I rarely go outside of Milehighreport.com to get my news. This morning though, I thought I'd have a peek around to see if there was anything worth checking out.
There wasn't. Let's focus on the Fox Sports website for some horrible errors, and remind ourselves why the paid media isn't doing this work for the love of the game. (I'm using Fox Sports as the example, but trips to ESPN and CBS Sports didn't show me any more accuracy).
Item 1: Apparently, this page would have you believe that the free safety lines up on the strong side, leaving the strong safety on the weak side. Any middle school football player would know better. The error is repeated for both teams in the Denver - Cincy match-up, so it wasn't just a typo.
Item 2: Someone didn't get the memo to Fox Sports. Jay Cutler is no longer the QB for Denver. Why not use the current players on the team to compare stats (even if they played for a different team last year), or just use the pre-season stats?
Item 3: Players released weeks or months ago are still on this roster.
Now MHR isn't perfect, and mistakes will be made. Then again, we're a group of people that don't get paid to do this, and we all have full time jobs outside of MHR. We also don't have a large staff that checks our work for errors.
As much as I love MHR, it would be nice to have other sites for different perspectives on our team. The official Denver Broncos site is a good one, and if you are interested in other teams, almost all of the SBN family of sites are excellent. But the old media continues to disappoint, and I find myself best served by going to the fan blogged sites. Apparently, love of the game trumps a paycheck when it comes to doing a good job.