Thursday, March 5, 2009
ESPN hemorrhages with excitement over non-story
Imagine the pure joy in my living room last night as I collapse to the couch after a marathon 36 hour work session.
"All I need is a beer (Stella Artois, thanks office), some food and 10 minutes of SportsCenter" I think to myself.
Beer? Obtained and open.
Food? Plenty (as in two pieces of bread and peanut butter).
SportCenter? Houston (Dallas, actually) we have a problem.
Terrell Owens has been released from the Cowboys.
Ok great, thanks SportsCenter. Thanks for the breaking news, but now I'm done with it. I really don't care anymore, ok? What's that? You're ignoring my request (and every other sane sports fan's) to shut up about Owens? Awesome. Let's see how you can run this story straight into the ground, shall we?
Cue up b-roll on repeat of Owens yelling at the same people over the past two seasons? Check.
Interview Ed Werder, Steve Young, Keyshawn Johnson and Trent Dilfer while asking the same questions? Check.
Ignore all other current sports news while still showing b-roll on repeat? Check.
Show me a sports fan who gave two shits about this story after the initial mention. Why is ESPN persistent on running this guy in the ground? He got cut, get on with it. What am I - as a non-Cowboy biased sports fan - gaining from an interview with Keyshawn Johnson? And Trent Dilfer? What the hell does he have to do with anything? I can tell you the same thing these guys will say - nothing but expensive opinions. Give me the facts, and get out.
T.O is a cancer. I don't care how much talent he could, maybe, might have on any given Sunday. And don't give me that "it's his desire to win" garbage. Everyone in that locker room has a desire to win. You know what doesn't promote winning? Whining after a loss. Starting shit with your quarterback and tight end. If you can't learn how to lose, you'll never know how to win.
Grab your popcorn, T.O.
See you on the Raiders roster next season.