I’ve avoided this topic of late because, well, I don’t really gives two shits about whether Erik Karlsson is giving out canned answers or clichés about how hard the team is working or how well they played.
Frankly, I was hoping that this non-story would just fade away.
I suppose on one hand, it’s easy for me to say this. Karlsson’s decision to avoid the media doesn’t affect me and it doesn’t affect this blog. Moreover, I’m not a casual fan.
Thanks advent of social media like Twitter, I don’t don’t rely exclusively upon a journalist’s access to create a snapshot of what an athlete is like in the real world for the same reasons that I dismiss fans or the media talking about a player’s leadership skills.
Unless you’re with these guys on a regular basis when the lights and the cameras are off, how the hell are you ever going to get a truly accurate depiction of what they’re like as people?
Or maybe it’s just that I don’t care.
So long as Erik Karlsson performs and is respected and well-liked by his teammates, I couldn’t really care less about his rapport with the media.
But, that’s all we’re talking about this morning.no comments