We get a massive amount of tips in our inbox each week. Some are pretty interesting, but don't get published for one reason or another.
It's usually because they're just so absurd or really lack even the most tenuous of news angles to give them the go-ahead. Other times it's because they're just absolute horseshit. But every Friday until we get sick of running them, we'll present to you some of these not-so-shiny gems. All items should be treated as [Sic'd]. Enjoy...
Easter With Colin
I happen to live in one of the affluent towns between Hartford and Bristol which results in WWL sightings on an all too frequent basis. (Trust me, having to eat dinner next to Stuart Scott's wandering eyeballs is not pleasant.) This morning my wife and I took our little 3 year old to the little local Easter Egg Hunt right behind my house. And there, towering over the soccer moms and khaki clad dads stood anti-blogosphere spokesman, Colin Cowherd with 3 kids in tow. (I don't know if he was with his ex or his girlfriend... She was an age-appropriate blond who was most definitely hot back before any blogs existed to hate.)
I usually ignore ESPN heads (save Buccigross merely because I actually care about hockey) but I shadowed Cowherd hoping to eavesdrop on some anti-blog rant in the midst of the kids running rampant. It took 5 seconds to hear him lament his ineptitude when it came to his new Twitter account.
Anyway, despite his bloviating and general on-air idiocy, I must report that he's a good guy... At least on Easter monring. He had no idea I knew who he was or that I was standing behind him when he leapt into action to make a little girl's day a bit brighter. She finished the hunt eggless and was quite sad. Instead of yelling at her, "Why don't you go cry about it on a BLOG you LOSER!" he gently prodded one of his kids to give the downtrodden girl a couple of his eggs. The kid complied and the little girl was happy.
I was actually impressed. Impressed enough to submit this tale to Deadspin, the stupidest and meanest and most dickless BLOG on the whole useless Interweb. /Cowherd.
Thanks for being great,
PS, he drives a shiny new white Land Rover. He even helped an older lady back her car into a tight spot... To make sure she didn't hit his ugly cartruck.
Poor Edgar Renteria
I'm sure you get thousands of these types of e-mails and I wouldn't blame you for not believing me and I'm probably being naive for believing a Yankee loving Massachusetts Statie but he told me that one of his cop friends works regularly at Fenway and stated in no uncertain terms that Manny Ramierz had intercourse with Edgar Renteria's wife all up and down the 2005 baseball season, thus being the reason Edgar had such problems adapting to Boston and the Red Sox as a whole. Me, personally, I have no way of verifying such a claim, since I'm, you know, a construction worker with no sources inside of the game of baseball, but this gentleman was adamant about such a claim and I believe him because that just sounds too stupid to make up. Please do some investigative reporting and let me know what you find out. Thanks.
Jeff Reed Still Being Jeff Reed
Note: it was in the 40's with wind and rain in Pittsburgh yesterday. A real man that is
Sent from my iPhone
As You Wish
Dear Mr. Daulerio,
Your blatant insensitivity to a cause I consider important, use of foul language and/or mockery of Women's
basketball softballsports has caused me and my morally superior family great emotional harm. For that reason I must say that you, sir, have lost a once-regular peruser of http://deadspin.com/.
Hopefully, you will take these concerns into great consideration and place them alongside poorly-written accounts of athletes blowing frat guys at nightclubs in the random Friday shit collection, where I shall be endlessly mocked in the comments section for lacking any sense of humor whatsoever. It is only on that platform that my message can be adequately spread.
WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY?
SUBJECT: MLB CLOSER GODDAMMIT
Bring it back already. THIS AGGRESSION WILL NOT STAND.
To Whom It May Conern:
My name is Annie and I'm a member of the Philadelphia 76ers Dance Team. You have an article posted about us with pictures that you didn't ask permission to post. I'm the owner of those pictures and Don Chavez stole them from my webshots. He took them down after I asked him to and I'm politely asking you to do the same. No one asked me if they could use the pictures from my webshots account and had they asked, I still would have said no. So please take these pictures down immediately, thank you.