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ESPN's Tom Jackson

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Admitted this morning he (and seeming Keyshawn Johnson) deliberately predicted a lopsided Patriots win Sunday in order to fire up the Jets' defense.

    Who the hell does that? Who the hell admits it?
     
  2. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    That's what I thought I heard this AM as well. Please tell me we misinterpreted that.

    Then again, does it really matter? TJ didn't catch on quick enough when Rush Limbaugh was spouting off. And now he's trying to backtrack again.
     
  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Too bad. Always liked TJ, both as player to deal with and on air.

    But that's some insincere and ego-driven b.s.
     
  4. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Oh no - that's what he said. He added that he didn't want to pick "another 24-21 score." He wanted to send a message to the Jets. Odd. And, IMO, wrong. That's not what you're there to do.

    But, then, ESPN is too close to it now. Has been for awhile, but the whole lot of them are way too close to it.
     
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'd have more respect for him if he just said, "Hey, I was wrong..."
     
  6. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Like the Jets are sitting around waiting to hear what Tom Jackson says.
     
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Obviously Tom Jackson thinks he has a lot more influence than he does.
     
  8. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Bart Scott apparently was...he called out Tom Jackson (and Keyshawn) in his post-game comments.

    I have no doubt they watch the shows...but Jackson shouldn't, under any circumstances, be using his comments to motivate one team or another by lying. That sends a bizarre message to the viewer - you know, the people actually paying ESPN's bills.
     
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Why in the F would a sports fan watch people on ESPN talk?

    http://deadspin.com/258992/john-kruk-straying-off-message
     
  10. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Thus the E in ESPN.
     
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    Does Bart Scott HAVE an IQ? Seriously?
     
  12. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    That's one thing I've always admired about Tom Jackson: He's not afraid to compromise his credibility.
     
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