Bill Simmons’ Wimbledon joke backfires
The 2013 Wimbledon Championships have featured a number of unexpected upsets on the ladies’ singles side. The semifinal matches have been set, with 15th-seeded Marion Bartoli awaiting her Thursday meeting with 20th-seeded Kristen Flipkens and 23rd-seeded Sabine Lisicki pitted against No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska.
The big names are lacking. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka all lost in the fourth round or sooner, which will likely result in lower ratings for the semis and final. Bill Simmons attempted to mock the lack or star power remaining in the tournament on Tuesday, but he made an embarrassing mistake.
The final is on ESPN. RT @BillSimmons "Radwanska! Bartoli!!!!! It's the Wimbledon Women's Finals on NBC!"
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) July 2, 2013
Let’s have a massive round of applause for NBC Sports for making sure there was no way Simmons’ idiotic tweet flew under the radar. Granted, Simmons has never been shy about criticizing ESPN in the past, so he probably would have tweeted it anyway. But he was definitely attempting to be witty and failed miserably.
Between this tweet and the drama-filled week he had sparring with Doc Rivers, Simmons should probably just give it a rest. He’s going to give himself and thousands more a headache.
H/T SI Hot Clicks