Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Frank D'Angelo Keeps His Name In The Press

Frank D'Angelo is the president of Steelback Brewery. He is a pretty shameless self-promoter. In 2006, he made announcements that he is reviving the Ottawa Renegades of the CFL. This is despite the fact the CFL claims they only had informal conversations with him and there are no Ottawa Renegades on the 2007 CFL schedule. He claimed he was buying the Pittsburgh Penguins when Jim Balsillie withdrew his offer. This never seemed like a serious offer. He never made an offer and the Penguins were soon pulled off the market (all actions that suggest this was never more than a publicity move).

The most logical interpretation of all this is that Frank D'Angelo wants you to think that he is going to buy a sports team. Its good publicity for him. He got lots of press for these moves and the article always names his companies. He doesn't actually have to buy a team (and probably cannot afford one) and he still gets this publicity.

One blogger who has consistently called Frank D'Angelo on this scheme is Neate Sager from Out of Left Field. Frank D'Angelo has publicly fought with him trying to silence this criticism.

In what looks like a childish spat gone berserk or yet another way to get the Frank D'Angelo name in the press, he has filed a $2 million libel suit against Neate Sager. From what I see, there is nothing at all libellous in the Out of Left Field blog. It is not positive about Frank D'Angelo, but there is nothing wrong with that. It exposes him as a huckster getting free publicity by pretending to be buying up sports teams, despite the fact he doesn't actually buy any teams. That seems to be a correct interpretation of the situation. It certainly isn't libel and it certainly isn't worth $2 million. Its an annoying nuisance lawsuit. The biggest gain for D'Angelo is that he appears to be a strong man capable of hurting the little guy and he keeps his name in the press.

If this is a start of a trend, it will be an annoyance to the blogger, but in the end the people making nuisance lawsuits will go away with time and money wasted, but not without inconveniencing the blogosphere.

Comments:
If you only spoke to current and past employees to know the real Frank D'Angelo( vile, verbally abusive, paranoid,no moral ethical integrity etc.) Why has Barry Sherman and the Apotex Group accepted this behavior for so long!
 
And how would you know this? Speak up coward? Are you a former employee?
 
Gemma, shut up.
 
An ego maniac with low self esteem.
 
D'angelo's a crook.He's as bad as Cam Wooley for wanting attention.He deserves everything that has happened to him the past couple of weeks. What goes around comes around Frank. How do you like answering to a 24 year old you piece of shit! Oh and by the way, do you still beat your wife or have you switched to 21 year old little girls? Pay your bills dickhead.
 
When do you think Barry Sherman will start to investigate Mike Ceceres(Fox Advertising)?
$120M could't go into advertising!
 
Saw Frank D and the Steelback 24 at a Country Western Festival last week!
He sure can entertain those pigs! No Frank not your past employees as you would refer to them, but real pigs! They love the manure you shovel!
Please don't ever sing again!
 
THE MAN OF STEEL KEEPS IT REAL! OK,
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT
FRANKIE D IS A JACKASS(FIRST CLASS)

THE MAN OF STEEL SAYS WHATS UP THERE "WASANDA" YOU LITTLE FOREST HILL BITCH AND WHY IS YOU'RE HOME REGISTERED IN GIUSEPPE'S NAME.

MY ILLEGITIMATE GRANDFATHER (LOL)
 
THE MAN OF STEEL CHALLENGED HIS FORMER TRAINING PARTNER BEN JOHNSON TO A LEG PRESS CONTEST BUT IT WAS NOT TO BE. BEN IS NOT ONLY A CHEETAH BUT HIS A CHICKEN ALL OF THE TIME.

OH AND FRANK, RELAX, JONATHAN SHERMAN MIGHT HIRE THE MAN OF STEEL SINCE I CANNOT ACCEPT A JOB FROM YOU AFTER YOU BROKE INTO MY PLACE WITH THE AID OF THE COPS YOU DIRTY BASTARD, IF ITS THE LAST THING I DO I'LL MAKE SURE YOU PAY FOR YOU'RE EVIL DEEDS. COUNT ON IT PAL. (YOU'RE ILLEGITIMATE SON)
 
OH, IS IT TRUE YOU BEAT YOU'RE WIFE FRANKIE D? THAT'S NONE OF MY BUSINESS RIGHT? OK! WELL, ONE PERSON I WOULD LIKE TO MEET IS YOU'RE REAL DAUGHTER, SHE'S ABOUT THE SAME AGE AS MYSELF AND I HAVE A FUNNY FEELING...WELL I'LL LEAVE YOU IN SUSPENCE BUT REST ASSURED THAT I'M WATCHING YOU ALTHOUGH FROM A DISTANCE I'M STILL WATCHING YOU. AND SOMEDAY YOU WILL HAVE TO FACE ME AND ANSWER TO ME.
 
Hey Frank, Happy New Year!
Can't wait til JUNE! Can only imagine what will come out of that!

Sleep well!
 
First time blogger and huge hockey fan. After reading through your comments, it appears you have a personal vendetta against Frank D. I happen to have known Frank very well, and he is nothing how you are portraying him. In fact, I am a former employee. He always treated me and others with repect. This past year shows what kind of person Frank is. Frank kept the company running and it was growing every year. The company had over 150 employees, which Frank always had their best interest in mind, as well as his own (just as anyone would). The new management, which took over in November 2007, threw 98% of the employees out. Terminating there employment with no severance, pay in lieu or any type of termination package. The majority of employees were let go days before Christmas. Alot of these people were line workers which were living pay cheque by pay cheque. These were people with spouses and children to support. How do you think their Christmas was? So I ask you, who's the bad guy? I'm not writing this to start some type of feud. I just want to let you know that the statements you're making are untrue. Frank was owner of a company, and Barry Sherman was supporting the company financially. What's wrong with that? Lots of people do this everyday. I'm sure Barry Sherman knew where the money was going, otherwise why would he have kept supporting Frank for so long? Keep in mind, everything I have written is based on facts not my opinions. This is keeping it real.
 
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