‘If this hit the headlines, would I want this out there?’


“You’re going to run into the occasional weirdo,” graduate transfer defensive tackle Antonio Valentino said. “That’s just always like, ‘Bro, what’s the point of being negative on the Internet?’ I find comfort in the fact that you probably wouldn’t say that to me in person. It’s OK. You do what you want to do, I’m going to do what I want to do.”

Valentino’s approach seems to be a healthy one. It’s not one that comes by default, though perhaps it might in the years to come…

“I think it all just depends on how you use it,” Valentino said. “It just depends on like, ‘Bro, we’ve got to understand this is the Internet.’ I get on the Internet to have fun and look at stupid stuff and laugh and send memes to my friends and stuff like that.”

But the sheer exposure to social media platforms can also take a toll if they’re not careful. Knowing that you’re constantly in the limelight is key.

“We talk to the guys all the time,” Turner said. “You’re out in public you’ve got video, you’ve got cameras. You never know who’s videoing you. You’ve got all these social media outlets which give people a chance to express their opinions. So you can’t get caught up in it.

“If you’re living through social media, that’s a bad idea because now you’re letting other people shape your ideas, shape your personality. If you listen to that and constantly looking at that stuff, at some point it will affect you. It’s another thing of what I call outside noise. You know, people listen, guys listening to people outside the building.”



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21 responses to “‘If this hit the headlines, would I want this out there?’

  1. RangerRuss

    Dopey Dan confirming his ID for sure. If you want to see a real goober? Search Dancing Dabo Gif. That’s embarrassing for males everywhere.

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  2. 81Dog

    I’m more offended by the pleated shorts than the dancing. I guess Dan’s Zubaz were at the cleaners.

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      With humor, those of us with a bit of a belly appreciate pleated pants and shorts; conceals the extra investment a little.

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      • Gaskilldawg

        Different perspective. The pleats draw the eye to the belly area and the pleats give the illusion of greater width. Flat from shorts give the illusion of being slimmer.
        Of course, if a wearer is wanting to appear bigger in the belly then pleated shorts would be the best choice.

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  3. Down Island Way

    FU hc runnin’ the “jwett” on his employer…I get the emotion of the players post victory celebration (guilty as charged), players get coaches involved, coaches wanna (all those named Satan are excused) show/be cool with the players and all of a sudden, they’re bustin’ a move…hey FU, ya got what you wanted…#FTMF

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  4. W Cobb Dawg

    There’s one guy anxiously awaiting the return of disco.


  5. akascuba

    After reading the story I’m glad agent Robinson is on it. Gotta keep as many linebackers as possible available to cover receivers. It’s the future of FU defense I’ve been told.

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  6. Let those FU mouth breathers practice interpretative dance instead of tackling, wrapping up, getting space etc. I’d rather see dipshit Dan skip the light fandango, turn cartwheels cross the floor, than see the Hogtown hero’s get better on the practice fields.

    Toad Grantham, Dipshit Mulligan, Svetlana… DANCE!

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  7. Should turn Mullen’s dance into a line dance that continually steps backward into the distance and ends with dancers yelling “done recruiting here, off to lake Oconee!”

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  8. stoopnagle

    So relatable…