This morning on the way in, the Mike and Mike Show…a poor national alternative to the local sports talk radio shows …. talked about Cam Newton, and then got into the Cowboys.
The Cowboys. The team that played one of the most boring, most neutral games of Week Seven gets run from the Mike and Mike show? Are you kidding me? It’s because you all like to hear about the boring @$$ Cowboys.
But that’s ESPN. It loves to put its favorites, which just happen to be your favorites — your stupid favorites like the Cowboys — out front. It denies anything going on elsewhere.
Stan Van Gundy made comments on Dan Le Batard Show. He believes the NBA prevented him from becoming a commentator on ESPN. He had a deal with ESPN. Once Commissioner Stern, the ringmaster — who does not like Stan Van — got involved, ESPN backed off of Van Gundy. Stan Van Panic made this statement:
What I find fascinating … you have to give David Stern and the NBA a lot of credit … ESPN pays the league, and then the league tells them what to do. It’s more ESPN’s problem. You gotta have no balls whatsoever to pay someone hundreds of millions of dollars and let them run your business.
That’s awesome. No matter what you think about Van Gundy, you have to admire his inability to remain quiet. But it’s true: What business pays someone hundreds of millions of dollars, then gets told what to do by the payee? You know, besides an NBA team and a NBA player? It’s interesting.
ESPN needs to man up. Perhaps they should hire Tim Donaghy instead.