ESPN In The Midst Of A Fight With Boston, Kevin Garnett

Monday, December 10, 2007


Over the weekend ESPN's Sports Nation posted a poll on what result you would like to see happen to a Boston based team/athlete over the weekend. You had the Patriots losing, Johan Santana not being traded to the Red Sox, and of course Kevin Garnett blowing his knee out....wait, what???

Garnett, his mouth ajar in disbelief upon hearing about the poll after last night’s game, recovered long enough to say, “Wow, that’s really distasteful, man. Man, I mean, that’s my life, my career. You don’t joke about something like that.”

Garnett then leaned toward the nearest door - made of wood, naturally - and rapped his knuckles on it, before asking a team official to contact ESPN to register his dismay.


While the poll is pretty distasteful it comes at an odd time. Garnett just finished a commercial for Sports Center and had recently graced the cover of ESPN the Mag. I don't know why for the life of them that they would pick on one of the most outgoing guys in the NBA, but I guess they know what they're doing.

ESPN's response via Boston Sports:
“Friday’s ESPN.com Page 2 poll used very poor judgment in its option about Kevin Garnett. The poll was removed immediately upon the senior editorial staff becoming aware, and we sincerely regret the error in judgment. We are addressing the issue and apologize to Kevin Garnett, to the Celtics organization and to those offended by the poll question. Obviously, we wish good health to all athletes.”

Obviously.

KG Calls ESPN.com Poll Distasteful (Boston Herald)
ESPN Apologizes To KG (Boston Sportz)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:49 AM

10 Comments:

Which of the following would you like to see:

Isaiah Thomas gets a lifetime contract.
The Yankees not get Johan Santana.
ARod and Jeter blow out their knees.
The NFL put an asterisk by Michael Strahan's sack record.


I could add more, but do you think ESPN would ever post a poll like this?

Anonymous said...
Dec 10, 2007, 10:42:00 AM  

Obviously, we wish good health to all athletes??? That's such a pussy remark.

GMoney said...
Dec 10, 2007, 11:00:00 AM  

Polls you would never see on ESPN.com...

Anything not involving Boston, New York, Barry Bonds, or Michael Vick.

Anonymous said...
Dec 10, 2007, 11:02:00 AM  

I'm waiting to read what Simmons has to say about this, he couldn't have been pleased, either...

LeftWingCracker said...
Dec 10, 2007, 11:39:00 AM  

AGAIN -- for the ZILLIONTH time.
TURN OFF ESPN!
You're just promoting this idiocy!

Anonymous said...
Dec 10, 2007, 11:49:00 AM  

jgp aka anon at 11:49

we get it, you watch fox sports. now go away and stop screaming

Anonymous said...
Dec 10, 2007, 11:54:00 AM  

Turn off ESPN? How can you run a site called "Awful Announcing" and not pay attention to the largest sports media conglomerate in the world?

Anonymous said...
Dec 10, 2007, 1:13:00 PM  

Wasn't me, and I don't like Fox NFC East Sports either.

J.J. said...
Dec 10, 2007, 1:22:00 PM  

//Polls you would never see on ESPN.com...

Anything not involving Boston, New York, Barry Bonds, or Michael Vick.//

You forgot: The Notre Dame coaching situation and, of course, Duke basketball.

Paterno Lives! said...
Dec 10, 2007, 3:00:00 PM  

- Text A if you would like to see David Ortiz blow out his knee
- Text B if you would like to see Tom Brady blow out his knee
- Text C if you would like to see Kevin Garnet blow out his knee
- Text D if you would like to see all of the above happen

Dec 10, 2007, 3:18:00 PM  

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