SportsCenter Fumbles Again

SportsCenter is generally a fine show, featuring sleek production, skillful anchormen, and up-to-the-minute coverage.  Sometimes, though, they drop the ball, usually when the show strays from its main purpose of showing highlights (this is what has made Baseball Tonight unwatchable for at least the last five years); witness the overlong segments of cliched “analysis” by meathead ex-jocks or last month’s unbelievably retarded “Mount Rushmore of Sports.”

Such fuck-ups are relatively minor, as one can simply stop watching for the duration of the segment.  For the past two days, however, they’ve ruined the entire show.  How?  They’ve dedicated a third of the screen to displaying the first round matchups of the NCAA tournament.  Now, I love March Madness; though I’m mainly a baseball fan, I consider the tournament the most exciting sporting event of the year.  But why the fuck do I need to see the pairings in real time?  They were released several days ago and haven’t changed since.  Anyone who’s interested in the tournament can see them in the newspaper or online;  it’s impossible to keep track of the brackets when they’re displayed two at a time anyway.  Even more maddening, to what is half the show devoted?  THE FUCKING NCAA TOURNAMENT.  And, as if that wasn’t enough redundancy for one hour, they’re even showing the brackets for the women’s tournament, which will only be watched by the players’ mothers.

I hope someone gets fired for this.

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9 Responses to SportsCenter Fumbles Again

  1. Patricia says:

    It won’t just be the players’ mothers watching the women’s NCAA basketball games. There may even be plenty of men watching. Take my brother, for instance, who prefers his women 6 feet tall and muscular enough to knock him around a bit (but also with a wholesome and innocent look indicating that there isn’t any real threat). That said, the highlights on the screen are nonetheless useless.

  2. how dare u talk shit abt da final4! sportsenter is da best show on tv asshoal n f u don lyk it den u shud watch ur fav geywads dance around in spring traning all day theirs evn a hole channel 4 it itz cald mlb netwrk

    I bet u hate football to

    Dick

  3. i hate ur blog dis iz da 4th tym i tryed to rite dis n itz not ez ok

    how dare u talk sh** abt da final4! sportsenter iz da gratest show on tv a**hoal n f u don lyk it den u shunt watch it theirs a hoal chanel 4 lookn @ butbuddys dance around in spring traning itz cald mlb netwrk theirs real sports on rite now

    I bet u hate football to

    Dooch

  4. Nick says:

    I give up. You’ve even made fake flaming impossible.

  5. Dan says:

    Nick, did you recently sustain a severe head injury?

  6. Nick says:

    No, just a connection error.

  7. Nick says:

    Usually it says “your comment is awaiting moderation” or some bullshit like that, but I think all the spelling errors broke it for a few minutes. There was no indication that I had even attempted to post.

  8. Nick says:

    Fuck L.A.

  9. Dan says:

    Indeed.

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