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Welcome back to Dead Letters, the feature in which we reprint our favorite reader mail. We should take this moment to remind you that all emails to Deadspin and its editors and writers are on the record unless otherwise specified. Now for your letters.

Subject: Josh Freeman

From: Paul C.

To: Samer Kalaf

Josh has better stats that Colin. Why isn’t anybody mad that Josh isn’t signed. If you bring Colin in then the focus of your organization is on Colin and not the team or winning games. No team wants that

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Subject: Kaper whatever his name is

From: William C.

To: Samer Kalaf

Dude. I agree. Sign the Kapernick (?) guy. Sign him for half a season. He has no idea what the Texans, or any other NFL team’s play book looks like, let alone a clue about how to run any legitimate offense at this point. I’m not sure the time frame it would take to learn the play book and then execute it to the level the level needed to even come close to making any kind of run at the playoffs. At this point, he has proven he’s not the “sharpest tool in the shed” and, best bet, never will be. But go ahead. Encourage his signing. Since Watson is the FUTURE of the Texans the only thing that will happen is the signing of a quarterback for half a season of football. Then what? I’ll tell you what. Kaper what’s his name goes straight to second string QB or right back to a free agency market that doesn’t want anything to do with him. Get over it!!! He’s done. But, again, what do i know. Go ahead. Sign him.

Subject: Kaepernick

From: cncr@verizon.net

To: Samer Kalaf

Shut the HELL UP about that ASSHOLE! Why don’t YOU hire Him you Jack-off! He is a Loser and Worthless! He opted OUT of his contract with San Francisco and now he’s Crying like a Baby! He F’d up and now NOBODY wants Him so MOVE ON! What kind of name is “SAMER”????

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Subject: Colin Keapernick

From: Rusty F.

To: Lauren Theisen

I have two comments. One is this is not news and more importantly two is Who gives a shit!!!!!

Subject: Laughable

From: Eric W.

To: Diana Moskovitz

A new rule LMAO do they think we are to stupid to know it’s a work place. Disgusting is what it is. To dishonor every man that fought and the ones that died to make it possible for them to have the right to protest. They will take a knee if it doesn’t cost them anything. Well they will find out it does affect the all the things that make their paycheck possible. I laugh at them because they have no understanding of the real world.

Subject: Hi, snowflake

From: Ryan Ayers

To: Lauren Theisen

I suggest you do some research before you write another “let’s divide the country” hit piece.

In America, more white people are killed at the hands of police than black people. Look up the yearly statistics.

The reason why you liberals don’t win many elections these days is because you lie, so you can divide.

Subject: NFL injuries….

From: Jenn Blakely

To: Lauren Theisen

You are just as bad as the brutal bastards that put these hits on innocent good players and that is the reason why there’s so many injuries in the NFL and in college!!!! Shame on you why don’t you shoot up in the uniform and pads and go play and let someone break your collarbone and see how you like it....

Subject: (no subject)

From: Joe V

To: Lauren Theisen

AAWWWW DID THE LITTLE MILLIONAIRE FOOTBALL PLAYERS GET THERE FEELINGS HURT? WHAT A BUNCH OF LITTLE GIRL ACTING BOYS! YEAH BOYS REAL MEN WOULD SAY “TO HE’LL WITH THAT” MY LOVE FOR MY COUNTRY AND RESPECT FOR OUR MILITARY AND VETERANS IS MORE INPORTANT!!! NO WONDER THE N.F.L. IS OVERSEAS THERE BOYS KEEP BEING STUPID IT MIGHT BE THE ONLY PLACE WERE THERE ARE FANS FOR THESE DUMBIES. HEY STUPID I AM A VETERAN WITH 2 GRANDPARENTS A FATHER AND UNCLE’S WHO SERVED THIS COUNTRY LOSING 2 FAMILY MEMBERS AT WAR. ARE YOU TELLING ME THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO PROTEST THEN INSULT US? I KNOW IT’S HARD BUT THINK YOU INSULT US WHEN YOU KNEEL WE PUT OUR LIFE ON THE LINE AND YOU

