Here’s what is wrong with Sports Journalism today in Nashville

It is not often that someone does something that gets under my skin, but it did happen yesterday.

A relatively well known (famous, infamous?) sports journalist posted the tweet shown below after Vanderbilt defeated North Carolina in the College World Series:

Huge 7-3 win for Vandy over UNC. In other news another first round loss for a Stallings.

Those of us with any realm of consciousness recognize that Kevin Stallings is the father of Jacob Stallings, the starting catcher for UNC.  It was tough enough for Kevin to have his allegiance split between his employer and his son, but he then had to deal with the disappointment of his son’s team losing.

On top of this, the unnamed writer of this comment found it “funny” to make light of the recent history of Vanderbilt basketball results in the NCAA basketball tournament.  Why?

It makes me want to hurl when I see people like this being representative of what sports journalism has become.  I cannot tolerate this kind of crap and this particular episode borders on crossing the line between appropriate and tasteless.

I think the unnamed person should publicly apologize for his/her comments.  I have almost no respect for this person now, but this would at least show he has some semblance of a heart, especially on Father’s Day.

Am I overreacting?

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