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Pathetic that grown men spend all day long retweeting and tweeting at, commenting on recruits facebooks. You arent the next Damefan going to land an Ian Williams for a life "friend". You wont be their life coach or even sway them to the Irish. Youre a old creepy man stalking a teenager, almost Barry Everyish. Just stop already. Take down your twitter account, go play some ball with your sons in the yard or take your daughter to get some ice cream,or play with your girlfriend under the covers, and let the Sapps and Wiltfongs of the world get in touch with these kids.
This post was edited by merlin08 22 months ago
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I agree. Though I do not do either I am aware it's going on and it's pathetic. It's too bad our fans can't be better. Especially if they are mid-using it. I mean like harassing and things like that.
This post was edited by IrishBob 22 months ago
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+1. There are plenty of professionals you can follow on twitter such as blue and gold, Eric Hansen, jcshurburt, etc.. Who will send tweets with updated recruit info. Or you can check blue and gold every 15 mins like I do, but please do not follow teenagers on Twitter or Facebook, it is really, really creepy and rife with the wrong subtext you want attached to your persona.
Dont get me wrong I love to follow recruiting and seeing what kind of talent ND is and also other teams are getting. But my God, why people feel the need to try to contact them on their own is absurd. I dont think Ill ever understand the obsession.
Was it necessary to take a shot at Jerry(Damefan) in this post? You are classless! But other than that I agree with the premise of your post.
This post was edited by WE ARE ND76 22 months ago
Thanks for the down vote Merlin! Same classless guy that has been banned multiple times on the 4HL! All I said was there was no reason to attack Jerry!
There is a respectful and appropriate way to use social media. Its a great way to interact with athletes whether its professionals or college level players. Again only if its appropriate! Many of the recruits actually enjoy all of the fans following them and if they didn't there are privacy settings to manage that. I cant speak for the idiots who send death threats to these kids because that is creepy but its wrong for you to call out everyone and label them as creepy when you haven't even explored twitter or facebook. Plenty of fans use social media with courtesy so hold your tounge. Also feel free to downvote.
This post was edited by ND1023 22 months ago
No down votes left ;) .....I used mine on the Stooge up top. If you want to follow a 16 year olds life, what they ate for dinner, what cool high school party they went to, what lift they did at their workout thats your own right, its not illegal, but still cant comprehend for the life of me while a grown man would want to follow a teenagers every move. Yes, it is creepy.
Its not an attack, just using him as he is an example of befriending recruits on social media...a success story if you will and hope for those types of people. Its lame.
He actually befriended Ian Williams at a weightlifting competition and it had nothing to do with social media. He's also close family friends with the Carrico family.
We preach this over and over and yet there are some people who just dont get it. They will keep doing it and one day it will come to bite the university and the football team in the ass. People try and try to get people to stop doing this on message boards all over. There are some repeat offenders who know who they are and some of them are on this board. Im sure you all know how Im talking about. These people need to get a grip and stop doing this. There is a twitter account I found that is dedicated to trying to stop adults from tweeting at recruits. I dont remember what it was but Ill go find out. Any way I wish some of these people would just stop doing this. Its uncalled for and all we can do is to continue to beat the drum and by making sure every time we see someone doing this we call them on it and continue to call them on it until they stop this immature behavior. +1 to you merlin. More people need to join the crusade to stop the madness
^^^^yes we've all heard the story. The truth of it is not worth explaining to his minions, I could care less if thats the "story" you believe. Point is that a grown man shouldnt be trying to become buddy buddy with these guys regardless, just leave them alone.
Im actually 20 and by the details of your post it sounds like you do most of the creeping.No ones following there every move. If someone says something on twitter they are choosing to make that public. Only creepy if you make it creepy its not hard to use these sites in a mature and respectful manner.
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