Lots of good stuff this weekend, including our coverage of LeSean McCoy suffering one of the greatest athlete social media mishaps of all-time. Here's a roundup of the rest of the stuff via angry commenters:
It's sad that this is the only type of crap that will get you to "write" 3 stories before noon on a Sunday."
From “Chris Curtis”:
You are an unethical, immoral, jackass exploiting the private problems of people for your own benefit. You hold yourself out as a "journalist". You are no such thing.”
It stopped being private the minute McCoy asked his 172k followers to tell his Baby Mama that she was worthless.
From “Chris Curtis” again:
Wrong—-you took an argument with unsubstantiated facts (and even if they are factual, matters not) and made it into a "news story" that most people would never have known about except you chose to profit from it.
I wish I could just press the “profit” button. Anyone have one of those?
From “Chris Curtis” again again:
its not "irresponsible". It was intentional and nothing but unethical, immoral "gutter journalism" (and I hate even using the word "Journalism").
Jesus this site is extremely racist. And I don't mean the moron posters. Seems like this guy Kyle LOVES to jump all over anything negative involving black athletes. I can't believe some of media around this city even associates with him. Wow.
Ilya Bryzgalov thinks so too.
I have to say I'm disappointed in Kyle. With both the Flyers and Sixers having notched big wins on Saturday, for him to have fixated on this nonsense with McCoy instead was, in my mind, pathetic. I'm sure he figures that all this TMZ/tabloid stuff gets him more page views than plain old sport stories, I understand that, but when is enough enough? I like to think I'm being patient with this blog, but it's running short.
Choose the most interesting. And remember, you only get one if you want to have any semblance of a weekend:
The 18-25 Sixers beat the Knicks. Parade is Tuesday at 10 a.m.
The Flyers beat an awful Panthers team in front of 22 Floridians but then pooped the bed in Tampa.
LeSean McCoy tweeted vile things about the mother of his child to nearly 200,000 people, and was accused of having Herpes and “eating pussy to get [himself] off of child support.”
A hat trick, a 7-1 blowout (with OUTSTANDING goaltending), a 4 goal loss that illustrated just how important Bryz is, the return of Briere, a 35 point game from Jrue in a thrashing of rival division leaders, and Kyle decides to devote all his time to this lazy, irrelevant, retarded trash story that only his racist commenters care about. This site went from unique, witty and original to trashy, lazy, and thoughtless. It reeks of yellow journalism and shock jock race baiting.
You’re right– unique, witty and original would have been writing 300 words about Danny Briere feeling “great” about getting back onto the ice, and another 300 about Jrue Holiday celebrating his first All-Star selection with a great game. Those would have been the unique stories.
From “This site needs jam”:
Just imagine how much better this site could be if you put forth this much effort into actually talking about sports
My eighth grade teacher said something similar when she enrolled me in handwriting classes, because it’s something I’ll “really need one day.”
Meanwhile, Knuble signs, Briere returns, and without Hartnell or Meszaros, the Flyers destroyed the Panthers 7-1 last night in Sunrise. And this is the lead story on the "preeminent Philly sports blog"… first time I've been disappointed in CB. The sad thing is, this probably gets more clicks than the Flyers… because half-wits love this shit.
Temple has received top 25 votes, but have not cracked the top 25 yet. He's obviously biased, since he went there, but should still report on Temple like he did for 'Nova. When LaSalle and 'Nova beat top ranked teams they got a post, but Temple got no love for their upset against Syracuse. At least we all can agree on one thing, Villanova has the ugliest students in the Big 5.
I DISAGREE! [Have you ever been on UPenn’s campus?]
Only hear about Nova when it's convenient to talk about them. Where is the article about how bad Bryzgalov was last night?
OK, OK– here goes!
The Flyers beat the awful Panthers 7-1 on Saturday night thanks in part to a really strong effort from Ilya Bryzgalov, who turned away five shots from Tomas Fleischmann and Drew Shore, respectively. All of our goaltending problems are solved.
The Sixers beat the Knicks on Saturday night in a game that about 200 people watched to pull within seven games of .500. Jrue Holiday, impressively, scored 35 points, and we should celebrate the fact that the Sixers haven’t had a 35-point scorer since six years ago, when Willie Green did it. His career really took off after that, too. Tonight the Sixers will take on the powerhouse Memphis Grizzlies.
Last night, the Flyers didn’t show up and they started a beer league goalie, who, for reasons unbeknownst to anyone, has a two-year contract with a professional team. We’re putting about as much effort into the coverage as the Flyers did the game:_______________ penalty________________.
Villanova beat Louisville and Syracuse last week, teams considered no better than their equals for much of the past decade. And La Salle beat Butler and VCU– Mid-Majors experiencing a recent run of overachievement. Snark aside, all four of those wins were awesome and college basketball is easily the most exciting thing going on in Philly sports right now.
Drive carefully out there.