Interesting piece. I can't understand if McCoskey truly believes that the print media is the last outpost of independent journalism or if someone lit a fire under him to produce something more than basic updates. I will say this. Armed with only Google News, it's possible for a fan to be better informed than the local beat writers. Either they don't know what fans are curious about, or they don't care. I know many of us have felt that if we had their resources, we could do a lot of damage with regards to covering the team. http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060724/SPORTS08/607240316/1127/SPORTS0102 Stern: Commish or tyrant? by Chris McCosky AUBURN HILLS -- David Stern is either out of control or too much in control. It's not good, either way. He might be the most effective and successful commissioner in all of professional sports, but I am starting to suspect he's gotten drunk on his own power. His need for utter and absolute control is bordering on the maniacal. It's one thing for the commissioner to have firm control on the business side of the game, but Stern has crossed over and is now lording over the competition side, as well. And that is a real problem.