Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We Can Separate Sports from Reality, Thank You


We try to stay away from most things political here at TheWizWit.  We're here for your sports related entertainment and don't want to alienate any of our readers who may be gun-loving Tea Party racists or freedom-hating Socialist hippies.  You're not going to see us delve too much into that realm - unless an elected official makes an ass of himself by throwing like a 13 year old girl during the ceremonial first pitch of a baseball game.  Or we feel like criticizing something Ed Rendell says about the Eagles.  Both are entirely possible.

Where was I?  Oh yeah -- President Obama recently attended a rally at Philadelphia's Vernon Park.  During the rally, an unidentified man threw a book from the crowd.  The picture above is a screen grab of the moment where you can see the book in mid-air behind Obama's head.  There was no further altercation and the Secret Service determined the man meant no harm and released him after questioning. 

Our issue comes with the last paragraph of Brett Michael Dykes post on The Upshot, a Yahoo! News Blog:
"Many originally thought that the book-hurler was acting out of anger, much like the infamous Iraqi reporter who hurled a shoe at then-President George W. Bush. But high spirits often get out of hand in Philadelphia. This, after all, is a city whose residents are famous for booing Santa Claus. By those civic standards, a streaker and a text missile in the vicinity of the president's head make for a pretty serene day."
Are you kidding me?  Did you really go there with this?  Never mind the tired example of the Santa Claus incident or the fact that sports fans of any kind are completely unrelated to this book-throwing incident.  In a matter of a few sentences, Dykes implies Philadelphians treat entertainers the same way we treat the leader of the free world.  He might as well keep going with the sensationalism and end the article with a line reading, "Philadelphians are out of control psychopaths who cannot tell the difference between sports and the real world." 

A book getting tossed toward the President could happen ANYWHERE -- not just in Philly.  Unless the guy shouted the E-A-G-L-E-S chant then hit Obama in the head with The Eagles Encyclopedia, there's absolutely no reason to lower yourself to taking a shot at the local sports fan base.  Brett Michael, comparing Philadelphia sports fans to rogue Iraqi reporters just makes you look ill-informed and petty.

The Upshot is a blog, and as a part of Yahoo! News I suppose Dykes is still entitled to make assertions and form opinions like any other blogger.  It would just make more sense for him to think twice before stretching for a correlation that ends up coming off more asinine than funny.



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17 comments:

  1. if you look at Brett Michael Dykes latest few stories he makes references to: New Coke, King Tut, and NAMBLA.

    apparently he gets all of his material from the Tonight Show with Jay Leno circa 1997.

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  2. 'did you hear about this OJ character? did you hear about this?'

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  3. I thought it was funny. Philadelphia has a reputation, and I tied the story into that. Well played if I dont say so myself. Id be just as quick to throw a Cleveland steamer joke in the mix if some event happened there that I was writing on. Stop crying. For a blog throwing an awful amount of stones, you sure are sensitive. At least Im getting paid to write these stories, WizWeiner.

    Brett Michael Dykes
    Yahoo! News
    The Upshot

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  4. Remember that fat girl in high school who always wore overalls and went to prom alone? Didn't you wonder what happened to her self-righteousness, terrible writing ability in terms of intuitiveness, insight and acumen? That's right, she became Brett Michael Dykes.

    "Did you hear about this Kev? It was in the papers."
    "That's cold Jay."

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  5. BM, it's not being sensitive for the sake of being sensitive, it's being sensitive because what you wrote was also unoriginal, unfunny, and completely unawesome. If it were a more clever take on what happened or if there was simply a better example of the locals' treatment of politicians (see: Sarah Palin Booed at Flyers Game) there would be no need for this post. But, alas, you went for the easy Santa Claus example from before any of us were born, thus making your story 100% wack-city.

    Wack. City.


    Love,

    TheWizWeiner

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  6. awww snap Brett Dykes! you're all like, "mrraaa i get paid, mrraaa" that's hilarious. This is like when that fat cowboys kid started talkin' smack, and now his team is 1 and 3.

