Pic courtesy of www2.orlandoweekly.comMike Silver "Cheap Shot" Award
One thing you can always rely on Mike Silver for is to verbally kick a man when he's down, or in this case the New Orleans Saints fans. Despite all the bull-crap tweets he makes, this older one takes the cake:
Tweeted by Michael Silver, AKA @MikeSilver:
"I'm a Saints fan, who should I blame? The lying GM... the lying coach... the bounty-happy coordinator? Nah, I'll blame the 'snitch'..."
Great going Mike, you managed to insult Mickey Loomis, Sean Payton, (we'll forgive you for Gregg Williams) and the entire WhoDat Nation. What the hell were you thinking Mike? The bounty issue may be over, but we're still sensitive about it. I didn't see that tweet until I went to my follower's profile page and it made me wonder. It made me wonder why with all the Bleacher Reports articles attacking the Saints team, you found it necessary to attack the fans.
By the way, a bit of Mike Silver history for our new Twitter followers. Mike launched a lengthy diatribe against me and this site maybe two weeks ago in Twitter, and it was because as a writer I was defending the Saints. I have everything he said stashed somewhere, but paraphrasing something he said will be quicker than looking it up.
To paraphrase Mike Silver:
"Magyver, you're not a real journalist because you're a fan of the Saints. A real journalist can't be a fan; he has to be neutral."
Well excuse the hell out of me Mike for loving the New Orleans Saints.
The obvious signs of professional journalism as embraced by Mike Silver:
* Don't be loyal to a team, but use opportunities to insult teams you don't like when possible
* Try not to miss insulting their General Manager and Head Coach
* Whenever possible insult their entire fan base
* Extra Journalism points are scored for making the fans sound stupid
* When fans appear to be recovering from bad times, kick them again
Thanks Mike for showing the Twitter Saints fans how good a journalist you are. By the way, I would have missed this one if not for my new follower Mark Englade, AKA @MarkEnglade. He had caught the tweet by Silver and had retweeted it for his friends so they could see what a chump Mike is.
Thanks Mark. The tweet by Silver is still there on Mark's timeline by the way: https://twitter.com/#!/MarkEnglade
Mike, kiss our Whodats.