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Amy Poehler asks sport journalist who dissed women’s sports: “Really?!”

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Sports Illustrated analyst Andy Benoit casually dismissed all of women’s sports as “not worth watching” on Twitter, when responding to a colleague taunting him about his dislike for watching the FIFA Women’s World Cup. He later apologized for his “ignorant and extreme” tweets, but ex-Saturday Night Live castmates Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers saw this as a great opportunity to take down Benoit and other critics of women’s soccer and decided to bring back the classic SNL segment: “Really!?!” Poehler told Benoit “I guess I’m not surprised that you work for Sports Illustrated. You guys put out a swimsuit issue every year dedicated entirely to women who aren’t in sports — unless you think that it’s a sport to cover both boobs with one arm.” Meyers added: “You can’t give it up for a group of women who are representing the U.S. against the world — yet I bet you’re the same guy who sits inside on a nice day and watches the NFL draft — the NFL draft: A full day to find out if your favorite college player is going to have to go mansion-shopping in Jacksonville or Tampa Bay. I mean, really.” The two went on to criticize U.S. television for the lack of high profile coverage of the World Cup, which has been shattering viewing records, and drawing TV ratings comparable to those of the Stanley Cup finals.

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