Monte Poole and Tim Kawakami = Sad but Funny
This entry is a bit different as it is about football. (For my European readers let me say add that no, I don’t mean the kind of football the rest of the world plays; the one in which players fall on the ground screaming if an opposing player shoots them a dirty look. I mean American football, the metaphor-for-war game in which every one on one match-up makes Achilles vs. Hector seem like a game of paddycake.) So if you can’t stand sports or whatever maybe you should just skip this one.
I’m a true Raider fan. Fan as in fanatic. As in I’m happy when the bye-week rolls around because I almost have a nervous breakdown every time the Raiders play. I’m not a fan of the Bay Area’s sports writers. In fact I pretty much despise them. By and large they are incompetent. I wouldn’t mind if this translated into a pro-Raider bias, but somehow it translates into an anti-Raider bias. Too many of the Bay Area sportswriters confuse anti-Raider bias with objectivity.
Today I’ll fisk two of them, Monte Poole and Tim Kawakami. Why? Because they just make it too damn easy. Kawakami first. Here are some excerpts from this article, from the Mercury News. Basically it says that Randy Moss is talented and has potential but sucks, so he’s a good fit with the Raiders, because the Raiders suck. To further his argument that Moss sucks-
The Ravens, who still badly need a big-play receiver, took a look at Moss this time. And passed.
Reality, via-NFL Network today with Tim Ryan
Dante DiTrapano, Moss’s agent, says the Vikings wanted Ravens #1 pick and Ed Reed and Ravens offered Adaleus Thomas and #1.
Lol. Way to be on top of the game Tim. Nice fact checking. (hat tip to BruceLFrank)
Later, Kawakami says:
But this isn't the 1970s, when super talents like Hendricks and Plunkett were discarded for idiotic reasons.
I wonder what COREY DILLON would say to that… How about JEREMIAH TROTTER? How about- I don’t know- RODNEY HARRISON? Rofl.
Okay, let’s move on to Monte Poole.
Speaking of Moss and his money, they never were a match here, despite rumors to the contrary. Porter's impending return should kill even the remotest likelihood of Moss becoming a Raider.
ROFLMAO- Oh Monte- “Never a match…” “Kill even the remotest likelihood…” In a way it is actually kind of wonderful. You are EXACTLY wrong. You could not be MORE wrong. And you updated the article just before reality came along to show how wrong you are.
It would be funny if it weren’t so sad. These men are PAID money to write these articles. They make a living doing this. Actually, it IS funny because it is so sad.