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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Mail Call

As a result of our interview with Scoop Jackson, we have received an overwhelming amount of feedback via email.

Some positive, some negative. Some down right hateful. Most responders though, thoroughly enlightened and grateful to us for bringing some personal insight from Scoop to them.

We wanted to take this opportunity to share an email from one of our readers, and answer his question.

NOIS-

Really enjoyed the Scoop post. Was awesome to read his thoughts and opinions, free from the yolks of espn.

Also, just wanted to ask a question. I hit that link to that site you mentioned in the post, sportsjournalists.com. What is the deal there? I noticed they had a few message threads about the Scoop interview. I went back today and noticed they mentioned your Imus post. Man, nearly every single comment they make is critical,negative and completely ill conceived. For a site supposedly made up of sports writers, they are really just a closed circle of same thinkers who seem to gather to talk trash about anyone out there saying anything that is not in line with their way of thinking. It was almost funny to read their comments about the Imus post. For supposed journalists, they sure don't have very good reading comprehension skills.

Anyway, just found it fascinating that a group of writers would have the time to sit around all day sipping on the same bottle of hateraid.

Can't wait for the next interview.

Daunte'
Mobile, AL


Daunte', we greatly appreciate your kind words and we are pleased you found the interview with Mr. Jackson to your benefit.

We are currently working on securing an interview with yet another top sports media personality. Rest assured, it will be worth the time.

While we appreciate you looking out for us, please, pay little heed to anything you might run across on a message board such as the one you mentioned.

What you came across was an example of bitterness and jealousy coupling with unmet goals and shattered hopes and dreams to form a support group for wannabe's and never was's.

Imagine, you toil away, desperately trying to hone the skills and talent to achieve your dream of reaching a large audience. Of gaining a voice. Of being relevant. You expect, that in time, you will reach someone...somewhere. But, as time goes on, you tread water. Never becoming necessary.

Well, that's what you have over there. And, when they see someone doing something positive. Doing something that is of value. And doing it before a larger readership than they could ever hope. It hurts. It is painful to realize that someone can come along and display talent you never had, with little effort. It is painful to witness the relevance you strive for be found elsewhere.

With that in mind, we would never pile on "journalists" who spend their days commenting back and forth with their handful of failed friends on a message board. Life has piled on them enough.

We wish them success as they struggle in their coverage of CYO basketball games for the Penny Saver. Or attempt to secure an interview with the local high school softball coach. All the while, finding the time to hate on sites like this because we can quickly contact and interview ESPN and national personalities. Or, as has been more common, have those personalities contact us.

The bottom line, Daunte', is that successful and controversial writers like Scoop, Mariotti, Wilbon, Whitlock, Albom, NOIS and all the others will always be the targets of misguided jealousy and hate directed from the bowels of "journalism".

Instead of learning from those of us blessed with a real and sought out voice and a relevance, they choose to congregate in their dark little circles and tell each other how they are really better than Scoop, Mariotti, Whitlock and NOIS.

It's like the ugly girls at a dance club sitting by themselves in the corner. Talking trash about the beautiful girls out dancing with the boys.

Don't hate us because we're beautiful.


Thanks for the feedback, Daunte'. We appreciate your readership.

28 comments:

Dave the Wave said...

that's it.
i can't take it no more.
i'm taking unsilent jew-nority's advice and starting my own blog.

you've lost your mind.

Sebastian said...

Mariotti?

Mariotti?

You did say Mariotti, right?

Mariotti?

Jay Mariotti, not Len. Or Squiggy Mariotti.

Jay Mariotti?

Allah be with you, because somebody's got to defend Jay Mariotti.....

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Allah be with you, because somebody's got to defend Jay Mariotti..... "

Sir, we simply defended his success and reach.

Martin said...

"i'm taking unsilent jew-nority's advice and starting my own blog."

Sir, if someone writes on the web and no one reads it, can it really be called a blog?

Mr.Poindexter said...

By coincidence,I was talking to Wilbon,Mariotti,et al,just the other day.Surprisingly,they didn't list you among their peers.I remember clearly Wilbon saying something about 'anonymous hack who offers sophistry and doubletalk as a substitute for originality' and Albom's laughing suggestion that 'he should learn something about writing before calling himself a writer'.I tried to defend you but their inflated egos were inpenetrable.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Surprisingly,they didn't list you among their peers.I"

Sir, and yet you read ALL of us at every opportunity.

How odd.

Al_Sharpton's_Banana_Hammock said...

