One of the great human stories of the internet is that of Harry Gerard “Buzz” Bissinger III, who has gone from figuratively defecating on an online writer to literally becoming one. Bissinger has been tapped to write for The Daily Beast, and he started with a rant on Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, who won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday with 82 percent of the vote.
Newton was left off several ballots because his father was trying to sell him. My dad did that to me when I was young, but for totally different reasons.
Cecil Newton knew that, like any father with a kid poised for major college glory knows that. He must have known that Mississippi State was in a position to make a killing off his son while the family itself reaped nothing. He knew that the head coach, if the program was successful because of his son, could move up to the big time, where the salaries go as high as $5 million, not including the country club membership and the annual annuity payment and the bonus for staying for a certain number of years.
The whole piece has abject generalizations, hyperbole, not a lot of research, and scathing, angry opinion. In other words, he writes just like he’d accuse a “blogger” of writing. I’m actually looking forward to seeing more from him, but so far this doesn’t top his profanity laced tirades on Twitter. I’m actually more nervous when this guy isn’t angry.