For much of the afternoon, Googling the term "St. Louis Cardinals" turned up a homophobic joke, because Google pulls information on baseball teams from Wikipedia, which anyone, including some guy in a basement in Revere, can edit. The more you know. »
On Tuesday we told you that Florida Atlantic had reached a 12-year, $6 million naming rights deal for its new stadium.
It has been 148 days since we first
"I don't know your personal life," ESPN vice president and executive editor John Walsh told me, on the phone. "I wouldn't comment on anyone's personal life." »
It's now been 138 days since we turned up ESPN entertainment writer Lynn Hoppes's extensive habit of copying and pasting from Wikipedia.
We could elaborate on the headline, but tipster Pat explained it well in his email. In his quest to find some legitimate information on Wikipedia, he ended up being sidetracked after discovering a picture of a guy in compression shorts, the outline of his dick clearly visible. »
An article recently appeared on the Asian Football Confederation's website that referred to the United Arab Emirates' national soccer team as the "Sand Monkeys." That's a really racist thing to do, in case you didn't know. »
It's not hard to spot the biggest hacks in any newsroom. The biggest hacks are the reporters who rewrite press releases. Emphasis on the word "rewrite," since the laziest, most unimaginative journalist can typically muster the energy and self-respect to tweak a predicate or two. Even hacks don't want to look like they're … »
We told you on Wednesday about ESPN's senior pizza correspondent
We've introduced you to ESPN's Lynn Hoppes a time or two. He's now an entertainment writer (and Cupcake Wars correspondent) for ESPN.com, but he used to edit the website's Page 2—where he wrote about pizza
You thought Jay Mariotti was the only person overly sensitive to Wikipedia criticism
There are two kinds of people I like to think I'm superior to even though I'm clearly not: Wikipedia writers and male gymnasts. With the former group it's because they're doing for free what I do for money, and with the latter it's because they wear tights. But then I read Wikipedia and see how good it is and realize… »
We're not sure if it's still there, but it seems that someone was having a bit of fun with the Snohomish High School Wikipedia entry today. Under the "traditions" section, appears the following text: »