ESPN has suspended Simmons from Twitter for a few days after he called the Skip Bayless-Richard Sherman First Take meltdown last week awful and embarrassing.
I believe in freedom of speech,” Groce explained. “But you get off to a 12-0 start and social-media wise, it’s like these guys are rock stars. Then you don’t play as well, they’re scum. I said, ‘Fellas, that’s the way of the world. The reality is you’re not rock stars. You’re not scum. You’re somewhere in-between.’ I wasn’t sure we were staying level with social-media stuff.’”
Since the Twitter ban, the Illini are unbeaten. #NoCoincidence
84-year-old baseball broadcasting legend Vin Scully reads a Tweet on air with adorable results
For the uninitiated, Vin Scully is the type of baseball voice that really takes you back. Listening to him, you need not see the action on the field at all. Vin Scully is a sunny summer afternoon. He’s the bag of Cracker Jacks tossed your way by one of the many vendors wandering the seating rows of Chavez Ravine. Also, other baseball metaphors. He’s all of it. So to hear him describe a tweet sent from new LA Dodger Shane Victorino, calling it a “twitter,” or “twit,” is basically just the most precious thing ever.
Vin Scully’s amazing. A man from a bygone era, who remains revered for what he’s done for so long. But really, this video is far too amusing anyhow.