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The cycle of stupidity

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JackReacher, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member


    Pretty good take on the recent RG3 "news" and, really, how the media handles situations and athletes like this. It was only a matter of time before we all got tired of seeing and hearing how great and wonderful RG3 is. One confusing quote later, and suddenly RG3 is a diva and needs to pipe down and know his role.

    "It's all a big, stupid cycle."

    I was, however, glad to see the writer acknowledge his employer's role in all of this media stupidity.
  2. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    The money line, and what so many stories these days really boil down to:

  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    More than that, he's somehow been employed in some capacity by multiple sports networks since he stopped throwing footballs into the ground.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    It's all about hot takes.

  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    It's a weekly feature at Grantland, written by the same author as the RG3 piece, with this intro:

    "Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth."

  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Whitlock will put an end to it.
  7. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member

    So much sports writing is so incredibly stupid. Pick an era. Yes, some of it is great. Some. But it doesn't matter what era you pick, you can be blown away by the stupidity of so much of it.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Most of the time, everyone's racing to be the first to write something stupid.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    What is Sonner's usual means of transportation?
  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    That was actually pretty funny.
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