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Re: The couch thread

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:44 pm

Greg's brain when contemplating a response to criticism:
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Re: The couch thread

Post by newguy » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:46 pm

Bram wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Re-reading Glassman's response is even more disappointing after finishing Alyssa's long letter.

It's not a lot to offer some measure of empathy. He went the TOTAL WAR route. I suspect Bikram levels of fallout will result.
Par for the course for the Glass Man. He has epic showdowns with anyone who he perceived cross him. The man does not have a subtle or compromise or take the high road gene in his entire body.

Remember what he did to josh hillis?

I'm pretty sure shaf had some epic battles with him in the day. Dan John.....everyone.

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Re: The couch thread

Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:06 pm

newguy wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:46 pm
Bram wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Re-reading Glassman's response is even more disappointing after finishing Alyssa's long letter.

It's not a lot to offer some measure of empathy. He went the TOTAL WAR route. I suspect Bikram levels of fallout will result.
Par for the course for the Glass Man. He has epic showdowns with anyone who he perceived cross him. The man does not have a subtle or compromise or take the high road gene in his entire body.

Remember what he did to josh hillis?

I'm pretty sure shaf had some epic battles with him in the day. Dan John.....everyone.
I remember on the DD forum Tyler Haas of Power Ring fame was on there DEFENDING @Fit and Glassman, and made a comment about Glassman's "Gangster Limp" and Glassman went nuclear on Tyler.
I would have told that asshole to go die in a house fire.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:20 pm

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Re: The couch thread

Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:25 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
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No, that was Josh:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5075&sid=9873dff78f ... 25#p378013
Damn, I could have sworn that was Tyler that got Glassman'ed on the limp comment. :Hangman:
I would say that Glassman and Orange Julius in the White House have about the same level of personality disorder.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Fat Cat » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:40 pm

Alfred_E._Neuman wrote:
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How much $$$ does this cost ya reckon?
Into the millions, bare minimum. Maybe tens of millions.
I'm pretty sure @Fit was on the down slope anyway, but this will ensure a fast circling of the drain. NOBODY will want to be associated with anything even remotely construed as racist now.
I do. I would like to be the CEO of a resurgent and acidic racism that embraces all aspects of life from cradle to grave.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by big_t2100 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:59 pm

Well, it looks like "Nice Hole" has left...

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Re: The couch thread

Post by Bram » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:34 am

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:20 pm
No, that was Josh:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5075&sid=9873dff78f ... 25#p378013
Wow, I remember reading that years ago, but that exchange has aged poorly. And lol at your picture of his thinking process Stephen
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:41 am

No shit has officially hit the fan until Castro calls it quits. When that guy jumps ship, it's game over, man.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by JimZipCode » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:22 am

It's made the Wash Post sports page!


Reebok, gyms cut ties with CrossFit amid consumer demands for corporate action against racism
Corporate America is trying to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, but businesses are under pressure to do more.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2 ... rop-brand/
Within 48 hours of Glassman’s comment Saturday night, several gyms disassociated themselves from the CrossFit brand, the athletic apparel company Reebok ended its corporate sponsorship and Rogue Fitness, a supplier of equipment, said it would remove the company logo from a 2020 event.

Granted, there's not a lot else going on sports-wise. But that's part of the problem, too little "news" to pull the spotlight away.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Turdacious » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:36 am

JimZipCode wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:22 am
It's made the Wash Post sports page!


Reebok, gyms cut ties with CrossFit amid consumer demands for corporate action against racism
Corporate America is trying to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, but businesses are under pressure to do more.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2 ... rop-brand/
Within 48 hours of Glassman’s comment Saturday night, several gyms disassociated themselves from the CrossFit brand, the athletic apparel company Reebok ended its corporate sponsorship and Rogue Fitness, a supplier of equipment, said it would remove the company logo from a 2020 event.

