Category Archives: Sports Apologies

We’re doing this why?

Guest post from SorryWatch Senior Tennis Correspondent Wendy Grossman. One of the most commonly heard complaints of the suspicious tennis fan is this: the draw is fixed. The suspicious tennis fan is delusional, as I established last year. Draws are … Continue reading

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I’m just a hothead & it’s just tennis

  Fabio Fognini was having a bad moment at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Actually, 3 bad moments. In the singles, Stefano Travaglia, was beating him. In the process of losing he had 3 temper tantrums. These … Continue reading

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The Vermian Underhanded Daily Beast and Nico

You may recall our dismay at one of the worst media “apologies” of the last year — The Daily Beast’s half-assed, defensive, self-aggrandizing responses to criticism of Nico Hines’s “story” about pretending to be gay to pick up Olympic athletes on … Continue reading

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The biggest mistake in drunk driving apologies

Steven Bowditch is an Australian golfer. Good player, currently on the PGA tour and the PGA tour of Australasia, known for bewitching eyebrows and a struggle with severe depression. In the low-digit hours of February 3rd, Bowditch was arrested in … Continue reading

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Oh sure, you WON IT, but I have complaints

After the second round of the Australian Open, after playing Lucie Safarova, Serena Williams took questions from reporters. The first ‘question came from a reporter who favored her with his evaluation: “Congrats on the win. But it looked a little … Continue reading

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Jeah we’re tackling Ryan Lochte

It is a busy day at SorryWatch HQ, so a quick look at Ryan’s “candid and careful” (mmmphhhh) “apology” (ahahahahahahaha) appears on SorryWatch’s Facebook page, which you should follow for short takes on apologies that do not warrant extensive analysis. Like … Continue reading

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Reporter fires from hip, hits own foot

SorryWatch loves Ichiro Suzuki and even owns a pair of Ichiro socks (thanks, Vard!), so of course we were amazed someone found a mean thing to say when Ichiro got his 3,000th hit in US Major League Baseball. Someone in … Continue reading

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I’d be FLATTERED if they wanted to drown ME

The Big Freeze fundraiser is an annual event in Australia. Celebrities, particularly people from footy – Australian rules football – plummet down a slide into ice water. This raises money to fight motor neurone disease (MND), better known in the … Continue reading

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I have different ideas about your next life

Guest post from Senior Tennis Correspondent Wendy M. Grossman! At least once a year, some male in tennis voices a disparaging opinion of the women’s tour in general or the female players in specific. Usually, that male is a player … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong, still not actually sorry

Lance Armstrong’s Oprah Apology Spectacular remains the lousiest sports-related apology we’ve ever covered. In its sheer length and sprawling terribleness, it is unlikely ever to be surpassed. Yay, Lance! It’s a title you have legitimately won! And only two and … Continue reading

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