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Old 08-16-2013, 02:00 PM   #121
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Well done article about the RG3 media obsession.. Bracing for the RG3 Backlash - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Really good article.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:48 PM   #122
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Really good article.
Agreed. Particularly this:

It's {the media} all a big, stupid cycle. But you know that. Seeing RG3 coopted into it is what's kind of jarring. The player who was pretty much impossible to root against literally one of the only things all football fans could agree on is, I guess, going to be someone we can all argue about for the next few years. Somewhere along the line he's become this polarizing force, where trolls now realize that any imaginary controversy involving RG3 will get people angry and keep people engaged on all sides.

And:

It's one thing when guys like Tim Tebow or 40-year-old Brett Favre get co-opted into the stupidity cycle; they almost work better as sideshows. But RG3 is so much better than all that. He was probably the most exciting player in football last year. If the RedZone Channel had an MVP award, he would've had it sewn up by Week 8. He's stupidly impressive off the field, and on the field, he took a franchise that had been dead and hopeless for the better part of 20 years and turned things around in the span of three months. Superstars like that are the ones who end up transcending games, and teams, and even seasons. Or, to put it differently: Guys like RG3 are the athletes that we remember forever.
Now it's year two. Everything will get more complicated, and probably a little unbearable. It's inevitable. So as far as RG3's concerned, just try to enjoy what happens on the field and tune out the rest. And remember the most important lesson for any fan in 2013: Don't let sports media ruin sports for you.


Clearly SS has a lot to answer for.

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Old 08-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #123
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Griffin needs to be a little more calculated when it comes to the media. Maybe a little less honest and forthcoming.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:13 PM   #124
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Agreed. Particularly this:

It's {the media} all a big, stupid cycle. But you know that. Seeing RG3 coopted into it is what's kind of jarring. The player who was pretty much impossible to root against literally one of the only things all football fans could agree on is, I guess, going to be someone we can all argue about for the next few years. Somewhere along the line he's become this polarizing force, where trolls now realize that any imaginary controversy involving RG3 will get people angry and keep people engaged on all sides.

And:

It's one thing when guys like Tim Tebow or 40-year-old Brett Favre get co-opted into the stupidity cycle; they almost work better as sideshows. But RG3 is so much better than all that. He was probably the most exciting player in football last year. If the RedZone Channel had an MVP award, he would've had it sewn up by Week 8. He's stupidly impressive off the field, and on the field, he took a franchise that had been dead and hopeless for the better part of 20 years and turned things around in the span of three months. Superstars like that are the ones who end up transcending games, and teams, and even seasons. Or, to put it differently: Guys like RG3 are the athletes that we remember forever.
Now it's year two. Everything will get more complicated, and probably a little unbearable. It's inevitable. So as far as RG3's concerned, just try to enjoy what happens on the field and tune out the rest. And remember the most important lesson for any fan in 2013: Don't let sports media ruin sports for you.


Clearly SS has a lot to answer for.
I know the author personally. I know his aspirations. I know his thoughts on other subjects and his approach to them. I think it was a good article, but the irony of what he wrote with who he is and aspires to be is laughable
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:34 PM   #125
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I know the author personally. I know his aspirations. I know his thoughts on other subjects and his approach to them. I think it was a good article, but the irony of what he wrote with who he is and aspires to be is laughable
See, I just enjoyed the article. Now you go and harsh the mellow 'cause the writer's a hypocrite.

<sigh> you media types are all the same ...
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #126
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I know the author personally. I know his aspirations. I know his thoughts on other subjects and his approach to them. I think it was a good article, but the irony of what he wrote with who he is and aspires to be is laughable
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I thought you were going to say that
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See, I just enjoyed the article. Now you go and harsh the mellow 'cause the writer's a hypocrite.

<sigh> you media types are all the same ...
LOL. Sorry. I should have kept my mouth shut. Like I said it is a good article, in and of itself
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #129
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LOL. Sorry. I should have kept my mouth shut. Like I said it is a good article, in and of itself
it's fine. Just ribbing you. Article has good points, doesn't matter much if the author is a douche.

If it did, I would have you on my blocked list. <rim shot>
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it's fine. Just ribbing you. Article has good points, doesn't matter much if the author is a douche.

If it did, I would have you on my blocked list. <rim shot>
JR, you'd have sued him. C'mon now.
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If being a douche was actionable, I'd be a very rich man.

Hell, I could put my kids through college on you alone.
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If being a douche was actionable, I'd be a very rich man.

Hell, I could put my kids through college on you alone.
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it's funny imo

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Old 08-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #135
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it's funny imo
Funny stuff. NFL AM is the only show I can bear to watch anymore. You still get all the hype and BS stories, but at least they take it less seriously.
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