— Mobb Deep, from Shook Ones, Part 2
It began innocently enough last week with Bill Oppenheim’s very interesting commentary in TDN (about Northern Dancer inbreeding and US black type), which spawned a slew of blog posts (because print is no longer the preferred medium for pedigree discussion). Jack Werk agreed with Bill’s take on some things and jabbed his rival in the pedigree nicking business, which caused Jack’s said rival’s architect, Alan Porter, to fire back with not one, but two, responses. Alan is not a sharpshooter (he torched Bill, too), and his posts — plus comments on other posts, along with those of his tweeting associate Byron Rogers — caused collateral damage. Enter Roger Lyons, pedigree analyst and an associate of Jack’s. I can guarantee you that Roger doesn’t listen to the rap group Mobb Deep, but he might as well have because he’s up in Alan’s bizn’ss now. Roger wrote: “I couldn’t presume to account for the latest histrionics coming from the Porter-Rogers pillbox (”An Opportunistic Approach?”) , but I can only suppose their nick rating service isn’t going as well as they expected…” Read the full post here, which is a surprisingly easy read from Roger.
And Roger is not done, he tells me. Wait for his latest post any day now. He’s calling names out, and it’s obvious he thinks they — Alan and Byron — are featherweights.