Mortensen Can’t Even Get A Scoop Right From His Co-Workers


People have to just be screwing with Chris Mortensen at this point, but he’s done it again. In an exact contradiction of his report this morning, Bill Parcells is not going to the Falcons and is now considering an offer from the Dolphins….

“We gave it our best shot, and it didn’t work out. We will continue down the same overall path, proceeding with plans to hire a general manager and a head coach. We will identify and consider every strongly viable candidate for these positions, with the goal of hiring the best,” [Falcons Owner] Blank said, according to a statement.

Well then….that’s good reporting there. In all fairness Mortensen did use the word “likely” in the first report, but about that whole Reggie Bush thing….

Mortensen: (December 8, 2007) “Sources told ESPN and ESPN.com that the former Heisman Trophy winner is likely to miss the rest of the season. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported Friday afternoon that Bush had a partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament, and Saints officials subsequently confirmed the injury.”

N.O. Times-Picayune: (December 17, 2007) “Saints Coach Sean Payton said he is “optimistic” that Reggie Bush could be back on the field for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia. Bush, who missed the last two games because of a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, is planning to practice this week”

Great job this year Mort. Greaaaaat job. It might be time to take the Kirk Herbstreit approach to “breaking news” at this point.

UPDATE: Looks like Parcells is accepting the Dolphins job….

Parcells accepts top job with Dolphins (Miami Herald)

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