Friday, May 8, 2009

An example of why Mlive is so lame

This morning I got up early and clicked over to MLive to read the Detroit Red Wings game story. As of 7:30 a.m. there is no picture or story on the Flint Journal home page. (That may change later for all the links I've put up).

I finally found the game stories after I clicked on a tiny Red Wings tab near the bottom of the page.

Just for comparison I headed over to the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press sites and both have a picture and game story right up front.

The MLive home page for the Flint Journal is still showing a column from a sports writer that has been up since Tuesday afternoon and a homicide story up since 9:30 a.m. Thursday. If you're going to be in the online game, get in the darned game.

Grand Rapids and Muskegon and the only MLive sites that had the story up immediately after the game ended. Looks like Bay City put it up about 7:47 a.m.


Anonymous said...

On the Jackson Citizen Patriot Mlive front, there is a blog that obviously hasn't been updated with a headline about a Halloween event. Yeah, they haven't changed it since October 2008. I guess the Internet is not so immediate after all.

former newsie said...

Mitch Albom's Red Wings game column from May 3 is still on the Freep's site. In fact, it's the top column when you click on the column tab.

Anonymous said...

Jim, unless you're just checking MLive to monitor the stupidity, do a search for Kukla's Corner and bookmark it; far more information and much more insightful than anything you'll read on the Wings on MLive. There are plenty of links -- including ones for MLive, as well as for the Detroit papers -- along with links to various blogs and other sources for info on the Red Wings and hockey in general. (The "Abel to Yzerman" blog is great on game days, and loads of fun.)

Oh, and separately, go to YouTube and type in "Red Wings Fans Take Over Honda Center."

We took ownership of that place last night, on the ice and in the stands.

Jim of L-Town said...

No, I don't monitor it for stupidity, I am one (unlike my wife and parents) who reads my news online.

But I'm going to check out Kukla's Corner and make it a favorite.

Because I don't get Versus, I had to listen to the game on the radio. It sounded like a Red Wings home game.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles so it's a little different for me to root for the "home" team.

I'm still an LA Dodger fan, although after this week's debacle, maybe not so much.

Anonymous said...

Hey James, Why are you so hung up on the Dead Wings? Growing up with you I never once saw you on a pair of skates. Why is that? Now you are this huge hockey fan? I guess I just don't get it. You don't skate.

Anonymous said...

It's 10 a.m. on Saturday, and the Friday story is still the top story at

There's a story in the print edition that calls the Times a three-day newspaper. I thought it was seven days, just three in print? Mlive = Internet fail.

Anonymous said...

Someone could start a Web site just pointing out the foibles of Mlive.
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