Sport ESPN’s Jay Williams Sends Bad Tweet and Follows It Up With Even Worse Tweet: TRAINA THOUGHTS
UEFA Euro standings 2021: Updated tables, scores, results from soccer tournament
The 2021 Euros feature 24 teams vying for the European Championship for national teams. The tournament starts off with a round-robin group stage followed by knockout rounds through the final on July 11. Check out the latest standings and results.All the European powers are in the mix to win the championship. France are the bookmakers’ favorite, Belgium are currently No. 1 in the world and Portugal are the defending champs. Plus, Italy haven’t lost in 27 games (22 wins), England have a great team and a ton of home games and Germany are always a team to be reckoned with.
ESPN's Jay Williams says he didn't send controversial tweet about Celtics
1. Everyone in sports media has sent a bad tweet. It’s unavoidable. It’s part of the gig.
How you handle the bad tweet is what can make or break you.
ESPN’s Jay Williams did not handle the bad tweet well.
This all started with Williams sending a tweet about the Celtics hiring Ime Udoka. The NBA analyst pointed out that this was the first time Boston had hired a Black head coach. The only problem is that Udoka is now the sixth Black coach in Celtics history.
A few hours later Williams then took to Twitter to claim he didn’t send the tweet.
NHL Playoffs Wreak Havoc on Boomer Esiason’s Family: TRAINA THOUGHTS
Boomer Esiason's family has a wild NHL playoffs/wedding conflict 1. If you’ve ever read this column or listened to the SI Media Podcast or if you follow me on Twitter, you know I have a bit of an obsession with Curb Your Enthusiasm.Well, Boomer Esiason is currently living a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode.The CBS NFL Today analyst has a problem that every single sports fan can relate to, although his situation is much more dicey. Allow me to explain.Boomer’s son, Gunnar, is getting married June 19.Boomer’s daughter, Sydney, is married to Islanders forward Matt Martin.
Because reading comprehension doesn’t exist on Twitter, everyone saw Williams tweet and ran with “he’s saying he got hacked.” Williams did not say he got hacked. He said HE did not post the tweet. Maybe an assistant posted it, maybe an intern or maybe Williams concocted the story because he didn’t want to take the heat. Who knows.
Whether he sent the tweet or not, Williams should’ve just said he screwed up, apologized and moved on. That would’ve caused the minimal amount of damage.
Instead, Twitter had a field day with his excuse.
Even LeBron weighed in on the Williams controversy.
Ironically, Williams posted this just a few days ago. He should’ve just copied and pasted it instead of deflecting the blame on something so silly.
2. A brand new SI Media Podcast dropped this morning and it features two guests.
Maisie Williams supports boyfriend Reuben Selby at London Fashion Week
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, 24, showed her support for her boyfriend Reuben Selby at his London Fashion Week show on Saturday. The actress cut a casual figure for the outing.And Maisie Williams showed her support for her boyfriend Reuben Selby at his London Fashion Week show on Saturday.
First up is AEW play-by-play man and senior advisor Jim Ross. The man known as "Good Ole J.R." reveals that he thinks Vince McMahon would sell WWE and explains why McMahon would sell. Ross also discusses the biggest challenge facing AEW, why he loves working for Tony Khan, whether there's anything we don't know about the night The Undertaker threw Mick Foley off the top of the Hell in the Cell, his reaction to the WWE hiring and firing Adnan Virk and much more.
Following Ross, John Ourand from Sports Business Journal joins the podcast. Ourand shares insight into the NBA playoff ratings, the difficulties in trying to watch the U.S. Open, whether Vince McMahon would sell WWE and more.
You can listen to the podcast below or download it on, and .
3. LeBron James's off-the-court legacy will be strong than his on-court legacy.
4. One last night's Late Late Show with James Corden, Tom Brady played some golf, sang Nelly's "Country Grammar" and professed his love of Hamilton while also belting out a song from the Broadway smash it.
Vikings' Mike Zimmer: Players not vaccinated against COVID-19 will have 'harder time' this season
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said those who don't receive shots will only make things more difficult for themselves throughout the summer and fall months. He explained:"The unvaccinated players are going to have a harder time in the season. They’re going to be wearing masks, they’ll have to social distance. They’ll have daily testings. They won’t be able to go home for bye week. They’ll have to come back here and test every day."When we go on the road, they won’t be able to go out to dinner with anybody. They’ll have to travel on buses differently, travel on planes differently.
5. I'm still in complete awe of Trae Young setting up John Collins for this dunk last night.
6. Not nice.
7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: Conan O'Brien's final show for TBS will air tonight. Never forget that Conan got so screwed by NBC and Jay Leno.
Be sure toand check out the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina on , or . You can also follow Jimmy on and .
Adam Silver on ESPN's Rachel Nichols fallout: 'Careers shouldn't be erased by a single comment' .
As ESPN grapples with internal turmoil that threatens to overshadow its NBA Finals coverage, Adam Silver gave a clear endorsement of embattled reporter Rachel Nichols. Speaking at a news conference prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals Tuesday, Silver was asked his thoughts on the tumult that surfaced from a New York Times story surrounding leaked comments made by Nichols, who is white, regarding diversity at ESPN and her colleague Maria Taylor, who is Black. After describing the incident as "disheartening," Silver told reporters that he doesn't believe a professional with an established track record and good reputation should have her career "erased by a single comment.