Steelers receivers trade barbs on Twitter after team picks wideout in second round
To quote SportsCenter host Michael Smith, “‘Don’t hit women’ isn’t politics.” Yesterday was a horrible day at ESPN, and for sports journalism as a whole. The company reportedly laid off 100 of its reporters and analysts, and while names are still trickling out, the casualties of this cut include ESPN giants like NFL reporter Ed Werder; NFL analyst Trent Difler; espnW and NFL reporter Jane McManus; college basketball expert Andy Katz; and analyst and radio host Danny Kannell. The list goes on and on. ESPN tried to dress up the cuts with corporate buzzwords, but ultimately, this was about the bottom line. ESPN’s business model is dependent upon people purchasing cable subscriptions, and thanks
Of all the shirts East Carolina receiver Zay Jones could have picked out for Day Two of the NFL draft, he picked one with a picture of the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase of 1994 but with a twist: a bunch of white Ford Broncos chasing a single cop car. The same Bills franchise in which Simpson spent his most successful NFL seasons. The Bills chose Jones, who was remarkably productive in college, with the fifth pick of the second round, 37th overall.
The Celtics steamrolled a lifeless Bulls team in front of a lifeless Chicago crowd, and so ended a series that was very different just nine days ago.