The One Where I Rip G Cobb and Bandwagon Vick Detractions

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Excuse me. I just injured myself when I slapped my face with a firm, open palm.

I’m the last person who should be criticizing someone for criticizing distracted athletes. I believe that far too few of us – as fans, bloggers, and writers – hold athletes accountable for their actions off the field. Athletes are humans, too. And the same way you or I would be held accountable for staying out too late, drinking too much, or calling out sick, is the same way athletes should be taken to task for doing those same things. After all, it’s their on-field performance that makes most of their off-field lives so glorious. If some of those activities interfere with their play, then they’re fair game for those of us who are emotionally (or professionally) invested in team. I’m all for that.

Heck, I’m the same guy who wrote about Jayson Werth’s trip to a St. Louis casino (at 4 A.M.) during the midst of a woeful slump, and Ryan Howard’s casted adventure at Dorney Park– both stories that were picked up by a number of local media outlets, much to the chagrin of the Phillies. I also routinely poke fun at Jeff Carter’s summer partying and DeSean Jackson’s ridiculous self aggrandizing. I’ve built a whole site around stuff like that, actually.

I love that gossip. I think it’s fair game. But then I read this piece, which was written by Garry Cobb on Tuesday. It’s awful.

Read the rest at CBSPhilly.com.

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8 Comments

  • JerseyJay March 16, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Kyle, If you would just stay focused of this website then you could be a better writer. When you are sleeping you need to be thinking about writing. When your eating, thing about writing. You need to stay focused Kyle, FOCUS!

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  • Lance March 16, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    even peyton manning spends days shooting commercials and endorsements.
    Endorsements are a much more reliable source of income for the man then relying on having a NFL season next year, so thank god he’s doing something. Be real Cobb, how many players are out there just working out all morning and smoking weed / drinking heavily all night now that they can’t get in work trouble for doing so.
    i lost brain cells reading that article. where can i drop off an resume for a job like he has?

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  • Jones March 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Kyle,
    Can you update Crossing Broad tickets to include phillies games. We bought our tickets through crossingbroadtickets earlier this year, but I can’t find any other in season games. It does make it real easy.
    Thanks

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  • Frank March 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Kyle,

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  • Darren March 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    You completely ripped off the article from cbsphilly’s blog today.

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  • Kyle Scott March 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    you realize i wrote that article, right?

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  • Shawn March 16, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I think it’s obvious He has a word count on his articles or something to ensure he can keep his job as a terrible writer.

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  • Iron Balls McGinty March 17, 2011 at 12:59 am

    JerseyJay said “… stay focused Kyle, FOCUS!”
    You mean fockyoused (if you were Dr. Johann Krauss):


    (go to the 2:37 tick).
    And just for giggles and shytes while we’re at it, everybody “suck my ectoplasmic schwanzstucker!”


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