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(Some Guy)   Cleveland sportscaster threatens to kick Atlanta sportswriter's ass for his unkind and cliche remarks about Cleveland. Sportswriter responds on video. Only one of them was joking   (faniq.com) divider line 78
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2009-05-08 02:25:56 PM  
Please let this fight happen.
 
2009-05-08 02:36:02 PM  
My, that was awkward.
 
2009-05-08 02:55:13 PM  
A better response would be to sit by quietly while lebron and company destroy their team in four games.
 
2009-05-08 02:57:56 PM  
Atlanta > Cleveland
 
2009-05-08 03:04:38 PM  
Biggs: Atlanta > Cleveland

Who cares? Also, both of those guys came off like douches.
 
2009-05-08 03:13:27 PM  
That is awkward.
He really wasn't kidding.. if someone insulted my city and I took up arms because I was offended..maybe that's me in some way admitting that my city sucks?
 
2009-05-08 03:16:24 PM  
Angry sportscaster sounds steamed.
 
2009-05-08 03:30:14 PM  
Hey, Atlanta, don't piss off us Ohioans or we'll send our generals down there to burn your cities to the ground again.

/go Cavs
//who watches Fox8 anyway?
 
2009-05-08 03:54:36 PM  
that was miserable. looks like someone is trying to put together an audition reel for fox news.
 
2009-05-08 04:16:14 PM  
Ranger Joe: Hey, Atlanta, don't piss off us Ohioans or we'll send our generals down there to burn your cities to the ground again.

I hope someone manages to save the Braves 1995 World Series trophy before the fire gets out of control. Cleveland. Ha. How did you lose to the Braves in the World Series? That's like losing to the Bills in the Super Bowl. And the funny thing is the "shots" that jerkoff took at Atlanta about the airport and all the damn Peachtree streets? Everyone who has ever lived in Atlanta would agree with that.
 
2009-05-08 04:43:59 PM  
People should cut Cleveland a break. They're not going to be relevant in basketball for a long time once Lebron leaves.
 
2009-05-08 04:44:21 PM  
lets just agree that in general both are very unpleasant sports towns

/former hotlantian
 
2009-05-08 04:50:32 PM  
Would anyone be afraid to fight this bag of air? What a clown.
 
2009-05-08 04:59:11 PM  
City defending = serious business. If any of you want to talk mess about San Diego, I'll fight you over the internets.

pion: People should cut Cleveland a break. They're not going to be relevant in basketball for a long time once Lebron leaves.

It's pretty silly to me that people think LeBron is going to leave Cleveland. Not only do they have a great team, but he'll make more money by staying there. The max contract in Cleveland would be six years as opposed to five years anywhere else, and he'd make 10.5% more yearly. Not to mention that huge mansion he built there and his close ties to the community.

And other star players would be falling all over themselves to go play with him there if they wanted to win.
 
2009-05-08 05:01:42 PM  
As a Clevelander, let me help end this pathetic excuse of a feud.

Cleveland's a pretty decent town nowadays. Good food, pretty girls. Progressive Jacobs Field is still the most beautiful place to watch a baseball game in the world. We love our sports.

Atlanta's much bigger but not without it's charm. Turner Field, the Coca-Cola bottling plant, the, uhh... the airport... plus the Braves were fantastic for many, many years. That old adage applied so well in the '95 Series: good pitching always trumps good hitting. The vaunted Cleveland lineup of the day (and make no mistake, they were fearsome) was shut down by the vaunted Braves staff, and rightly so. It's too bad we didn't get the rematch we wanted in '96.

Bill Martin, you're not helping. Seriously, DIAF.

And, as always, we can both claim with pride that at least we don't live in Detroit.

We good now?
 
2009-05-08 05:08:23 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmLA5TqbIY

/obligatory
 
2009-05-08 05:13:46 PM  
coolio mack: City defending = serious business. If any of you want to talk mess about San Diego, I'll fight you over the internets.

It's pretty silly to me that people think LeBron is going to leave Cleveland. Not only do they have a great team, but he'll make more money by staying there.


thanks for the sense-making about lebron. as somebody who grew up there, i'm sensitive about the other viewpoint.
also, now i live in SF and don't like it. am thinking of moving to san diego. could you tell me your least fave thing about living ther?
 
2009-05-08 05:16:24 PM  
Biggs
Atlanta > Cleveland

Haha. I see what you did there... But thats too outrageous to even consider. Altanta is the pit of the earth.
 
2009-05-08 05:18:30 PM  
T.rex: Biggs
Atlanta > Cleveland

Haha. I see what you did there... But thats too outrageous to even consider. Altanta is the pit of the earth.


have you ever been cleveland?
 
2009-05-08 05:18:42 PM  
T.rex: Altanta is the peach pit of the earth.
 
