Originally Posted by Schultz
What's the difference, it's still a newspaper that's NOT from NY. Bigjack we can't win. If It was a NY paper that this article came from then the writer would be accused of being a homer. The Patriot Ledger was and still is a Quincy paper that covers Boston, not NY, sports.
No, you can't win Schultz. You mentioned Fotiu challenging Wilson and there is a clip where everybody could see Fotiu making his way from the middle of a scrum to get in Wilson's face only to have Wilson back into the boards and look away until the linesman is in between them.That is just met with comments like "this isn't a staring contest" and shrugged off but if it was Fotiu backing up and ignoring Wilson it would be a big deal. Cashman won't drop his lumber even after Nicky did and it is Nicky who is posturing behind linesman.
We all wish Fotiu was more aggressive and would have just dropped his gloves and started throwing punches at certain times but he didn't and I could see that costing him when it comes to ranking fighters. The truth seems to be that people did indeed duck him for whatever reason and the more I see the more I trust Jack's stories over the haters misconceptions, though I can't buy the one punching of O'Reily unless I see it.
I thank posters like you, Flyer Frank, BS25, and others who refuse to let the fact that Fotiu has been over-hyped cloud their judgement or feelings about him. It helps someone like me that saw Fotiu play but was too young to really remember or realize what was going on paint a clearer picture. Same with someone like Johnny Pie that knows a lot also but feels differently.