I sat down for a lunch break, flipped open my phone, and saw an absolute sh*tstorm on the Twitter.Our fearless leader John Gennaro had become riled up by Kevin Acee's column and a mini-rant by Chris Ello on Xtra-1360.
Let's start at the beginning.
John was going crazy about Ello's uninformed opinions which, quite honestly, is very understandable. Where to start? How about here:
Chris Ello, who spent last season bitching about the Chargers lacking talent, is LIVID that the team isn’t resigning all of their players.— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
And . . .
He also says we shouldn’t let the Chargers rebuild because they haven’t had enough success yet.— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
Hmm . . .
I’m going to go insane. Today is the day. We’re finally here, everybody.— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
We need beers for this . . .
Ello didn't know who Kendall Reyes was or that Garay and Barnes had signed with the Jets. I'm still fuming.— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
My take away here: Chris Ello isn't that informed.
Ello's entire rant about how the fans shouldn't "let" the Chargers rebuild because the team hasn't been good enough deserves an award.— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
A MAJOR award!
Does he know a ton about SDSU sports? Yes. Is he clueless about everything else? Just about.— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
Then, in an effort to discredit Chris Ello, John brought Darren Smith into the discussion. John proceeded to pay Darren a compliment of the highest order, but as it turns out, John accidentally b*tchslapped Darren. Ooops . . .
At least Darren Smith admits that he doesn't know shit about football. Doesn't act like an expert while saying ridiculous things.— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
To which Darren Replied:
@bftb_chargers Was this a compliment?— Darren Smith (@DSmithShow) March 20, 2013
Hey, accidents happen, and John apologized:
@dsmithshow Should've sounded more like "Darren's not afraid to say when he doesn't know something. Ello is."— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
But this isn't about Chris Ello. It's more a manifestation of John's feeling towards Kevin Acee's column, New guys invigorated Chargers' boss, written last night. Let us examine the content of Acee's article:
It started well enough:
It's not a stretch to say Spanos was fairly gushing at some points during our talk during a break at the NFL owners meetings, though he stopped himself at one point to acknowledge, "Look, we haven't won a game yet."
No they haven't. They haven't had the opportunity. The season is more than five months away.
Hold on. Let me get my lunch, this might take a while. // gets lunch
Alright . . .
Everything I hear from all corners of the building is how inclusive and positive and full of life the new Telesco-McCoy tandem is - that they have transformed the environment from stale to fresh in every department. Multiple people have conveyed to me that McCoy makes the custodial staff feel it is crucial to the Chargers winning the Super Bowl.
This is completely innocuous. I don't get it. Take a freakin' chill pill, Gennaro! // unfolds My Little Pony birthday napkin and gently places corner into the opening of collared shirt.
And as far as McCoy's charisma goes, I have to go on faith. I find him boring, devoid of candor, incapable of giving even the slightest sincere assessment of his team or his players.
Oh, OK. I get it now. // peels crust from PB&J sandwich.
Well . . . // John Gennaro busts through the F*CKING door!
See that paragraph from Acee where he says McCoy is boring, devoid of candor and can't assess players?— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
Yes, John. Tell me how you feel. // rubs tongue against teeth, removing Wonder Bread build-up.
Read between the lines and it reads as "He won't tell me any secrets, which makes it less fun for me. Also, I don't learn anything!"
— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
I can see that. // inhales Cheetos.
Whine whine whine. Bitch bitch bitch.— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
Alright, if you're giving me permission I have to say I'm a little disappointed at Chase Headley's recent thumb injury, the rash of Tommy John surgeries in the Padres organization, and the season finale of The Bachelor.
What else was in the column? // licks hot Cheetos dust from fingers.
But that is neither here nor there. He will keep his job - or not - based on the number of times he wins over the next three to four years. His level of openness and ability to be interesting with the media or public is mostly irrelevant. (And, in fact, I figure to have a lot of fun with McCoy's banality and unparalleled ability to string together clichés.)
Writing a column isn't easy which is why you have to always get back to the fundamentals and write 'em one day at a time. // takes tug from Hi-C juice box.
Kevin's even built in a back door for himself. "If it works, it's because Spanos is listening to them! Which he never did with AJ or Norv!"— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
I don't know about this one here. I think Acee was merely conveying Spanos' message of receiving a new, fresh perspective from Telesco and McCoy. But who cares. This is fun. // removes fruit roll-up from plastic casing.
I know Kevin's going to try and bury me some day for putting this shit out there, but whatever. Someone needs to say it.— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) March 20, 2013
The cool thing about Twitter is a person's ability to instantly respond to criticism: // uses fruit roll-up as straw in Hi-C juice box.
@bftb_chargers I've come to expect more of u. Sorta took me out of context. What about how I said it's neither here nor there & I'll enjoy?— UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) March 20, 2013
As far as I'm concerned it's neither here nor there, because I totally enjoyed that! Exponentially more awesome lunch! // inexplicably places all used wrappers and plastic bags into Tinkerbell lunchbox.
Thanks John! Thanks Kev*!
*Do I need to thank Ello too?