Believe me, as someone who has received my share of obscene, ugly tweets from the idiot fringe on social media, it's no surprise what FSU players have had to endure during their three-game losing streak. And after reading some of these vile, negative messages these morons send to college kids, I don't blame the Seminoles for pulling the plug on Twitter.
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"Cornerback Greg Reid was perhaps hit the hardest," Harvey wrote. "One FSU fan tweeted him, comparing his performance in Saturday's game to the prison time Reid's father served up until last December."
Good grief, what sort of disgusting, despicable imbecile would harass a college kid about his father being in prison?
Coach Jimbo Fisher said the Twitter shutdown was not ordered by him, but decided upon by the players themselves.
"Me? I don't think it's smart [to be on Twitter]," Fisher said. "There's no benefit. Tell me a benefit for getting on it? The only thing that comes back is negative and they read all the stuff that people say. I told them, be careful. Be careful on that stuff and don't listen to it, and don't reply back. You find out, they love you when you win. They're brutal when you lose.
"I don't think it's a good thing. I don't think it's a good thing for college kids at all," Fisher said. "Because I think they get exposed to things that they shouldn't get exposed to as they're developing.
"And don't think it don't affect kids. I hate to say it, but I've been places and seen things that have led to suicides over those things. And if you don't think it happens? You're sticking your head in the sand as a fan and as a person. I've seen it happen."
I applaud the Seminoles for deleting all of the Twitter litter.
Now if they can just eliminate the dumb penalties."
(Most interesting reader retorts, tangy tweets and Bianchi barbs of the week):
On what "Diehard" movies would be like if Tim Tebow actually did replace the outgoing Bruce Willis as the main character:
"Yippee-Ki-Yay, now let us pray!"
"What will be Tebow's weapon of choice — a 44 Magnum or circumcision scissors?"
"Blood spatters after Tebow shoots the bad guy and Tim says, 'Ew, yucky!' "
In memory of Al Davis passing away a few days ago, three of my favorite Davis quotes.
"Just win, baby!"
"We don't take what the defense gives us; we take whatever the hell he want."
"You don't adjust, you just dominate."
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