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Forbes Reporter Tattles On Cam Apparently Violating League Uniform Rules. . .for 2+ Years

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My reading comprehension is perfectly fine. Your original post was laughable because you were defending an article that lacked adequate research. You should research the definition of journalism before questioning my comprehension. When writing an article in a reputable magazine, adequate research is paramount. He failed to make his argument relevant or reputable by making Newton public enemy number # 1. Dozens of players wear the clips, but his article points to Newton as the renegade.

If you write a trashy article for the public to read you can't be surprised if you get called to the carpet by the public.

 

 

 

That would be true, and expected of a writer IF the publication were one focused on NFL, or even sports in general.

 

That a writer for a magazine focused on business did not do adequate research about a sports related article (although it does have a small tinge of business related to it) should not be a surprise. If some dude from Sports Illustrated does a story about IBM, few would expect them to put forth much effort in making sure all of the tech-related facts were true, accurate, and up to date. The article was about Cam...not umpteen other players. Granted, he did single Cam out on an issue that is appears others are guilty of as well, but again the article was not about others, it was about Cam, so in that regard his "research" as you put it seems pretty standard. (standard leave alot to be desired, but that another journalistic issue altogether)

 

 

 You say i defended the article, but yet I did not. What I did defend was the writers job in writing the article. I in no way defended the content of the article other than to point out that he is in fact correct that IFCam is wearing a logo unauthorized by the NFL then it is a violation. (A fact whether you want to acknowledge it or not,

 

The rest of my post concerned opinions outside of the article. And yes, I stand by my opinion that while we may have had some angst about the focus of the article, the stuff said about the guy has been atrocious. I mean seriously, we call Saints*** fans classless and such yet some of our people fill the guys twitter with such classless comments they might as well be Saints fans themselves.

 

As of yet, I havent heard that the NFL has come down on Cam or the team for it, so I'm not sure why the article was such a big deal. If in the coming days/weeks Cam gets fined as a result of the article, I could support "some" of the nasty comments 100%, but until then the article is barely worth mentioning, and certainly not something to be wishing death upon and making crude comments about his mother over.

 

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Oh Chris Smith, haven't you heard from Dameshet that the Huddle Mafia ain't nothin' to fug with?

 

This...right...fuggin...here.

 

If you're a half-assed journalist looking to make a name for yourself, and you have anything related to the Carolina Panthers in your crosshairs, just one bit of advice:

 

 

 

 

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This guy is a whiny bitch...

 

After Zod busted his ass...

Chris Smith ‏@ChrisSmith813

@CarolinaHuddle @jjones9 Jeremy: You're aware that's from last November, yes? Curious how or why that discredits my reporting in the least.

 

 

 

Oh... you updated your story AFTER you got called out... how professional...

 

 

  1. @CarolinaHuddle (2/2) named others but honestly didn't find any originally. I think story is more embarrassing for NFL than it is Newton.

  2. @CarolinaHuddle That was a bit of hyperbole, and I've updated my story to name other players I've found with UA clips. I would have (1/2)

 

 

 

Basic Journalism you say?

 

 

@ThomasW06 (2/2) it's a violation. How am I not going to write that story? And at that point, requesting comment is just basic journalism.

 

 

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Looking at some of the shots I could find online, it seems several players have the UA visors. So maybe just maybe Nike does not have one yet that has been approved by the NFL. So maybe just maybe they are still under contract for the UA visors.

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I can sleep better at night now that the evil visor clips which can't be seen without a telescope have been exposed. All the problems currently going on in the world pale in comparison to this insidious plot.

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hmmm...interesting....6415317745_59e3e6f9a7_b.jpg

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49ers still using the clips tonight

Boldin and defenders wearing UA visor clips

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49ers still using the clips tonight

Boldin and defenders wearing UA visor clips

yep. quite a few teams are using them. and like with the panthers, it's the equipment managers using them, not the players. it's just that some teams use ua and some use oakley. 

 

it's not uncommon, tho. if that hack writer had done his job instead if trying to attack cam (which by now it's obvious he had some kind of agenda against cam to single him out as he has) he would have seen it. 

 

he didn't do his job thoroughly and quite frankly, i'm surprised that forbes is paying this clown. 

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I just wanna say thank god we didn't consider Tavon Austin. He's a burner but his 4.3 speed overhyped his stock. I knew his hands and route-running would cause issues. The Rams made a huge mistake moving up for him.

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