WHITLOCK TORCHES FOWLER, ESPN
Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock has an excellent column on how ESPN is bereft of any independent thinking. Titled “The Story ESPN Doesn’t Want You to Know”, he has a special shot from his flamethrower for Chris Fowler:
Let me tell you what passes for courage and independent thinking at ESPN. Chris Fowler dropped Ball State out of his AP top-25 ballot last week after the Cardinals beat a then-9-2 Central Michigan team on the road.
What Fowler has done is ridiculous and reeks of the kind of simple-minded arrogance that permeates ESPN. Fowler has had his ass kissed for too many years. He travels around the country during football season and everywhere he goes, there’s an Army of BCS sports information directors waiting to kiss his ass and tell him how great “GameDay” is.
He has never been a professional journalist a day in his life. He’s a TV personality. He knows what someone else has told him. I’m not 100 percent sure, but I’d suspect he hasn’t worn a jock since junior high school.
This is the combination that is killing the sports media. No journalism background, no real athletic experience and no backbone. No clue. Fowler wouldn’t make a competent blogger.
It’s a must read column. Not just for the fire, but because Whitlock opens some eyes and makes valid points.