Originally Posted by BigRock
Let's not rewrite history. Jason was absolutely right about Pioli. But he let the situation get personal, became entirely focused on pushing his agenda, and abandoned his credibility in the process. It was embarrassing and he deserved a great deal of the criticism he took.
It's great he stuck up for fans on the Winston thing, but it doesn't change how he handled himself before.
Interesting point, Mr. BigRock (not to pretend that us Midwesterners have a brain or anything remotely similar since we're about to play the geniuses of the gridiron on Sunday), but you make a good point.
Whitlock writes/wrote/writ an opinion column. That, of course, is very different than straight news. But, as such, he always tended to focus on more controversial subjects and almost always personalized them.
In other words, I think the idea that he "made is personal" sort of comes with the territory when your job is to write opinion.