hmm. I’ve noticed something strange: the frequency at which commenters include the authors name (Claire) on Claire McNear’s articles… it’s strange. why is this? in the other articles I just read (Danny Kelly’s Aaron Rodgers article, or Kevin Clark’s Patriots article), not a single response contained the author’s name. but in this thread (and in her other pieces), about half of the responses say some version of “you’re wrong CLAIRE…” or “CLAIRE doesn’t know what she’s talking about”. unfortunately, I can’t think of a reason why this would be other than an attempt to demean a woman because she’s writing about football.
even though I agree with some of the points (like that Chip Kelly was clearly more of the problem in philly than Bradford), the way some of these comments have been delivered just leaves a bad taste.