Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Long time Pistons beat writer Perry Farrell is off the beat. We do not know what his next assignment will be or who will replace him. He is a long-time beat writer who broke a lot of stories and we wish him the best. He remains at the Free Press.
This appears to be the first change in the newspaper exchange.


Anonymous Chris said...

You mean we actually might get news and rumors about the Pistons? That's crazy talk!

5:10 PM

Anonymous Lou said...

Hey Terry --

Wasn't Farrell investigated awhile back for plagiarism? And maybe disciplined for it? I thought I read some news/rumors/gossip about it on the website. I always thought he did solid work, so I'm not ragging the guy or anything. I hope his being moved off the Pistons beat doesn't have anything to do with that.

7:58 PM

Blogger Leslie Monteiro said...

That was Mitch Albom not Perry Farrell.

9:12 PM

Blogger billionaire said...

I always thought Perry Farrell was a great beat writer unlike his counterpart Chris Clownski. Perry was not the best insider as far as phone interviews but writing wise he was solid as a rock. I wish him well and I hope all works out for him.

9:20 PM

Anonymous Chris said...

You're right billionaire on his calls. He did a wonderful job in dealing with the fans' questions.

My beef lies with things not getting reported early.

I had to find out through the LA Times almost 2 weeks ago that the Pistons had interest in Derek Anderson. The tidbit on Dale Davis was out for over a week before our newspapers caught up with it.

I had to read the Chicago Tribune to find out that Larry Brown met with LeBron James during practice for over an hour, pissing off Pistons players.

I have many example of more.

My beef is not that these guys aren't accurate or that they aren't good writers. I think Perry is wonderful when it comes to dealing with fans.

My problem is that our local papers don't appear to have sources who know this organization.

9:31 PM

Blogger billionaire said...

Chris it does make you wonder. Tfoster seems to get info b4 the beat writers themselves. To be honest, it's not like the Det News supports Tfoster. However, I do think that beat writers know alot more than what they report.

8:46 AM

Blogger T Foster said...

We do know more than we can report. But we have to be 100 percent sure before we can write something. There are plenty of times we want to go with something but it is irresponsible.

10:57 AM

Blogger T Foster said...

you know what I would love? I wish I could run a weekly sports magazine or section. I would love that. But you need lots of money to do that. I need a big time sugar daddy.

10:59 AM


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