Chris Arnold, Mavs Emcee and Radio Host, Completely Plagiarized a Tony Romo Article

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Mavs fans know Chris Arnold as the vaguely obnoxious guy who appears during timeouts and halftime to emcee some ridiculous half-court shooting contest so spectators' attention won't drift too far away from the court. Listeners to KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan know him as the host of GBag Nation, a midday sports talk show. Freelance football writer Scott Kacsmar knows him better as a plagiarist.

Over the summer, Kacsmar wrote a piece for Cold Hard Football Facts debunking the notion that Tony Romo and the Cowboys are "America's chokers." You can find a cached version of the piece here.

On Wednesday, three days after the Cowboys lost to the Denver Broncos with the help of Romo's last-minute interception, Arnold took to the CBS DFW website to tackle the same subject. His take is cached here.

The similarities are remarkable. Here are some examples Kacsmar highlights on his personal blog.

Arnold: Damned Tony Romo! Because he's the quarterback for America's Team, where Jerry Jones sets the bar at "Super Bowl or bust" every season. Romo is damned if he does or damned if he doesn't.

Kacsmar: Romo is the NFL's best modern-day example of "damned if he does, damned if he doesn't."

So Arnold and Kacsmar repeat the same cliche. Big deal. But there's more.

Arnold: Nothing short of a Super Bowl MVP season would make detractors realize Romo is a very good quarterback on a not so good team. The bottom line is Romo can never be a Super Bowl MVP without a better team around him. Period.

Kacsmar: Nothing short of a Super Bowl MVP season would make detractors realize this is a really good quarterback on a not so good team. The problem is Romo can never be a Super Bowl MVP without a better team around him.

Word for word. Now we're getting somewhere.

Arnold: We know Romo isn't a bus driver. He has thrown for over 300 yards a total of 41 times and has 51 games with a passer rating over 100.0 (minimum 15 attempts). His 7.94 yards per attempt is the seventh highest in NFL history. He's not conservative.

Kacsmar: We know Romo isn't a caretaker. He has thrown for 300 yards a total of 40 times and has 48 games with a passer rating over 100.0 (minimum 15 attempts). His 7.94 yards per attempt is the seventh highest in NFL history.

Arnold: Romo has seven straight seasons with a passer rating of at least 90.0 (minimum 200 attempts). Only Steve Young (1991-98) and Peyton Manning (2003-10) have ever done that. Romo's 95.6 passer rating is fifth all time.

Kacsmar: Romo has seven straight seasons with a passer rating of at least 90.0 (minimum 200 attempts). Only Steve Young (1991-98) and Peyton Manning (2003-10) have ever done that. Romo's 95.6 passer rating is fifth all time.

Arnold: Like clockwork, Romo had one of his worst moments when the Nielsen ratings were at their highest. His interception late in the fourth quarter with Dallas trailing 21-18 was a killer. All the hard work put in, all the successful drives wasted with one snap. And like that, Romo further securing his ridiculous national choker status.That's Romo's problem. He's good enough, often great even, to put Dallas in positions to do something, but it just seems like the errors come when everyone in the nation's watching.

Kacsmar: Like clockwork, Romo had one of his worst moments when the Nielsen ratings were at their highest. His interception late in the fourth quarter (against that same blitz Washington kept using) with Dallas trailing 21-18 was a killer.

All the hard work put in, all the successful drives were wasted with one snap. Romo just further secured his national choker status.

This continues to be Romo's problem. He's good enough, often great even, to put Dallas in these positions to do something, but it just seems like the errors come when everyone's watching.

And so on. Not only is it plagiarism, it's incredibly lazy plagiarism. For the most part, Arnold didn't even bother to monkey around with the phrasing, simply copying and pasting word for word.

CBS DFW has since pulled the article. On Twitter, Arnold has acknowledged cribbing from Kacsmar's work but is framing it as an innocent case of not giving proper attribution:

He's even extended an olive branch Kacsmar's way, inviting him onto his radio show "to give you your props." A nice gesture, though it would seem more genuine had Arnold not first extended his middle finger when Kacsmar's back was turned.

(h/t The Big Lead)

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72 comments
jrinarlington
jrinarlington

He is a likeable guy but sometimes does not come across as the most well spoken person, and this is a guy on the radio and mc'g Mavs games. So with that being said he probably dug around the net found something he could use and thought nobody would know the better. Should he be fired? Absolutely.  

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

Make you wonder .. Where is the Sickle Cell when we really need it ?

lzippitydoo
lzippitydoo

Sounds like slick Chris is trying to skate ove this one. Maybe all of his work needs to be looked at. His other recent article started with "I have a dream"!

Ashley192361984
Ashley192361984

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nammer
nammer

those of us in academia get fired for shit like that...people are always wanting us to be more like the "real world" whatever the fuck that is, so here's big business's chance...fire the cheater

methanenation1
methanenation1

Arnold: Oh, I'm sorry, did you want credit for your own article? My bad.

Kacsmar: Yes, idiot. As if you didn't know what you were doing.

mb12848
mb12848

Do you like the Cowboys?

