Earlier this week, we've asked Concordia University communication department two accreditations for Sunday’s game, like we usually do for the teams we visit. But, for the first time since we’re asking teams for those accreditation: THEY REFUSED!
Mrs Grace, from Concordia University communication department told us:
"Sorry, we do not give accreditation to bloggers. You will have to buy tickets and sit in the stands. I would be happy to give you stats after the game in the sports information office."
Merci madame Grace, vous testez notre humilité.
It’s not for the price of the tickets, it’s going to cost us 17$. And anyway, we prefer to sit in the stands.*
But for bloggers like us, who are paying to get this blog up and running, and are mostly fueled by passion, we’re getting two kinds of payments:
- The comments, pads on the back and encouragement from our followers.
- And the appreciation from different teams and players and players parents for the work we do to help popularized and promote CIS football.
Mrs Grace, are you aware that print newspaper are slowly dying ? That even the Montreal Canadiens (you know the hockey team) are looking for a way to offer bloggers some kind of media accreditation, and I guess they’re a bit more popular than your team…
Let me clarified that, as far as we know, no print, nor radio, nor television journalist covers Concordia football team even on an episodical base. In Montreal, actually, there is NOT a print journalist (we have to exclude S. Vleminckx who actually works for a net based newspaper) that covers CIS football on a regular basis. So we cannot say there is a crowd of valuable accreditation to be distributed…
And ConU snobs bloggers like us who have written over 140 posts regarding University football over the last year and have over 500 people coming in daily to get their University football dose? We also are the second most popular football blog in Québec (our friends from 6 Verges et les Buts-NFL football are #1)
Thursday, we were listening to the Black Eyed Peas just before the NFL kickoff and Fergie was singing : « You’re so Two thousand late »… we tought this song was about ConU communication department.
Désolé de vous importuner avec notre quotidienneté mais pour le bien-être de notre psyché, il fallait que ça sorte! Désolé également pour l’anglais, mais nous avons envoyé ce billet au responsable des communications à ConU et nous voulions être certain qu’ils comprennent bien.
* En passant, pour éviter tout conflit, nous détenons et PAYONS nos billets de saison pour les Carabins au CEPSUM.