Problem is that there are precisely zero consequences associated with doing something like this. It'd be one thing if it was some random person. But this woman is, apparently, using her association with the Big Ten Network to break potentially significant news. It turns out to be fake, and I bet nothing happens to her.
Professional Hottie Says Tate To Transfer
UPDATE: Professional hottie's tweet has disappeared. You can safely ignore the below, I think.
Um… so this person…
…has a twitter that says this:
Very reliable source telling me Tate Forcier requested a transfer from #Michigan this AM. NOT yet confirmed, will update as I know more.
I'd link it but I'm getting fail whales and am suffused with an overwhelming ennui.
Not to disparage smoking hot bikini models or anything, but I'd probably take Mike Rothstein's word over hers. Then again she has done some sideline work for the Big Ten Network—the entire reason this is credible enough to bother with—and Rothstein is not banging out strenuous denials and this is Michigan post-Bo so it's probably true and all she left out its that he's hiring someone to bash Denard's knee in, Tonya Harding style.
I'm sure Dorsey is still shaking his head at us.
Maybe Dorsey is glad he's away from the craziness that the Michigan rumor mill is becoming.
really been too much
"Mike Forcier also told me he hasn't talked to Tate, and that would be a big decision to make without talking to his dad first."
And it's drafty and I'm cold and Wolves are chasing me.
Tate is not going to do that without talking to his Dad, who would probably flatten his skull if he did, and the first person we hear it from is NOT going to be Hottie McHotterson more than 12 hours after the fact.
looks like I left the posbang a little too early.
This was almost a huge buzzkill.
Saved the buzz?
this woman will be up there with Herbstreit on the All-Time Disinformation Sh*tlist.
Hmm - ex-Ohio State QB sends mgo community into a loop. ex-Penn State hottie sends mgo community into a tizzy. Both get increased media attention as a result.
Somehow, I don't think she will lose any credibility.
If it can be proven she Twittered this as an attention whoring stunt to get her name out here, I'm buying out the entire inventory at Ann Arbor Torch and Pitchfork. The fact you look good in a bikini will not save you from the wrath of this fan base.
She's picked up dozens of new followers, and all the ones at the top of her list (the most recent) are Michigan fans, looks like.
Dragging my bro to Eat Pray Love! Bribed him w/ golf, chocolate chip cookies & a back rub. I think that's worth 2 hrs if chic flick torture!
You might wanna link this before people misread it and put you on MGoPervAlert
FIRE HER FROM THE BTN!!!
make her work with Pam Ward.
Now you're just being cruel. ; )
Pam Ward is HOT!!!!
You know, if these rumors do ultimately turn out to be false (which I think they will be), then she does deserve to get kicked off the BTN. I'd be curious to know what her "reliable source" is, too.
She should be fired not for posting false information, but for being surprised that rumors of Tate transferring would generate a huge reaction among college football fans. If you don't understand the most basic facts about your customers, you need fo find a new job.
She knew exactly what she was doing.
Her tweets - well she is a budding (or maybe aspiring) Paris Hilton or something. She's on the entire mgocommunity's radar screen now, and wasn't before ...
It was one of the "Big Ten Tailgate" features for BTN. I thought she was hot. I still think she's hot.
Hot, and dumb, and credulous, and deluded and careless.
She should meet me for a drink, and discuss some better sources for information in Ann Arbor.
(Slightly more seriously, but not too seriously since she really doesn't merit it, I think she got engaged to an NHL player. Am I mistaken about that? Do I have a chance, when we get together for that drink, or not? I do not want to drop the gloves with somebody in the NHL. She's not that hot.)
I think my love with Michigan football this week can be summed up in the words of Matt Groening...
"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come."
I have never wanted a football game to get here in my life like I want UCONN. This off the field gunk has officially defeated me.
I can't even find myself to think this girl is even decent looking.
That's how bad it's gotten.
So a chick got fired for wearing the wrong hat to a press conference this week. Not a week to spread unsubstantiated rumors.
Tomorrow when I'm more alert and cogent, BTN and Brandon are getting an angry email over this.
Remember a few days ago when you were bemused at how quiet the off season has been? Now you're drinking Cointreu and putting eye candy on the main page.
To paraphrase kenny rogers, there's time to count the money when the deal is done. I have friends who wont let me speak during games due to past transgressions testing fate. Never taunt the quiet offseason again.
Seriously, though, who the fuck was her source, Jeff Defran or something. Or Maizeman? Give me a break.
I'm done with threads about this, but seriously, what is it about pre-season camp under Rodriguez. I'll give them a pass the first year--the fevered speculation was mainly due to the implementation of a new offense and a who the hell is going to play QB level of terror. Last year, we still had the QB issue to deal with, a 3-9 season, and then the practice violations came along. I'm not rehashing the past couple days, but the fear was even beforehand.
