Now, for all the fun I have here blogging, I do not have any illusions of grandeur in the thoughts that maybe I'm a journalist. I'm VERY FAR FROM IT. I'm a blogger, an inconsistent, difficult to follow sort of man who verbally vomits thoughts about photography, sports, and video games when his schedule and mindset permits. I like to emulate some of the wittiness displayed by a certain sports journalist,
While I can appreciate some of this, as in "Money doesn't make life better", he really went about a very toolish way of saying it. IMO, he should really get off of his "white-horse-of-I-know-better" and think about what he is saying. Right in the middle there, I think he kinda did say "whoops, people will get pissy about this" to himself and tried to recover. However, all he did was alienate himself more and more, as the following twitter shitters displayed with their scathing and somewhat humerous retorts, trending the topic "#DanEllisProblems":
Tampa goalie Dan Ellis leaves Twitter, and it's for the better
Well, in my opinion, people should back off Greg. He's just a guy on the web paid to get people to read him, and he does a very good job of that. Find him on twitter. He's worth the follow. Read his Puck Daddy column. It does at a light side to what has become a very shallow, money driven sport like hockey. He's genuine and you can be sure you are reading what he is actually thinking, of that there is no doubt. On top of it all, HE WAS RIGHT. Ellis was BEING A DICK. He went off his pills for a night and forgot he shouldn't alienate the people who like him. Greg commented on it, said what most of us were thinking about it, and gets called a douchebag and a tool. On top of it all, he DID DO what he said he did in his watered down retort. He never took a personal shot at Ellis once, unlike many other people did.
Twitter and it's kin are places where people will say what they want to a public forum. When someone from the general public says something, it's ignored as stupidity and everyone move on. Myself being case-in-point #1 with this blog. But when someone who is a public figure, especially one making millions of dollars, speaks out saying "poor poor pitiful me" concerning the millions he makes, it will get scrutinized. It will get torn to pieces. These people have the right to say it. I'm in no way saying that they do not. HOWEVER... be prepared for the fallout. Don't blame someone like Greg Wyshynski for it or any of your troubles.
I always have trouble ending chats like, I end up talking in circles. so I'll end that there.
Anyway, enjoy your day and hope to see you soon.
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