Reader Mail: All The Letters We've Gotten From One Persistent CriticS

Welcome back to Dead Letters, the feature in which we reprint our favorite fan mail from throughout the week. It's like Deleted Scenes, but without all the scuzz money. We should take this moment to remind you that all emails to Deadspin and its editors are on the record unless otherwise specified. Now for your letters.

We're doing a special edition of Dead Letters this week, featuring recurring Deadspin agitator Joe Devanna, and every email he's sent us in the past 12 months, presented in chronological order.

Subject: Neyer

From: Joseph Devanna
To: Tommy Craggs

Oh poor Rob Neyer and poor us. You mean I won't be able to be enlightened by his agenda driven drivel anymore ? Cmon man, the guy spends what must be half his waking hours trying to figure out ways to discredit everything that Derek Jeter has ever accomplished. And for the record, I don't think anyone, Jeter included, is beyond criticism. That being said, I can't stand guys who have zero journalistic integrity.

Joe

Subject: Super Bowl

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

I have a question, is AJ the only guy in Dallas who can't get laid this week ? Well, Thank God for hookers

Joe

Subject: Kornheiser/Berman

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

Wow choosing sides here is difficult but I guess because I had to watch Monday Night Football with the mute button on for two years and can't stand to watch or listen to Kornheiser's "whiny Jew" imitation on his lame ass TV show makes the decision a little easier

Joe

Subject: Dickey

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

it wouldn't be deadspin if someone couldn't slip in a cheap shot about Derek Jeter. Who the fuck is Jack Dickey anyway ?

Joe

Subject: Bill Simmons

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

You 30 something(really 40's), white, suburban blogger types sure do love you some Bill Simmons don't ya ? Forget that I think he sucks ass and know that he's no different then most of the homers that you can listen to on sports radio stations everyday. But seriously, do you really think there's much difference between him and Rick Reilly or Chris Berman for that matter ?

Joe

Subject: David Rorer/Jeter

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

yeah, because Derek Jeter might get voted into an all star game unfairly once in a first ballot hall of fame career, then his career must just be a series of fluke hits. And everything he's accomplished is being overrated, for what reason exactly ? David Rorer sounds like another in a long line of douchebags who have been trying to ram their agenda on every lame blog site for 10 plus years now. Get a life already, if you love Asdrubal Cabrera then write an article about him instead of trashing a legend you stupid fuck. Have a nice day

Joe

[Ed. note: the italics are Joe's.]

Subject: Luke O'Brien/Leonard

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

......yeah and Marvin Hagler was a women beater and philanderer who after losing his title to Sugar Ray Leonard beat up his wife, went on an alcohol and cocaine bender, moved to Italy and abandoned his family. How are these two guys different again ? oh yeah, you like one of them and hate the other. Great article ????

Joe

Subject: Jeter

From: Joseph Devanna
To: Tommy Craggs

obsess much over Derek Jeter ? all these years he really has been fucking up I guess. He shouldn't have been such a great player and more importantly he really should have tried to add so much more of the train wreck approach to his life that so many others have. Avoiding steroids ? why bother when he would have so much more appreciated by Bill James and every other stat head. Shit he might have done something really important like hit an inflated number of homers like David Ortiz or been in line for a hip replacement before the age of 40 like Alex Rodriguez. No litter of illegitimate children either ? man, he could have been much cooler, like say as cool as Lebron James. And really, how could he decide to conduct himself with so much dignity when we have people like deadspin and Dan Lebatard would be more willing to embrace him if he had acted like say Terrell Owens his whole career. Oh well, shame he had to have so much self respect all these years

Joe

Subject: Bill James/Albert Desalvo

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

Bill James also thought Jeremy Giambi was gonna be an all star. I think the police got the right guy this time.

