Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buff4bcs1985, Apr 27, 2010.
Looked like that might have been Scotty in there with him. (If so, Scotty's significantly taller than Cody.)
scotty and cody or just scotty?
Plati is teaching a class? What is it on, how to count to 200?
sports history would be my guess
You're taking the class and have to guess what it's about?
I think Plati still teaches a media relations class in the journalism school.
Plati's good at a lot of things. But "media relations" have been absolutely awful at CU. The way the scandal was handled, the poor and sometimes adversarial relationship with local media, the absolute disdain they have for Internet outlets, the way they completely turn on any journalist who writes something negative about CU, etc., etc. Honestly, the way CU handles media relations is a great case study in what not to do.
When I took Tom Edwards' class on Sports Directing in grad school, Dave was an ever-present assistant (though I'm not sure an official one). If the students were in the booth, it's possible that it was a sports directing class.
agree 100%. and i'm close to situation a bit.
On a somewhat related note, did you see this article about what the Cleveland Indians are doing? http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/thelife/news/story?id=5120106
Not really directed at Internet outlets, but an interesting way to encourage proliferation of your product on social media. The story also addresses Plati's long held concern about people hiding behind screen names.
Hmmmm, bringing online types in, talking to them and encouraging them to follow your team?? Color me crazy, but that might be just a tad bit more effective than suing internet sites and blocking twitter feeds when it comes to engendering support..... :huh:
That's just crazy talk right there. We all know that the best way to handle internet scum is to villify and degrade them by claiming they've never taken any chances in their lives. It's a proven fact.
Great read, Spiff. Unfortunately, I can't imagine that CU would ever do that (as much sense as it would make). You should try emailing it to Plati, though. I've been wrong before.
Look for it to show up in a future Platitudes mailbag. Not sure that a similar concept is in the best interest of CU, but it might be. CU has dipped its foot in the social media pool, with a Facebook page and Twitter account. I actually followed a few of the basketball games last year via Twitter, so I was very appreciative of whoever was doing it.
was Cody on a booster chair?:lol:
3G and 4G mobile data networks are being deployed and antenna engineers are working to provide better and better coverage to sports venues across the nation.
Eventually every seat in an NCAA stadium has the potential to become a 'blog zone' for everyone hauling an iPhone or other smartphone in the bleechers.
CU has a choice: do they beef up wi-fi at folsom and enhance the fan experience in the process sooner, or do they wait for the mobile providers to beef up their mobile data networks down the road? Wireless access in stadiums is going to be one more dimension that sets programs apart.
The internet sCUm are only going to increase as techology continues to march forward.
I watch young people when they're out in a group and the norm is for every single one of them to be texting someone else while holding a conversation with those they're with. Or they're simply doing something. Either way, they keep a running commentary going. Businesses (such as CU) can choose to say that this is bad etiquette and lament that the country's going to hell all while putting their heads in the sand and missing out... or they can accept that you can't put the genie back in the bottle, embrace it as what society has become, and find a way to be on the cutting edge in a way that attracts this generation of people to their product.
The thing is, I believe that Bohn gets this.
Plati is highly respected for what he does. I don't know how it all happened with the scandal, but you can bet he did not get to make every decision there.
He does get protective of his buffs and the athletic programs, but he has done an immeasurable amount of good work that many people will never realize either.
He is always working behind the scenes and there is no bigger supporter of CU.
I fully realize all that. It's what makes it so hard to be critical of him. He's a wonderful guy and I don't think there's a more enthusiastic Buff on the planet. He's also got a talent for stats that's unsurpassed in the business. And he's extremely approachable and responsive.
But I don't think it's unfair to say that he is coming across as thin-skinned, hasn't embraced the internet and social media culture well, and often projects a bunker mentality coming from the CU SID. If none of that is true and it's just perception, then I hope he sees this and he makes some effort to fix the perception. If it's more than perception, I hope he does some re-evaluation and accepts that he needs to kick butt for CU in the culture we have since he can't go back to the good ole days of big media guides, a creampuff fraternity of local media, and needing a media credential from CU if you were going to express your opinion in the media (and that it would never be anonymous). Those days are long gone and CU needs to stop fighting it.
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