Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Stephen A Is Right, Everybody


By now, most of you have read the LA Times' Daily News interview with Stephen A. Smith. Smith suggests, plainly and without malice, that those of us in the blogosphere are "wreckless," and sabotaging the traditional media with our untrained, unqualified opinions.

Look, it's pretty obvious at this point that we know nothing about the NFL. Or sports. Or anything else. Until last week, I thought Pat Benatar was a guy. But we were just over here having a good time. We never meant to hurt anybody.

I would like to thank Mr. Smith for having the courage to stand up against the blogging masses and their "formats" that are out to take advantage of the poor, helpless, national media. Also, on behalf of all the contributors here at KSK (even Drew!), we would like to take up our portable digital assistants and join him in his quest for the salvation of the common..."viewer."

And so, we're shutting KSK down.

We're shutting it down because, really, who among us is better served with multiple sources for opinion and insight. Surely, that responsibility must be left to the hard-working, unbiased sports journalists that hold such high standards for their subjects, and their work.

Do we really think, "without any credentials whatsoever," that average joes like US can watch a game and then actually have the cognizance to DISCUSS it? FORMULATE OPINIONS about it?

Who do we think we are? we are not a professional! We are not a person in "the industry!" Show me your "credentials," show me your "format," you untrained scum. We and our "internet business" must be stopped. And so, we stop it today.



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Eh, just kidding. We're staying put. Fuck you, Stephen A!

38 comments:

Upstate Underdog said...

I think it is pretty safe to say that SAS can go suck a big fat dick.

Crazy Little Thing said...

Stephen A. Smith gave it a good effort, and it was almost enough. KSK got the job done in the end.

Wait, wrong blog. See how all these formats confuse the common viewer? And such as?

Pemulis said...

I'm not sure you have any right to say anything about stephen a smith, seeing as you're an average joe with no expertise on the subject

mamacita said...

EXCEPT TBL. QUITE FRANKLY I LOVE THAT ONE.

JAMMQ said...

. . . most of you have read the LA Times' interview with Stephen A. Smith.

He was interviewed by the LA Times?

Andrew said...

BLOGS DON'T EXUDE A SENSE OF LUDICROUS IMPORTANCE

e.boye said...

stephen A's poster looks like the one for 28 Months Later

ColeTrain said...

How many CHEEZ DOODLES do you want????

JAMMQ said...

And as someone with a broadcast journalism degree from one of the top-10 communications schools in the country . . . there's not much training that goes on(other than all that beer pong, and learning how to push record on a tape player).

So, Stephen A. . . let me see YOUR fucking credentials.

Quite frankly, you don't have any.

BigFootFool said...

I see what he means now... You lie to me and tell me I shouldn't listen to what Stephen says... If I listen to you, then the bloggers have already won!

JD said...

I look forward to the day when ESPN admits what a horrible, horrible mistake they made in investing in Screamin' A Smith and his cheese doodle conglomerate. This guy proved for years in the Philly Inquirer that he was a one trick pony and that one trick, quite frankly, is old.

My prediction: He'll have his own blogger account and will be firing away posts inside of 5 years and just freelance.

clock cleaner said...

What an asshole. Not qualified?

I guess you need to be able to shove your head at least 1 foot up your ass to be as "qualified" as Stephen A. Fucking cum dumpster.

flubby said...

Excuse me, but did any of you matriculate from that esteemed bastion of the Fourth Estate, the Fashion Institute of Technology like Mr. Smith? Then shut your collective pie hole.

Porky1 said...

Stephen A. Smith makes Stuart Scott and Boomer Berman look like Walter Cronkite and Tom Brokaw. I can't stand the annoying looks on his face (especially that pained "bitch, please" look he gets when he's losing an argument,) that smug, fake, "IntelliGhetto" attitude he throws out there, and when he needs to make a point HE HAS TO YELL. He's really the Kobe Bryant of sports journalism...personality-wise, not performance-wise.


We who inhabit the sports blogsphere are JUST AS FULL OF SHIT AS ANYONE. But balancing out our lack of "qualifications," is the fact that most of us don't get paid the salaries and benefits that "trained" journalists like S.A.S., Simmons, Easterbrook, etc...receive.

But the dark dirty secret is that we bloggers are the Home Depot illegal immmigrant workers of journalism. Sure, we're not "legit." But usually, we're just about as good at what we do as many of the "pros," and we don't charge you for a magazine, newspaper, or a bullshit "Insider" web subscription to read our self-indulgent crap.

