Keith Olbermann Emails Us, Provides the Final, Definitive Word on His Billups Mishap

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↵On June 16, Keith Olbermann accidentally called Chauncey Billups a Denver Nugget (see video above). The following evening, he admitted his error, but altered events so they involved the long-defunct Denver Ambrose Jellymakers, of the long-defunct AAU. I read this as a snide dismissal of anyone trying to paint his misstep as ignorance. ↵
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↵That's when Mr. Olbermann emailed me to clarify: ↵

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↵⇥Mr. Friedman: ↵⇥
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↵⇥Dunno what it sounded like, but I can assure you the only person I was making fun of about Chauncey Billups was me. ↵⇥

↵⇥This whole thing originated with the fact that on my screen on the set at MSNBC, he was about a half an inch tall. The Billups I remembered from my full-time sportscasting days was taller. Making the international tv signal for "Whodat?" to my producer while filling time, I got back "Johnny Phillips," and the whole thing went to hell after that. ↵⇥
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↵⇥Regards, ↵⇥
↵⇥Keith Olbermann ↵⇥

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↵So there you have it. Olbermann was just trying to humorously eat a little crow. And, one email from my favorite newsman later, I have a small black bird of my own to track down and roast.
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↵(Ed. Note: In case you don't read Shoals' columns on SN.com, or whatever, his real name is Nathaniel Friedman, hence the "Mr. Friedman".)↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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