My old friend and internet colleague Brett Pollakoff tipped me to this story, noting that I love "media wars." Jeah!!
It seems that columnist (and former sports editor) Bill Dwyre from the L.A. Times took a couple of cheap shots at our dear friend Elie Seckbach, whose one-man-show you may have seen on YouTube. As Brett points out, Elie's entertaining and informative videos have been viewed millions of times in the short time he's been posting them, which is traffic that a newspaper columnist can only dream of.
Dwyre describes Elie's interview of Coach Popovich in a condescending manner, closing with, "You can catch the interview on MyHighSchoolFilmClassAssignment.com." Oooooh burrrnnn!!! The thirty-something-year-old man who is helping to forge the way for new media and kill your own antiquated notions of sports reporting is nothing but a high school film student! Good one, Billy!
Keep up the good work, Elie. Nothing motivates me more than haters, so I hope you feel the same.
P.S. I would be doing a disservice to the interwebs if this post didn't include a shout out to the sports blogosphere's favorite bumbling newspaper "reporter" Niki D'Andrea of the Phoenix New Times. When you get a minute, check out her new blog 'Anal Hipster' (that's not a joke) in which she takes her own nameless pot shot at me. Apparently she's salty that Alana G appears all over the first page of search results for Niki D'Andrea. Google page rank is a b*tch, ain't it! UPDATE: the Anal Hipster post has been removed, but here is the cached version. DANG Google, you really are slaying it!
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