[quote="Peel Fan"]Grossman is the classic big fish in a small pond. Somehow, he thinks his very high paying job makes him the god of all high school athletics and the rest of us should bow down to him for blessing us with coverage in the Star...coverage that is mostly the work of coaches and parents coming to him with the scores and stories, rather than Grossman having to do the leg work.
If you want to see a true joke, read his blog. It is a collection of whining about how tough he has it and complaining about horrible teachers, administrators and OFSAA employees (i.e. the people who make high school athletics possible). The comments are even more disgusting; a bunch of high school sports followers who obviously hate everyone involved in high school athletics...except for Grossman and his bile. They're like a bunch of mindless lemmings.
Grossman whines about the quality of girls basketball and its lack of exposure yet he barely covers it, prefering instead to hang out at St. Mike's 90% of the time and with a few other football teams the rest of the time.[/quote]
Well said! As I have said before, he didn't have a pre-season report on girls basketball and has not carried a top 10 all season. He is all over boys football. He also is very good at promoting negative stories regarding basketball and then seems offended when he get's called out for it. He wrote a story last year glorifying a school getting crushed in a game 32-0 and was addressed by the principal of the losing team. She felt that the kids didn't need the embarrassing scene promoted in an article, which I agree with her. The score is posted and the players have played the game, so the embarrassment is already enough. He then posts in his blog in a very smart-aleck way, that the same team is now 5-1 this year and he has not heard from the same principal regarding the turn around. He doesn't get it. Last year the principal felt the need to stand up for her students and I commend her for that. Now that they were 5-1, she doesn't feel the need to bring it up because I know she realizes that Grossman will bring up the 32-0 game again.
I am very proud of Rick for this website and the coaches and players who make it what it is. There are great stories, debates, opinions, photos, tournament schedules, scores and all kinds of other stuff. I certainly look to this site to find out about all the things I listed and many other things. This site is great as it is not all about Eastern Commerce, Mother Teresa, Henry Carr and West Hill for boys and Eastern Commerce for girls. This site brings attention to the schools who would never get any attention from Grossman. If this was a football board, we wouldn't hear non-stop about St Mikes. He is no longer the big fish in the small pond. With Hooptown, the pond is now a lake and the fish are all the same size.