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The Wright Response - December 6, 2012

By: Mike Wright Email
By: Mike Wright Email

I MUST START WITH A HUMBLE THANK YOU - TO THE THOUSANDS WHO VOLUNTEERED, DONATED, AND SUPPORTED THE KBTX FOOD FOR FAMILIES DRIVE BENEFITING THE BRAZOS VALLEY FOOD BANK. THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING TO ME EVERY YEAR, AND YOUR RESPONSE IS OVERWHELMING.

YESTERDAY WAS A REMINDER OF ALL THAT IS GOOD ABOUT LIVING HERE. THANKS TO OUR RADIO MEDIA FRIENDS WHO CAME OUT OR HELPED PROMOTE THE DRIVE DURING THE DAY, AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COLLEAGUES AT THE BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION EAGLE.

EACH YEAR, THE EDITORIAL BOARD PUBLISHES A PIECE SUPPORTING THIS DRIVE AND HIGHLIGHTING THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK - AND THE NEED IS GREAT. WHILE WE COMPETE ON MANY LEVELS, THE EAGLE AND KBTX BOTH HAVE A STAKE AND VESTED INTEREST IN WHAT HAPPENS HERE - WE'RE BETTER TOGETHER FOR THE COMMON GOOD, EVENTS LIKE THIS - AND KBTX CHERISHES THAT ASSOCIATION.

MANZIEL MANIA IS AT A FEVER PITCH. KBTX HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE AS MANY OF YOU KNOW. JOHNNY WAS OFFICIALLY NAMED A FINALIST FOR THE HEISMAN TROPHY EARLIER THIS WEEK - UNTIL THAT TIME, IT WAS LIKELY, BUT NOT OFFICIAL.

SOME POSTERS TO FACEBOOK HAD THIS TO SAY:

J-M: "GOOD, BUT HE WON'T WIN IT."

SCOTT RESPONDED: "HE ONLY BROKE CAM NEWTON'S SEC RECORD FOR MOST YARDS SO GO AHEAD AND BRING THE HEISMAN TO COLLEGE STATION."

NUMEROUS PEOPLE HAD THE DEEP INSITE OF "DUH…"

AND THIS E-MAIL COMPLAINT CAME IN. JIM WROTE:

"WAY TO GO KBTX. L-O-L. BREAKING NEWS THAT MANZIEL IS A HEISMAN FINALIST. OLD NEWS IS THE NORM AT YOUR PLACE. IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE."

JIM - THANKS FOR THAT COMMENT. GUESS THE HEISMAN ORGANIZATION WAS BEHIND AS WELL, SINCE THEY OFFICIALLY NAMED HIM ONLY MONDAY NIGHT - LIVE ON E-S-P-N. GUESS THEY HAD THE OLD NEWS AS WELL. BY THE WAY, 1,134 LIKE THAT ARTICLE POSTED ON OUR PAGE, SO MOST APPRECIATED IT.

LEE THOUGHT OUR HEADLINE WAS OFF-BASE RELATED TO OUR COVERAGE OF MANZIEL MONDAY NIGHT:

"SEVERAL watch as Johnny Manziel named Heisman finalist". Is that intended as a joke? A little dry humor? Several watch....really? Who edits this stuff? If language is song, this is rap...rimes with?"

LEE - OK, I'LL ADMIT, WE COULD HAVE HAD A BETTER HEADLINE, WE KNOW THOUSANDS WERE WATCHING, BUT THE STORY WAS FROM TWO LOCATIONS YOU'D THINK WOULD HAVE MORE PEOPLE ANTICIPATING THAT ANNOUNCEMENT - CAMPUS AND NORTHGATE. OUR REPORTER WAS IN A LOCATION WHERE THERE WERE A FEW PEOPLE, SEVERAL…SO IF YOU SAW THE STORY, IT WAS ACCURATE. WE COULD, HOWEVER, HAVE DONE BETTER.

PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO WRIGHT@KBTX.COM OR CALL ME DIRECTLY. YOUR OPINION ALWAYS MATTERS, WE CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY, AND HERE'S TO BRINGING THE HEISMAN TROPHY HOME TO AGGIELAND.


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