I mean, seriously. The American half of the blogosphere has got mighty upset about a gridiron expert who wrote a fairly stupid article. And he got fired for it.
Ummm so what? We here in Australia are well familiar with dumbass sports “experts” who stray beyond their expertise and make themselves look ridiculous.
It must be a new phenomena in the US if the Instaman can not only post on it but do seven (count them, seven!) updates.
Easterbrook certainly deserved some flak- as Colby Cosh pointed out
That Easterbrook ought to have known better than to stray near the electric fence is more so; talking about Jews “worshipping money”? Ay caramba; if that doesn’t activate a warning light somewhere on your dashboard, you’d better check your circuit breakers.
Well, yeah. Something isn’t quite right there. But what makes the interest, I guess, is the Stalinist reaction of ESPN. I mean, the guy makes a stupid post at one place and gets fired from another. You could understand him getting fired from TNR; but getting fired as a football critic?
I’m lucky of course- I can’t get fired from my sports blog coz I own the place that hired me. But it still beats me that ESPN not just fired him but did a hard-drive erase on the guy.
I don’t blame Meryl Yourish for being pissed about what he’s said and I think Gregg might just be cottoning on to the fact that he’s best to stick to football articles and leave the film biz alone for a while. I’m just bemused that the whole world is writing about it.