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#16 Cary Kollins

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:28 PM

I mean, the guy has to just be trolling right?

 

His argument is a person cannot be a fan of a football team unless they live in the city/state?

 

 

 

 

Jesus, I knew Foxnews contributors were dense but I didn't know they were this dumb.



#17 TheRumGone

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

i love the huddle because of threads like this.



#18 mr beauxjangles

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:33 PM

You do realize that deadspin editors and contributors write emails just like that to people just like you every day?

#19 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:36 PM

What a bunch of dickbags.

#20 Frash Brastard

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:38 PM

May I also suggest kissingsuzykolber. They're pretty good at tearing down clairvoyant sports journalism

#21 jtnc

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:39 PM

The professionalism is strong with this one.

#22 Dick the Butcher

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:40 PM

link to you original e-mail?  i can't find it.



#23 Growl

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:41 PM

Hahahahaha what class.



#24 TheRumGone

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:42 PM

http://www.carolinah...2-years/page-12

 

 

here's the letter



#25 philw5289

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:42 PM

I hope to one day be known as the man that crushed Forbes. That'd be tight. I was honestly amazed to get such an unprofessional response.

 

where's the letter that u sent to him?



#26 Brooklyn Bully

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:47 PM

Wait, so you get mad that someone "told on Cam", and you turn into a baby and write them a letter, then get mad when they fire an equally pathetic response to it? 

 

Get a life.



#27 Montsta

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:49 PM

where's the letter that u sent to him?


A little blurb written by one of your writers, a Mr. Chris Smith (@ChrisSmith813), has gotten some press around national circles the past week or so, making it to sites such as Yahoo's Shutdown Corner blog, MSN's sports site and even ESPN.com. It's an article about how Cam Newton has been violating the NFL's uniform policy since his first game because he wears helmet visor clips with an Under Armour logo on them. He specifically mentioned in his initial article that after hours of research he could not find a single other player that has branded clips that would be in violation of the rule against non-approved brands being worn exposed on any part of a player's uniform. This article made it to a football fan site, and after literally two minutes of Google research, a minimum of ten other players, including superstars such as Robert Griffin III and Calvin Johnson, Raiders quarterback Terrell Pryor, and San Francisco safety Eric Reid were all also found to be wearing similar visor clips, and thusly, were also in violation. The author of this article would later edit his article to include a couple of lesser known names to the list, but not before he actually called the NFL league office to complain about Cam Newton specifically. This call will certainly result in an inflated fine for Cam Newton, potentially equal to the yearly salary of an average American. That is no small amount of money to lose on something so absurd. He claimed on twitter to have wrote it because it's wrong that Nike pays $1B+ for apparel rights in the NFL and Cam Newton is skirting that agreement with wanton disregard to the rules, and yet he did ZERO research to see if it was a rampant, league-wide problem.

What Mr. Smith doesn't mention in his piece is that he lives in New York and is a New York Giants fan and he wrote the article after the Carolina Panthers beat the Giants 38-0 this past Sunday. The timing of the piece, to me at least, seems a bit off at minimum, and at worst is wholly vindictive in it's premise.

Now that this has made it's way to the national sporting news outlets like the sites I mentioned above, I encourage you to peruse the comments section of those sites and make note of the reader responses.

"This is the kind of hard-nosed investigative journalism Forbes has it's writers looking into these days? What a joke." -Yahoo's Shutdown Corner Blog

"I can't believe Forbes employs this bitter fan to pass off things like this as 'news' articles." -MSN sports page

Those are just a couple of excerpts from the thousands of comments on these sites from people who just watched the credibility of anything related to the Forbes name take a serious hit.

As a lifelong fan of Forbes magazine and, in the more modern era, Forbes.com, I encourage you to take a long look at the people you allow to be associated with the Forbes name, because with a few clicks of the keyboard, they can completely tarnish an entire brand.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this email.



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:49 PM

Wait, so you get mad that someone "told on Cam", and you turn into a baby and write them a letter, then get mad when they fire an equally pathetic response to it? 

 

Get a life.

 

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#29 Montsta

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:54 PM

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Wait, so you get mad that someone "told on Cam", and you turn into a baby and write them a letter, then get mad when they fire an equally pathetic response to it?

Get a life.


Well, as a felon for half my life and a formerly institutionalized violent offender, my natural instinct is to just beat the living poo out of people to resolve our differences. But seeing as I don't think we'll be meeting face to face anytime soon, and I'm quite proud of my 7 year no arrest streak, I had to go with the Internet version.

And color me shocked that Brooklyn bully had to put his controversial two cents in.

Get a life.

#30 SCP

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:56 PM

Well, as a felon for half my life and a formerly institutionalized violent offender, my natural instinct is to just beat the living poo out of people to resolve our differences. But seeing as I don't think we'll be meeting face to face anytime soon, and I'm quite proud of my 7 year no arrest streak, I had to go with the Internet version.

And color me shocked that Brooklyn bully had to put his controversial two cents in.

Get a life.


Be careful man. He's from Charlotte but lives in Brooklyn and cuffs his jeans.


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