ESPN Is Becoming a Joke

John StitzContributor IMay 21, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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As one of the millions of viewers of ESPN, I think they dwell on too many things. I'm not watching sportscenter from now until August because all they now talk about is where LeBron James is going to go. All the time.

I'm sorry, can we focus on the other teams that still can win the NBA Finals?

Tim Tebow.

Did you ever also notice that they worship Tim Tebow? All I heard from January up until draft day is where Tim Tebow will get drafted, what he's doing to prepare for the NFL, and what he had for breakfast.

All this hype for a guy that most people don't even think he will be anywhere close to being as successful in the NFL as he was in college.

Tiger Woods.

Now, I am a golfer, a rarity when it comes to those under 18 years of age. I like to watch all the majors on TV. Apparently, it's okay to cover a sex addict 24/7 and give us an update on the bottom line whenever he takes a shot.

Gee thanks, now I can't see how the Orioles did today (they probably lost, but you never know).

I grew up loving ESPN, watching it every morning before I went to school. But now, it's just becoming a joke to me. They cover the National Spelling Bee more than the NHL. I wouldn't call those kids that are locked up and forced to read the dictionary athletes.


That shouldn't even make ESPN8 (the Ocho, if you guys understand the reference). That's like calling a kid who did a finger painting for his grandma an artist.

I appreciate how they are now trying to incorporate other things into their shows. Good for them, trying to put in soccer.

Too bad I DON'T CARE ABOUT A SOCCER LEAGUE THAT'S ACROSS THE ATLANTIC! Some people do, and plays they show are often amazing, but soccer is not loved even as close to as much here as it does anywhere else.

Oh, let's not forget Brett Favre. I don't want to hear about him coming back or not. It's May. We shouldn't be talking about a guy that's almost as old as my dad debating whether to play or not. Let me know when he's actually made a decision.

Let's go back to the way ESPN was supposed to be, not focusing on players and ongoing stories, but actually on what happended last night. What ever happended to that?

If I want obsessive reporting, I'll just turn on Good Morning America on ABC.

Thanks to all of you for listening to my weekly rant.