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#1   fidelity

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:21 PM

I've been drinking the Truth Serum (my smuggler had some Bacardi in stock), so it's time for some real talk.

I hate Adam Digby. I hate his smug, weasel face. I hate that legitimate organizations continue to give him money for his impossibly cliched and tangled web of un-edited bullshit. (Seriously, Jen Chang, it's time to hire someone to sub-edit for you if you're not going to do it.)

Here is a recent lede for another American-based organization tricked into paying Digby money because he lives in Turin and sometimes convinces people he can speak English:

"'Miracle' is word used all too often in sports reporting, its use having reached a saturation point that's diminished the word's meaning and impact. But, in the case of AC Chievo Verona, in their role as Calcio’s perennial over-achievers, it is precisely the right term to describe them."

Let me translate that for you: "Here is a cliche which sports journalism has disintegrated beyond recognition, but which I'm going to use again because I can't think of anything better than a now-meaningless word to start my article."

Again, he's paid to write this. With money. As a job.

His twitter feed is a nauseating loop of self-congratulation, cloying tut-tutting toward any fan who dare not have his clearly enlightened take and despicable sucking up to any real journalist.

This thread will be updated with snarky responses to his tweets, ad hominem attacks on his and his mother's person and general ranting about the shitty state of journalism whenever I'm forced to read a piece as shittily written as Digby's always are.

God is face is so fucking punchable.

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#2   Vikipedia

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:42 PM

I like this thread.
"Messi is the one who makes the difference, who takes us to another level. He'll never be repeated. He's the best player I've ever seen, the best player I'll ever coach." - Pep Guardiola

#3   La Fidanzata

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

Zac, I approve of this thread. But can we broaden this topic to include inebriated rants against semi-literate sports "journalists" in general? Surely Susy Campanale, who has turned smug, glaring obviousness into an actual occupation, also fits this profile and merits the same treatment.

His twitter feed is a nauseating loop of self-congratulation, cloying tut-tutting toward any fan who dare not have his clearly enlightened take and despicable sucking up to any real journalist.

Ugh. Thank you. Seriously, if you took a shot for every time he typed the word "amico" you would die of alcohol poisoning.

Also, Marcotti reminds of Wendell from Frisky Dingo:

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Edited by 0, 21 March 2012 - 10:26 PM.

FINO ALLA FINE.


#4   Tokyo Sexwale

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

So much hate, this thread.

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#5   fidelity

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:36 AM

Zac, I approve of this thread. But can we broaden this topic to include inebriated rants against semi-literate sports "journalists" in general? Surely Susy Campanale, who has turned smug, glaring obviousness into an actual occupation, also fits this profile and merits the same treatment.

Yes. That was the point of my last line. Whenever anyone pulls a Digby and I'm forced to read it, I'll be ranting about it right here.

Also, Marcotti reminds of Wendell from Frisky Dingo:

Perfect. Just perfect.

I thought he was his Twitter avatar at first, so when I first saw some of his TV work I didn't understand who the doughy white guy was. Marcotti is absolutely essential. His work for the WSJ is probably of the highest caliber and consistency of any English-speaking soccer journalist in the world. His longevity is also pretty astounding. That said, he stutters and really shouldn't be in front of a camera. I understand -- TV pays and requires minimal work -- but still.

And Frisky Dingo has an argument for funniest television show of all time. Because it was so short, there was no down-time for a poor run of form or plot-based unfunny bits.

So much hate, this thread.

If you like Digby I will have no choice but to hate you as well.


#6   Zin

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:47 AM

I love you Zac and Sara.

!!!! I AM TOTALLY KEVIN !!!!

And who are you , the proud lord said, that I must bow so low?
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#7   La Vecchia Guardia

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:24 AM

Ugh, Zackary always makes my heart all warm and fuzzy <3

Ugh. Thank you. Seriously, if you took a shot for every time he typed the word "amico" you would die of alcohol poisoning.


Hahahaha!

And who are you , the proud lord said, that I must bow so low?


#8   Rodgers

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:59 AM

I have Digby on my twitter feed.
I'll drink to that

#9   fidelity

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:07 AM

Good. Let us know when that narcissist googles his name and finds this thread.

#10   Rodgers

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:07 PM

I could link him to this thread if you want.
I'll drink to that

#11   fidelity

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

If I wanted to say things to his face, I would. This thread is for drunken rants about the quality of soccer journalism.

#12   Zin

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

This is an adequate start, I believe: http://soccernet.esp...f-italy?cc=5901

!!!! I AM TOTALLY KEVIN !!!!

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#13   Tokyo Sexwale

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:48 AM

If you like Digby I will have no choice but to hate you as well.


Never said I did.

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#14   La Vecchia Guardia

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:17 PM

I would not lose any sleep over hearing that this man fell off a cliff, miraculously survived for 8 hours in a mingled, bloodied state, and just as he hears the rescue chopper flying overhead and gets a glimmer of hope that he's going to survive, a wolf eats his fucking face.

I'm not saying I would like this to happen - secretly I would - I'm just saying I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

And who are you , the proud lord said, that I must bow so low?


#15   La Fidanzata

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:51 PM

@La Vecchia Guardia

There's always room for more Digby hate, Fai. But may I ask what is the cause of this sudden paroxysm of disdain?

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FINO ALLA FINE.