Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 at
By now, everyone should know the whole Ben Roethlisberger civil suit story, and if you dont go ahead and read this then come on back. Ok, now, everyone should also know that ESPN is purposefully not reporting on this news story, even releasing statements why they wont cover it, despite those statements being contradictory to what has been done by TWWL in the past. If you haven’t seen this discussion, read here and even here then come on back. After reading all that, I am sickened but not surprised by ESPN’s course of action here.
The utter arrogance on the network’s part to decide what is and what is not news is inexcusable. It begs the question about what kind of racial bias the network has, it brings to mind what kinds of corporate biases the network has with all of its partnership deals with the very sports they cover and the advertisers they have, and it brings to mind whether or not the network should even be as huge and powerful as they are.
They have no problem reporting about a dead for over 2 weeks Steve McNair’s blood alcohol content, for no reason whatsoever since he was the one who was murdered, but when the Super Bowl winning quarterback get sued for sexual assault, this is not considered news. When a former super bowl winning wide-receiver gets sued in a civil suit for injuries sustained during a shootout, ESPN was all over it…but not for Roethlisberger’s sexual assault civil suit.
What gives? ESPN owes everyone a real explanation here. They dropped the ball. Big time. Especially considering that every other news establishment felt that this story was actual news.
Thank goodness I have (some of) my fellow bloggers there to give me the straight news, without the filters that ESPN seems to have. I’ve long since given up going to ESPN for news for various reasons, including those listed above, but obviously most of America has not and ESPN owes it to its viewers to report the news not through ESPN colored glasses.
Or hey, maybe ESPN is right and everyone is wrong. I mean, no one could possibly believe that Ben Roethlisberger would ever be out of control…right?
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at
Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft pick Evander “Ziggy” Hood spent his high school years serving food to customers at a Sonic in Amarillo, Texas. He did it while on roller skates.
“I could pretty much do everything, from flipping patties to car hopping, riding around on roller skates,” Hood said.
There’s nothing more dead sexy than a defensive lineman car hopping in short shorts and roller skates.
**Are there any Sonic restaurants in the NYC area? I see commercials for them all the time but I’ve never seen a Sonic.
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at
I can’t believe it. Hope and change have gone out the window. Forget everything we said about enjoying the moment. I’m as speechless as John Boehner when he runs out of tobacco lobbyist money on the House floor. (Dickipedia) President Obama is supporting the Steelers in the Super Bowl.
Aw hell naw is right. In the words of the president himself, “It’s an outrage!” Supporting the Steelers doesn’t not inspire hope and change. Doesn’t Obama know that the Cardinals have Jesus on their side because Kurt Warner says so? If you say that I’m not pleased about this because I hate the Steelers, you would be correct. I am a non-purple camo pants wearing Ravens fan. However I despise them more because they played with our patron saint Najeh Trenadious Monté Davenport’s emotions by constantly cutting and resigning him. That’s some cold shit right there. Dookie should be tearing it up Ybor City with Chris Berman this week. I don’t know what it’s like to root for the Cardinals. No one does except Will Leitch and Neil Lomax’s mom. Maybe David Boston. However I’m going to see how it goes on Sunday.
Here’s hoping Hines Ward or Willie Parker get caught with a mercenary hooker from Reno a day before the game. If the Cardinals win, they should present a jersey to Vice-President Biden unless Obama makes him back the Steelers too. Wait he’s from Scranton. There’s always Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. DHS probably has a broom closet or handicapped bathroom stall they could use for the ceremony.
Stupid Ravens. Only if they still had Stoney Case or Elvis Grbac.
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 at
Oft signed and cut patron saint of the Deuce of Davenport, Najeh “Deuce” Davenport has just been signed, for the 3rd time this season, by an NFL team. The Indianapolis Colts have decided to give the thrice cut former Steelers running back a shot on the team with Joseph Addai ailing in their backfield. Najeh this year has amassed a total of 2 carries for 5 yards, with a long run of 3 yards.
The Deuce is loose!
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 at
Apparently Steelers fans need to be taught a little bit about fire safety. During the first half of the soon to be 23-6 rout of the Redskins, a Steelers’ fan’s tailgaiting grill that was left burning ended up setting several cars in the lot ON FIRE (Not the actual car burning). I’ve heard about setting cars ablaze after your team has won, but lighting them up before victory is certain is a new thing to me. Of course it was accidental…probably. Although judging from the amount of black and gold and terrible towls in the stands, in all likelihood the owners of those cars on fire were probably fellow Steeler fans so really, if it wasn’t an accident they were only hurting their own kin. Man that was a beatdown.