But man, did I get annoyed with the reaction of one story I wrote, titled: Why The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat Are Overrated.
Now if you haven't already, stop for just a second and read the article.
Did you really take the article seriously? Was I really trying to insinuate that the Heat, Lakers and Celtics, the three most talented teams in the NBA, were overrated?
Sadly, at Bleacher Report, there are hundreds of articles written like this every day.
Each of these articles are filled with complete internet diarrhea, as they are nothing more than a "My team's dong is bigger than your team's dong" variety of "facts." Many people are upset at ESPN for hyping these teams up and playing favorites with them. You know your argument is off base when you're making me defend ESPN in 2010.
That's why I wrote the piece, to MOCK all of the people who write such incessant garbage. And sadly, people got upset that I dared to satirize something that needed to be satirized, all in the name of common sense and logic.
Anyone who reads that piece should know that taking it seriously would be like taking Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, or The Colbert Report seriously, if you do, you have some serious problems.
Yet some people took this crap seriously! How serious?
THEY DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER TO READ! THEY INSTEAD ENGAGED IN THE TYPE OF BEHAVIOR THAT I WAS TRYING TO MOCK, AND ON TOP OF THAT, QUESTIONED MY WRITING ABILITY!
Now there are few things I'm sensitive about, one of them is wishing ill upon others, which forced me to defend someone I've never met and probably wouldn't urinate on me if I was on fire even though he plays for my favorite basketball team, and the other is when my writing skills, which I've worked so hard to refine since I was in Middle School, are attacked by people for no reason and instead of offering constructive criticism, they just call it a "waste of time."
I'm not sure if I should be calling them the idiots for not getting it, or if I'm the idiot for thinking that these people would be smart enough to see through everything said in the article, but I need to reassure myself (yes I'm that selfish) that I did this correctly.
So I'm asking all of you kindly, if you got this far and haven't read it yet, or if you have and haven't critiqued me yet, to please read the article, and critique it CONSTRUCTIVELY! Tell me whether you got it, if you understood that it was a joke and would've had I not told you already. If you read it before I exposed the parody aspect of it, tell me if you caught onto it quickly, or if I needed to do something better in order to make it more clear.
Because unfortunately, for the thousands of bleacher report readers who read it, I didn't, and it honestly has me just a little ticked off.