FOX Sports' Online Censorship Goes Batty

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

FOX Sports' "This Week in History" page on their website has gotten a little too strict when censoring words today. Rand Ball sent me a link asking me what I saw when I scrolled down to Jan. 29, 1936, and I couldn't stop laughing. Here's the quote and photo....

Jan. 29, 1936: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Walter BLEEP , Christy Matthewson and Honus Wagner are announced as the first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

If you click on the bleeped out name of Walter "Johnson" it sends you to FOX's censorship page. Apparently the word/name "Johnson" has other meanings...what possibly could they be???

This date in sports history: First baseball HOF class (Rand Ball)
This Week In Sports History (FOX Sports)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:39 PM

8 Comments:

Fox Sports is truly amazing in this regard. Where else can you see "suspicious spelled "suBLEEPious"? Seriously.

Jan 29, 2008, 3:53:00 PM  

It means "throbbing penis". I'm here to help.

//Amaechi

GMoney said...
Jan 29, 2008, 3:53:00 PM  

I bet they always refer to him as Richie Allen

Anonymous said...
Jan 29, 2008, 3:59:00 PM  

Perhaps if it had said "Walter's Johnson" it could be justified. Oh never mind, whoever censored that should get smacked around by an enormous BLEEP.

JJ said...
Jan 29, 2008, 4:10:00 PM  

Better not be anyone named Dick Johnson Wang.

ssreporters said...
Jan 29, 2008, 6:25:00 PM  

What about an old school NASCAR article that references Dick Trickle?

Draft King said...
Jan 29, 2008, 7:28:00 PM  

In basketball articles, they mention players like Rudi BLEEP and BLEEP Zhi-Zhi.

Jan 29, 2008, 7:32:00 PM  

No way that Rusty Kuntz is making that Fox website.

Hugh Jorgan said...
Jan 29, 2008, 7:41:00 PM  

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