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Ball St. OL coach Tweeter tweaks RichRod… maybe

I’ll come right out and say it: I really have no use for the new-age rage that is Tweeter.  None.

Yeah, it’s all the cough syrup of the ADD generation and their older, wanna-be-hip sycophants.  Yeah, it’s a way to drive traffic.  Yeah, I can hear Mr. Mazza firing up his email even before this is posted, so don’t even bother.  

I know.  Been there, seen the referral stats.

I guess there’s just a part of me that really doesn’t get it, doesn’t get the whole “I had Cocoa Puffs for breakfast, but not before doing a scratch ‘n sniff recon of my boxers” Armageddon that’s taking over the ‘net.

However, a twit from Ball State offensive line coach Jason Eck has me reconsidering my position.

As relayed by Pat Forde, Eck twitted the following at some point on Sunday: “Players off today … unlike Michigan.”

OK, I don’t know what collegiate religion you claim, but that’s some funny sh-t right there, I don’t care what your colors are.

And it has me seriously considering whether or not to curb my gag reflexes whenever Tweeter is mentioned.  Hell, if the 140-character dumbing-down apocalypse is upon us, and it can be as entertaining as that, maybe I should just go all Bobby Knight on this phenomenon.  

Just lay back and enjoy the raping of journalism as we know it along with most everyone else.

But, then, I happened upon Eck’s Tweeter page, and, imagine that, the “honest-to-goodness, 100 percent true” twit Forde attributes to Eck has vanished.  It’s gone.  It’s been Naked Gun’d; nothing to see here.  Move on.

So, yeah, I’m back to being good with my back facing this whole Tweeter thing.

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  1. schiebs says: Sep 1, 2009 11:44 PM

    Hey moron. Instead of using every opportunity to bash on a guy you clearly don’t like, why don’t you use you actual journalism skills to evaluate the situation.
    Those kids were tricked and asked questions about how hard they were working to prepare for this season. They weren’t asked about going over the NCAA imposed limits. The reporter never said anything to them about using this story in the manner that he did. He also never asked them about voluntary and mandatory time they put in. He also never got another side of the story which is obviously out there considering how many players and parents are stepping up to say something now about how well he runs the program there.
    Why isn’t that information on your stupid website. Why don’t you report all parts of this story like a real journalist should. You are no better than the Rosenberg guy who reported the story.

  2. hutch113 says: Sep 2, 2009 2:06 AM

    Actually “schiebs”, you are the one being a “moron”.
    The kids were not tricked. They were asked to describe their workout schedules after multiple players and families talked to BOTH reporters. They were told about what the story was. They wanted to use the player’s names in the story, but the players feared repercussions like “Torture Tuesdays”. The players told the reporters that the time was, for all intents and purposes, mandatory. The other side of the story was the two freshman who were named that verified the accounts, but they had no problem with it.
    If you would actually go through and read what the articles stated and realize that nobody has an agenda, then you would realize that this is just reporting the facts and information as it comes in. This is a part of getting the full story, but I seriously doubt that Collegefootballtalk is going to do the in-depth research on this matter when they just report what others are reporting.

  3. BrownsTown says: Sep 2, 2009 10:18 AM

    Look at schiebs take out his “UM sucks” aggression on a website. Hahahahahahaha!
    Look at how far the program has fallen.

  4. lonestarhog says: Sep 2, 2009 1:50 PM

    The website is Twitter and the verb is “tweet.”

  5. hrmlss says: Sep 2, 2009 2:48 PM

    Darn, i just tweeted in my shorts…..I’m all a twitter.

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