Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Sports Dork is Losing It

I'm starting to believe that ESPN's Sports Dork, Bill Simpson, does not believe a thing that he writes and his whole persona is an act. He is likely a Mets fan who grew up rooting for the Giants because nobody in the world -- not even the biggest douche nozzle -- could have their irony meter turned so low. In the dork's latest internet defecation, he tried to describe haters.

From Rebel Chris in Vegas (who passed this along, because there was no way that I was going to read it).

Of those five hater theories, only No. 4 applies to some degree. But there's a huge difference between being perceived as a hater and actually hating someone. The hater gimmick sprung from the Internet, where bloggers and message-board posters rip people to shreds on a daily basis. It's a logical tactic: If you want to cause a splash, but you're not talented or funny and lack an interesting take, what's left? You attack. As those attacks turned more and more venomous, the most common counter to them became, "You're just a hater."

Emphasis mine ... now you read that line and you think of Ara Parsegian in Rudy when he tells Vince Vaughn's character that he has summed up his lousy career in just one sentence as he's gone from the third string to the scout team.


Adrian Dater said...

Quit whimpering, Bill. You're getting off easy.

THN said...

It would be like *-Rod complaining about somebody's steroid use.

hcg said...

Oh wow, this got every one going - fascinating input mixed with a good read.