ESPN’s Darren Rovell took a jab at the Salvation Army

– Gary Segars (twitter: @proseveregary)

Darren Rovell is a sports business analyst for ESPN.  He basically lives on twitter, and is constantly posting what foods are available at which stadiums (which I rather enjoy seeing), and comments on basically everything that has to do with the business of sports.

But last night, he tried to take a jab at the Salvation Army, and it flopped.


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Rovell has gone back and forth with several people on twitter (most notably Mark Cuban), but what on Earth could cause somebody to take shots at the Salvation Army?

The Salvation Army is an international charitable organization that helps provide meals and other things to needy people.  I guarantee you’ve seen the Santas out ringing a bell asking for donations outside Walmart.

During the Cowboys / Bucs game last night, Zeke Elliot scored a touchdown and ran and jumped into the Salvation Army’s signature red kettle that was located behind the end zone.

And the Salvation Army jumped all over the moment.

and then followed it up with another tweet to Zeke.

Doesn’t seem that bad, right?  Actually, it’s a great way to use the publicity to get as many people interested in helping as possible.

Rovell apparently didn’t like how they used their spotlight.  And the Salvation Army’s response was awesome.

 Everyone with ESPN tries to blow stories up that really aren’t stories.  It’s happening all the time because they need people interested in what they’re saying, whether it’s complete crap or not.  ESPN has no original programming worth watching (other than Scott Van Pelt and the midnight Sportscenter show), and they’re losing subscribers left and right.

Not sure how this is going to help ESPN, but Rovell did a good job of bringing a little negative publicity to the network by jabbing at a charity organization trying to help out needy people. Congrats, and Merry Christmas, you lousy bum.


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Gary began his first website in 1998 as a sophomore in high school, writing reviews of cds and live shows in the Memphis area. He became editor of his college newspaper, then moved towards a career in music.He started the infamous blog during the 2006 football season, and was lucky enough to get into blogging just before the coaching search that landed Nick Saban at Alabama. The month and a half long coaching search netted his site, which was known for tracking airplanes, over 1 million hits in less than 90 days. The website introduced Gary to tons of new friends, including Nico and Todd, who had just started the site diving into more than just Alabama news, Gary started up his first installment of in 2012. After keeping the site quiet for a while, it was started back up in April 2016. Gary then joined forces with high school friend Chris Giannini and began a podcast during the 2016 football season that runs at least 2 times a week, focusing on college football, NFL football, and sports wagering, and diving into other sports and pop-culture topics.E-mail: Twitter: @GaryWCE