One of the running trends here on Joboo has been calling ESPN and their “personalities” out for stupid decisions. Well, when you are the worldwide leader in sports television and part of the evil empire that is Disney you’re going to take your lumps. I’m not going to apologize for ripping on them, but in the interest of fairness I have to give ESPN some credit for canning Jason Whitlock’s fat ass. I’m not even sure what the real reason ESPN offered for firing Whitlock, but he claims that it was merely because he was exercising his constitutional right of free speech. I would like to believe he was fired for merely being a moron, or in the alternative not knowing a god damned thing about sports but judging by ESPN’s other personal decisions there had to be something else here. Well AOL decided to give Jason a shot to reach out to the masses, and boy did he reach out. Click the read more link to see the “highlights” of Whitlock’s first weekly column on AOL. Read More
Looks like at this point the appropriate answer is back at his home. Unless you are kicking it in a cave going through Osama’s belongings and trying to make sense of an Arabic will, you’ve probably heard that Terrell Owens tried to kill himself last night by overdosing on pain medication. Doug has already weighed in on the similarities between T.O. and the Cardinals, but for me the main difference is that if the Cardinals do die and don’t make the playoffs I’ll be ecstatic, but if T.O. dies my life will probably be effected in no significant manner. But in the interest of playing both sides of the issue I’m going to offer a completely plausible explanation for T.O.’s hospital trip other than him trying to kill himself. It’s probably not what actually happened, but if ESPN can speculate out their asses why can’t I? Read More
I’m not so sure why Skip Bayless saying something dumb/lame in order to prompt a post would be a shocking thing, but I’m just laying the foundation. Skip was on his show with Woody Paige. Shocking that a show on ESPN would make lameass comments, but Skip decided that now, with the arrest of South Carolina QB Blake Mitchell and a punter stabbin’ a fool, that college coaches should ban their players from going to bars.
The hell with that.
Now, this isn’t a “HOORAY…BEER” type of post. Just the fact that someone boozes alone does not make that person COOL or BADASS. Anyone CAN go to a bar and get drunk off their ass. If you want that, read Champ’s bold predictions because for some reason he is talking about the East Lansing bar specials for tonight, as if anyone gives a damn.
So, no, this post is not coming from the angle that college football players should go to the bar because drinking is badass. It’s coming from the angle that part of being a college student is learning responsibility, even if it is something as small as picking what night to go to a bar and what night to walk away from a jackass telling you not to bring underage girls into the bar.
For a system that is designed to make sure that the officials make the right call, one would hope that maybe you should consider getting that to work correctly before rolling it out there. Of course I’m talking about the NFL and instant replay as most recently highlighted by Nick Saban’s half-hearted attempt to challenge a play in the season opener in Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Obviously, as the rule stands Saban was most likely in the wrong in that situation but that certainly doesn’t mean the rule itself isn’t bullshit. Read More