09.25.11

Fox Confesses : “Cutler Is A Gutless Pussy” Is Not A Real Headline

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The Chicago Tribune reports that prior today’s 27-17 loss to Green Bay, Bears QB Jay Cutler received an on-air apology from Fox’s NFL studio host Curt Menefee for the network’s use of non-existent newspaper headlines designed to illustrate just how despised the former Vanderbilt product is in his current hometown.

As a Tribune report detailed last Sunday, the Fox telecast flashed three ficticious headlines across the screen — “Cutler Leaves With Injury,” “Cutler Lacks Courage” and “Cutler’s No Leader” — that Fox color analyst Daryl Johnston described as “actual headlines from the local papers in Chicago.” A Tribune search yielded no such headlines in any newspaper in the United States.

Fox studio analyst Menefee apologized during Fox’s NFL Sunday pregame show.

“Before we move on, I want to go back to Week 1, during the Atlanta-Chicago broadcast, when our production crew that was doing that game displayed an incorrect graphic,” Menefee said.  “Now, the production team told our announcer Daryl Johnston that a taped video package that made air came from actual headlines concerning Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s performance during last year’s NFC Championship Game.  While in fact, they were not.  FOX Sports regrets this mistake and apologizes to Cutler, the Chicago Bears organization and everyone involved”

One Response to “Fox Confesses : “Cutler Is A Gutless Pussy” Is Not A Real Headline”

  1. KJ says:

    No one can tell if Cutler is tough enough or not. Give him a real offensive line and a real receiving corps and then we will see whether he can lead the Bears to the type of season the fans really want. Ownership has to get rid of the cheap-out attitude and commit to really creating a winning team. The fans have patiently deserved this for a long time. The Packers have been to the Super Bowl four times, winning three. The Bears have been twice, winning one. George Halas must be turning over in his grave, because he loved to win.

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