Talking about, when the first guy answered the phone and realized it was the sports writer he had just cussed out and sent an x-rated picture- cause homeboy really did call both commenters on their home phones- it was an ENTIRELY different story than the crude, profanity filled tirades they had written online:
"Without invisibility or the support of his 54 Twitter followers or the superhuman powers supplied by a warm keyboard, Matt was meek and apologetic. 'I was just trying to get a rise out of you," he said. "You're a known sports writer, and I thought it was cool. That's all. I never meant for it to reach this point.'"
Or wait on it.. the one who still lives at home with his freaking mother:
"... along with contacting Matt, I also tracked down Andy, a 23-year-old aspiring writer who tweeted of me: "jeff Pearlman and billy madison share an intelligence quotient (because jeff Pearlman is a f---ing retard)."
When I dialed a number I found for Andy, his mother answered. (I admit, this brought me great delight.) Andy was even more apologetic than Matt..."
Uh huh, I'll bet.
*falls out laughing*
Now don't get me wrong, everyone is entitled to an opinion. And you're absolutely free to comment on/disagree with any and everything I publish. (In fact, hearing a different side of the story makes me more informed.) So please share. But there's a HUGE difference between disagreeing and calling names/sending pornographic images to illustrate your disdain.
DEAD FISH EYES
So lesson of the day for all the internet thugs runnin' amuck & poppin' ish from behind your new iPads: The keyboard will only protect you so far.