Sometimes, most times, nearly all of the damn time, the internet is a very bad, very stupid place with very bad, very stupid people doing very bad, very stupid things. There are exceptions (hi!), but for the most part, the internet is bad and stupid.
This is one of those times.
About an hour ago, a website I had never even heard of with the incredibly creative name “Sports Blog” tweeted a picture of Jared Goff from a charity event last night. Because “Sports Blog” is bad and stupid, they characterized the picture as “backup QB Jared Goff spotted at a bar wearing his own jersey”:
UPDATED: “Sports Blog” deleted the tweet, but this was it:
That’s Goff with NFL Network’s Erin Coscarelli on the right. I’m not sure who the woman on the left is.
Most of the Rams in attendance wore their jerseys:
#RamsNightForWishes with @MakeAWishLA pic.twitter.com/xDuPFQKLOL— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) September 22, 2016
.@JHekker @JakeMcQuaide & Greg Zuerlein arrive at the first ever #RamsNightForWishes @RamsNFL #LARams #MakeAWishLA pic.twitter.com/hr4iohvt0Q— Make-A-Wish LA (@MakeAWishLA) September 22, 2016
The event was in support of Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, a charity that “fulfills the wishes of children between the ages of 2½ and 18 who confront life-threatening medical conditions.” It was a very, very worthwhile event. All the Rams involved deserve legitimate praise.
SportsBlog does not. It’s a fine example of everything that is bad and stupid.
Don’t be bad and stupid, friends. At least not publicly.