Mike Wilbon, your hell week is over. From ripping DC as a sports town to going at it with an ESPN anchor and a Washington Post blogger, Wilbon has finally waved the white flag and conceded defeat: I’m a jackass, sorry, and DC isn’t that bad of a sports town. He’s backpedaled faster than his boy, Deion Sanders.
I allowed this to go too far. My personal apology to Dan Steinberg on.fb.me/PVptnQ
— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) October 5, 2012
That’s quite the reversal less than a day after this tweet:
Do Steinberg & Weinstein think they can take swings at me w/o me swinging back twice as hard? Think again punks on.fb.me/SyA1MQ
— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) October 3, 2012
If you’re keeping score at home, this is the 2nd time a former big-shot at the Post has gone after Steinberg. (See here.) And Wilbon, for whatever reason, hates it when people at his former paper speak the truth. Remember how angry he was about the book on Michael Jordan?
I’m still waiting for John Feinstein to weigh in on the latest Wilbon kerfuffle.
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