Clay Travis is a plagiarizing, no-talent assclown

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by owl eyes, May 28, 2010.

  1. Joe_Pesci

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    "Weren't there racists here too?" is not a very compelling defense :twocents:
     
  2. Blu Tang Clan

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    I equate Barstool to things like Maxim magazine —amusing when you’re young and stupid but lame and sophomoric when you get older. Portnoy is far from my favorite Michigan grad.
     
  3. Doc Louis

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    And when he's kicked out of super bowl events it's like they're right there with him getting kicked out of them
     
  4. IV

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    I don't agree with the idea that this was ever a "racist website". There were certainly an number of posters with racist opinions, but this was not a safe space for racist ideas and ideology to grow and flourish.

    Then again I'm not in every single thread. Mix
     
  5. electronic

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    PDL's racism was celebrated on here.
     
  6. Keef

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    The evolution of this board and many of its posters (including myself) would be a fascinating study.
     
  7. Big Diesel

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    "Nog" and "faggot" were featured in roughly 75% of the threads in this site's early days.
     
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  8. Whammy

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    This is how I’d characterize it, this place was never Stormfront.

    I think it really is a mirror image of this boards demographic (educated) shift from the GOP to more progressive over the last decade which you’ve seen al across the country.
     
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  9. IV

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    Being a shithead is not the same as adhering to racist ideology
     
  10. Fran Tarkenton

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    There was a lot of latent racism for many years on here. Significant portion of us were culpable, took part in it. We should all take ownership of that.

    But as the shifts you described occurred, we collectively matured and were educated, there was a a backlash by those aggrieved white males that felt alienated they weren't similarly experiencing that same personal evolution. [Suppose that life cycle mirrors what were are seeing play out irl culture war]. That backlash consisted of clinging to more racially charged takes, darker rhetoric, and just a generic race to the bottom. It culminated in 3%ers and Stormfront material being passed along on here. InfoWars being commonplace (its still on tmb). You saw it in every mass shooting thread, every police murder thread. The shitpit purge needed to happen, too often posters were giving just enough defenses or whatabouting the shitpit posters to allow them to grow louder.
     
  11. Big Diesel

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    Try telling that to the people who say that following barstool makes you a chud.
     
  12. IV

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    I see you point but our conversations were pretty much exclusively contained to this site and the comments you’re referring to were not made and supported by its operator.

    Furthermore, we never projected the ideas into the public sphere and attempted to give then legitimacy.

    Just doesn’t seem the same to me
     
  13. Big Diesel

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    Fair point.
     
  14. LetItSoak

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    If my operation attracted an audience so racist we had to shut down the comment section when it became JV stormfront I'd probably do some soul searching
     
  15. zeberdee

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    you’re assuming the presence of a soul.
     
  16. Joe_Pesci

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    It's interesting that shutting down the comment section is painted as the site becoming more of a professional operation when it doesnt really address why those sorts of people were attracted in the first place
     
  17. Clown Baby

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    If you shut down tmb’s comment section there’d be zero racism
     
  18. Daniel Ocean

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    People had to hide who they were racially on here. As a person who is married to a Mexican woman and has half Mexican children the amount of times that they were called “wetbacks” and “spics” is beyond fucked up. And I am kinda liked on here. Can’t imagine the shit I’d have gotten if I was disliked. I’ve said I am black Irish in here for 12 years and never gone too much to what that means because of it the intolerance of the board when it was young.

    No, we weren’t stormfront (really low bar) I don’t think we were even close but we did have a shit attitude and accepted shit we shouldn’t have. We lost a bunch of good people because of that and we even made fun of a poster (Mr Clean) who left because of how racist he felt the board was.

    this board is a lot better and we can still talk shit.
     
  19. blind dog

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    Let's not get carried away!
     