But you all knew this already. I'm just being "wreckless."

devang said...

Who do we think we are? we are not a professional! We are not a person in "the industry!" Show me your "credentials," show me your "format," you untrained scum. We and our "internet business" must be stopped. And so, we stop it today.

+100 Very, very nicely done.

WV jzmyd - What Stephen a can suck from me.

Upstate Underdog said...

Bill Gates never graduated from college so I would like to know what makes him an expert on computers.

-SAS

TK said...

This Kissing Suzy Kolber is TERRIBLE.

Matt said...

Since when exactly do I need to be qualified for anything to have an opinion?

Blow me Smith. Last time I checked, freedom of speech was listed first in that amendment before freedom of the press.

Cousins of Ron Mexico said...

Someday they'll find him chained to the bike rack at the bottom of the pond.

whowillsexmutombo? said...

If only we could pay him back by posting pictures from his daughter's facebook account. That gambit ALWAYS works.

Aith said...

So does this mean Stephen A. won't be voting for KSK in next year's weblog awards? Perhaps a free Sex Cannon t-shirt will change his tune.

Porky1 said...

Stephen A. Smith is the Celibacy Cannon.

Jumpshootingfool said...

This is the same d-bag who proclaimed on the radio last week that there was more to the Sean Taylor killing than met the eye. He grew up in the ghetto, so he knows that when a man's home is broken into and he's shot in the groin, it ain't no burglary. Or some idiotic shit like that....

dickey simpkins said...

I AM BLACK SO I KNOW THINGS ABOUT SPORTS, LISTEN TO ME BECAUSE I TALK LOUD. I AM FROM NEW YORK, THEREFORE I AM MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT SPORTS. DID I MENTION I AM BLACK AND FROM NEW YORK. TO CONCLUDE, SINCE I AM LOUD, BLACK, AND FROM NEW YORK, LISTEN TO ME.

BTW I WROTE THIS FROM MY BLACKBERRY

PeteJayhawk said...

Stephen A. Smith attended the Fashion Institute of Technology. Obviously he is more qualified to analyze sports than any of us.

Chris said...

i hate blogs.

Maxwell said...

SAS is under strict orders to choke on a dong, so if you see him and he is not choking on a dong, please tell him he is in violation of the chain of command. It goes from God, to Jerry, to Kent, to the cleaners, to SAS.

Tim C said...

Man, I thought you were serious there for a minute about hanging it up. I was afraid between losing KSK and Nikki getting offed of "Heroes" last night, I was going to have to do extreme self-damage with a case of Cheeze Doodles.

Eagle in Brighton said...

EVERYTHING I SAY IS IMPORTANT

Slash said...

I used to feel bad that I have a degree in journalism but work in advertising. But every time some "qualified" douchebag starts whining like a little bitch about "unqualified" bloggers, it makes me feel that much better about not being part of an industry that has become more whorish than advertising ever dreamed of being. And to even think of talking about qualified vs. unqualified in discussing sports - what a dickhole.

When a "journalist" says "unqualified," what he/she really means is "uncensored."

Dirty Hairy said...

Will someone please put a #21 on this fucking assclown (SAS)?

JDA said...

SAS really gives an incomplete picture of the sports world. He leaves out all the parts about Peter King fellatio and Jerry Jones titty-fucking Wade Phillips.

TopDawg said...

I agree with jda...how else are we going to get the TRULY hard-hitting sports news that ESPN simply cannot provide for us?

Kolja said...

So, to summarize -

Qualified = Loud, irritating, abrasive cuntwad

Unqualified = every one who isn't Stephen A Smith

Do I have it?

Mike said...

No, not quite.

Qualified=Hired by a high-paying, advertising-supported outfit.

Unqualified=Everyone who isn't.

Fuck SAS. And fuck ESPN too.

Beef said...

I didn't know SAS was still relevant (if he ever was?)

Andrew said...

So, wait, you're not quitting?

CURSE YOUR TOMFOOLERY KSK!

CURSE IT TO HADES!

dick_gozinia said...

This arrogant sack of screaming shit went to Winston-Salem State University. Is that even a school college or is it one of those correspondence schools where you can major in gun repair? Or is it the community college that all the NC and Duke kids go after they get kicked out of their real schools for being fucktards? Either way, my point is that SAS is a holier than thou piece of crap with no talent, insight, or journalistic credibility. I'd much rather get my news from KSK. Keep speakin da troof.