Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit rightfully got into a bit of hot water by responding to a Vine of a thrilling play at the Women’s World Cup with a Tweet insisting that “not only soccer” but “women’s sports in general” are “not worth watching.” Now, this isn’t the kind of thing we’d normally cover here on your Flavorwire, because, let’s face it, a male sportswriter being a dickhead isn’t exactly newsworthy. But Benoit’s numbskull commentary (which he subsequently deleted, of course) prompted Late Night with Seth Meyers to bring back the popular Weekend Update segment “REALLY?!? With Seth and Amy,” with, yes, a surprise appearance by Amy Poehler.
Noting that Benoit’s outlet issues a yearly swimsuit issue featuring women who aren’t even athletes, “unless you think that it’s a sport to cover both boobs with one arm,” Poehler called out not only Benoit, but networks who air hours of pre-Kentucky Derby coverage over women’s sports: “You think people would rather watch someone talk about hats than watch some badass American bitches take down Colombia?”
“You wanna criticize someone for playing soccer, how about children?” Myers proposed. “Now that is boring to watch!”
But Seth and Amy are results-oriented, so they offered at least one solution. “No more tweeting, Benoit.,” Poehler instructed. “You’re too dumb.”