Thursday, January 29, 2009

Say It Ain't So Sam, Say It Ain't So!!!!!!

Probably my favourite blogger on the internet - with all due respect to Puck Daddy, Mirtle, Leahy and Schultzy - Sam Weinman is leaving the Ranger beat. As most of you know, I turn first to Sam's Rangers Report for breaking news and commentary. He always wrote with a fun, self-depreciating tone that always came from the heart and did something no MSM writer do - directly relate to us fans, perhaps because at heart Sam is a Ranger fan. As I've admitted, I have never really spoken to the man but after reading his daily work, I (and the rest of his followers) feel like we know him - a testament to his open, honest style.

While I used to read Carp's (his replacement) stuff years and years ago, and Zipay is still in action over at Newsday, this is a huge loss to the Ranger fanbase. First Dellapina, then Weinman. It is a tough day for Blueshirt journalism. But still, I have to offer my best wishes to him in his future endeavors ... even if they are in golf. Golf!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Golf and the rangers? About the same level of intensity.

Actually, the rangers could learn a thing or two about intensity from guys like Tiger and Harrington.

Anonymous said...

Wow, "great" Ranger blog here. The team makes a trade, doesn't matter if its a small one, and not one mention of it here. Yet here is a verbal knobbing of Sam Weinman. Don't get me wrong, Sam was great, but come on now, there was actually Ranger news to be reported and it wasn't...

Scotty Hockey said...

Wow, "great" way to hide behind an anonymous tag, bashing the blog and not having any semblance of honour to admit who you are. Great!

And the trade was meaningless, something that will be mentioned in passing in the next peepin' foes. One spare part for another, and one that shouldn't ever see the light of day in Madison Square Garden.

Anonymous said...

Totally different anonymous here, but what difference does it make if someone signs their name as 'anonymous' or as 'Scotty' or 'Bill' or 'Justine'

Both equally anonymous, no?

The guy has a good point.

Scotty Hockey said...

It is a matter to standing with your words, that's all.

And Weinman leaving the beat has more of an impact on Ranger fans than trading a nobody for another nobody who won't play. Besides, this blog is an outlet for my opinion - not an actual news service.

Anonymous said...

If you can't take the time to report Ranger news, Scotty, why should someone take the time to log in?

Scotty Hockey said...

Then don't Anon. I've never begged for readers and, in fact, passed up a few major moves where I would have doubled or tripled it. I have a life, this isn't a job, and I pick and choose what I want to report and when I report it. If you aren't fond of what is here or when things get put up, don't come by.

Thanks for your time and prior readership, I consider the matter finished.

Going Five Hole said...

Scotty, why aren't you reporting on what Paul Mara did in practice this morning? GOD! I can't believe all the time I've wasted here coming for Rangers news!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

check out andrew gross of the record as well. he was sam's predecessor at lohud and actually makes the road trips and many practices