Yes, Tony, enough is enough. I say this with respect.....maybe you need a few days to figure out if you have the right perspective. Maybe it's time to realize that maybe, just maybe, you need to take a harder look at what is really going on here, take a step back and realize that the question of integrity swings both ways.
Here is what I am talking about....
This is just one example of many......just this weekend on your home page you advertised a play for Sunday as a Triple Dime Monster TOP PLAY. You also claim to be undefeated on your NFL Triple Dimes (when going through your last 100 plays I found 1 game that fit that criteria, Cincy on 11/18).
Please realize that I am not the type of person that would ever bash a handicapper for a losing pick, but I am also not the type of person that would ever buy a pick touted as a Triple Dime Moster TOP PLAY. Tony, when you use that type of marketing, you are attracting the type of player that will bash you when you send him a losing pick. With your very own marketing tactics, you have chosen (willingly, or not) to do business with the very type of individual that will be swayed by Triple Dime Monster TOP PLAY advertising and who will come on here and go crazy when the pick you send them gets crushed.
It's a double edged sword.....you want people to be attracted to your marketing schemes, but you want those very same people to be intelligent enough to realize this is a war, not a battle, and to refrain from bashing you when you send them an occassional loser. Not going to happen Tony, not in a million years.
Look around the forum, the handicappers that get the most outrageous bashing are usually the ones that make the most outrageous boasts about their records, etc....The handicappers that stay under the radar and somewhat blandly go about their business are usually the guys that avoid all of the nonsense that accompanies a losing weekend.
In my humble opinion, walking away from the forum for the next 4 weeks is a mistake. I'm guessing this is your busiest time of the year. Take 4 weeks off in February when the season is over and you can really decompress. For now, answer the bashers with dignity and grace. They bought into your marketing about a Game of The Year, they sent you some money, and one of the things they get to do is come on here and spout off when they lose. Is that really a big deal?
By answering these clowns with dignity and grace you accomplish two things.....1) It lets them know you appreciate their business and 2) It lets the rest of us know that you are a true professional that can't be swayed or deterred by the occassional rantings of a bunch of nimrods.
I also see a disturbing trend that many handicappers seem to use as a shield. Here goes.......If you want to offer something for free, then don't continually act as though we should somehow be in your debt or hold you to a different standard because you give out so much free information. There, I said it.
It's a very disturbing trend. "I give out picks for free so please look at me differently". Tony, you did that very thing in your post. You described yourself as a guy that put in countless hours of free content over the past 4-5 years and then somehow used that to describe how that should place you above the nonsense. I think I can understand your position, but don't see how one directy effects the other.
Are there people pressuring you for free information? If you are using free information to draw in more customers, then that seems to be a tactic you choose to employ. If you are not comfortable giving out free picks, then maybe it's time to revisit your business model.
Tony, if you swim in the kiddie pool you are going to get pissed on from time to time. If you market to the nimrods and dipsticks, you are going to get bashed by a bunch of idiots when you lose. Plain and simple.
The best revenge is living well.
Best wishes for continued success -