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Alex Raskin talks trash about BBI Award Ceremony

bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 3:47 pm
RVacchianoNYDN: The folks at @BigBlueInteract presented Eli Manning with their 2011 Giant of the Year award after practice today. #NYG

.... seconds later.....

alexraskinNYC: @RVacchianoNYDN Someone should present them with a calendar.

what a tool!
Who the fuck is Alex Raskin  
Sneakers O'toole : 8/3/2012 3:48 pm : link
and why should anyone care what he thinks about this, or anything else?
Who's Alex Raskin?  
GIANTSr01 : 8/3/2012 3:48 pm : link
Does he realize the award is to recognize last year's star?
I am  
Kevin in Annapolis : 8/3/2012 3:49 pm : link
Alex Raskin
CBS sports Giants correspondant  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 3:50 pm : link
I just started following him the other day because he's at camp. clearly he knows not what he's doing.

I'm trying to assign the BBI Curse to him instead of Eli though.... since you know, he cluelessly talked trash about it.

bigblueviator: @alexraskinNYC @rvacchianonydn its an annual thing at camp. carries a curse with it. now may Raskin be cursed from now on 4 the trash talk
I imagine that's his point.  
shepherdsam : 8/3/2012 3:51 pm : link

Not sure why he doesn't see this as being the most feasible time for a bunch of fans to present a player with the trophy.
I agree with him. I'll take one of these please.  
Giantfan in skinland : 8/3/2012 3:52 pm : link
Guy looks  
T-Bone : 8/3/2012 3:52 pm : link
like an ass... name is Alex...and I'm an ass! - ( New Window )
Thanks T-bone  
Moondwg : 8/3/2012 3:54 pm : link
you know what to do, fellas. . .
His boss should probably tell him  
Sneakers O'toole : 8/3/2012 3:57 pm : link
that if he's going to cover the Giants, making fun of a large contingent of their fans probably isn't the smartest business model. I mean, to a thinking person that would be self evident, but the world needs Alex Raskins.............for some reason.
Its not even remotely funny or witty  
bonablue : 8/3/2012 4:01 pm : link
and it displays a complete lack of thinking...Twitter is dangerous because it allows people to spew forth nonsense with little barrier of time to contemplate thier words. Who is this idiot anyway? Never heard of him before today.
here it comes!!!  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 4:01 pm : link
Alex Raskin ‏@alexraskinNYC
@MP_Trey Wow, wasn't trying to dismiss the BBI crowd at all. Just thought it was a long time to wait to present a 2011 award.
Someone should present Alex with a shovel  
Giantfan in skinland : 8/3/2012 4:02 pm : link
And a link to  
Moondwg : 8/3/2012 4:03 pm : link
What an ass  
Optimus-NY : 8/3/2012 4:03 pm : link
Damn. Have some consideration and forethought Assking.
Here comes the spin...  
okiegiant : 8/3/2012 4:03 pm : link
maybe he should get the all info before he makes a comment.

Oh wait, that would take common sense, wouldn't it?
He probably  
Matt in SGS : 8/3/2012 4:03 pm : link
should have done his research on who/what BBI is and that this award has been given for several years now and it's always happened at camp. He knows now.
Moondwg : 8/3/2012 4:04 pm : link
why should he do that. He's just a "journalist" after all.
He quasi-apologized, so mabe we can move on to the next  
Don Draper : 8/3/2012 4:04 pm : link
mass-hysteria topic?

Alex Raskin ‏@alexraskinNYC

@MP_Trey Wow, wasn't trying to dismiss the BBI crowd at all. Just thought it was a long time to wait to present a 2011 award.
that wasnt an apology  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 4:05 pm : link
pedal to the metal
yankees78 : 8/3/2012 4:06 pm : link
put down the pitchforks and torches guys
....and pickup your smartphone  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 4:07 pm : link
to hitup your twitter app
I threw down...  
Jan in DC : 8/3/2012 4:08 pm : link
Jan Thomas ‏@JaniusT

