As an avid follower of Twitter, I have grown to depend on live event tweeting for additional insight. But I cannot help but notice the distinct trend of "journalists" who seem to use Twitter as an outlet for unprofessional commentary in the form of snark and forced "comedy".
For whatever reason, these so-called professionals seem to tweet things they would never consider actually writing for the paper. Jane McManus especially struck me as someone who is more concerned about impressing her colleagues than informing her audience.
Here are some of her nuggets of insight from last night:
Dumpster fire > Jets game138? RT @RblSports Now I'm getting excited. Hey, anyone know how many more points to a Moral Victory?Goal line stand fail.After the 2nd quarter, a 3-and-out is really a small victory... #JetsLenny Kravitz is wearing a cape. Once this song is over, there's a certain team that could use a superhero...Jets FG with 2 seconds left and fireworks go off over stadium. A laugh up here in the press box. Pats up 35-3. #NFLBright side: Stephen Hill just caught a pass. #Jets.It's decided. @KristianRDyer is warming up here in the press box. Just add him to the roster and he'll QB
I'll finally say it. You might as well put Tim Tebow in at quarterback at this point. Or Eric Smith. Maybe Nick Folk?Bright side: Sanchez went down nicely on that sack.In roller derby we call that a booty block.Too bad Brady didn't have more time on that touchdown throw to Welker. He could've had seconds on Thanksgiving turkey. #Jets #NFLLooks like that identity changing thing will have to wait another week. #JetsAnd things had been going so well... INT #JetsThe line between journalists and JI posters seems to be non-existent at this point.Two 3 and outs. Jets and Patriots just call it a do over and pretend the game starts now.