Thursday, July 26, 2007

how long until every other sports media company besides espn shuts down?

not sure why he bothered to include this question (and subsequent answer) in his column. from stewart mandel's latest college football mailbag on

Why doesn't ESPN have any respect for the Georgia Bulldog program? We want a little RESPECT.-- Kenny L. Betsill, Fayetteville, Ga.

SM: I'm not sure, sir. You're going to have to take that up with the folks in Bristol.

this has the tone of a nerdy kid asking a slightly less nerdy kid why the cool kids don't like him (the first kid). kind of sad.

on the brighter side, later on stewart delivers this zinger to a media-hating reader who wishes he were cool enough to blog here at fjm:

Is your Daddy the CEO of SI or something? The reason I ask, is because you are a terrible writer. I too am a Journalist and the only way I can fathom how you got a job at Sports Illustrated is someone knew you personally and gave you a job you weren't qualified for. You need to go back to school and re-learn how to write.-- Joe, St. Louis

SM: Would it be like Billy Madison where I get to repeat each grade in two weeks? If so, I'm in. And while I'm there I'll be sure to pass along anything I learn about run-on sentences, capitalization and dangling prepositions that you might find useful in your role as a "Journalist."

joe from st. louis just got s-s-s-s-s-s-s-SLAMMED. how does it feel to be on a stewart mandel poster, joe? facial. total facial. joe will think twice the next time he wants to write a scathing "you is bad at riteing" email to a small-time sports journalist.


pnoles said...'s on now....GRAMMAR STYLE BITCHES!

....I guess after saying that it's pretty obvious that I still look up to the "slightly less nerdy kid".

Chris W said...

total grammar pwning.

that should be a label