The sporting world was shaken this week by the revelation that Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise deliberately sent a false tweet regarding Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Though Wise says it was an attempt to illustrate a point about social media and reporting and not intended to mislead, the incident calls into question the veracity of Wise’s entire Twitter feed. A List investigation revealed a number of suspect tweets that can be neither confirmed nor denied. The List is not saying these tweets are untrue, merely that they cannot be confirmed.
“I can't believe Strasburg is probably going to have Tommy John surgery. It's unfathomable. 11:44 AM Aug 27th via web.”
Unable to verify the fathomability of Strasburg’s Tommy John surgery quantitatively. Unconfirmed.
“Dan Gilbert = Glenn Close 2:06 AM Jul 9th via web”
Seems unlikely, but unable to confirm either way.
“I got rainchecked at Harris Teeter for Cheez Wiz. 11:25 PM Aug 13th via web”
Which Harris Teeter? Cheez Whiz Salsa Con Queso or Cheez Whiz Light? Unconfirmed.
“If Big Al did indeed flunk his physical, Tripp Smith is to blame. Who else did this clown train? Terrance Cody? Jerry Ball? Rerun? Sloth? 2:33 PM Jul 29th via web”
Sloth is fictional and thus unable to comment on his relationship to Tripp Smith. Unconfirmed.
“It's all Delonte's fault. 9:52 PM Jul 8th via web”
“It” remains undefined; thus Delonte’s responsibility in the matter remains unconfirmed.
“Monroe should have stayed in school. He needed to learn to dominate, and that's not happening at the next level. 9:13 PM Jun 24th via web”
Unable to verify if domination would be taught to Monroe in school. Unconfirmed.
“Calipari: "the greatest day in Kentucky's history." Goose Givens, Joe B. Hall, Tubby and Ashley Judd just got sick. Hell, Kyle Macy too. 9:17 PM Jun 24th via web”
Ashley Judd unavailable for comment. Unconfirmed.
“To WAPO editors: I don't need St. Andrews, Soccer City or even Vegas now. But at some point I do need to keep up my Marriott gold status. 2:43 PM Jul 17th via web”
Is Wise a gold member? Marriott does not comment on a client’s membership status. Unconfirmed.