Jacksonville Jaguars take heat for wrong-headed Ebola ‘joke’

There’s a reason they call it a “sense” of humor. There is an underlying presumption that the joke maker can discern the difference between a funny joke and a tasteless one.

From the popular sports website The Score:

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ mascot is in hot water after a gimmick-gone-bad insinuated that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ trademark “terrible” towels are inflicted with the Ebola virus.

The Jags’s president, Mark Lamping, issued an apology Monday.

Personally, I find the stunt more vapid than offensive. Anyway, the important thing is that the Steelers won and are back in a 3-way tie for first place in the division.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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