TED CRUZ FOR THE WIN: Senator gets last laugh after Deadspin takes jab

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WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: US Senator Ted Cruz arrives for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States today. (Photo by Saul Loeb – Pool/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz won Twitter on Tuesday after getting the last laugh following an attempted burn by Deadspin.

This week, Politico released a profile piece on the Texas senator where Cruz talked about GOP senators playing a weekly pickup basketball game to try repairing relationships.

“He started a weekly basketball game in the Russell Building…and has been urging colleagues to attend,” the piece reads. “Tim Scott has played, and Marco Rubio is said to be joining soon.”

After the piece hit the Internet, Deadspin writer Ashley Feinberg asked readers to send them pictures of Cruz playing ball.

“Surely some of you reading this must work on the Hill, or know someone who works on the Hill, or know someone who is secretly sleeping in the men’s locker room in the Russell Building on the Hill,” Feinberg wrote. “Either way, if you happen to snap a few photographs—or better yet, a video—of Ted Cruz in his raw, unbridled, soup-fueled athletic form, please for the love of god send them to ashley@gizmodomedia.com.”

This prompted the GOP lawmaker to hit back with a funny tweet of his own.

A lot of people have been comparing the looks of Duke star guard, Greyson Allen, to that of Senator Cruz.

However, Deadspin was not too happy to become the butt of their own joke, which prompted the liberal sports media website to reply to the senator with three words, “Go eat sh**.”

Senator Cruz simply responded with a popular meme of Will Ferrell as Anchorman Ron Burgandy.

This isn’t the first time Deadspin has been called out by lawmakers concerning athletics.

In 2014, the website published an article stating Senator Cory Gardner had never played football after the senator compared his high school football career to politics. 
Senator Gardner, again, got the last laugh with the website when he tweeted out a picture from the good ol’ days.
Deadspin was forced to correct their article stating, “After the story was published, the main source we’d relied on reversed himself on a key point, and the central thrust of the report turns out to have been wrong. For that we’re sorry and embarrassed.”

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