Archive for the ‘Bad Journalism’ Category

Worldwide Leader in D’oh!

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

As Jay Leno points out to us every week, writing headlines ain't easy. In fact, bad headlines are the only thing that make Jay funny. But with some headlines, the reaction is a painful grimace rather than laughter. Consider the following gem that was on ESPN's website following Virginia Tech's double-overtime ...

Maybe the Yankees Can Throw Money at This Iraqi Journalist

Monday, December 15th, 2008

OK, so this basically has nothing to do with sports, but maybe we can relate it somehow. Some Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at President Bush on Sunday at a press conference in Baghdad. Above is the video. A couple things: W still has some pretty good reactions for a beaten down ...

I’m Not Sayin’. I’m Just Sayin’

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

I highly doubt Bill Simmons reads this particular nook and/or cranny of the internets. But I did see something on ESPN.com that made me wonder...what if?Today I read Simmons' piece on the NBA Finals, which is also running in ESPN The Magazine. As you can see, it opens thusly:I mean, ...

Dewey Defeats Truman Moment of the Week

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Maybe you caught the story in the L.A. Times yesterday: BRETT FAVRE CONSIDERS COMEBACK!The story, penned by Sam Farmer, cites an anonymous NFL source who claimed that Favre's agent was talking to other teams about possibly playing for them. Oh really. I'm sure that a reporter for the L.A. Times, ...