When Non-Rhetorical Twitter Questions Go Wrong

There is a fine line between teeing up a lively Twitter discussion and setting yourself up for ridicule. Let’s start with Donovan McNabb, who excels at the latter.

Former Five continues to poll his followers about inane topics for his radio show. Who do you like to win the NBA Finals and why?  Were you surprised at the Spurs or disappointed in the Thunder? As expected, McNabb didn’t quite get the responses he was looking for:

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That should help steer the on-air conversation.

To be fair, McNabb did receive a handful of real responses, but per the usual, they were drowned out by the dickish ones.

And then, of course, there was this question from the Flyers’ official account which, at least on Twitter, didn’t receive one actual response:

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It’s a dangerous world out there, on Twitter.

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  • Charles from the Northeast June 3, 2014 at 9:58 am


    A post about Mr boring himself(McNabb).

    If I’m not mistaken the Phillies just lost 4 of 5 to the stinkin Mets and you post about McNabb’s meaningless tweets.

    Time to step your posting game up Kyle or I’m taking my viewing and commenting talents over to the 700level.

    • Kyle Scott June 3, 2014 at 10:35 am

      Here’s your Phillies post: They stink.

      • Calling Bullshit June 3, 2014 at 10:38 am

        If you would put as much effort into why they stink…..or the Eagles OTA’s…..or anything else we might care about…as you did with why some nitwits couldn’t get NHL Draft tix, this site wouldn’t be the dumpster fire it currently is.

      • Six figure Scotty June 3, 2014 at 10:46 am

        Wow. You are a condescending Asshole. But you probably make more than your posters so it’s ok. You do realize that having a business where your customers actually tell you what they want is a huge fucking leg up, right? Props on building the site. Can’t wait for your hubris to ruin it.

        • Guesty McGuest June 3, 2014 at 10:50 am

          well said. I still come here like an idiot every morning hoping to read some Philly sports articles….when will I learn?

        • Calling Bullshit June 3, 2014 at 10:51 am

          His hubris already ruined it.

          We are now participating in the death spiral of what was once a pretty good site.

  • Tom Chambers June 3, 2014 at 10:10 am


  • Calling Bullshit June 3, 2014 at 10:27 am


    Visiting my used-to-be favorite sports blog.

    The two stories posted today:

    -Andy Reid admitting he sucked the last few years. Thing is, he admitted it on Saturday. Today is Tuesday. Very timely.

    -Donovan McNabb’s twitter account. Zero fucks given.

    But some of the commenters are the real problem on this site.

    Fuck you.

    • Realist June 3, 2014 at 11:40 am

      For someone who hates this site, you sure as hell come here to post an awful fucking lot. We’re not talking about multiple comments a day. We’re talking multiple comments per post. If you hate this site so much, why don’t you just go the fuck away?

      • Calling Bullshit June 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

        I didn’t say I hate the site, I said I hate what it has become.

        I have cut my commenting down considerably because it just isn’t worth it.

        I will comment when I visit, but I don’t visit as mush as I used to.

        If you don’t like what I write, fucking ignore it.

        • Jaws Here June 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm

          I am with Realist on this one… What do you do for a living? Honestly how do you have that much time to post this often? It is almost impressive.

          It is hard to ignore your comments when every other one is you bitching how this site is going down the tubes or bitching how someone stole your handle.

        • Realist June 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm

          Jesus, if this is you cutting down your commenting “considerably,” I’d hate to see what happens if the site goes back to what it was before. Will you post at least 20 comments on every single article instead of just five or six?

  • Terrell Owens June 3, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I actually thought that this was pretty good. Kyle’s my teammate.

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