@alexraskinNYC @RVacchianoNYDN Someone should present you with a clue. Maybe you don't insult fans of the beat you're on.
im just kidding  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 4:08 pm : link
i did tweet him to tell him that it was an annual award ceremony that carried a curse. figured if there was any way to transfer that curse to him instead of Eli -- that would be the best way for him to help the team.
Good lord...  
Chris in Philly : 8/3/2012 4:09 pm : link
He was just commenting on the 2011 part. Settle down, nancies.
Nitro : 8/3/2012 4:09 pm : link
has there ever been a BBI flash mob?  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 4:10 pm : link
lol Jan in DC & Nitro  
Optimus-NY : 8/3/2012 4:10 pm : link
I threw down...
Jan in DC : 4:08 pm
Jan Thomas @JaniusT

@alexraskinNYC @RVacchianoNYDN Someone should present you with a clue. Maybe you don't insult fans of the beat you're on.
It doesn't bother me, really...  
okiegiant : 8/3/2012 4:11 pm : link
but like Moondwg said he's "supposed" to be a journalist.

So instead of trying to be the first to twit(tweet, twat)somenting maybe he should ask what the trophy is for and what the deal is. You know, gather some freakin' facts before you wow the world with your wit?

Perhaps a tad harsh...  
Jan in DC : 8/3/2012 4:12 pm : link
I'll admit.
a tad harsh  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 4:13 pm : link
would have been using the c word
I can only assume..  
Jan in DC : 8/3/2012 4:14 pm : link
you mean "clue".
shepherdsam : 8/3/2012 4:14 pm : link
this guy doesn't get why this is happening now, so some of you guys decide to show him your asses.

This place is the greatest.
BigBlueinSoFl : 8/3/2012 4:15 pm : link
Moondwg : 8/3/2012 4:16 pm : link
I don't care that much, but he didn't just ask for why we do it now, he chose to find fault in a snarky way.
Chill, people  
Dubs : 8/3/2012 4:16 pm : link
I responded to Alex from the BBI Twitter to explain why the trophy is presented during camp.

This is so not a big deal.
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 4:16 pm : link
BigBlueInteract: @alexraskinNYC No worries, Alex. We present it during camp because it provides the most logical central meeting point for BBIers nationwide.
His point is why present a 2011 award at 2012 training camp...  
Giantfan in skinland : 8/3/2012 4:18 pm : link
I just don't think it takes a genius to figure out that fans don't have access to players except for at camp. So either a) he didn't know what BBI was or b) just didn't take 2 seconds to think about his own question.

Crime against humanity? No. Display of a bit of stupidity? You betcha.
Just tweeted him as well & told him to check before making  
TheMick7 : 8/3/2012 4:19 pm : link
an instantaneous response. I told him this has been a tradition for some years now! As was said,if you're covering the Giants,get some info on the best online Giants site & what they do before you make an asinine comment!
Chris in Philly : 8/3/2012 4:19 pm : link
shepherdsam : 8/3/2012 4:19 pm : link
yeah I do get that but still, you know there are people here that are going to show this guy a small sample of what we laugh at daily.
We should just send him a link  
Moondwg : 8/3/2012 4:20 pm : link
to bonablue's thread. That should last him a decade.
Right, it would've taken just a moment to find out why...  
okiegiant : 8/3/2012 4:20 pm : link
instead he throws out the "witty" comment.

