Tag Archives: Spygate

ESPN’s SportsCenter Posts Mysterious Tweet, Apologizes For Misunderstanding

Robert Alvarez
November 24, 2015 at 4:19 pm ET

Following the New England Patriots 20-13 win over the Buffalo Bills Monday Night, this curious tweet below was sent out just as the game concluded that sent Patriots fans into a frenzy over it’s true meaning.

At first glance, it appeared to be a bizarre jab at the Patriots for Spygate, as it contained a cluster of footballs and camera emojis. Fans quickly lashed out their anger and frustration with the tweet, demanding to know an explanation.

Some even felt it was ESPN’s retaliation for the Patriots declining to have a player interviewed during the postgame show.

The controversy would finally reach its conclusion Tuesday afternoon when SportsCenter tweeted out this clarification explaining what message they were really trying to get across stating “we’ll be better.”

Regardless of the true nature of the provided explanation, its safe to say the Patriots and their fans are still very much at odds with the national media sports outlet. Over the summer, ESPN publicly apologized for running an erroneous story about the Patriots videotaping the St. Louis Rams walkthroughs before Super Bowl XXXVI, a story that was later proven false with no evidence.

However, the other now proven false Chris Mortensen report regarding 11 of 12 footballs from the AFC championship being “inflated significantly below the NFL’s requirements” can still be found on the ESPN website to this day.

ESPN Apologizes to the Patriots….Sort of

Steve Balestrieri
August 20, 2015 at 9:20 am ET

The network airs an apology while America sleeps

With the news of the Deflate-gate saga airing constantly on every news and sports show, ESPN has been consistently airing erroneous and libelous information for the past several weeks. The network has been reporting that “the Patriots taped the Rams walk-thru prior to Super Bowl XXXVI.”

This lie has been around since the Spygate story broke in 2007 by John Tomase of the Boston Herald reported it. It was proved to be false back then, Tomase admitted so much but a lie repeated often enough becomes the truth…especially in the highly sensitive area when it comes to the Patriots..

Hannah Storm reported this on-air just last week while having a conversation with Mike Ditka. She then took to Twitter, not the airwaves to retract her statement.

The network has still yet to correct the erroneous “Mort Report” of the Patriots having 11 of their 12 footballs being over 2 PSI under the league mandate during the AFC Championship Game in January.

But last night, while America slept, the network issued an apology at 12:20 a.m.

Really? no crying ex-QBs on prime-time, no ex-players with axes to grind….Steve Levy at 12:20 a.m.?

Is it enough? You be the judge…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT4RI1d6GdI]

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