Twitter Debate w/ Carolina Sports Radio Host

Okay, so it all started this morning when I came across a tweet from Bill Simmons, who I love.

sportsguy33 Bill Simmons
Hey Mariners GM: you’re a 1/2 game back, Ackley’s up, your top-3 SP’s are excellent + you’re allowed to trade. GET SOME BATS FOR GOD’S SAKE!

First of all, I think it is great that the M’s are slowly creeping onto the national radar. However, what caught my eye was a reply to Simmons’ tweet, from ESPNTheZone931.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
They got Justin Smoak and……..that’s it. Agree. King Felix is prolly gone by the deadline don’t ya think?

Typically, I let these things go, but today I felt the need to educate this guy, who happens to be a sports radio host in South Carolina. One thing led to another and we ended up having a nice, heated debate. Enjoy…I sure did!

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
The M’s have King Felix locked up through 2014, he loves Seattle, not going anywhere.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
They have Smoak and…PINEDA, ACKLEY, FELIX, ICHIRO, GUTIERREZ. Do you know anything about them? Your ignorance is annoying.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
My response was to his statement saying they needed bats bc he praised pitching. Ichiro’s numbers are waaaaaay down!!!!

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
A trade can happen regardless if someone ‘loves it’ there. Come on man.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
So you honestly think Felix Hernandez will not be a Mariner after the deadline. Have you heard anything our GM has said?

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
Ohhhhh ur from Seattle, that’s why ur tweet smelled like home-cookin. Lol.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
Seattle sports stink anyway, this conversation isn’t even relevant.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
You live in South Carolina, what do you have to be bragging about? Gamecocks? Clemson? Panther football? Haha.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Sure we need another bat or 2 to make a real run but don’t say M’s are Smoak & nobody. Pineda will be ROY, Felix is Cy Young.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Seahawks have made the playoffs 6 out of the last 8 years (top in NFC) played in 11 playoff games & won 5 (both 2nd in NFC)

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
How many championships??? Rings? And last year they made it at what? 7-9? Mariners? Huskies? NOW who’s ignorant?? Come on!

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Holiday Bowl Champs + Sweet 16 run every other year. Not saying Seattle sports are Boston esque. WHAT HAS SOUTH CAROLINA DONE?

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Smoak is an SC boy so you know about him and thats it. You work in sports yet are dumb enough to say Felix will be gone at the deadline?!

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
Dumb?? Felix COULD be gone soon. And I know Smoak bc he’s the only one puttin up numbers next to pineda and felix.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
HOLIDAY BOWL CHAMPS!!!???? LMAO. Wow ur funny.. SC are natty champs in baseball, and won the S.E.C EAST in FOOTBALL!!

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Typical SEC arrogance. Gamecocks blow it every year, proven fact. College baseball? You’re hanging your hat on a college baseball title? Hahahahaha.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Just do you homework. I suppose I could say Joey Votto COULD be traded soon, but thats ignorant. But hey go Panthers! Lol.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
USC and Clemson are not THAT relevant, but right now Cocks program is on an upswing, towering over ur measley numbers.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
Panthers are charlotte’s team. Clemson is struggling except basketball but USC athletics is strong rite now.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
So this has turned into USC vs. UW? I’m used to that debate, when its So. Cal, who has actually done something!

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
College titles outside of football & basketball, who cares?! But just to humor you, UW has ntn’l champ in softball, volleyball, x-country, crew, all in past 3 years.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Clemson basketball? I think I had them upsetting in the 12-5 matchup. Didn’t happen. UW hoops actually makes tourney runs.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
WOW!!! Ur throwing in non revenue sports now!!?? Ur hilarious. Who cares about softball?

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
facts on volleyball, x-country and softball….THANKS sportsguy.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
I’m not arguing anyone cares about softball, but you are bragging about USC athletics being superior. Just giving you facts.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
Dude I’m not even from SC, its the toughest conf in football, fans are def arrogant but they have accomplished a lot.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
……..with no rings

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Hey don’t worry, I’m a Pac-12 guy but I can appreciate SEC football. Just don’t make blanket statements about Seattle sports.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
College baseball is big in the south, ever heard of the CWS?? Oh Washington doesn’t make it to those. My bad.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
It’s growing in popularity, but 1 college baseball championship + Panthers, Bobcats, Cock football hardly outweighs Seattle.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
Blanket statements?? Like what? That they stink and are irrelevant? Na I would NEVER do that.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Blanket statements: “They have Smoak and thats it” “Seattle sports are irrelevant anyway” Those kinda dumb comments…

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
Both markets are not that great dude. Ur facts on Seattle mean nothin without rings.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
It’s true, but you don’t NEED rings for relevance. I’d say the Seahawks were relevant after beating the Saints last year.

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
relevant for like 6 min until they got crushed by the Bears….NEXT.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
I would argue playoff apps do matter. 1 team wins the ring, so does that mean the other 29 had awful years?

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
It was a great season, surpassed all expectations. But hey the Panthers have Cam now, I’m sure a Super Bowl is coming!

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
One mans opinion is another mans disagreement.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Yup, thats what makes sports debates fun! Remember, Felix is not going anywhere!

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
The markets are really not great at all, but don’t give me playoff appearances, that don’t matter.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Doesn’t mean they aren’t relevant. Seattle has great fans, we’ve had great teams too. Remember, Felix ain’t going anywhere!

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
Rarely do we remember 2nd 3rd or 4th place in any sport.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Yup, thats what makes sports debates fun!

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
So do you host a radio show down there or are you a producer?

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
Host and producer.

goodguyssports Dan Scansen
Enjoyed it man, have a nice weekend. Remember, Felix is not going anywhere!

ESPNTheZone931 The Zone
yes sirr, good luck with ur blog. And I’m a closet Pete Carroll fan.

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