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Athletes and the Price of Twitter: Fools Rush in To Tweet

By Matt Goldberg On January - 30 - 2011
In just the last seven days, the Super Bowl participants have been decided, tennis has crowned its first major champions of 2011 and the All-Star teams have been chosen in the NBA and the NHL. That’s just a lightning-quick survey of five of the many sports that fans are passionate about. Concurrent with this, much of the sports news has been generated by tweets hammered out by the likes of current and former NFL players and, yes, a certain tennis mom. Most of these tweets have shared the following qualities: They are mean-spirited, clueless, and unfortunate. Such rantings from the Twittersphere ...

Michael Vick: Thanksgiving, Celebrity, Price and Opinion

By Matt Goldberg On November - 25 - 2010
On this Thanksgiving day, the dynamic Michael Vick has ascended toward the top of the NFL pecking order of players with his brilliant play, his team's success, and his apparent acts of redemption. On this day of thankfulness, many football fans who appreciate a superb talent—and many others who simply enjoy a successful second act after a precipitous fall from grace—are thankful that Vick is back. On this day of appreciation, one hopes that Michael Vick rewards all those fans, and all those who are still skeptical, with his own sense of true appreciation for where he finds himself once ...

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