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Old 10-08-2012   #59
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Default Re: Football Gameplan's 2012 Wk 5 Texans vs Jets Preview

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Originally Posted by EVOLVIST View Post
I've known of Diggy for a while now, back on the old Texans' board - back when the highlight of his video was watching him try to turn on a microphone in the trailer to his predictions. Haha! Good times.

But remember ladies and germs, like all of us these are only opinions, except in Diggy's case he puts through the time, the effort, the research and the money to put a homegrown product out there. Why? Because he loves the game. Any other motives he has, like the number of clicks or what-have-you, is secondary to how he started off.

I'm just saying: give the guy a break a little, okay? I don't agree with everything he says; just like I don't agree with a lot of mindless homerism, either. Just take it for what it is. His vids should be fun...and they are.

Here's the thing, though. I respect someone putting in the time and effort to put these previews together, but when there is such a transparent effort to pander to both team's fans to drive clicks, the credibility of the source is diminished immensely.
I thought some of the reviews were decent last year, but this year, it is just so blatantly obvious that the writer is pandering to both crowds, and/or trying to hedge his bets about certain things so he can go back later and claim he predicted things correctly that I don't even click the links anymore.

So, his tactic of giving hand jobs to both fan bases has failed in my case.

Once upon a time, I clicked the links, but now I read a few comments on this board from members with opinions that I respect, and see that clicking the links would be a complete waste of my time.
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