What Former ESPN Writer Jeff Pearlman Hates About ESPN [Blog Patrol]
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What I Hate About ESPN...By A Former ESPN Reporter [Blog Patrol]

2/4/09 in Media   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Former ESPN writer Jeff Pearlman tells us what he hates about the Worldwide Leader [Jeff Pearlman]

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2/5/09   |   jjh8857   |   338 respect

mikecubbie69 wrote:
The 'E' stands for Eastern Elitists, which is what they are! From watching them, you would never know there was major league baseball further west than Cleveland. I am soooooooo sick of every story on ESPN being about the Red Sox and the Yankees! Im from Chicago, I dont give a shit about what A-Rod does with his off days! And the only reason they mention the Cubs at all is because of Lou Piniella, a former YANKEE! And I think most of the reporters are clowns.

Then why do you watch?

2/5/09   |   mikecubbie69   |   65 respect

jjh8857 wrote:
Do you know what the 'E' stands for in ESPN?

The 'E' stands for Eastern Elitists, which is what they are! From watching them, you would never know there was major league baseball further west than Cleveland. I am soooooooo sick of every story on ESPN being about the Red Sox and the Yankees! Im from Chicago, I dont give a shit about what A-Rod does with his off days! And the only reason they mention the Cubs at all is because of Lou Piniella, a former YANKEE! And I think most of the reporters are clowns.

2/5/09   |   jjh8857   |   338 respect

jmcarlos wrote:
It's not who they cover as much as how they cover those teams.  They gush over how important they are and speak of them in every  other sentence.  If I  have to hear Dickie V breathless speak about Duke or North Carolina, I'm going to shoot myself.  (I will give you Tiger Woods, though)

What do you expect them to do?  I just don't get people's expectations for ESPN.  They have no obligation for fairness only to interesting.

2/5/09   |   jmcarlos

jjh8857 wrote:
Who should they cover?  Neal Calloway (UAB), North Texas Football, Royals-Mariners, Detroit Lions, Thunder-Wizards, Jon Kitna, & really...what other golfer should they cover? 

It's not who they cover as much as how they cover those teams.  They gush over how important they are and speak of them in every  other sentence.  If I  have to hear Dickie V breathless speak about Duke or North Carolina, I'm going to shoot myself.  (I will give you Tiger Woods, though)

2/4/09   |   BlazerJoe   |   103 respect

jjh8857 wrote:
Who should they cover?  Neal Calloway (UAB), North Texas Football, Royals-Mariners, Detroit Lions, Thunder-Wizards, Jon Kitna, & really...what other golfer should they cover? 

Hey, if they wanted to give some press to Neil "The Driver" Callaway, that would work for me.  I'm not holding my breath on that one, though.

2/4/09   |   jjh8857   |   338 respect

jmcarlos wrote:
I hate how ESPN has this collective love affair with certain teams and players.  That is all you hear about.  Here are some of ESPN's loves:  USC Football (Pete Carroll), Notre Dame Football,  Yankees-Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Celtics-Lakers, Brett Favre, and Tiger Woods.

Who should they cover?  Neal Calloway (UAB), North Texas Football, Royals-Mariners, Detroit Lions, Thunder-Wizards, Jon Kitna, & really...what other golfer should they cover? 

2/4/09   |   jjh8857   |   338 respect

frenchy62 wrote:
I could take ESPN more seriously if they quit showing poker and calling it a sport. Cover REAL sports instead, please???

Do you know what the 'E' stands for in ESPN?

2/4/09   |   R3DS8XFaN

That G commercial is hilarious!!!!

2/4/09   |   jmcarlos

I hate how ESPN has this collective love affair with certain teams and players.  That is all you hear about.  Here are some of ESPN's loves:  USC Football (Pete Carroll), Notre Dame Football,  Yankees-Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Celtics-Lakers, Brett Favre, and Tiger Woods.

2/4/09   |   Superbleeder   |   94 respect

fred77008 wrote:
How about how ESPN only really covers about 4 teams in each sport...

You are being generous with 4.

2/4/09   |   frenchy62   |   3 respect

I could take ESPN more seriously if they quit showing poker and calling it a sport. Cover REAL sports instead, please???

2/4/09   |   fred77008   |   17 respect

How about how ESPN only really covers about 4 teams in each sport...

2/4/09   |   eswar354

I thinks it's dumb