Total dick move, in my opinion.
OT: Bylaw Blog Author Identified
Looking at the article that outs him, it looks like the guy did it just to prove that he could. Real nice.
I rather suspect that if an LSU fan could figure it all out, most likely many others have as well. Recognizing the value that the Bylaw Blog provided to college football fans, they chose not to trade that for a few thousand pageviews. Like I said, sad day.
Maybe the reason he did it is because he is an LSU fan. Do you think SEC fans want compliance?
He probably wanted to kill it.
Someone told him to fist himself in the comments. He's kinda getting reamed on his own blog.
ok. what happened to this link? did the creator of the article link it to the youtube video to be a dick?
That's too bad. I've enjoyed reading his opinions. He had a way of condensing situations down to the relevant issues. Hopefully he's back at some point.
The author of ENSBSN is a colossal dick for revealing him.
Dandy Don has it at 60:40 he licks poop.
And I do hope that LMU not only gives him the okay to continue, but gives him a raise because he knows his job so well.
Pretty much, yeah. The bizarre thing is that he doesn't even have an impetus behind ruining one of the best CFB resources on the web other than to prove that it can be done. Well no shit, sherlock: it's not hard to look up domain registries and such.
In short, that guy is either completely clueless or the world's biggest prick.
"In short, that guy is either completely clueless or the world's biggest prick."
Not sure those are mutually exclusive. He very well might be the world's biggest clueless prick.
Sorry, I meant logical OR.
And I agree. Outing someone for the sake outing someone is just stupid. It's not as if this guy was taking shots at LSU or asking for one school to be given the death penalty. He definitely had his opinions but I don't think he was necessarily bias. His coverage of UM has been pretty fair even though he went to another Big Ten school.
I thought I was pretty fair to them too.
I always thought you came across without bias, other than wanting strong compliance. And as someone mentioned, maybe that was too much for the SEC fans to handle.
I hope LMU allows you to at least post updates on the decisions from the NCAA as I found your blog to be a good source on that. Where else would I find an update on Ball State Women's Tennis major violations and how they could affect UM?
This is information I need.
You're using nuance and logic. Stop ruining our vision of OSU fans. You're supposed to be dumb, remember? ACT LIKE IT.
And what is his cellphone number, home address and Social Security number?
He posted it himself as a comment on the post.
EDIT: Actually, someone else posted it and he confirmed it.
He really is in a class all to his own. Check this out: http://twitter.com/capnken/status/19258256087
Yes, that's his @capnken account re-tweeting his @ensbsn account while referring to himself in the third person.
I really hate people, sometimes. Ruining someone's passion (and readers' enjoyment) for a sense of pride and a lunch bet is so self-serving, it's despicable. What a douche
It is too bad that people feel that they have the right or the duty to try and identify every anonoymous source, blogger, etc.
Everyone has a right to ruin good things. Cap'n Ken chose to exercise his rights to be dumb and morally bankrupt.
This guy was providing a great service. Truly, his work embodied the original spirit of the Interwebs as a powerful resource for the masses. I hope he is allowed to continue... seems unlikely though
*sigh* I hope that the guy lands on his feet/stays on his feet.
I hope LMU lets him keep running the blog, but I have my doubts. God, what a shitbag of an LSU blogger.
it might be one thing if the byaw blog was bashing this guy at ensbsn but he wasnt ...
he basically used these "computer skills" he claims to have and used them like a mercenary..
huge huge huge dick move
Seriously? You are so uncreative that you have to plagiarize another blog's title because you can't come up with one on your own?
What a tool, that will be the first and only time I visit that site.
You'd think the guy from ENSBN would expose a CIA operative in North Korea if he had the chance. It's disgusting how one's personal need to invade another's privacy is more important than something that other people enjoy as well as the website author's job security. Cap'n Ken is a disgusting person.
What's dumb about outing him is that he's basically traded $10 in pageviews for the internet recognizing who he is now, and promptly ignoring anything he'll ever say again.
Seems he didn't watch that Ethics in Blogging panel.
For all of us, this sucks, and I agree that this was really poor form by ENSBN. But I'm willing to wager that some pretty powerful people in the compliance world have been reading Mr. Infante's blog and now that he's been identified, maybe he can cash in, so to speak, on all of his hard work and get a nice promotion. That is, of course, if he even wants that.
But yeah, total bummer :(
It's much more likely he'll be fired. Middle & upper management don't take kindly to 'opinions.'
Cap'n Ken is a selfish pig.
Yeah, I was talking more about being hired by another university (or institute! or academy!). I can't imagine he'd be blackballed from his entire profession after clearly demonstrating his competence for so long.
Just throwing it out there that maybe even a TV network like ESPN would hire his services to help analyze/explain the compliance situations if there's ever any breaking stories regarding college sports. Nothing like a permanent position, but a decent paycheck to occasionally check in for those 3 minute "phone conversations" on College Football Live concerning recruit eligibility or current player violations etc.
