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Florio Won't Go on WFNZ with Steve Smith


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#106 Mr. Scot

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 01:17 AM

So I've finally had the chance to listen to Smith's interview, and it really sounds pretty credible.

As has been noted before, Smith isn't exactly good at hiding his feelings or keeping his opinions to himself. I seriously doubt he's lying.

His defense is passionate, believable, and sounds full of conviction. Way more believable sounding than "an unnamed source".

Also reread Gregg Rosenthal's piece. Sounds pretty clear that he's trying to balance Florio, which likely means he thinks Florio is off-base.

Edited by Mr Scot, 08 May 2010 - 01:21 AM.


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Posted 08 May 2010 - 01:51 AM

So I've finally had the chance to listen to Smith's interview, and it really sounds pretty credible.

As has been noted before, Smith isn't exactly good at hiding his feelings or keeping his opinions to himself. I seriously doubt he's lying.

His defense is passionate, believable, and sounds full of conviction. Way more believable sounding than "an unnamed source".

Also reread Gregg Rosenthal's piece. Sounds pretty clear that he's trying to balance Florio, which likely means he thinks Florio is off-base.


Yeah, I listened to the entire interview and Smith was pretty adamant about the "I didn't say it" part. Florio made it up, just as I expected from the first article about this (also, I must note that I never actually went to their website to read anything either - I read it from second-hand sources - unnamed so don't ask).

Also, I'd post the link to the mp3 file directly but I'm not sure if that would be appreciated by the mods. I tried downloading it from their website but it keeps trying to stream via WMP, so I grabbed the URL by unnamed methods (again, I can't reveal this information). If anyone wants the file for their "Omg that poo was hilarious" archives then let me know.

Edited by Dock, 08 May 2010 - 01:55 AM.


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Posted 08 May 2010 - 07:29 AM

I'm reading the comments from the blog - could this be our own Steve Smith who has taken a moronic commenter to task? If so, I love the guy even more than before. See below.


Dear Steve Smith,
All of the zeroes in your contract haven't bought you any common sense or class yet; You're a great football player--that's it. Take that away & what do you become? An angry man with several assault charges & no valuable skills set. While we're on the subject of how overpaid you are, here's a stat: 67% of former NFL players are broke 3 years after their careers. Look at how you've spent your money. I'm guessing there are more rooms in your house than people and that you also have several non-economical cars. Yes, you're just like most overpaid athletes.
A transcript of your interview reveals that you can't speak correctly [or assumingly, write correctly either, so there go the former-player Public Speaking gigs.] In a decade, the odds will be stacked against you for being skill-less and jobless. I would not hire you to mop my floors and take out garbage with your arrogance, even though you're very fast and catch footballs well....now. You have a great football work ethic, but you've exhausted all good will and credit that your MVP award has earned you. I realize that I'm just some blogger, but you can't just lose your temper every time someone speaks poorly about you. Have some temperance, humility, and confidence to ignore what other people say. Like it or not, they say it behind your back too--don't give them reasons to say more. Pull your head out of your ass, because the stories about you lately are not about your ability-- They're about how you're kind-of a turd. Now get out there and be somebody.
sincerely,
an engineer for the department of defense with too much time


engineer for the department of defense with too much time

I understand where your trying to come from but one thing you may want to do is get your facts right and know who you are talking about first 2.5 yrs after playing and divorced , broke..
I took a intership
with morgan stanley 2yrs in row and will be taking my test to be come a financial planner you can call me overpaid it sounds like you wish you were overpaid
can't speak correctly I choose to speak the way I want just like you try to sound so much better than me... I am father of three all from the same woman of 10yrs of marriage.

'I would not hire you to mop my floors and take out garbage'

you wouldn't hire me good because(CUZ) to be frank I have already done that for most of my high school and college life after and before school to feed my oldest son now so please don't do me any favors. you can sound like you know who I really am but one thing you that is clear the odds were stacked against me long b4 ur great words of wisdom. So maybe one day we will meet and you will see 20yrs from not I am still a lil turd that made from nothing who seem on the outside to be a dumb poo and really has his stuff together. I hate to disappoint you but I really do hold my own in corporate America
I just never see you at the meeting I at speak at or I am invovled in at the office so go do some else with my tax money then waste it on the net
:) and I am a a turd with no debt



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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:25 AM

Wow, makes you proud to be a Panther having somebody like Smith on the team.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:00 AM

I'd have a hard time believing that's actually Smith. Granted, it could be, but I'd more likely expect it to be a big fan doing an impression of him.

The best rebuttal of this story I've seen so far is Charles Chandler's bit from the Observer (link) but rather than discussing the text of that story, Florio chose only to include it in his "one-liners".

Again, that's pretty weak :nonod:

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 01:25 PM

LOL, now Florio has to walk around for the rest of his life hoping to never run into Smitty.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 03:29 PM

Whether you like Florio or not, the "Steve Smith won't be buying a PFT T-shirt" article is now the 6th top commented article in PFT history with 174 comments.


It has now moved to # 4 as the most commented article on the site. And I posted my last comment this article. I may never post there again.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:03 PM

Florio is a complete piece of poo. Shame on him.