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#661 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 11 December 2022 - 12:29 PM

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Bmore Positive / WNST: After 26 faithful purple seasons, the Ravens have bullied me out of my seats and denied my media access
https://baltimorepos...y-media-access/



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Posted 11 December 2022 - 03:21 PM

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Bmore Positive / WNST: After 26 faithful purple seasons, the Ravens have bullied me out of my seats and denied my media access
https://baltimorepos...y-media-access/


Oh my God. I tried to read this and had to stop. What exactly is his issue? This thing is paragraph after paragraph about how great he is.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 11 December 2022 - 09:43 PM

Oh my God. I tried to read this and had to stop. What exactly is his issue? This thing is paragraph after paragraph about how great he is.


Jesus Christ. It took 15 minutes to get to the bottom of the scroll, only to find out it’s 7 PAGES LONG.

I’m a little curious to read someone commit career suicide though.
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Posted 11 December 2022 - 10:03 PM

Jesus Christ. It took 15 minutes to get to the bottom of the scroll, only to find out it’s 7 PAGES LONG.

I’m a little curious to read someone commit career suicide though.

I was struggling to get through the page but figured I'd stick with it. Got to the bottom and saw there was 6 more and was like GTFO. I wont read it. Im sure there is some truth in what he said. Steele has pissed other people off and does seem a bit like a bully. Bottom line is Nestor has now had the two Baltimore franchise's shun him. Look inward my dude. it isnt always them.



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Posted 11 December 2022 - 10:16 PM


I was struggling to get through the page but figured I'd stick with it. Got to the bottom and saw there was 6 more and was like GTFO. I wont read it. Im sure there is some truth in what he said. Steele has pissed other people off and does seem a bit like a bully. Bottom line is Nestor has now had the two Baltimore franchise's shun him. Look inward my dude. it isnt always them.

He doesn’t not have a point at times. But it’s how he goes about it. Kind of like Pedro’s point about some of the journalists in Qatar. You can be right but still be wrong. One of my favorite Buck’isms.
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Posted 11 December 2022 - 11:17 PM

From September...   

 

Bmore Positive / WNST: After 26 faithful purple seasons, the Ravens have bullied me out of my seats and denied my media access
https://baltimorepos...y-media-access/

 

Replace "Ravens" with "Orioles" and that's pretty much a recycled article from like 20 years ago. Did Poe nail him with a super-soaker yet?



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Posted 12 December 2022 - 02:14 AM

From September...

Bmore Positive / WNST: After 26 faithful purple seasons, the Ravens have bullied me out of my seats and denied my media access
https://baltimorepos...y-media-access/


TL:DR times 1,000. Repeats things over, and over, and over again.

To save everyone the trouble… he was having his cake and eating it too by watching home games in the stands from seats he paid for (in section 513, cause he made sure to mention that coincidentally about 513 times in this piece) with friends and family and then leaving to go do his press work midway through the 4th quarter. Luke Jones sits in the press box at home games, Nestor on the road.

Chad Steele took Kevin Byrne’s spot and like any new boss, may want to make changes. He decided if Nestor was going to get credentials, he was going to have to sit in the press box like everyone else on game day. IMO, not an unreasonable request. But Nestor frames this as being “thrown out of seats he pays for.” He had to choose to enjoy game day with his wife and friends, or do a job. Can’t be both.

He bucks back because he’s had it his way for 25 years. Steele revokes his access citing not enough practices attended, although other reasons could have been in play because there are two sides to every story and this is only one. None of his “friends” in the organization (Bisciotti, Cass, Harbs) came to his aid so they’re all traitors. And if fellow writers don’t speak out about this travesty, it’s because Steele will take their credentials too! Not for any other reasons at all, like not giving a damn.

Places blame on everyone from Bisciotti on down to elevator attendants. Clearly he’s never in the wrong.

Bunch of self serving “I’m the victim” BS.

I don’t know much. I’ll talk about my brief experience. Having been to a number of training camp practices for the site, and getting credentials for press access during the open practice at the stadium. I never once saw Nestor at a training camp practice. Granted, I’ve only been to about 10 over a couple years span. But Zrebiec, Hensley were at every one I was at. I believe it’s Bo Smolka with Press Box was at every one as well. Preston a few, Keith Mills a few, Coleman was never in the sun, but would appear at the end for Harbaugh and players addressing the media part. But you’d think if Nestor was doing his job, I’d see him once.

The only time I ever saw Nestor was the open practice at the stadium some 5, 6 years ago. Not in the press box where Chad Steele was in there with us, and was pleasant as far as I could tell. But you can also tell he runs a tight ship. You have to in that position, IMO. He wasn’t down on the field where the press went after practice and Harbaugh addressed the media on the center of the 50-yard-line. But I spotted him in the locker room after where we had access. Press were around different rookies, or maybe guys coming off injury. Guys not asked to come to the podium yet at camp. Asking questions, getting sound bites, taking notes. Stuff that it looks like you are there to do a job. Nestor was chatting up Joe Flacco, alone. No tape recorder, no notepad, wearing blue jeans while everyone else wore some kind of golf shorts or slacks per the Ravens dress code for press. Just like they were two buddies, hanging out.

So it adds up that Chad and Nestor would butt heads because Nestor probably can’t follow some simple directions like, don’t wear jeans, but also wants to cozy up to everyone important while Luke is his gopher actually doing the job for real.
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Posted 12 December 2022 - 10:47 AM

Yea I scanned the whole article and got the same gist. If he wants to be a “professional” he needs to act like one.

He’s a pretty entitled person it seems.
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"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 12 December 2022 - 03:38 PM

Yea I scanned the whole article and got the same gist. If he wants to be a “professional” he needs to act like one.

He’s a pretty entitled person it seems.

I don't doubt that he worked hard to build what he had, or to get the access he's gotten. He may have even built some decent relationships along the way. 

 

But yeah. Entitled is the right word. Everyone works hard. Everyone makes sacrifices. Everyone has a special bond with their friends and family. You're not special. The way those first two pages read it sounded like he was about to drop some major bomb. Instead it was "he doesn't like me." "He yelled at me in front of others." 

 

Boo-hoo.


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Posted 12 December 2022 - 04:53 PM

I think he's just one of those folks who is able to have a problem with a lot of people but never stop to realize that maybe the problem is himself.  I don't know if it's a blessing or a curse but I know that I am envious of those people.



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Posted 12 December 2022 - 05:00 PM


I think he's just one of those folks who is able to have a problem with a lot of people but never stop to realize that maybe the problem is himself. I don't know if it's a blessing or a curse but I know that I am envious of those people.

Definitely a curse. Do not envy such a terrible thing. There are some who realize this and battle themselves constantly and don’t know a way out. But then there are some who truly could never come to understand this is the case, those people can’t be helped. Narcissism along with uber sensitivity is not a good combination. Uber sensitive, broken people can at least maybe be fixed one day.

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Posted 12 December 2022 - 05:12 PM

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