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Whitlock undresses ESPN

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Shaggy, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest


    He makes a ton of valid points here. Curious what you guys thought.
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I think we should bash him to piss off Gregg Doyel.
  3. jimmydangles

    jimmydangles Member

    Is "ballstate0@aol.com" a joke?
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Nate Davis might not be a frontrunning Heisman contender because ESPN is evil.

    Or it might be because no one gives a fuck about Ball State.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Right war. Wrong battle.

  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    A lot of good points that are buried in a column about his beloved alma mater.

    Saying Fowler doesn't know college football is absurd. He's one of the best ESPN has.

    Most of the other points are very valid.
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Is the Heisman about who the best player in college football is? Or is it who we care about most?

    Your answer is stupid.
  8. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    And to that same point, one of the reasons we don't "give a fuck" about Ball State is because ESPN hasn't sent Chris Connelly out there to make us cry.

    Face it: ESPN has a lot of influence in what we "give a fuck" about.
  9. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    That was a pretty good read. I liked the shots he took at Fowler. It is reprehensible that Fowler dropped Ball State out of the top 25 after a win.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Last I checked, Ball State was a mid-major. Yes, they've had an incredible year, but thinking that they're going to be in the national conversation for the Heisman or the national title is absurd.
  11. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    I'm still whimpering over this apparent statement of, ahem, fact:

    Believe it or not, before ESPN purchased the majority of relevant sports programming and seduced most of the creative, independent-thinking, connected sports writers to join its evil empire, there was this magical time when substance and the little guy actually had a voice in the sports world.

    Used to think I was independent-thinking. Guess not.
  12. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I thought it was an outstanding column.
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