Great Moments in Anonymity

by Ryan

There is always a downside to showing up in Google searches. When people are actually looking for your site it is a positive, but sometimes people are just looking for trouble. Most of these come from searches such as “game use russian penguin” or “mike ryan quarterback shirtless”. You know, practical stuff like that. The result of such inquiries most often result in everyone’s favorite internet hobby: anonymous commenting.

Here’s a good one from Sunday:

Once again you Bills fans have this perception that your team has some ability. 2nd rate coaches 3 back-up QB’s and no Lynch. You will be worse next year. Let them go to toronto. JP will find a betterteam with better play calling and will be a reliable QB. Trent will be a backup again when you draft some young gun. The fans in Buffalo are the most bandwagon fans in the NFL. Sad place. Good luck losers.

There’s a lot to talk about with this one, but I think it’s better to just leave it alone and let it fester. We always seem to get one or two trolls following a Patriots game. Good thing this one only stuck around for one post.

Here’s my favorite of all time. From the J.P. Losman post following the Jets game:

glad I don’t live in a town that has some really sick people. You all have lived in that hellhole Buffalo way too long. It’s football, a game you frozen idiots. I’ve known JP since he was 5 yrs old. You people do not know him and believe me he cannot stand Buffalo. He may not be a starter anywhere, but anywhere is better than where you live. No NFL player ever wants to go to Buffalo, remember that. You will always have 2nd rate layers and coaches.

Plenty to love here, especially the “I’m J.P. Losman’s lifelong friend” angle and the forgotten “p” on “players”. You would think someone would proofread before they post faceless, nameless comments on sports blogs, but maybe that’s asking too much. I do enjoy the theme developing here. Buffalo is an awful town and obviously this argument has some merit when discussing football.

Still, the timestamp is the best part about this one: December 25, 2008 2:51 PM. I mean, that’s all kinds of awesome. Forget spending time with family or playing with presents, let’s go Google search J.P. Losman and look for derogatory comments about him. This is the best kind of commenter, the one who literally has nothing better to do, even on Christmas. Either he’s J.P. Losman’s Muslim friend or one sad, sad individual.

Either way, he wins commenter of the year. We’ve had some really great, insightful comments over the past twelve months; but no one’s claimed to know a backup quarterback. Totally dropped the ball there, guys.


  1. Anne

    Am I the only one who is COUNTING ON JP hating Buffalo? If he hates it here, it won’t be hard to convince him to leave.

    Gibran Hamdan and I are lifelong best friends, btw.

  2. No Use for a Nick Name

    Maybe he meant that Buffalo has second rate lawyers?