2009-05-08 05:20:02 PM  
The cultural high point of Atlanta is the Coca-cola museum. Enough said.
 
2009-05-08 05:23:45 PM  
Cleveland

AT LEAST WERE NOT DETROIT!



But Atlanta can't be much better then Cleveland seriously.
 
2009-05-08 05:25:40 PM  
downtownkid: The cultural high point of Atlanta is the Coca-cola museum. Enough said.

The mermaids are pretty hot.

/cue the obvious Frye picture
 
2009-05-08 05:27:03 PM  
Mistake by the Lake.
 
2009-05-08 05:38:52 PM  
ToddMU03: Mistake by the Lake.


Come up with that on your own?


I really do have a serious problem with Atlanta as a city. The problem is that there is no lake, or river, or significant body of water. Really freaked me out when I went there, I kept waiting to see the water. As Atlanta was founded on the railroad lines there is none. How odd. Get a body of water you hicks!
 
2009-05-08 05:40:56 PM  
ToddMU03: Mistake by the Lake.

Wow, welcome to 1974.

Good job keeping your material fresh. Wanna follow that up with a "Where's the beef"?
 
2009-05-08 05:42:25 PM  
I'd've expected Mike Trivisonno of this crap, myself...
 
2009-05-08 05:55:26 PM  
Cleveland AND Atlanta suck on about the same level.

/it's a coin toss
//into a giant pile of shiat
 
2009-05-08 06:03:32 PM  
konigsforst:
thanks for the sense-making about lebron. as somebody who grew up there, i'm sensitive about the other viewpoint.
also, now i live in SF and don't like it. am thinking of moving to san diego. could you tell me your least fave thing about living ther?

Personally, I love living in San Diego. The weather is terrific, the people are generally laid back and cool, and there are a lot of fun things to do around the city. I've had several friends move up to SF in the past couple of years, only to miss SD and move back down.

Really the only thing I would say is make sure you have a solid job when you come down. But if you can handle cost of living in San Fran, you definitely can down here.
 
2009-05-08 06:15:17 PM  
I'm confused. Both sportscasters seemed to be fully aware that there was going to be no fight. The dude from Atlanta appeared to pretend to not know, but it was pretty obvious he was in on it.
 
2009-05-08 06:21:45 PM  
thomps: that was miserable. looks like someone is trying to put together an audition reel for fox news.

Ding ding ding! We have a winner!
 
2009-05-08 06:25:53 PM  
Personally, I love living in San Diego. The weather is terrific, the people are generally laid back and cool, and there are a lot of fun things to do around the city. I've had several friends move up to SF in the past couple of years, only to miss SD and move back down.

Really the only thing I would say is make sure you have a solid job when you come down. But if you can handle cost of living in San Fran, you definitely can down here.

thanks. i work at a record store now. used to wait tables and would probably go back to that. and go to the UC there.

/i was conceived in SD, but haven't been there outside of the womb.
 
2009-05-08 06:32:09 PM  
downtownkid: ToddMU03: Mistake by the Lake.


Come up with that on your own?


I really do have a serious problem with Atlanta as a city. The problem is that there is no lake, or river, or significant body of water. Really freaked me out when I went there, I kept waiting to see the water. As Atlanta was founded on the railroad lines there is none. How odd. Get a body of water you hicks!


There are lakes 30 minutes to an hour from downtown in just about every direction. It'd add to the aesthetic of the city to have it in-town, but whatever.

Also, Mark Bradley is a douche, and I was at game 6 of the '95 Series. Thought I'd share
 
2009-05-08 06:50:26 PM  
downtownkid: I really do have a serious problem with Atlanta as a city. The problem is that there is no lake, or river, or significant body of water. Really freaked me out when I went there, I kept waiting to see the water. As Atlanta was founded on the railroad lines there is none. How odd. Get a body of water you hicks!

Not true. John Fitzgerald Page lives in Atlanta. Largest body of vinegar water on the planet.
 
2009-05-08 07:26:30 PM  
konigsforst: coolio mack: City defending = serious business. If any of you want to talk mess about San Diego, I'll fight you over the internets.

It's pretty silly to me that people think LeBron is going to leave Cleveland. Not only do they have a great team, but he'll make more money by staying there.


thanks for the sense-making about lebron. as somebody who grew up there, i'm sensitive about the other viewpoint.
also, now i live in SF and don't like it. am thinking of moving to san diego. could you tell me your least fave thing about living ther?


If history and and the majority of athletes has shown us anything, if a star athlete leaves one area he claims to love, as LeBron says he loves it in Cleveland, they leave for the money.

