Friday, June 20, 2008

Blanco business

Temoc needs a presser. Seriously - in Los Angeles, Blanco is at least as big a draw as Beckham, if not bigger, so there really needed to be a better way for the reporters crowding into the visitors locker room to get quotes.

Translation is difficult in that situation. In a press conference, it's more organized, and there can be a more equal distribution of questions as well, rather than only the pushy reporters (we're not all like that) getting to have a say.

Finally, Blanco has a low, soft voice that could really use a microphone. Unless one shoved around to be standing right in front of him, nothing came through on a recording. Last year, the same thing happened and it really should be less of a frustrating mess for everyone involved.

Beckham has a presser after every match in which he plays, win or lose, because there is such demand for him. I'd say Blanco requires the same - the biggest Spanish-speaking star in the league deserves no less (and the media covering him could use the help).

10 comments:

CACuzcatlan said...

I didn't realize it till I watched the highlights, but Klejstan did that Blanco/Emilio celebration after scoring.

A.C. said...

Yep, I mentioned it in the running blog - I think Sacha's taking over for Clint Dempsey in tweaking opponents with celebrations.

Anonymous said...

Cuah needs McBride. Any truth to Conde's not making the trip due to a deal sending him up north? Or is he simply injured? I hope CHI loses Barrett in the worst way.

--PGF

Anonymous said...

blanco as much of a draw as Beckham - in general terms hahahaha you need to get out more. Seriously how out of touch with the world can you be. I'm all for him doing pressers and having a microphone don't get me wrong but Blanco just doesn't have Beckham's pulling power. No biggie, as few do. You really gotta climb out from under your rock if you want to be taken seriously - you just sound one eyed

rosyf said...

I am always surprised at anonymous people posting to attack either ac or lb, you don't like THEIR blog?? Go elsewhere! we won't miss you.

Anonymous said...

roseyf get over yourself. If people want to put an opinion out there and it's just an opinion then they have to be able to take a different opinion. You think everyone reading this blog should agree with the views all the time or leave. How absurd. AC sounded parochial writing this and also you only need the most brief knowledge of the attendance records home and away for the G's to know that Beckham has pulling power. I'm not questioning that Blanco has a following or his imprtance to the league but it's just wishful thinking on the part of certain groups and individuals to think the pulling power is the same. Build a bridge.

maxf said...

oh and if it makes you feel better heres my name - meaninful isn't it.

Anonymous said...

Anon maybe you need to get some reading glasses. At no point did AC say that Blanco was a big a draw as Beckham in general, she specifically mentioned Los Angeles. So YOU can now get over yourself.

papa bear said...

@Anonymous June 20, 2008 3:03 PM

You've clearly never been to LA. Their is a very large Mexican community in LA...very very large.
I see Blanco shirts of all colors all the time. (including the Fire shirt)
In LA, he is for sure as big a star as Beckham.

rosyf said...

I don´t need reading glasess I´ve just gotten LASIK!!! =)