Re: Peter Bodo article
and here's my response posted on espn.com and his own blog. what an idiot:
You have been discrediting (translate => purposely writing utter nonsense, translate => attracting traffic to whatever website you post at) yourself for years. By doing so, you have become the biggest joke in the tennis industry. It is actually somewhat amusing to read over some of your writing once in a while, just to confirm that I too could be a star tennis blogger/writer. What is not amusing however, is the fact that the legions of followers that read your rubbish actually take it at face value.
You are lying to people. That is highly unethical. That is the part of your little blogging scam that you are missing. I haven't given up enough time to read more than 3 or 4 of your articles, yet what I did read was exactly spot on towards your self destruction.
Do yourself a huge favor, and read the comments to your article on espn.com about Nalbandian. I am at least glad that people no longer fall for your absurd rantings. I myself could not be less bothered by your fairy tales and fantasies, and thus I've ignored you entirely. But enough is enough. Through your article about Nalbandian, you have crossed a career-ending line.
Have you ever heard of the infinite monkey theorem? Given enough time and attempts, hitting keys randomly, a monkey will write the complete works of William Shakespeare. Now, I am fairly certain that there are less intelligent animals than monkeys.
Let's take an ostrich as an example. I hope you can take some time off from pouring over the latest tennis stats and gossip, and picture this hypothetical situation. It is well known that ostriches like to hide their head in the sand at any sings of trouble. They then consider themselves totally hidden, which is besides the point, but shows how intelligent they can get. Follow me here, and imagine that every time the ostrich (we'll call him dodo for now) hides his head into any random hole in the sand, he strikes a single letter out of a conventional keyboard. I would give dodo no more than a year to come up with a more sensible story about the reasons for Argentina's Davis Cup loss.
Accusing Nalbandian of costing Argentina the title is neither wrong nor stupid, absurd, libelous, crazy, or delusional. No, it is outright medically insane. Please see a psychiatrist on that note. But your mental health is of no concern to anyone and far beyond the scope of this letter.
Your latest article is full of insinuations and gossip. You treat those rantings as facts. Yet you fail to cite any of that garbage. And guess what, it's not surprising, because that is exactly what it is - garbage. You tried to create controversy for the sake of your article, and it backfired on you as proven by the one-sidedly negative comments on espn.com. That is really unfortunate for you, and it almost makes me sympathise with you. But you have to pay the price for your ignorance and insulting your readers' intelligence.
I will not even mention your stance on Luxilon strings destroying the game of tennis. I am not willing to waste any more of my time proving you wrong on this subject. And by God, I do believe I read an article in Tennis magazine advocating that players return to wooden racquets. If that is in fact your actual opinion on the topic, please refer to an earlier paragraph suggesting psychiatric help.
But all that is beside the point. As I already wrote, you have crossed a professional line. I believe libel is the correct word. It won't be tough to find Nalbandian's contact information and make him aware of your great article. That is if he hasn't already read it. Certainly, he can afford a lawyer who'll present him with the options that he can pursue to put you back in your place. espn.com should also seek legal advise and consider a separate lawsuit against you for publishing lies and attacks of personal nature. Tennis.com should follow suit and sue you for the same reasons. Now, I am not sure if your own blog can sue you, but it definitely should do so. If you are its owner, do yourself a favor, file a civil lawsuit against yourself seeking a permanent ban from writing, posting, talking, and even thinking about tennis. Trust me, it'll be to your advantage. No offense intended.