So, people asserting that LeBron is leaving Cleveland are assuming that either:

a) He is somehow going to make more money elsewhere. He Won't. Aside from his NBA contract, I don't buy the larger market argument anymore. There is not an advertiser in the world who is saying, "You know, I would offer James that shoe deal... but he plays in Cleveland. Get me Al Harrington on the phone, you know, someone in a big market." I just don't see that.

b) That he'll leave to play for New York because it's the "Mecca of basketball, blah blah." I just don't see him doing this as it would not only be a pay cut just for the "honor" of playing in MSG, but it would also be a massive rebuilding operation led by the same people who handled the whole Isiah Thomas and Marbury incidents so well.

I will not hide the fact that I am a Cavs fan and want LeBron to stay, just like anyone wants a star player of his stature to do the same for their respective teams, but I just don't see him bolting for ANYTHING LESS than a sure-thing title run for years to come with someone.

So in short, I can see him leaving, but not for money or some Ewing-like legacy of never winning a title, but playing in MSG. It will be for a sure thing.
 
2009-05-08 07:35:06 PM  
Stay classy, Cleveland.

Fox 8 is full of morons and assholes, so in that sense it's a fair representation of the city it serves.
 
2009-05-08 07:39:54 PM  
Bill Martin isn't a sportscaster, he's just an intolerable douche.
 
2009-05-08 07:48:18 PM  
peachpicker: Stay classy, Cleveland.

Fox 8 is full of morons and assholes, so in that sense it's a fair representation of the city it serves.


If you ever step foot in my city, I will fight you. I'm the mayor.

/And your blog sucks.
 
2009-05-08 07:49:11 PM  
peachpicker: Stay classy, Cleveland.

Fox 8 is full of morons and assholes, so in that sense it's a fair representation of the city it serves.


Hey, look it's a douche from Pittsburgh. Big surprise.
 
2009-05-08 07:56:37 PM  
Smotto: peachpicker: Stay classy, Cleveland.

Fox 8 is full of morons and assholes, so in that sense it's a fair representation of the city it serves.

Hey, look it's a douche from Pittsburgh. Big surprise.


Pittsburgh? Now THERE is a shiathole.
 
2009-05-08 08:00:36 PM  
pittsburgh sucks cleveland sucks atlanta sucks new york city sucks portland sucks every city sucks i have never been more than 40 miles from my house
 
2009-05-08 08:01:41 PM  
san diego sucks
 
2009-05-08 08:03:15 PM  
Smotto: peachpicker: Stay classy, Cleveland.

Fox 8 is full of morons and assholes, so in that sense it's a fair representation of the city it serves.

Hey, look it's a douche from Pittsburgh. Big surprise.


I'm from Ohio, slick. I'm just one of the few who had sense enough to leave.


downtownkid: Pittsburgh? Now THERE is a shiathole.

I know! It's like, they're so stupid they don't even have sense enough to burn their rivers there! And they've got THREE of 'em!

What a shiathole:

www.pittsburghbankruptcy.net
 
2009-05-08 08:04:06 PM  
jk pittsburgh owns
 
2009-05-08 08:15:56 PM  
Cleveland is like Ohio got shiatfaced one night and offered to suck off Somalia in back of a 7-11 for a six pack of Bud Light and a pack of Basic cigarettes, and Somalia blew a load of Mogadishu slum all over Ohio's forehead, then left Ohio there on its knees in the mud. Yeah, that's kinda what what Cleveland means to me.
 
2009-05-08 08:23:26 PM  
You know, a city is just a city. It's what you make of it when you live there. I've had some great times in Atlanta, but there are way too many people there in too small a space. I've lived in Cleveland my whole life, and it is truly a great place to live, if you want it to be.

Or you can just say it sucks, but I'd say that's more a reflection on yourself.
 
2009-05-08 08:24:49 PM  
peachpicker: What a shiathole:

The whole river on fire thing is just as bad as when Clevelanders bring up the fact that the Browns dominated football before the Super Bowl came along...we're you even alive when it happened? No? Then shut up.

And hey...look I can do that too.

pandgreporting.com
 
2009-05-08 08:25:08 PM  
Well shiat, I just learned that Bill Martin claims to be an ordained minister: Link. Who would Jesus fight, you stupid hypocritical fark?
 
2009-05-08 08:30:48 PM  
SuburbanSound: The whole river on fire thing is just as bad as when Clevelanders bring up the fact that the Browns dominated football before the Super Bowl came along...we're you even alive when it happened?

Well, certainly not for all of them: there have reportedly been at least thirteen fires on the Cuyahoga River, the first occuring in 1868 (new window)
 
2009-05-08 08:34:38 PM  
allenmwhite: Or you can just say it sucks, but I'd say that's more a reflection on yourself.

I agree with you on this point, it is a reflection on me. I'd say it reflects my superior critical reasoning skills.
 
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