Why Sports Illustrated Got It So Wrong on the Veron Story
So last Friday SI.com jumped the gun in it's attempt to be the first kid on the block to report that the Veron to D.C. deal was done & dusted. Like many of you I was wondering how a known qauntity like SI could make such a rookie move. After doing a little digging, it seems more like it was SI writer Arash Markazi who jumped the gun on the story. In his efforts to break a soccer story this guy left the dick of the nation's leading sports publication flapping in the wind during a razor blade storm. Sound painful? It gets worse.
To keep with the penile theme, Markazi ran the semi-flacid story on Friday but the inside word is that the deal actually went soft on Thursday...so any suggestions that the deal changed AFTER his "breaking story" are as false as Tila Tequila's boobs. But what should you expect from someone so seemingly wealthy/completely irresponsible (judging by the piece Deadspin did on his over the top travel expenses), totally vain (self-penned Wikipedia page anyone?), and passively sleazy (what creepy, near date-rapeish mud wrestling skills you have Mr. Markazi). What. A. Prick.
Also note that he's not even one of the go-to studs of SI's stable of soccer writers; I have trouble believing that Luis Bueno, Jonah Freedman or the dapper don himself Grant Wahl would have ejaculated so prematurely. The lesson here is never get a fluffer to do a job that only Ron Jeremy is suited for. He may take credit for SI hiring FSU cowgirl Jenn Sterger aka The Filthy Filly, but I'm not convinced that he got all the credits required for his journalism degree…I wouldn't even do something that jackassed and I'll publish anything.