I am not dumb. Well, not completely dumb. So, yes, I know why ESPN does it. I know that they created this monster, and now they need to hype it to freakin' death so the world eats up every morsel.
They tell US what WE want to see. Our job is to agree.
But if I have to hear about the Miami Heat's daily walkthrough one more time I will lose my freakin' mind. I don't care what LeBron's beard looked like or how shiny Wade's sneakers were or how pink Chris Bosh's tutu was. I don't wanna hear anything more about that team. If the earth were to open up and swallow the whole damn state of Florida whole, I want it to be nothing more than a blurb at the end of the Sportscenter, something like "In other news, the Heat's preseason game was cancelled tonight because everyone in Miami is dead. Next - Brett Favre responds to Rex Ryan!"
The time has come for some serious alternative sports news programming. There's only so much NFL Network I can watch before everything's a repeat.
First off, let me say, that this was another great piece and something I really agree with whole-heartidly.
I am curious though...could an alternative possibly be created? Versus, for as bad as it seems is it least trying to satisfy their audience. Being an open wheel fan, I am happy that they don't obsessively make it about how Danica Patrick is doing, and have old stand by's in Bob Jenkins and Jack Arute covering the race.
It would be refreshing to see ESPN forced to actually have some form of competition. The monster it has become is just amazingly bad, something needs to be done.