TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily
Hi SportsNewser readers - thanks for taking a few minutes of your day to check in with SportsNewser over the past year. Moving forward, sports media stories will be featured on our other mediabistro.com blogs, including here on TVNewser.

Erik Spoelstra Blames Media For 'CryGate'

Yesterday, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said “there are a couple of guys crying in the locker room right now,” after his team’s 87-86 home loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Well, Coach Spo is backtracking on his original comments and blaming the media (surprise!) for overanalyzing his statement.

“This is a classic example of sensationalism, looking for a headline,” Spoelstra said on Monday. “I really think you guys are probably reaching for this. Guys were very emotional about it in the locker room. Heads were down. I saw glossy eyes, but that’s about it. I think everything else is probably an exaggeration.”

You know why it’s NOT an exaggeration? Because you said “there are a couple of guys crying in the locker room right now.”

Don’t make the media your scapegoat. Nobody asked you if your players were crying in the locker room. You handed the media that gem and they ran with it.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media Strategy Boot Camp

Social Media Strategy Boot CampBuild a complete social strategy for your brand in Social Media Strategy Boot Camp starting November 10! Learn from social media and marketing experts how to integrate social media into your overall marketing plan, understand key analytics and metrics, master emerging trends, and more. Register now!