As most of you probably know by now, last night we were approached by an individual who requested, while impliedly threatening a potential lawsuit, that we delete this blog post. The purported basis for this lawsuit was one of libel. We here at the CGB take libel very seriously. Despite our endless inanity, we all understand that it completely crosses the line to post libel against an innocent person. But after reviewing this blog post with the help of law firms such as Latham & Watkins, Jones Day, White & Case, Mayor Brown, DLA Piper, Morrison & Foerister, Reed Smith, OhioBear CALumbusBear CalBear81 LLP, CGB general counsel, and SBN general counsel, we have decided that there is no libel within this article. Therefore, after much deliberation, the Marshawnthusiasts, the Jahviditicans, and the Members of the Folletteriat, have decided to put this blog post back up.
Despite putting this blog post back up, the CGB has willfully and as a sign of good faith, decided to edit out some information. The individual that approached the CGB regarding this blog post had concerns about his future educational and employment opportunities. We understand those concerns. While most of us CGB mods are unemployed beer-bellied college dropouts who are currently living in the basement of our mom's home, many of us have educational and career aspirations too! CBKWit, for example, dreams of becoming a professional dog walker. Avinash dreams of becoming the next Danica Patrick. I will hopefully become the first man to walk on the moon. We understand the concerns of the individual who contacted us and are happy to ensure that his future successes are not stymied by one internet blog post. As much as moderators and readers collectively joke around on the blog, the internet is a serious business. A quick Google search of the individual's name produced this very article itself as the #8 search result. As heartless as I might seem in my blog posts, I would honestly feel pretty bad if the individual who contacted us lost a potential educational or career opportunity because of what I wrote. That's not something I would intend, and that was not the goal of this blog post.
A few readers have asked why this blog post even needs to be un-hidden and re-published for all to read again at all. They say that this blog post has little worth aside from merely bashing another person's opinion. While I certainly went to town on another person's opinion, the broader points of my arguments also help expose many fallacies and misunderstandings that many people, not just the individual I was responding to, have about recruiting. Those broader points may have gotten lost among the smaller and sharper points that I directed towards the individual's opinion, but it is those broader points are the most important. And because they are so important, and have spawned such intelligent discussion on the blog regarding recruiting rankings and recruiting in general, we here at the CGB think this warrants putting this post back up.
We thank you for reading. We thank you for your time and understanding. Go Bears!