On Tuesday afternoon, Craig wrote about a disgusting anti-transgender post former major leaguer Curt Schilling made on Facebook. Craig, as usual, correctly pointed out the many ways in which Schilling’s comment was wrong.
Schilling then wrote a blog post in which he doubled down on his Facebook post. He called it, “The hunt to be offended…” He said, “If you get offended by ANYTHING in this post, that’s your fault, all yours.” Schilling then adds, “I don’t represent anyone but myself here, on facebook, on twitter, anywhere,” which is just not correct, especially given how ESPN has reacted to his myriad faux pas.
Schilling addressed the controversy from last August in which he compared Muslims to Nazis. He tried to justify it by saying he used the term “Muslim extremist” as opposed to just Muslim. Then, about today’s furor over his latest Facebook post, he wrote, “This latest brew ha ha is beyond hilarious. I didn’t post that ugly looking picture. I made a comment about the basic functionality of mens and womens restrooms, period.”
He goes on, “YOU’RE the ones making it the issue. I don’t care, if you ask me about any of the topics it’s likely (much to the chagrin of many) I’ll answer with my opinion.”
It reads like a teenager trying to argue his way out of getting grounded by his or her parents. Guess we’ll have to wait and see how ESPN responds to this.
NBC Sports’ new daily sports talk show, Lunch Talk Live, debuts this Monday, April 6, at Noon ET on NBCSN, featuring host Mike Tirico joined by special guests, including current and former athletes, NBC Sports’ lineup of on-air commentators, and other prominent voices and figures within sports and media.
Lunch Talk Live focuses on the current state of the sports world and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, providing guests with a platform to discuss the state of sports, voice their personal stories and detail how they are adapting their daily lives during this challenging time.
“In these challenging times, we are all missing sports and the people who make sports memories,” said Tirico. “Hopefully, we can bring a midday connection with some of them to help fill the void.”
Sam Flood, NBC Sports Executive Producer & President of Production, said, “We’re excited to bring viewers fresh programming every day with unique, topical conversations from prominent individuals in all corners of sports. This will be a daily lunch date to share sports and stories we miss during these unique times.”
The hour-long show will air weekdays at Noon ET on NBCSN and stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Select content and interviews will additionally be hosted on NBC Sports’ YouTube channel and social media platforms.
Tirico will host Lunch Talk Live episodes remotely, beginning this Monday.