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re: Matt Harris gone from the Advocate?


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pretentious idiot. Not a great combination.
No, but a very frequent one.






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lsu2006
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re: Matt Harris gone from the Advocate?


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The kind that would use big words straight from his thesaurus, then turn around and say your rather than you're


Well put






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Keltic Tiger
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re: Matt Harris gone from the Advocate?


Wrote him a short, respectful email asking him to CONSIDER getting quotes from the visiting HC and players after baseball games instead of simply mailing in the 3 standard quotes from CPM & the LSU star of the game. Just to get a different view point from visiting teams. He sent back a blunt note to the effect "I am a professional sports writer & you are not, so let me do my job & you do yours. " Forwarded it to the sports mgr at The Advocate & got a short but polite apology. I think the word is "Karma".





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seeLSUrun
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re: Matt Harris gone from the Advocate?


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Wrote him a short, respectful email asking him to CONSIDER getting quotes from the visiting HC and players after baseball games instead of simply mailing in the 3 standard quotes from CPM & the LSU star of the game. Just to get a different view point from visiting teams. He sent back a blunt note to the effect "I am a professional sports writer & you are not, so let me do my job & you do yours. " Forwarded it to the sports mgr at The Advocate & got a short but polite apology. I think the word is "Karma".


You got a guy fired, man. You're sick






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LSUGrad9295
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re: Matt Harris gone from the Advocate?


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Sheldon Mickles is being taken off Saints beat to LSU and will cover men's basketball.


Wow. Sheldon has been on the Saints beat for like 30 years. I wonder how he feels about this.






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LSUGrad9295
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re: Matt Harris gone from the Advocate?


While I think the posters on these boards go WAY overboard with their criticism of the media, these assessments of Matt Harris are very accurate:

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He thought he was smarter than everybody and wrote like he wanted everyone to know it.


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He would write in a style that wasn't fitting to sports writing and always slanted things in a way that just didn't make sense.







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LSU=Champions
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You got a guy fired, man. You're sick


Shut up.






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MrWiseGuy
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re: Matt Harris gone from the Advocate?


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Wrote him a short, respectful email asking him to CONSIDER getting quotes from the visiting HC and players after baseball games instead of simply mailing in the 3 standard quotes from CPM & the LSU star of the game. Just to get a different view point from visiting teams. He sent back a blunt note to the effect "I am a professional sports writer & you are not, so let me do my job & you do yours. " Forwarded it to the sports mgr at The Advocate & got a short but polite apology. I think the word is "Karma".


Ross Dellenger typically handles the baseball beat. Sure it wasn't him?






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PurpleandGoldmember
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Is that the dude that called Jamarcus a dual threat guy and Flynn a pocket passer?





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MrWiseGuy
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Wow. Sheldon has been on the Saints beat for like 30 years. I wonder how he feels about this.


The writing was on the wall when they hired Ramon. I'm sure Sheldon will still contribute in plenty of ways and provide additional coverage.

I'm sure Sheldon will handle the move with grace and dignity. Dudes a stand up guy.



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LSUGrad9295
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The writing was on the wall when they hired Ramon. I'm sure Sheldon will still contribute in plenty of ways. He has to be excited to get off the LSU gymnastics beat.


Maybe Sheldon wanted off the Saints beat after all these years...that is a grind going from BR to NO all the time. Just speculating...maybe he is ready to slow down after a number of years on the job.






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MrWiseGuy
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Possibly.

Sheldon's a really good writer and an ever better guy. Wish nothing but the best for that dude.






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The Sundance Kid
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re: Matt Harris gone from the Advocate?


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I see that he is not with them anymore


This happen today?






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Broski
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This happen today?



No idea.






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monsterballads
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like his alma mater, had no business in the SEC.


they just won the SEC east, did they not?






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LSU Tiger Eyes
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... must be on vacation since leaving in June:

Matt Harris' Experience

LSU Basketball/Football Reporter
The Advocate
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry
December 2012 – June 2014 (1 year 7 months) Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area

I cover LSU basketball and slide over to football as a secondary writer handling longer takeouts and features work. (Daily Circulation: 96,558)






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GetmorewithLes
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Anybody know what happened?


No, but good riddance... you better not be teasing.






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atlee
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re: Matt Harris gone from the Advocate?


The Advocate hired a second Saints writer that will live in New Orleans, so Sheldon's days on Saints beat are over unless there's maybe a big ticket item such as a home playoff game or Super Bowl to bolster coverage.





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GetmorewithLes
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re: Matt Harris gone from the Advocate?


Harris' stories on the Jeremy Hill saga were completely inflammatory to the whole LSU football program. You would have thought he was writing for the east coast media...





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Pauldean
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Matt Harris gone from the Advocate?


I can now renew the subscription I canceled when he wrote that terrible piece about cheering for Alabama (against LSU). Dumbass.






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