I said it was a bad look. I have no idea what he said. It may well have been the truth but it seems like in mid-season you'd look to go through the available channels with complaints rather than risk not being with your team.I don't see anything wrong with telling the truth.
It is NOT a ridiculous statement. In the past 20-25 years you had to have money to get anything accomplished. Money seems to be all they understand. If you don't have it--don't bother them. I can go way back to the 1980's when the powerful soccer lobby made up of wealthy suburban schools convinced the OHSAA they needed to make soccer and practices year round so the USA could compete on an International basis. How did that work out? We are still not an International power and now all HS sports are basically year round. All because a few rich Mothers from suburban Columbus and Cleveland wanted little Melissa to play soccer year round without penalty.:soapbox:Get a grip. Simply ridiculous statement.
Coaches vent after games all the time to reporters, but the reporters usually don't print specific comments like that, which they know can have those consequences. The reporter in question apologized on Twitter to Gotto, saying he should've known better.There is nothing wrong with telling the truth. but he doesn't need to tell the truth to the reporter. The reporter isn't going to fix it. He can call the OHSAA and the local Director of officials and make certain that his complaints are heard. Win or lose, complaining to the paper about the officials is just beneath what the man has built, and is building, there at Barberton.
Coaches vent after games all the time to reporters, but the reporters usually don't print specific comments like that, which they know can have those consequences. The reporter in question apologized on Twitter to Gotto, saying he should've known better.
That is not typical of the guys that cover these games for cleveland.com or the ABJ. They have good relationships with these coaches, and they need access. They're not going to get access if they show bias or have an axe to grind. Plus, these are simple game reports, with recaps and interviews. They aren't op-eds. The reporter that covered this game is a really good dude, he just made a mistake.This may be true of some reporters but not all. Some have bias and love to throw schools/coaches under the bus.