Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Back on October 8, Pro Football Weekly posted a opinion from an anonymous “rival GM” on the Detroit Lions’ struggles.  ”They don’t have enough good players, and the players they think are good are not that good.”  Lions center Dominic Raiola has never been one to pull punches and he fired back calling the GM a coward for requesting anonymity.  The same GM, supposedly, came back with this internet-tough reply, again demanding to remain anonymous (a month after Raiola’s retort): “I saw Dominic Raiola called me out, asking who the aimless, anonymous GM is who criticized the great Lions. ‘Who is this person?’ It’s the guy who rejects you every time he watches your tape and thinks you are a complete fraud. “It’s the guy who didn’t think you could play when you came out of college and still doesn’t think you can play now. … If he spent as much time working the other muscles in his body as he does his jaw, he might have had the chance to be an average backup. You can put that in print.” Raiola, who has started 164 games over his 12-year career, all with the Lions, wasn’t about to sit quietly. Solid reply. He chewed it up, spit it out and then took the high road directing his focus to the Lions’ game against the Minnesota Vikings this weekend. “All I gotta say is to two people: Whoever’s talking s**t and then the person who wrote it on Pro Football Weekly: coward, gutless, balls-less,” Raiola said. “You got no name? Anoynymous? All I got to say is f**k him. That’s all I got. If I spend anymore time on it, that’s what he wants. So f**k him, f**k both of them. Now, Minnesota …” PFW’s editor Hub Arkush sent the Lions an email issuing an apology for posting the anonymous comments.  While I have no clue who actually gave PFW the quote (if indeed someone did), the publication comes off as being more irresponsible than the speaker.  If your whole story is going to be quotes from a guy remaining anonymous, it’s worse than neighborhood gossip or a typical high school dispute.  It shows a great lack of professionalism and yellow journalism.  But hey, it’s all about the page views these days, right?  
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