Comment of the Day: Does the Chron's Sports Coverage Suck?

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John Royal wrote on Tuesday about how two of the new hires at the Chron are not from Houston and how that also seems to be true for quite a few in local sports media. One person agreed and pointed to -- gulp -- Dallas as an example of good local sports coverage.

big red wrote:

The Chron's sports section is disgraceful for a city this size. Too small. Too many AP stories. Hell, you might as well go to the AP website every day instead of paying for a subscription to that rag. Too see what we in Houston are missing, just compare a Sunday Chronicle sports section to a Sunday Dallas Morning News sports section. While the DMN has some issues, it is vastly superior to what we in Houston have to live with.

Yikes.

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