ESPN; and why it’s bad for you

Over the past few years ESPN and its commentators and anchors have slowly become some of the worst television to watch.  I have a hard time watching more than 10 minutes of sportscenter without having “coors light 6 pack of questions” thrown at me by Merril Hodge who has about seven years in the NFL playing back up QB tell me why Peyton Manning should have thrown here rather than there.

Take last night’s Monday night football game for example, ESPN had lead ups to the game starting at 5:30 during PTI (which is one of the few shows I do enjoy on ESPN) these follow ups led all the way up to the game, and even after the game sportscenter talked about the game for a good thirty minutes.  How much analyzing can be done?  Is Matt Millen (maybe the worst GM of all time) going to criticize a player for doing the wrong assignment for ten minutes, I don’t want to hear that.

Also, ESPN’s worst anchor I guess you can call him is Skip Bayless.  He can’t possibly believe anything he says.  “Lebron James is over rated” maybe being the most ignorant comment I have ever heard.  Maybe he didn’t see Lebron carry the cavs on his back for all of his time on Cleveland, did he win any rings-no, but did he take four other role players to the NBA championship, he has to be kidding me.  And Stuart Scott might be the most played out anchor of all time.  “he done did the okee doke”  How is this man getting paid to try and speak ebonics to millions of viewers.  Even Bill Simmons who works for ESPN is sick of all the over-analyzing stating on twitter everything about Brett Favre and Randy Moss, etc, etc.

Keep ESPN simple, stop over-analyzing whether or not Brett Favre wants to “chill” with Jen Sterger or whatever her name is, and give me something interesting.  PTI and sportsnation are the only bearable shows on ESPN and the people at ESPN need to get more creative and that doesn’t mean more Stuart Scott.


About nrestivo

Graduate of the University of Tennessee. Freelance writer at Complex Magazine in New York City, learning from some of the best. Tweet me @nrestivo
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