Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by oldninerdude:
No, what I want is a link to the "pre-draft survey" to which you were referring. Obviously, no such link is available, because said "pre-draft survey" was fictional.
The lack of such a "pre-draft survey" is further evidence that you are not relying on any actual evidence for your opinion that the Niners could have moved up to draft DeCastro. Easy enough to speculate that they could have moved up, or to wish that they could have moved up.
But making stuff up ("there was a pre-draft survey") to try to support such a wish or opinion casts doubt on your entire post and severely damages the credibility of that post.
Can we stop this ping pong now please. The discussion has gone as far as it can and I am not at all happy about the direction. I would prefer not to lock the thread, if I can avoid it.
I'm just asking questions that are raised by posts.
Locking this thread now would deprive MadDog of the ability to correct a mistake he made in a previous post (i.e., "I meant it was a 'pre-draft survey' that I conducted myself"), or correct the apparent damage to his credibility created by his prior post. (If, for example, he can actually provide a link to the "pre draft survey" of GMs to which he referred, proving that its not fictional.) So locking the thread now doesn't seem fair to him.
Are we not allowed to question any posts? Or are we just not allowed to question any of MadDog's posts?
Neither seems entirely fair, but the latter seems especially unfair to MadDog.
(BTW, though he probably doesn't recognize it, I'm actually one of MadDog's best friends on this board. Meaning that unlike some, I don't just blindly accept his stuff, I actually pay attention to what he says, and sometimes point out mistakes he might make. Wouldn't we all be better posters with feedback like that?)