Tweet of the Day: Frank Vogel Reassigned, Larry Bird To Coach Pacers

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Tuesday, not just any normal day, nor the typical Tuesday.

This is April 1st, otherwise known as April Fool’s Day—the day renowned for pranks.

Amid many breaking news stories, like Tiger Woods undergoing microdiscectomy for a pinched nerve in his back, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon opted to lead their show, Pardon the Interruption, with a shocking revelation for the Indiana Pacers.

The news?

Due to the Pacers recent swoon, head coach Frank Vogel had been reassigned within the organization and team president Larry Bird would be stepping in as coach to rectify front office “mistakes”—such as having traded away Danny Granger, an integral piece of the team’s chemistry and acquiring players like Evan Turner and Andrew Bynum.

The long time PTI duo did an excellent job selling the story as breaking news, even going so far as to debate if Bird should assume responsibility for the team’s loss of chemistry and assume coaching duties.

It was, of course, a farce, but it was convincing enough to sucker in a few peers in the media—even within ESPN.

Sheridan Hoops contributor Maxwell Ogden even had to give Wilbon and Kornheiser props.

New York Knicks multimedia content creator Jonah Ballow was also among those that fell for the ruse.

Add American country music singer Scotty McCreery to the list of individuals fooled by the prank.

Truly, this may have been one of the best news broadcast April Fool’s pranks in recent memory. If you missed it, keep an eye out for the video to be posted to Youtube later this week.

 

 

Previous Tweet Posts:

Tweet of the Night: Tony Parker Gets Modest About Franchise Record 18-Straight Wins

Tweet of the Day: DeMarcus Cousins’ R&B CD Better Than Previous NBA Music

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Michael writes the Tweet of the Day for SheridanHoops.com and is also a correspondent for BleacherReport.com.

WNBA Week in Review: Top Rookies Clash

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The 2013 WNBA season is in full swing, as superstars are beginning to find their form and both contenders and pretenders are showing their true colors. While the year may be young, the course of the season for each WNBA player and team appears to have been set by their recent strings of success or failure.

For a full breakdown of the past seven days, welcome to the third edition of the WNBA Week in Review.

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The Three-Man Weave, Week 5: Sweet Sixteen Edition

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ncaaAs the Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak finally came to an end last night, the basketball world can now give its full attention to the Sweet Sixteen, which begins tonight.

The 12 games between now and Sunday will narrow down the field of 68 to the Final Four who will meet in Atlanta next weekend for a shot at the national title.

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SH Blog: The Three-Man Weave, Trade Deadline Recap

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The NBA trade deadline has passed and the biggest name on the market, Josh Smith, was not traded.

In this edition of the three-man weave, we will determine who the winners and losers were, who should have made a trade that didn’t, and which GMs will be hiding in their office (or leaving it.) 

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SH Blog: The Three-Man Weave, Week 2

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What a first half of the season, huh?

As we head into the break, the Three-Man Weave covers LeBron James’ remarkable run, what to look forward to during All-Star Weekend 2013 edition, and which teams may be poised for a second-half push that sneaks them into the postseason.

Without further ado, the second edition of the Three-Man Weave:

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