Last week, Mr. Daulerio posted a remaindered link to a short essay attacking sexism by asshole sports fans. The piece was written by 'Tracy,' a female sportsblogger at Hit By a Pitch who is offended by the horridly sexist, nasty, and downright rude comments about Erin Andrews and other female public figures on sports blogs. She actually singles out our own Deadspin and its notorious commenters:
That said, there's one place where the sports assholes come out in droves and it drives me batshit insane every freaking time I see it. It's a land where you'll see Asshole Stupidus in its natural environment, taking a gigantic dump on women and human decency. It's the land of the Deadspin commenters.
Dance 10, looks 3.
Tracy didn't get the reference. She's a chick who digs sports, not musicals. But that was one of the funny comments that wasn't even rude! Hey, I'm a guy who likes sports and musical theater but I try to not criticize comments when I don't get the joke. So Deadspin commenters, I give you this challenge: if you're going to be crude or uncouth in your comments about half-naked girls or guys, be clever and be funny and don't be afraid to quote A Chorus Line. These commenters, of course, are never afraid to reveal what they did for love for they made the Comments of the Fortnight: •Re: Tim Tebow won't do Playboy Artie Fufkin: "Ironically, Chris Leak delivered my Playboy yesterday afternoon." •Re: Leitch's thumbs down iPhone app review Sh!tShow: "Great article. Tune in next week, when Will plans on gracing us with, 'Why Is My Gold Wallet Too Small For My Hundreds?'or, 'Diamond Shoes: Do They Have To Be So Gosh Darn Tight?'"
•Re: Linda Cohn's poor trade deadline coverage OutSports Reader: "And seriously who is running the style department at ESPN? Linda hasn't worn a fashionable ladysuit since '96 and Amy K. Nelson looks like an Atlantic City sweat pants whore." Shame, of course, that this week's Executed Commenters simply can't do that: Say Goodbye To: Topofthemorning Why: TOTM's habit of posting non-sequitur photos was funny for a while, until he posted this elegant homage to Charles Barkley. Say Goodbye To: Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer Why: Making the unfortunate mistake of being the 238th person to compare Unsilent Majority to Bill Simmons. Hey, the first 237 are still alive! Say Goodbye To: WadeCounty Why: Being uncool enough to use the word "cool" in all caps.