MMA Fans Foaming at the Mouth Over Column
Post writer Leonard Shapiro doesn't much care for mixed martial arts, and that might be the understatement of the century. CBS plans to broadcast MMA matches, and Shapiro thinks it's "a revolting development."
MMA fans have spoken, and they're angry. Probably not the best idea to anger those "rabid," "heavily tattooed" (Shapiro's words, not mine; please don't claw my eyes out, you inked up savages!) MMA supporters.
Here's a sampling of the backlash:
hangwire: this MMA "article" is the journalistic equivelent of a 4 yr old throwing a tantrum to get attention.
Oh, hangwire. I really wish you'd spelled "equivalent" right so I didn't have to sing, "IIII-RONY."
nattorr1: Many, many football AND basketball players are heavily tatooed as well. Should we not see their games because of that?
ronaghy thinks Shapiro's column is the stuff of slanderous drivel.
Muskies: This article is laughably uninformed.
Reader Lauren Green suggests via e-mail that Shapiro spend 30 days learning about mixed martial arts, the combat styles commonly used in matches, and the MMA community, and then rewrite your article.
Why 30 days, I wonder? Sounds like celebrity rehab for journalists.
And because it wouldn't be a party otherwise, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also has a bone to pick with Shapiro (or some guy he repeatedly calls "Leanord" Shapiro). Cuban is all fired up because Shapiro thinks "David Stern ought to fine and suspend [Cuban]" for promoting MMA matches.
Cuban writes, [rant, rant] ridiculous [rant, rant] worthless ... Its always easy to dismiss what you don't understand.
IIIII-RONY (can be fun and educational).
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