s one of the main reasons they’re so hard on Roseman. This year all the moves were Chip’s and yet Roseman is still a lightening rod for these guys.