Monday, September 19, 2005

ESPN: The new MTV

A staple of my high school career (1994-98, for those who care) was bitching about how MTV never played music videos, thus negating its title as "Music Television."

Sentiently humorous blog Off Wing Opinion accuses ESPN of the same thing, and it'd be difficult to argue the issue. OWO questions a comment in a Monday morning Page 2 column saying that the writer flipped between the Raiders-Chiefs game and the Emmys.

The problem is, there's nothing wrong with switching between a game and another program (especially if you're a Raiders fan whose life is being made increasingly more painful by the sight of Kerry Collins). But the correct answer would not be the Emmys, it would be "The Family Guy."

Pop culture references, done correctly, are fantastic in sportswriting. Done poorly, well...they're poor.


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Tom Ziller

The Sacramento Kings are a tough act to follow, literally.

SKB does the dirty work so you can forget about the blood, sweat and tears.

Oh, you'll still need the tears in April, though.

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