Here are the things I hate about the sports media:
– Homerism: When the Wilbons of the world BLOW the people whom they are supposedly reporting on…but only when they play for their favorite teams
– Bandwagoning: Sports media tends not to pay attention unless there’s winning being done. That’s how we now see people paying attention to soccer.
– Haterade: Athletes make big time money because they have talent. Sports media doesn’t have a talent, unless talking nonsense is a talent. It isn’t. Sports media hates players because they have talent and didn’t have to go to school for 35 years to get paid for it.
– Making themselves the story: Like Jim Gray, one of the great douchebags of all time does when he interjects himself into the story he’s doing.
Like here, ESPN’s anchor tries to make Sage Steele the story by suggesting she was flirting with Wes Welker. You know, one of the many items women in sports media must contend with in order to get respect:
Are you serious? She was right to launch into Steve Weissman.