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  1. Sean Pa Patriot

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    I know Tomasse probably is feeling pretty low, and he is the main focus.. He wrote a bad story about our team.. The story sucks, he is not the best Boston patriot beat writer ever, and he probably went to far and did not do his homework, and was worried about his job..

    But Im as die hard of a fan as anybody, and this story of spygate and how my team is portrayed is important to me, but I think he was afraid of not breaking a story, and losing his job.. We can tell him about how we feel, and how wrong he is, but he is not alone , his name is attached to the story, along with Matt Fish at Espn, Greg Easterbrook, and Arlen Specter is to blame..

    I hear stories, that his family is threatened, his wife and new baby.. That is a little crazy, I would never do that, and I dont think as fans we should go that far..

    He is wrong and should have checked his fact before he printed it, he should come out and say what he knew , or he made a mistake.. But let us fans not go and threaten his family, but I hope this is a lesson for him, and when he is a beat writer for the red sox, he need better creditable sources..

    No way do I want anyone's family, hurt over this,everyone has a job..
    And I dont think anyone else wants harm to others, we would like some justice but not harm to family and family memebers...
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    Re: Tomasse

    Never thought people would go that far, but you bring up a good point.

    It's a game people. He'll get his due for being a poor reporter or legally, but other stuff is out of bounds and sick. We've got enough of that in society.

    Can't say i give a rat's patoot if he's feeling low though, this should cost him his job or some punishment.

    He's a good writer. Let him get a job as a full time gossip columnist if he wants to play that. No one forced him to write that crap at that time.
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    Re: Tomasse

    I doubt most of what you say. He is a second rate (generous) reporter who took a chance and lost. I will not miss him at all.
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    Re: Tomasse

    I will never buy that paper again and I bought it every day to read over lunch till this (mostly because it fits at the table better). I read his story about Walsh today online and of course he didn't have the guts to bring up what he wrote. He has no creditability. He took his shot at the big time at the expense of any journalistic integrity and since he lost he should move away and start over. I hear there may be an opening for an assistant golf pro in Hawaii. He is the Lisa Olsen of this decade.
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    Re: Tomasse

    A *little* crazy? Try f'in insane! That's ridiculous. Being a fan of a team is one thing. That's another. I hope they find out who the cowards who did that are, and that they are punished to the full extent of the law.
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    Re: Tomasse

    I hope his employers re-assign him away from football but that is the extent of my wrath. I don't wish harm (financially or otherwise) on any individual reporter and especially not on his family.

    That said, his employer needs to take a major hit, financially. They, even more than any individual reporter should know the vital importance of getting a story of this magnitude dead solid, absolutely ironclad right.
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    Re: Tomasse

    Well, I'm assuming you listened to PFW in Progress today. Perillo and Casale were trying to drum up support for Tomase, referring to threats made against his wife and kids starting on Super Bowl Sunday.
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    Re: Tomasse

    He will be on the Red sox beat, and I think that is what he wants.. Im sure he feels uncomfortable interviewing Bruschi, Vrabel , Light, Seymoer, and others from the 2001 team.. It will be tough for him to work in that enviorment..

    But as far as his Pats beat is concerned its probably over.. But his harm to his family is a little out there..
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    Re: Tomasse

    I hope he loses his shirt and job. Character is destiny. He took a shot and if this turned out to be true, he would be riding high. It is only right that he be punished for this karma wise.
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    Re: Tomasse

    Just listened to it, and that kind of made me think a bit, that us as fans wont want that.. I do want to see some explanation, just like some people wanted explanation for spy gate, but no harm health wise..
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    Re: Tomase

    I hadn't heard that. Unreal. Is this a fact or just a rumor?
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    Re: Tomasse

    Can we get you a skirt and a cosmo?

    You people need to relax. It's a game, it's a story. Grow some sack.
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    Re: Tomase

    Sounds like a rumor from the same guy who said the Patriots tapes the Rams.
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    Re: Tomasse

    In your case, I hope that's right. What a total F-ing spaz. What a punk.
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    Re: Tomasse

    Whats wrong with an individual boycotting something? How does it affect you one way or another anyway?
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    Re: Tomasse

    I don't think you would say that to my face. That being said, as a consumer I have choices and make them as I see fit.
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    Re: Tomase

    I honestly don’t care about his personal life whatsoever and personally would not go out of my way to help him or his family.

    He can find a way to deal with the consequences himself.
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    Re: Tomasse

    You are much better aren't you.
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    Re: Tomasse

    Didn't he wind up on the Pats beat because he got tossed off the Sox beat for being a dinkus?
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    Re: Tomasse

    Wait--did you just call another poster an "f-ing spaz" and a "punk"?
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    Re: Tomasse

    No I think he got on the beat because Felger, opened his mouth to many times...
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    Re: Tomasse

    Huh. Because I've heard many different times from different sources that he was on the Sox beat and got tossed.
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    Re: Tomasse

    I dont know , I cant comment on that ,because I dont know about it , I just thought he was on pats beat from the start after Reiss left for the globe..
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    Re: Tomasse

    Check his official Herald bio: By John Tomase
    Saturday, February 2, 2008 - Updated 83d 9h ago
    + Recent Articles + Recent Blog Entries + Email + Bio
    Boston Herald Sports Writer
    Patriots beat writer John Tomase joined the Herald in 2005 after six years covering the Red Sox.

    He made himself persona non grata at Fenway.
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    Re: Tomase

    Anyone who would threaten Tomase's family is a nutjob and certainly does not represent the Patriot fan base, if that is the insinuation.

    Law abiding patriot fans have every right to be outraged by Tomase's irresponsible reporting.
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    Re: Tomase

    Yes, Paul Perrillo and Casale did agree that Tomase's Patriot Beat is most likely over very soon.
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    Re: Tomase

    It is wrong to threaten him or his family, but that was the day of the superbowl, not today.

    He deliberately broke a story, knowing full well what effect it would have. If you are saying it was just his job and not personal, then fine. He screwed up his job and should be fired. Not personal, you libeled the Pats, now you're fired.

    Many people say that they are "as diehard a fan as anyone," and every time someone has said that, it was in the middle of a post that exhibited no diehard fan talk or behavior.

    If you were a casual fan, you could find it in your heart to feel badly for Tomase. If you were a diehard fan, you wouldn't wouldn't piss on him if he were on fire, because what he did was inexcusable. I am a diehard fan, and I hope he gets fired and blackballed from journalism. Forever.

    I will feel that way unless he admits what a scumbag thing he did and begs Pats fans for forgiveness. Only then would I forgive him and will wish him the best in some other city. Until he does that, I hope his life turns to crap.

    Diehard fan. Not a touchy feely fan.



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    Well the timing was very bad, and I do agree he should have checked out his sources a little bit better.. Dont get me wrong, the story, and the reporting of it, is inexcusable... I think his carrer in boston journalism is on very thin ice at best... I hate espn a little more ,because it seems like they bring it up every minute...
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    Re: Tomase

    Dumbasse and the Herald timed their release for maximum impact. Boo-hooing because it got the kinds of strong reactions that they were looking for is just ridiculous. He should have been run out of town on a rail, along with any of the higher ups that greenlighted the article. There is no excuse for a home town paper to be the one breaking a story like this just hours ahead of the Super Bowl.
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    Re: Tomase

    F**K Tomassh0le. You reap what you sow.

    As for his family and kids. They get my pity, not my scorn.
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