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Flyers Beat Writer Randy Miller Shows Why Bryz Thought He Was Unprofessional

Stay classy, Randy Miller.

A side story that has been surrounding the Philadelphia Flyers ever since Ilya Bryzgalov became a Flyer was his relationship with the media, especially the core group of beat writers who cover the team on a daily basis (Tim Panaccio – CSNPhilly, Sam Carchidi – Inquirer, Frank Seravalli – Daily News, etc.). That relationship has been rocky at best, from writers bashing Bryzgalov publicly to reporting allegedly incorrect stories about him sleeping during meetings.

I’ve always disliked Bryz’s seemingly “childish” response to these writers, which I took to be the norm in pro sports, but today’s Twitter outburst by Randy Miller of the Courier-Post helped me sympathize with Bryz. A lot. Here is Miller’s rant:

First, he starts by calling Bryzgalov on his cell phone to talk about the news. A dumb idea, right? Press conferences exist for reason.

https://twitter.com/RandyJMiller/status/349574810185113601

https://twitter.com/RandyJMiller/status/349574968192929792

And then he comes out swinging, revealing his class (or lackthereof) by bringing up information that he could’ve said right to Bryz or at least during the season, which would have given him a chance to respond.

https://twitter.com/RandyJMiller/status/349575510273163264

https://twitter.com/RandyJMiller/status/349575865140658177

https://twitter.com/RandyJMiller/status/349576918477176833

https://twitter.com/RandyJMiller/status/349577541062889472

https://twitter.com/RandyJMiller/status/349579610704449537

And then he ends with this “deep insight” into the Flyers’ latest move:

https://twitter.com/RandyJMiller/status/349580706281832448

I have just one question after all this: can the Courier-Post buy out Randy Miller and make him go away? He is giving the Philly media an even worse reputation and distancing the media even farther from the players they attempt to cover and portray.

 

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Categories: Beat Writing, Flyers

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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3 Comments on “Flyers Beat Writer Randy Miller Shows Why Bryz Thought He Was Unprofessional”

  1. BenE.
    June 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    And Randy Miller shows us (again) that Bryz was always right about the Flyers beat writers

    • June 25, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

      Absolutely. I really hope Courier-Post realizes they got the wrong guy and replace him with Dave Isaac.

  2. June 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    Randy Miller is an asshat. Period. He should be bagging my groceries.

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