Tuesday, November 10, 2009

well....i got a hate mail!

I have to say, that one is surprising.... he sure put me back at my place..... oh...and mark... i still havent won a ironman. I m even worst than you might have think.....

anyone else want to send me a hate mail???

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Mark Gingrich has left a new comment on your post "HTFU.....":

I think you are a complete douche bag Jonnyo. I think you're an idiot for posting what you did, feel extremely sorry that you felt the need to post something like this.

I could honestly care less what you think of me, my company, etc. Your post actually gave me a nice boost in web traffic. Please continue to shell out blasphemy...I love it!

Yes, we will meet soon. And yes, you will do and say absolutely nothing. You're a tiny little nobody that doesn't have anything else to do but complain and whine about things you cannot accomplish or something you think you created. You and Paulo created nothing. To say you did is a complete farce and I find it comical.

To be honest...you and the little wannabe's that were picked on in high school, have no social life, backbone, etc. will accomplish nothing and fade into oblivion having no impact on life or the sport in which you think you represent.

Best of luck. Here's to being a C level triathlete who's only accomplishment will be winning one Ironman which no real talent attended....lol.

How's that for hiding behind an anonymous tag. Fuck You! And for what it's worth bud... I'll say that too your face when I see you ;-)


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41 comments:

Mark Gingrich said...

LOL... Like I said, there's not one thing you can do to bother me my friend.

My target audience isn't anyone you talk to or reach. In fact, the more you talk about this, the more interest you'll feed to me.

Kiss Kiss... Maybe you can be my goat. I can use you for everything HTFU doesn't represent. LOL

Scott Curry said...

Mark,
Jonny is everybody's friend, and incredible spokesperson and ambassador representing the ideals of our sport. Surely, if you truly knew Jonathan, you wouldn't say such things of him. I hope this conflict passes as quickly as it erupted.

Paulo Sousa said...

It seems to me that Mr. Gingrich is just projecting his own actions on Jonathan.

I know for a fact that Mr. Gingrich has very strong opinions about myself. However, when standing next to me on several occasions at Ironman Arizona 2007, he chose to remain silent.

I will let you know the next time I am in the great state of Texas, Mr. Gingrich. We'll go for coffee.

Mark Gingrich said...

John. I suggest take down my address and phone numbers immediately. If you read the disclosure in my email, it reads as follows. If you fail to do so immediately, I will take legal action against you first thing tomorrow. While I have strictly stated any publication of a private email is prohibited in my email, I do not appreciate and nor will tolerate you publicizing private information that was not intended for anyone but yourself. Thank you again for your kind support.

"The information contained in this e-mail message may be privileged and is confidential information intended only for
the use of the recipient name above. If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible to
deliver it to the intended recipient, any use, distribution or copying of this communication is prohibited. If you have
received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by telephone and destroy the original message from your electronic files."

Mark Gingrich said...

Paulo,

I have never met you nor have I seen you. Next time you are standing next to me, please make sure you let me know who you are! Thanks again.

Mark Gingrich

Mark Gingrich said...

Scott,

I think you will find someone to takes an add out in their own blog to throw someone under a bus to be a very bad ambassador to any sport.

The thread your good friend John posted to slowtwitch was wrong and ill presented. I asked for the thread to be removed and told John I was disappointed with his actions and expected more from someone like himself.

It seems all Mr. John has done is show his true colors in his insult of both myself and the company.

Again, best of luck and the ball is in Mr. John's court to stop this conflict

Paulo Sousa said...

I seldom lose my time with people like you, Mr Gingrich.

I just took the time to consult with my lawyer, and not only the disclaimer you add to your email is worthless, the behavior you are exhibiting constitutes grounds for internet harassment. So I would suggest you stop now, unless you want the Canadian Embassy in DC to make a phone call to your local police department.

Mark Gingrich said...

Paulo,

I suggest you act now on your threat. You and Mr. John have started a public insult campaign towards both myself and my company. You my friend are in serious breach of both slander, and defamation of character.

If you would really like to seek legal action, I think that is a fine idea.

I will tell you exactly what I told John. I am an IT Architect. Half my clients are attorneys. It cost me absolutely nothing to file a lawsuit in both yours and Johns direction.

I will also give you the same advice I gave John. Turn around and walk away. You are playing in the wrong backyard my friend and do not have patience with people like yourself either.

I suggest you NOT make threats you know nothing about!

Mark Gingrich said...

Hey Paulo,

You have no balls what so ever. You talk shit on public message boards. Talk shit on blogs. But when someone actually confronts you like my phone call...you run and hide. Kind of like you did at Arizona. You're a big tough guy on the internet...lol.

You and John can insult and tear people apart, but have no backbone to face your target like a man.

You should learn how to invest in an answering machine. I guess coaching has proved to be a "not so very lucrative" career choice.

All the best...

Mg

Meredith said...

While you guys are calling lawyers and such, could someone please call Merriam-Webster and have them officially make the following change to their dictionary?

Main Entry: douchebag
Pronunciation: \ˈdüshbag
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from Italian doccia, from docciare to douche, from doccia water pipe, probably back-formation from doccione conduit, from Latin duction-, ductio means of conveying water, from ducere to lead — more at tow
Date: 1766

1. see Mark Gingrich. All other previous definitions usurped.

Anonymous said...

No wonder why Mr. Gingrich has such a stellar reputation in the multisport community.

