Adam Schefter was ticked off Wednesday when he had to cover the rears of his ESPN colleagues who passed on news from a phony Twitter account.
A phony Twitter account tweeted that the Jaguars had signed Olivier Vernon. This tweet was picked up by someone at ESPN, and it led to the “NFL Live” crew to discuss the move.
Here’s a look at the tweet that duped them:
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) March 9, 2016
Schefter, who is the network’s top reporter, then went on air to put his colleagues in check. He was not happy:
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) March 9, 2016
On the bright side, ESPN finally credited FOX Sports for a scoop. Unfortunately it was for a phony report.
The dumbest person in America must be running the Total Beauty Twitter account, because they sent out one of the worst, most embarrassing and pathetic tweets we’ve ever seen during the pre-Oscars show.
Take a look at this:
You’re right — we didn’t know Oprah had tattoos either. We’re still not sure she does.
That’s because you’re looking at Whoopi Goldberg. What’s up, Total Beauty, nobody on your staff ever watch Sister Act? Did The Color Purple or Ghost slip under your radar? Or do all black people really just look that alike?
We’d like to apologize to Oprah and Whoopi, as well as everyone we’ve offended. It was our error, and there are no excuses. We’re sorry.
— Total Beauty (@TotalBeauty) February 29, 2016
Oprah looks great. pic.twitter.com/QdHhsZtIN3
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) February 29, 2016
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The floor slap is an oft-used motivational tactic, so to speak. The defender has the floor locked down. Come at us, we dare you.
On Saturday, one Ohio State player found out the hard way that that doesn’t always work.
This is Jae’Sean Tate facing up Nebraska’s Jai Webster in overtime, clearly looking for a stop:
life comes at you fast pic.twitter.com/KWmSdzRn40
— jack (@jackhaveitall) February 21, 2016
That is not how you defend.
Tate actually had a good night – 15 points and 12 rebounds – and the Buckeyes won, so no harm, no foul, and he seemed to take the embarrassment well:
All publicity good publicity…?
— Jt#1 (@o_tate_) February 21, 2016
Perhaps this is how Duke should handle floor slap disrespect going forward.
- Jae'Sean Tate
One contestant on “Jeopardy!” better not ever set foot on the University of Alabama campus after his blunder Tuesday night.
One of the categories on the game show was “colleges by team names.” The first clue/answer was “Crimson Tide.” A contestant by the name of Steve answered Auburn.
Alabama residents who couldn’t name five elements on the periodic table for you could all tell you that the Crimson Tide is Alabama, not Auburn. And that was a $200 question too, not a trick, making matters for Steve even more confounding.
But, hey, being on Jeopardy isn’t as easy as it seems. I can tell you from my experience on Sports Jeopardy! last year.
Steve Harvey undid almost all of the great work from his career with one of the bigger blunders in recent TV history.
While hosting the Miss Universe 2015 pageant, Harvey announced the wrong winner before later having to correct himself, thereby dethroning the woman who thought she had won, and giving the title to someone who thought she had lost.
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) December 21, 2015
Poor Miss Colombia for having to go through that, and congratulations to Miss Philippines.
Of course, why would you put “first” runner-up if the person finished second? You’re just trying to trick Harvey. The memes and jokes to come as a result were pretty good:
- Steve Harvey
Magic Johnson thoughtfully shouted out Abby Wambach on social media Friday, but he made one big mistake.
The former Los Angeles Lakers great got Wambach’s first name wrong:
That’s pretty cringe-worthy, and amazingly Johnson still had not deleted the tweet several hours later.
It’s great that he thought enough of Wambach — the greatest women’s soccer player in our country’s history who retired this week — to shout her out, but what does it say about him if he doesn’t even know her name? It certainly diminishes his intent.
This has been a bad week of spelling involving Michigan State.
The playoff-bound Michigan State Spartans made an appearance on the Sports Illustrated cover, but there was just one problem: they didn’t get coach Mark Dantonio’s name right.
The cover teases a story about “How Mike Dantonio Rebuilt The Spartans.” That’s a rather significant misprint.
"How Mike Dantonio rebuilt the Spartans" appears on this SI cover leading into the playoff. pic.twitter.com/c2hMjyNa0s
— Mike Wilson (@MikeWilson247) December 17, 2015
Mike Rosenberg, who wrote the story, assured people on Twitter that the cover was being reprinted and the mistake does not occur in the actual story.
@DjShannrock Our fault. We're re-printing. As you might imagine, I don't write or see covers before printing … the story has it correct.
— Michael Rosenberg (@Rosenberg_Mike) December 17, 2015
The Spartans have a program that has a huge chip on its shoulder and they thrive on disrespect, real or imagined. This will probably end up on a bulletin board somewhere.