once in awhile day someone will say something so stupid it’ll unite everyone on the internet. Today’s winner was Christine Brennan from USA Today.
i read one christine brennan column in a college journo class and that was good enuff for me pic.twitter.com/r5ohULj1JM
— Thor Nystrom (@thorku) September 16, 2020
Now I won’t shame anyone for not wanting sports to be played during a time like this, HOWEVER I will say that calling the restart of BIG TEN football the darkest day in conference history should be a first ballot for the Worst takes of 2020 Hall Of Fame”.
Now do I think she means what she said? Not entirely. This was a clickbait headline to get everyone to click on her article because we all know the clicks rule the land. Now as someone who is also in the “clicks eat clicks world” I understand the play. Would I have done the same? Probably not. I think there’s a better way to call the Big Ten officials dumbasses without discrediting the trauma that multiple kids went through at the hands of notorious pieces of shit like Jerry Sandusky and Larry Nassar.
Four of the worst sex abuse scandals in US history: Jerry Sandusky at PSU; Larry Nassar at MSU; Richard Strauss at OSU; Robert Anderson at Michigan. All that evil, all on Big Ten campuses. Chilling. Today is about an awful conference-wide sports decision. https://t.co/uaWfgpgSqO
— Christine Brennan (@cbrennansports) September 16, 2020
I have to applaud the double down though and her now deleted plug to her radio appearance on NPR. It’s takes like this which make me think to myself “if these idiots can have a career in the blogging world then us smart brains over at Branded will probably become the next Bleacher Report or ESPN.”
Oh and in case you’re wondering of course there’s idiots on the flip side of this argument with just as dumb unironic tweets.
I’ve spent the past 188 days fighting to save Big 10 football. Today, we accomplished the mission.
Much like the Osama Bin Laden raid or D-Day, you never know when your number will be called to serve. All you hope for is to execute your job and the mission.
We did just that.
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) September 16, 2020