Anonymous said...

ill be sure to keep writing HTFU on my gear when I earn it, rather than buying if form Mark GIngrich. He has missed the point and is completely out of line.

Sam said...

Hi was kicked out of Team Timex due to his douchbaggery.

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MM said...

Wow! I really don't understand why someone would follow a blog of a person they don't like. Some people are weird.

And the whole kiss kiss thing? That's really weird.

terrence said...

I find it funny that Gingrich doesn't even understand the disclosure on his e-mail that he is griping about. Jonnyo IS the intended recipient, so he is entirely entitled to distribute and copy it.

Paul McCall said...

Just send this thread and letter to his sponsors...

to the executives at those companies specifically.

Captain Canada said...

Ok, Mark you are a total douchebag. Jonnyo is a super nice guy and your business will suffer if you continue with this crap.

Your website will get zero business from me.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Gingrich.... H.T.F.U

Anonymous said...

The guy is an idiot, a savvy business man would have found positives to spin from jonnyos posting to aid his business, not entered into a childish junior high type fight

I am sure his girlfriend is happy with the way he described her...what a douche

Roo said...

I find it hilarious that in his first comment he said you can't do anything to bother him, but yet he commented at least 6 more times after that. Obviously, he's bothered.

Anonymous said...

Gingrich has a girlfriend? Too bad for her. I heard he's coming off a divorce...

Anonymous said...

'The disclaimers added to the end of emails are not legally binding, but it's always good practice to try and disclaim liability'.

Michael Chissick, Head of Internet law at Field Fisher Waterhouse (March 2000 Internet Magazine, 'All work and no play')

center said...

Mark -

Lawyers do not do anything for free. So lighten up Francis.

~ bryan

Anonymous said...

There is such a criminal code offence known as cyberstalking and or harassment in Canada. Just need to pop down to a local police department or crown attorney. The US and Canada tend to work together well on these kinds of things...

sedi said...

After this

Mark Gingrich said...
Hey Paulo,

You have no balls what so ever. You talk shit on public message boards. Talk shit on blogs. But when someone actually confronts you like my phone call...you run and hide. Kind of like you did at Arizona. You're a big tough guy on the internet...lol.

You and John can insult and tear people apart, but have no backbone to face your target like a man.

You should learn how to invest in an answering machine. I guess coaching has proved to be a "not so very lucrative" career choice.

All the best...

Mg


I have just one comment...you should feel very lucky for not being in Portugal!

Let us know if you ever drop by...

Trevor said...

How is it possible that Mark has any sponsors at all?? Not just his attitude, but you may want to glance at his 'resume'.
http://www.markgingrich.com/IM_Results.htm

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for Mark. He clearly is so ignorant and mean spirited that he can't even take a hit without claiming he is going to sue somebody. I don't know why he has any sponsors, with his crappy attitude and his resume of slowwwww half ironman times.

PT Performance Training said...

Keep on rocking Jonnyo!

Mark, perhaps you should use your time more wisely and spend it training rather than harassing one of the nicest and funniest athletes I have ever met.

Just a thought...

Aaron said...

Its funny. He sends you unwarranted emails that you did not ask for and then pretends to threaten legal threats. Last I checked the two of you live in different countries. He is a little kid who is crying because he though everyone was his friend and realized he had none.

Anonymous said...

I don't know whats funnier, the fact that this post has 30+ comments or that MG has a website showing he is as slow as me. At least I have two kids and a full time job, I'm kinda guessing he doesn't, cause if he did he wouldn't care about us up in the great white north

Anonymous said...

Mark,

It's sad that you think people care. Not all publicity is good publicity, and in this case you have made yourself out to be a complete douchebag. Triathlon does not need people like you involved in the sport, so why don't you go pick up a different past-time that you might be good at. Stop uttering childish threats.

Anonymous said...

I think one quick email to the good folks at Ceepo with a link to this blog will find him with one less "supporter".

Anonymous said...

jonnyo is a super nice guy, and doesnt deserve this..

i hope this is the end of mark gingrich...

Anonymous said...

Mark Gingrich is not even worth being the recipient of a Cleveland Steamer

Lauren said...

OMG! I got in some argument with Mark Gingrich a few years ago on ST over something about Longhorn and have never forgotten what an incredible asshole he was. But this takes the cake... I can't believe anyone with something at stake financially would have the audacity to send an email like that. Mark, you belong in the Hall of Fame right next to Finman.

Anonymous said...

Mark

Wow someone is in serious need of a hug! I think you are a lunatic and in need of serious help, hugs included! Mark you are ball less, and u have no class you schmuck !

Phil said...

Perhaps Mr. Mark needs to seek legal action against Chopper Reid as well?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EY7lYRneHc

Seriously though, I didn't think that douchebags came in XXXL sizing, until now.

Anonymous said...

Jonnyo:

Just one comment...a valuable lesson that my mom taught me when the neighbourhood bully had beat me up ...yet again (yep he was older than me and too much of a wimp to pick on boys so he picked on girls"

Mom said: "when you're kicked by a jackass...consider where it comes from"

I was 8 when she said that...almost 50 years later I still consider it one of the more important lesson Mom taught me!!

DamienC said...

Mark, make a trip down to South Africa some time, I'd LOVE to have a face-to-face chat with you. ;-)

I hope this does generate some serious traffic, so that people can go to your website, see what you look like, remember you, and show you, face-to-face, whether they think your comments are warranted.

And I won't even call you a "douchebag", it's an insult to a douchebag for you to be even remotely associated with it!