There are about a dozen posters I no longer allow on the Cohn Zohn. It could be fewer than a dozen. Over the years, I have eliminated the really rude posters, the ones who use profanity, the ones who personally attack me. I am happy to post people who disagree with me, disagree strongly, as long as they don’t make it personal. I think you know all that.
But this leads me to another topic. When I trash people and they realize they are off the Zohn, they follow a predictable route. First they write something really trashy, using profanity and calling me an old man and saying I can’t tolerate other points of view.
Question: What is so wrong with old people? I respect people older than I.
After the old man post, they wait a while and then — this really gets me — they write something nice hoping to get back on the Zohn. This is the move that fascinates me. Why do they want to get back? There are a million blogs. My son writes a good one on the Niners and so do Maiocco, Branch, Inman and Barrows, and if you want a good general sports blog, my friend Kawakami is terrific. I don’t understand why people want to come back to me. Is it that they can’t stand rejection? Or is it that they need to see their prose on a website? I don’t get it.
I still trash them