Saturday, February 17, 2007

20 percent my ass

More like 100. Give it a rest you phony attention whore.

And while I'm feeling bitter, isn't it amazing how ESPN got into bed with NASCAR financially and overnight NASCAR's relevance as a newsworthy sporting event went up 5,000 percent? I'd rather read about women's college basketball. No, actually that understates the point, because that isn't even close. I'd rather read about high school water polo. Yeah, that makes the point more strongly.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree with you more regarding Clemens. I was thinking the same thing when I saw the 80/20 thing and in my mind, GO AWAY. He is an automatic 1st ballot hall of famer who is now going to be remembered for his final years of this back and forth during every off season.

And while we are talking about Clemens, has anybody brought up the fact that Clemens came back last season deep in the season after perhaps a suspension for a positive steroid test? Very suspicious if you ask me.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

I wouldn't think that Clemens coming back late into last season had anything to do with a positive steroid test, but I'm pretty much convinced Clemens has used steroids during his career.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Phil said...

All positive steroid tests must be disclosed to the public, so it certainly wasn't that.

Watch for ESPN doing the same thing with Arena Football which they now have an ownership stake in. That being said, the attention given to the Daytona 500 is relatively proportional as it is the biggest sporting event in the country this week (by viewership). Though on the whole, I think Todd's point is valid. Of course, if one were to argue that NASCAR isn't athletic or a sport and thus has no business on a sports network, I'll hear that argument.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, positive steroid tests would never be swept under the rug...never.


10:25 AM  

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