Monday, September 14, 2009

The ramblings of an angry poster

Editor's note: The following post is from one of the frequent anonymous posters who have made it their life to smear all things C-M and, lately, me. This is kind of funny to read. It's also disturbing in that the poster sends this or something very similar every five minutes or so.

Mike, this would make sense if it were balanced. You have permitted some vicious things to be said about some coaches and left the accusations & posts up but if there were any that were negative about your hero you removed them.

I have know doubts this will not be posted because it is true and you have difficulty with those that prove you wrong. So you contine to be that little fish in a little glass and flaunt your "power" and feed your ego. But here's another a "work" for the freakin OR. Hardly considered the elite of journalistic publications.

Rock on little guy. Keep hiding the truth and protecting him. I don't care if you post are reading it and that's all that counts.


There are High schools that have larger circulations than your little rag.

What a great career....Beaver Valley Times & the OR. LOLLLLLL.

What's next the GreenSheet.

Editor's postscript: He found me out.

Editor's second postscript: This poster has sent about 40 posts mocking the O-R. Best part is this poster keeps coming back here. Second best part is this poster sent about 10 other posts today quoting O-R stories.


Anonymous said...

It sounds to me like he has a man crush on you.

Anonymous said...

Ask him to post his name if he has any GUTS!! He needs to get a "real job", or have something significantly important to worry about to sustain his obsessions.

KiPA - Kevin in PA said...

I think he's jealous that he doesn't have a blog his own.

Rock on, Major League Mike.

Mailman said...

Kids will be kids.

Keep up the good work, Mike.

Enjoy the blog.

THSfan said...

C'mon Mike...can't you or someone at the O-R trace IP address'?

THSfan said...

Don't waste your time giving people like that attention.
I apprecciate all the time and work you put into this blog. There are a lot of good posters and I like to see everyone's different opinions.
Also enjoy your weekly articles in the O-R. My only complaint is there should be more of it! This is western Pa., we are football crazy and want more Highschool football coverage! lol

Anonymous said...

Hello. I am new to this site but certainly, not a novice to the phenomena of high school football. Although I do not intend to offend anyone with my comments, I do hope to generate some "thought-full" discussion. Awards and recognition are bestowed upon coaches who, albeit, might be exceptional at the game of football, some of these coaches have failed in their personal lives and the lives of their loved ones, even their own children. In "Loyal Sons...," Jim Lefebvre discusses the relevance of loyalty to schools, family, faith and so on. As part of the "Award Process" for a coach, is his character considered? Should his character be considered? Was he ever in trouble or removed from a football team for fighting? Any legal issues on record such as a "Protection from Abuse" order, a DUI, etc...? Sure, we all are human and imperfect;however, when a pattern of immoral and illegal behavior exists, are we honoring a "football great," or a "football bum?" For those of you who love and respect the game, the character of the coach seems to be an aspect that should be evaluated before a coach receives some award.

Ostara said...

Funny someone would have so much anger in their post and speak like everything Mike does is so minor, yet they make it a point in their day to post that. It sounds like someone who is just angry in general.

As a business owner I know that no matter what you do or how hard you try, there will be someone that has something bad to say.

Either way Mike you're doing a good job and don't let the detractors get to you. Sometimes you can do little or nothing and people just come looking for trouble.

Anonymous said...

Mike, what you've done really isn't fair since you control what's posted it appears only those that are favorable to you are successful in getting seen.

While it is childish and a bit over the top many good facts were stated.

Anonymous said...

C'mon Mike...can't you or someone at the O-R trace IP address'?

September 14, 2009 11:00 PM

While I agree this is one angry guy, please stop THSfan with the Big Brother tactics. Didn't Dick Cheney and the rest of the Bush administration step on enough of our rights. The freedom of speech & press allows for even idiots the right to speak their 1/2 of a mind. No threats appear in their post just B.S. and we read that in the papers & see that on TV everyday by people who are paid to share their goofy thoughts. So please stop with the tracing IP addresses and other invasions of privacy, in the greater scheme of things this blog just isn't that important so just have fun with and let it go.

Mike, you have now given this moron his 15 minutes, just don't give him any more.

Anonymous said...

Being new to this site, I am not sure of the reference and context of the angry poster. However, I do know many blog moderators and authors monitor content of the blogs. Moreover, blogs are not a "free speech" venue and content can be chosen or not sort of like women not getting equal rights to join local "gun clubs." LOL. A suggestion to the angry poster: find a way to state your opinion, be heard, and seriously considered. Perhaps, then you might make a significant contribution and difference.

Anonymous said...

" Didn't Dick Cheney and the rest of the Bush administration step on enough of our rights."

Now, if anyone should be banned from the site, this is the guy!

This is a football site-----go somewhere else to demonstrate your lack of intelligence.

mike_kovak said...

This is a high school sports site. This time of year, the conversation is dominated by football.

Anonymous said...

While I appreciate your wish to not be sued because of the stupidity of others, it is easily solved -- either require that everyone sign up for accounts or do not allow commenting.

However, this was poorly done and unprofessional. As a newspaperman, I am sure that you receive plenty of hate mail, as well as "mash notes."

Unless there is a legitimate question being asked, the best response is nothing at all. A good response certainly isn't posting it up on your blog and making mock of it; that only lowers you down to their level. You are better than that; don't let them grind you down.

Anonymous said...

A good response certainly isn't posting it up on your blog and making mock of it; that only lowers you down to their level. You are better than that;
September 16, 2009 2:08 PM

Lately, the last statement can be called into question, but I agree with the first. Your handling of this matter is less than professional and as one of your readers is disappointing. I expect better form you.