I LIKE Chris Berman. Of course, busy as I am I only get to hear him for about fifteen minutes each football season, but those are fifteen minutes I don't begrudge him for. Yes his best days are behind him, but in small doses he's still entertaining (to me, anyway).
Same with Stu Scott. I don't know what poem you're talking about, I can only believe that you're right, but for the several seconds of Stu I get every week he's all right as well.
Same with Dan Patrick. Maybe it's a generational thing, but I like Boomer and Stu and Dan. Does that mean I'm old? Or do I have bad taste? Ah well. Chalk them up as a guilty pleasure.
What cute lesbian?
Mark May sucks. Trev Alberts was decent and gave impartial analysis (even about Nebraska, mostly) but the reason he left the show is that May was viewed as at least as valuable as Trev, and May has zero credibility. Hard for a guy with a future in broadcasting to stomach mediocrity at the same desk.
Creating the news. This has been a problem with all sports outlets for a long time, but ESPN has really stepped it up in the past five years or so. With several 24-hour channels to fill with content every day, it is just ridiculous to what lengths they go to in order to make that next great story happen. Terrell Owens holding court in his driveway - where in America were we crying out for this? Utterly ridiculous. And I'll forever hold Sportscenter responsible for losing that portion of my life that they dedicated to covering anything said by Drew Rosenhous. Tard.
Joe Theisman and [that other guy] and [that other other guy] get a pass on this list? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? These three idiots have RUINED the one evening a week I have where I can sit down in reasonable peace and watch a football game. It's harder to watch a game with the sound off, but I've done that more often than not in the past couple of years.
Not a bad list, overall. Too bad the things it decries are exactly what sports programming is going to be for the next several years, if not decades.
How 'bout them Huskers!