January 26, 2022

Mike McDaniel is WHAT??!! -- Deadspin: "We learned after the publication of this article that 49ers OC Mike McDaniel, whom we describe as a 'white guy,' is in fact biracial. The article's original text remains below. We regret the error."

posted by rcade to football at 04:40 PM - 7 comments

Here's a story that the crack Deadspin researchers missed about his background.

posted by rcade at 05:35 PM on January 26, 2022

I didn't realize that Deadspin is still a thing; based on the above that's probably for the best (I did join Defector and very much enjoy it). Nonetheless, one would think that IF you are going to write an entire opinion hit piece about how "this guy is the next undeserving white guy to get a HC gig," and IF you choose to laser focus on the "white guy" element of it (I'm not sure their repeated references to a "white guy" were as pithy as they thought), you might want to confirm that the subject of your hit piece is, in fact, a white guy. Dumb fucks.

posted by tahoemoj at 07:02 PM on January 26, 2022

Heh, Sean Beckwith's Twitter account is no more.

posted by tommybiden at 07:22 AM on January 27, 2022

Awful Announcing has more on this debacle. The staff writer tried to do an edgy old-Deadspin take at the new Deadspin, which likely is running on a shoestring budget and reportedly getting one-tenth the traffic of the old site.

Three months ago he left the Aspen Times to take the gig.

posted by rcade at 10:14 AM on January 27, 2022

"One Whopper, extra onions, no tomatoes for drive thru!"

"Where's that order? Dude, you new here?"

posted by beaverboard at 11:55 AM on January 27, 2022

I mean why the F are they leaving the story up?!?!

posted by billsaysthis at 02:03 PM on January 27, 2022

"WHO?! Mike Jones!"

Honestly, the radio stations of the mid-2000s played Mike Jones so much that that call and response is likewise drilled into my mind.

posted by FLsportsman at 11:20 AM on January 28, 2022

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