Originally posted on Sorry Bro: Sports Through Houser  |  Last updated 3/3/12

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10: Hines Ward #86 and James Farrior #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stand on the sideline during the game against the Cleveland Browns on December 10, 2009 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 13-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)


Yes, ESPN, we are now aware that you are putting up controversial headlines in order to make a few extra $100 from the extra hits from people discussing your controversy.

I was on your side with the "***** in the Armor" Jeremy Lin headline. That was clever and eccentric. The Hines Ward retirement headline "Happy Endings", that was a brain-thinker and well-crafted. But "Deep Waters" with the whole Gregg Williams and Katrina surviving NFL team, New Orleans Saints, bounty story, that was the dead giveaway. All are still witty though. [Follow me @TravisHouser]


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