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

We all know the only reason people like Chris Arnold and Donovan Lewis have jobs. They have absolutely no talent but their station / media outlet needs "their boy" or house "n" . Donovan is known throughout the industry as The Ticket Token . Look it up it's all over the intraweb .Chris Arnold & Donovan Lewis should both be fired just like Deion was today Today should not be another day where it is just okay to be dumb and black .

bobby.kennelly
bobby.kennelly

same guy he used to brag that he was heading up to unt and lecture journalism students!!  

lol what a joke,

 only one thing is keeping him from being canned,,take a guess? 

bobby.kennelly
bobby.kennelly

so is he dallas radio's version of Al Sharpless of MSNBC shame?!?!?

bobby.kennelly
bobby.kennelly

I have tried listening to this buffon over the years(TomJoyner ) now that is way back, gotcha down..lol .  It is so plain this guy has very little talent other than repeating what he hears, and how many sports reports he bungled while looking over sports page whlie attempting to

to his time slot... lol embarrassingly bad... while some do not like Richie ,, he was always

prepared, something Chris has alwys been lacking!!!  

tdkisok
tdkisok

@White_Jesus 


Reading your comments, your obvious lack of knowledge about Arnold's departure from the Ticket and well.......just your basic douchebaggery, I'd say you have no FUCKING clue about the "industry". Nobody even calls it that. Another clue.

leftocenter
leftocenter

@white_jesus

This is some sick racist crap.  Even your moniker...you seriously think the carpenter from Nazareth was white?

Chris Arnold screwed up, and it'll come back to haunt him...that sort of thing always does.  I've listnes to him on air and didn't know he was black -- which I guess you are saying he is.  Who the eff cares?

BTW, I think you probably make some folks hate white people.  I think people can be idiots, plagarizers, and bad at their jobs whatever their color...

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@White_Jesus Dude, Donovan was a hard adjustment at first to BaDD but he carries his weight. Donovan Lewis puts out some really good content. I've never met the man, but I listen to him daily and between BaDD and the Ticket Cowboys pre/post-game stuff, he is fantastic. I'm generic 30s white guy, and I am quite happy they brought him on board. Then again, I also love the racial humor of BaDD radio and that Donovan is willing to play with it. Racism is absurd, and I love the BaDD radio approach of let's just laugh at it.

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

@White_Jesus I googled "the ticket token" and "the ticket house "n"" and Donovan didn't come up. You can add liar on to your racist moniker. Most racists are liars anyways.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@White_Jesus Anyone that upper deckers their own wife and records it for the show, gets immunity for life on that show

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

You sound old, thus insignificant , so eat a bag of dicks geezer .

I invented internet radio, the dual line comrex and the sun so I think I know what I am talking about

So Chris' arrest for DWI had nothing to do with his departure?

No sir , you know nothing about the industry . And it is referred to as the industry by those in the industry instead of mic flag suckers life your spare ass

Go weigh cunt

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

Damn dude , that is a reasonable response . I still can't accept Donovan . I believe he is the least talented / intelligent person at the ticket . Jake, TC , the sirios bros ,Sean bass .. All of them have ten fold the talent and smarts that token hire does . Facts are fact

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

I'm not racist . Donovan and Chris make me hate black people . But if we lynch them , all will be good

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

How dare you .My slave is black , sir . So is mom and my beloved president which I voted for . So take it back

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

It never happen . There was feces all over their existence before the supposed "upper decker"

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

Good one .

What does that even mean ? That I was unplanned ? How is that a put down .

You sound soooo old . And stupid . Are you a republican ? You sound like a generic old stupid republican . Ammi right? I'm right

tdkisok
tdkisok

@White_Jesus 

"White_jesus is absolutely right and TDKiosk does suck bags of dicks . Bags of them , I say"

You forgot to log into your other account, ya dumb fuck. I would think the Observer would hire smarter dipshits.

tdkisok
tdkisok

@White_Jesus 

Again, you don't know shit. Somebody at the homeless shelter was kind enough to lend you an old Mac so you could look at "job opportunities" in the fast food INDUSTRY. They were hoping the efficiency that was donated to you for 2 months will help you get on your feet. But I doubt it. Idiots like you will always be down an out. 

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

White_jesus is absolutely right and TDKiosk does suck bags of dicks . Bags of them , I say

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

Attacking TC's sports voice is the same flawed formulaic approach that also requires a sports station to have their requisite black guy .

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

The fan attempted to lure Bob and Dan . Not bob , Dan and Donovan . And there is plenty of talk that his monkey Ass will not be renewed when his contract is up later this year . Ask how do I know ? Everyone in the industry knows talent and knows those who are just along for the ride .

Chris Arnold was the house n at 1310 until he got pulled over for suspicion of DUI and Donovan allows the racial jokes that any self respecting black dude would not allow and Donovan is so subservient that he can work with norm on the post game show

But realize this, black people suck at radio because you can't see what they are wearing

And Donovan barely can speak English . He a dumb country jiggaboo

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@White_Jesus I'm the guy that actually wakes up at 8am on Sundays to listen to the Shakejoint. Sean Bass and I regularly tweet back and forth regarding Rangers baseball. He and Jake are both great.

TC sucks. He has the voice of Dan but not the funny. As has been said, he constantly has nervous shake voice. Dan gets away with his insane radio voice because he is funny as hell.

Mike Sirois is good, but Cash Sirois not so much. I'm also the guy that listens to Cirque de Sirois most every Saturday.

Donovan was a great hire and fits that show. You can call him a racial token all you want, but he brings good content in his role. To say that TC has 10x more talent is just asinine.

White_Jesus
White_Jesus

Would the fan rather have TC or Donovan? Would espn rather have jake or Donovan ?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@White_Jesus thats the most idiot shit Ive heard.  TC, the mother fucker may know sports but he has the voice of 6 year old nervously reading a poem on the auditorium stage to the school

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

@White_Jesus when are they finally going to suspend your @FetusJunior account?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@White_Jesus who said anything about being a Christian.  Please find the nearest gun and walk in front of the shooting gallery


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