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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...-i-die-of-aids

    Ryan Mathews has been a source of frustration for San Diego Chargers fans from the beginning of his underwhelming NFL career, but some have taken it too far.

    Especially on Twitter.

    "I've had people say they hope me and my mom get AIDS and die," Mathews told Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego on Wednesday.


    Vitriolic tweets are a new and unwelcome phenomena for the modern athlete, but Mathews would catch heat for his play in any era.

    To be fair, he marched into a tough scenario in San Diego. Drafted 12th overall in 2010, he was touted as the heir apparent to LaDainian Tomlinson, but durability and fumbling issues have shrunk those expectations.

    "So far, what I've done right now, I've been just an average back," Mathews said. "I got a lot of people just frustrated with my performance in the last few years. They expected me to come in and do big things. And I expect myself to."

    Mathews sports a solid 4.4 yards per carry average over 32 starts, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy enough to cement himself as an unquestioned starter. His three seasons have included a nasty sprained ankle and a twice-broken collarbone.

    Still, general manager Tom Telesco said last month that he expects "big things" from Mathews, whom he labeled a "bellcow" back. Former Chargers coach Norv Turner lost patience with Mathews, but an offseason regime change has furnished the runner with another chance -- probably his last in San Diego.

    No excuse for this, by any means. I shouldn't have even posted this as smack. But it's just not surprising.

    Glad you don't read any of this in Broncos Country

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    I don't know why this is a story, its certainly not a surprise.

    It is disgusting, but if you read comments on any sportsmans twitter account or even comments in any random youtube video I see things like this all the time.

    There are just some very very strange people out there.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bronx_2003 View Post
      I don't know why this is a story, its certainly not a surprise.

      It is disgusting, but if you read comments on any sportsmans twitter account or even comments in any random youtube video I see things like this all the time.

      There are just some very very strange people out there.
      Very true. Some people...mostly immature kids or dumb adults...like being vulgar on twitter or You-tube because they think its funny or they want to appear like a "big-man". But in reality they're just immature fools with self-esteem issues. They'd never have the guts to talk like they do to someone face to face.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mct1967 View Post
        Very true. Some people...mostly immature kids or dumb adults...like being vulgar on twitter or You-tube because they think its funny or they want to appear like a "big-man". But in reality they're just immature fools with self-esteem issues. They'd never have the guts to talk like they do to someone face to face.
        Yep, is just sad.

        Sometimes you get some 14/15/16 yr old boy or girl on youtube with a guitar or just singing something and trying to see what people think of them. Some are very good.

        and all you get in the comments is people saying disgusting things to them. I'm like SERIOUSLY, you want to sit there and start saying disgusting things and horrible comments to a young kid. Just so sad.

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        • #5
          This isn't just a Chargers fan issue, it's ALL fans. This is why I loathe twitter. I absolutely LOATHE twitter.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DevilSpawn View Post
            This isn't just a Chargers fan issue, it's ALL fans. This is why I loathe twitter. I absolutely LOATHE twitter.
            I've never sent a tweet in my life and never plan to in the future. The information-age is getting WAY out of control in my opinion.

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            • #7
              I don't use twitter much but there's nothing wrong with it.

              It is good for information and some fans get questions answered by athletes.

              Your always get stupid people whether its on twitter, youtube or in real life. Just gotta ignore them

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              • #8
                Twitter is quickly becoming the news source for many people. And like Bronx said, your bound to deal with idiots.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DevilSpawn View Post
                  This isn't just a Chargers fan issue, it's ALL fans. This is why I loathe twitter. I absolutely LOATHE twitter.
                  I'd love to take a shot at the Chargers any chance I can get, but this is very true.
                  You've got to know when to sack em...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DevilSpawn View Post
                    This isn't just a Chargers fan issue, it's ALL fans.
                    I agree.

                    But i don't see why this would make news on the NFL Network where i watched it on.

                    I've heard and seen worse said about Al Davis in his "later" years, here....on this site in the smack section.

                    I'm not going to even mention the things that were said about Cutler or McD ect..ect..

                    Didn't the philly fans say this to Donavan McNabb like 5 years ago?

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                    • #11
                      oakland has the bad rap but let me remnd everybody of the cheers michael irving received when he went down in kansas city and now this

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Denver Mike View Post
                        http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...-i-die-of-aids




                        No excuse for this, by any means. I shouldn't have even posted this as smack. But it's just not surprising.

                        Glad you don't read any of this in Broncos Country
                        of course you wont see it on the forums, that happened on twitter and i guarantee you that kind of stuff has either happened or will happen in the future for a Denver player as well.

                        simply being a broncos fan doesn't make you a better person lol

                        there are asshats everywhere, yes even in Colorado, i have witness it first hand actually.
                        Last edited by baphamet; 06-18-2013, 02:50 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Frankenpost View Post
                          I agree.

                          But i don't see why this would make news on the NFL Network where i watched it on.

                          I've heard and seen worse said about Al Davis in his "later" years, here....on this site in the smack section.

                          I'm not going to even mention the things that were said about Cutler or McD ect..ect..

                          Didn't the philly fans say this to Donavan McNabb like 5 years ago?
                          you guys need to realize that these things were said on twitter, not the forums. twitter is a vile place where idiots will say the worst things possible just to get a famous person to respond to them, its pathetic.

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                          • #14
                            I doesn't twitter, sounds like i am not missing much
                            I really like Cheese.

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                            • #15
                              I mean... it's definitely not twitter. Blame the brand of people who get 10 feet tall behind their keyboard. Anonymity is a coward's loaded gun.

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