ESPN FACE-PLANTS…again

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ESPN can’t seem to stop stepping on rakes. It hired Barstool Personalities to do a Show on ESPN, and when President of ESPN finally woke up and discovered what Barstool Sports does for a living, it canceled the show – after one episode.

Personally I was waiting for the implosion around week three.

This should not have happened. Not because the show is bad, it’s because ESPN should have known what they were buying into before it hit the air. It’s like hiring OJ to do a “Justice in America” Show and then canceling after one episode because you just found out OJ is felon.

 

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KEVIN “TWITTER” DURANT

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KEVIN DURANT has multiple twitter accounts and all but one are his alter-egos. His alter-egos defend his rep by blasting trolls and “haters”. Imagine making 30 Million a year and being so insecure that you feel the need to check twitter for negative mentions and then responding to tweets with an alter-ego rant defending yourself. So time-consuming and silly.

 

ESPN VIRTUE-SIGNALING

dippMONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL 2017 started with CHARGERS V BRONCOS, but the game was overshadowed by ESPN’s new  sideline reporter Sergio Dipp. Mr. Dipp was nothing short of a spectacular failure. He sounded like a bad imitation of Ron Burgundy after 4 scotches. Twitter lit up and Sergio followed up with a virtue-sigaling speech from his hotel room in which he explained (in 2 minutes of halting monologuing)  his desire to be a champion of diversity, like the two black coaches who were coaching the game on the field. Huh?

Dipp didn’t get trashed on twitter because Dipp is a minority. In fact the only thing “minority” about him, it seems, is that English is not his primary language and  American Football is not his primary sport. He got trashed because he botched the assignment. He was completely out of his element. He had trouble reciting his lines. He lots his place multiple times. His cadence was terrible. His accent pretty apparent.  He got confused when stadium noise ticked up. He blathered some gibberish about the two coaches being black, and then disappeared for the rest of the game. “What. The Fuck… was that?” was American’s reaction.

ESPN, of course defended its decision to employ Dipp as their new high-profile on-air personality notwithstanding his spectacular failure. ESPN fired a bunch of very talented on-air personalities which makes Dipp’s hire baffling. He’s not even close to being ready for primetime. Yet, talented people who could have taken his sideline duties (who happened to be, for the most part white) watched MNF from a couch because ESPN fired them. ESPN can’t afford actual talent but apparently can afford hiring Dipp. Yes, his name is Dipp.

Makes no sense, but that is the state of ESPN in 2017

 

ESCORT MR. FREEZE TO THE DOOR…

I’m not a fan of liars and hypocrites. Hugh Freeze quit is job today as head coach of Ole Miss football. Freeze is married and a church guy. For me, that means you keep your dick in your pants unless it’s your wife your pulling it out for.

Freeze claims he “pocket dialed” the escort service and it was clearly a mistake. I’m a lawyer, so the first questions I’d ask Mr. Freeze are:

So you pocket dialed an escort service. Are you claiming you ass randomly dialed an escort service with a local area code, or was the number in your contacts?

Oh, the number wasn’t in your contacts, so if I took a peek at your phone records, that number will only appear once – right? And your credit card statements won’t show any record for a purchase of “goods” – right?

No one believes you Mr. Freeze.

 

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PGA – and The Troll Police

OVER THE PAST several years (coinciding with DVRs and internet trolls, people with nothing better to do than ruin someone else’s livelihood have been rewinding PGA event and slo-mo’ing every step of players to find that one offense they can call into PGA Police and report the crime.

Jordan Spieth won the Travelers on a dramatic sand-save and holed it. He threw his sand wedge in excitement.  It would not surprise me if thousands of trolls rewound Spieth’s club throw just to see if the club touched the bunker.

Two of my top complaints about the PGA, isn’t about the PGA; its trolls and dummies. Trolls sitting at home, looking for violations and calling them in, and dummies behind the ropes who, on every tee shot yell: GET IN THE HOOOOOOLE! Aggg…. Find something else to yell.

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