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BrandonMarshall
02-25-2007, 10:02 AM
On January 1st, 2007- No matter what sports channel you turned to, there was something about D-Willy. On February 25th, 2007- the only thing that may give you a hint that Damien Nash has passed would be the small message on the bottom right hand side. And now as I watch outside the lines the message isn't even there anymore. This is ridiculous.

-Ben

BaileyTheBest
02-25-2007, 10:08 AM
This is true, but not surprising. Had it been LT or LJ it would have been the one and only story. But since it was a little known backup that died in the offseason, they will all but ignore it.

SmithOverTO
02-25-2007, 10:09 AM
It sucks. Last night I refreshed the ESPN homepage about 30 times for before a tiny article appeared. The BBC had a story faster than ESPN, SI, or FOX.

Snk16
02-25-2007, 10:09 AM
It is true that there is a lack of coverage, and I was quite disgusted with the lack on Darrent. But I am not upset over lack of coverage of Nash for a few reasons:

He was a third string RB.
He died after collapsing after a charity basketball game, not much to report on.

For Darrent, he died of a shooting, and it would be nice to find out more about things, but for Damien, not much to tell. For Darrent tehre was a lot more. SportsCenter gave Nash coverage and had a moment of silence for him, guess there's not much more to ask from on their part.

You can't expect much either, because really, only his family, friends, and us Broncos fan and some fans of other teams (not a great amount) really care that much.

champbronc2
02-25-2007, 10:12 AM
I know, it isn't even on the bottom line.

BaileyTheBest
02-25-2007, 10:12 AM
It is true that there is a lack of coverage, and I was quite disgusted with the lack on Darrent. But I am not upset over lack of coverage of Nash for a few reasons:

He was a third string RB.
He died after collapsing after a charity basketball game, not much to report on.

For Darrent, he died of a shooting, and it would be nice to find out more about things, but for Damien, not much to tell. For Darrent tehre was a lot more. SportsCenter gave Nash coverage and had a moment of silence for him, guess there's not much more to ask from on their part.

That's kinda what I was thinking. There really isn't much to tell other than he collapsed and died. I'm also not as disappointed in this as I was the lack of coverage on Darrent.

McKeough
02-25-2007, 10:15 AM
I'd actually like to commend "CTV newsnet" which actually had some coverage of the event.

I was really surprised when I saw it, as sports news from 'the states' generally doesn't make it up north, aside from scores and what-not!

Snk16
02-25-2007, 11:46 AM
I know, it isn't even on the bottom line.
It was last night. I seriously don't know what you guys are complaining about. What is there to tell? He collapsed and died.

BrandonMarshall
02-25-2007, 11:51 AM
It was last night. I seriously don't know what you guys are complaining about. What is there to tell? He collapsed and died.

When a player dies it is a loss to the sports community. ESPN broadcasts events and stories from the sports community. When a part of the sports community dies, special attention should be given. A video biography of his career and life (doesn't have to be long) is what is expected by the fans. Some stories from his career and maybe some interviews is what we usually get when an athlete passes. Also usually some sort of montage is shown. Not even barely talking about it is just wrong.

Snk16
02-25-2007, 11:57 AM
When a player dies it is a loss to the sports community. ESPN broadcasts events and stories from the sports community. When a part of the sports community dies, special attention should be given. A video biography of his career and life (doesn't have to be long) is what is expected by the fans. Some stories from his career and maybe some interviews is what we usually get when an athlete passes. Also usually some sort of montage is shown. Not even barely talking about it is just wrong.

Dennis Johnson died, and he didn't even get that long of a tribute, they just discussed his life and career as an NBA player because he was a great player. They reported what happened, but they didn't give any video tributes or anything.

Damien Nash did not have that long of a career, and he wasn't a great player that will be remembered forever or anything.

While it is sad, I don't see the validity in complaining in lack of coverage, because there's not much to tell. He died after a basketball game, it's very sad that he died, but there's nothing to tell!

NickTranOwnz
02-25-2007, 12:02 PM
My newspaper (largest one in Hawaii) didn't have one word on him.

BrandonMarshall
02-25-2007, 12:03 PM
Dennis Johnson died, and he didn't even get that long of a tribute, they just discussed his life and career as an NBA player because he was a great player. They reported what happened, but they didn't give any video tributes or anything.

Damien Nash did not have that long of a career, and he wasn't a great player that will be remembered forever or anything.

While it is sad, I don't see the validity in complaining in lack of coverage, because there's not much to tell. He died after a basketball game, it's very sad that he died, but there's nothing to tell!

So you think that not saying a word about him is OK??

LordTrychon
02-25-2007, 12:06 PM
Guys... please calm down... don't take this out on each other.


