So I’m sure you’ve heard by now about “Mike Green’s” new site, greenlife52.com.
I first heard of it from The Hockey Chronicles. Of course, today, you can never know if something that just pops up out of nowhere is real or not. Since I can’t really go right to the source of Mike Green, I did the next best thing, and tweeted Nate Ewell, who said this.
The response that I got was mainly something along the lines of “If that is his site, someone needs to help him with his grammar.” Then again, that really wouldn’t be much of a surprise because: 1. he’s a young guy, and most young guys don’t use proper grammar on the Internet and 2. he has admitted to not reading a book since seventh grade.
While the site definitely looked legit, I didn’t think it was real.
God forbid I actually learned something in school, but they always told us that when we were researching for papers and projects, you can tell unreliable sources from simple grammatical and spelling errors made on the site.
After really looking at the site, it doesn’t look so legit after all. The bio was just filled with endless grammatical errors (I’m no professor of grammar, but they’re easy mistakes that shouldn’t be made). It seems like on most athletes’ or celebrities’ sites, they have someone else write the bio for them, hence the uses of Mike Green or Vinny Lecavalier instead of I in that section. Now, I’m guessing Greener has atleast one friend who is competent enough to notice all the mistakes made. Elliot Segal‘s name is even spelled incorrectly as Seagal.
Another thing I noticed: American spelling is used instead of Canadian spelling. Defenceman is spelled the American way defenseman.
You can decide yourself, and we’re still waiting to hear from Nate, but I personally don’t think it’s the real Mike. If it is, we need to call the grammar police on him because that is just too much.