Chat Sports is NOT A SOURCE - Full Stop

Submitted by mGrowOld on December 19th, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Brother MGobloggers.....

Over the last 24 hours there have been multiple threads and posts referencing a rumor posted by Ace Williams (not our Ace Williams) at a site called Chat Sports.  THIS IS NOT A SOURCE!  This is a high school teenager, probably in his mom's basement, posting shit because he has a website and time on his hands to fill.   He has no connection to anything related to Michigan sports and his "sources" are generally just the regurgitation of stuff he's seen US post here.

Please, for the love of God, stop creating threads linking to his site.  You are perpetuating the absolute worst type of unsubstantiated nonsensical bullshit rumors and you're giving page hits and source credit to the rantings of a child.

That is all.

 

Comments

Tater

December 19th, 2014 at 2:01 PM ^

Ace Williams claims an an undergrad degree from Yale and an MBA from Michigan.  

So, either he is a liar or someone with degrees from two prestigious universities who still finds a way to write like a 14 year-old.    Neither option is very attractive.

ST3

December 19th, 2014 at 2:15 PM ^

I heard this morning that Putin is trying to get the North Koreans to allow an oil or gas pipeline to be built in North Korea so that Putin can sell that stuff to the South Koreans. A) good luck with that, and B) can you imagine the North Koreans looking at that and wondering, what the heck is that for? You want to move black sludge to the south, be our guest.

Blerg

December 19th, 2014 at 11:47 AM ^

During my time at UM I had a fraternity brother who did some "writing" for chatsports reporting on the Wolverines.  He had no connection to the athletic department or the university in any capacity besides being a student.  In fact, he knew very little about football and basketball in general.  He was just some comm major from the bay area who needed some extra dough. So yes...that site is shit.

turd ferguson

December 19th, 2014 at 11:50 AM ^

I might have posted this earlier, but I love how Ace Williams stories have been around for like seven years and we've assumed he's a high school kid the whole time.  Then again, if it'll take anyone that long to get through high school, it's probably Ace Williams.

LSAClassOf2000

December 19th, 2014 at 11:53 AM ^

Yeah, ChatSports is a source in the same way that brake fluid makes an excellent marinade for your favorite meats. 

A few threads have been cleansed of ChatSports, one had to be deleted because of excessive ChatSports, but anyone seen posting ChatSports may find themselves spending bowl season in La Paz, where it is currently 72 degrees and partly cloudy. 

wesq

December 19th, 2014 at 12:43 PM ^

Absolutely not. He just reads what the real Michigan insiders are saying and has made an educated guess. Dec. 30 is logical leap two days after the season is over. Tweet that out as fact and boom a ton of web hits from rabid Michigan fans. I mean chatsports just sounds like any other generic sports website to most people.

wesq

December 19th, 2014 at 12:43 PM ^

Absolutely not. He just reads what the real Michigan insiders are saying and has made an educated guess. Dec. 30 is logical leap two days after the season is over. Tweet that out as fact and boom a ton of web hits from rabid Michigan fans. I mean chatsports just sounds like any other generic sports website to most people.

EastCoast

December 19th, 2014 at 12:16 PM ^

I have a friend who works at ChatSports and it's good for raking in news from different, legitimate sources. I would highly recommend it for THAT purpose.

But yeah, the commentary is....less than worthwhile.

MGoCombs

December 19th, 2014 at 1:07 PM ^

I had it out on Twitter with him and a local radio affiliate who called him a source. He's a petulant child. It might have been over the "weed before App St" piece, but I can't remember which bullshit story it was. I regret engaging because he's just a troll that somehow gets attention.

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