Bomani Jones Took A Lighthearted Jab At Darren Rovell For "Wonderlic Shaming", And He Kinda Has A Point
I'm damn near certain this was tongue-in-cheek. Bomani Jones doesn't strike me as some sort of snowflake that's going to throw the word "shaming" around unless it's in an effort to casually poke fun of those that are way too quick to throw the word "shaming" around. I saw a headline on this exact subject that started off 'ESPN On ESPN Crime...' and not only is that a colossal overstatement of what took place in this interaction, but it's a misreading of the situation that's characteristic of someone whose Wonderlic is deserving of shame.
That said, if - and only if - "Wonderlic shaming" were actually a thing, then this would definitely be an example of it. It's one thing to make scores public. That's relevant news considering it could have an impact on draft position. Comparing those scores to that of truck drivers and train conductors? Well - for lack of a more accurate term - that's just mean. If I'm analyzing NFL prospects I should probably know that Leonard Fournette's ability to think critically is subpar compared to that of his peers. That said, I definitely don't need to know that Dalvin Cook is intellectually incapable of cleaning my toilet.
Telling a fat person their weight when they step off the scale at the doctor's office isn't "fat shaming". Having a list of farm animals with which their body fat % closely corresponds posted next to the scale absolutely is. Calling a polygamous woman promiscuous isn't "slut shaming". Comparing the looseness of her vagina to the waist on your oldest pair of jeans that haven't been washed since the Bush administration just might be though. I appreciate Darren Rovell posting an occupational comparison chart because I personally think it's interesting. However, I'm not a physical freak that's going to be drafted in the top ten that just had some sports business dork remind him that this football thing better work out because he doesn't even have the brain power for the mail room. It's not necessarily wrong, but it is a little unnecessary.