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Sports Illustrated writer 'really' hears it from Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers

Seth & Amy take down SI's Andy Benoit, who says women's sports are "not worth watching."

Make some polarizing statements about women's sports? Get Poehler-ized by actress-comedian Amy Poehler.

The "Parks and Recreation" star reunited with former "SNL" castmate Seth Meyers on his late night talk show just to verbally tackle Sports Illustrated Andy Benoit for a dig he made at women's athletics on Twitter.

Fellow SI journalist Mark Mravic tweeted a Vine of England fullback Lucy Bronze's stunning goal against Norway in a Women's World Cup match on Monday, and added, "And here some people (ahem, @Andy_Benoit) argue that women's soccer isn't worth watching."

Benoit responsed in a tweet, which he later deleted, "Not women's soccer ... women's sports in general not worth watching."

"Really? Really? Really, Andy Benoit," Poehler asked in the skit, "there's nothing in women's sports worth watching? I think a lot of people would love to watch you say that to Serena Williams. Really."

Then she took a swipe at Benoit's magazine, an easy target since SI puts out its controversial swimsuit issue each year. "Unless you think it's a sport to cover both (breasts) with one arm -- really?"

After getting universally flamed online, Benoit tweeted an apology, saying "I got carried away responding to playful ribbing ... and in my stupidity, overcompensated by saying something ignorant and extreme. 100% mistake on my part, for which I'm deeply sorry."

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