This May Be the Most Hateful Email Ever Sent to a Sportswriter

Eagles Inquirer beat reporter Jeff McLane, who, inexplicably, is still using IOS 6, tweeted the following ridiculous email he received from a reader in response to, of all things, reporters’ use of Shady when writing about LeSean McCoy:

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I must say, I am flat-out IMPRESSED at the way in which this guy seamlessly weaved together homophobia and racism without ever losing his media criticism undercurrent. He shouldn’t have called Jeff an idiot, though. That’s not nice.


  1. Calmer than you are Dude…

  2. I am thoroughly vexed by that email and the post in general. Why does this guy believe the use of shady is gay?

  3. I bet that person has some well-thought-out opinions on Ferguson

  4. Other than the homophobia and the racism I agree dead on with his point. When I see “Shady” in print or worse hear the sportstalk radio hosts in this town (all of whom are in their forties, fifties or sixties except for the two douchebags in their late thirties on 97.5 who only have jobs because they sucked up to Missanelli for years) refer to McCoy as “Shady” my skin crawls.

    To hear Rob Ellis or Gargano or even worse the tries-way-too-hard-to-be-manly Glen MacNow call LeSean McCoy “Shady” it just sounds pathetic.

    • Mike Vick's Parole Officer

      August 22, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Dead on. Listening to that slob Gargano gargle McCoy’s balls while calling him Shady is disgusting. Plus McCoy is douchebag. The best RBs in the game actually show up in the playoffs.

    • You mean “sucked off missanelli for years.”

  5. Hey look, a crossing broad commenter emailed Jeff McClane.

  6. The official Levi from Overbrook Park

    August 22, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    That anonymous rant was from none other than Howard Eskin himself.

  7. ..Or, when guys like Rob Charry continually refer to the players they like only by first names… “Jimmy” and “Chase”……e.g., the line up tonite, Revere leading off, followed by Jimmy and Chase….

  8. Do you think everyone at the clan meeting had a say in writing that text?

  9. Bernie from Broomall's Dick

    August 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Probably that same nut that kept emailing mike miss crazy shit

  10. This is the best article this blog had in a long time. You should hire this guy to write your shitty columns.

  11. When's Taney's next game?

    August 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    No posts on Taney today? There have been plenty of articles written about them that you could copy and paste from. Much like all of Philadelphia’s “feel good sports stories”, this one ended in a pathetic defeat. Good luck hawking those dumbass shirts too.

  12. I think you need to shit can Jim and hire this guy. Fucking dude is on point.

  13. Does this fall in the same category as referring to your favorite team as “we.”

  14. fucking ray didenger does this too. shady shady shady. love hearing on old white guy use some cooon slang

  15. Why did it take him two hours to screen grab the second half of the email?

  16. I can confirm Jeff Mclane is dweesh. I’m 95 years old and I kicked the crap out of him

  17. UL Washington's Toothpick

    August 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    i so agree with this guy. how old are these sports writers, 12? Also, to the guys who attend sporting events wearing their team jerseys, or sitting at a sports bar or at home wearing your teams jerseys: stahp! when your wives or girlfriends watch Grey’s anatomy do they wear scrubs? wouldn’t that be weird?

  18. I give it 6 months before Tamba Hali is layin pipe to kc mcdonnel. Mudshark

  19. Missaneli wrote it, he’s both racist and homophobic.
    Werth will retire a National. You should hear the commentators talk about “the beast” “wolf man…..” It makes me sick!!!

  20. I don’t listen to sports radio. just music whilst driving. Entertainment covers alot of ground, from football to formula one. a welcome diversion from ISIS and Ebola. Some media types are good at pushin’ peoples buttons. they know certain topics light up the switchboard ( wtf’s a switchboard ?).

    names…..ever notice how the media seperates people from the masses in news stories ?
    why do they do this ? for subliminal reasons ?

    John Wilkes Booth
    Lee Harvey Oswald
    Mark David Chapman
    James Earl Ray

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