I figured this was all going to go down while I was in the air.
I really don’t want to turn this into another Sexson thread. We’ve had a ton of those lately. We made it clear two months ago that we weren’t in favor of signing Richie Sexson to more than a 1 year deal, so obviously, we’re not going to like this contract. Rather than discussing the merits of this deal, let me segue for a second.
I’m pretty disappointed in the quality of the comments, recently. We’re not going to start moderating for intelligence, however, I’d like to challenge everyone to raise their standards for posting a response. The signal to noise ratio has been growing rapidly lately. I’d love it for that trend to reverse.
So, let me just offer this up as a challenge; rather than posting a one line throwaway response without punctuation, ask what it adds to the discussion? Don’t insult other people. Don’t question their motives. If you have a response to the subject of the thread, make a valid point and try to support it.
If you just want to post mock line-ups and fire off witty one liners, there are a ton of message boards that would love to have you. Personally, I’d love to see the comments here look a lot more like The Market thread. Reasonable discourse. Rational responses. It really isn’t any slower to use punctuation and complete thoughts.
There is a logical argument to be made in favor of the Sexson signing. I was just a bit disappointed that I couldn’t find one in the mass of hundreds of replies on the topic. Even if someone tried, it would likely get lost in the sea of comments that add little to the discussion.
You don’t have to post everything as it comes to your mind. How about we raise the bar back up a bit, okay?