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Author Topic: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams  (Read 32470 times)

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2015, 03:42:53 PM »
Any chance Myron is also Hoopaloop?

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2015, 03:46:08 PM »
I wrote him a strongly worded email, and this is what I got back. What a doucher.

"Thanks for the page views. Only helps me in the long run! As far as your issues with my writing, well, your displaying a lot of classic traits of the typical MU fan. You can't take any criticism at all, and you act like it's still the 70's. It's not the 70's, my friend. Its is the 20th century! MU is a really nice mid-major program. Occasionally, theyll get some good players and make a run at a tournament bid, and that's great. But, they are never going to be able to compete with the large conferences. I'm sorry, they just don't have the budget for it. MU doesn't have the money or the infrastructure to compete with the major schools. Anyways, thanks again for the read, and good luck to MU this season."

Can't tell if more trolls...

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2015, 03:48:17 PM »
 Re: Mike Hunt' Blog
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 09:45:37 AM » Quote Modify  

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Unrelated but related.

How in the world did Myron Medcalf's completely biased coverage of the gophers in the Star Tribune land him a leading job covering Mens basketball at ESPN? There wasn't a game or player he didn't like and Minn was always one of the best teams in the conf even if they didn't have the record to back it up.


2 years ago i added this blurb in a mike hunt thread. Nostradamus? i think so. He is bad.
 
And i got this as a reply from MuFan2:
What in the f are you talking about, Schmidty?  

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2015, 03:52:48 PM »
I twittered at him "how can you be so ignorant about #mubb to write stuff like this?"

His response "Sometimes programs and their fans need to recognize their true value"


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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2015, 03:53:14 PM »
I wrote him a strongly worded email, and this is what I got back. What a doucher.

"Thanks for the page views. Only helps me in the long run! As far as your issues with my writing, well, your displaying a lot of classic traits of the typical MU fan. You can't take any criticism at all, and you act like it's still the 70's. It's not the 70's, my friend. Its is the 20th century! MU is a really nice mid-major program. Occasionally, theyll get some good players and make a run at a tournament bid, and that's great. But, they are never going to be able to compete with the large conferences. I'm sorry, they just don't have the budget for it. MU doesn't have the money or the infrastructure to compete with the major schools. Anyways, thanks again for the read, and good luck to MU this season."

A troll within a troll, Leo would be proud.

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2015, 03:55:18 PM »
Can't tell if more trolls...

It has to be.  Has. To. Be.

If not (playing devil's advocate just for giggles) some highlights:  1) he essentially adopted Benny's troll as his own work even though he didn't write it; 2) your vs. you're; 3) 20th century.

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2015, 03:57:35 PM »
I twittered at him "how can you be so ignorant about #mubb to write stuff like this?"

His response "Sometimes programs and their fans need to recognize their true value"


Jerk

I take that to mean he doesn't value the quality of his own work, or that he's lazy.  Certain programs deserve his hard work, and certain ones don't...deal with it.   


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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2015, 04:03:25 PM »
Poor Myron admitted today that he's a troll rather than a journalist, basically the online CBB version of Skip Bayless. Forgive me for my lack of sympathy.

Link?
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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2015, 04:08:13 PM »
"A Plan? Oh man, I hate plans. That means were gonna have to do stuff. Can't we just have a strategy......or a mission statement."

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2015, 04:22:39 PM »
A troll within a troll, Leo would be proud.



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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #60 on: January 08, 2015, 04:23:06 PM »
Best thread of the new year!

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2015, 04:53:19 PM »
Link?

You can get to the full conversation through my Twitter account, @brewcity77, but here's the salient bits:

Quote from: @MedcalfByESPN
For the record, I still don't think Marquette is a great job.

Quote from: @brewcity77
Only because you're a gutless sycophant, embracing the anti-BE bias from ESPN

Quote from: @MedcalfByESPN
I bathe in that bias. I eat it for breakfast. It consumes me...So many Milwaukee haters. I know your type.

Quote from: @brewcity77
You are admitting to being a troll that seeks out bias to justify his actions. That's just pathetic.

