Response to MN Scores on my Chad Calcaterra posting (THE FRESHMAN)

(Czar's Note 1/18/08, Click here to read my evaluation of Chad's 3rd game back from injury vs Mounds View on Jan 14th. I take a look at his performance and skills in detail in that entry. A timeline of reports on his injury can be found here)

Due to technical difficulties I do not have an account on MN Scores and that prevents me from responding to the specific THE FRESHMAN post on MN Scores that I'm questioning. I will do that in due time.

AAUObserver: I greatly appreciate you quoting me on other sites, however I don't appreciate being misquoted which is exactly what you did and it appears at a glance to be quite deliberate. You removed my direct reference to you as my source of information and as my demonstration that not only did I not have solid information, I was looking for anyone who had information. Your misquoting gave the appearance that I was reporting it as official news which I wasn't. I wrote my post in response to the Cloquet - Calceterra? thread on MN-Scores to see if anyone knew anything, I had nothing to report and I thought I made that clear in my post. My post was written in response to this on MN-Scores

"Courtesy of AAUObserver:

Minnesota Gopher prospective recruit, 6'10" Chad Calcaterra from Cloquet, sustained a fracture to a bone in his foot which will keep him out of action for six weeks. Bad break for Chad as he was really coming on last fall. On a positive note, this could help out Cloquet which will have that time to work on creating offense elsewhere, as well as force them to toughen up on defense without the skyscraper waiting to block shots at the basket. Cloquet fell to Grand Rapids, 57-42 in their opener last night..."

Here's what AAUObserver quoted me as saying, notice the "coincidental" omission of the 2nd sentence of my original post.

"Taken from Twin Cities Boys Hoops website:

Chad Calcaterra Injury

"6'10 Cloquet C Chad Calcaterra has not played this season due to an injury. I'm reading that it's 6 weeks due to a broken foot. Sounds like he may not be available for the January 14th game at Mounds View which is a shame.

He's a top 100 player that's been offered a scholarship by the U so I was really looking forward to seeing him play. Then again, at 5'2 to 5'4 depending on my mood (or in the words of comedian Ron White, I'm 5'1 to 5'5 depending on which convenience store I'm leaving), post play wasn't my game so I tend to not fully appreciate the development of big guys."
"

The full text that I actually wrote can be found here so that everyone can judge for themselves. When I was forced to make my updates this afternoon, I pondered deleting the post due to the new found inaccuracy but since it was referenced elsewhere I had to keep it up but I went out of my way to leave the original untouched.

I respect your hoops knowledge AAUObserver, but I think you owe me and the readers a public apology. You're better than this.

To my loyal readers, I apologize for this mess. If I could share the full information with you, I would and I hope to at an appropriate time. But one must be careful with private information so I'm going to error on the side of caution with this one. At the same time, the information that I had previously posted is wrong and it's my duty to correct it which is why I added the note to the original post. My site is not a news site, it's an opinion site, so I don't post rumors without explicitly saying that. I made it clear in my original post that I was looking for information, not giving it. Now I have that information and I wouldn't say that if I didn't feel the information was absolutely reliable.

Czar of the Whiteboard, author Twin Cities Boys Hoops blog

No comments:

Post a Comment

Have a different take than mine? You can provide your take here.