If Goff is Tupac Does That Make Ives Biggie?
Dang y'all. Since when did Soccer Insider become "Dramablog USA"? I guess when you are at the top of your game --even a small one like American soccer reporting-- drama & beef just come looking for you. Just ask Tupac. Oh that's right you can't, because he's dead.
Deceased (allegedly) rappers aside, I really enjoy Goff's "blog"* but it sure seems like other people aren't lately. Remember about a month ago when he said that Juan Carlso Osorio was on thin ice with the RBNY brass and Red Bull GM Erik Stover was all like "I don't even know who Steven Goff is"? Well that's turned into handbags at 20 paces as just the other day Goff threw out some criticism at RBNY that quite frankly many people would agree with but did it in a way that was definitely a bit over-snarky and seemingly biased for a professional journalist who's been known to use his platform as a vehicle to give lessons in media ethics.
Which leads us to skirmish number 2, which was with a South African government agency who was putting together a junket for US-based bloggers to the Confederations Cup. They didn't take kindly to the dude scaring more than a few people off and pulled the plug on the whole caper. Neither did a few bloggers who, not being journalists aren't bound by the same framework, might have been down for a free trip to cover a tournament that will get precious little stateside attention as it stands.
The most recent --like today "recent"-- participant in a game of back-and-forth with the Insider is New England coach Scottish Steve Nicol. Yesterday Goff cited no sources when he said TT would be out indefinitely which you could say is some total MLSR blogger-type sh*t not Washington Post journalist-type sh*t. In response Nicol told the Boston Herald that he feels that our Steven conjured up the story himself. Which I guess is possible but it could just be Nicol not wanting to come clean about the full extent of an injury.
Seriously, it's all so out of control that people are going to have to start thinking about seating arrangements at press events, gala dinners and MLS Cup parties so that no Source Awards-esque incidents break out.
*It's not really a true blog if it's maintained by a journalist on the website of one of the nation's largest newspapers is it?