A HOLES. WHO NEVER PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE FOR YOUR FREEDOMS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE FREEDOMS WE HAVE IN OUR ONCE GREAT COUNTRY! THAT’S RIGHT ONCE GREAT COUNTRY WHILE THE 1 THING THAT SHOULD UNITED ALL AMERICANS IS OUR RESPECT FOR OUR FLAG AND ATHEM YOU DUMMIES JUST KEEP ON DIVIDING OUR COUNTRY WITH YOUR CHILD LIKE FIT. ME AND MY VETERANS BUDDIES NOW GET TOGETHER ON SUNDAY AFTER NOON WITH FAMILY AND ENJOY OUR LIFE WITHOUT FOOTBALL WHILE BOYCOTTING YOUR ADVERTISES. NEVER KNEW WE NEVER MISS FOOTBALL!!!

Subject: Your butt article is trash

From: Josh Ching

To: Albert Burneko

Just wanted to let you know. Worst article I have read. Im also writing a more informative article to the publisher.

Subject: (no subject)

From: David Z.

To: Albert Burneko

Your shitty story was butt. You wouldn’t say that shit to any of their faces

Subject: F….d

From: John N.

To: Lauren Theisen

I suppose you are 20-something. Please don’t further coarsen our already polluted discourse again. A lot of us don’t appreciate it and don’t find it daring, cute, or clever. Please grow up and be a professional. There are lots of other words you could have used, if you had a vocabulary.

Subject: Journalist and Editor: You need to be fired

From: Scott S.

To: Samer Kalaf

Very poor choice of explicative words to make your point. Not a very good writer are you. You need to be fired.

Subject: Language

From: Marilyn M.

To: Samer Kalaf

Surely a journalist can come up with a descriptive word better than the “F” word. That is totally unacceptable. It is your choice to use it BUT it is also my choice to NOT read any article written by you. Maybe you are not a real journalist. Maybe you did not attend college. Or maybe you did but failed. Whichever, I am extremely disappointed in your writing ability and lack of good vocabulary.

Subject: [Eye Roll emoji]

From: M. Harrison

To: Lauren Theisen

Shut up fag, its early, and people are just still just in awe about the stadium rather than just sitting. Once the teams are winning it’ll be packed.

Sincerely,

Everyone

Subject: (no subject)

From: Arthur Moore

To: Giri Nathan

HE’S A TYPICAL NIGGER THAT CAN’T DO ANYTHING ELSE JUST GIVE THEM A BALL. AND EVERYONE THINKS THERE GOD

Subject: Vin Scully

From: Rob B.

To: Lauren Theisen

Going after Vin? What, your Mother wasn’t around enough so you had enough insight to rip into it? Pathetic loser doesn’t begin to cover it. Please return to the slimy rock from whence you slithered.

Subject: Vin Scully article

From: moneyinthebank

To: Lauren Theisen

Your article on Vin Scully is racist, demeaning and bigoted. How dare you attack a legendary broadcaster for his race and age. Disgusting!

Subject: Vin Scully

From: Michael S.

To: Lauren Theisen

Insinuate one of the most beloved figures in the history of sports is a racist for no reason. You are a joke. Go fuck yourself

Subject: National Anthem

From: Robert B.

To: Lauren Theisen

Lauren

I do not know you and this is the first article of yours I have seen.

1. VIN Scully is not just AN OLD WHITE GUY. He has been in and around football longer than you have been living.

2. The National Anthem is NOT a joke as you seem to think.

3. This veteran finds it exceptionally insensitive, insulting and Uber disrespectful of wealthy players to use our Anthem, flag and country in this manner.

4. I know unequivocally you don’t care about letters from humans this way. I personally pray you’ll understand that you are also disrespecting a man that is old enough to be your grandfather. Would you speak about your grandparents or parents in this manner. If you would or do. Then you are further gone than presumed.

