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49ers’ Anthony Davis creates new hashtag: #StopCohn

These guys aren’t fighting the same fight, but they’re definitely battling each other.

Grant Cohn’s weapon: blog posts

Cohn walked up to a certain San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman on the practice field today to see why the latter was so upset yesterday. They had a little chat, and Cohn recounted their discussion here:

SANTA CLARA – I followed up with Anthony Davis this morning and here’s what happened. As you recall he objected to a blog I wrote yesterday and tweeted about it.

While I was watching the Rookie mini camp on Friday, Davis sat next to the field with his good pal Mike Iupati to watch the action.

Davis and I made eye contact, so I walked over to him with a smile and said, “Anthony, you’re not mad at me.”

He did not smile. He looked at me with a sour expression. Iupati got up and walked away.

“Your article was garbage,” Davis said to me.

“Why do you feel that way?” I asked.

“You made everything up.” He responded.

“No I didn’t. I was watching closely. What did I make up?”

“I didn’t squeal like a child. I raised my arms and yelled ‘touchdown.’”

“It sounded like a squeal to me. And what’s so bad about squealing?” I asked. “Squealing signifies pure joy.”

“You made it seem like we’re on a playground,” said Davis. “We’re men at work.”

“I’m sorry you feel that way. I didn’t mean to challenge your manhood.”

At this point the P.R. staff said I wasn’t allowed to talk to players on the field, so I walked away.

I appreciate Davis’ feedback. I feel I’ve opened a line of communication with him. I’m excited to see where it goes.

Cohn seemed to believe he left things on a positive note. That feeling was not mutual.

Anthony Davis’ weapon: Twitter

This afternoon, Davis spent over an hour firing off a barrage of tweets and retweets against the Cohns. Almost all of these tweets have since been deleted, just like when Davis went off on the Press Democrat writer yesterday.

These first two tweets started it all:

Then came the hashtag (this is the only tweet that’s still up):

Davis was on such a roll, he even retweeted himself:

Davis also retweeted several who were sympathetic to his cause, including these and many, many others:

The insults kept coming:

Lil G, the based Cohn?

Not sure if someone asked Davis why he kept hammering Cohn, but he also had this to say:

Then Davis added a photo (draw your own conclusions):

I’m pretty sure this next tweet came from so many people mentioning Grant’s father to Davis in hopes of getting retweeted:

And that last remark may have been the one that woke up Papa Cohn (nice emoticon usage by Davis here):

Even though Davis deleted almost all of his Cohn-related tweets and retweets from Friday afternoon, this is (probably) far from over. Lowell Cohn already wrote a sarcastic blog post on Friday morning about yesterday’s incident, joking about how he’s going to punish his son:

FYI, as a penalty for upsetting Davis, Grant must do all the dishes at home for two weeks and I’ve taken away his car keys.

At least we can rest easy knowing Lowell won’t be placing Grant on restriction, although having your wheels taken away is pretty much the same thing. Luckily for me, my car keys are always safe because I finished paying off my Accord a year ago and my wife doesn’t know how to drive a car with a manual transmission. But I already do most of the dishes at Casa de BASG, even though I’ve never upset Davis or anyone else on the 49ers. If Grant doesn’t have to do any dishes at home he’s got a pretty sweet deal going. I wonder if I can renegotiate my contract.

One might argue that Lowell should’ve let his son fight his own battles, but there was no way that was going to happen. And the line about “dishes” and “car keys” was a nice way for Lowell to insert himself into this story and show everyone who has Grant’s back. Since Lowell’s in a protective mood, it’ll be fun to see how he responds after following Davis’ Twitter timeline this afternoon. We’ll probably find out on Saturday morning.

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ts
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Hey BASG– curious what you think about the matter. I’m sure you’ve been similar positions, figuring out that right balance between opinion and reporting. Where do you stand on this one? This isn’t criticism, but It’s unclear from your last two posts. Curious what you think.

RoneFace
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I think the problem, ts, is that Grant presented his opinion as fact. When you’re not strictly a beat writer you can have an opinion but it’s important to differentiate between what’s your opinion and what’s a provable fact, and that’s where Grant failed pretty miserably in addition to a general writing skill and style that would generously be described as “average.”

Dylan
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Dylan

The blog post in question was also written in a way that was almost sure to offend Ted Ginn Jr., Crabtree, and Davis. Grant basically insulted those guys. Sure, he can just say that it was based on observations he made, but it’s not like he’s a venerated or respected journalist. He’s still a little more on the hacky side.

darrel
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darrel

Daddy and Son hate the Niners. Send them to the Raiders. They deserve each other.

