Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Here's yet another humorous story to add to the vault and it again shows that MSMers have no idea how blogs work. Will Leitch wrote an article for Sporting News that goes into another interesting interaction he had at the Costas Now show. Not only did Buzz Bissinger lay into him, so did ESPN analyst Cris Carter....
“Hello, I’m Will.”Once again.....Geez people in Sports are sensitive! One random guy said you were an asshole and you want to beat up everyone on the Internet. Cris Carter always seemed like a nice guy to me, but now he really does seem like an asshole. Go figure.
Cris frowned, and even sneaked in a scowl. “Are you the blog guy?”
I smiled. The best way, I’ve learned, to deal with the hostility is just to smile. They’re not expecting that. I suspect they all think we look like the Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons or, more sinister, like a member of the thrash metal group GWAR. “Yes, sir, I do write a blog.”
Cris’ scowl was no longer sneaky. “You know, I got a problem with you,” the Ohio State grad said, through gritted teeth. “Some Michigan blog said I was an a--hole. Better nobody say that to my face.”
Smiling, trying to look calm, I said, “Well, sir, you know, I didn’t write that.”
Cris took a step closer to me. “You damn well better not of, ’cause if you had, I’d take you out right here.”
Bloggers, Or Anyone Associated With a Blog, Is Gonna Want to Steer Clear of Cris Carter (The Sporting Blog)