Probably Unnecessary Forcier Transfer Update

Submitted by Brian on August 19th, 2010 at 11:52 AM

In case the Forcier Transfer tweet going all Keyser Soze five minutes after it was posted…

…was not indication enough, Tom got in touch with Tate's dad, who laughed the rumors off:

Mike Forcier, Tate's dad, laughed at the transfer rumors. Said they aren't true, and he wouldn't support it anyways.

This tweet is still up.

Melanie Collins, meanwhile, has mastered the art of 21st century apologizing by admitting nothing, claiming her righteousness, and blathering insane nonsense:

Twitter is an outlet to post thoughts, provoke conversation & share info I'm hearing. I never once said there was any truth to Forcier rumor

No truth, just from a "very reliable source." This flies if your bio says you're a pathological liar. Collins's does not, unfortunately. Wait a minute… AH-HA! CAUGHT YOU RED HANDED, I DID.

I probably shouldn't have posted anything on a rumor that seemed specious enough to cloak it in the skepticism/fatalism I did, but I figured since she was and is a Big Ten Network "personality" that it was worth posting. Sorry about that. On a side note: message board folk should drop it since the chatter has degenerated into "I would do her so hard and then put her in an apron so she can make me a sandwich which is all women are good for help me I've never touched one." Don't post anything your mother doesn't want to read. Or my mother.

And Kelvin Grady has the last word:

NEVER A DULL MOMENT #period

Comments

Wendyk5

August 19th, 2010 at 12:01 PM ^

I really hate the fact that sports networks hire these hot girls in low cut dresses to report on sports. There are places for women like her - how about Girls Gone Wild or the Playboy Channel? If she expects to be taken seriously, she probably shouldn't have spread herself all over the internet in a bikini, and then made incredibly stupid comments about potentially destructive tweets she posted. There are women out there who can report on sports with some degree of credibility, so please BTN and the rest of you, stop bringing on these bimbos. They're jokes, and they make you look like a joke. 

Njia

August 19th, 2010 at 12:50 PM ^

You, MGoJen and Wendy5k should be sideline reporters on the BTN. You'd be much better informed, and actually be in possession of gray matter between your ears. You'd be a little biased, sure, but I think those of us on the board could forgive you for it.

ThWard

August 19th, 2010 at 12:03 PM ^

My mother would never want to read about me breaking down UM's secondary depth.

 

I'm going to just have to sit back and read for awhile...

Anonymosity

August 19th, 2010 at 12:05 PM ^

Don't post anything your mother doesn't want to read. Or my mother.

So wait, does this mean that my mother and your mother do or do not want to read about how incredibly heterosexual I am, and the unrealistic fantasies I have about women who I have absolutely no chance with?

Blazefire

August 19th, 2010 at 12:07 PM ^

EXACTLY what Brian's mom likes to read.

OH!

Actually, I don't, but I have subscriptions to redbook and good housekeeping if she's interested in borrowing my old copies.

mschol17

August 19th, 2010 at 12:07 PM ^

On a side note: message board folk should drop it since the chatter has degenerated into "I would do her so hard and then put her in an apron so she can make me a sandwich which is all women are good for help me I've never touched one."

 

It's good to laugh.  Thanks Brian.

dahblue

August 19th, 2010 at 12:23 PM ^

I doubt she calls herself a journalist, and she's likely done a nice little self-promo job.  Anyone know who she was before this?  Nope...ok...hardly anyone.  Now, she has her name (and nice pics) all over the interwebs.  It's like a sex tape without all the shame.

In any event, I'd rather look at her (inaccurate as she may be) than cry the tears of infinite sadness over the secondary.

MaximumSam

August 19th, 2010 at 12:23 PM ^

People are being too harsh on this woman.  She said in her tweet that it was unconfirmed, so I don't know why she should be criticized.  Obviously, if she just made it up out of thin air, that's a problem.  But it is very well possible that someone told her Tate was transferring, which is all her tweet really said.  It really wouldn't surprise anyone if he did.

mgoblue0970

August 19th, 2010 at 12:44 PM ^

Disagree... not harsh enough. 

If someone doesn't understand the power of the internet by now, they shouldn't be using it.  For someone to tweet some unsubstantiated bullshit, and then back away when people call her on said bullshit, is disengenous at best.

She knew what she was doing, she pulled a Herbstreit.

iawolve

August 19th, 2010 at 12:26 PM ^

It seems she could really use the experience. Can't stand people who talk shit and then back away like it's your fault that they could be misunderstood.

snowcrash

August 19th, 2010 at 12:44 PM ^

I hope the BTN has at least read her the riot act if this is her first major screwup. (If it isn't, she should probably be fired.) She needs to understand that passing on unfounded rumors is the opposite of journalism. 

maizenbluedevil

August 19th, 2010 at 12:49 PM ^

"Twitter is an outlet to post thoughts, provoke conversation & share info I'm hearing. I never once said there was any truth to Forcier rumor."

 

Are you for real?  

So, she covers up for gross incompetence by insulting people's intelligence, trying talk this bullshit?

What a stupid tw_t.  

(By the way, it's an "i" that goes in the blank above.  As in, stupid twit.  Stupid tweeting twit, in fact.)