Originally posted by kem99:Blocking the feed from PFT would be silly. First, its not like that is going to make PFT stop doing stories on the 49ers, Harbaugh, Baalke, Kap, etc. To the extent other media outlets, including the 49ers beat writers take those stories and run with them, you're going to see it here anyway. Do you really think if the PFT feed was blocked, the story about Cleveland and Harbaugh would not have made its way here one way or another? Of course, it would have, so your attempt to block PFT is futile.
Second, other writers besides Mike Florio do stories on the 49ers or that refer or relate to the 49ers. Those would be blocked unnecessarily too.
Third, the members of the Zone can always choose whether to click or not click on the stories coming from PFT. If you don't want to read the stuff coming from PFT, don't click on it. Problem solved.
Florio owns PFT. If I don't like how Wal-Mart does business I'm not going to keep shopping there just so the cashiers can have a job. How his stories make it to the 'Zone are irrelevant and have no bearing on this discussion at all. The goal isn't to silence him completely (as awesome as that would be), the point is to stop rewarding him monetarily for posting what's essentially flame bait.
Sure, people certainly have the option to not click PFT links. Still, I'd put forth that he shouldn't enjoy such easy (and free) access to the 49er fans here, which probably make up the largest 49er following on the internet.
Just my two.
[ Edited by baltien on Jun 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM ]