Boston.com is the Eastern Mass version of the Telegram. They’ve hired a bunch of Old Balls clones to write really offensive things over the years. Like the time Gish Jen wrote that our society had “failed the Tsarnaevs,” suggesting that the Richard family was complicit in their son’s death by not accepting poor, misunderstood Jafar and Timon.
But the people they hate the most are the morning guys from WEEI – John Dennis, Kirk Minihane, and Gerry Callahan. Today they were chiming in on this tweet from Callahan:
The article was titled, “Here’s the Boston radio host who started the Caitlyn Jenner ESPY rumor.”
When you read that headline it sounds like Gerry Callahan was making up the story that Caitlyn Jenner received an ESPN, doesn’t it? Callahan started a rumor about Jenner winning the ESPY award. So I had to read the column, because clearly they were giving the impression that Bruce Jenner did NOT win the award. I’d seen some people post about it on Facebook previously but hadn’t read into it.
Here’s an excerpt from the Boston.com article:
It isn’t true.
An ESPN spokesperson told Boston.com that the Arthur Ashe Courage Award has no runners-up. In a statement, the channel said: “At all times, there are many worthy candidates. This year, we are proud to honor Caitlyn Jenner embracing her identity and doing so in a public way to help move forward a constructive dialogue about progress and acceptance.”
Wait, what? Sounds to me like it is true. Well, except the part about having a runner up. Of course that’s not what they said in their clickbait title. Boston.com is obsessed with everyone from WEEI after Kirk Minihane said the undeniably true statement, that if Erin Andrews gained 15 pounds she wouldn’t be a sideline reporter for Fox.
Naturally then, instead of pointing out what a joke it is that ESPN awarded a 65 year old man for getting plastic surgery and changing his name, they decided to focus on the fact that there is no “runner-up” for this award. Classic Globe. Callahan admitted that he was well aware of the fact that there was no runner-up for the award and explained to the Globe reporter that he was being sarcastic. Ya know, because not everything on the Internet is real.
Look, the fact that an ESPY was given to Jenner is the least surprising story of all time. This is ESPN. This is what they do. They’re a joke of a network that exists to do PC stuff like this and mix it in with some dunk highlights and tribute video to LeBron James. Everyone knows that the award should’ve gone to Lauren Hill for playing college basketball with brain cancer before finally succumbing to the disease.
I say let Bruce Jenner have it. By complaining about it it means you give a shit about ESPN. It only legitimizes their crappy award show by getting invested in it. ESPN is a joke, and they made a joke selection. What else is new?