The Habs won last night (Ryder’s alive!), and we'll have a review later. Many other hockey games were played. Team Canada heads into the WJHC semis with a goalie controversy. But today, we're introducing a new feature on FHF, wherein TMS, aka HF29, aka me, aka Miguel Sanchez, aka Dr. Noonien Van Fock, rants. TMS doesn't have Panger's ranting skillz, but things do piss me off. Especially in the morning.
I actually like Jack Todd. In a town where the sports media is either sycophantic or just out to lunch, Jack Todd was less so and generally told like it is, and made me laugh with sufficient frequency. His book about fleeing the U.S. Army in lieu of fighting in Viet Nam was one of the best things I've ever read. I even sympathized when I heard he was one of many victims of Gazette budget cuts.
And in saying goodbye, he chose to shit on me, and FHF, and all of us, when he shit on the interwebs. In a world where the old MSM cabal is being threatened by the new media, MSM'ers may lash out. In his swan song MMQB column linked above, Jack couldn't resist a few last digs at the medium which may or may not have made him irrelevant:
"And to think that at one time I thought sports talk-radio was the absolute bottom of the barrel when it came to sports 'journalism.' That was before the Internet."
I thought that was a nice little joke for his column, but he later added:
"That will teach me to trust that wretched medium, the Internet..."
I think I can speak for the whole Internet when I ask you, Jack – WTF? I’m sensing some bitterness. Now, I’d love to give you an articulate juridically-trained argumentative discourse on the demise of your profession in the face of a new paradigm of information dissemination, but you told me I need to go dictionary shopping.
It’s too bad Jack, you might have made it on the Internet where the rant is king. You should look in the mirror – MMQB was just a blog post with a bigger audience. I hope that hurts. In the meantime, I’ve spent all day labouring away at my laptop to bring forth:
“Todd!!! You Suck!!!”