Originally Posted by dftaylor
The last sentence is the issue. Sports media is in the opinion game, not the analysis game any more. Athletes want positive coverage and will only give access if they get it now.
Stuart Broad has been mouthing off at Ian Botham because he said that he wouldn't pick him for the next Test match.
Surely if Broad isn't happy about what Botham said, given Botham's standing in the game he could give him a call and ask for a chat, perhaps some advice, an exchange of views etc?
That applies to all sportsmen - if someone criticises you, give them a call, take on board what they say.