Dan Jenkins is 80 years old and not only has he been writing about sports for more than a half-century, he's been doing it better than just about everybody else. He's also taken to Twitter like somebody a quarter his age, which might be more impressive.
But one of Jenkins' tweets from last week's Masters wasn't so well received.
Y.E. Yang, the defending U.S. Open champion, offered this rebuttal via Twitter:
For what it's worth, Yang is from South Korea. P.F. Chang's bills itself as a "Chinese Bistro."
As far as I know, Jenkins has never written anything remotely controversial when it comes to race, but that doesn't change the fact that this particular tweet was insensitive. That said, it's not in the same conversation as, say, Bobby Clampett's Masters slip-up a few years ago (although, clearly, some disagree, and that's their right). I'm not condoning Jenkins, just pointing out that sometimes things have a way of getting blown out of proportion on the Internet.
via Waggle Room