Strange doings over Butch Stearns’ blog on the FOX25 webpage.
Tuesday night, Stearns posted the following:
FOX25 has learned that the Patriots are close to a deal with Ty Law that would bring the 38 year old cornerback back to Foxboro.
Apr 23, 2008 | 9:10 AM
38 year old cornerback
So this is a futures contract not to take effect until 2012?
Who looks better with an abacus than me?
Instead of admitting his error, the blog entry was corrected to read 34 and Stearns left the following response in the comments thread:
Apr 24, 2008 | 9:26 PM
get a life will you….. never said 38?…why would I say Ty is 38?….rarely do football players play close to 40 years old?…
Anyway, I love this move if it happens. You just know Ty will find the fountain of youth for at least one year or maybe two in Foxboro.
Hopefully this gets done before the draft.
Did a 5-year-old write that response? What’s with the question marks? And “get a life will you” – what the heck? We know it was Butch who left the comment, because it was his particular FOX25 username (complete with avatar photo) that made the response. This isn’t a case of someone using Stearns name to make him look bad.
Just Butchie being Butchie, I guess.
Note: The cached page at Google still shows the post with the 38-year-old.