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Fun Conspiracy Theories About ESPN.com's Pony Attack

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Several emailers have pointed out an odd coincidence between ESPN.com's cornification and an interview featuring America's Sideline Princess. We may have our first real suspect.

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Last weekend, the venerable Fanhouse finally plopped Miss Andrews in a chair to pepper her with questions about what it's like to live in her universe , who she admires, that NCAA football game she's featured in, blah, blah, blah. That conversation segued into if Andrews actually likes video games. Her response, especially during ESPN's pony-addled times, was a little alarming:

I was awesome and dominated in Contra. (reciting cheat code) Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, (corrects herself) or A, B, Start — to get the 30 men, I don't know if it did it. But I dominated it.

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Interesting. Now, of course, it's ridiculous to actually accuse Miss Andrews of pony-bombing the ESPN.com site, but it is a little amusing that so many people have forwarded this interview along, demanding justice and an explanation.

Oh, and Krulewitz got back to us with ESPN.com's official statement on the incident:

This was a case of an Easter Egg, a small hidden batch of code, that was put in place by somebody internally. ESPN.com was not hacked and it had no significant impact on the performance of the site or on external computers. We do not condone it and are dealing with the matter internally."

Yeah, somebody got fired.

Back Porch: Erin Andrews [Fanhouse]

Photo: Awful Announcing

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