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Friday, July 3, 2015

Policing the Media

Bob Costas apologizes for harsh words about Pedro Strop

Veteran broadcaster Bob Costas admitted that he owes Pedro Strop an apology for being unnecessarily harsh towards the pitcher during Friday’s game against the Cardinals. Costas was calling the play-by-play action of the game for MLB Network and took exception with Strop pointing to the sky after being pulled following a shaky outing. “Strop is…Read More

SI writer Andy Benoit says ‘women’s sports in general not worth watching’

SI writer Andy Benoit is in some hot water for his opinions expressed about women’s sports over Twitter Monday. Benoit, who is an NFL writer at SI’s “The Monday Morning Quarterback,” sent some controversial tweets in which he opined that women’s sports were “less entertaining” than men’s sports. Benoit backed up his opinion by saying…Read More

Stephen A. Smith apologizes on Twitter for women’s soccer joke

Not long after his “joke” about women’s soccer players went viral, Stephen A. Smith decided to apologize for his insensitive remark. While “SportsCenter” was playing a highlight from a Women’s World Cup game between Germany and Norway, Smith cracked a joke about the women not blocking a shot because they didn’t want to mess up…Read More

Rick Reilly reuses line about rooting for the favorite

If you’re going to try impressing people with lines and jokes on Twitter, just make sure you’re always coming off with fresh material. Otherwise you risk getting exposed like Rick Reilly. The famed ESPN writer tweeted on Saturday to discourage people from rooting for Kentucky in the Final Four by comparing it to rooting for…Read More

ESPN writer Gerry Hamilton accidentally tweets Pornhub link

Don’t you just hate when that happens? You’re on Twitter trying to promote your work but you send out the wrong link. It’s happened to us here at LBS plenty of times. When you send out 20 links a day, mistakes will happen. But the one thing you never want to happen is you accidentally…Read More

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