Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Now That's an Apology!

This is an interesting story on its own merits, especially if you frequent any of numerous sports blogs. But I find it interesting because of the apology.

Dana Jacobson, co-host of ESPN2's "First Take," is currently being disciplined for remarks made at a Jan. 11 celebrity roast for ESPN Radio personalities Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic.

Her characterizations of the Notre Dame football program, which have been criticized by a Catholic organization, were deemed "inappropriate" by the network, which issued the following statement from Jacobson:

"I am sorry. My remarks about Notre Dame were foolish and insensitive. I respect all religions and did not mean anything derogatory by my poorly chosen words. I also deeply regret the embarrassment I've caused ESPN and Mike and Mike.

"My actions at the roast were inappropriate and in no way represent who I am. I won't make excuses for my behavior, but I do hope I can be forgiven for such a poor lack of judgment."

That is an apology. In these days, hardly anyone ever says "I'm sorry, I did/said something stupid. I was wrong and I was sorry." Usually you get, "I am sorry if anyone was offended by what I did." This usually implies, "I didn't do anything wrong, but my actions are causing a firestorm, so, since no one gets my humor, it's really your fault, but I will say I am sorry I offended you."
Now, I don't think I want to comment on what she said, but, if she said all three things she supposedly said...Oh My! She really needed to apologize.


Anonymous said...

SO i had to search and search till i found what she said. yikes! I agree! Sending you a funny blog post I found....

The MAN Fan Club said...

I'd have to look it up. A roast is going to go south usually anyway.

I watched THE MANFC video the other day. My son pulled it out of the video closet. Funny.