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fascinating... a blogger...er "journalist," writing an OPINION piece about how greed is bad... yawn! what happened to the articles with stats, figures and facts?...
2 months, 1 week ago on Schools’ Greed Damaging The Future Of College Football
lol... garbage article
2 months, 1 week ago on MrSEC.com Power Rankings – 9/26/13
This has to be one of the most presumptuous, elitist, arrogant,
illusory superiority sports articles ever written.
Haters ‘gunna Hate
4 months ago on An Open Letter To Johnny Football
Not much shade in the Swamp. The afternoon games are brutal! I'm sure it's been that way for years, but I prefer to watch the game on my 10 foot TV in my theatre room while we mix margaritas.
4 months, 1 week ago on Coming Off An 11-Win Season, Florida’s Swamp Still Hasn’t Sold Out
What?! No mention of the low academic and research standards at FSUx?! There are a lot of 'strikes' for the Semi's to overcome simply with their brand. Get ready to have fun with all those frequent flier miles FSU fans!
9 months ago on FSU A.D. Spetman Talks Openly About Switching Conferences… And The SEC
Exactly! We should follow the ACC's lead and emphasize basketball for the money! We can even do our own basketball network with tier VI rights if everyone gets as good as Mizzou. It takes money to make money,.... right? OMG, we can even get a golf and gymnastics network if we just spent the money.
...or maybe it's all about R-O-I.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Is The SEC Thriving In Football, Struggling In Basketball? Money
I'll bet the SEC is favored in 8 out of 9 of these bowls. Very anti-climatic - the entire SEC season (and that championship game - wow!) was more exciting than most of the bowl games.
1 year ago on SEC Bowl Game Lineup
@chadcopeland At leaset you're playing a decent team.
@John at MrSEC @I4Bama If you're an SEC fan, where else can you go for news/ discussion on topics like this? Moreover, despite John's anti-capitalistic conference views (we should all play/ watch for fun, not money), he, not some "good [ole] boy" with a youtube video, was able to get the SEC to respond.
1 year, 2 months ago on SEC Explains Spot Of The Ball In Alabama, Ole Miss Game
@BoomBoom83 Wow, you're right. I had to rewatch the video. The ref not only looks back, he's looking back at the marker AS HE SETS THE BALL. I was wondering why this story got so many comments.
1 year, 2 months ago on Conspiracy Theorists Up In Arms Over Bad Spot In Tide, Rebels Game
great article and analysis
1 year, 2 months ago on UK's Benton Avoids Suspension; SEC Needs To Be More Consistent
ok, maybe we only need a "face palm" button on this site for Vandy and Alaba.... I mean Arkansas stories.
1 year, 2 months ago on Hogs' Smith Needs To Stop Talking
Great article, John. (Thank God you aren't writing about Penn State anymore. ;-p)
1 year, 2 months ago on SEC Responds To Questions About Suspension Of UM's Elston
This site could use a "face palm" button.
1 year, 2 months ago on Hog Fan Sings To The Internet; We’re Speechless
A little late, and hopefully you won't crucify me for the link, but there is a very good article on CNN (I just threw up in my mouth a little) related to "web journalism" - problems with journalistic standards are everywhere:
1 year, 3 months ago on After All That, UF's Driskel Has A Sore Shoulder
My memory sucks because I drink too much, but didn't UF keep several injuries that Tebow had (shoulder also, right?) a secret so that teams (LSU?) wouldn't unload on him?
I'm just happy to have something to read until the season starts - then I have to actually live with the outcomes.
1 year, 3 months ago on Driskel Injury At UF Shines Light On Bigger Problem With Fans, Media
VU, the Rodney Dangerfield of the SEC.
1 year, 3 months ago on Vandy Dance-Off Continues To Show That VU "Gets It" When It Comes To Internet Recruiting
@John at MrSEC Nope, I read - and re-read - your article and based my comments solely on your words (and innuendoes), not Emmert's. I'll limit my response to your caustic and unwarranted personal attacks to below.
Have a wonderful day.
1 year, 4 months ago on Emmert Talks About Changing Cultures (Just Pay No Attention To The Cash Behind The Curtain)
@John at MrSEC Thanks for the "Boob Drafts" tip, John. First piece of useful words on your site since the PSU story broke.
1 year, 4 months ago on Can We Stop Saying The NCAA Isn't Penalizing Penn State's Players?
@John at MrSEC
Thanks for responding, John. You're such a charismatic and endearing sweetheart. :)
I genuinely like your site, but I think you may be a little too thin-skinned to write opinion pieces and get so passive-aggressive (or just aggressive) in your comment responses.
John: "I said money drives the culture. Until schools aren't trying to protect multi-million dollar athletic programs, the culture won't change. End of point."
Hmm,.. I think I get your point. Maybe you can educate me... what "Straw Man" schools (and please name names, John) are unethically or irresponsibly trying to "protect" athletic programs? What are they "protecting" them from? Don't twist the knife in your response, John, as I may be just a "Simpleton," as you put it (I prefer to use the pejorative term, "mouth breather") and I may be simply naive about the corrupt Star Chambers that permeate inside of all of the SEC schools. You know, I don't have access to all of the comprehensive "fact based" sources you do and all...
John: "I always get a kick out of Simpletons -- and it's clear you are one -- who try to label a writer they don't like as being in some rival political party. "
Dude, you're coming across as a bully. I'm not a Simpleton (wait, am I?!). I didn't call you names (thanks, really mature, John). And I never said I didn't like you. To the contrary, I genuinely appreciate your counter-mob perspective and I especially appreciate your cynical perspective. Not to pander, but your insights into conference realignments earlier this summer were phenomenal. Still, you don't have to be a Richard. :) And I don't care what political party you are in as long as you don't vote for Obama. :p
John: "This site aims for intelligent readers. Story after story, you prove through your comments -- "Give us more hot coeds stories" -- that you're not in our target demo."
Seriously, you need to get a better sense of humor. As far as I know you have never posted a coed story and I have plenty of other bookmarks I can visit if I really wanted to perv college coeds. It's called levity and humor. Someday you should expand upon your narrow literary and grammer skills and try it. (Sorry, that was out of line, but my backspace key is broken. I apologize profusely and unreservedly). I, like you, am in my 40's. (At least I try to act my age... sometimes.) I am also certain my demographics are exactly what your site's declining CPM rates desire.
Hopefully one day you can learn to take counter perspectives better. Also, hopefully one day, your site will re-find its roots in quality SEC *journalism* again and will leave the PSU oped articles to SI/ MSNBC (is there a MrBig10.com?) and the anti-gun oped articles to the Huffington Post (and the coed articles to NaughtyCoedsAndOrangeAndBlueBallGags.com).
Shane C. Senior, CFA
Managing Director and co-founder
Crosstree Capital Partners
Member SIPC/ FINRA
ps - Like JohnTaylor, I also appreciate that you keep it "real" by responding to comments to your articles. Sorry that you seem to take the comments so personally.