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ESPN the Bully...again

Posted on: September 15, 2009 11:03 am
Edited on: September 15, 2009 11:30 am
It's never a shock when ESPN the Bully attempts to throw its weight around. It happens with ESPN the Bully on almost a regular basis but their recent case of bullying -- and in some ways they are just flat out being misleading -- is one of the worst examples of all.

One of the best sites on the Internet is Besides it's the best place to go for football news (shameless plug alert). Recently the site linked to my story on how Keyshawn Johnson and Cris Carter, analysts for ESPN, criticized Baltimore receivers. The Ravens weren't happy about it and responded.

Johnson called them "bums." He clearly was speaking about Baltimore's receivers since that portion of the conference call with reporters was about...the Ravens wide receivers.

But in ESPN-land, there is no owning up to mistakes, just denials.

Here's the most important part: the Ravens receivers believed Johnson was talking about them as well. Some of them went out of their way (without any prodding from the media) to take shots at Johnson and Carter after the Ravens beat Kansas City on Sunday.

An ESPN PR doofus has sent e-mails to PFT saying Johnson wasn't referring to anyone in particular when he said bums. If you believe that then you also believe in giant fuzzy bunnies delivering eggs.

The bullying e-mails have come and come and come all in an attempt to intimidate the owner of PFT, Mike Florio.

This is poor, bullying behavior even for ESPN the Bully.

Johnson used the word bums.

He was talking about the Ravens wide receivers.

They responded angrily as they should have.

End of story.

No matter how much ESPN the Bully is trying to re-write history.


Category: NFL
Tags: ESPN

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2009 11:07 am

ESPN the Bully...again

Your so right, every time I see sheshawn take a shot a T.O., I cringe.  Didn't T.O. take his job in Dallas.  I didn't expect Carter to take shots at T.O. since carter had a hell of a career with the viking, but he's turned out to be a hater also.  I was so glad to hear Tony Dungy call carter a diva.  It amazes me how some players are turn coats when they join the media.  I notice when people like Deion Sanders and Micheal Irvin come on these shows with a diffrent opinion, they don't last long.  I guess as long as sheshawn and carter tote the company line, they will last.  Uncle Tom Jackson will be there forever.  Someone has to tell sheshawn and carter that hatin in T.O. isn't going to stop him from outshining them as recievers.  T.O. is a HOF'er, we will have to see about carter.  Notice that I didn't even mention sheshawn.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: September 16, 2009 11:04 am

ESPN has NO credibility

I searched "Keyshawn Johnson" on ESPN's site and their is NO mention of her comments. She got booted off every team she was on, and like Chris Carter, is bitter that she couldn't un-retire because no team wanted her Diva act. ESPN is in bed financialy with so many different companies that they can no longer be objective about anything. Now they're doing cover-ups. Fire Chris Berman, quit hiring affirmative-action color analysts, and send ME-shawn over to ACORN.

Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2009 2:19 pm

ESPN the Bully...again

Have to agree completely.  BSPN is the shadiest major sports news outlet there is.  If they're not trying to bully the little guy, they're withholding content from their readers (Roethlisberger alligations), or spinning things for "their" guys (Favre).  They almost suck as much as Keyshawn. 

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2009 1:46 pm


I usually think Freeman has his head up his rear but he is right about PFT and to a slightly lesser extent, CBSSPORTS being the best resource for NFL news.  I only go to ESPN to complain about their undying devotion to the Patriots (see any Pete Prisco article for the Sportsline version of said opinion) and to read the AFC North blog.

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2009 1:22 pm

ESPN the Bully...again


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