Thats all I was saying.
Chris in Philly : 8/3/2012 4:21 pm : link
Seriously, he looksl ike a dude who pops his collar  
Moondwg : 8/3/2012 4:22 pm : link
at the bar or club. Can't expect him to do much actual reading.
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 4:22 pm : link
alexraskinNYC: @BigBlueInteract Thanks BBI. Makes sense.
"at the end of the day"  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 4:23 pm : link
i knew this had potential to be a funny thread
He must of talked to Ralph who told him not  
TheMick7 : 8/3/2012 4:24 pm : link
to fuck with us! lol
Yes, I can totally see Ralph warning him.  
shepherdsam : 8/3/2012 4:29 pm : link
Hey Alex, if you have a spell-check on your incoming email, you'd better disable it or some those retards over there will break it on you.
He's an idiot  
Phil in LA : 8/3/2012 4:29 pm : link
the Giants finished playing in February. Was BBI supposed to bump the mayor and hand it to them at City Hall? Absolutely fucking stupid, and these fans go to camp and do this every year and this shit is new to the beat. What a fucking moron.
Disclaimer on next year's trophy:  
BigBlueinSoFl : 8/3/2012 4:33 pm : link
*Calendar Year Printed On Trophy May Not Reflect Actual Calendar Year Of Trophy Presentation Award Ceremony. Other Restrictions May Also Apply. See Eric For Details.
we all should've flown down  
GiantsLaw : 8/3/2012 4:33 pm : link
to hang out with Eli on the beach.
Maximus, Esq. : 8/3/2012 4:38 pm : link
Not smart to piss off BBI when you are new to the beat.
BigBlueinSoFl : 8/3/2012 4:38 pm : link
we should have carjacked him and Micky at Disneyworld. Damn, we missed the ideal opportunity to hand him the award!

the guy's just trying to get attention  
GIANTSr01 : 8/3/2012 4:39 pm : link
most had never heard of him before this. Now all of BBI has
hah BBinSOFL you jacked up my profile  
BigBluePrestige : 8/3/2012 4:39 pm : link
I'm not sure  
BigBlueinSoFl : 8/3/2012 4:40 pm : link
the attention of BBI is the kind you want to gain...
i saw the thread title quickly and thought it said Howard Eskin  
Maximus, Esq. : 8/3/2012 4:41 pm : link
was trashing BBI. Now THAT would have been a fun situation.
Everyone should overload his tweet  
Beer Man : 8/3/2012 4:41 pm : link
with responses, that let him know what a big ass hole we all think he is.
Mike Nickeas : 8/3/2012 4:42 pm : link
Really stupid move on his part...  
bradshaw44 : 8/3/2012 4:43 pm : link
Twitter really is a dangerous tool for those that don't think before they tweet. Attacking or making a "whitty" comment about the fan base of the team you cover could really damage your image and following amongst your target audience.

But I think we should go easy so the Giants organization doesn't take away any of our access to the players based on irrational behavior to some idiot press member. Just saying.
It's a fucking douchebag comment.  
SoDev : 8/3/2012 4:44 pm : link
He hears about an award and tries to smart-ass it. Then he tries to be all like... aww,just sayn' guyz. A douche move no matter what or who the award was for. Why poo-poo someones award.

The folks at @BigBlueInteract presented Eli Manning with their 2011 Giant of the Year award after practice today. #NYG

@RVacchianoNYDN Someone should present them with a calendar.

@MP_Trey Wow, wasn't trying to dismiss the BBI crowd at all. Just thought it was a long time to wait to present a 2011 award.
at my signal  
Maximus, Esq. : 8/3/2012 4:44 pm : link
unleash hell!!!!

Dubs : 8/3/2012 4:46 pm : link
Yea, it wasn't the greatest comment, but I don't think the impression we necessarily want to give the new guy is that Giants fans are an easily butthurt group that will lash out at any slight, right? Maybe flooding his Twitter isn't the smartest thing? He already responded to the BBI account saying that our reasoning for presenting the trophy when we do makes sense.
Moondwg : 8/3/2012 4:47 pm : link
not until we hear "Sorry. I submit, Lord!"
Nice to meet you, Alex. Never heard of him before this.  
SoDev : 8/3/2012 4:50 pm : link
@alexraskinNYC Douchebag comment. You just shit on someones award that you don't know dick about. Get your head out of your ass. @SoDev
I think we should all  
BigBlueinSoFl : 8/3/2012 4:50 pm : link
mail him a used 2011 Giants calendar.
OC : 8/3/2012 4:51 pm : link
Where would the BBI be w/o knee jerking mass hysteria? The world would be a lesser place.
Can someone dig up his phone number  
mfsd : 8/3/2012 4:52 pm : link
and home address, so we can brutalize him and his family until he goes into hiding?
Not flooding.  
SoDev : 8/3/2012 4:52 pm : link
Just had to get that off my chest. I didn't think it was that bad at first, but the more I thought about it I think it was a pretty shitty thing to say.
Raskin is a lush  
mrvax : 8/3/2012 4:53 pm : link
Bet he was hitting the sauce again when he wrote that comment.
Maybe we should  
BigBlueinSoFl : 8/3/2012 4:53 pm : link
cook his parents into some chili and trick him into eating it just as his favorite band comes along.