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  20. dtx

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    well when you had dumbasses like farva and poweshow posting stupid shit all the time you couldn’t expect much from this board

    sure there were others but those two really posted some gross shit all the time
     
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  21. Daniel Ocean

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    like the guy with 120000 likes is gonna listen to the one with 20000. COME ON!!!!
     
  22. huskerrolly

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    ehh in the beginning it was far more widespread. The phrase “nigs gonna nog” was common in every thread. Then Oops was attacked when he stood against that.
     
  23. ShuPoor

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    If only those black athletes had considered Ben's feelings before they started asking for equality
     
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  24. Joe_Pesci

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    lol @ ben shapiro liking sports
     
  25. steamengine

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    Omg
     
  26. wes tegg

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    Come on, you know he’s a huge baseball fan. Guys like him invented fantasy baseball.
     
  27. southside

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    What a little snowflake bitch

    this cover is too much waaaaaah
     
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  28. Lyrtch

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    when i'd get asked to go delete a few posts from someones history after the search function got fixed and peaked into an era of tmb i wasn't really active for

    the n-word with hard r usage was everywhere. game threads it was relentless.

    its insane its the same board with lots of familiar faces. growth is good.
     
  29. Joe_Pesci

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    hey i love fantasy baseball
     
  30. Lyrtch

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    the board used to be casually racist in the way many southern whites especially are raised

    it grew a real ideological racism section much much later
     
  31. wes tegg

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    I have a buddy who looks a bit like Shapiro who used to call into the local sports radio show as “Doc Baseball, Jr.” when we were in elementary school.
     
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  32. Joe_Pesci

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    I always saw it more as 21 year olds trying to be edgy at a time when that was cool on the internet
     
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  33. Killy Me Please

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    Im pretty sure 'Sports are no fun for me' is what he told his parents why he doesnt like going to gym class because he kept getting blasted in the face with dodge balls.
     
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  34. Lyrtch

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    white dudes calling black athletes on their favorite team or opposing teams the n-word was not something i've experienced outside of my friend groups in the south

    n of 1 obviously
     
  35. Daniel Ocean

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    I wonder why he doesn’t have an issue with Brees but does with LeBron.
     
  36. Joe_Pesci

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    Also how much of a little bitch do you have to be to cancel your 20+ year SI subscription because of one cover

    I say this as someone who loved getting SI in the mail and only canceled a few months ago when it more or less ceased to exist. I still have every issue from the 2001 Miami national title cover up through a few months ago
     
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  37. steamengine

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    This is extremely rude.
     
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  38. chuckmasterflex

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    Ben Shapiro can’t be racist he is Jewish
     
  39. Clown Baby

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    Shapiro is an LA-raised Celtics fan so he’s 100% racist
     
  40. Daniel Ocean

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    [​IMG]
     
  41. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Ben Shapiro’s thought process: “Should we as a society address the problems we have that are causing black people to protest? No. Let’s just go back to whites only leagues.”
     
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  42. MJH

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    Athletes have done a lot of shitty things off the field, owners gouge fans so that the average family really can't afford to go to games anymore, but don't you dare bring politics that Ben disagrees with into sports!
     
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  43. ZeroPointZero

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    Ben Shapiro is a Celtics fan???

    Christmas came early for me
     
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  44. LKRFN88jp

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    Edit: Wrong thread.
     
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  45. CoastalOrange

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    Hey, me too!!
     
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  46. CUtigers86

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    And it’s by a lot of the same people that are “woke” and bitch about Trump on a daily basis now.

    Likes and approval on a message board is serious business.
     
  47. CUtigers86

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    Probably because LeBron tried to silence someone speaking out for civil rights in China because it hurt his already full pockets but now a few months later he’s back again speaking for civil rights?
     
  48. electronic

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    If we could get all the cops on here and give them likes and approval every time they didn’t beat/kill a black person, we could change the world.

    You are truly a brain genius.
     
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  49. Beeds07

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    Yup, barstool is cool the way Maxim was. Then you actually touched a boob and pictures of girls in bikinis seemed pointless.
     
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