Quote from: @brewcity77
Your job is to accurately and fairly report, instead you make uninformed, poorly researched statements & call it journalism.

Quote from: @MedcalfByESPN
Don't tell me what my job is. I don't work for you, Alan. And I'm allowed to offer opinions in various formats.

Quote from: @brewcity77
Oh, did I strike a nerve? Poor Myron, he gets defensive when people call him on his BS.

So pretty much what I gather, he is saying he puts BS comments out there just to get a reaction and to incite bias and his job is NOT to accurately and fairly report (hello, Skip). He's just a paid troll.

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2015, 05:08:47 PM »
OK just to summarize for everyone what has gone down in this thread/real life

Benny trolled MUScoop with a fake addition to a Myron Medcalf article
Scoopers, including myself, thought it was real
Some people thought it was so real they "attacked" Medcalf on twitter
Meanwhile in this thread other people retrolled with follow on "emails" and "twitter exchanges", including myself
This further enraged Scoopers who don't read the whole thread
Meanwhile, Medcalf is goaded on twitter into saying he thinks MU is a bad job
Brewcity gets in a twitter "altercation" with Myron in which Myron outs himself as an ESPN troll ala Skip Bayless

I think we can close down the internet for the day, our work here is done.
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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2015, 05:45:43 PM »
Inception type stuff going on

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2015, 05:55:42 PM »
Best thread of the new year!


This is the best thread going back a few years.

Man, Benny should be King of Scoop for a month after this.  This is some pretty damn impressive work.

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2015, 05:57:32 PM »
Still doesn't change my attitude towards Metcalf, who probably has his Marquette rejection letter framed above his desk in his den.
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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2015, 06:52:11 PM »
Oh Benny, this is so epic that I think it may make it's way into a meme.  You have managed to troll the MUScoop community so hard that they are going after the journalist on twitter.....all this AFTER admitting you were a troll.  This is some next level s#$t and it really makes me question the intelligence of our internet fan base



On the contrary, Eng, I think it speaks to the intelligence - or at the very least, cognizance - of our fan base; after all, had none of us been tuned into the reality of just how ignominious Medcalf's writing actually is, this thread would had the lifespan of a first time poster's broken English thread-itorial about Gucci knockoffs.

The inherent genius of parody eminates from the audience; the author is, at best, merely a muse.  And indeed, I am amused.
Wow, I'm very concerned for Benny.  Being able to mimic Myron Medcalf's writing so closely implies an oncoming case of dementia.

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2015, 06:56:42 PM »
On the contrary, Eng, I think it speaks to the intelligence - or at the very least, cognizance - of our fan base; after all, had none of us been tuned into the reality of just how ignominious Medcalf's writing actually is, this thread would had the lifespan of a first time poster's broken English thread-itorial about Gucci knockoffs.

The inherent genius of parody eminates from the audience; the author is, at best, merely a muse.  And indeed, I am amused.

Stephen King, is that you?

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2015, 06:57:13 PM »
The fact that he keeps defending himself is laughable. Has anyone mentioned Ellenson to him yet?

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2015, 07:04:48 PM »
And people...still...don't...get...it.

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #71 on: January 08, 2015, 07:07:39 PM »
And people...still...don't...get...it.

That's also the funny part. One epic troll job by Benny. Medcalf also bit with brew.

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #72 on: January 08, 2015, 07:10:33 PM »
Guys as brewcity pointed out...Benny did this.  He's the troll.

Wow, I'm very concerned for Benny.  Being able to mimic Myron Medcalf's writing so closely implies an oncoming case of dementia.
Oh, I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused...

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #73 on: January 08, 2015, 07:25:54 PM »
Wow, I'm very concerned for Benny.  Being able to mimic Myron Medcalf's writing so closely implies an oncoming case of dementia.

And I think that's the biggest issue. Is that Myron is so bad at what he does. Bennys troll job was so believable to a lot here. That speaks volumes of the content Medcalf puts out.

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Re: Myron's 10 Most Disappointing Teams
« Reply #74 on: January 08, 2015, 07:30:53 PM »
Myron is a complete jag and we should all let him know what a douche he is. F that guy.