ESPN Promotes Road Rage Video Game Before Coverage Of Donte Stallworth Incident

ESPN Is Now Promoting Road Rage Video Games Before Coverage Of Donte Stallworth's Potential Vehicular Homicide

3/17/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5234 respect


The folks over at ESPN may have been lacking a bit of foresight when they were setting up their ad campaigns that run before their online videos. In one case, it resulted in an ironic combination which was, at best, highly insensitive.

Prior to their coverage of NFL wideout Donte Stallworth's accident in which he killed a pedestrian in Miami, they ran a commercial for "Mad World", a video game for the Nintendo Wii, which is basically designed around the premise of using your vehicle as a weapon and attacking people with it. You know... like what happened to Mario Perez, who died when Stallworth hit him with his car.

As a fan of these violent video games (yeah, I like them), I have no problem with ESPN advertising these games. They are being paid to do so, and the folks over at ESPN have to eat, too. But wouldn't it be wise to take a look at some of these things and make sure that they are appropriate for the story to which they are attached?

Stay classy, ESPN.


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3/17/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

wrote:
"getting to be"?  they passed 'joke' status looooong ago.  Somewhere in between keeping Chris Berman on NFL Primetime 10 years and 1000 bad nicknames and musical puns too long and "Who's Now" they lost all credibility and now they just dig the hole deeper.  Eventually there will be a hole directly from Bristol to somewhere near Australia.

The one that's really annoying is how he hums "If I Only Had A Brain" when he's doing Marc Bulger highlights (because of the "Scarecrow" Ray Bulger).  The irony of this is sometimes you wonder if HE has a brain.

3/17/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

wrote:
"getting to be"?  they passed 'joke' status looooong ago.  Somewhere in between keeping Chris Berman on NFL Primetime 10 years and 1000 bad nicknames and musical puns too long and "Who's Now" they lost all credibility and now they just dig the hole deeper.  Eventually there will be a hole directly from Bristol to somewhere near Australia.

 they are following the MTV route...no more music on mtv....soon...no more sports on ESPN....instead replaced by reality shows :)

3/17/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

keppieboy wrote:
 ESPN is getting to be a joke.

 have you ever seen this??? HILARIOUS: www.theonion.com/content/video/ncaa_expands_march_madness_to

they do a good job of mocking ESPN

3/17/09   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

 ESPN is getting to be a joke.

3/17/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

in related news, ESPN continues to run Viagra commercials before every Bud Selig news story.