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So over the weekend, there was a bit of a brouhaha (that had been a while in the making) over ESPN and the way it credits (or doesn’t properly credit, to put a finer point on it) reporters from other news outlets who break stories before their reporters do. Well, it seems ESPN took note of the criticism it faced.
Earlier today, Hostess, the manufacturer of beloved food-like substances ranging from Twinkies and Ding Dongs to Wonder Bread, announced it was officially winding down operations, blaming a widespread strike that the bankrupt company said it couldn’t weather. This news took the internet by storm, because anything that makes people nostalgic takes the internet by storm. And sportspeople were far from immune. Evidence after the jump.
In recent years, there’s been a noticeable uptick in the amount of spoiled picks at the NFL Draft. By “spoiled picks,” I mean someone on TV tells you who’s about to be drafted before the NFL’s commissioner announces it. Now, however, the NFL is fighting back.
An Adam Schefter impersonator briefly convinced the folks over at SportsCenter that newly-minted Jet Tim Tebow was actually being shipped to the Jaguars. The prank occurred last night, and the dastardly online troll pulled it off by creating a fake Adam Schefter Twitter account. More, after the jump.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter Starts Inevitable Blood Feud With Actor Rob Lowe: “Parks And Recreation Could Be Getting Canceled”
Yesterday, we brought you the bizarre story of “Parks and Recreation” actor Rob Lowe breaking the news that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was going to retire. By “breaking the news,” we mean he tweeted, “Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow. #Colts.” Today, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter responded with a report of his own.
Today was a day of good NFL lockout news – i.e. strong signs that indeed, this work stoppage is almost over. But no reorter really put themselves out there and said football is coming back imminently…until ESPN’s Adam Schefter did just that earlier this evening, tweeting, “Welcome back, football.” Needless to say, he would not have done this were he not really, really sure the CBA was a done deal. And after this, it better be. (Photo via)
Earlier this morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter had some interesting things to say about Tiki Barber’s failed TV career, as well as former ESPN talking head Sean Salisbury.