Bad Athlete Grammar
Alright, so this idea came to me a couple of days ago, but of course I procrastinated indefinitely. That was until I saw former Timberwolf, Warrior, Raptor, Cavalier, Net and probably a lot of other teams forward Donyell Marshall’s tweet during today’s beatdown the Mavericks handed out to the Lakers. 
If reading this Tweet didn’t remind me to create this account, I might have let it slide. But c’mon Donyell Marshall, you coach college kids! How the fuck can you not know the different between too and to? I swear to god you’d never see some assistant coach at Duke this stupid. I know UCONN are the beasts of the Big East, but when Jim Calhoun retires or gets kicked off the bench for paying players, you guys are fucked. And you’re tweeting about the greatest NBA coach of all time’s last game, show some fucking respect and get that shit right!
Were you trying to save precious characters on your tweet, Donyell? If so, I might understand if you chose your characters carefully, but wasn’t the case. You still had 27 characters to go. Is it a typo? probably not. Especially with the caps at the beginning of each fucking word. Are you serious? Honestly, who writes that way? Twitter is supposed to be convenient and fast for people, that is the entire point. That’s why it moves so fast and that’s why it’s awesome. But not Donyell Marshall. Donyell has found one of the most time consuming micro-blogging writing techniques known to man and is taking full advantage of it. Look at his past Tweets, it’s like he’s confused what words deserve capital letters. C’mon dude, I don’t know what kind of up-bringing you’ve had, and if it was rough, I truly sympathize, but at some point during your near 40 years on this planet it is kinda disturbing you haven’t noticed a pattern in how every day sentences are written.
So Donyell, maybe if you read this you will realize that you would be best served sticking to the all-lowercase writing technique and save yourself the confusion on what words to capitalize.

Note: If I demonstrate any poor grammar myself in any of my posts, keep it to your god damn self.

Alright, so this idea came to me a couple of days ago, but of course I procrastinated indefinitely. That was until I saw former Timberwolf, Warrior, Raptor, Cavalier, Net and probably a lot of other teams forward Donyell Marshall’s tweet during today’s beatdown the Mavericks handed out to the Lakers. 

If reading this Tweet didn’t remind me to create this account, I might have let it slide. But c’mon Donyell Marshall, you coach college kids! How the fuck can you not know the different between too and to? I swear to god you’d never see some assistant coach at Duke this stupid. I know UCONN are the beasts of the Big East, but when Jim Calhoun retires or gets kicked off the bench for paying players, you guys are fucked. And you’re tweeting about the greatest NBA coach of all time’s last game, show some fucking respect and get that shit right!

Were you trying to save precious characters on your tweet, Donyell? If so, I might understand if you chose your characters carefully, but wasn’t the case. You still had 27 characters to go. Is it a typo? probably not. Especially with the caps at the beginning of each fucking word. Are you serious? Honestly, who writes that way? Twitter is supposed to be convenient and fast for people, that is the entire point. That’s why it moves so fast and that’s why it’s awesome. But not Donyell Marshall. Donyell has found one of the most time consuming micro-blogging writing techniques known to man and is taking full advantage of it. Look at his past Tweets, it’s like he’s confused what words deserve capital letters. C’mon dude, I don’t know what kind of up-bringing you’ve had, and if it was rough, I truly sympathize, but at some point during your near 40 years on this planet it is kinda disturbing you haven’t noticed a pattern in how every day sentences are written.

So Donyell, maybe if you read this you will realize that you would be best served sticking to the all-lowercase writing technique and save yourself the confusion on what words to capitalize.

Note: If I demonstrate any poor grammar myself in any of my posts, keep it to your god damn self.

Welcome to Bad Athlete Grammar

Hey, so I’ve been wanting to create a tumblr account for about a month now and I’ve hah no idea what to do with it. Most of my rants that would be bearable to read are way too angry and contain way too many curse words. This one might be the same, but at least I think it’s channeled somewhat appropriately. 

I’m by no means a literary genius at all. Nor do I consider myself to have very good grammar. I thought I did, but senior year of college I took a 400 level writing course and I got torn to shreds by grammar errors. But what I do have working for me is that I’m not an idiot. I can write reasonably well without committing too many grammar errors that you learn to avoid when you’re in the second grade. 

I always shake my head in disgust when I see or hear a professional athlete butcher a sentence on live TV, or when I read an interview or Tweet. 30 year old men should know the difference between they’re and there. I don’t give a shit where you grew up, if you’ve made $8 million a year for the last ten years, AND you’re a role model for little kids, you need to not come off as being incredibly stupid. You don’t need NOT to be incredibly stupid, I’m just asking you APPEAR not to be incredibly stupid. You know a really easy way to do that? Use decent grammar and spelling the .03% of the time at your job when you speak on the record in some form.

Anyway, I will be blogging cringing athlete interviews, tweet and quotes for the forseeable future. If you can bare to watch, check back often to see what is as far as I know, the only blog dedicated to Bad Athlete Grammar.