July 13, 2005
The Road from Bristol

Do you ever find yourself wishing that ESPN would go back to how it was in the old days, when SportsCenter was about scores and highlights, and not the incessant, over-the-top stylings of a bunch of walking billboards for Prozac? If you do, Mac Thomason has a new site that you might enjoy, in which you can take out your frustrations in a socially acceptable manner. Here's the basic concept:

Our task is simple: to determine, via a time-tested method (the 64-team elimination tournament as seen in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, which ESPN used to show in its pre-sucking days) which ESPN broadcasting personality is the most totally loathsome and most deserves to suffer permanent paralysis of the vocal cords.

It's like a little online therapy for disgruntled sports fans. Check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 13, 2005 to Other sports | TrackBack

Can we please just get rid of Dick Vitale? I also would like to see Mel Kuiper Jr. and Stephen A Smith just go away, but I don't think they are as universally despised as the aptly named Vitale.

Posted by: William Hughes on July 13, 2005 2:01 PM

Millions would sign a petition to ESPN to have the aggravating, irritating ramblings and nonstop motormouth babbling of Dick Vitale removed from all sports broadcasts. Praise the Lord for the HEARING IMPAIRED feature on television sets.

Posted by: ken knight on January 23, 2006 11:57 AM

Quite frankly, I think Stephen A. Smith is a racist blowhard.
Why doesn't the NFL do the smart thing and just send the players where Mel Kuiper says they will go, thus saving tons of money and allowing for entertaining programming instead of the hideous NFL draft? Mel's hair scares me.
Don't we all miss Rush Limbaugh's NFL insight?
Dick Vitale is why there is a mute button on the remote.
Exactly what qualifies one to be a sideline reporter? A press pass?

Posted by: John Hendrickson on April 9, 2006 10:05 AM

I just made a deal with Mel Kuiper. Starting a week after the NFL draft and lasting through most of March next year, I will be wearing his hair. From May until next March, he will look crappy in my thinning, grey hair, but it wonít matter. During that stretch of time he will be sequestered in his basement watching every college football game he can, reading newspaper sports sections from around the country, and constantly checking the Internet for any college football related story. Mel and I settled on a 10-year deal; the base contract year with nine options. I canít disclose the financial details.

Posted by: Jack Gibson on April 20, 2006 11:46 AM