Saturday, February 18, 2012
PTU Exclusive: More Controversial ESPN Headlines
Linsanity took an inevitable turn into the absurd and racist for about a half hour late last night when some joker thought it would be a good idea to use "Chink" as a Jeremy Lin related headline pun. Even the New York post would probably find that to be in bad taste and the reaction so far has been as expected. Most people might not know that this isn't the first time the Worldwide Leader in Sports has used questionable judgment in their story headlines. We were able to get our hands on some of the other great moments in racist ESPN headline history that didn't see the light of day. Until now, that is.
Victor Cruz: From Dirty Jersey to Spic and Span
Victor Cruz was the Puerto Rican Jeremy Lin and ESPN couldn't pass up an opportunity to capitalize off the salsa dancing half Puerto Rican's heritage and New Jersey upbringing.
Chuck Hayes: Spear Chucker
Former Houston Rocket Chuck Hayes was a victim of an unfortunate first name.
Danilo Gallinari: Guinea Big!
The Italian former Knick came up huge in a win and so did the ESPN headline writers.
Troy Murphy: What A Drunken Irishman
They didn't really try on this one.
Mark Sanchez: Wetback To The Future
Where we're going there are no roads (or tasteful headlines!)
Chien-Ming Wang: Gookie of the Year
Taiwan's former favorite son was a rookie sensation and Asian.
Sheryl Swoopes: Wanna Be Like Dyke!
The WNBA's first active player to come out was also a pioneer in the field of offensive headlines.
Ryan Braun: Juicy Jews
Braun's steroids accusations provided ESPN with the chance to break this headline out. Oy Vey.
As you can see, last night's headline was no fluke. Stay tuned, folks.