Paperback Writer
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Paperback Writer

No comment here, this stuff is all BULLSH*T!

darrel
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darrel

Lowell Cohn likes to stir things up. As for Grant.His daddy has to come to his rescue is. Neither is on niner nation now i can ignore them. Do i sound like i dislike them. YES I DO. Both Matt’s are better.

Jarrod Staton
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Jarrod Staton

That might explain a little about Harbaugh snapping at Lowell in his press meeting afterwards. Lowell: Why is A.J here, he has to finish classes to graduate. Harbaugh: He will be here, and he will be back on Monday. He already graduated, get your facts straight Lowell. Cohn didn’t ask another question for the rest of the presser. I thought it seemed a little harsh, but it may have stemmed from Harbaugh sticking up for his player.

RoneFace
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I think that goes back to the whole “pinky” line of questioning that Lowell chose to go with during the playoffs (I can’t remember exactly which week). I’m not saying that Harbaugh reads Lowell or Grant Cohn’s stuff, but I’d be surprised if he is not aware of the fact that Lowell has repeatedly said Harbaugh is a bully that needs media training and the fact that both Cohns also panned the Jenkins pick (that one he might not know about). I promise you, if Jenkins had skipped the OTA to walk Lowell would say “they spent a 1st round… Read more »
Dylan
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Dylan

GC’s got some work to do. He should know Anthony Davis wouldn’t take kindly to the way Grant wrote about him. If Grant wants to have the sort of access that allows him to offer worthwhile insights, he has to treat his subjects with a certain amount of respect. I don’t think he needs to pander to the egos of these guys, he just needs to earn their respect. Seems like he’s a long way off at this point. I never loved Lowell’s writing voice, but he’s a very competent writer, at least.

Lenny
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Lenny

Grant’s just following in dad’s footsteps with his attempt to write in a fashion that transcends simply reporting. Basically, they want to write articles that anybody can read and enjoy, regardless of whether the content actually appeals to them.

Unfortunately, he’s also following daddy’s footsteps in how he takes this overly negative attitude to everything he writes.

But, Anthony Davis should also realize that he’s a much bigger deal than one beat reporter, and as such probably shouldn’t go on a petty tirade because he didn’t like a few articles.

Meg Marlin
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Meg Marlin

Still snickering at Davis retweeting himself. Hilarious.

Stan
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Stan

I heard it made national news. Grant doesn’t tweet does he?
The 49ers already are drawing lines in the sand. Just as the Raiders stopped carrying Al’s grudges…the H-man looks to be picking that flag up and running with it.

Stan
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Stan

oop.he tweets. Just rarely.

Stan
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Stan

Hmmm,that would be a great nickname for the 49er offense or the 49ers version of the Hail Mary- The H-Bomb.

darrel
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darrel

Grant dosen’t tweet and his employer hardly ever send him to road game. I guess that tells you about him and his employer.

Gooselosgatos
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Gooselosgatos

I admit I liked the initial column.

However, Grant is being totally unprofessional by engaging Davis in that manner and Davis is dumb for being bated like that.

Stan
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Stan

OMG!!!…your using a stick to get around S.F?..I once burned out a clutch on the worlds crookedest street. Only I didn’t say omg..I was SOB’ing and worse …The new auto trannies are just as good as a stick..with sometimes better mpg. and some have 6 speeds .Why bother with a clutch pedal and all that?

Dangelo
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Dangelo

Hard to establish cred with 300lbs football players when you’re still living at home with mommy and daddy Wonder if he has curfew..

Stan
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Stan

Alex Trebeck STILL lives with his mother.

Stan
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Stan

..and why I guess that hooker took him for a ride at the Fairmont..hee.

FormerKNBRemployee
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FormerKNBRemployee

Lowell and Grant are both pretty lousy writers and reporters. Lowell asks incredibly immature questions at 49ers press conference- and people that have actual questions can’t get a word in with that blowhard and his son sitting in the first row.

They should just stop.

Linda Cohn is the ONLY Cohn that matters IMO.

Stan
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Stan

There’s been more anti Cohn tweets from Davis.
I think he has some Mel Gibson in him….

Rich
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Rich

Oh, thanks BASG! This is comedy gold!

Who (besides Stan) actually enjoys the journalistic stylings of the Cohn & Son? I’m with Anthony Davis on this one for sure!

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