My latest irritation with ESPN: Athletes breaking down other sports

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At the place the gf and I have lunch Sportscenter is always on. As its credibility continues to plunge faster than the latest Heisman winner to hit the NFL, I have found a new annoyance: Having athletes comment on other sports. Both Jeff Gordon and one of the NFL talking heads were going off about Jeter's Oscar nomination of a play last night in Tampa. I mean really, I get NASCAR and football there's also aspects of gamesmanship, but since when does that give you the right to speak as a "knowledgeable subject" on that topic and sport?
 
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Smirking Chupacabra said:
"Jeter's Oscar nomination of a play "

Wait -- are you saying Derek [glow=red,2,300]Jeter (pbuh)[/glow] is lees than perfect?

Sacrilege ...
That needs to be added to the FAQ's
 
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Is it CBS that had Mike Leach doing a baseball game?  Half the time these dopes can't comment on their own sport, you're right, it's insane to have them branch out.
 

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AngrySquirrel said:
Is it CBS that had Mike Leach doing a baseball game?  Half the time these dopes can't comment on their own sport, you're right, it's insane to have them branch out.
Dunno about him doing a baseball game, but I heard he said some crazy ass shit on the football game he was working.  Enough to make his partner (Roger Twibell?  Al Trautwig?) uncomfortable.  I'd watch.
 

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Rob in Arlington said:
Dunno about him doing a baseball game, but I heard he said some crazy ass shit on the football game he was working.  Enough to make his partner (Roger Twibell?  Al Trautwig?) uncomfortable.  I'd watch.
Twibell...Leach was turrible.
 

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I know I love it when Dick Vitale gets to pontificate about all sports on Mike and Mike
 

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Honestly, watching the segment, I like it. I like to see what athletes from one sport think about what's going on in others, especially if its a culture/rules topic like the Jeter fiasco, but that's just me.
 
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tonyfaninmn said:
...I get NASCAR and football there's also aspects of gamesmanship, but since when does that give you the right to speak as a "knowledgeable subject" on that topic and sport?
It's that kind of groupthink that demands only brain-damaged, former football players be analysts. 

What's the big deal about some athletes and former athletes, who are all ready on set, saying a few words about the captain of the NYY?  They weren't speaking as baseball experts.  They were speaking as fans and athletes.

If you believe the WWL used those 65 seconds poorly I expect you to log daily complaints regarding 37 minutes of each episode of SportsCenter.

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Alan in San Antonio said:
It's that kind of groupthink that demands only brain-damaged, former football players be analysts. 

What's the big deal about some athletes and former athletes, who are all ready on set, saying a few words about the captain of the NYY?  They weren't speaking as baseball experts.  They were speaking as fans and athletes.

If you believe the WWL used those 65 seconds poorly I expect you to log daily complaints regarding 37 minutes of each episode of SportsCenter.

B-52s - Channel Z
Yeah, I don't care if they just give their opinions about other sports, but when they're hired to do play-by-play or color, then it can be a problem.
 

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AngrySquirrel said:
Yeah, I don't care if they just give their opinions about other sports, but when they're hired to do play-by-play or color, then it can be a problem.
if they are critical - good.  fawning- meh
 
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