Beez : 8/3/2012 4:57 pm : link
Holy crap...  
Chris in Philly : 8/3/2012 4:57 pm : link
some of you guys need a Xanax...
Beez : 8/3/2012 4:58 pm : link
Great thread.
BBI can do great things  
GiantsLaw : 8/3/2012 5:00 pm : link
when we have a common goal
This thread reminds me of teenage girls  
Headhunter : 8/3/2012 5:02 pm : link
playing telephone
BigBlueBuff : 8/3/2012 5:06 pm : link
Give him some credit, he has a good sense of humor. He just didn't know.
Of course it's not a big deal, But  
ZogZerg : 8/3/2012 5:07 pm : link
The guy is a FUCKING DUMB ASS. What other fucking time could the fans present a player a trophy?

Why do the Giants have such sucky "beat reporters"/media coverage. There are a couple of good ones and that's it. Maybe they suck for other teams as well.
I must have missed the memo when BBI turned into 4chan  
GiantsBRFan : 8/3/2012 5:09 pm : link
Dubs : 8/3/2012 5:10 pm : link
I think we have some pretty damn good beat guys. Garafolo is one of the best local beat reporters in the business. It won't be long before he has a national gig. Ohm, Tom Rock, Stapleton...all are solid.

You basically have Ralph, the BBI whipping boy and...a new guy who 1) 90% of you hadn't heard of before 15 minutes ago and 2) made one lil quip? That constitutes bad beat writers?
It wasn't an overreaction  
Sneakers O'toole : 8/3/2012 5:11 pm : link
he said a stupid thing and he got hit for it, that happens here dozens of times a day.
I mean  
Sneakers O'toole : 8/3/2012 5:12 pm : link
I highly doubt this has effected anyone's day. I'm perfectly happy, and I still think "who the fuck is this guy".
Sneakers O'toole : 8/3/2012 5:13 pm : link
not effected
haven't read any of his stuff before  
mfsd : 8/3/2012 5:13 pm : link
so can't offer an opinion on him as a writer, but it's fair to say this guy is pretty stupid when it comes to a sense of humor
I like Ralph  
Sneakers O'toole : 8/3/2012 5:13 pm : link
I know he gets hammered on here, but I always liked him
T-Bone : 8/3/2012 5:17 pm : link
Was thinking the same thing. Considering some of the reactions of some towards Vick and his comments about his own team (not calling out BBI, the Giants or it's fans) compared to someone who just tried to clown a site full of Giants fans...well, I guess it's a matter of perspective...or something...
Bleedin Blue : 8/3/2012 5:17 pm : link
I loved this!!! I had a good laugh!!!
Alex Raskin ‏@alexraskinNYC

Taking a lot of flack on BBI, but none better than BigBlueinSoFL who suggested "cook his parents in2 some chili & trick him into eating it"
dubs you don't need to try and fight the tide of this frenzy  
Nitro : 8/3/2012 5:18 pm : link
BBI has been slagged on.. it's honor will be defended to the last!
I'll say this in his favor though  
SwirlingEddie : 8/3/2012 5:37 pm : link
At least now I know who Alex Raskin is.

BigBlueinSoFl : 8/3/2012 5:54 pm : link
I'm famous!
Thats gold Jerry  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 5:59 pm : link
Heh heh.  
vibe4giants : 8/3/2012 6:18 pm : link
I don't think the impression we necessarily want to give the new guy is that Giants fans are an easily butthurt group that will lash out at any slight

Alan Raskin, meet BBI.
Alex, Alan.  
vibe4giants : 8/3/2012 6:18 pm : link
When you've lost Alex Raskin...  
Klaatu : 8/3/2012 6:37 pm : link
You've lost middle America.
He challenged the Chiefs!  
Davisian : 8/3/2012 6:46 pm : link
Called us names.... But SoDev was there...

