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NY+Giants=NYG
07-31-2008, 08:18 AM
http://corner.bigblueinteractive.com/index.php?mode=2&thread=296667

Someone on our website found it and posted it. Some very interesting stuff!

Excel Monkey
07-31-2008, 08:25 AM
Only thing that I found surprising was that Brusci wasn't well-liked in the locker room, and obviously the sex tape thing about Belichicik.

Moss is one of those guys that is CONSTANTLY unfairly criticized. The guy is basically Kevin Garnett when it comes to work ethic and desire, he's just not a vocal leader.

Brent
07-31-2008, 09:30 AM
That was a pretty interesting read but I'd like to know more about the person who wrote it, such as: what was his job? How long was he there? Why did he leave?

Bills2083
07-31-2008, 10:16 AM
Good article. Thanks for posting it.

Gay Ork Wang
07-31-2008, 10:32 AM
Mommy, is that you?????

Fogcity_faithful
07-31-2008, 10:35 AM
It was a good article. This guy had better got some evidence. I think that Moss has always gotten a bad rap, and Dillon's had truth to it. Wondering what this seasons Pats BS is going to be

Liked the part about killing his own mother to win a football game

Paul
07-31-2008, 10:42 AM
Only thing that I found surprising was that Brusci wasn't well-liked in the locker room, and obviously the sex tape thing about Belichicik.


Does the man do anything without cameras?

Gay Ork Wang
07-31-2008, 10:44 AM
haha that was awesome

Excel Monkey
07-31-2008, 10:49 AM
Does the man doing anything without cameras?

I caught him filming my "move". :(

Buckeyes
07-31-2008, 07:41 PM
wow.. did he get fired? or just leave? then write all this stuff ahaha

Turtlepower
07-31-2008, 07:47 PM
Bruschi went to the University of Arizona, you expected him to be a nice guy???

Finz99
07-31-2008, 07:51 PM
Bruschi went to the University of Arizona, you expected him to be a nice guy???

I resent that statement. Bruschi only represents 3/4 of U of A's students. Which happens to be all the frats.

BlindSite
07-31-2008, 07:53 PM
http://pregame.com/forums/blogs/tommy-rider/archive/2008/07/26/football-picks-inside-tommy-rider.aspx (general tommy rider thing)

i call utter BS until this is posted as an actual article on an actual news site.

even if true, i also really don't see how any of it is interesting. "the pats never did wrong by me, but let me proceed to air all of their dirty laundry just because i'm a worthless hack as a writer". awesome.

I don't think there was that much dirty laundry, the players he said were douche bags have always been thought of as such. If anyone read the book "the blue print" none of the words about the players would've been news.

The Belichick thing is the biggest claim to be made. Interesting, if the guy did work in PR he'd have to have at least some form of evidence in all the matters, he'd be smart enough to know about libel etc.

Besides, if he was a true writer he would've told it exactly as he did, without bias, just as he saw things.

MetSox17
07-31-2008, 07:59 PM
Lol, Belichick sex-tape. HAHAHA!

Brodeur
07-31-2008, 08:00 PM
I want to see this sex tape.

MetSox17
07-31-2008, 08:06 PM
I want to see this sex tape.

LMAO, i can imagine Belichick. Seeing how lifeless he is in person, i imagine how he'd be in the sack. Haha

JF4
07-31-2008, 11:49 PM
Another good part of this is how he guaruntee's Corey Dillon will end up in jail.

Bold, but funny statement.

Matthew Jones
08-05-2008, 09:29 PM
As a Patriots fan, the Bruschi thing surprise me some, but not a ton. Dan Koppen surprises me. That's about it.

ALD
08-05-2008, 10:39 PM
http://pregame.com/forums/blogs/tommy-rider/archive/2008/07/26/football-picks-inside-tommy-rider.aspx (general tommy rider thing)

i call utter BS until this is posted as an actual article on an actual news site.

even if true, i also really don't see how any of it is interesting. "the pats never did wrong by me, but let me proceed to air all of their dirty laundry just because i'm a worthless hack as a writer". awesome.

Oh, come on, you know if you worked for an NFL franchise and then went on to become a journalist a lot of people would be interested in the innerworkings of the team and how the players are behind closed doors. So writing an article about that, once you were no longer part of the organization, is only reasonable.

ALD
08-05-2008, 10:41 PM
I bet Belicheck is a kinky mofo, probably a sub judging by how much of a control freak he is outside of the sack.

bored of education
08-05-2008, 10:44 PM
entertaining at least

yourfavestoner
08-05-2008, 11:26 PM
so he expects corey dillon to end up in jail simply because he's an asshole? what a douche. also, the husband of the wife who belichick had an affair with is suing his wife for being unfaithful? another douche.

