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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:08 AM
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Bryan Stow's(Beaten Giants Fan) Family Fires Back at Pittsburgh Columnist
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 10:15 AM by RamboLiberal
The family of Giants fan Bryan Stow calls Pittsburgh colunmnist John Steigerwald's comments "pathetic" and "inexcusable."

"Just disbelief, just outraged really," says John Stow, Bryan's cousin. "We just thought what a joker, what a clown. He's basically looking for attention."

Harsh words from Bryan's cousin after reading Steigerwald's article that ran in a local Pennsylvania newspaper this week.

Steigerwald wrote, "Someone should ask Bryan why he thought it was a good idea to wear Giants gear to a Dodgers home opener when there was a history of out-of-control drunkenness and arrests."

http://www.kionrightnow.com/story/14443446/bryan-stows-...

John Steigerwald the guy who blamed Bryan Stow for his own beating in a recent column took to his blog today to say that he did not blame Bryan Stow for his own beating. The blog has been flooded with traffic so its been down much of the afternoon, but heres a Google Cache version of it:

I dont apologize for the column but I do apologize to the Stow family if this nonsense has reached them and in any way added to their pain. I dont, for one second, blame Brian Stow for the beating he took. I do blame the ever increasing out of control, out of perspective behavior by fans, too many of whom are no longer satisfied with going to their stadiums and cheering for their teams. And I sure as hell dont think as some hysterical posters have claimed that Brian had it coming.

Steigerwald also says Nowhere did I imply that Stow deserved what happened to him. I thought that the difference between DESERVING a consequence and unwittingly contributing to one was implicit.

I and tons of other people linked his first column and said our piece, so now we link his explanation and let him say his. Ill leave it to you to decide if he sufficiently acquits himself. In the meantime, Id suggest that Steigerwald look up the definition of the word imply.

http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/04/13/john-steig... /

From the podunk paper he contracts to:

Column sparks reader firestorm

If we ever had any doubts about the reach of social networking, they were put to rest late Tuesday afternoon when phone calls and emails began pouring into the offices of the Observer-Reporter, all of them blasting a column by John Steigerwald that was published in Sunday's sports section.

Just about everyone who has lived in Western Pennsylvania during the past three decades knows who Steigerwald is. He's the caustic, sarcastic commentator familiar to TV viewers, radio audiences and newspaper readers. His column has appeared weekly in the O-R and other area newspapers for the past eight or 10 years.

His column Sunday was about the horrific beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. He wrote that wearing the jersey of a visiting team - particularly in Los Angeles - is inviting trouble, and went on to criticize adult fans for wearing team regalia at all, which is something he's complained about before in his columns and on air.

Titled, "Know when you've outgrown the uniform," it lacked sensitivity, for sure, but there was no reaction to it locally on Monday.

http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/editorial/04-14-201...

Someone I know who worked with this jerk told me he's always been a RWingnut & lazy to boot. Didn't surprise them he even got Stow's name wrong in the column which the podunk paper corrected.

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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:12 AM
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1. As I said in another thread
If that columnist has a press credential for the Pirates or whoever, it needs to be revoked...
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:15 AM
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2. I'm surprised that Steigerwald wrote something like this.
I had a generally good impression of him when I lived in the PGH area.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:20 AM
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3. He showed himself to be a real RW Ahole when he had a
political talk show on KDKA in 2008. That was the first time I heard the birther conspiracy trotted out on his nightly radio show.

I didn't have much of a problem with his sports commentary - but after that radio gig I think he never got out of RW world.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:07 PM
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6. Never heard any of his political crap.
Left the area in 2007. Too bad he turns out to be a moron.

I really hated that bloated a-hole Mark Madden. Always turned it off. Couldn't stand his Jabba the Hut voice and idiot ramblings.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:38 AM
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4. me too
my cable company carries Pittsburgh stations and we get whatever channel he's on

he's always seemed pretty good
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:01 AM
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5. Has Steigerwald been fired yet? n/t
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:24 PM
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7. What the hell does he know about people going to their stadiums and cheering for their teams?
The Pirates' spanking new stadium is as thinly populated as one of those exurban subdivisions built right before the subprime bubble burst. :eyes:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:11 PM
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8. That was one of the most cold-hearted pieces of douchebag commentary ever written.
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