I’ve occasionally mentioned the website “Awful Announcing.” It’s one of my favorites because the one thing that goes totally unchecked in sports is the sports broadcasting industry. Notoriously un-critical of itself, sports media is known for bias, homerism and just not providing quality reporting on sports. Do you think for one moment if the Penn State – Sandusky debacle was investigated by serious journalists, it would have gone on without public scrutiny as long as it did? Anyway, they’ve turned sports media into little more than Seattle Seasquawks “Yellers.” By the way Seasquawks fans: Yell more, we can’t hear you.
In honor of Awful Announcing, we’re going to name off the most biased sports broadcasters we’ve been exposed to:
5) Tom Jackson: His run has been long. He’s getting old and tired. Uninteresting. His take as a former jock? Keep pretending you have the pulse on the NFL, Jackson. By the way, why not trash a current NFLer who used to play for your beloved Donkeys before he forced his way out:
No bias there, eh, Tommy? Jackson retired from the NFL in 1986. He joined ESPN in 1987. I joined the US military that year, and I’m retired. That’s plenty of time for two careers. Dear Tom: Football moves on. Coaches move on. Athletics have changed. You don’t, but should. Now.
4) Skip Bayless: Awful has him on their Mt Rushmore of Sports Media badness. You know, if we took Skip more seriously, he’d probably be first on this list.
3) Al Michaels: I know, many of you love him, mostly due to this:
This is the BSP blog where we don’t love him. Take a listen to some of his NFL work. Michaels is so biased, to me he’s unlistenable. If it wasn’t for his partner Chris Collinsworth, I couldn’t watch Sunday Night Football at all.
2)Fox Sports Radio: This means Fox Sports Radio 570, because that’s basically all Fox Sports Radio is. Guess what, Fox? Many people in the United States don’t like Los Angeles. Many people in the United States have been to Los Angeles and HATE it. Many if not most people don’t like The Lakers, the Dodgers, the USC Condoms, the Los Angeles Angels of Southern California in Anaheim and Orange County, or whatever else Los Angeles emits. LA sucks and we don’t want to hear about your sports like they are right next door. This means you, Petros and Money; Lincoln Kennedy; Chris Myers and any other douchebag mass produced in the West Coast douchebag factory.
1) Kornheiser and Wilbon: Their stupid routines make me ill. Wilbon is a disgusting suckup to anyone he personally likes (namely Jordan); and vicious towards those he has not developed personal relationships with. We’ve driven the I Hate Wilbon road before. Kornheiser; not even perpetual whiners whine about every single thing. The funniest thing Kornheiser ever did was get suspended for making sexist remarks about Hannah Storm.
Like real men ever make comments about women’s choice of clothing. Of course, he didn’t really mean them. Right. Notice you can’t do a search for Kornheiser’s nonsense on ESPN. Disney believes they can expunge the truth like the Former Soviet Union.