Some of you might remember last year when a certain blogger named TurtleBoySports wrote a terrible article for his website bashing St. Bonaventure because UMass lost a basketball game to us. This guy targeted me specifically because I wrote a rebuttal to his nonsense for The Bona Venture, St. Bonaventure’s print newspaper. He wrote a second article specifically about me, and then I wrote a final “screw you” piece back to him, which you can find if you click here.
What happened behind the scenes of our dispute, though, was me probably scaring TurtleBoy quite a bit. Now, he has turned to bashing Buffalo Bills fans (and he has been targeting Buffalo a lot since he learned I was from Buffalo. Sorry, guys). It came out yesterday that TurtleBoy’s real name is Aidan Kearney, and he is a high school teacher at Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley, MA, according to buffalobruises.com.
I knew all of that information last semester when he began harassing me on Twitter and writing blog posts about me. (He and his friends—ahem Brian Long—continued to harass me, a 19-year-old college student, on Twitter well into this semester. I have no doubt it would have continued had he not just deleted the account after being found out.)
Here are just a few screen shots of the tweets I’ve received:
I knew who Aidan Kearney was, where he worked and, in fact, I had his address and phone number in front of me—ah, the beauties of the Internet. When I asked him, he, of course, denied it. I never published the name because I wasn’t 100% certain, and unless I can back up my facts, I’m not going to lay them out as facts (That’s called journalism, TurtleBoy).
The TurtleBoySports website was made password-protected, and the Twitter was deleted.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens to Mr. Kearney’s job. I don’t think he’s really a good example for his students.
In the meantime, LET’S GO BUFFALO!