Lookout Landing calls USSM readers lazy nogoodniks, retaliation made easy

DMZ · March 9, 2007 at 2:35 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

So in Dylan’s Seattle blogger poll, it’s down to us and our fine neighbors at Lookout Landing in the “Final“. Now, I only really got interested when a victory over the West Seattle Blog meant it’d be us and LL. But now it is, and since Jeff’s campaigning, I offer to you the U.S.S. Mariner Voter’s Guide on Important Issues of the Day.

Voting Issue USS Mariner Lookout Landing
Buys beer for readers at SoDo bars before games Yes No
Affiliated with giant network of sports blogs bent on crushing opposition No Yes
David Corcoran, despite all we’ve put up with here, stuffing the box on behalf of No Yes
One of "baseball people" who advised Bavasi to trade Snelling and Fruto for Jose Vidro No Yes
Killed a homeless guy once when it thought no one was looking No Yes
Endorses proposals to rebuild the Alaskan Way Viaduct bigger, uglier, at cost of billions in your tax dollars No Yes
Utterly destroyed whiny, annoying West Seattle Blog in semis as a public service to ensure all-Mariner blog final Yes No
Accused of cheating by cheating West Seattle Blog fans Yes No
Provides, ad-free, content selected for Best American Sports Writing anthology Yes No
Pat Gillick once described using terms not suitable for family website Yes Not as far I know
Ghost-writes for Steve Kelley No Yes
Willy Bloomquist member of author group using pseudonym No Yes
Owned by Halliburton No Partly
Mentioned on woot.com Yes No

And, because Jeff Sullivan said that USSM Readers are lazy nogoodniks, I provide for your voting convenience:

Unlike the West Seattle Blog writers, I promise not to come up with a list of excuses for why Lookout Landing should beat us (say, because they’re a massively well-funded part of a giant blog machine, while we’re just some dudes and a server in a room at digital.forest). I’d be happy to lose to them.

Red hot update: in attempting to rally the other members of their hive organism to their defense, admits that Lookout Landing was responsible for last season’s trades with the Indians and demands repayment of the favor. Good on them for taking credit, but I don’t see how this can help win the votes of Mariner fans.

In a Battle Royale of extreme proportions, Seattle Metroblogging Blarch Badness final, your SportsBlog Nation neighbor LookoutLanding is up against USSM, in a battle of best blog in Seattle.

Hey, we gave you Choo. And A-Cab. Yeah, do we still have Perez? Nope. How ’bout Broussard? Not for long.

Go out and give LookoutLanding your vote.

Even worse, they’re now claiming responsibility for Seahawk losses and demanding repayment of those favors! Oh, the carnage!

Shocking revelations today.

Even red-hotter update: Did you enjoy seeing the M’s lose to the A’s over and over? Lookout Landing claims responsibility for that, too!


130 Responses to “Lookout Landing calls USSM readers lazy nogoodniks, retaliation made easy”

  1. Graham on March 10th, 2007 9:41 am

    It’s made us bigger, stronger, better.

    LI think we’re more this sort of Spartan anyway.

  2. PositivePaul on March 10th, 2007 10:11 am

    Sheesh. Not only is there four times the traffic over here, there’s also four times the authors. So, yeah, while there may be a little bit of funding for LookoutLanding, there’s still not nearly the manpower behind it.

    Heh, check out this classic DMZ quote from right before 2001:

    Bret Boone’s a lousy second baseman who can only do one thing anymore, hit home runs, and Safeco’s going to take that skill away from him. The M’s would be better off hiring Joey Cora away from his desk job and sticking him out there

    Okay, so, um, Bret Boone had, like, one of the best years ever by a second baseman in 2001. Safeco really robbed him of his ability to hit home runs, especially since he totally broke the single-season record for HRs by a second baseman.

    And, yeah, the 2001 M’s would’ve been SOOO MUCH BETTER OFFFFFF with Joey Cora at second base.

    And Rich Amaral voted for you. RICH AMARAL




  3. dw on March 10th, 2007 10:22 am

    I wanna be at SXSW!!!

    Will Leitch is speaking on Tuesday. I’ll put in a good word for you. Apparently, he’s a little miffed you wouldn’t answer your e-mail for the Mariner preview on DS.

  4. Nintendo Marios on March 10th, 2007 10:24 am

    Sweet mother of god, is Opening Day *ever* going to get here?

  5. DMZ on March 10th, 2007 10:51 am

    Indeed! Shame on me for not being able to look into the future and see that Boone would show up to camp ripped like a Mr. Universe competitor and hit for prodigious, massive power like never before!

    That’s right, folks, a vote for USSM is a vote for people without scary paranormal powers of fortune telling!

    Also: as a practical matter, Dave and I are the only two people who regularly post here, and LL has non-Jeff authors who post to the front page, so I don’t think that comparison’s valid.

  6. Graham on March 10th, 2007 11:10 am

    Nice [work] on [the site], DMZ. I am [appreciative of] your [efforts]. [I love USSM and encourage everyone to vote for it!]

