QUOTE (MaxPayne @ Oct 27 2011, 03:45 PM)
BSPN has never been interested in reporting anything other than the populist opinion. They simply exist to provide vindication for what the majority of the public perceives / believes. I don't even bother watching that bullshit. There's too many idiots in the world who simply choose to get their opinion from dumbasses like Stuart Scott or Kornheiser or any of those guys.
Skip Bayless ? That guy is a fucking joke. BSPN specifically wants him to play a crotchety, angry old white man because haters like us sometimes tune in just to laugh at him.
Corey Holcomb said it best on the 5150 show, when someone mistakenly thought Bayless may have been a tailback in the NFL :
"Skippy Bayless, a running back in NFL ? Nah fuck that, he wasn't no running back...dudes RUN UP IN HIS BACK !"
I was laughing so hard.
I get that and largely agree. I call it TMZn, mainly due to their not-so-occasional focus on things that have little to do w/ anything that happens on the (insert play of your choice).
If I'm being honest, I enjoy Kornheiser...he's comedy to me, but what's really disturbing is, he's often more level-headed than Mike "Floyd's a coward" Wilbon. I remember Kornheiser called Wilbon on his branding Floyd a coward, by saying (paraphrasing), "hey, he is a fighter; you wouldn't say that to him." Wilbon's response was (to the effect of), "Hey, I'm from Chicago, I've been in a street fight or two." <---I thought Chris Rock was on, I was laughing so hard.
I actually like First Take, or should I say, the premise of First Take. The problem is, they have these writers on there, who often have an "axe to grind" and as you eluded to earlier, knowing full well, Joe Fan can (often does) get his/her opinion from them.
Again, Hype, Vivek, Danny or anyone (EXCEPT Dougie Fischer or Gabe Montoya) w/ boxing credibility, should make his/her way on that show when topics like this come up