Hold the phone! Deadspin just dropped a big, steaming pile of Real Journalism on us:

According to a major exposé by Dave McKenna, Colorado GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner’s stories of his high school football career were all just a big sham!

Watch out!

No way, says Chuck Pfalmer, a now-retired Yuma High School teacher: “Cory Gardner wasn’t on the football team.”

But Gardner, who graduated in 1993, never played in any of the Yuma games Pfalmer saw under the Friday night lights. Not at “fullback” or “middle linebacker” or anywhere else.

There’s no mention of Gardner’s football career in his online bios or in any news outlets in the LexisNexis database, at least not that I could find. An editor at the local newspaper, the Yuma Pioneer, said everybody knows Gardner, but nobody remembers him as a football player.

Media lefties ate it up:

And don’t forget about Brad Woodhouse:

Yeah, Brad. Gardner’s the tool.

Did they ever. It’s sad enough that Deadspin went back to Gardner’s high school years to dig up dirt on him. But it gets even more pathetic:



Ha! That should keep ’em busy for a while.

Maybe they’ll get there … someday. But not today.

Oh man.

Well, no. But there is an update:

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No update about this, though:

Oy. Go bench yourselves, Deadspin. You’re done.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.



Twitchy coverage of Cory Gardner