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@mannasage We believe the same conclusions can be made regarding talent evaluation through practices and scrimmages within the organization and against fellow teams.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/
@robdem Yes, therefore I have no ability to be unbiased.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2014-articles/buffalo-toronto-and-los-angeles-its-now-a-stadium-race-for-the-bills.html
@RetepAdam Look beyond the fantasy numbers. It was by far Newton's best season yet.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Something has to tip the scales. Adding another night on NETWORK TV could do it. Huge difference in exposure on CBS as opposed to NFLN.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2014-articles/mark-cuban-is-right-the-nfl-is-vulnerable.html
@MorgsCarter Changing networks = expansion in terms of exposure/audience. Difference between NFLN and CBS is substantial.
@DekeRivers NFL Network and CBS are very, very different in terms of exposure.
@GregHand Yeah that was my bad.
5 months, 1 week ago on Grading all 32 teams after the first wave of free agency
@BriChung No conclusions were jumped to.
6 months, 1 week ago on Ray Rice allegedly knocked his fiancé out
@joemammy23 This is a business. Teams in London and Toronto would generate much bigger profits than a team in Alaska. Why would they do that? And why should it be a requirement? Have the Blue Jays or Raptors hurt baseball or basketball?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Football in 2030: The state of the NFL
@morganwick In most if not all cases, CBS/Fox have multiple games in their slot. All count. Apples and oranges, especially considering it's prime time vs. Sunday afternoon.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Bob Costas says he wouldn't let his kids play football
@morganwick The numbers favor Sunday Night Football.
@morganwick I don't care what, like, six commenters told me. That would be pretty weak if I reversed course on something based on comment sections.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Relatively speaking, Thursday Night Football sucks
@JvilleJosh @CrystalBallRun @ThisGivenSunday What is dumb?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Could Alabama beat the Jacksonville Jaguars? Probably not
@morganwick That's the question.
1 year ago on Hard Knocks paves the way for Aaron Maybin, the artist
@dlaxn1 It wasn't even our idea, bro. We're reacting to something proposed by Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News.
1 year, 3 months ago on Is Tim Tebow's next job as a college football TV analyst? | May | 2013
@Pastor Bear So did Mark Ingram, Troy Smith and Jason White.
@gregbeaulieu Hey, I'm a full-time NFL writer living in Canada so believe me, I feel your pain with the hockey overkill.
1 year, 3 months ago on NHL on TSN's "Panel Hangover" is sports comedy gold | April | 2013
1 year, 4 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2012-articles/october/the-10-worst-kinds-of-football-fans.html
@TomUrtzNYR Thanks, Tom. I've added you to our hat tip.
1 year, 6 months ago on No, ESPN.com, the Bruins didn't trade former NBA forward Tim Thomas to the Islanders | February | 2013
@BrandonJBracy My bad. Thanks man.
1 year, 7 months ago on 49ers vs. Falcons: First look at the NFC Championship Game
@BenKoo That's unbelievable. Regular bettors must hate hearing stories like that.
1 year, 7 months ago on Homer Bettors Screwed Las Vegas Sports Books in 2012
@CFBZ My bad.
1 year, 9 months ago on Five & Five: The biggest surprises/disappointments from Sunday
@Shaner Wilcat is very rare. Nickel and dime defenses existed then. For the most part, it hasn't transpired.
1 year, 10 months ago on Using predictions from 33 years ago to forecast the NFL's future
@FrankPhillips @smaclemons Finally something we can agree on! (I'm Canadian)
1 year, 10 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2012-articles/october/the-10-worst-kinds-of-football-fans.html
@smaclemons @FrankPhillips Thanks Shane.
Yeah, Frank. That's the thing. I'm a very good writer. Do you know how few of us make careers out of this? You think it's a coincidence that I have? Think I've just gotten lucky for the last seven years? And I suppose I'm lucky in all walks of life, because no idea how I got my girlfriend with this mug... And why did I host two live sports shows last year under those circumstances? Man, pure luck. Or maybe you're concluding that I'm a bad writer based on one piece (of the 4,500 pieces I've written) which rubbed you the wrong way, and that I'm an ugly mofo based on a grainy thumbnail. Look at all those pixels in my teeth!
