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Crowder knows people 'hate' him, supports Pryor

Posted on: June 28, 2011 10:00 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

If nothing else, Channing Crowder is self-aware. The Dolphins linebacker is known as much for his gum-flapping (coaches or players,it makes no difference) as he is for his on-field exploits. That unvarnished loquaciousness not only makes for a great sound bites (for example: "But I've never played a football game in June in my life. So congratulations to [Rex Ryan and the Jets]. He's the OTA Super Bowl winner" is comedy gold), it's also landed Crowder his own weekend radio show on WQAM 560.

“I know people hate me. When people hate on you you’ve got to be doing something right,” Crowder said during his first show last Sunday.

Well, it depends. People who aren't Pats fans hate Tom Brady because he has an annoying knack for winning just about every game he's apart of. On the other hand, people (mostly Lions fans) hated Matt Millen when he was team president because he came off as an incompetent boob and his personnel decisions set the organization back 10 years.

We don't hate Crowder at all. In fact, we like him. Likely because we're not a Dolphins fan (as CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman pointed out Tuesday morning, Crowder probably talks too much), nor fans of the other AFC East teams he regularly targets in his diatribes.

But not everything he says elicits chuckles and eye-rolls. The man occasionally makes sense, too.

In discussing the recent Ohio State fiasco, Chowder got right to the point. "I'll know why Tressel got in trouble -- he was lying," Crowder told his listeners. "But Pryor can't sell his stuff? It's his."

That would be former Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who abruptly left school earlier this month after it was revealed that he traded signed equipment for tattoos. Pryor's now preparing for the NFL's supplemental draft.

Of course, on the same show (man, he packed a lot into two hours) Crowder said "I'll say hypothetically I don't have any more of my Florida jerseys. There were some Jacksonville businessmen that really hypothetically liked my play." Surprisingly, neither the University of Florida (Crowder's alma mater), nor Joel Segal (Crowder's agent) commented on the comments.

This prompted the following headline from With Leather: "People actually buy Channing Crowder Jerseys?"

Not even hypothetically. We're not kidding. Do a Google search for "'Channing Crowder' fan" and you get a bunch of images of Channing Crowder but not too many fans, and none wearing a Channing Crowder jersey. Which, we guess, gets back to his point about people hating him.

This is all a roundabout way of saying the lockout can't end fast enough. Not only will it mean actual football, but Crowder will have to give up his radio show for his day job. And while that might be bad for WQAM ratings, it should make the Dolphins, the University of Florida and Joel Segal very happy.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:26 am
 

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 1:28 pm
 

Crowder knows people 'hate' him, supports Pryor

I mean, hating on Channing Crowder is like hating on Nate Burleson or Fred Jackson.

So true.  As a Lions fan I can only hope people focus their attention on Burleson instead of Calvin Johnson or Suh.....  that would be awesome !!!!  That being said I get your point.... I don't know why anybody would hate Channing Crowder.... I don't spend 5 minutes in 17 weeks thinking about the guy.... and i doubt too many teams worry much about him.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 10:42 am
 

Crowder knows people 'hate' him, supports Pryor

I agree, Ballpark. But pointing out stylistic and grammatical oversights to the CBS folks goes unheard. It's honestly sad how little they care about good, professional content on their website. It's almost like "It's the Internet, so we don't have to write properly."

Mike Freeman butchers the language on a daily basis, and still has a job while many starve. Gregg Doyel, while occasionally insightful, is mostly a hack who writes controversial articles that find controversy where there is no controversy just for the sake of controversy. He's like Andrew Perloff of SI: always taking the anti-whatever stance just because it gets reads and it honks people off. Doyel is a better writer than Perloff any day though. At least Doyel is occasionally funny in between his self-serving arrogance and pats on his own back.

I mostly read this site during college basketball season, because I find Seth Davis (STOLEN!) and Gary Parrish to be insightful writers who do indeed exhibit professionalism most of the time.

Their daily columnists, who should be edited with scrutiny? Not so much. That's today's world; pay me more for an inferior product, and how dare you complain?

For shame, CBS. Not for this minor oversight, but for the hundreds you allow to go unchecked on a money-making, professional website on  daily basis. For shame.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 9:54 am
 

Crowder knows people 'hate' him, supports Pryor

"Well, it depends. People who aren't Pats fans hate because he has an annoying knack for winning just about every game he's apart of."

he's apart of. ???

Use the lockout time wisely and brush up on the English language. Please.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 9:44 am
 

not his

pryor's stuff?  not his--it belongs to the university.  He can't sell it.  Very simple



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2011 9:37 am
 

Crowder knows people 'hate' him, supports Pryor

Crowder= T.O. without the talent.


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