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Replace Pat Yasinskas as ESPN NFC South Blogger

1. Pat routinely makes factual errors in his posts, omitting or incorrectly citing obvious and relevant facts.


2. Pat is often extremely late to post news; in some cases, his posts come so late that the news he posts is no longer accurate at all.


3. Pat's posts routinely contain grammar, spelling and punctuation errors that are woefully unbecoming of ESPN's reputation as a leader in sports journalism.


4. Pat rarely provides original content, unlike much more involved bloggers for the other divisions. More than 50% of his posts are nothing more than reiterations of things he has already said or summaries of other ESPN articles (often those non-Insiders cannot even read) and articles found in our local media. Pat is actively encouraging ESPN readers to get their sports news elsewhere with this practice.


5. Pat's contributions to the ESPN Twitter accounts is non-existent. Whereas several teams get their own blogger (because they are in huge markets), one of the most competitive divisions in the league cannot get a single live Tweet during any of its games.


6. Pat's credibility and reputation have been damaged beyond repair. Read any blog post's comments section and you will find several posts condemning Pat's indefensible writing quality, lack of originality, or blatant disregard for facts.

The NFC South has sent two or more teams to the playoffs in nearly every year since its inception, and has produced two Super Bowl champions in ten years. The division clearly warrants active, accurate, and timely coverage, despite its teams being situated in relatively small markets.

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I just signed the following petition addressed to: Espn.com.

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Replace Pat Yasinskas as ESPN NFC South Blogger

1. Pat routinely makes factual errors in his posts, omitting or incorrectly citing obvious and relevant facts.
2. Pat is often extremely late to post news; in some cases so late that the news he posts is no longer accurate at all.
3. Pat's posts routinely contain grammar, spelling and punctuation errors that are woefully unbecoming of ESPN's credentials as a leader in sports journalism.
4. Pat rarely provides original content, unlike much more involved bloggers for the other divisions. More than 50% of his posts are nothing more than reiterations of things he has already said, or summaries of other ESPN articles (often those non-Insiders cannot even read) and articles found in our local media.
5. Pat's contributions to the ESPN Twitter accounts is non-existent. Where several teams get their own blogger (because they are in huge markets), one of the most competitive divisions in the league cannot get a single Tweet during their games.
6. Pat's credibility and reputation have been damaged beyond repair. Read any blog post's comments section and you will find several posts condemning Pat's indefensible writing quality, lack of originality, or blatant disregard for facts.

The NFC South has sent two or more teams to the playoffs in nearly every year since its inception, and has produced two Super Bowl champions in ten years. The division clearly warrants active, accurate, and timely coverage, despite its teams being situated in relatively small markets.

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Sincerely,