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A 3-7 record does things to people — terrible things, like make them turn on their quarterback and lambaste him on social media.
J.R. Smith used social media today, and it wasn’t to threaten the life of another basketball player or to alert the world that he had sex with a woman with a big butt. Instead of broadcasting his own stupidity to the world, Smith broadcast the stupidity of somebody else.
This week, a fantasy player personally attacked Brandon Jacobs on Twitter. Fantasy voices Scott Engel and Adam Ronis lash out at users who take their passions a bit too far, and salute athletes like Jacobs who deserve much more respect from the fantasy nation.
People have been overreacting about fantasy football since fantasy football became a thing. And people have been writing shitty things to athletes on Twitter since people realized Twitter wasn’t just the status bar on Facebook and was useful for writing shitty things to people directly. When these two worlds collide, the results are often discouraging for those who want to maintain faith in the goodness of humanity.
Only in Silicon Valley. Only at Stanford. Twitter handle, can I see you in my office, please? And bring your playbook.
Damn, Ronda Rousey is cold as ice. The Strikeforce bantamweight champion can kick some serious ass, sure, but it’s the way she handled a former hook-up trying to weasel his way back into her life that exemplifies badass-ery.
As more athletes flock to Twitter, some have encountered unwanted controversy for their unkind and critical words taking aim at others.
If circulating your résumé isn’t helping you find a job, you can always try abusive and passive-aggressive uses of social media.