This morning I opened my laptop, checked my e-mail and received a letter from someone calling me an idiot.
Had I pissed in his soup? No.
Kicked his cat? No.
Eaten his last Oreo? No.
Of all the things, I had the audacity to insult the Pittsburgh Pirates in this column.
This is a gripe I make quite often, and I think it’s a fair oneâ€”with the SEND button just one finger away, readers fire off the most vile, most putrid, most offensive stuff to columnists. In no particular order, I’ve been called a fag, a Jew Homo, a dickhead, a motherfucker, an asswipeâ€”all because someone disagreed with my sports opinion.
It just baffles my mind. I’ve been a sports guy since age 7 or 8, and I’ve neverâ€”absolutely neverâ€”be so furious at someone’s take that I’ve felt the need to go out of my way to demean that person. It’s nonsense, it’s hurtfulâ€”and it’ll inevitably continue.
*** Granted, I am a fag Jew Homo dickhead motherfucker asswipe. But only on TV.
By the way, two friends have started blogs. Worth checking out, if you’ve got a chance: