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Interactions with beat writers/reporters on Twitter.

Beezer : 1/10/2018 8:26 am
I'll admit it. The few times I've responded to a tweet (and gotten a response), or "tweeted at" one of the above, again getting a response, it was a kick. (Also admit that I have a very low entertainment budget.)

Couple weeks ago my son took issue with Frank Isola for something he tweeted. He responded openly, cordially, but he was tough on Isola. Then Isola "private messaged" my son and they went at it. I was surprised at how insulting Isola was. Proud to say, my son stayed above that and, trying not to be biased, won the debate. (Isola quit. Although he may have been on deadline. lol)

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Anyone have any good/bad/interesting stories about interactions with beat writers/reporters on Twitter? And will you, too, admit, it was a bit of good fun? :)
Isola...  
Italianju : 1/10/2018 8:32 am : link
is a real POS. Nothing he does surprises me. Ive only had passing responses to questions ive asked on twitter, but most reporters seem pretty cordial. Again Isola is whiney baby who seems to think its his job to bring as much negativity to the world as he can.
When my youngest was in 1st grade  
pjcas18 : 1/10/2018 8:40 am : link
they had a mystery reader program in school, where a parent, grandparent, etc. of a student would be "the mystery reader". the class had to guess who the mystery reader was then the person read them a story.

I was the mystery reader the Thursday or Friday before SBXLVI. I read Justin Tuck's children's book Home Field Advantage.

It was Tom Brady day at her school. Almost all the kids (and faculty) had Patriots gear on except my daughter who had a pink Eli Manning jersey.

Anyway, I read the story, the kids loved it (none knew who Justin Tuck was) and when I told them who he was and took off my coat and I had a Giants Jason Sehorn jersey (my only Giants jersey) and then tried to get them to convert to Giants fans, the teacher stepped in.

The teacher took a picture of me reading the Justin Tuck book to a class full of 6/7 year old Patriots fans a few days before the Super Bowl and tweeted it and I retweeted it with @Justin tuck.

he retweeted it and sent me a note.

I thought it was cool. And I am a crusader against having athletes as role models, but Tuck is possibly one exception.

Also I've interacted with many hockey beat writers all on twitter and have had really good experiences, I have tweeted some insulting/criticism to baseball HOF writers like Sean McAdam or Tony Massarotti in Boston for their ridiculous HOF ballots and even trolled Keith Law with a few Tim Tebow questions (in jest - he used to be the absolute worst person to follow, but he's mellowed a lot), but I've never "gotten into it" with anyone.
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Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/10/2018 9:01 am : link
What I've learned is the more you interact with people on Twitter, the more likely you are to have problems. So I tend to use Twitter only to convey updates and information.

There have been some in the tech industry who have come out and warned folks about what social media is doing to minds and how people interact socially. Most people are fine, but some of the people who have connected with me on Twitter publicly or privately have serious issues.
Isola's not a reporter  
Ten Ton Hammer : 1/10/2018 9:04 am : link
He's quickly made the transition to sports radio host without having a show. He's a personality, not a worker.
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Dodge : 1/10/2018 9:54 am : link
I use twitter as a news feed for the most part. Though I do like using twitter to tweet out questions to radio shows too. I get questions answered for some of them too.
Frank Isola is a miserable human being  
Greg from LI : 1/10/2018 10:09 am : link
Always has been, always will be
RE: Frank Isola is a miserable human being  
Metnut : 1/10/2018 10:13 am : link
In comment 13781269 Greg from LI said:
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Always has been, always will be


He's a poor man's Skip Bayless who focuses mainly on NY sports.
Mike G is fine on Twitter  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/10/2018 10:14 am : link
So is Neil Best.
RE: Mike G is fine on Twitter  
Ten Ton Hammer : 1/10/2018 10:20 am : link
In comment 13781282 Bobby Humphrey's Earpad said:
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So is Neil Best.


Kim Jones too. Some are professional, smart, and personable. Others are Isola.
One of the reasons I don't follow Art Stapleton  
OdellBeckhamJr : 1/10/2018 1:18 pm : link
he responds to every tweet, and most of it is trolls or fans that just don't get it. It's too toxic.
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