FanDuel - WFBC

April 25, 2012

Panthers President Too Important for Twitter Critic: After a New Jersey Devils fan told him on Twitter he was "making an ass of himself and the organization," Florida Panthers president Michael Yormark said this in response: "You have 70 followers. No one cares what you think." Now Devils fan Lauren Ashley Rufino has 1,900 followers and was given sweet suite tickets to Tuesday's playoff game between the teams.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:04 PM - 14 comments

"I have to say Im a little upset I have yet to receive an apology."

Don't be too upset. A Twitter apology carries about as much weight as a Twitter insult.

Which ranks slightly lower than a SpoFi "'nuff said" in my book

posted by tahoemoj at 02:08 PM on April 25

Right on, tahoemoj! Nuff motherfuckin' said!

posted by NoMich at 02:23 PM on April 25

Nuff ced!

posted by apoch at 04:32 PM on April 25

posted by yerfatma at 05:55 PM on April 25

Yormark joins my growing list of important people who should not be allowed on the Internet without a guardian.

posted by Joey Michaels at 07:30 PM on April 25

Was Yormark wrong? Does anyone really give a shit what 99.9% of people on Twitter say, especially some idiot who expects an apology after she started it?

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:06 PM on April 25

I'm upset at the number of people on the internet who haven't apologized to me yet as well, particularly professional sports franchise owners and senior management. These fuckers need to get on the ball, metaphorically speaking.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:26 AM on April 26

Dear The_Black_Hand,

I'm writing to you today to apologize if you were offended by anything I said or did. I deeply regret my words if they indeed caused you harm. Due to litigation that may or may not be pending now, in the near future, or the far distant past, I cannot get into more details but you should know that, at this time, I am not actually admitting to or accepting responsibility to the things you may or may not be able to prove I've said or done that caused you harm, but I do wish you didn't feel whatever emotions were or were not causing you distress.

Insincerely yours, apoch

posted by apoch at 06:59 AM on April 26

Was Yormark wrong? Does anyone really give a shit what 99.9% of people on Twitter say, especially some idiot who expects an apology after she started it?

If she's important enough to bother responding to, then apparently Yormark cares what she thinks. Twitter fight, pig, mud, likes it, yaddada yaddada.

posted by Etrigan at 07:21 AM on April 26

She had it coming ... and it was a mild response. I'm tired of the expected correctness; Mark Cuban would have gone nuclear.

Meanwhile, Mayor Cory Booker's waiting for his tickets. (when Hell freeze over!)

posted by jjzucal at 10:48 AM on April 26

Dear thin skinned twidiot, I'm sorry that you can't take a little interwebz tweak even though you feel entitled to give the same. Love, another twidiot.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:32 AM on April 26

Lauren & her dad are going to tonight's game in Sunrise as guests of Michael Yormark, joining him in his suite (as per her twitter update).

posted by tommytrump at 11:44 AM on April 26

Was Yormark wrong? Does anyone really give a shit what 99.9% of people on Twitter say, especially some idiot who expects an apology after she started it?

He's on there with an account reading his "@" replies and responding to people, so I'd say his shit is given.

In any case, they're viral Internet friends now so it's all good. I'm hoping these two kids get married.

posted by rcade at 11:51 AM on April 26

What if Lauren's dad is this guy?!?!

posted by tommytrump at 12:07 PM on April 26

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