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Did Ed Bouchette Leave the PPG?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by SteelCity_NB, Apr 16, 2019 at 7:19 AM.

  1. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

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    I know he's not all that well liked around here but did he leave the Post Gazette? Was he let go? I see where he joined The Athletic.

    Was wondering if the locals had heard anything more about this?
     
  2. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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  3. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    Dedicated guy he was at the Post-Gazette for as long as I have been alive.
     
  4. Fugitive60

    Fugitive60 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone subscribed to the Athletic? I'm a Lifetime Lunatic at DKPittsburghSports.
     
  5. 58stillers

    58stillers

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    I've never heard of the Athletic..... I get all my sports news on TheSteelersFans.com
     
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  6. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Guessing his time at the Post didn't end well, didn't extend and kind words or thanks their way.

    I don't read the Athletic, need a subscription and can't really see the point with so much free material. I know Kaboly writes for them.
     
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  7. DSteelerCT

    DSteelerCT Well-Known Member

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    As Blast says, why pay with the free material on the Interweb? Writers for Athletic really push subscriptions on Twitter...kinda annoying.
     
  8. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    Wow, not surprised. Ed always seems grouchy, maybe he wasn't happy with what he was doing at the Gazette?

    Or...conspiracy theory...maybe something happened with all the drama with AB, and the Steelers didn't want him around the team anymore?
     
  9. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Bouchette will still cover the Steelers at the Athletic.
     
  10. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    The talent level at The Athletic is impressive, but I haven't read it, either. I also noticed that Bouchette didn't have anything nice to say about the PG. They actually grabbed three writers from the PG. I don't think any of them shared any kind words on the way out.

    There has been a lot of internal crap at the PG. I'm guessing it has a lot more to do with that than any issues Bouchette might have had with the team, especially given that he will still be covering them.
     
  11. Rel

    Rel Active Member

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    I’ve had a sub to The Athletic for about a year. I never read the PG.
     
  12. TarheelFlyer

    TarheelFlyer Well-Known Member

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    Isn't Ed the writer who always predicted the first round pick and got it right more than he got it wrong? Or is that someone else?
     
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  14. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I stopped reading the PPG after they started charging for digital reads.
     
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  15. CK 13

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  16. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I think he had it right quite a lot, not lately though.
     
  17. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Yes, he is. I'm guessing most of the hatred around here for Bouchette comes from people who haven't met the guy. I've been reading his stuff since the '80s and I got to know him a little during my sports writing days. He was always decent to me and everybody else that I saw.
     
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  18. mytake

    mytake Well-Known Member

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    I liked his writing and he was the king of sarcasm with the online chats.
     
  19. groutbrook

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    I don't mind paying a reasonable amount for their digital content, but not 12$ a month.
     

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