How are you doing? It has been a long time since we last spoke. Oh I keep tabs on you, but I am worried. It used to be I could be content hanging out with you for hours, hell days on end. Sadly those days are far and few in between. I am glad that you have confidence yourself, but I think you are believing too much of your own hype. Hey you can keep your “World Wide Leader In Sports” title. I know you have already bought the stationary and monogram towels. I just think you have gone over board.
The past few years I have tried to look past your transgression, but this “Whose Now” is just too much. I tried to watch it a couple of weeks back. I had heard about this through Deadspin and through the Petros and Money Show. I knew it was bad, but I did not think it this bad. I would have been better off huffing gas and ramming framing nails into my skull. Which would have done less damage to my brain. Seriously, do I need Stu “Crazy Eye” Scott and the cast of “I Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” to tell me that Derek Jeter is more now than William Hung. F you ESPN, F you with broom handle in your ass, which I hope breaks and splinters in your ass!
What more do I and maybe many Americans have to suffer through. This is not Extra or Access Hollywood. I want Sports and maybe a human interest story once in a while. Your freaking job is about reporting sports not superseding the sports your are broadcasting. When I watch, I am watching to see the game or to get insight about the games. It seem to me that the sports seem to be getting in the way of you pimping, you! Okay pimping your self and the next Yankees/Red Sox series.
Tonight on Baseball Tonight, how will Friday’s batting practice affect the ESPN Sunday Night game Sponored by Crucial.com!
But I have has enough of the BS. The following crap has to stop:
The caricature that is Chris Berman – Hey Chris, if you bring down Tom Jackson, I will come for you fat man and I will hurt you.
The Firing of Harold Reynolds
The end of Cheap Seats
ESPN the Mag – Stu Scott but in written form
ESPN the Restaurant – OVERRATED!
ESPN the Cell Phone – how do that go?
ESPN the Home Pregnancy Test – If the stick shows Charlie Stiener then your pregnant!
The destruction of ESPN Classic
Enough of the Poker – Jesus H. Christ I am sick of watching classic flops from W.S.O.P. past and present.
The cancellation of Sports On Tap– which was a game show that saw a goofy kid from Orange County try his luck and come up short. Wait maybe this is actually good. People, I going to say that when the red light goes on, you can get dumb in a hurry. One day I will sit down and tell you this tale.
Dick V, I think it’s time to put down the pipe and walk away.
Evening at the Improve or as you say SportsCenter – Come on, this use to be the show piece. It was my favorite hour of TV. Got all the scores and tons of highlights and analysis. But then you pushed it. Hey you were witty and I fell in love with some of the catch phrases, but now it just wrong. Look even the “Boom Goes the Dynamite Kid” thinks what you are rolling out is crap.
Hey you can fix this, and you still are doing a couple things right like:
Scott Van Pelt – Craig Kilborn but with humility
ESPN News Ticker – getting scores during commercial breaks is a wonderful thing.
Jeremy Green’s football podcast
Ron Jaworski – I love NFL Edge Match Up, and I hope he does well on Monday.
Hey if you could, bring back Aussie Rule Football. I need me some Essendon vs. Fitzroy, or St. Kilda vs. Carlton
But take me seriously, I have got them Internets (where there are way better rants against you than I could muster) to give me what I want. Maybe one day someone will figure it out and have a channel that challenges you, so in closing I would like to quote the great American Stephen Colbert you are on notice!