04/18/14 11:04 am EST
“This is not f@*%$*^ sports news.” or “This has absolutely nothing to do with sports.”
“This is a ridiculous argument.” or “No one would have reported this twenty years ago.”
Maybe it is just me but I constantly find myself yelling at segments I see on First Take and other speculative sports shows. The thing about it is that once I yell, ESPN wins. ESPN wins because even though the segment may have had no relevant sports importance or may be a completely ridiculous sports argument, it made me react. Twenty years ago sports reporting was all real news and extremely professional. Through social media arising and attention spans declining, the sports news world has completely changed. Any average fan can now find the critical news they want in about two seconds on their phone.
So at a certain point what does ESPN have left to talk about that we haven’t already read or seen? Controversy, that’s what.