Troy Woolfolk is displeased with journalists misinterpreting his tweets (title edit)

Submitted by FL on November 3rd, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Uh oh...T-Woolf (@TWoolf29) is on the prowl. Two tweets from the last hour:

Yall journalist disgust me, y'all read someones tweets and shape a story based off of what you think is being said. Find out the facts!

and, minutes later,

I'm going to find out the lazy reporter who wrote that article and do something cause they got me in trouble over something I didn't say.

I am reminded of a similar situation . . .

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November 3rd, 2010 at 8:04 PM ^

Unfortunately, the most likely answer is Brian's article.  Troy sent the 'bad news for Michigan fans' tweet last night, and within two hours complained "What are yall talking about JT? I am lost right now????"

The only article I can surface on the subject posted between those hours was Brian's, speculating that "Player on team saying bad news + two different sources with identical stories about what that bad news is == 99% true e-rumor." 

Although I am not good at surfacing articles, my guess is that Troy Woolfolk is disgusted with our own Brian Cook.


November 3rd, 2010 at 8:07 PM ^

I don't get it... why tweet then?  The timing was mighty coincidental... and Brian quickly updated once it was brought to his attention that this was a mistake.... I'm hoping he's not referring to Brian.   Athletes twitter, they need to realize when they do so, it's just like being a the Podium now.


November 3rd, 2010 at 9:30 PM ^

He tweets something that may or may not be cryptic

people who live vicariously through T-wolf follow their social networking cites and miss-interpret what was said

Other sites trying to break a story run with it without validating the story

Everyone realizes that step one is wrong/ or right

If wrong, people blame the social network update and not the people running the story

T-wolf jacks all Free Press reporters he sees (prediction)


November 3rd, 2010 at 6:56 PM ^

Don't tweet if you don't want them read.  Actions of the journalists are pretty shitty, but to think that people aren't going to be watching this program like hawks is naive.  Everyone wants to pump more negativity into Michigan, and they'll go to any length to do so.


November 3rd, 2010 at 6:58 PM ^

Sadly Journalists would pick up a chewed piece of gum near the playing field and concoct some sort of odd story involving midgets and a bag of coke.


November 3rd, 2010 at 6:58 PM ^

Im really not looking forward to the long winded pointers about privacy issues and Twitter. This falls under the category of "Waste of Time."


November 3rd, 2010 at 7:04 PM ^

And the head coach has already had an inservice/meeting with all of the players about all the issues, risks, etc. You know better.

Seriously, blaming a reporter, fan or a blogger for picking this up is just lame.



November 3rd, 2010 at 7:28 PM ^

The title is not perfect, but I did not intend it to be misleading. I thought it was close enough. The long title would have to be, "Troy Woolfolk is displeased with journalists reading his tweets, making assumptions based on those tweets, and then reporting those assumptions in print using Troy Woolfolk as the source."


November 3rd, 2010 at 11:34 PM ^

Which was true BTW, what WAS it that was all bad news for Michigan and fans weren't going to be happy about? Does he have more info to "report"? Something else going to happen?
<br>Just sounds like he got caught speaking out of turn and now is deflecting it.

Tha Stunna

November 3rd, 2010 at 7:37 PM ^

I am taken aback that you both read my post and followed my suggestion.  Thanks for reading and bringing up the subject.

As for the facts of the matter, it's hard for me to pick a side until T-Wolf says a bit more on the subject.


November 3rd, 2010 at 7:46 PM ^

I am not a frequent poster, and the few posts I make I try to craft rather carefully. There are a lot of intelligent, thoughtful people here, so I believe it's worth some time trying to create clear and accurate comments or topics. I don't have a strong opinion either way about the tweets; I saw them in my feed and thought they were interesting, given Troy's experiences at Big Ten media days.

Plus I thought the "Rambo" quote was apropos.


November 3rd, 2010 at 8:15 PM ^

Some of the stuff he puts up just seems, well...I'll just say not very well thought out. I will leave it at that. He is a good guy and I'm sure its hard as hell to sit the season out and watch his defense fall more and more apart every game.


November 3rd, 2010 at 8:41 PM ^

that was the point of application that limits how many characters you're allowed to post at once? isn't it all based on being short and open to interpretation?


November 3rd, 2010 at 9:41 PM ^

Unfortunately most athletes fail to realize that tweeting is not controlable and they seem to be surprised when things they tweet get out beyond the people following them.  It really is no different than posting on one own personal webpage.