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In Pursuit of Perfection: The Fred G. Story

Being the Managing Editor of one of the largest collegiate blogs in the SB Nation family, I receive a lot of feedback from our users. I've read and enjoyed emails praising our work, and I've read and appreciated emails that constructively criticize our work.

But with the productive emails, we also see an email from time to time that is so awesome, it just can't be kept to just one person. Fred G...this is your life.

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Fom: Fred G. (email redacted)
To: Jeff Junstrom
Subject: Re
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012 1:15 a.m.

Re : The Impact Of Transfers On An Already Thin Depth Chart, August 7, 2012

Pollard didn't transfer. He was never accepted at Penn St. Duh! Bolden was cut. He left to play football. That's the only reason. Duh!

Get informed, dumbass. Do your own research instead of copying incorrect information that other morons post.

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Well, Fred...Here. We Go.

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012 1:15 a.m.

1:15 a.m.? Really, Fred? This is when you choose to email me about a story written nine days ago? I suppose some people are night owls, or maybe you work the graveyard shift. So let's look past this, and move on to the meat of the email.

Re : The Impact Of Transfers On An Already Thin Depth Chart, August 7, 2012

I certainly appreciate the parenthetical reference. It's not exactly Blue Book style, but it does point me in the right direction before discussing your issues with the work. I also appreciate taking nine days to get back to me. Did you like our coverage of the Spring Game? I'll be looking forward to your response next month.

Pollard didn't transfer. He was never accepted at Penn St.

Now we're getting into it. I appreciate you taking the time to email me to correct my work, especially when the facts you supply are supported by myriad news reports. What's that? They're not supported? Oh, that's right. News of Cumberland County ("...leaving Penn State and going to Rutgers."); The Star-Ledger ("...the Penn State transfer...." AND "Pollard won't report with the rest of the team on Sunday because he has to finish summer classes at Penn State...."); CBS Sports ("Pollard...is expected to finish summer school next week, and he will then head to Rutgers.").

Duh!

Right. Well, hey, you can't win them all. Let's move on and see if you had any luck with the next factual assertion.

Bolden was cut. He left to play football. That's the only reason.

You guys, Rob Bolden was cut! Wait, he wasn't? Oh, yea. Listed on the official June 5, 2012 depth chart, something must have happened between then and his July transfer to LSU, then. Right, Fred? Yet, despite what would have been the first cut in the history of scholarship players at Penn State without academic or disciplinary issues, there were a grand total of ZERO news outlets reporting this information. Instead, they all concentrated their efforts on the alleged semantics of the situation, calling the cut a "transfer." I know, Fred, I get the two confused sometimes, too. But here's Yahoo! Sports on the matter, if you need a refresher.

And that's the only reason Bolden left? We need to get you on the podcast, you inside-information-possessing scamp! What else do you know? I mean, his documented displeasure with Penn State and his being buried on the depth chart couldn't have anything to do with his "transfer", right?

Duh!

Right. 0-for-2. Let's move on, again. Surely you've got more facts, right?

Get informed, dumbass. Do your own research instead of copying incorrect information that other morons post.

I guess not. Sorry, Fred. For my next post, I'll do some actual research, and uncover the real truths about the Penn State football program. And I promise you, I won't let pesky facts get in the way.

And to you "other morons" out there: stop posting incorrect information, you guys! You hear me, ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, CBS, and every other outlet that reported on Jamil Pollard's transfer from PSU and Rob Bolden's move to LSU? STOP REPORTING LIES!

Thanks for reading, Fred.

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