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The Dejan Kovacevic Celebrity Wank-Off

The Dejan thread blows my mind. The guy makes an idle comment in his column and people are treating it like his idle comments are better than other people's idle comments because maybe Dejan has the map to the holy grail.

I've never met Dejan and I bet he's probably a nice guy. And I read his writing and I like it. But I'm not going to thank him for showing up in the comments because I don't thank anyone else for showing up in the comments. And if you thank him and you don't thank other people then you're giving him special treatment.

Dejan explained his column and his explanation was that it's not based on any special insider knowledge, and yet fans continue to defend their elevated opinion of his comments because he might have special insider knowledge, even though Dejan himself has said that his speculation was based on no such thing. Fans are giving Dejan credit for things that he's telling you plainly that he isn't doing. This is what you call fan-splooge.

I've you've ever enjoyed any sort of celebrity yourself, you know what I mean. Once you're a celebrity, people start thanking you for showing up at their parties when they never thanked you before. People notice what you drink and find it suddenly fascinating, even though you drink the same old stuff you always drank before. In my life, I've been on both sides of fandom, and from experience I can tell you, it's pathetic both coming and going.

Have a little self-respect guys. Dejan isn't a magical wizard. Sometimes he writes good columns. Sometimes his columns are just so-so. Sometimes he has insider knowledge, and sometimes he's just speculating and theorizing like the rest of us. Unless everybody deserves a special thank you note for commenting on blogs, then Dejan doesn't deserve one. And when Dejan says he's just analyzing based on no insider knowledge, then you should believe him and treat his comments like any other comments.

I'm glad, you're all here. Thanks for being a part of the community.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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