Joe

Subject: PTI

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

PTI is getting it right ? I guess there's nothing more appealing then a smug, know it all, obnoxious jew who ruined monday night football for two years paired with a smug, jock riding douche who looks like every professional grad student I ever met. That minstrel show is vomit inducing to real sports fans. But I guess I can see the appeal to the unknowledgable and snarky

Joe

Subject: TEBOW

From: Joseph Devanna
To: Tommy Craggs

I've seen guys with worse mechanics and less athletism go on to become pretty good NFL QB's. I'm not religious by any means and most of my friends think I'm pretty much a socialist, that being said Tebow seems to put his money where his mouth his when it comes to his faith. His various trips to impoverished countries for example. If I have a problem with many of his critics is that they seemingly would prefer that he not even get a chance to become an NFL caliber qb. He's getting the same chance many others with less ability and less previous accomplishments have gotten, and I find it amusing that someone like Chris Carter would take so much time away from his day job, defending Randy Moss from his latest tank job or felony, to so consistently question why Tebow is getting this opportunity ?

Joe

Subject: HGH/NFL

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

No HGH in the NFL, LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL[...141 more L's...]L

Joe

Subject: Tebow

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

Damn, I'm not religious or a Broncos fan but you guys really need to get a grip with all of this Tebow hate. Why do you assume he's some kind of phony ? the same way that you assume that anyone who isn't a convicted felon or have 10 kids born out of wedlock must be a bad person ? maybe if Craggs or Daulerio could get laid they wouldn't be so cranky

Joe

Subject: Tebow

From: Joseph Devanna
To: Tommy Craggs

It's not that you hate Tim Tebow, you would just prefer it that he be into some other useless religion or maybe black ? you're so enlightened. Here's the deal, I'm not religious, a Bronco fan and I probably don't do the same stuff for fun that Tim Tebow does. That being said, what those guys on the Lions did was fucking lame. In fact it's the type of behavior that gves creedence to every lame bigot out there that thinks all black pro athletes are nothing more then trash talking thugs. We don't have a problem when Barry Sanders kneeled to thank God or when Deion Sanders or Michael Irvin preach about finding God. Tebow seems charitable enough and also seems like a decent person, if anything we should be hoping that he does well. Or should everyone who plays i the NFL be like Randy Moss or Ryan Leaf if that helps your guilty white Liberal sensitivities ?

Joe

Subject: Tebow

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

That damn Tim Tebow, why can't he commit a felony of some kind or just act like an asshole, then deadspin douchebags will like him so much more.

Joe

Subject: John Sterling

From: Joseph Devanna
To: Tommy Craggs

Oh Tommy, somehow I have a feeling that your life is considerably sadder then John Sterling's ever could be. A life where anyone that disagrees with you is a latent racist or a talentless douche. A life where Bill Simmons and Tony Kornheiser are celebrated as being smart and cutting edge.

Joe

Subject: Eli

From: Joseph Devanna
To: Tommy Craggs

actually Tommy, if you had watched the Giants games this year you would know that the only reason they were in position to get hot in the final two weeks of the season and then the playoffs was because of Manning's "great" play. He's playing great this year so ergo, he's fucking great. You contrarian douchebags always make things so difficult for yourselves. I'm sure if Michael Vick had this kind of season you would have no trouble with anyone calling him great, like they were doing last year. Of course that would fit your agenda

Joe

Subject: Cashman/AJ

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

so AJ Daleurio still can't get laid I see ? thank goodness we know what Brian Cashmans pajama's look like. Now if only AJ can get a look at his penis

Joe

Subject: Cashman

From: Joseph Devanna
To: Tommy Craggs

so let me see if I understand, Bob Hohler's columns about the Red Sox late season collapse were irresponsible journalism but using some bitter ex mistress to write a tell all about Brian Cashman's sex life/philandering is ok somehow ? or is it just that you broke one story but not the other. The hypocrisy of you fucking bottom feeders seems to have no limit. I would say that maybe you guys should stay out of people personal business but then that's pretty much your bread and butter.

Joe

Subject: no one cares

From: Joseph Devanna
To: The Staff

guys fuck around on their wives and sometimes the girls they fuck around with turn out to be bat shit, alert the media

Joe