Snk is just pointing out the reasons why there is little coverage...

We all wish there was more. I'd like to see a video memorial, and I think part of that is that I feel a bit guilty for not knowing him better.


Don't turn grief into anger... that seems where you guys are heading.

Snk16
02-25-2007, 12:07 PM
So you think that not saying a word about him is OK??

But they did say a word.

SportsCenter reported that Damien Nash died after collapsing after a Charity Basketball game.

Also, it's on the ticker on NFL Network as well.

I'm just saying that hte lack of coverage doesn't disgust or surprise me.

BrandonMarshall
02-25-2007, 12:08 PM
This is just so bad.

Chargers#1Fan!
02-25-2007, 12:25 PM
You guys are complaining that he's not getting media attention? Why?
Becareful what you wish for.

sbutk
02-25-2007, 07:10 PM
It was last night. I seriously don't know what you guys are complaining about. What is there to tell? He collapsed and died.


I have to agree with you, Snk.

...Don't mean to sound insensitive or disrespectful. Of course I feel bad for Damien's family. It's always an extreme tragedy to lose a loved one. I just don't feel like I know Nash the way I "knew" D-Will. It sure is a rotten streak of luck to have hit the team this offseason. But I won't be losing any sleep over this one.


Again, my condolences to Nash's family/friends. R.I.P.





:salute:

champbronc2
02-25-2007, 08:05 PM
It was last night. I seriously don't know what you guys are complaining about. What is there to tell? He collapsed and died.
I know. So you say that on the bottomline.

I know what you mean Snk.

Javalon
02-25-2007, 08:07 PM
This is a sad event. But there is no controversy so they're not going to keep reporting on it.

I saw the story on all the major websites, saw mentions of it on ESPN and NFL Network, and first saw it on the little blurb at the bottom right of ESPNews. There's not a lot more they're likely to do about it.

HORSEPOWER 56
02-25-2007, 09:21 PM
It is true that there is a lack of coverage, and I was quite disgusted with the lack on Darrent. But I am not upset over lack of coverage of Nash for a few reasons:

He was a third string RB.
He died after collapsing after a charity basketball game, not much to report on.

For Darrent, he died of a shooting, and it would be nice to find out more about things, but for Damien, not much to tell. For Darrent tehre was a lot more. SportsCenter gave Nash coverage and had a moment of silence for him, guess there's not much more to ask from on their part.

You can't expect much either, because really, only his family, friends, and us Broncos fan and some fans of other teams (not a great amount) really care that much.


The thing is, a couple years ago when the 49ers O-lineman (I forget his name, shame on me) passed away suddenly after the preseason game, it was all you heard about. I've heard NOTHING about Nash other than seeing it on the ESPN ticker. Granted, I don't have NFL Network, but on the normal sports networks (ESPN, FOX) there is almost nothing at all.

Really though, press really doesn't mean anything and it sure won't bring him back or ease the pain to his family and the Broncos family. Once again a family, this team, and this fanbase has suffered a tremendous loss with the loss of D-Will still heavy on our hearts.

Snk16
02-25-2007, 09:40 PM
I know. So you say that on the bottomline.

I know what you mean Snk.

It was on the bottom line last night. Unless I"m understanding what you're saying wrong...

Snk16
02-25-2007, 09:41 PM
The thing is, a couple years ago when the 49ers O-lineman (I forget his name, shame on me) passed away suddenly after the preseason game, it was all you heard about. I've heard NOTHING about Nash other than seeing it on the ESPN ticker. Granted, I don't have NFL Network, but on the normal sports networks (ESPN, FOX) there is almost nothing at all.

Really though, press really doesn't mean anything and it sure won't bring him back or ease the pain to his family and the Broncos family. Once again a family, this team, and this fanbase has suffered a tremendous loss with the loss of D-Will still heavy on our hearts.

Thomas Herrion was his name. I don't recall that getting that much coverage actually...but it's probably my memory going out.

broncogirl04
02-25-2007, 10:58 PM
I really dont think that you guys should be sitting here complaining about the coverage. A good person just passed away and you guys are worried about the coverage? He wasnt around long enough for anything to be spectacular but for 3 games he did play he did a damn good job and I was impressed. He would have been something big if given the chance. You guys need to look at who he was not only as a player but also as a regular pearson. They say the younger generation is involved in gangs, drugs and other bad things, but here we have a person who was doing something to make a difference in the world. And granted there wasnt enough coverage on the situation but it was pretty cut and dry. What else do you need? I personally think that we need more younger people in the world like Darrent and Damien. Give the man some respect and say your prayers and hopefully this streak of our Broncos passing away once a month will stop.

RIP Darrent and Damien.