I Love Reading Internet Comments

I have a confession to make. I read the comments. Actually, it’s worse than that. I don’t just read the comments, I enjoy reading the comments. I’ve been getting paid to write on the Internet for more than 15 years, and you, Ungentle Reader—yes, you, the one who used to write “More liberal claptrap!” under my articles… »11/03/15 12:45pm11/03/15 12:45pm


We Trolled The ESPN Comments One Last Time Before They're Overhauled

The ESPN.com comment section has been described as a both a "cesspool" and "a wretched hive of scum and villainy." Deservedly. Bristol's servers bulge with the ill-considered and perpetually ignored thoughts of the unwashed masses, spouted forever into the ether with recesses only to register new aliases after a… »7/12/13 1:30pm7/12/13 1:30pm

High School Player's Grandma Adorably Comments On Newspaper Story To Explain Why He Had A Bad Game

The Washington Post has a gamer for a 4A playoff semifinal last night, where Wise HS walloped DuVal by 31 points for a major upset. It's of interest only to that very small segment of readership who follows Maryland prep hoops, and of course, family and friends of the players. So while there's only one comment on the… »3/06/13 2:05pm3/06/13 2:05pm

Man Arrested For ESPN.com Comment That Threatened To Kill Kids Over New LeBron Sneaker

We hate to use such cliched terms, but it's hard to describe the ESPN.com comment section without words like "cesspool" and "wretched hive of scum and villainy" and "somehow even worse than Yahoo's comment section." But that's an unfair generalization. Not everyone there is horribly racist or a ward of the state or a… »9/19/12 9:45am9/19/12 9:45am