B/R NFL National Lead Writer Mike Freeman previously was an NFL columnist for CBSSports.com. He has been a sportswriter for the New York Times, Boston Globe and Washington Post, among other papers. His books include "ESPN: The Uncensored History" (2001) and last year's "Undefeated: Inside the Miami Dolphins' Perfect Season."
Wipe the brown stuff off your nose, maybe you can ask Henderson to do it for ya
Are you and Florio best friends? If not you should, you guys would love agreeing with each other.
WORST FUCKING SPORTS JOURNALIST WORKING TODAY!!!! Where you get your license to make things up and taint players' images, perpetuating ridiculous notions, is a total mystery to me. It seems like every article you write you've decided to make up something else that is questionably true, at best. Get out of the game, loser.
Mike, Wes should be wearing a Brain-Pad Jaw-Joint Protector. It reduces impact forces at the base of the skull and jaw-joint complex. How do we get one to him? www.brainpads.com
tbh your writing sucks, have a nice day!
I know I've been a very tough critic of your writing since joining Bleacher Report and I have written some very scything comments in the articles and here as well. But I'm a man that also knows that when I see something worth praising, I will. Especially if it's someone I've criticized hard in the past. Your article on Gronk needing to look out for #1 (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2163060-patriots-teammate-on-gronkowski-i-want-him-to-look-out-for-no-1) was very good. I hope to see more writing like this where you are addressing a true hot topic issue without trying to pass off opinions as facts. This was probably the best article I've read from you and I hope that this is the direction you are headed. Good job.
Regarding your column of 8/14/2014 entitled "NFL May Finally Take Domestic Violuence Issues Seriously" at http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2162640-nfl-may-finally-take-domestic-violence-issues-seriously?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=cnn-sports-bin&hpt=hp_bn15 , the ONLY REASON that the stiffening of penalties may come to pass is because of revenue considerations. Women are a significant portion of the TV viewers, game attendees, and NFL memorabilia purchasers. Even a couple % drop-off in participation by women will translate into significant revenue loss for the NFL. The NFL can't have that, if they are going to grow to $20 billion in revenue in the not to distant future.
Name change...."Mike-Bais-Freeman". Seriously man, can you or have you ever written anything without it? Not from what I've seen.
I don't usually read your articles because they're usually biased as can be and not very enjoyable to read, but being a Ravens fan, I decided to read your Ray Rice one and the Michael Sam one because I support gay rights.
First, for the Ray Rice case, realize that they were intoxicated, that they left together, and that she had no visible injuries, such as bruising. Doesn't that tell you he likely didn't beat her up? If it doesn't, you're dumber than I thought.
However, realize that the suspension for Rice isn't unprecedented. I wish I had the exact suspensions for these players, but I know of a bunch of domestic violence cases. I'm pretty sure Terrell Suggs, James Harison, Chris Rainey, and Dez Bryant received no suspensions for their actions. Cary Williams and Fabian Washington(?) received a combined three games. Brandon Marshall got two games. Did you really expect more than two when he wasn't convicted, no complete story has been assembled, and with his past history?
This also doesn't take into account something you conveniently left out, or just didn't research well, but the NFL apparently saw what happened inside the elevator. Let that sink in for a second. They saw what happened, but Rice only gets two games. Don't you think you're overreacting just a lot? Yeah, pretty much.
If the NFL wants to start a new precedent, maybe they'll start with Greg Hardy because you know, there's a telephone call, a full trial, and a conviction.
As for the Michael Sam article, I couldn't even keep reading after you typed this:
"This isn't the first time Dungy has made controversial comments when it comes to gays. But this, I mean, um…a black man is saying a minority wouldn't be worth the distraction. A freaking black man is saying this!"
Well, this might be hard to do, but if you Google, "What percent of the NFL is African American," you'll find the answer to be 68%. So, within the sport that Dungy coached, he is not a minority. Not that race should really affect his football decision to take on a media distraction or not. His comments were not political, like you're trying to make it. They were simply about football.
Oh well, judging from the other comments, you're already receiving plenty of heat. Probably more heat than you got for lying about having a college degree when you were hired for an Indianapolis newspaper.
I heard there's an opening for a hotheaded sportswriter over at ESPN since Stephen A. Smith is going to leave it for Sirius Radio. You could try for it, if you know how to write.