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Time for a Station Break

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I was in the midst of writing something, but this is more important…. and it’s one of those “blogger” diary entry deals, so bear with me, please.

Another “out of the box” earnest Internet writer hit me up for a chat. We had a round-about concerning Brett Favre and racism for about an hour. Toward the end of our chat he turned the conversation to the paucity of good “bloggers” who say anything or real worth. And one of the observations that could be inferred from our conversation is that the higher you go in the “blogsphere,” generally the less quality content there is.

You can never convince me that 100-word blurbs that act as prefaces to link dumps and picture after picture after picture of half-naked women or “isn’t she hot” photos equals substance; it isn’t worth trying to argue with me about it, so don’t go there. And pap-filled snark day after day doesn’t mean diddly-pooh. In fact, I remember laughing aloud when I was told in an email by one of these types that, “My friends and I who own these blogs bust our asses all day long thinking of snarky jokes, so if that makes us members of the white, racist, frat-boy sports blogsphere crowd, I’m fucking proud of it.”

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Houston, We Have a Problem: Kelly Tilghman, Golfweek and More

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Will Brown, lynched and burned in Omaha, Ne. 1919.Get’chya popcorn ready….

When did this begin, January 6? The day is about to turn to a new one, which makes, “soon,” January 23. And after 17 days nothing is remotely close to resolved, close to being understood, close to being divulged about the Kelly Tilghman incident.

Many people considered the image of a noose – on the cover of Golfweek magazine – far “worse” an offense than Tilghman’s horrific boiler room joke about how young PGA golfers can deal with Tiger Woods:

Lynch him in a back alley.”

Other people pooh-poohed the noose as a flaccid attempt at sensationalism and concentrated their attentions mainly on Tilghman’s words.

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