The Lighter Side Of Sports

By: Brad Shepard

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

If you have a Twitter account and follow sports, but don’t follow @OldTakesExposed, what are you waiting for? Time after time, this account has exposed sports experts in embarrassing or hilarious fashion, by bringing back old takes that didn’t pan out so well. 

Take former Ohio State receivers coach Zach Smith, for example. On July 3rd, 2018 he tweeted that he was on a new level this year, and he warned those who have anything to say to be careful living in a glass house. Then, he said they have nothing to lose. Fast forward to present day, where allegations of domestic abuse against his ex-wife were exposed, leading to head coach Urban Meyer being placed on administrative leave. His tweet was retweeted by @OldTakesExposed. Ouch.

How about NFL insider Ian Rapoport tweeting on April 11th, 2018 that the New York Mets may never lose? The New York Mets are currently in last place in their division, with a record of 44-61.

However, one tweet by a freelance journalist based out of Charlotte, North Carolina has now set a new standard for creating change in the sports game. Cheris Hodges tweeted in 2011 that God doesn't care about Lebron James winning championships and advised him to go build a school. Well Cheris, fast forward to 2018 and he has taken your advice!

 The I Promise School, a public school in Akron, Ohio which was founded by James, is now open and home to 240 at-risk kids. The school includes free tuition, free uniforms, free bicycles and helmets, free transportation within two miles, free breakfast, lunch and snacks, a food pantry for families, GED's and job placement services for parents and guaranteed tuition to the University of Akron for every student who graduates. Akron, Ohio is now a greater place thanks to Lebron James.  Thanks, Cheris.