â†µOn 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. â†µ
â†µThat's when Mr. Olbermann emailed me to clarify: â†µâ†µ
â†µâ‡¥Mr. Friedman: â†µâ‡¥â†µSo 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.
â†µâ‡¥Dunno what it sounded like, but I can assure you the only person I was making fun of about Chauncey Billups was me. â†µâ‡¥
â†µâ‡¥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. â†µâ‡¥â†µ
â†µâ‡¥Keith Olbermann â†µâ‡¥
â†µ(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".)â†µ
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