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Thursday, August 16th, 2018



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.

  • http://www.footballfanatics.com/College_Florida_Gators_2007_FL_-_UGA_Rivalry/source/DLB-ZonerSports Football Fanatics

    Can’t wait for the day when competent sports bloggers are recruited by ESPN and the likes.

  • http://lastrow.wordpress.com Laz

    Big Sexy came out for an encore earlier on Rome’s show to rant on the same subject.

  • dhaab

    Meh. Sounds like the guy has some serious sour grapes to me. I agree with his point about ESPN not having any good journalists anymore, though.

    I also should point out that Whitlock published an article naming the 10 worst and 10 best NFL head coaches. He put Sean Payton and Mike McCarthy in his 10 worst and somehow decided that Jim Haslett isn’t worthy of being one of the 10 worst coaches. Huh???

  • http://pastthepylon.blogspot.com/ JM Van Horn

    I caught Whitlock talking today on the Jim Rome show about his article. He does make some valid points

  • dhaab

    Can anyone tell me how you can stomach watching Jim Rome? Every time I see the guys face, I want to punch him. And I’m a pacifist!

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