Certainly the capabilities that the Internet allows for add so many new and important dimensions to the world of journalism and the world of sports journalism specifically. The video and audio capabilities along with the ability to post news immediately make the Internet a powerful tool for the fan and reporter alike.
The problems of accountability and accuracy are ones that will have to be tackled by the news organizations, the "garage site" and ultimately the fans themselves. It truly is a case of "let the buyer beware." If a site doesn't seem up to par, then it most likely is not.
In the end, the positive aspects the Internet has added to the world of sports journalism make up for the shortcomings.