You took away David Aldridge and foisted Screaming A on me. From a thoughtful, insightful, coherent reporter to a screaming clown who is nothing less than a thug wannabe…
I remember Sunday nights with Patrick and Olberman being a smart, funny, hip program. There is nothing left on your networks that fits that description. Allowing Bonds on Bonds to air on your network (Barry owned a piece of the production company) eroded the last bit of credibility you had.
How you have managed to not fuck up PTI is the only thing that amazes me at this point.
I do disagree with him about Bill Simmons (The Sports Guy). I think he is as funny and interesting as he always was despite his new Hollywood friends. But I have to agree with much of what he says the rest of the time, including those damn ESPN phones. ESPN is known for their great promos, but I am so tired of seeing those idiotic ads with the guy trying to get into ESPN. Yeah, we get it, he’s a loser wannabe sucking up to the anchors. Enough already.
The first thing ESPN needs to do is stop the reality show crap. We used to have a reality show about boxing – it was called boxing. We sure as hell don’t need The Contender. We don’t want to spend an hour a week watching a competition to see who can be the next guy to wash jockstraps in the Yankee clubhouse. We watch ESPN for sports; period. And if they keep this up, ESPN is going to go the way of Mtv, which hasn’t actually had any music on it since about 1996.
And why on earth do we need to be screamed at all the time? Stephen A. Smith shouldn’t even be allowed to watch TV, much less be on it. There should be a Federal law that prescribes a punishment of public flogging for anyone who hands Dick Vitale a microphone. Give me David Aldridge, Greg Anthony, or Jay Bilas any day, guys who just give you the information without performing a clown act. In sports, the game is supposed to be the entertainment, not the commentators. The commentators are there to give insight into the action, to mention things that we might have missed or to explain a change in strategy. Dick Vitale would neglect to mention a game winning basket because he’s too busy talking about who picked up the check when he had dinner with Gary Coleman.