Brett Favre, LeBron James: Sick and Tired of the Constant Coverage…

Denton RamseySenior Analyst IAugust 3, 2010

MIAMI - JULY 09:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat is introduced during a welcome party at American Airlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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From Brett Favre and his age to LeBron James and his Akron ad, I am sick and tired of these two constantly being covered by ESPN and other sports networks.

Enough is enough already!

SportsCenter is great, and I am hooked on it—don’t get me wrong.

But let’s talk about more pertinent things than Favre and LeBron.

Let’s talk about college football, which is right around the corner.

Or if we talk NBA, lets talk about the free agents still available instead of focusing on slamming the trio in Miami that joined forces to create the new Heat.

Or even NFL training camp (as long as it’s not totally centered on T.O. and company) would be better than more Favre and LeBron coverage.

My point is this: Almost everyone is sick of these guys being in the news EVERY SINGLE DAY regarding issues that really don’t matter.

LeBron has left Cleveland and is in Miami now. Deal with it!

Favre is old, albeit still good (and you may still see an article or two from me on him), and likes the attention he gets drawing things out as long as possible.

So what if he retires, so what if he returns (unless, of course, you’re a Minnesota Vikings fan)!

On a side note, I also have to admit that Alex Rodriguez’s race to 600 home runs is also beginning to get a little out of hand.

A-Rod, one of the pretty boys in the modern steroid era in baseball, will get to 600—there’s no doubt about it. But I really don't give a #@*$ if I see him hit it.

Don’t interrupt an entertaining baseball game I am watching on ESPN just to break to live shot of A-Rod batting and potentially going for HR No. 600.

I really don’t care, and I am fairly certain I am not alone on this one.

Okay; I’ll get off my pedestal now and let the dust begin to settle.

It may take a year or more for the coverage of guys like LeBron, Favre, and A-Rod to end.

But at least we have our other teams, our other networks, and awesome pubs like Dancing Bear (Waco, Texas) to watch our sports.

I’m ready to watch some PTI now; I’m also just hoping it won’t mainly be a rehash of the LeBron, Favre, A-Rod status (okay, I was wrong).

However, I do have to add that I love Mike Wilbon’s response when asked about A-Rod getting to 600 home runs.

“This is irrational,” Wilbon said.

Amen, Wilbon. Amen...


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