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01 April 2009


LGN TO SHUT DOWN
Anon. commenters vindicated

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
4/01/2009 02:00:00 AM

Bowing to pressure from an increasingly powerful gallery of anonymous commenters, the popular Villanova basketball blog Let's Go Nova will shut down immediately, according to the site's publisher.

Though it would seem unusual to shutter the blog in the middle of a Villanova Final Four run, with site traffic setting new records every day, blog owner Pete @ LetsGoNova.com cited the sheer eloquence of the anonymous commenters' arguments as the decisive factor.

"I've had a good run these past three years," said Pete, "but the last few weeks have really shown me the light. I had no idea just how dangerously unqualified I was to run an Internet blog -- which is, after all, serious business -- until it was patiently and logically explained to me in the comment section."

The move to close down the site comes amidst several swirling controversies, the most serious an ongoing maelstrom of discussion as to the fictional choice between current Villanova head coach Jay Wright and former Villanova coach Steve Lappas.

"I thought people would be more interested in talking about the amazing string of victories Villanova has put together in the NCAA tournament, but I gravely miscalculated," said Pete.

"I see now that my flippant remark two weeks ago about not minding a hypothetical and impossible Lappas return is much more newsworthy and relevant to Villanova fans than even winning the national championship," admitted Pete.

Dubbed "RePete" by his many detractors, Pete said that closing the blog will give him time to accomplish many of the things in life he's only now realized he'd been lacking.

According to various anonymous commenters, Pete has never played organized basketball, doesn't know anything about basketball, has never even seen a basketball, and, most disturbingly, has never experienced the sweet caress of a woman's touch.

"These are all things I would like to try one day, God willing," admitted a remorseful yet cautiously hopeful Pete.

"I want to thank the anonymous commenters for showing me the folly of my ways," he said.

Shortly after closing the site, Pete posted a tearful goodbye video to thank his few supporters during the course of the publishing the blog.

Speaking on behalf of anonymous commenters across the site, an anonymous spokesman offered a prepared statement in reaction to the news:

U SUCK PETE. U SUCK. MY DOG KNOWS BETTER BASKETBALL THEN THIS SITE. LOL. LET'S MEET IN DETROIT I WILL FIGHT U AT HALFTIME.


The anonymous spokesman then exited the site to read the latest Bill Simmons column, steadfastly refusing to click on any advertisements on his way out of the now-defunct Let's Go Nova home page.



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24 Comments:

At 2:05 AM, April 01, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Thanks for the memories!!

 
At 2:42 AM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK U U FUCKING HOMO MY DOG KNOWS MORE THAN U

FUCK THE ANONSSSS!!!!

 
At 6:02 AM, April 01, 2009, Blogger The Voice said...

april fools. got it. but if you are serious, get your fill of nova nation updates and dick jokes at
www.novafacts.blogspot.com

 
At 8:03 AM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You had me for a moment...we need you Pete!

 
At 9:20 AM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous MainLiner said...

Funny April Fool's Joke Pete. You almost had me there

 
At 12:40 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I wish this wasn't an April Fools joke...

 
At 1:29 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I wish you weren't an idiot

 
At 2:50 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Sean Don said...

I got Rick Roll'd again...

 
At 2:57 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was an emergency press conference held at VU today and Jay Wright announced his resignation. He cited that his inability to live up to the x and o standards of Pate at Lets(Not)GoNova(if it means acknowldeging that Jay is an elite coach)was his deciding reason

Amazing, just like a world class blogger and basketball expert at LGN.com responded to outside pressures Jay finlly admitted he was in way
over his head

 
At 3:27 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hate pete

 
At 5:08 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous randyfoyeismyboy said...

terrible joke, waste of a post when u could be posting shit during the FINAL 4 WEEK!

 
At 5:53 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

please please please say this is true... you know absolutely nothing about villanvoa basketball... you are a terrible fan... please say this is real and that you will never post again!!!! best thing to happen to villanova this season!....

 
At 6:35 PM, April 01, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Ha ha wow, I think the best thing to happen to Villanova this season was making the final 4 -- apparently you disagree?

 
At 7:50 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous pete fathered my child said...

pete great post, made me laugh. i think it maintains LGN as a site for thinking fans, especially after the anons made villanovans look like mental midgets.

 
At 9:17 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Reasonable Sensibilities said...

Dear whoever posted comment #9:
I hope that you can find the time between evaporations of childhood dreams to respond to these direct questions: (1) Do you think that your comment was funny? (You must have, otherwise you wouldnt have posted it. You don't have to respond to this question.) (2) Are you always that embarrassingly unfunny? Follow up: is that a source of shame for you? (3) When you try to make jokes in your actual life (not your AWESOME internet commenter life), how frequently do people physically cringe? (4) Are you a grown-up adult? I'm asking seriously: if you are older than 6, you should sit down with yourself for a serious self- examination (not the sort I'm certain you're used to). If you are younger than 6, you're still a bit behind the curve. And finally, (5) for the record, how stupid does someone have to be to not realize that Pete's post was ridiculing the exact sort of person that makes THE EXACT SORT OF COMMENT that you made in response to his post. A response on a 1-5 scale will be sufficient.

Warmest regards,
Normal People

 
At 9:21 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

#15, That post wasn't very normal either.

 
At 11:44 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No 15

Does your closure of warmest regards refer to how you handle exactly the acerbic and sardonic counterpoint to Pete's absurd post ? or should I continue to ask, as you do to questions without any real desire to have them answered ? you would be at any age an idiot ?

 
At 11:54 PM, April 01, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete's No 13

I really think you meant to say that VU being in the Final Four would be so much better if the coach was not Jay Wright.. a few weeks back you said that if he continues to blow games late and loose players to transfer someone at VU may have to think about asking him toleave

Nothing else, no one else us is at issue on Pete's Blog but Pete and his assine, insipid and flawed conclusions and comments, not even those who try to reduce the discussions to issues of age that have no bearing on whether the resonding commentor of no 15 or Pete have any intelligence

 
At 12:15 AM, April 02, 2009, Anonymous strunk and white said...

i always try to read the anons replies with hope that i'll learn something. i'm giving up. i don't even think it is the content of the post that bothers me, it is the poor grammar and spelling.

 
At 12:36 AM, April 02, 2009, Blogger Pete said...

17 and 18,

Serious question: Is English your second language? If so, you need to take a refresher course.

If not... [shudder]

 
At 1:02 AM, April 02, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm giving up. i don't even think it is the content of the post that bothers me, it is the poor grammar and spelling.


Lets see no. 19's 'i'm giving up' or 'i don't think' is not supposed to be I'am giving up or I do not think .. no one seems to want to deal with content .... protestations of age, lack of grammar, lack of humor are to mask the fact that Pete is an idiot ?? Flawed as he is, Jay has done a bette job then, um, Pete

 
At 2:04 AM, April 02, 2009, Blogger Pete said...

21,

That was the comment of the year.

 
At 2:28 PM, April 02, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To say let's forget about your comment about wanting Lappas back and focus on celebrating the Final Four is like George W. Bush saying let's forget about the fact that he never found Bin Laden and focus on how he captured Saddam.

 
At 3:14 PM, April 02, 2009, Blogger Pete said...

23,

I never said I wanted Lappas back. You should work on reading.

 

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