Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

Yesterday satirical sports website SportsPickle published an amusing story on Brian Urlacher's retirement, claiming the Bears linebacker was retiring but signing a one-day contract with the Packers so he could "go out a winner." Today, while broadcasting coverage of the ACC baseball tournament, NESN ran that story—with the quotation—as actual news.

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It's the latest in a long line of media outlets being fooled by satire sites, but this one's especially embarrassing. SportsPickle has been around long enough that it's made the cycle from funny to not-so-funny and back again (your mileage may vary). Anybody working in news should know by now it's a satire site. Good job, good effort NESN.

h/t to Rich

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