Steve Smith Gave Last Night's Officials A Two Star 'Yelp!' Rating And He's What's Wrong 'Yelp!' Reviews
BSO- If this was one of Steve Smith’s final games on Monday Night Football, he’ll carry a lasting impression of officiating from the ballgame.
Smith won’t be recommending that officiating crew from Monday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals to anybody.
In fact, when asked about the referees after the tightly contested loss, the Baltimore Ravens wide receiversaid he’d give the group “two stars” on his Yelp account.
The same reason I love Steve Smith Sr. the football player is the very same reason I hate Steve Smith Sr. the 'Yelp!' reviewer. He's emotional. He's overly aggressive. He's got a proclivity for taking things too far. Those are great attributes if you are trying to catch touchdowns, talk shit, and captivate fans, but they are far less admirable when you could potentially affect someone's choice in entertainment establishment. Boohoo, Steve Smith gave the refs two stars because he didn't have the world's greatest experience with them. Well, I didn't watch the game closely enough to rate their performance on a 5-star scale, but the lack of controversy surrounding it today leads me to believe that they did much better than a below average job. That's why I am inclined to think that Steve Smith Sr. is compromising the validity of the ratings system with his biased opinion of the refs on Monday Night Football.
You know the 'Yelp!' equivalent of Steve Smith Sr. He's the person that skews the whole rating by giving a restaurant 1-star when they forget to include extra sauce in his to-go bag. He's the type of person that writes two paragraphs slandering a Mexican joint for not refilling his tortilla chips in a timely fashion. He's the person that rates the whole place based on the one experience he had with one slow server. Guess what? People don't care that your appetizer came out the same time as your entree. They want to know if the food is good. They want to know if the atmosphere is welcoming. Chances are by the time they try the place out the under-qualified teenager that mangled your order will have been fired already. Steve Smith complaining about refs that didn't specifically give him calls is the same as the girl that claims a place is the "worst restaurant ever" because there wasn't enough salt on her margarita. Maybe you don't need to be so salty Steve, because it's people like you that are jeopardizing the integrity of the ratings system. It's people like you that are the reason why it has become impossible to put faith in the frivolous opinions of strangers. Set a better example for one time in your life Steve Smith. I don't care about referees, but the satisfaction of my taste buds depends on it.