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Where's Omar?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by DrAstroZoom, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Da 'Fins

    Da 'Fins Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Nothing could be better for SoFlo sports writing than for both Armando and Omar to go away. They are both really bad for different reasons. Omar offers nothing of substance as a writer or analyst. Most of the regulars on here could do a far better job.

    The Herald and Sentinel should have fired both Omar and Armando at season's end, then combined their two salaries to hire Ben Volin to write for both papers.
     
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  2. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    I'm sure the two competing companies would certainly fire their respective writers to share a different one at the same cost. That'll reel in the dollar signs...
     
  3. Da 'Fins

    Da 'Fins Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Dude ...

    The suggestion was an absurdity to illustrate what would be an upgrade in quality (and illustrate the extreme lack of quality presently with those to writers) reporting at both papers.
     
  4. SICK

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    Prove people that dislike him still read his articles...
     
  5. Stringer Bell

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    Omar Kelly: 28K Twitter followers
    Ben Volin: 16K Twitter followers

    Certainly judging by the opinions shared among Dolphin fans, Ben Volin was much more liked than Omar Kelly.
     
  6. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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    Amanda Bynes: 2, 600, 109 followers. Some people just like following a train wreck.
     
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  7. SICK

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    Thats not his articles. Dude spouts off religious bull**** also. Maybe he has christian followers also? Thats extremely skewed.
     
  8. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    I'd venture to guess that twitter followers correlates pretty closely to page views. I'm not sure why someone would follow someone on twitter, but not read their work, or vice versa.

    The reality is that Omar Kelly is very entertaining to a lot of people. Religious stuff, shooting people, fighting with his readers, etc. There is a reason why his employer puts up with all the negative attention he gets, and thats because he brings in ratings.
     
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  9. Triggercut

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    He may quote a verse every now and then, but I would never say his tweets are remotely Christian, or of any religious value. His tweets are as religious as your posts.
     
  10. SICK

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    haha go back and read some of my posts........I don't talk about make believe things :wink2:
     
  11. Triggercut

    Triggercut Well-Known Member

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    Both make statements that each believe are the way things are.
     
  12. SICK

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    You mean, like how everyone posts on a message board?

    I am not a paid journalist, who's job it is to REPORT....not act like a scout, tweet religious views, and belittle every person that has a different opinion than me.

    Omar Kelly and myself are far from similar.
     
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  13. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Yeah, how can we survive without him tweeting bible verses?:whistling:
     
  14. Stringer Bell

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    Unfortunately his pay isn't based on how well he reports. Its based on how many people read his stuff.
     
  15. SICK

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    Sad fact these days.
     
  16. slickj101

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    Which is why the SoFlo media continues to be a joke.

    Silly to think that people don't think a good reporter could do both.
     
  17. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    They could. But then they'd just get a higher paying gig in a better market in a year or two.
     
  18. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    So are you saying they're better off keeping these morons bc their quality is so bad that the paper knows they won't have to worry about losing them?
     
  19. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    I am telling you what general managers and sales managers will think. They care about quality but ultimately ratings/page views are what matters most. I'm not arguing right/wrong with you... I have to sit in sales meetings every week because I am a commercial producer for a NBC affiliate. I know what these people think.
     
  20. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    I know I just can't believe they're that stupid to think you can't have both.
     
  21. Triggercut

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    Dude, you are talking about his "personal" twitter feed, which is FAR from tweeting religious views, and he belittles people as you do or are about to do in your own "personal" posts on a messageboard.
     
  22. MikeHoncho

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    Wut?
     
  23. SICK

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    Calm down, Omar.
     
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  24. Triggercut

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    Rather predictable! Have a good night :)
     
  25. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    ^^dude whats up with omar lately?
     
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  26. SICK

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    What else do you want to discuss? You defend this guy because it's his personal twitter, yet he gets paid, and uses that same twitter handle to "report" (and I use that word lightly) for his job. So its not JUST a personal twitter account.

    And how is quoting bible texts not spouting religious views? Thats literally exactly what it is. And why do you keep comparing me to Omar? I am one of thousands on a message board, he is one of a handful thats paid to do a job, paid to bring news to the population, and he belittles any person that disagrees with him, private messages them with threats of being blocked on twitter ("oh no!!!!!") and acts.....again, ACTS....like some thug or gangster wanna-be who diddles notes on a memo pad. The guy is a joke.
     
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  27. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    Well, agree with the Bible postings or not, the guy mixes up his personal agenda's with his business agenda. Most fans who are looking for information travel the message board and twitter route of these guys that are 'paid' to report info...To me, he's a lot like Peter King and his twitter account....it's a bunch of gobble-de-goop that has little sports substance...I look at Omar in the same light...I choose not to follow him and only hear what he says via message board posts...I just got tired of sifting thru the crap to get to anything that might be either sports related or of any significant value to me as a fan...
     
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  28. SICK

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    Very good way to put it.
     
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  29. ckparrothead

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    That twitter account cannot be considered simply a "personal" account.

    It's now Wednesday. He has not posted a single tweet since Saturday. This is not a coincidence.
     
  30. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    Yeah, like Ck just said..this is not a personal twitter account for him...It's his job. He gets paid to be on twitter and to report on the Fins and SFL area sports...unfortunately, he spends way too much time belittling those that disagree with him, posting his personal religious beliefs and generally NOT doing what he is supposed to be doing via twitter. It's not a personal account for him. It never will be. I'm not upset with him and if he chooses to continue to feed his twitter account with the things that I have no regard for, I'll continue to disregard that account. But his twitter account is NOT a personal account, as yours or mine might be...
     
  31. ckparrothead

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    That was a stupid thing to tweet even if it was just your PERSONAL twitter account and you could expect no professional ramifications whatsoever.

    The fact that he's a high profile twitter guy with like 28k twitter followers, many of whom you know absolutely hate you, makes it monumentally stupid. When I saw it, if I were in a room with him, I would have slapped him. Suddenly and inappropriately, like that scene in Old School at the office when Luke Wilson's co-worker accuses him of sleeping with the boss's daughter. Then I would have pointed a finger at him and told him to delete that tweet right NOW.
     
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  32. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    I missed this the first time I read it...days and weeks ?? Perhaps there is more than just vaca going down here ??
     
  33. MikeHoncho

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    Mhm. It appears as though the attention whoring tweets finally caught up to him.

    Sent from my phone using Fapatalk 2
     
  34. SICK

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    brb off to watch old school. love that flick.
     
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  35. Stringer Bell

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    People are severely underestimating Omar Kelly.

    The guy is taking his annual vacation, and is one of the hottest topics on this forum.

    Unreal.
     
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  36. Stringer Bell

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    Omar Kelly could literally post nothing but pictures of him defecating, and if it brings enough traffic, his employer will not care. Print media is dying, and these guys will do anything to stay alive.
     
  37. SICK

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    ftfy
     
  38. GridIronKing34

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    It's not dead... there are plenty of older people in America who don't use technology like you or me.
     
  39. SICK

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    I refuse to believe it



    Posted from my chalk board
     
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  40. Triggercut

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    Not defending Omar Kelly, just pointing out the false hyperbole. I'd leave it to one of Omar's boys to defend him (as he affectionately refers to CK) if he needs it.
     

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