Unfortunate to not see Coyne's coverage of the MCLA national tournament - he's arguably the best writer LM has on staff and would have provided great commentary regarding the tournament.
My question is - did Jac stop covering because of a decision at LacrosseMagazine? Or was it because the MCLA asked him to butt out?
I know LM restructured Jac's duties - but from this article: http://laxmagazine.com/college_men/club ... o_the_mcla
- it seems to me like he was intent on covering through the end of the season.
From a tweet from Jac "My coverage is no longer wanted. RT @davediehl33 Lots of complaining about the MCLA tourney coverage and organizers. Will you be commenting?"
With the situation regarding collegelax and Sonny Peiper fresh in my mind - I unfortunately have to question who made this decision.
Also, the same week that he stopped covering - he took a few stabs at the MCLA's content and marketing direction: http://laxmagazine.com/blogs/author/coy ... _Jac_Coyne
, prompting the MCLA to release another one of their - rough - marketing videos.
is there more going on here than meets the eye? or am I reading into this way too much? from tweets from others (Jordan Harris, Peter Tumbas specifically) - it seems to me like there absolutely is something to this.
Additionally, from 4onetwolax speaking with what I would assume is a West Coast MCLA head coach regarding the tournament: http://www.4onetwolax.com/mcla-coaches- ... ear-two-2/
- "The live stream is obviously a total mess, which is hard to hear, because TLN offered to come out and do the games and was denied access."
The MCLA pushes out the best live-stream lacrosse group working. It's good enough for the MLL, these guys are MCLA alum, but we don't think that this is a good idea?
Whether they like it or not - 4onetwo and LaxCountry, LaxZone, and others are media that cover this division of our sport - but, once again it doesn't surprise me of the following: "@4OneTwoLax: Hey @LaxCountry, do you remember when the @MCLA_Champs tournament director tried to kick us out of the press box last year?"
Also, can't find my source - but i also read somewhere that LAS wanted to be a bigger part of the MCLA Tournament and were denied access as well.
Two twitter accounts , both under-utilized, and the @MCLA_Champs account which has been used since day 2 of the tournament is apparently not even the offical account, just someone else tweeting: "@MCLA_Champs: Even though this is the "unofficial" MCLA twitter feed, I hope all you fans out there are enjoying the coverage" What a mess.
If the MCLA wants to keep everything in-house instead of using the best content creators currently involved in the sport (Jac Coyne/LM, LAS, TLN, 4onetwo, LaxTV, & going back a ways - collegelax) besides Inside Lacrosse (which, other than Dave Franklin, don't seem too interested in "club" ball), the product needs to be a lot better.
I just question the decision making to shut outlets out when the product being done in-house is weaker than what an outside group is willing to do. $200,000 later...