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  1. GostkowSKI

    GostkowSKI Rookie

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    This is certainly going to be an unpopular opinion, but now that Cameragate has more or less been put to rest, can we try to make an attempt to lay off of Tomase? Sure, it appears that he screwed up and screwed up big time. However, this guy does read this board, as evidence by referencing a comment on Chad Jackson in one of his stories. I feel it's really unnecessary to be continuously insulting him on things like his physical appearance, et al.

    This is all just my 2 cents, and I'm sure this won't stop many if any at all. But underneath it all there's a guy who might lose his job, which I'm sure has to be a disheartening feeling. I think the guy has been through enough.
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    Eh, it'll toughen him up. And maybe, just maybe, it'll teach him to not be a malicious d-bag at his next gig.
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    You're correct, it won't stop many if any. The fat greasy POS did something incredibly stupid and hurtful. He needs to be fired. The only place I want to see him is at the car wash--as the guy who sprays the soap on the car before it goes in.
    Screw him.
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    When the Herald prints a retraction and Tomase publicly asks the fans of NE for forgiveness, maybe some people will consider it. Until then, quit your whining. What consideration did he have for anything but his own career when he published a LIE right before the SB?

    BTW, for those claiming he was just a front man, I'm sure had he received the Pulitzer for which he was pining he would have claimed otherwise.

    Tomase is a young, reasonably healthy, and decently educated American. There are worse things in the world than being called a fat@$$. At least that's factual.
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    I would rather not lay off it. Even though it had nothing to do with them losing the superbowl, the timing of the story was obviously an attempt to distract the team because BB hates the Herald. I hope he gets fired and ends up homeless.
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    #24 Jersey

    I promise you that you just started what will undoubtedly be a bash Tomassee thread.

    So let me be one of the first to say that tomASSe should leave the new england area and never come back. We will all be better off if we dont have to see him or hear him again.

    and from a fat man....That fat man can go f himself.
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    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

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    No Jersey Selected

    You must be on the chunky side.
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    Hey, I spent a summer in college doing that, and former car wash employees will thank you kindly not to saddle us with Tomase.
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    I will agree with you on one point and vehemently disagree with you on another:

    1) His physical appearance should have nothing to do with any argument over whether he is right or wrong. People harping on that only make themselves look juvenile and dilute their arguments in the eyes of thinking people. My sneaking suspicion is that some of the posters who are harping the most about his appearance would probably be the posters most sweating if their computer screens were 2-way.

    2) If I "screw up" in my profession, I would have the FINRA (formerly NASD), the SEC and Perry Mason going through my wallet. And that is even if I were not purposely doing anything wrong. Tomase had been following that story for 5 months. He knew the reasons why he hadn't published it up to that point. He knew the lay of the land.

    Perhaps you should have worried about the "feelings" of everyone in the Patriots organization, Belichicks kids, the Kraft family, etc. who were affected by this libel instead of worrying about the Libeler.
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    Regardless the guys career in this city is done, the fans and teams of boston will want nothing to do with him. It's time for him to find another city to work in!
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    As a Bostonian, I'm ashamed to have a citizen such as tomase. I hope that pats is not his 'football' team. You can't show your support to your team by doing what Tomase did.!

    Even though I dont live in Boston area any more, Boston will always be in my heart for life because i grew up in this city.
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    tomase.. lay off the burgas and fenway franks
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  13. GostkowSKI

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    Well put. I guess I was just looking at it as I'd personally be bummed if I logged on to a website where people were frequently writing insulting messages. I do feel he deserves the criticism however.

    Like you stated, things couldn't have looked good through the eyes of the Kraft family while on their biggest stage.
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    I've laid off him and will continue to do so. I don't think he was intentionally malicious with the story; I believe his editors pushed to publish the story and he didn't have the backbone to push back. Huge mistake on his part and one he'll probably pay for with his job in addition to the hit his reputation and credibility have already taken. I'm positive he knows he effed up royally and probably feels like crap. A public apology and an official retraction would be good, but aren't necessary at least for me to give the guy a break. He'll be paying for his lack of conviction for a long time and that's punishment enough.

    Regards,
    Chris
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    Why should anyone lay off? At best this was shoddy-ass journalism. At BEST. At worst it was an utter fabrication to sell papers and make a name for himself.

    This ain't over till WE SAY IT'S OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    What?! Layoff of Tomase and the Herald before they prostrate themselves before BB in public and beg for forgiveness? FAT chance! NEVER!

    Tomase should go cover Japanese baseball or something. At least Walsh had revealing footage of cheerleaders!
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    This guy deserves no break, I’m fighting for every Twinkie and devil dog out there that this guy will one day devour
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    I would wish this guy good luck in his next job anywhere away from NE and football. But he has overstaid his welcome. IMO
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    #24 Jersey

    If I never see or hear from him again it'll be too soon. The guy's lack of professionalism disgusts me and I hope he ends up working at McDonalds. Personally I wouldn't make fat jokes as they are very junior highish IMO - but if others choose to, tomASSe has opened the door by not taking better care of himself.
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    Funny thing, his latest update, where he highlights the Dabol thing, is now gone from the Hearld website...............
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