ESPN: The AIDS Virus to the Sporting World

Chris DolbowContributor IFebruary 16, 2009


Gag me.

More like the worldwide leader in propaganda for the feel good team and the team that is either called the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees, or some other macho franchise where the owners are windbags who think they can call up God anytime they want and have him make it sunny or change the wind speed a touch.

Take the Super Bowl not two weeks ago. Nearly every ESPN analyst was choosing the feel good story of the Cardinals to "pull off the upset"—guys like Steve Young and Keyshawn Johnson. And let me be really honest here: The Cardinals received much more airtime than the Steelers did, and the Cardinals are in a game where two teams play, not just them.

ESPN is known worldwide as the leader in sports coverage and getting the news before anyone else does. So, if they are so involved in sports, why was there tons and tons of coverage of the inauguration of Obama? Can anyone explain this "change that we had NOT hoped for?"

I was trying to escape all of the political nonsense, since everywhere I turned Obama's face was staring at me, and to be honest, it was truly making me mad. The sports world is no place for politics. Sports is where people can join together to cheer for a team or franchise without racist, political, or sexist agendas.

But not ESPN: The network that was airing clips of the Inauguration, the concert a few days before, and this cute little "Barack Obama: Making History" picture thing before commercials—I was literally on the verge of tossing my cookies.

I am not trying to smash Obama here. But even his fans would say that this is really ridiculous. Propaganda covering our sports coverage that does not even pertain to sports!

ESPN to sports is what diseases and plagues are to mankind—they are destroying sports and making them a playground for politics and other media outlets that have nothing to do with sports! Their biased news coverage of teams is ridiculous and unfair to sports fans across the world.

But then again, maybe I am just a lone soul in this cause, an outcast of ESPN's sporting society nonsense. We will see, we will see.

(Writer's Note: In no way, shape, or form does the title of this publication aim at people with viruses or diseases. AIDS is a horrible disease and the writer was never trying to mimic or make fun of people with the disease.)