SoDev is a killer!

SoDev is a mess.....

Kind of seems like an idiot.  
Dave in Hoboken : 8/3/2012 6:49 pm : link
When would a fan given award be given to a player, if not training camp?

Anyways, seems like he was making a smart ass comment. Kind of came off as "Raplh-ish." I see no problem with BBI wanting to nip this one in the bud before we are stuck with two Ralphs. Well done, folks.
Dave in Hoboken : 8/3/2012 6:50 pm : link
fuck him  
spike : 8/3/2012 6:54 pm : link
He should start looking for a new team to cover...

His name sounds great for him to cover the REDSKINs.


All GIANTS fans should boycott his "coverage"
Davisian : 8/3/2012 6:59 pm : link

Cute cat...  
Chris in Philly : 8/3/2012 7:02 pm : link
What's his name?
Jesus we're a bunch of  
moespree : 8/3/2012 7:04 pm : link
Looney toon crybabys.
but sweatpants are all that fits me right now  
Nitro : 8/3/2012 7:10 pm : link
to Raskin  
Nitro : 8/3/2012 7:10 pm : link
Link - ( New Window )
732NYG : 8/3/2012 7:11 pm : link
Cute cat...
Chris in Philly : 7:02 pm
What's his name?

Annoying Customer
The people whining about busting his balls are  
SoDev : 8/3/2012 7:23 pm : link
are the ones taking it too serious.

He made a stupid comment and got his balls busted a little bit via the Internet. Boo hoo. Welcome to BBI and the rest of the Internet.

That douche bastard!
Chris in Philly : 8/3/2012 7:31 pm : link
Fuckin' dickhead.
I like what happened here today  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 7:37 pm : link
Maybe someone should explain to Mr. Raskin ....  
Manny in CA : 8/3/2012 8:00 pm : link
The reason for the timing of the award (next year's traning camp)- that BBI understands the immediate post Superbowl excitement (and how the players are exhausted physically [and mentally after being hounded by the media for two weeks]) ...

Players just want to unwind, go to Disney World/Land and relax.

Get my drift, Mr. Raskin ?
It's one thing for any athlete  
BigBlueinSoFl : 8/3/2012 8:12 pm : link
to be so dumb and talk like this, but after what this scumbag did and had to go through for his own actions, to be given another opportunity and a $100 million dollar contact to boot and spout this arrogance is unbelievable. No display of humility or being humble whatsoever. It just proves that he didn't learn a single thing and is still an entitled, spoiled asshole.
BigBlueinSoFl : 8/3/2012 8:13 pm : link
Wrong thread, lulz!
JayBinQueens : 8/3/2012 8:32 pm : link
bigblue i was really confused for a second.
Which thread was that supposed to be in?
I would imagine  
BigBlueinSoFl : 8/3/2012 8:35 pm : link
You'd be able to guess pretty easily, but it was for the Michael Vick thread.
JayBinQueens : 8/3/2012 8:44 pm : link
but too lazy to look at all the threads.

Oh come on Dubs  
christian : 8/3/2012 8:56 pm : link
The newbie beat reporter took a jab at something he didn't think was all that important and is suffering the consequences. Does anyone really think he thought the timing of the award was off, or is it orders of magnitude more likely he thought the award wasn't that important because it came from a fan site and was taking a jab?

This is why it's 1) always a good idea to keep your mouth shut until you really know what you're talking about 2) don't play on Twitter if you're not ready for the intended outcome (reaction).

Maybe Raskin should have a chat with Bob or Mike or Pat -- or maybe the Jacobs family, real friends of BBI and real friends of Hope, and get that this means something to the team and fans.
Commonly called ....  
Manny in CA : 8/3/2012 9:08 pm : link
"Putting your foot in your mouth"; this time, it came out his ear, (foot corns & bunions), for all to see.

