Mike Tanier
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Mike Tanier

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About

My name is Mike and I write Greg Schiano jokes for food. Long ago, I taught mathematics in suburban South Jersey. During standardized test sessions, I wrote articles for Football Outsiders and the New York Times. Eventually, schools began giving so many standardized tests that I was a full-time writer who proctored tests as a side job. So I quit proctoring tests. I covered the NFL for Sports on Earth for two years. Now I am at Bleacher Report, sharing statistical nuggets and offbeat observations while waiting for Congress to appoint a Poet Laureate in the category of Johnny Manziel Tweets. 'Cuz I like my odds.

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  • Daniel Gibbs posted 85 days ago

    Daniel Gibbs

    you really don't know much about the rams do you ogeltree is top of the middle linebacker depth chart not hager and the secondary isnt as bad as you think if you had heard of Ej gaines who will replace jenkins

  • Shridhar Patel posted 86 days ago

    Shridhar Patel

    I loved the little story on the Cardinals pick tonight! Great writing!

  • Tim Tam posted 108 days ago

    Tim Tam

    Loved the Russ Wilson article, Mike. Great writing!

  • Michael LaRocca posted 126 days ago

    Michael LaRocca

    The fewer facts some commenters have, the stronger their opinions become. Hey, it sure beats thinking.

  • Organically Distruptive posted 129 days ago

    Organically Distruptive

    No comment section for the Greg Hardy article today? Weak

  • John Gomes posted 156 days ago

    John Gomes

    Also, it's cute that this site's "delete comment" feature apparently operates on placebo power. Oh, and no edit button, which is a basic feature even YouTube bothers with.

    What a wonderful publication I've discovered.

  • John Gomes posted 156 days ago

    John Gomes

    It would be okay to be "skeptical" of the allegations against Peyton Manning if there weren't 74 pages of verifiable court documents detailing the allegations, as well as witnesses that agree that his version of events has been consistently false, for the past 20 years.

    You're being willfully ignorant about known things and calling it skepticism. That's skeevy.

    I won't call you a sexist because I don't know why you are a bad journalist. If anything, I would assume money is what makes you tick, not rabid hate or ideology.

  • John Gomes posted 156 days ago

    John Gomes

    It would be okay to be "skeptical" of the allegations against Peyton Manning if there weren't 74 pages of verifiable court documents detailing the allegations, as well as witnesses that agree that his version of events has been consistently false, for the past 20 years.

    You're being willfully ignorant about known things and calling it skepticism. That's skeevy.

    I won't call you a sexist because I don't know why you a bad journalist. If anything, I would assume money is what makes you tick, not rabid hate or ideology.

  • Noel Suriel posted 157 days ago

    Noel Suriel

    It is cowardly not to take a stance in the defense of women. If you really thought it was a non news story you should just not write about it. I do care what happens to young women in this country, even things that happened a long time ago. Disappointing you don't want to hear the opinions of people who don't think like you.

  • Firstname Lastname posted 158 days ago

    Firstname Lastname

    It seems many of you missed the point of the article entirely. It wasn't some Peyton Manning love letter. All the guy is saying is to look at events from all angles. He even says in the article that Peyton is probably guilty, and then he anticipated your juvenile mud-flinging. This article is calling attention to how easy it is to manipulate the actions and the opinions of the general public. Everyone always seems to take the easy path and pick sides on every issue as soon as they can. The world isn't black and white, if you care about an issue then dig deeper and investigate all angles from an unbiased stance then make a decision. Few do this because it takes time and effort. This is why politicians and the media feed people sound bites and slanted news to influence them. It works because people are too lazy to think for themselves. People love to take sides, especially if it's the popular side. It makes them feel superior to their fellow man. This article was easily the best I've read on BR, and I don't even care about Peyton Manning. He can eat sausage for all I care.

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