MMA page has become bad.
Please hire Jim Genia to either supplement or replace Maggie Hendricks. At one time, Cagewriter had mediocre content and a good comments section. Maggie's presence drove away the good comments. It was probably not 100% her fault, as there's a strong misogynist presence in the MMA comments. But she is a writer who gives the impression that she doesn't know about or care about MMA, which is a large part of it too. I really believe Maggie has destroyed the decent comments to the Cagewriter blogs. Since the content itself was not notable, the comments were the reason to read. I used to check into the MMA blog all the time. Now, there are days I don't read, and my disinterest will only grow. You (yahoo) seem not to care much about MMA, but unless Jim Genia is asking for far more money than Maggie, you can cheaply revitalize a dying part of your sports coverage. Just my 2 cents.
As both a college graduate with an English degree and a fan of MMA, I must say that I am insulted that Yahoo has kept Maggie Hendricks gainfully employed as a “writer” in your MMA section. The ridiculous amount of factual and grammatical errors found in her articles is a negative reflection of Yahoo’s commitment to quality writing. The quality of work that a writer provides usually indicates how much he/she values the reader. In the case of Ms. Hendricks, it has become all too clear that we are not valued enough. Simply put, we deserve better.
I'm not sure what her 'forte' is when it comes to sports coverage, she might be really knowledgeable in some other subject; but her lazy, casual, poorly written, poorly researched, and poorly thought out articles are insulting to at least one fan of the sport. She interjects her own personal beliefs and opinions rather than reporting the facts of a story which isn't the job of a writer posting stories on a sports NEWS page. By very substance it diminishes everything that is noteworthy about a subject that has been growing and continues to grow to near mainstream status every year. She is insulting not only to the fans but also Yahoo if your intention is to be taken seriously by people who get their news from an internet source.
Fire Maggie Hendricks and Chris Chase
This woman provides no insight into MMA, which is her primary blog, or football, which is her secondary blog function. She only ever seems to write about what people are wearing, who they're dating, and posting rants about homosexuals and transgendered people. If that's what she wants to write about, that's fine, but give her a blog in the OMG section and hire someone that knows about MMA and wants to write about it. David King, who writes Contributer pieces quite often, would make an excellent first choice.
For the record, I am not David King.
Get some real MMA reporters. Dave Doyle is a burst of fresh air. Tell the others to stop trying to make it TMZ or CNN (same thing anymore). Also, FIRE Maggie Hendricks!!!
I am offering my services as a copy editor/proofreader for Yahoo! Sports. Your articles are littered with errors, which I could easily fix.
Here's an example:
First error: " Machida's height, reach, and long torso is going to make it very hard for Hendo to impose his will." (Since the subject is plural, the verb should be "are."
Second error: "I think Koscheck to beat Lawler." (The writer probably meant "pick," not "think."
Have some dignity, Yahoo.
I'll keep complaining to you people at yahoo that Maggie Hendricks needs to be replaced. Get off your lazy ***** and do something about it.
Maggie Hendricks needs help!! She is just awful as an mma blogger. Please get someone else to write for cagewriter. How many people have to complain about her before yahoo does something?
Yahoo needs to hire someone else to write for the cagewriter blog section under yahoo's MMA page. Maggie Hendricks doesn't have any passion for the sport she covers. I truly enjoy reading most of my sporting news under the yahoo sports section but since Maggie Hendricks has taken over cagewriter everything has gone down hill. A blog which used to get an average of 50 comments per story is now down to about 10. That in itself should be cause for concern. Please heed the opinions of your readers on there and hire someone different who actually cares about the sport they cover. It's unfortunate how far that section has fallen since Steve Cofield left. Not that he was much better but there was at least an abundance of blogs written other than maybe the five blogs a week that she writes. Yahoo, do something!!!!
She copies all of her "blogs". Today, she plagiarized from UFC.com and gave no credit to website.
Please remove her.
Maggie may be the greatest brain dead blogger on Yahoo, her football analysis is terrible but her MMA blogs are plain pathetic - i don't think she understands we don't care about a fighters apparel or favorite color - please let her follow chris chase
Awful. An embarassment to any "blogger" or writer.