"Sir, and yet you read ALL of us at every opportunity."

haha...got point!....this guy spends half his life reading you, but thinks you are a lousy writer...HA.

NOI rules!!1 said...

" they are really just a closed circle of same thinkers who seem to gather to talk trash about anyone out there saying anything that is not in line with their way of thinking."

Wait, he was talking about all of Nois' henchmen... right?

Mr.Poindexter said...

Sirs,you shoot the messenger.It was I who was speaking out for the honor and competence of NOIS,while those so-called 'professionals',who consider themselves above his peerage simply because they are actually paid for their thoughts and writing talents,derided his prevarications,evasions,and clumsy sentence construction.Your beautiful black skin is unfortunately thin like paper.

Alligator Aardvaark and YabbaDabbaDo

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"It was I who was speaking out for the honor and competence of NOIS,while those so-called 'professionals',who consider themselves above his peerage simply because they are actually paid for their thoughts and writing talents,derided his prevarications,evasions,and clumsy sentence construction."

Sir, that hurts.

Coming in a sentence constructed like that...

ultrasound tech said...

nois rules and mr. poindexter....you dudes are total morons.

you REALLY think that NOIS was serious when he listed this blog with those writers?

wow.

Mr.Poindexter said...

Mr.Ultrasound Tech,sir,you really think that NOIS isn't the equal of those writers?
NOIS,sir,I certainly apologize for any grammatical miscues.I'm simply trying to adhere to the standards you maintain.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"I'm simply trying to adhere to the standards you maintain."


Sir, if you cared about our standards, you'd:

i. be remotely interesting
ii. be remotely humorous
iii. show a modicum of depth

No, you have no interests in adhering to our standards.

Don't pretend.

ultrasound tech said...

"Mr.Ultrasound Tech,sir,you really think that NOIS isn't the equal of those writers?"


hmmm...lemme ask you. do you spend time sending emails or leaving comments for those writers?

didn't think so.

but you do for nois.

obviously, he's gained more of your interest and attention than the ones that get paid to do it.

hmmm....

madd hatter said...

"Mr.Ultrasound Tech,sir,you really think that NOIS isn't the equal of those writers?"

i think, on some level NOIS is. obviously, those guys appeal to a wider variety of audience. but, i rarely read their stuff and come away thinking about it. i do that a lot when i read nois.

Malcom Hex said...

if you think NOIS is so lousy, why do you comment on here so often? I mean, when I read a blog or a columnist, if it sucks...i don't bother with it no more.

Just asking.

Dave the Wave said...

let's not be so hastey to dismiss NOIS on this one. I totally would put him in the same class as Scoop and Mariotti.

Jackasses.

Martin said...

"I totally would put him in the same class as...and Mariotti."

How DARE you, sir!

Dave the Wave said...

"How DARE you, sir!"

hey, douchenozzle, you left out Scoop!

Martin said...

"hey, douchenozzle, you left out Scoop"

'douchenozzle'? Your intellectual barbs are truly too much, sir.

Dave the Wave said...

"'douchenozzle'? Your intellectual barbs are truly too much, sir. "

as is your nois impersonation.

douchenozzle.

Martin said...

"as is your nois impersonation."

Sir, I could NEVER impersonate NOIS. First, I do not have the intellectual fortitude to assemble the variety of articles of commentary that he does. Also, sir, I am not as tolerant of blatant racism and stupidity, as exemplified by you, sir. I would have banned you long ago and publicly ridiculed you. However, that is a weakness of my flesh and not Allah's way.

NOI rules!!1 said...

"I would have banned you long ago and publicly ridiculed you."

How could you publicly ridicule someone under an alias?

Burnsy said...

I also get a lot of mail about my blog, sir. Most of them are from the motherland, Nigeria to be precise, and they are offering me all sorts of money. I never realized I reached that demographic so well.

Amicable MindSet said...

Certainly, the people on that message board were wrong for making such insulting remarks.

But, that is no good reason to sink to their level.

You'd set a better example by simply ignoring them.

Mr.Poindexter said...

NOIS,sir,I am pleased to read you are raising the bar.You are capable of so much more.
Mr.US tech,sir,and I his.
Malcolm Hex,sir,it didn't never occur to me to looks at it that way.

Mr.Blackman said...

word, you did that.

Sportsbruh said...

yeah, it's a bunch of USELESS clowns over at sj.com. When you go against the grain over there you'll hear about it. Even their USELESS MODERATORS are stunted in their growth.