This is Why Newspapers are Losing to Blogs

Detroit Free Press headline of an AP article about Greg Paulus choosing to go to Syracuse:
Greg Paulus picks Syracuse over U-M
Whoa! Really?? I should click on that. So I do. And in the article...nowhere does it mention anything about Paulus choosing Syracuse OVER Michigan. And you know why? Because he didn't. Michigan wasn't in the running because they weren't interested.

Greg Paulus is returning home to Syracuse to play football.

The former Duke point guard, who acknowledged meeting with Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez about playing for the Wolverines, says he’s enrolling in graduate school at Syracuse and will try to make a comeback in football for the Orange.

The decision announced today ends a month of speculation whether the one-time star high school quarterback from Syracuse would resume his football career.

As well as talking to U-M, Paulus worked out for the Green Bay Packers in April and visited Nebraska.

The three-year starting guard graduated from Duke earlier this month. He has one season of eligibility remaining and can play immediately if he receives a waiver from the NCAA.

Once again, another reason why I don't feel bad about newspapers dropping like flies.

Update: The Free Press has since updated the article's headline and has expanded on the story. If you look at the article's URL, you'll still see the original headline text. Link.

2 comments

  1. Of course they were interested, the head coach met with Greg and discussed possibilities. Just because they lost interest in the media aftermath doesn't mean they were never interested. Your quarterback situation is as precarious as Syracuse's whether Blue fans would like to admit it or not.

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  2. Yes, M was interested. Then they stopped being interested. Therefore, Paulus did not choose Syracuse over M. M was not an option for him. Do you understand nittany? Beating a team 9 straight times really brings out the worst in that fanbase.

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