Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Honesty -- from the "Worldwide Leader???"

By Rick Morris

ESPN ombudsman Le Anne Schreiber might not want to eat on-campus next time she's in Bristol lest she end up with any ground glass in her food. The kind of truths she's telling can't be too popular with the Powers That Be.

Her most recent column continues to illuminate the manner in which ESPN has dumbed down our national sports discourse with their lowest-common-denominator approach to sports "debate and discussion." Interestingly, ESPN executive vice president of production Norby Williamson comes off a titch defensive when called on the devaluation of the ESPN brand. He also claims that the course charted over the past few years has been a profitable one. Insert H.L. Mencken quote about the American people here.

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