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Sean Payton in another media dust-up

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by hondo, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member


    Apparently, Sean Payton is okay with Jay Glazer breaking Saints injury news. But no one else is allowed to ask him about it.
  2. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    It read like a lot of whining to me.
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Payton is a cry-baby.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That was worth linking? Seriously? Who posted--oh.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Payton is a big time cry baby.

    I got a nasty phone call from Payton during his first year as HC in New Orleans over a throwaway line in a feature I'd written early in the week.

    I was at lunch with my wife and my phone rang and it's some PR flunky who didn't even introduce himself and just said, "Hold for Sean Payton."

    He then bitches me out for about five minutes over the story and I just kind of sat there and absorbed it. He wasn't vulgar and lord knows I've gotten ass chewings from coaches that were a thousand times worse, it just surprised me at how whiny it was.

    I told the story at the combine the following year and very quickly found out that Payton makes that phone call at least once a week to whichever out of town writer pissed him off the most.
  6. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Yes, Payton was whining, but this columnist was much worse.
  7. That column was pretty damn good until the end, when he basically ruined the entire piece's effect with a few smarmy lines. Too bad, because too many readers will only remember that.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Glenn is a really good guy and a good writer, but that was not his best work.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    It's twue, it's twue.
  10. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Payton should take a Vicodin to relax.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    NFL coach is a dickbag to the media. Shocking. Stop the presses.

    And the line how the media always wins? Uhh, no. Payton won the Super Bowl and can retire off corporate speeches the rest of his life. Writers will die penniless. Sometimes the assholes win. Most of the time, actually. Wah.
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