By Alan Pergament
I am a media dinosaur even if I am on Twitter.
I bring this up because of my take on a couple of internet issues involving the Buffalo Bills last week.
The first occurred on Tuesday night, April 22, when a draft of a story about Bills Coach Doug Marrone having a cancerous mole being removed from his skin somehow was briefly put on the team's website before it was taken down.
The premature posting set Twitter on fire and eventually led to the Bills releasing a statement from Marrone that said the procedure took care of the problem and it wouldn't impact his ability to coach.
After that statement was released, you had to wonder why the Bills even planned to deal with Marrone's condition on their website. The most logical explanation is that they felt so many people were aware of it that it was bound to leak.
In the old pre-Twitter days, the media might have been able to wait for Marrone's statement to put the premature website story in perspective before leading with it on newscasts without knowing the details.
After all, Marrone or anyone else in his medical situation deserved to be able to address the issue before the story was driven by speculation.