Seriously, can I get put in a coma for a while?
I think it is because he never definitively declares a starter. So the whole season is filled with speculation. I know he does it to make each person on the team more competitive, but most people out there can't seem to handle an uncertain world. So that fuels speculation and snooping ...
this woman is just flat out evil to do this to us. Doesn't she know what we have been thru?.Geez
I think professional hottie should stick to being a swimsuit model, she is obviously very good at it. However, she does not belong on the Big Ten Network or any other TV station pretending like she is an acutual journalist.
She needs to keep her mouth shut, wear bikinis, and continue to look spectacular.
From her twitter feed:
My mistake on letting you all in on something I was told today. I did not "report" or "confirm" this information. Simply shared what a source within UM told me and I shouldn't have tweeted it without confirmation. Wasn't trying to start an uproar.
If you find yourself confused as to the journalistic distinction between "reporting" and "letting us in" and "sharing" you're probably not alone.
she's not even with BTN anymore. so apparently a source "within UM" randomly decided to tell NOT sharp, NOT rosenberg, NOT Valenti, NOT Sam Webb, NOT the Michigan Daily, NOT MGoBlog, NOT College Football Live on ESPN but the girl who wore a bikini who's been in the business for 2 years a monumental transfer story that most of us had no idea existed except perhaps "did you see that girl who was in a bikini? no not that one. no not her. no, she doesn't have red hair. yah, c-o-l-l-i-n-s. yah, google that. yah her"
I don't even know her, but I can't stand her. Her tweets are ridiculously smug.
to make Jenn Sterger look professional
wow. Who does she tweet about her great life, herself?
...screams somebody, anybody, validate me. Please!
Her twitter feed says she's back with BTN in the fall to host Friday Night Tailgate and as a sideline reporter:
Otherwise, agree with everything above.
Since she's doing journalism-type things for BTN, I'm having a very, very hard time accepting the "sharing" and "letting you in on something I heard" vs. I didn't confirm it and I wasn't "reporting." If she doesn't know what's wrong with simply passing along a rumor, given her capacity as a BTN employee (even a seasonal one), she shouldn't be working at BTN.
Between telling Sharp or Rosenberg or Valenti, or her...I can think of a couple of reasons to choose her.
We should have known. Because when Melanie Collins really wants to start an "uproar," this is what she does:
If she's a reporter, she just hears this information, and la-da I'll throw it out there but not follow up? Wouldn't you jump on this pretty gd big story and be working all day to confirm it? Did she have to go tanning?
This, with all the other evidence, is enough for me to sleep tonight. It all points to bullshit. I was very excited earlier to hear positive news (secondhand on the board) on Tate's attitude. But I'll still have an echo in the back of my head until the team confirms it's all BS tmw
So since that's a pain in the ass to Michigan, someone at the school should be ligting up BTN's front office tmw, who in turn will let Pretty Penn State Pants know she should take the job a little more seriously
the following is info I have from sources:
Yes, Tate has been practicing extensively with the 3s - so did Albert Haynesworth
Yes Gardner looks good
Yes Denard looks better
No, a leader is not known for the same reasons we all know from last year. That's not coach speak.
The notion he would quit when it's far from obvious who the starter is, not to mention he could resume the reins and "prove everyone wrong" should Denard struggle in the beginning of the season, makes this horribly unlikely.
Couple that with the fact his dad knows nothing on the topic and dislikes the notion of a transfer...
If this case is true, the utter resentment that would fall upon him would be stunning.
... this coming from a cute furry white dog (versus a self centered hottie with fake ones), is much more believable, and it is easier to read through all the points without distraction.
Would anyone be surprised?
...be very surprised. His dad is reported to be positive about this current situation. Tate is rumored to have no beef with the wingless helmet and such. This would be an about face...and surprising.
But last year, when the rumors hit about tate being upset (possibly transfer) about not starting for the osu game, I said this kid isn't going to last at michigan.
Is tate going to win us a national championship? Probably not.
Don't get me wrong, tate is a good ball player, but He isn't the answer and he knows it. Why waste his time?
...ha ha ha. Are you kidding me!?! The kid had a pretty bad shoulder injury last year, and had he been healthy we likely would have won at least one more game, if not two. He is a player, and from the above picture of Tate-Fresh high steppin' I'd venture to say he's a playa. He has a lot to offer this team.
That said, if he gets out competed for the starting job, so be it. It is good for UM to have competition at all positions, especially QB.
"Is tate going to win us a national championship? Probably not....Why waste his time?"
That is ridiculous. He'll get playing time this year. He'll contribute this year.
Oh, and one more thing...
PLAYING FOOTBALL FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN IS NOT A WASTE OF ANYONE'S TIME!!