@FrankPhillips That's your goal. You truly want to make someone else's day worse. This is what makes you a troll. I couldn't care less, dude. Truly. Love my job. Starting to think I might have a crush on you, too.
@FrankPhillips Actually, if you're not getting negative comments, you're doing something wrong. I don't know a good blogger who doesn't get ripped apart for factors that have nothing to do with his or her article (as was the case here, since I never actually received a concrete criticism from you on the contents of the actual piece).
When was the last time you wrote a company or left a comment in a comment box at a restaurant to tell them they're doing a great job?
The reality is that the vast majority of feedback is negative. Sad, isn't it? I mean, when you really think about it, my boss assigned me this piece and I wrote it with us both having the intention of giving people a light read to enjoy. Maybe something to relate to, or maybe something to draw comparisons to their lives and friends. Yet instead of reading and moving on, you felt the need to publicly bash our efforts, completely failing to pick up on the tongue-and-cheek vibe.
That's spreading hate for little to no reason. The majority of writers have been trained to ignore twerps like you, but I was in the mood to call you out and have some fun with it.
So again, thanks for the entertainment. And thanks for the extra 10-15 hits. Off to the dentist....
@FrankPhillips I love you, Frank!!! I rarely use exclamation marks in my regular content but this has been too enjoyable. Unknown scrub website, eh? I think you should google me before drawing such conclusions on the websites I work for.
But you're right. This has become tiresome. It was hot while it lasted, but I now need a cigarette. And I don't even smoke. You were a worthy troll adversary, Frank. Keep spreading the hate. The world needs it.
@FrankPhillips Sorry, I'm not waiting by the keyboard for responses. I love that you've now concluded I'm awkward and have bad teeth from one thumbnail, but that just adds to the hilarity.
I'm toying with you. And you're coming back for more. You're increasing my hit count and I'm getting a break from the piece I'm working on with a little added entertainment this afternoon. I write for a multitude of sites, including Awful Announcing and am a full-timer elsewhere. The fact that I like to entertain commentors from time to time probably isn't going to do much to help or hurt my career. But thanks for the advice.
I think one man ripping another man for his looks is ridiculous, so I won't get involved in that game. But I guess I just found it funny that you felt the need to come at me for a very basic, very light-hearted and very fluffy piece. There's nothing controversial about what I wrote, and yet you've spent half of your afternoon on the attack. It fascinates me, and jealousy is the natural first assumption. Usually, trolls and haters wish they could be writing about spots full time and lambaste hard-working writers for little to no reason, going after their appearance or whatever else is at their fingertips. You fit the profile.
@FrankPhillips Haha! I love it! I respond to comments every day on all of the pieces I write. I believe in engaging readers and that's the mentality my bosses have. I think Bloguin CEO Ben Koo would quite enjoy this exchange. In fact, he's probably reading it.
Your comments spew jealousy. And going after my appearance? That's just the best. Remember, your comments are linking to your Facebook profile, bro. I just checked it out and my self-confidence rose a few extra notches.
I've been doing this a long time, dude. I literally deal with dozens of people like you every day on my regular blog. You're dirt on my shoulder. You're either one of the fans I made fun of above or you're a wannabe journo who never cut it and you're stuck writing grants the rest of your life.
(In the interest of fairness: http://www.facebook.com/bradgagnon12)
@FrankPhillips Exactly what I figured you'd come back with. Classic sign of troll surrender. #IWin
@FrankPhillips Yeah, dude. Feel pretty awful. Stop being a sensitive little twat and see that it's a light-hearted fluff piece. It's written in a fun tone and is supposed to be read in the same light. Unfortunately, though, uber-defensive douches who take themselves far too seriously fail to see that and continue to ruin the internet with envy-laced vitriol. Regardless, thanks for the support by reading and commenting. It's trolls like you who keep paying my salary.
@Hoss Just doing my job, buddy. And you're a customer so thanks for the support.
@AngryWhoDat So clearly we have an example of bad fan No. 10.