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Old 02-04-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default Why I Hate Sports Blogs - Death Of Bradshaw's Dad

I did not know whether this post belonged here, in the NFL section, or the Locker Room as an indication of how much gratuitous cruelty there is in our society, but will post it here since Terry Bradshaw will always be a Steeler

As I posted on Sunday, Terry's Dad passed away last week and he of course was with his family rather than at the Super Bowl this past Sunday.

In reading Ed.B. of the P-G this morning I came across this item

The most tasteless remark I came across about the Super Bowl was a column written by Greg Cote of the Miami Herald, who called it the worst Super Bowl ever. That’s OK, this written by him was not:

“The broadcast was ordinary. Terry Bradshaw missed it because his father died. Getting him out of this game was one more reason to thank Dad.”


http://sportsblogs.post-gazette.com/...s/201402040002

WTF For anyone who knows the pain of losing a parent, as I have, or does not have a toxic relationship with their parents, Cote's comment is incomprehensibly bitter.

This is just another example of sportswriters and other folks tossing insults online when they would never have the cojones to say it if the person to whom they were directing their bile was in the same room.

I am not big on sending e-mails to media types, but rather than hiding behind an anonymous comment on his blog I sent Cote an e-mail at gcote@herald.com to share my thoughts in the event he wants to respond.

What an asshole.
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Default Re: Why I Hate Sports Blogs - Death Of Bradshaw's Dad

I'd have to consider sending something to the Miami Herald for that one as well. This guy doesn't belong in the media, obviously.
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Default Re: Why I Hate Sports Blogs - Death Of Bradshaw's Dad

That was a pretty shitty attempt at humor. I smell a half-assed apology coming.
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Default Re: Why I Hate Sports Blogs - Death Of Bradshaw's Dad

Wow, that comment was in really poor taste.
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Want to know who sucks? This guy --> @Gregcote. Heartless comment about Terry Bradshaw. pic.twitter.com/iq49lcu1RS
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Default Re: Why I Hate Sports Blogs - Death Of Bradshaw's Dad

That guys gonna be missing a tooth next time TB sees him....
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Default Re: Why I Hate Sports Blogs - Death Of Bradshaw's Dad

What percentage of man they say has Neanderthal genes ? That reporter let that part of him run unchecked...
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That was a pretty shitty attempt at humor. I smell a half-assed apology coming.
You called it. I got this response from Cote, which included the usual "regret if anyone was offended" non-apology apology.

Thanks for the note. I certainly didn't intend that comment to be received as it was, but if it offended people that's on me. I have deleted it from my blog.

How exactly does someone intend a joke about someone's Dad dying to be received?
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On the bright side, at least he didn't wish ill will on Terry's kids.
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Default Re: Why I Hate Sports Blogs - Death Of Bradshaw's Dad

This guy is a real piece of work. After Cote said in his response to me that he pulled the sick joke about Bradshaw's Dad dying I went back to his blog. That statement has disappeared and this has been added:

A personal note: Fox-TV revealed today that Terry Bradshaw would miss the game because of the death of his father. The lead to my Saturday "Super Bowl With a Smirk" notes column poked fun at Bradshaw, written obviously before the news of his situation. Condolences to the Bradshaw family.

http://blogs.herald.com/random_evide...waiting-f.html

Cote now is apologizing for a blog post on Saturday, while refusing to acknowledge or apologize for his post on Sunday after Terry's Dad died that "thanked" Mr. Bradshaw for dying.

If he ever wants to give up sportswriting he has a skill set that would be of assistance in being a sketchy trial lawyer.
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