There are hundreds of thousands of Veteran’s Nation wide without whom you and those disrespectful rich punks would not have the freedom you do. Nor the amenities you experience. Since 1900 over 35 million men and women have given you those right and amenities. Perhaps you should think k of honoring, not demeaning that legacy !

Subject: Your a brainless .. useful idiot!!!

From: Bill D.

To: Lauren Theisen

Dear useful idiot...I know you don’t know what that term really means but, look it up and it has something to do with the Bolshevik revolution!! So, again..useful idiot, you are a pawn for the far, far left who hate America! It is a none existent protest. The number and percentage of blacks miss treated by blacks is less than .001 of all arrests. The number shot is miniscule!!!!! When police interact with criminals...yup I said it.. criminals which some are there is always the chance something bad might happen Especially when they fight back. But as far a wide spread abuse....you and others who buy into this bullshit protest are the real haters, bigots, racists, and anti-americans!!!! This is being pushed by America haters and globalist. You stupid...are a useful idiot and so are the NFL players participating in this crap. Soon they will kill the NFL ( because people like me who have supported it all these years will stop) and the morons..like yourself will be out of a cushy job and money. You really are to stupid to get it...and so are they. We pay the money....we pay there salaries...we say knock the crap off or we’ll be completely done forever!! Trust me...the NFL is close to loosing millions of viewers. When the NFL is gone....what you going blog about you brainless idiot....no really you think your smart...you don’t have an individual idea about anything!!! You are just a propped up pawn of the group think from the left. If you had an original idea... they’d fire your sorry ass so fast it would be scary!! The left does not tolerate free thinkers...conform or be destroyed!!!!! How does it feel to be a real slave....a slave to an ideology that can’t stand to be questioned and or opposed!!! Either think exactly as they do...or your out!!! And we are back to where we started...you ..you brainless bimbo are an useful idiot of the left!!!!

Subject: Are you a real journalists?

From: B Bowles

To: Lauren Theisen

Great headline

“Old retired white man” how many years of government funded college did you have to go through to come up with such a creative instigating title? Your a sports journalist like I’m a fucking brain surgeon. Maybe next time you can actually provide us with a sports article and not some political bull shit. You should Change your title to political drama queen. It’s bad enough women are discussing sports and calling them selves journalists reporting on Twitter. Maybe if you want to create a positive name for women in the sports world you could give us some commentary...... unscripted......without all that clown make up on....... your ugly. #backinthekitchenstopbitchin

Subject: Your bias is showing

From: Richard S.

To: Lauren Theisen

Vin Scully is considered by many knowledgeable people the greatest broadcaster in the history of broadcasting. To call him “old retired white man” may get a laugh from the Che Guevara/Pol Pot wannabees you hang out with, but it ultimately reflects on your limitations as a journalist. The national anthem for the vast majority who attend sporting events is a moment to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that hundreds of thousands of Americans have made so that we, the public, can enjoy a three hour respite from life’s vagaries. That meaning of the national anthem for the vast majority of Americans does not change because Colin Kaepernick and his ISIS loving girl friend want it to. Mr. Scully’s view reflects what many Americans feel. It is no coincidence that NFL ticket sales and ratings are down. Ridiculing Vin Scully reflects poorly on you and your employer.

Subject: Scully

From: [AOL email]

To: Lauren Theisen

Attack a respected man like Scully for his opinion. To you he’s just an old white guy. No respect !

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Subject: Different Opinion

From: Dean J.

To: Lauren Theisen

So it’s OK for you to write old white man and then write in a Condescending way how this is not surprising, but would you ever write another black athlete who hates cops is kneeling for the anthem, not surprising? Can I stereotype like that?You’re implying that because he’s old and white he doesn’t understand or support the black community, that’s totally unfair. Have you ever even met the man? It’s OK, now you have portrayed him as some kind of old bigoted racist and I’m sure that’s what part of your audience loves to hear about.

Subject: Recent articles

From: Scott G.

To: Lauren Theisen

Could you please refrain from referring to people on the basis of their race, particularly in a derogatory way.

It’s incredibly inappropriate and actually furthers the racial and cultural divides you’re allegedly fighting against.