  7. pensive on March 10th, 2007 11:18 am

    Wow I knew nothing about Blogs until three years ago when referred to USSM. I missed reading about baseball in the Fall and Winter. USSM has helped get me through those seasonsplus they have other blogs to go to. Some of those are ragging on USSM which is their right.

    I seldom post (because spelling) but read everyday as on my toolbar. I do not have young children , but if I did USSM over the years is mostly always clean. Certain times require strong languge.

    Most impressive to me (took over other on site) is the LOYALTY to the authors to each other in all situations. It is a rare character trait in these times.

    From this reader thankyou for spender your extra time writing for readers. I don’t always agree but at an older age have learned, The posters or what they are called are enlightening as well. It is easy to learn from them other subjects when USSM provides link.

    Congradulations. No matter what the outcome USSM is #1 in my humble opinion. Even more than that are great people as Loyalty has shown.

  8. S-Mac on March 10th, 2007 11:41 am

    I for one welcome our new snarky overlords.

  9. Jim Thomsen on March 10th, 2007 11:54 am

    “This is the Corciac speaking ….”

  10. Hornets Attack Victor Zambrano! on March 10th, 2007 12:33 pm

    Most impressive to me (took over other on site) is the LOYALTY to the authors to each other in all situations. It is a rare character trait in these times.

    Yes, there are all too many disloyal (*cough* Corco *cough*) people out there.

  11. terry on March 10th, 2007 1:05 pm

    This is just a quick question…. would winning by 14% constitute a butt kicking?

  12. argh on March 10th, 2007 2:11 pm

    In baseball terms that’s a score of about 8-7 so, so not quite a butt kicking.

  13. terry on March 10th, 2007 3:17 pm

    but this isn’t baseball though….

  14. loki on March 10th, 2007 3:40 pm

    And if it were baseball, you could compare it to win%, which would be a difference of about… 12 wins. (A 94-win season vs. an 82-win season for example.)

    Definite butt-kicking. (although someone should check my math to be sure!)

  15. loki on March 10th, 2007 3:46 pm

    Hm, on second thougt it’s actually a bigger differenc ein wins if you go with the win% comparison… USSM’s 57% equates to a 92-win season, and LoL’s 43% would be about a 70-win season.

  16. Typical Idiot Fan on March 10th, 2007 3:51 pm

    You people are all seriously white.

    Thread over.

  17. terry on March 10th, 2007 4:21 pm

    Hm, on second thougt it’s actually a bigger differenc ein wins if you go with the win% comparison… USSM’s 57% equates to a 92-win season, and LoL’s 43% would be about a 70-win season.

    Yes but on the bright side, even though totally getting their butt kicked, LL would still be 26 wins better than replacement….thats a moral victory right? I mean it’s better than being a KC oriented blog right?

  18. Karen on March 10th, 2007 4:54 pm

    Is all this voting going to change anything here at USSM?

    I hope not.

  19. Dave in Palo Alto on March 10th, 2007 4:58 pm

    Huh, like when I saw Andre the Giant and Dutch Savage among the contestants in a Battle Royale at the Arena. It came down to the two favorites. The crowd was torn. They stared at each other, then shook hands to share the ginormous prize. All went home happy.

  20. Jeff Sullivan on March 10th, 2007 5:01 pm

    The moral victory is that, at the end of the day, USSM still has to write about the same crappy team that we do.

  21. DMZ on March 10th, 2007 6:17 pm

    I think that’s a Pyrrhic victory.

  22. msb on March 10th, 2007 7:08 pm

    sheesh. we just can’t get away from the Spartans, today.

  23. Dave in Palo Alto on March 10th, 2007 8:23 pm

    Egad, the Internet — there is actually a photo of Dutch Savage shaking hands with Andre the Giant — http://www.dutchsavage.com/Dutch_pages/dutch8.html

  24. Johan Garpenlov on March 10th, 2007 8:30 pm

    I think he is actually taking his pulse in that picture.

  25. Gomez on March 10th, 2007 9:19 pm

    God, that was such an awesome thread. Well played, blog czars and readers.

  26. PositivePaul on March 11th, 2007 10:55 am

    Egad, the Internet — there is actually a photo of Dutch Savage shaking hands with Andre the Giant —

    Egad, the Internet — there is actually a photo of DMZ being choked by Andre the Giant (nevermind giving a little man-love to Wallace Shawn…)

    The LookoutLandingers may be behind, but alas, I have but one mere thing to say:

    The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha…

  27. DMZ on March 11th, 2007 11:10 am

    This is as far as I know the first time I’ve ever had my picture photoshopped onto other things, and is really a new low in anti-me sentiment, I think. I knew this would come eventually, but I’m still a little shocked to see it happen.

  28. PositivePaul on March 11th, 2007 11:20 am

    C’mon. You had to laugh. A little. It’s all in fun, man. We love ya.

    FWIW, I was going to photoshop Dave into the picture, but the pictures I have of him didn’t fit the scene…

  29. Almuliman on March 11th, 2007 11:30 am

    Being photoshopped into pictures merely means you have arrived. Somewhere. Does arriving on your own blog mean anything?

  30. Dave Clapper on March 12th, 2007 10:00 am

    As long as this doesn’t lead to DMZ going commando under a mini-skirt…

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