-- the cult of the championship. This belief that a player sucks unless he wins lots of titles is just horribly toxic and prevents us from enjoying sport. The games themselves have value more than just crowning a champ. It's ruined college football.
i don't know if this can be blamed on ESPN. i remember hearing the "dan marino" argument a lot when i was a kid (especially in comparison to joe montana). i think big sports media has more opportunities to push this argument now in general
i think the cult against championships is something that has grown in the past 5-10 years and it just seems like they're being shite on. they're just late to the party but they're getting a bigger voice every year
it's kind of like the traditional stats v. advanced metrics war...actually very similar to that
Screaming head shows. I'll let PTI slide because it was kind of the first and the two hosts are obvious friends who are just needling each other like friends do. There's an undercurrent of goofiness and fun. But nothing has sunk discourse more than the existence of Skip Bayless.
i don't disagree. i just don't care as much b/c i don't watch them. people obviously like these shows
numbers never lie is a great example of a show that just couldn't exist in a more normal discussion and has devolved into first take part 2, for example. ESPN tried, it failed, and it's going for ratings
(actually, First Take itself is a great example of a show ESPN tried to cultivate that only really blew up when it gave the audience what it wanted. i bet you a fricking book could be written about the history of that show and under the context of sports discussion in general
i think this is a Jordan issue and not an ESPN issue. what' the quote? "Republicans buy shoes, too" ?