Subject: Old white men

From: Mark Reeves

To: Lauren Theisen

There wouldn’t be a United States of America without “ Old White Men” . You are ignorant of history. Do you use that connotation with all races of people. Old white men my ass.

Subject: Your Article

From: Matthew Nugent

To: Lauren Theisen

I just want to thank you for your identitity politics article on Vin Scully. Your biased insane, pinko commie articles did so much to help Trump get elected. You clowns still don’t get it, so I just want to thank you for your article and writing, you are making 2020 a breeze. Thanks again you clown.

Subject: Vin Scully

From: [sbcglobal.net address]

To: Lauren Theisen

GOOD FOR VIN SCULLY. .. ABOUT DAMN TIME SOMEONE SAID ENOUGH OF THESE OVER PAID OVER RATED BASTARDS OF PRO FOOTBALL AND THEIR SORRY ASS DISRESPECT FOR OUR FLAG AND ANTHEM. AND IF YOU FUCKERS DON’T LIKE IT .. YOU CAN GO TO HELL TOO!

Subject: Old whiteman

From: “bwent”

To: Lauren Theisen

How dare you Lauren be so short sighted. You are an ungrateful do nothing hack guilty of everything you judge yourself.

Subject: (no subject)

From: Jeremy Kozlowski

To: Lauren Theisen

fuck you show some respect for the greatest baseball announcer ever you cheap bitch

Subject: Nice Biased Title To Your Article

From: David D.

To: Lauren Theisen

Vin Scully is respected everywhere.

You?

Not so sure.

Even money says you have to Google who wrote the anthem, when it was written, why it was written, and where it was written.

Scully didn’t.

Knowledge is power.

And you lose when it comes to this topic because of your headline.

Shsme on your bias.

From: Lauren Theisen

To: David D.

Hi,

The National Anthem” is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, and the third track from their fourth studio album, Kid A. The song is moored to a repetitive bassline, has a processed electronic production and develops in a direction influenced by jazz. The song was written by Radiohead, who co-produced it with Nigel Godrich. It has been played frequently at Radiohead concerts since the release of Kid A in 2000. It received polarised reviews by critics.

Checkmate, Doug.

From: David D.

To: Lauren Theisen

Thst is not the dumbest response, I have ever heard....but it is definitely in the running.

Radiohead? Are you really that uninformed or just playing a role because you think you are smart?

Radiohead....gimme a break.

Millennials.....all bluster and no balls.

Sheesh.

Checkmate my butt.......dog.

From: David D.

To: Lauren Theisen

You never did address the crux of the topic in your zeal to be ‘clever’.

Which is: Addressing your bias.

But that is what biased people do, they pettifog the issue.

Even money says you have to lookup that word too.

Subject: (no subject)

From: Bob F.

To: Lauren Theisen

i also will never watch another nfl game,,,tired of ggrown men who hang out in strip clubs, spend thousand of dollars to have women shake their ass in their faces, kill and torture dogs, beat the shit out of the wives and girl friends tell others how hard a life they have,,,and that is my opion, and you know what they say about opinions, they are like assholes, everyone has one,,except you are an asshole

Subject: NFL Players

From: Mike Ogren

To: Dom Cosentino

Bunch of dumbasss just like you.People like you are garbage if you don’t want to make America great again go back to your roots assholes.

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Subject: NFL source

From: Michael Phillips

To: Dom Cosentino

Godamned your writing smacks of desperation, is void of interesting content and just plainly fucking sucks. It’s apparent that you put zero effort into your work and I’ll be sure to let the deadspin editor know that he’d be better off with a fucking retard who can’t spell a godamned lick than yourself you lazy sonofabitch. Fuck dude, get yourself a fucking production job in a goddamned factory and gain some semblance of respect from your family you loser.

Subject: Apology

From: Derrick

To: Dom Cosentino

I am sorry for not reading your article about why the players won in its entirety. My mind is prone to wandering and I lost interest. Again, I apologize for not completing it.

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