Mr. Stiller
08-06-2008, 02:00 AM
LMAO, i can imagine Belichick. Seeing how lifeless he is in person, i imagine how he'd be in the sack. Haha

You know he's probably like one of those girls that insist on having sex with the shirt on.

He probably wore the hoodie in bed... Hood up and everything.. Gangsta style.

locseti
08-06-2008, 02:17 AM
You know he's probably like one of those girls that insist on having sex with the shirt on.

He probably wore the hoodie in bed... Hood up and everything.. Gangsta style.

hahahah that stupid ass sleeveless hoodie,

Burns336
08-06-2008, 02:21 AM
Why does this guy say he's been covering Moss for 2 years when it's only been 1?

Plus what's this ******** about Bellichek being a "powerful man"

This guy acts like he is some prominent government official or something. He's a ******* football coach. Honestly.

locseti
08-06-2008, 02:32 AM
Wouldn't that be funny to see the guys on NFL Live discussing this article ? hahahah Trey Wingo and Marcellus Wiley and Golic?? Oh my god that would be a riot! Chris Carter - "Ya, Bruschi really is a jerk." Wingo - "Belichick really loves those cameras. What do we call this, PornGate?"

ALD
08-06-2008, 12:42 PM
*shrug* i fail to see where i'm obligated to sell out simply because i'm a piss poor writer and people want to read tabloids. if the pats really never did him any wrong, the guy is a piece of ****, pure and simple.

Please explain what writing an article that you have inside information for has to do with being a piss poor writer? I just don't see the link between a journalist having inside information, that a lot of readers would be interested in, and being a bad writer.

America
08-06-2008, 01:15 PM
that's an awesome article. I always knew Vrabel was a dick

ALD
08-06-2008, 03:47 PM
absolutely nothing. he's just a hack and bad writer. i fail to see where i insinuated there was any connection.

i fail to see where i'm obligated to sell out simply because i'm a piss poor writer

Maybe I'm miss reading that, and this


"the pats never did wrong by me, but let me proceed to air all of their dirty laundry just because i'm a worthless hack as a writer"

Addict
08-06-2008, 04:10 PM
I'm having a hard time believing he has no grudge.

Burns336
08-06-2008, 04:36 PM
This sounds like something my little brother would write and try to pass on as something real.

Honestly, doesn't anyone else think this is a joke or something?

Menardo75
08-06-2008, 05:22 PM
Either way this is hilarious

BlindSite
08-06-2008, 06:08 PM
absolutely nothing. he's just a hack and bad writer. i fail to see where i insinuated there was any connection.

Journalists, first and foremost aren't writers. They don't have to create much of anything. They collect facts and put it into a very rigid structure.

The second thing is Journalists are all taught to cover your own ass. He wouldn't have said any of this without having some proof. There's a reason slander leaves you open to a civil suit.

The guy has used what he's seen from the players and staff's interactions and posted it. He's also opened up a can of worms with the sex tape thing but realistically he made the claim that the woman's husband has a tape and is filing a civil suit, this is something that is pretty hard to make up.

I personally wouldn't dump on the people I worked with in an industry for an internet blog, its not how I conduct myself professionally. It doesn't make you a bad writer, maybe a bad person with a ****** soul, the profession is like that, we're all assholes.

BlindSite
08-06-2008, 08:36 PM
i would have a very difficult time calling this anything approaching "journalism" and it certainly doesn't fit a rigid structure. he editorialized constantly. he was godawful at it.

The structure and the formality of the language is imposed by the publication. Different news papers and magazines have different style guides some a few pages, some a few inches thick.

What I'm saying is that the guy wrote a story based on information he was able to pick up in a style he wanted to use.

There's nothing wrong here professionally, if there's an issue, its an ethical one and it has nothing to do with being a writer or a journalist or anything.

ALD
08-06-2008, 09:54 PM
i'm suggesting that, because he's a bad writer (independent of anything else), he now has to write this garbage to get anyone to buy/read his story. that he can't, you know, report on anything of value.

My bad, he is a crappy writer/journalist, whatever you want to characterize him as, but that doesn't instantly qualify what he wrote as garbage. Judging by the response to the article I'd say it's of more value than a lot of the NFL related articles at this time of year.

Is it really that shocking to you that NFL fans might be interested in how players act behind closed doors? If so I don't know what I could do short of introducing you to some actually living, breathing NFL fans. You might find it garbage but I can assure you that that opinion is not unanimous amongst nfl fans.