ESPN cuts loose 


100 people were laid off by the powerhouse ESPN yesterday. A sad day for those reporters and ocn air host who lost their job. A ton of them who are veterans to the game and who have been around a looooong time. What in the hell is ESPN doing? I heard rumors that this was coming but it really set me off when I read the tweet from Ed Weder saying he was let go. Let’s rewind just 30 minutes before that tweet. The poor guy tweeted out a picture of his dog with what appears to be his significant other (?) hand feeding it with a spoon. Telling the world that his dog was in his final days of life. You couldn’t have waited to tell the guy the next day that he was out of a job? That’s just dirty. Tons of other big names were let go as well. Like that bald guy Trent Dilfer. No more Dilfer Dimes?! Damn man now I’m upset. ESPN decided to get rid of every single soul that covers hockey for them. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SECOND ROUND OF PLAYOFFS! I have a couple issues with this. 1. Like I just mentioned, it’s literally the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 2. Why the hell does this network not care about the sport of hockey? They haven’t cared about hockey since…ever? And last but certainly not least, Im not sure if I can only listen to Barry mullet Melrose for the 30 seconds that they do get coverage. How did he make the cut? 

Speaking of making the cut. How in cows shit did Stephen A Smith make the cut? Why is this asshole still on TV? Every time he’s on my tv screen I have to turn the volume down 13 notches. Why does he scream every time he speaks? The guy acts like he’s the king when it comes to NBA coverage. Or any coverage for that matter. No, Stephen A Smith, I don’t hate you because you’re black. I just hate your coverage of sports.  Someone get this string bean head out of here.  

ESPN President John Skipper said that shows like “SC6” with Michael Smith and Jemele Hill is what he wants to “power the franchise in the future.” Uhhh first off, what? Big head scratcher. THAT’S who you want to be the powerhouse? I can’t say that I have been able to last more than 7 minutes into that show. Total snooze fest. This can’t be serious. My man Stewart Scott is turning in his grave right now. Hey Mr. President, why don’t you skip your ass out of town as well. 

ESPN has turned into this dreadful sports network. I can’t lie, I am on the website through out the day multiple times. I don’t know where else to go for main sports coverage. I’m just about sick and tired of reading bogus stories that are completely irrielevant to what’s happening in the sports world. I don’t care if someone dyed their hair, I don’t care that someone didn’t want to attend the White House, and I certainly don’t care about Harbourgh giving the Pope a pair of Jordan’s and a helmet. This network has turned into this entertainment station with very little news. Im curious to see where ESPN will be in 5 years from now. 

Where do you go for your sports NEWS?

The greatest 4 words in all of sports… Pitchers and Catchers report!

Its that time of the year again! February 12th through the 15th all pitchers and catchers report to duty with their respective teams. Position players to report February 17th through the 20th. Just under 2 weeks before we get to pound beers and roast in the heat of the sun. Whether you are in Arizona or Florida, there is no better time of the year. Except for opening day. ¬†Time to put down the cheeseburgers and get your asses in shape boys. While all you Northerns are buried up to your belly buttons in snow, folks down here in the south will soak up all the Vitamin D for you. Whether you’re getting drunk and stealing foul balls from the kid 2 seats over, or laying out on the berm and heckling the guys that you know won’t make the opening day roster, spring training baseball is a beautiful thing. I will be breaking down each division through out the spring to give my opinion on what will happen this 2017 season. I get excited for opening day and the baseball season every year just to be let down by the time August comes. Thank you Tampa Bay Rays. We can only hope that this year is as exciting as 2016 was! Cheers to cheap tickets, cold beers, no name autographs, and most importantly baseball being back!!

 

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Tiger is still in the Woods

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger. News broke 2 days ago that Tiger Woods has pulled out (giggity) of the Genesis Open and the Honda Classic due to back spasms. A week earlier he withdrew from the tournament in Dubai. What in the hell is actually going on? The guy has had countless back surgeries. Why can’t they get it right? Give me the man a new back! Lets get one thing straight. I love Tiger Woods. I have always loved Tiger Woods. I will always love Tiger Woods. I wanted to be like Tiger Woods every time I stepped up to a tee box. I wore a Nike TW branded hat, I sported the Nike driver and iron’s, I had on the freshest Nike golf cleats, I even wore a victory red polo every once in awhile. I mean shit, I was basically Tiger Woods but smaller and white. Oh and a handicap of 65 but thats neither here or there.

So what in the world is really going on with (at one point) the great Eldrick Woods? Has his time finally come? Should he call it quits? The poor guy has 673 other players ahead of him in the world rankings. No, Im not exaggerating, 673 players. Uhhh, I wasn’t even aware the list went that high. Good grief! At 41 years of age, theres no coming back from that. I will be mind blown if he ever sniffs the top 100 again. I’m just about over hearing about these back problems as I am about hearing the downward spiral of the god awful New York Knicks. Enough is enough.

The last time Tiger won a major championship was 2008. Why are we still holding on for dear life hoping this guy is going to come back and rattle off a few more majors? It’s not happening. Unless…. he drops about 30 pounds, he smokes a little for these back spasms, which by the way would clear it right up, and he has sex with 30 women on the down low. Honestly. It worked for him before didn’t it? Im not saying he would become number 1 in the world again, but he sure as hell would at least be able to finish 72 holes of golf without limping out of the bunker. Get it together Tiger. I don’t want it to end this way.

What do you think Tiger Woods should do? Hang em up? Keeping having back surgeries until he looks like the hunchback of Notre-Dame? Or take the easier approach to what I said above? I would love to know what you guys think.

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