That would be a full-time job given the SEC and their inability to run clean programs.
Someone just posted a comment on ENSBSN with Kap'n Ken's name, address and phone number, not that it will have the same impact as Cap'n Ken's own selfish act.
I won't copy and paste because I don't want to get anyone here in trouble in case that's possible, and I don't believe in "turn the other cheek" but I also don't believe that two wrongs make a right, although revenge is a dish best served cold. Just be sure to keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
wow. that's got to be a record for most cliches in a single paragraph.
Well, I got to "two wrongs don't make a right" and realized I might as well just run with it. After all, idle hands are the devil's tools.
At first it made my skin crawl and my blood boil, and I thought he should be called on the carpet or taken out to the woodshed. But by then, the horse was already out of the barn, so I figured, let bygones be bygones and turn the other cheek. When the rubber meets the road, though, I agree that cliches should be avoided like the plague.
you really hit the nail on the head.
I gotta give you guys credit, you're really giving it 110% here.
it's not about using the most cliches, but rather using the most tremendously annoying ones. The cliche-est of them all.
I'm going the whole nine yards, balls to the wall -- it's all-out war on cliches until the cows come home! I pity the fool who takes the plunge and tries for his 15 minutes of fame by rolling out some tired cliche and then resting on his laurels. It's time to think outside the box, put your shoulder to the wheel, and run your best cliche up the flagpole, or else throw in the towel, fold up your tent, and call it a day. The jury is still out, and it ain't over until the fat lady sings, but I think this thread is hands down, flat out barrelling off a cliff and going to hell in a handbasket. Don't make me come back here or, for all intents and purposes, it'll be Katy bar the door, hell to pay, and a fistful of fury. And now, with this last hurrah, I'll be riding off into the sunset.
I was waiting for 'nose to the grindstone', but I guess you can't win 'em all.
I wonder if he took it out. Which would be the height of double standards. But he was too big a puss to keep the comments open, so not only a loser, but a coward too.
Orchestrated by by Loyola-Marymount's arch-rival... uh... Cal Poly? Gonzaga? Maybe Santa Clara?
Cal Poly isn't in the WCC.
Thanks for the support everyone. And a special thanks to Brian. The interview I did with him got the blog really noticed for the first time.
I wish I could do more than a +1. Good luck to you, sir. You made convoluted NCAA rules clear to the masses. Thank you.
You deserved better than this. May your Lions destroy the Pepperdine Waves.
(Seriously? the Waves? What kind of mascot is that?)
I'm sure that if your career at the bylaw blog is over you would have a welcoming home here in the Mgoblog community.
He wasn't outed as an internet personality. He was outed personally. As a result, he's going to have to be careful posting anywhere from now on. Sure he can post here anonymously or on topics unrelated to his position, but his true niche and value arise from his position and experience with compliance. Once we know it's him, he's back in the same spot.
Best of luck, Compliance Guy. I sincerely hope your blog survives -- you provided a tremendous service to the community. More importantly, though, I hope your career doesn't suffer as a result of the boneheaded decision by Cap'n Ken. Even if the Bylaw Blog goes by the wayside, I hope you'll us know how things turn out with LMU.
Best of luck sir!!!
Is someone going to identify the mysterious "Brian" that runs this blog? I heard the Freep is on the case . . . .
My favorite part of the master detective's post -- which, after visiting it, required an immediate shower -- was his explanation that he was able to figure it out "[b]ecause, as the older people in my life would say, I'm 'good with computers.'" Well, as this older person would say (who happily is not in that guy's life), he's "not so good with judgment."
Holy cliches, batman!
Read some of his responses on his Twitter. In three separate tweets, he calls Compliance Guy "stupid," "a moron," and "an idiot - period."
Wow. What a class fucking guy. Seriously, what a fantastic human being. His mother must be bursting with pride.
Dont' go to his site and add to his hits. The best part are the comments, in which he gets own right here....
Douchebags always have douchebag handles.
I don't usually do this, but never have I seen a blogger that deserved not just a whole-hearted fisking, but also a DDoS attack.
I think the worst part is how he's so smug about it in responses, which boil down to basically "Oh, this is completely defensible because .... well, I don't need a reason."
Thank you compliance guy.
Related, it would be really great if anybody here was
a member of 4chan. Fight fire with fire.
Anon is anon, and will always be anon. There is no "member".
Why do I get the feeling that this asshole is on a corner somewhere telling a group of five year olds that there is no such thing as Santa Clause?
That movie was awful.
LMU has to worry about too much negative publicity around their school. I would think this might help them a bit in the publicity department.
And after reading some of his responses in the comment section, I've come to the conclusion that cap'n ken is the most unlikeable person on the internet
Probably told to lock it down by his employer.
Where do I pick up my torch & pitchfork?