Try saying something clever, next time, Mr. Raskin.
OK, catch me up  
Rob in NYC : 8/3/2012 9:20 pm : link
Some minimum wage beat writer insulted the glass dildo the folks at camp gave away, and the rest of BBI is scrambling for pitchforks and trying to figure out how to spell "indignant"? That about right?
ZogZerg : 8/3/2012 9:21 pm : link
Garafolo is great. There's a couple of others that are OK. The rest suck and there is no good radio coverage of the Giants. The radio clowns either don't talk football, talk about the Jets all the time, or talk about teams from other NFL cities. The only reason why the Giants got a little more "pub" on the radio in the last year is because of Eli's comment and the run to the superbowl.
yankees78 : 8/3/2012 9:29 pm : link
Some of y'all are acting like he took a piss on your mom.

Meanie Weanies
Rob, not exactly.  
Dave in Hoboken : 8/3/2012 9:30 pm : link
He made a remark implying that BBI should have somehow had a trophy presentation sometime after the SB, but before training camp. Don't know how he expects BBI to have a trophy presentation with Eli in the *offseason,* but he assumed it was possible, I suppose.
what does it fucking matter?  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 9:52 pm : link
the moron took a shot at the community here. shots fired back. hilarity ensued.

nuff said!
I'm guessing you HEARD what he said, Dave ....  
Manny in CA : 8/3/2012 9:52 pm : link
And are in a position to judge his intentions.

Not having heard him, his "check the calendar" quote sounds like dismissive swipe at Giants fans, who if they had a brain "would know better".

Or maybe he's just using the "I'll kick the 'honey bucket' over, right-away trick" to get our attention !

I saw Honey Bucket dance at the Sundowner.  
shepherdsam : 8/3/2012 9:55 pm : link

Good times.
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 10:10 pm : link
honey bucket reminds me of papa shango  
bigblueviator : 8/3/2012 10:10 pm : link
acting like  
oghwga : 8/3/2012 10:13 pm : link
Trekkies after someone insults Spock
Don't you ever use Spock's name in vain  
Moondwg : 8/3/2012 10:20 pm : link
mofo. I will come down on your ass like a bag of space bricks.
Dr. McCoy made a career out of insulting Spock.  
Klaatu : 8/3/2012 11:01 pm : link
I don't see the connection there.
I remember the first time I heard that term ...  
Manny in CA : 8/3/2012 11:37 pm : link
"Honey Bucket", it was in Basic ...

The T.I. yelling at us - "OK, don't want nobody shittin' in their pants, go use the Honey Bucket (portable latrine), younder"

Then there was - "lite if you got 'em" (what ?) It was the cigarette break (I've never smoked). Now he's yelling at me again - "If you ain't got 'em, clear out, else I'm gonna make you "police" (means clean-up) the whole area !
I pray this tool reverses the curse!!  
BeachBumGiant : 8/4/2012 3:54 am : link
Re: oghwga  
Optimus-NY : 8/4/2012 6:33 am : link
Just read most of this thread, and  
Mark C : 8/4/2012 7:50 am : link
it's embarrassing. Why would anyone on BBI
a)Notice such an inane comment from some nobody at Giant camp's twitter, and b)Get offended by that? Delete this thread. It makes us all look like oversensitive jerks living in our mothers' basements.
Let me clarify...  
Mark C : 8/4/2012 7:53 am : link
I meant no disrespect to anyone who happens to be living in their mother's basement.
None taken  
BeachBumGiant : 8/4/2012 10:16 am : link
bigblueviator : 8/4/2012 12:48 pm : link
Im not deleting the thread. Best thread all week
i don't see what's embarrasing about it  
Sneakers O'toole : 8/4/2012 1:25 pm : link
in fact, I don't see what separates this thread from any one of a hundred other ones. The tone in is this thread is typical of this site. As I said before, a person being called out for saying something stupid happens multiple times every day here. How is this in any way different? How is it different than any one of the several Vick threads? This guy said a stupid thing, and he was called out for it. Just another day at the office. If anyone's oversenitive, it's the people worried about being "embarrassed". That's weak sauce.
Who does this douchebag work for?  
batman11 : 8/4/2012 2:50 pm : link
I have never heard of him. Has he been in the witness protection program up until now?
CBS sportsline website  
Sneakers O'toole : 8/4/2012 2:53 pm : link
T-Bone : 8/4/2012 3:16 pm : link
Again, on point.
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