“As all of Avs Land will recall, Dater got himself canned it just about the most embarrassing way possible. He flirted up a young female hockey fan named Maria Camacho on Twitter, told her he “won’t argue with a woman” and then asked her to send sexy photos via text message.”
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Well if that doesn’t just beat all!
I was just wondering yesterday what fate had befallen defamed former Denver Post hockey scribe Adrian Dater. Then this morning I was listening to 104.3 the Fan when weekend host and Denver Post do-it-all beat guy Terry Frei happened to mention that Dater was currently writing for Bleacher Report.
I Googled “Adrian Dater Bleacher Report” and sure enough … there he is! He’s been a busy little beaver, too. Dater has oodles of content credited to him. He has even won a whole bundle of the cutesy little medals the blog hands out to its featured writers.
Naturally, Dater’s writer profile mentions his lengthy stint with the Post as well as his crowning achievement – the breaking of the story of the Quebec Nordiques’ move to Colorado, which he first reported when he was still freelancing for the paper. What it fails to mention, though, is Dater’s firing last December.
As all of Avs Land will recall, Dater got himself canned it just about the most embarrassing way possible. He flirted up a young female hockey fan named Maria Camacho on Twitter, told her he “won’t argue with a woman” and then asked her to send sexy photos via text message.
Naturally, South Stands Denver was the only local outlet reporting on the “Creepy Adrian Dater” situation back in December so I wasn’t terribly surprised when I learned this morning that the surly SOB blocked me on Twitter. I’m not the only one. Dater’s sort of “known” for tangling with hockey fans and ultimately shutting them down on social media. I was surprised, though, to see how prolific Dater has been for Bleacher Report. Of course, I wouldn’t have been so surprised had I been able to follow him on Twitter.
I’m happy for Adrian Dater. I hope that in addition to little graphical medals he’s actually making a few bucks hacking away for the blog site. It’s deliciously ironic, though, that a guy who used to bash bloggers (he actually used the tired “mother’s basement” refrain semi-regularly) is employed exclusively by B/R. Hopefully he has already earned enough the free B/R hoodie and he doesn’t get screwed like this guy.