Joe Rogan Clashes with Keith Olbermann over Comments about Riley Gaines’ Swimming Abilities


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Now, I know what you’re thinking and let me just stop you right there. Before you get on my case about going after low-hanging fruit in the form of Keith Olbermann, hear me out. Sometimes the man says something so egregiously idiotic that it simply must be addressed. And clearly, I wasn’t the only one who felt that way. Olbermann got slapped with an accurate new nickname by podcast host Joe Rogan after the former ESPN personality, who has never played a sport of any kind, called out Riley Gaines for being a supposedly bad swimmer. “Can you just address the reality and move past it?” Olbermann wrote on X previously. “You sucked at swimming. That’s why you lost.” She didn’t lose, however. Gaines, a former NCAA star swimmer at Kentucky, told the story previously about how she had tied Lia Thomas, her biological male opponent, then watched as officials gave the trophy to Thomas for “photo purposes.”