There's a good reason Rob Lowe is trending all over the world right now, he LITERALLY has everyone talking about the wild "news" he broke on his twitter account. That news being that one of the most accomplished quarterbacks of all-time, Peyton Manning, is retiring.
So, should you trust the guy that hosed down Tommy Boy at a gas station? Possibly. The first person Colts owner Jim Irsay followed on twitter was none other than Rob Lowe. So, yeah, there likely is some type of relationship between these two or possibly Irsay might have just been a huge fan of St. Elmo's Fire.
With Manning possibly retired, this makes the Colts offseason less awkward and simplifies the plans for them to draft Andrew Luck and insert him at starting QB. While it's rough to see one of the all-time greats retire due to injury, most will probably not miss him much as I'm sure he'll still continue to endorse LITERALLY every product known to man. Hopefully he will host SNL once again.
But yeah, Colts fans might want to wait on a news source more solid than Chris Traeger before trusting this huge news.
@AndrewBucholtz that podcast was like a Christmas present for sports media geeks, haha
I agree that ESPN subscribes to this practice, but so does the MLB Network (they sighted sources on the Pujols signing as well and did not attribute yahoo when announcing the story) and the NFL Network (too many numerous times when local writers broke stories) I guess everyone calls out da-da-dum, da-da-dum because they are the 800 lb gorilla?
I wish someone would point out the obvious simmalarities between Paterno and the Sandusky mess and the fact that Mark Swartz and ESPN essentially did the same thing with Bernie Fine. Why don't any of the media outlets talk this? why aren't we holding the news agency to the same standard? I am not PSU fan
Ever since the #FreeBruce incident, the other media members have been slamming ESPN left and right. Normally you would never see journalists slam other colleagues. That should tell everyone that they don't view ESPN on the same level- it ain't even the same sport. ESPN is a "entertainment" company. That's all it is.
saw this on your twitter account and it surmises ESPN's reporting in a nutshell. Every thing they do is a bit murky in terms of original reporting.
"I find it a bit hypocritical that ESPN investigative reporters pretty much had an erection taking Tressel to the gallows for not forwarding an email to the proper authorities about tattoos yet they're extremely defensive about not handing over an audio tape that confirmed sexual molestation to the proper authorities."
BWAHAHAHAHAHA figures. ESPN is so ridiculous and sad.
P.S. I concur on the thanks for not making this a slideshow LOLZ!
@TheBruinsBlog Rather than writing a veiled reference to "some" in Boston, why not call out individuals who piggyback stories?
@TheBruinsBlog I'm sure it could apply to anyone who's "made it big" in any field. See: Tesla and Edison.
@dougdanger read ya twit about N.Tesla, omg, you really need to check this http:\/\/t.co\/eTNM9sS8 :-)
For many of those guys, getting a big scoop is a career moment for them......but the honeymoon is short. When David beats Goliath, within minutes the story is ripped/changed and they're an afterthought ro the millions who depend on ESPN
@bkoo Espn and hbo have done it to me numerous time. They are pathetic.
@bkoo Why would ESPN stop doing this? They've done it before, been caught before, and there are no consequences.
Thanks for not making this a slideshow. One slideshow i would watch would be "top 25 evilest people at espn". I have no doubt at the top there are some shady mofos over at the mothership. I actually feel bad for the talent/minions who have to do their bidding.
Tremendous. Thanks Patrick. MT @pm222 ESPN Practice Of Piggybacking On Other's Reporting … Beginning To Ruffle Feathers: tinyurl.com\/c9m4tx4
@HiMyNameIsSeton ESPN confirming, Sampson to be on DL due to bad haircut
@HiMyNameIsSeton Don't forget that Cowherd repeatedly stated that buster broke the story when they were talking about it yesterday.
@HiMyNameIsSeton great story.
Shouldn't you guys then give credit to this story to Phil Mushnick, who's been writing about this situation in his articles for a couple of years now?
@RockawayMike I've unfortunately missed some of Mushnick's articles on this. And I researched this one a bit too! Feel free to send the articles over and I'll update. No effort on our end to duck crediting him.
@BenKoo I'm sorry if I came off snide there- I thought the article was great and on point. I can remember times that Mushnick touched on this previously, but I went back through the last few weeks of his articles, and didn't find anything directly related.Again, I enjoy the site, and think the article was well done.
@HiMyNameIsSeton sick of ESPN. Only watch games they show. Need better source of sports! Go broncos!