After large cuts the JS is systemically broken and bound by political agendas that trickle down even into sports news pieces.
While many of you are die hards, some fans, parents and even a select few coaches, there is a problem with the larger conglomerate that you people represent.
People WANT but people dont WANT to pay. Then people peg the responsibility on the news media expecting BBC-like athletics coverage.
The lack luster coaching organizations end up in a position to petition and mobilize change, however, the lucifer effect sets in and scaffolds the authoritative egos of coaches in chair positions. They end up standing in the way of themselves and progress. Several years ago a foolish drunkard from Lodi was allowed to self appoint himself in front of a chair position to make inquiries on the topic of track coverage for the 2015 track season. He didnt do his research. He made himself the center of attention and couldnt handle it. He then took everyone on a wild goose chase and pointed the fingers at everyone else. People at Sports NGIN, wissports.net, PT Timing – pretty much everyone in town wants nothing to do with it anymore. Their business lenses see right through the politics and understand the heart of the problems. The track coaches organization is severely misguided and as far as I am concerned, when the Shorewood coach stepped down from the WCCCA presidency in 2012 the organization died with it.
I understand that people here appreciate and understand sport coverage but we cant complain. Collectively we are all responsible for there not being adequate coverage. Youre a cynical group with big demands, small wallets and little appreciation and understanding for the true task at hand. Individually, some of us have done just about as much as any one human could do–including harnessing the informatic mess–and to the 4000-5000 interest goers out there in WI (of 15000 xc athletes and 25000 track athletes) there isnt enough of an interest to facilitate thorough sport coverage.