Sparty it Buckeye?
is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
Sparty it Buckeye?
Drew Sharp just voted Comparoni into the top 25 in the spot that should have been ours
On a side note, is this like the 5th different twitter name for Gardner? They keep changing his number and he keeps having to get a new handle.
As long as he doesn't change it to QB_Force. I'm happy
Hope he has fun breaking down Connor Cooks 65 yards of passing next week.
if he's getting paid in any way for football opinions or reporting, it should be terminated. period.
even if he's just some anonymous messagboard wannabe tough guy, there's no place for that kind of bushleague shit.
is a classless as this one, sure. This guy also isn't just a random fan saying dumb shit, though to be honest I had no idea who he was before this thread.
Well it's my opinion that you're an idiot. You can't be calling for someone's major injury when you work for a national football recruiting site.
If he were a bus driver or an office worker or a computer programmer or whatnot, then offering his opinion on a sports message board probably shouldn't lead to firing. But it's his job to offer sports opinions and analysis. Thus, it's entirely appropriate to hold him accountable for the content and quality of those opinions and analysis.
I'm not sure this comment is so reprehensible that it deserves a firing, but if Rivals decides that's not the type of opinions they want representing their brand, they should get rid of him.
Dude . . . calling for a player to be cheap-shot so as to cause injury is a little more than just "expressing an opinion."
Dude it's not like people are asking for him to get fired when he works at a bank or something. He gets paid to write about football and he just wrote about how opposing teams should purposefully injure a college player. Are you seriously this dense or just committed to this bs narrative of people being too pc?
Had to log in to say that you're a goddam idiot. Saying that's it's ill-advised to have your QB serve as a blocker is an opinion. Calling for someone to be attacked is like "limits-of-freedom-speech" 101. Get a clue. Jesus.
I could care less if he's fired, I just cancelled my subscription to Rivals, if he no longer works there I might think about renewing it.
So they know?
Fired? Yes. Emphatically. When you condone the injury of a STUDENT-athlete and get paid for it, you are remiss. For a blogger named "no joke its (it's) hoke (Hoke)" though, I'd expect that comment. Dumbass.
He's paid for his opinion on football and offered horrible commentary on football. I don't know how you could expect him not to be fired.
Do you hate it that in pretty much every other country, too, it's illegal to incite violence? Or just in this country?
You might prefer North Korea. I hear public figures can get away with threatening nuclear war without consequence!
"You might prefer North Korea"? That really escalated quickly.
he's free to have his opinion, and he could wish physical harm on somebody if that's his bent. stupid fans say stupid shit all the time -- it's not like it hasn't happened here. BUT, if he's being paid for football analysis or reporting by some entity with any interest at all in sportsmanship and fair play, yes, he should be fired.
even if his 'work' is for the sparty market, it can't be in the interest of whoever pays him for this 'expertise' to continue to do so after he has called for doing deliberate physical harm to players.
I don't understand this... Why would someone actively root against someone getting hurt? I mean, that's a bad vibe I don't want to be sending.
I guess if your offense sucks, drag everyone else down to your level by trying to injure their best players. Nice.
I can't wait to see opponent watch this week and read the write-up on them. Snark, snark, snark.
Shane Morris is better than Maxwell/Cook/O'Connor
Brian Cleary is better than maxwell/cook/o'connor
and I suck
You know what they say, cockweeds of a feather flock together.
Bill Simonson and Brent Musberger are neck-and-neck in the tournament of terrible. The winner will have to face off against Ed Farmer.
"cockweeds of a feather flock together."
I don't know who "they" is, but I'm going to say that all the time now.
What a classless douchebag. He's an embarrassment to all Sparties, which is about as pathetic as it gets.
Honestly, he should be fired. This just disgusting.
to UM. They wished for him to have a season-ending knee injury.
It all comes with the territory of dealing with dirtbag Ohio and State fans.
Those are fans. This is a guy that gets paid to analyze a football team.
I see that Jim Comparoni was a star student at the Cobra Kai School Of Ethics And Sportsmanship. That's a pretty disgusting thing to say, let alone endorse. In the event anyone is unaware, Jim Comparoni is the publisher of Spartan Magazine, so he leads that effort.
It will be sweet when the asshole suffers through Devin going crane technique all over Sparty.
Thanks I was wondering who he was.
Sweep the leg.
I cannot wait to beat those assholes again.
I vote mgoblog stops using rivals data until this jackwagon gets fired.
So I will chime in... "Get em a body bag. YEAH!"
Is a piece of caca!
Sparty recruiting for Rivals? Is that a real job or does he get to call himself that because its insignificance means no one will notice anyway? How do you google search and write about kids that are insecure and have a driving hatred of UM to target as recruits? Just legacy kids or is his "job" done a few hours into each year? Maybe he only seeks to write about recruits from Amish or Scandanavian communities that have no internet and think RichRod is still at UM?
Is he just bashing our QB because MSU doesn't have a QB to speak of? Or a running back? Or just an offense in general?
I think his opinion and recommendation encapsulates and summarizes the sentiment of Michigan State Spartan Football fans rather nicely, don't you?
"That's how we coach our players, so I don't get the big deal with his comment."
that one of the things he values in life is "being a father." Nice example for his kids, eh?
I wonder what he'd say if a Notre Dame player did what he advises to his son?
What an idiot. I'm not surprised by this kind of crap of Sparty.
Some from MSU are decrying the "Chicken Song" at the end of the game as showing institutional classlessness.
If we were to point to this (and Gholston's attempt to break Robinson's neck two years ago), they'd claim "That's different!" Then they'd have trouble explaining why.
Others have said it -- they are scared to death. Their football program really is at risk of sliding into low second-tier territory.