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Looks like we're not the only ones who think WWL is full of it

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by steveu, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Excellent Newsweek article, presumably for the next issue.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19734725/site/newsweek/
     
  2. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    Real good article. ESPN made its own bed and has enjoyed for many years now laying in that bed having sex with itself over and over.
     
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Good stuff.
    Our buds at The Big Lead have to love it. "Influential sports blogs ***"
     
  4. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    (ESPN's overreliance on underqualified ex-jocks to fill its analyst ranks is a grating example.)
    I've never heard it put better. Damn, Devin Gordon nailed pretty much all ESPN's major foibles. This is a great article.
     
  5. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    The Newsweek article lost me when it said "Playmakers" was well-regarded.

    I'll admit it was a guilty pleasure, but I didn't think it was a critical success.
     
  6. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    If we're criticizing ESPN, why would you call it the WWL?
     
  7. I like the first commenter's point, though.
     
  8. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Very well written story. I just wish there was more of it. It reads as if some editor whacked it suddenly and without much thought. It could have gone on for another 30 inches and it wouldn't have bothered me. "Like chewing on Styrofoam" is a terrific image.
     
  9. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

  10. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I understand that Who's Now is supposed to be a dog days filler. We put a lot of crap in our paper no one reads in July, especially since we have no pro baseball anywhere close to us.

    But my God. It sucks really bad. Between Keyshaun talking about sports he's way underqualified to talk about, to Stuart Scott drooling over what women Derek Jeter has dated, to Wilbon and Herbstriet seeing their credibility take a hit by taking part in this. It is indeed like chewing on styrofoam.
     
  11. I think the notion that Bill Simmons is "influential" is as scary a proposition as I can imagine.
     
  12. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    That would be sarcasm, right? And a nod to their masturbatory, self-referential douchebaggery, no?
     
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