    I read your 'Sexting' article by the way, and may i say, it was riveting. Especially your tongue-in-cheek Brett Favre and Tiger Woods comments. How do you stay so fresh and edgy? I guess that's why you make the big Yahoo bucks and I don't. C'est la vie, Up(your butt)Shot.

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  7. Wack city sounds like where your mother was born.

    I also banged her.

    Brett Michael Dykes
    Yahoo! News
    The Upshot

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  8. I'm gay.

    Brett Michael Dykes
    Yahoo! News
    The Upshot

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  9. That last comment was not from me, but from an imposter. I can see why the phoney bologna staff of the PissWhit would want to impersonate me; jealousy. The only people commenting here are your staff, and your girlfriends lamewad brother who is unemployed and sits on the couch all day. You don't think I have dealt with over confident dingleberries like you before? My last name is Dykes. My parents were Dykes. I was raised by lesbians. All cheap lowblows by turd-herders and dick-jockeys of your kin. How many of you "Philadelphia" fans even live in the city? You are all probably Jersey muff cabbage.

    The Real, One and Only
    Brett Michael Dykes
    Yahoo! News
    The Upshot

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  10. I forgot to add… I've sucked a mile of cock. I am not gay, but I'm too afraid to talk to women, so I only fuck other weak men like myself.

    The Real, One and Only
    Brett Michael Dykes
    Yahoo! News
    The Upshot

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  11. actually, only two of these comments were from the staff. well, i guess three now.

    anyhow, it's time to leave BM alone. If he spends his whole day on this blog, he won't have time to report on important National Affairs...like sexting and The Gap's logo.

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  12. and how many from the girlfriends lamewad brother?

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  13. he's too much of a moron to comment on a blog; thinks the internet is the lining in his swim trunks.

    also, he doesn't exist. girlfriend only has a sister.

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  14. Mr. Brett Michael,

    I don't seem to understand how you attack the commenters here for using potty humor, then you simply do the same. Then, a South Park joke? Come on man, at least use something original. You've completely lost the point of this article. They were pointing out how ridiculous it was to connect some random guy throwing a book at Obama to Eagles fans booing Santa Claus. They're right, it's a ridiculous comparison. And what does living in the city have to do with being a Philadelphia fan? Do Giants and Jets fans have to live in East Rutherford? Do Redskins fans have to be from Maryland? You're spending your time on this blog commenting when you should be spending your time working on your next article so you actually give people something interesting and well thought out to read. Anybody who says that "cheap low-blows" were made by "turd-herders and dick-jockies" isn't thinking before they speak (or in this case write). You're a hypocrite, and you're making this very entertaining for us. Who knew that a bad writer could also be a complete idiot?

    Regards,
    Eric, Esq.

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  15. http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4c49ba807f8b9a9f15ca0100-150-150/brett-michael-dykes.jpg

    ha.

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  16. Hey JizWhit,

    This is how you slam an author who gets your panties in a bunch after trashing Wack City headquarters Philadelphia PA and their fans.

    http://www.crossingbroad.com/2010/10/bay-area-writer-embarrasses-himself-and-his-team-by-taking-cheap-shots-at-phillies-fans.html

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  17. #1 - It's "Wit", like Witty. Not "Whit", like Meg Whitman's forehead should run for governor.
    #2 - Errrbody knows jizz is spelled with two Z's. If you're gonna use the same number of letters in our name for one word, do it for the other.
    #3 - "Wack City Headquarters" is actually a slang term for your moms phallus-filled mouth.
    #4 - Man, we've BEEN boys with Kyle and CrossingBroad. Got nothing but love for that post and his blog as a whole. Maybe you should check this one out too, BM Dyke.

    http://www.zoowithroy.com/2010/10/truth-about-philadelphia-fans.html

    /joke about your huge neck eating your tiny head in the above picture.

    PEACE!

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