I got a lot of good responses from the survey yesterday (thank you). Those comments will, as promised, remain anonymous. But (now ex-)reader Josh didn’t bother to fill out the survey and instead sent me an email. I don’t think he likes me, or the fact that I sometimes write in the first-person. I think Josh is being mean to me. This is the email I received from his Hotmail account:
I want my $1.99 back. I love all things Philly Sports. I was unfamiliar with Crossing Broad when it appeared as an app ‘other people also downloaded’ when I downloaded CSN Philly. I am not sure which is worse about your blog and your writing; the fact that you never have any new insight into any situation and you simply steal information from real journalists and pass it off as your own, or your infatuation with your over inflated self image that you believe you have for this rise to mediocrity within Philly Sports blogs. Oh lets not forget a third one; that half the crap you attempt to pass off as journalism has absolutely nothing to do with Philly Sports.
You’re like that kid in high school that walks down the hallways thinking he’s the shit oblivious to the fact that everyone else is laughing at him behind his back as soon as he passes them. You are so transparent and judging by the comments I have read, I am not the only one who feels this way. Let’s see…..an article that is titled “I really need a haircut.” Yea we get it, you did an interview with Rhea Hughes and you wanted everyone to know how special you are. Or the story about the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Could you be anymore transparent? Wow Kyle was interviewed on television….tell us more Kyle. If that is the only time you have had an issue with PPA, then you have no right to speak about them. If that wasn’t your only negative experience about PPA, then why did you choose that story? Hmm….lets see. You chose it so you could tell everyone you were on tv. Do you think people don’t see right through that? Plus the story you told wasn’t even PPA’s fault. It was Fox who told you to park there and they should have been responsible. But again, that really wasn’t what the story was about was it. It was an opportunity for you to slip in story reminding all of us ‘that one time for 5 minutes a long time ago…..you were on tv.” Congrats. Or lets see, just last week when the Phillies announced their memorial day uniforms you had to be sure to model it for us and then tell us that you would receive a small commission if we clicked the link to buy shirts. Why don’t you just put the link? You really need to tell people you get a commission for it? I know people who act like that, they are in the early twenties, or perhaps teenagers who don’t realize just how transparent they are being. How old are you? Are you really that immature? Theres no way you are in your early twenties.
When you aren’t trying to remind us that you are the writer and editor of a mildly successfulPhiladelphia sports blog, you are writing about things that have nothing to do with Philadelphiasports. Yea Ryan Lochte is a douce, we all know. We don’t need you to tell us and YOUR NOT FUNNY. Nobody is laughing at your stupid jokes. Cliff Lee pissing excellence and can you see his curve ‘balls’……that’s hilarious man. Most journalists have someone that they try to emulate when they first start off. I don’t know who you are trying to emulate, if anyone but it’s not working. Your writing can’t be taken serious and yet its not funny either. You should stop with the low brow jokes and inuendos and give us some actual news or actual insight. Everything I find on your blog is stolen from some other website like [redacted shitty website that I don’t read] or deadspin. You then write a few sarcastic sentences and pass it off as your own. That’s not journalism.
So before you are about to say well “I should stop reading your blog if I hate it so much”…….don’t worry, I have just deleted the app from my phone. I had the app for about 3 months and every once in awhile there is an article that is actually well written and provides some well thought out insight to something in Phildelphia sports. The article about the arena lighting for the Sixers. That was actually insightful. If you didn’t steal it from someone else then you should give yourself a pat on the back. You are like the crazy girlfriend who you want to break up with and every time you are about to do it they give just you just enough sanity to make you say….”well I’ll give it just a few more days and see what happens.” Well I am done giving it anymore days. Your writing is getting worse and worse. That was a waste of $1.99.
I just wanted to share that. I am so very transparent sometimes. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out the vicious contradiction Josh pulled off in graf three: You should try to be like other people. You shouldn’t use things written by other people.
I wonder if that includes emails?
More transparency: Don’t download that Android app we released last year. It sucks. New IOS and Android apps are coming this year, and they won’t suck.