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What’s Going On Is Skrong

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And if you skrong then we skrong

Jameis Winston spoke at a St. Petersburg elementary school Thursday and it didn’t go so well:

“All my young boys, stand up. The ladies, sit down … but all my boys, stand up. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? All my boys, tell me one time: I can do anything I put my mind to! Now a lot of boys aren’t supposed to be soft-spoken. You know what I’m saying?… But the ladies, they’re supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men (are) supposed to be strong. I want y’all to tell me what the third rule of life is: I can do anything I put my mind to. Scream it!”

The above link has the video of Winston speaking – it sounds like an extremely careless choice of words rather than him saying women should be subservient. There really wasn’t a good way for what he meant to say to come out, though – at best, he was endorsing gender stereotypes.

I have no idea why Winston was in an elementary school for any reason other than a Billy Madison-type thing in the first place. The Buccaneers have Gerald McCoy, one of the NFL’s truly great guys. And even if they didn’t have McCoy, on the list of people the Bucs could have tapped for the speaking engagement, Winston still ranks well behind Miko Grimes.

Houston, we had a problem

Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini was on Cheddar Thursday talking about where the company expects to go. They produce several highly-rated sports podcasts and TV appears to be a priority. The company aired the “Barstool Rundown” from Houston during Super Bowl week on Comedy Central. Awful Announcing looked at the numbers. The show did 310,000 viewers for its first episode, then viewership dropped every night, leading to an audience of 217,000 Thursday. Barstool was #1 in the male 18-34 demo, its bread and butter, but two of the four shows failed to outdraw Futurama reruns with stronger lead-in audiences in the same time slot from the previous week and a third outdrew the Futurama rerun by only 3,000 viewers. Not ideal considering those Futurama reruns are essentially free for Comedy Central to air. Assuming a long-term version of the Rundown would be taped earlier in the day at Barstool headquarters, the overhead for a show like that would be relatively low, but whatever it would be would still be higher than airing a rerun of a show the network already owns.


Website with fake writers tries to buy website using fake term sheet

After Sports Illustrated ended its partnership with The Cauldron, Chat Sports agreed to buy the company for $1.8 million, on the condition that Chat Sports founder James Yoder was able to secure a Series A financing round by pitching the combined company to investors. (Series A means that the company was seeking outside investors for the first time, in order to develop and grow the company.) Cauldron founder Jamie O’Grady received a term sheet from investment firm WI Harper and a later got an e-mail from a lawyer named Phillip Closius claiming to represent Chat Sports who was going to be working on the acquisition. Here’s where the story takes a hard left turn: both the offer sheet and e-mail from Closius were fake. Yoder and O’Grady both blame each other; it sure looks like Yoder was behind the fakes. Daniel Roberts at Yahoo Finance has the whole story, it’s a must-read. A few highlights (lowlights?): Yoder admitting Chat Sports had fake writers, sending Roberts a faked e-mail which was supposed to somehow prove that O’Grady knows how to fake e-mails, and, my personal favorite, claiming he didn’t know what “escrow” meant, so he’s either a liar or an idiot, and in either case, not someone one should do business with.

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