Granted, there's not a lot else going on sports-wise. But that's part of the problem, too little "news" to pull the spotlight away.
I did a quick google search this morning for 'New Orleans,' expecting the news to be dominated by flooding from TS Cristobal-- I was surprised to see that @fit affiliates leaving teh good ship Bombay Sapphire being the second biggest news story.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by SubClaw » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:47 am

Alfred_E._Neuman wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:41 am
No shit has officially hit the fan until Castro calls it quits. When that guy jumps ship, it's game over, man.
Glassman's pockets are lined with enough Gs for him to give any fucks.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:26 pm

Can Crossfit, as a corporate entity, sue Glassman for loss of revenues?
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:34 am

God, so much worse. It's like Lauren got a Greg Glassman voodoo doll and just set it the fuck on fire.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ry ... orge-floyd
“Can you tell me why I should mourn for him? Other than that it’s the white thing to do — other than that, give me another reason,” he asked a Minneapolis gym owner who had questioned why the brand hadn’t posted a statement
Glassman speculated that the nightclub where both Floyd and his alleged killer, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, worked has “been under investigation by the FBI for over a decade for laundering money.”

“It's very interesting that George gets popped with counterfeits, and who comes but the head of security from the dance club? Watch: This thing's going to turn into first-degree murder,” he said. “That's what it's going to turn into. And it's going to be because I'm predicting this. We have friends in the FBI in your neighborhood, and they're of the view that this was first-degree murder and it was to silence him over the counterfeit money. That's the belief. That's what the cops think.”
During a lengthy discussion on the coronavirus, Glassman again shared more unfounded theories. “The Chinese let this virus get out of the laboratory, and that indeed did happen,” he said. (US intelligence officials have said they have not formally concluded whether the virus emerged from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.)
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:38 am

He's out.
https://www.crossfit.com/greg-glassman-retires

I can't help but think the senior leadership are hypocrites. Apart from the grandpa's-conspiracy-email-chain, this has all been pretty on brand for G.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Fat Cat » Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:51 am

WTF I love Greg Glassman now?
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Protobuilder » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:16 am

I say we invite Glassman here - this thread could be explained away.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Turdacious » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:04 am

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:38 am
He's out.
https://www.crossfit.com/greg-glassman-retires

I can't help but think the senior leadership are hypocrites. Apart from the grandpa's-conspiracy-email-chain, this has all been pretty on brand for G.
Hard to judge without knowing what his payday was. He may have planned this as a golden parachute.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:37 am

Protobuilder wrote:
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I say we invite Glassman here - this thread could be explained away.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by motherjuggs&speed » Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:49 am

I half hated GG until now. Now I hate some of you more. Way to pile on for political cover.

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Re: The couch thread

Post by syaigh » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:31 am

The funny thing will be that maybe all those who left, they always knew they didnt need cf to exist. And with Rogue offering to put on the games without cf, there is really no need to go back. They have been liberated.
Other than if you really like the taste of boots. Many will stay, many will join, but its not the cool secret club anymore where they could say they admired the Black Box folks, but being part of the cult was still worth it. Truth is, most gen pop doesn't care and/or thinks anything with a barbell is cf.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Sofa King » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:00 pm

Remember brothers, The Couch preached "virtuosity" when it came to @fit. He merely practiced what he preached.
He was always virtuous to being an unfiltered asshole.

This whole tempest brought back my memories of defending Dan John personally to Couch only for him to utter the infamous line:


"Dan John has no squat."

14 years ago? Sheeeit. :partyman:
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Re: The couch thread

Post by Hanglow Joe » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:19 pm

GG spewing absolute truths and logic to the masses. Going down in a blaze of glory. I love it.

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Re: The couch thread

Post by Turdacious » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:53 pm

syaigh wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:31 am
The funny thing will be that maybe all those who left, they always knew they didnt need cf to exist. And with Rogue offering to put on the games without cf, there is really no need to go back. They have been liberated.
Other than if you really like the taste of boots. Many will stay, many will join, but its not the cool secret club anymore where they could say they admired the Black Box folks, but being part of the cult was still worth it. Truth is, most gen pop doesn't care and/or thinks anything with a barbell is cf.
I’m wondering how many of those boxes will exist in three months either way. This shutdown can’t have been good to them, and a lot of the trainers might prefer to sit at home and collect their extra 600 in stimulus rather than work.
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Re: The couch thread

Post by DrDonkeyLove... » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:51 pm

If my math is correct, the couch saga has 35,025 posts and is still giving.
Whoever's going to write the unauthorized biography of Crossfit, will be mining this for sure.

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