I saw this story on Yahoo, their front page.
"Not even the Ravens' very own website can stop from poking Cundiff with a sharp stick. This wasn't a message board or a comments section, either ‒ it wasn't even an editorial piece. It was the team's web store."
About how the Ravens organization had smeared thier own kicker, because the Ravens own team store was selling his jersey with the remark "Arrives in 3-5 full bus. days at the house to the left of yours".
But when I looked on the Ravens home page I could find no such jersey or remark. . Appears yahoo got their facts wrong and posted a false story about the Ravens organization.
Is it that hard for the author to google.
Yahoo's link says the Ravens are "smearing their own player". But they are not, the store they think is the Ravens store is apparently some other store which sells NFL merchandise.
What really burns me is their are all these comments on the Yahoo story about how this shows the Ravens are a classless organization.
saw it on yahoo. you can tell from the 'tree' that it's not the official store. but hey facts never stopped a good story
It is from http://www.shoppingravens.com/
Now they've retracted it:
'Update: Turns out this is not from the Ravens team store as it's from a fake website. It turns out the joke is on us and we regret the error.'
Not much of an apology, though.
It wasn't difficult to check the facts. Ridiculous.
Yahoo updates the story
Update: Turns out this is not from the Ravens team store as it's from a fake website. It turns out the joke is on us and we regret the error.
I saw this story when I was doing a Yahoo search for something else. It was on their front page, who knows how many thousands of people saw it and now think the Ravens organization was behind this.
I'm glad the story was retracted but the entire story now seems to be pulled from the Yahoo site. If so, very few who saw the original story will see the retraction and unfortuately many will still assume this story was true, that the Ravens were making fun of their own kicker 5 days after the game.
Here is the twitter "handle of the guy who wrote the story.
I might sign up for an account to mess with him
This pissed me off too, The"media" nowadays is anyone with a smartphone or computer. This MJD from Yahoo even put his source at the bottom of the original article. Here it is: http://www.jockular.com/13023/nfl-me...cundiff-jersey I clicked MJD's own link, and says right there, "online merchadiser"!!! NOT Ravens Official website. Besides the fact in a 2 min search i found you can buy a Cundiff jersey from the Ravens, and i found the original photo from www.fansyes.com
So his "apology" is totally bogus, he made up the story to get more play. Now its been linked to by other blogs and "news" with out the update. If I and others can check facts in 2-5mins, why cant the "media"???? They think this is facebook and just hit "share".