Here's A Very Bad PR Pitch Tied To The Supposed Dez Bryant Video

The rumor that there's video of Dez Bryant doing something bad is gaining steam—though not necessarily legitimacy—and while everyone waits for something to happen, one enterprising PR person figured out how to spin this into an opportunity for a client. » 2/25/15 1:08pm 2/25/15 1:08pm

PR Guy Pulls Colt McCoy Away From ESPN Deportes Interview: "No Means No"

Colt McCoy was the hero of tonight's big Washington win over Dallas, and so it figures that he'd be doing the run through of all the ESPN networks—given they hold the broadcast rights to Monday Night games, after all. Turns out a PR handler doesn't want McCoy talking to ESPN's Spanish-language Deportes network, though. » 10/28/14 12:52am 10/28/14 12:52am

Sad NBA Promotion: Bucks Send Ping Pong Balls To Fans

I don't think I understand this. The Milwaukee Bucks, who finished with the worst record in the NBA this season, sent these ping pong balls to a select group of fans because...something. » 5/12/14 12:39pm 5/12/14 12:39pm

Sports Personalities Fail To Be Subtle While Promoting New Wayans Movie

What do Robert Griffin III, Mike Epps, and ESPN's Jemele Hill all have in common? They all want you to go see their boy Marlon Wayans's hilarious new movie, A Haunted House 2, TONIGHT!!! » 4/18/14 12:24pm 4/18/14 12:24pm

The Organizers Of The Qatar World Cup Are Very Mad At Us

Below is an email that just popped into our inbox, from Paul Hughes, head of international media relations for Qatar's Supreme Committee of Delivery & Legacy (!). That makes him the main flack for the outfit that's overseeing the 2022 World Cup, which one international group expects to kill more people than the… » 3/24/14 6:17pm 3/24/14 6:17pm

Wantster Cuts Ties With Worst Charity In U.S.; Sticks With Chris Brown

Less than 24 hours after we reported Wantster had teamed up with America's Worst Charity and America's Worst Person, the cheap Pinterest knock-off is ending its partnership with Kids Wish Network (but affirms it's dedicated to promoting Chris Brown). » 7/17/13 2:00pm 7/17/13 2:00pm

Worst Person In America Teams Up With Worst Charity In America [UPDATE]

Every day, optimistic PR people fill our tips box with mumbo-jumbo about new sports websites, book review offers, and other pitches that usually get auto-tagged as spam and are subsequently binned. Today, though, we received the following—and it's so perfect we can't help but share it with you: » 7/16/13 6:00pm 7/16/13 6:00pm

The Chargers’ PR Director Writes A Bitchy Letter To Chargers Fans

One of the most recent articles posted under the "News" tab at Chargers.com has "Take A Chill Pill" as its headline. That's an odd headline to see on an official team site that usually just runs straight, boring news stories about the Chargers. » 10/19/12 11:33am 10/19/12 11:33am

The ESPYs Nokia PreParty Is Awesome, But Its Publicist Is Sort Of Lazy

All your favorite athletes are chillin' at the ESPYs Nokia PreParty. I hear it's awesome. Almost as awesome as this social media PR fail. First, an accidental DeSean Jackson tweet, and then a flurry of other athletes tweeting that precise line. Most of them, at least, remembered to take out the publicist's note. [USA… » 7/11/12 6:20pm 7/11/12 6:20pm

PR Guy Who Offered Exclusive Pics Of Some Player And His Super Bowl…

Public relations wiz Jonathan Jaxson has responded to the treatment we gave his email pitch yesterday. First, he called us "Assholes!" in a tweet he has since taken down. Later, he sent me this email, presented here in its entirety: » 5/18/12 3:25pm 5/18/12 3:25pm

Bobcats Celebrate Their Four Young Core Players By Misspelling Two Of…

A reader and Bobcats season-ticketholder (we extend our deepest sympathies) passes along this letter from Charlotte management which mentions the exciting things happening in the 3-25 Bobcats' future. The exciting things, as you might have guessed, are not really exciting. » 2/14/12 7:15pm 2/14/12 7:15pm

One Of Jeremy Lin's Former Unofficial Volunteer High School Coaches…

Linsanity has swept New York City. This much we know. What's harder to fathom is the origin of the term "Linsanity." The big-city tabloids would have you believe their headline writers invented the portmanteau during the last fortnight. Incorrect! The term dates to an earlier era: July 17, 2010. That's when Andrew… » 2/10/12 4:10pm 2/10/12 4:10pm

East Carolina University Will Not Abide Dong On Front Page Of Student…

Two months ago, John Sieglinger of Raleigh removed his raiment and ran across the field at halftime of the East Carolina University-Southern Miss football game. Three days after that, The East Carolinian student paper published uncensored photos of Sieglinger's Streak on its front page and its website, sparking moral… » 1/06/12 1:15pm 1/06/12 1:15pm

Reaction By Indy PR People To Their Dumb Super Bowl Shuffle Video Is…

Yesterday, we posted the impossibly lame Indy Super Bowl Shuffle video, a barely baked marketing effort by the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association. Betraying a profound ignorance of how the Internet Machine works, the ICVA last night removed the now-viral video from YouTube, where the ICVA had posted it… » 12/01/11 3:10pm 12/01/11 3:10pm