Yahoo, please do not post any more "Yahoo Contributor" articles. They are awful and offer little to no insight on anything. It's bad enough to have to sort through bad grammar, typos, and such with your staffed writers in the Sports Section. I promise that it is okay with readers to NOT post news if there isn't any. I'm sure there's something going on in other sports/world news that we all will click on to read.
Oh, and Maggie Hendricks is terrible. Just plain terrible. Please please please have her stay out of MMA and writing altogether. I know that I can write better articles than she can. And that's not even bragging; I think my 5 year old niece could as well.
Fire Maggie Hendricks. She's not a columnist, she's a message board troll that you give a whole page to. I will not read anything that has her name by it again.
Gathering feedback for over 8 months... still waiting for 1 person to even remotely support Maggie's trash.
Great job, Feedback crew.
Matt Manganiello commented
Maggie Hendricks's recent video post of a Muay Thai "fight" featuring a young child being assaulted is one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen. It has absolutely no business on an MMA site, and the fact that she attempted to put a positive spin on such an obscene piece of footage is all the more obscene. If Yahoo keeps a person like this on their payroll after something like this, it proves that Yahoo simply doesn't care about the overall quality and integrity of their product
she dosent belong in mmz blogs, she clearly knows nothing about mma, and i get the feeling she dosent even like it, she would do better somewhere else, maybe a blog like tmz or something
The Cagewriter post today with the video of child muay-thai fighting was an all-time low for this blog. The video has since been pulled from you-tube, and for good reason. I cannot see a reason for yahoo to keep Maggie Hendricks on the payroll at all.
Jake Hutchison commented
Every. Single. "Article." is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. This is on top of sloppy re-hashings (usually at least a day or two later) of "breaking" news stories. It's not a sexist thing, it's a Maggie-is-an-awful-writer-and-needs-the-*******-boot thing. Her "blogs" literally make me say "what in the **** is this?" during reads. Please handle this!
What will be plagiarized today?
Well, based on the **** the publish on the MMA page, I can only imagine what they "do" behind the scenes at Yahoo. But hey, if they want to take credit for what Maggie Hendricks puts on their website, by all means...
MMA Fan commented
Quit Gathering Feedback and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE get rid of Maggie. By all means, look at any posting on mmafighting.com or Bloody Elbow and you'll see a massive difference in the quality and integrity of the work that is presented to the public. You should be ashamed, Yahoo.
fire her already! this garbage she writes everyday has gone on too long, for gods sake yahoo, she does not belong on your mma page
This lady has written nothing but drivel and shows no signs of correcting it. She is getting worse as if to say to the audience that reads it. FU, I am going nowhere and you better like it. Well here is my stand Maggie. FU back and
FIRE MAGGIE HENDRICS
please fire maggie hendricks, she is completely wrong for what she does,
shes is the worst !!!!!!!!!! everyone hates aswell wtf is yahoo thinking? I never have ever took the time to try and get somebody fired prior to her. I google fire magg and it comes up right away. somebody do somthin
She is horrible at both, please replace her with someone, anyone with decent knowledge of what they are writing about.
I fully support the removal of Hendricks. Her biased and unwarranted opinions attempt to turn columns about MMA into forums for the promotion of her personal opinions regarding the place of homesexuals in society. Her opinion on the Fallon Fox issue is not only poorly articulated, biased and altogether inapproprate considering the lack of medical research and controversy surrounding the issue, but is also clearly marked with the very same bias and "hatred" that she accuses Mitrione himself of demonstrating. Remove her at once, as readers of her articles are almost unanimous in their dislike for her contributions.
I agree - Yahoo please do us all a HUGE favor and let Maggie Hendricks do some sort of TMZ blog (which i'll never read) - she has no place in an MMA / sports section and has the writing skills of a 5th grader
Maggie's blog is a disaster. It's the herpes sore of Yahoo.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HIRE RICH! YAHOO IS MISSING AN EDITOR!
Seriously though, fire your sports editor. EVERY sports "blog" I read is filled with inaccuracies, spelling mistakes, and grammar mistakes.
She is the worst of the bad Yahoo "writers" (bloggers).
Please get a REAL writer and a competent editor. Every Yahoo! blog I read, there is at least 1 mistake that the comment section is calling out. I'm going to single out Maggie because her MMA stuff is just plain awful. Please get a real MMA person to give us news and insight about the sport, not somebody who will give us a half-@ssed article about a fighters wardrobe.