Why I’ve Hardly Watched ESPN All Summer

Haven’t written on the blog for a while and so I’m just going on a rampage today.  And thank you Austin Shapiro for noticing the poor grammar in my original title and fixing it.

ESPN for a while was running their own version of “Hard Knocks” with the New York Jets, literally covering everything they did in training camp.  Even reaching a new low and creating a graphic about what movie choices the Jets team could go and see on Tuesday night.  Just embarrassing, how could anyone think this was a good idea to talk about on Sportscenter?

For me, I look at this and think about how far a company has fallen and how absolutely unbearably atrocious their recent coverage of sports have been.  Everything is about trying to grab headlines.  They try to use hot button names like “Jeremy Lin” and “Tim Tebow,” when Lin isn’t even a top 10 point guard in the league and Tebow is a backup quarterback on a team that underachieves all of the time and is in constant turmoil.  They don’t even provide any substance that often anymore, and when they do, its certainly not enough.  And I get it, its the Summer and NBC owns all the rights to the Olympic video and stuff, but seriously, Jets Movie Night?  There has to be something else that they could talk about, so why don’t they?

It’s actually gotten to the point to where I want to know why ESPN has gone in the crapper.  They have idiots talking about nothing on TV shows; i.e. First Take and Sportsnation.  Like, Colin Cowherd, Jemele Hill, Skip Bayless, none of them should be allowed on TV….ever.  They are talking heads that don’t know anything about sports and are complete and utter buffoons.  But they’re not the only ones that ESPN employs, I just don’t have the time or the energy to go and list all of them.

I cannot for the life of me understand the direction this company is taking or why it is still popular.  Nobody can possibly enjoy listening to the same crap over and over again.  I mean I can literally count on two hands, how many times I’ve watched Sportscenter, PTI and Around The Horn this Summer; all of which were shows I watched religiously.  The past year or so ESPN has been doing nothing but getting worse and worse, and I hope they actually pull their act together and fix it.  But until then, there is no possible way that you can call them, “The Worldwide Leader In Sports.”

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