For those that haven't checked out Nashville is Talking yet, it is one of the few professional blogging sites in Nashville that i know of. It is owned by WKRN (channel 2) and is run by Brittney Gilbert. It is about as well run as it could be given its impossible mission of trying to make interesting and legitimate news and entertainment out of a bunch of amateurs ramblings on every topic that passes in the space between their ears.
Anyway, once every few days she gets to do an on camera piece. I think its on the afternoon news broadcast. I pretty much never watch the news (i listen to NPR in the car and read online) so i've never seen it (sorry guys). She reads on-line quotes from blogs on a given topic. Yes, even here everything has to be a sound bite.
Her most recent on air piece was about the Predators. I got quoted:
I couldn't help but notice she didn't pronounce the title of my blog.
Don't worry Brittney, i don't really know how to pronounce it either.
I think i'm going to have to start sending Brittney some talking points and suggested clips the way politicians and musicians do, though. I think i've had much better lines than what she quoted:
"The marketing, especially to businesses, needs to improve. Can you think of someone better to market to businesses than a billionaire...who happens to be the head of the Blackberry empire?"I'd also quibble with the first quote she picked, simply as inaccurate. As there has been much discussion around lately - money is not all that is required to move the team. It takes the consent of the other owners, the league office, and a city - and oh yeah, a lack of support here. I guess that was the point i made, huh? Good choice Brittney. :-)