Author Topic: Favorite K-State Writer of all time? - It's Jmart, leader of Rivals.com K-State  (Read 91895 times)

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what was it?

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I took it as the Life of Fitz podcast when he had Mangino on.

Also, new Life of Fitz interviews Matt Hall.
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what was it?
I took it as the Life of Fitz podcast when he had Mangino on.

Also, new Life of Fitz interviews Matt Hall.

Ummmm, uhhhh, WTF

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I took it as the Life of Fitz podcast when he had Mangino on.

Also, new Life of Fitz interviews Matt Hall.

Ummmm, uhhhh, WTF
Per the Life of Fitz episode guide (i was looking for the mangino episode when i saw this):

This edition of the Life of Fitz podcast features host Tim Fitzgerald calling his former employee, Matt Hall, who became a competitor in recent years. Fitz and Matt had a public falling out when GoPowercat left the Rivals.com Network to join 247Sports and Matt became part of the new Rivals team that competed against GPC. Their relationship soured and their feud became public, but in the spring of 2020 everything changed. As Matt explains, he reacted poorly to some medication and it led to what his doctor now believes was a manic episode. He was either fired or quit his job at K-State Online, the Rivals site, and his divorce from his boss was also public. He moved to Las Vegas and when an expected job didn't work out, he came back to Kansas and now lives in Newton, Kansas, to gather his life together after a divorce, career change and personal financial ruin. However, when Matt began to struggle emotionally, Fitz and Matt reconnected as he tried to sort through what he was experiencing. Now, a year later, his one-year restriction on talking about K-State sports has expired and he's become a member of GoPowercat.com. It's been quite a journey.
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The Mangino episode was pretty good, the Matt Hall one wasn't really revelatory at all, it was a bit of a therapy session for Matt. Fitz dropped a bomb that Matt "is with us now" but it turns out Matt is just a poster at GPC.

What I found interesting is that Fitz really almost graveled in apologizing to Mangino for apparently treating him poorly which I assume was talking bad about Mangino when he was coaching. However, when he spoke to Matt Hall he said "well if I did anything  to apologize for then I'm sorry." He tried to get Matt fired and tried to screw with his sources among other things.

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Matt’s story is absolutely heartbreaking.


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The human brain can be a monster
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Matt’s story is absolutely heartbreaking.


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And I don't think putting it all out there on a K-State fans podcast is healthy either.

But maybe he's ready for it. (I still haven't listened)

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The Matt Hall story is brutal.  Feel terrible for him. 


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Matt’s story is absolutely heartbreaking.


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And I don't think putting it all out there on a K-State fans podcast is healthy either.

But maybe he's ready for it. (I still haven't listened)

The two things he put out there that weren't out there over the summer is that he surmises that his manic episode may have been induced from meds he was prescribed for a shoulder injury. He also talked about how hard the fallout was for him, even people who don't know him who were being nice to him and asking him if he was okay retraumatized him because emphasized how public his episode was.

It seemed like a therapy session for him. Fitz didn't do much talking, Matt was pretty expressive and he cried quite a bit. Nothing wrong with that, of course. 

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Episode, singular?

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It sounded like he had a reaction to medication causing a manic episode.  And then to make matters worse, incorrectly diagnosed as bi-polar (by a doctor) and put on those meds, which caused even more problems.  Had a second opinion and they did a test for bi-polar, which he isn't (according to whatever test/observation they did).
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Untreated, an episode of mania can last anywhere from a few days to several months. Most commonly, symptoms continue for a few weeks to a few months. Depression may follow shortly after, or not appear for weeks or months.

Many people with bipolar I disorder experience long periods without symptoms in between episodes. A minority has rapid-cycling symptoms of mania and depression, in which they may have distinct periods of mania or depression four or more times within a year. People can also have mood episodes with "mixed features," in which manic and depressive symptoms occur simultaneously, or may alternate from one pole to the other within the same day.

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Kurtz needs to get out of KSU media work before he catches this disease too.

eff that nebraska rivals callahan guy still too.