A lively discussion between Internet users all over the country, even the world, took place on the Eagles-Vikings game page on purplepride.org during the teamsâ€™ match-up a few weeks ago. But after 7,351 comments, one user made a point that all of the other commenters, including the many drunk or mentally disabled ones, agreed with completely.
â€œIâ€™ve never seen anything like it,â€ said commenter Webby. â€œI was typing up my next post about how McNabb is a total homo, and then all of a sudden this very reasonable, well thought out post with perfect spelling and grammar popped up. I was tempted to post â€˜Get lost, newbie! Stop trolling for little boys!â€™ But instead I just shut my laptop, enjoyed the game and then went for a walk and enjoyed the crisp, winter air.â€
Commenter Marrdro said the commentâ€™s arrival at the top of the thread is a moment he will remember for forever.
â€œI forget what a bunch of us were arguing about,â€ he said. â€œI think we were going back and forth with Eagles fan saying Philadelphia is a sh-thole and then they were saying that Minneapolis is a sh-thole. Anyway, then this guy came in a said something smart and totally blew my mind. Iâ€™ve never heard someone say something smart about football. Not in a game thread, and not even on TV or the radio.â€
pp.o.org comment moderator Ultraviking would not make a statement about the thread-stopping post or reveal the user who posted it.
â€œI eventually deleted the post and banned the posterâ€™s IP address,â€ he said. â€œThese boards have a certain standard. We canâ€™t have that sort of stuff killing the discourse and traffic. If itâ€™s not idiotic, uninformed, juvenile, or a racial or sexual slur, itâ€™s not something we want around here.â€