Just read this article and thought I would share it with those that haven't read it yet. This guy is a tool.
OT: Giants fan injured at Dodgers game article and more - WOW!!!
by the number of sports writers who appear to hate (a) sports and (b) sports fans.
The author of that article is on some serious pharmaceuticals.
Eh, I tend to think the dudes that put a guy into a coma just because of the jersey he was wearing are tools. That guy just has bad common sense.
His he insuating that the dude was asking for trouble because he wore his Giants jersey to the game at Dodger Stadium? Who cares how old the guy is, he almost lost his life, and who knows what kind of permanent damage has been done to him, all because he wore the enemies jersey.
What a tool that writer is.
Marc Pendleton approves of this article...
Best (worst?) part about the article is that it originally had numerous erors that have since been corrected. He had Mr. Stow's last name wrong ("Snow") and listed him as being from Sacramento when he's actually from Santa Cruz. Oh, and to top it off, "outgrown" in the headline was "outgrow".
Also, same writer has some interesting comments regarding homophobia and "effeminate men" just above the picture of Mr. Rogers. Dude seems pretty worthless.
Man, funk that guy. I'm all man.
Guy wore a Giants jersey to a Dodger game, therefore he was asking to get nearly beaten to death.
It's people like this that make me weep for the state of humanity.
If you click on the link, be sure to give this douche a 1/5 rating, 1 being the lowest. Current rating: 1.04.
how can you not have any respect i mean i guess if you wear a jersey to a game you deserve to be beaten almost to death that guy should be fired
I'd guess the author of this article also feels that women who dress in 'suggestive' clothing deserve to get raped.
Terrible incident, hope the Giants fan recovers.
Eh, I didn't read this article as "he was wearing the enemy's colors so he got what was coming to him." It was more a harangue on people older than college-age wearing jerseys to games. Which, fuck off just the same.
I think using the situation like he did was stupid, insensitive, cowardly, and lackd any semblance of common sense.
aren't just for kids. Sports are for EVERYBODY from the time you can start understanding sports all the way until you die. Sports are an escape from reality. Sports are something that can bring you back to your childhood every once and again. And damnit, we might not be part of the team, but without us, THERE IS NO TEAM.
What an effing scumbag writer. Firstly, he can't write, secondly, he's blaming the victim, and thirdly, he's a douche. There's no accountability, so this guy's pageview-whore act will most likely go unpunished. I can't even put into words how wrong this man is.
They were protecting Dodger turf.
Do you find that unbelievable?
It doesn't surprise me a bit.
I thought the Freep writers were too fond of the single-sentence paragraph.
But I was wrong.
So very wrong.
have been taken to a new
in this pathetic excuse for
we are taught to write like that. Why though, is not something I really know. It's just what we're supposed to do for whatever reason.
I think it's meant to keep the reader's attention by making the article seem like it moves quickly, but it's just dumb.
No wonder Michigan's journalism department doesn't offer degrees anymore. It's almost like the students are being trained to write in a less educated fashion to appeal to as broad a customer base as possible.
Especially with one-sentence quips.
which is why I'm more interested in the video and audio type features of journalism.
My HS had a "ComTech" class that was in charge of putting on the daily announcements on closed-circuit TV in a "Six O'Clock News"-style format. It made things more interesting and the kids had a great time doing it. I say if you can make your niche in the field, it's a storied, honorable profession with a bit of an idiot problem. (To be fair, the same could be said of most fields of study.)
He writes like it too.
you and i are thinking right on the same wavelength. i was putting my post together as you posted this.
I left for a minute and came back to your pictures. We were dead on.
Seems like Mr. Steigerwald had a little too much scotchy scotch scotch.
What. A. Picture.
I've seen a lot of bad sports articles, but I think this is the first one that I've ever seen where there isn't at least one person who comments to agree with him. There are probably around 500 comments, and I don't think there's a single one sympathetic to the "author".
guys about to die and the journalist rips him for wearing a jersey? classy
This seems along the same lines as blaming rape victims for the clothes they wear. Just sad.
so many fans in Columbus can't read otherwise they might get some ideas.
I almost couldn't believe when he started blaming the guy who got mugged because he was wearing a jersey. This is probably one of the worst sports articles I've ever read.
This guy is asking for his ass to be kicked by friends/family of Mr. Stow for writing this crap.
The most ironic thing about this article are their TOS rules:
Comments are encouraged but you must follow our Terms of Service. All comments will be reviewed by administrators and posted to their respective articles within 24 hours. Comments deemed inappropriate will not be posted.
- Keep it civil and stay on topic.
- No profanity, vulgarity, racial slurs or personal attacks.
- Comments that harass others or joke about tragedies will be deleted.
- Keep it brief and turn off all caps.
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According to their own TOS, shouldn't his article be deleted?
Sometimes I think people write stuff just to see how many hits they can generate. Writers like this guy, whom nobody has ever heard of, seem to write the most outlandish stuff imaginable with the sole motivation of driving up hits. Also (ime), checking for spelling errors and accuracy are no longer the editors job. No, their job is to find which sentence or paragraph needs shock value.
When I checked the article yesterday, he had 92,000 page views. He will probably get a pay raise for this piece of drivel.
And then he wrote this piece of drivel.
The only thing we know for sure is that his podunk news paper (I live less than an hour drive from Washington PA and have never heard of this paper) has never and will never get more page hits on their website than this stupid article has delivered.