When you boast about something, be sure to deliver

Knockout photo the Las Vegas newspaper does not have. Rousey is in black. (USA Today photo)

Sometimes you need to be careful about being boastful.

Ultimate Fighting Championship undefeated fighter Ronda Rousey talked about making history with her match in Australia.

The Las Vegas newspaper bragged about its increased coverage of the “sport” and sending a reporter down under to cover the match. It created a website called CoveringtheCage.com.

But the fighter and the newspaper forgot something. She forgot to win. The paper forgot to arrange for a photo.

On Saturday the Review-Journal had an advance story on the Rousey match, along with a column comparing her to invincible Mike Tyson and a pre-match photo taken by the reporter in Australia.

Today the headline screams “Rousey Routed,” but the USA Today photo beneath it is of another match. Online USA Today has a photo of the knockout kick, as well as one of Rousey on the canvas and a video. The story mentions that the Las Vegas sports books took a bath. AP also has photos, but the paper does not subscribe to that expensive wire service any more.

Even online the paper has only a file photo of Rousey.

Be careful when you boast.

Front page of R-J sports page sans photo of Rousey bout.

Front page of R-J sports page sans photo of Rousey bout.








4 comments on “When you boast about something, be sure to deliver

  1. Wow…the Rousey defeat was clearly a stunner. She got a good old fashioned derriere whoopin’ from the preacher’s daughter Holly Holm…and clearly a lot of folks including most of the media never saw it coming!

  2. nyp says:

    CIA Director John Brennan, yesterday:
    “When CIA analysts look for deeper causes of this rising instability, they find nationalistic, sectarian, and technological factors that are eroding the structure of the international system. They also see socioeconomic trends, the impact of climate change, and other elements that are cause for concern.”

  3. Don Quixote…on his tired steed, still tilting at global warming windmills…

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