Mike Greenberg (Of All People) Defends Blogs

Friday, April 18, 2008

I have no idea why Will Perdue was on Mike and Mike this morning, but the guy started talking blogs and why they have no merit when out of nowhere Mike Greenberg came to defense of the emerging medium. Via Fanhouse....

"How much merit do these things have? They're just somebody's opinion," Perdue said. "These guys just write these blogs which is their opinion, next thing you know it becomes fact, and then we're talking about it because it's on some blog that's started by some guy that lives with his mother in an apartment in Hackensack, New Jersey."

"Yes, you should not take as gospel the things they say, but on some level everything is just someone's opinion," Greenberg said. "Everything I say on this show is just my opinion."

"When someone writes something nasty about us in the New York Post, that's really just one person's opinion, and when someone writes something nasty on a blog, that's also just one person's opinion," Greenberg said. "That opinion is no more or less valid than my own."
Wow. Finally someone in mainstream media gets it, and says it on air. I can't believe it came from Mike Greenberg though. I'm looking for the video now, but this is just shocking. Good for you Greenie.

Oh and now people are adding cities to the parent's basement joke? Good lord some people are so unoriginal.

ESPN's Mike Greenberg Defends Blogs (Fanhouse)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:32 AM


I think we should return the favor by watching/TiVo-ing Duel tonight.

cmruready said...
Apr 18, 2008, 11:50:00 AM  

I'm glad he said what he did, but you're being irrational, cmruready.

Apr 18, 2008, 12:11:00 PM  

New rule: Anyone who makes the "parent's basement" crack can be assumed never to have actually read a blog.

jb said...
Apr 18, 2008, 12:54:00 PM  

He's pushing to head up the ESPN BlorgZone, the Blorg.

He always has an angle.

hollywood wags said...
Apr 18, 2008, 1:32:00 PM  

Will Perdue is ESPN's new NBA analyst I'm assuming.

Anonymous said...
Apr 18, 2008, 2:01:00 PM  
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Apr 18, 2008, 2:10:00 PM  

@Anon 2:01:

Will Perdue's been doing color commentary occasionally for ESPN Radio NBA coverage for a while. Why they keep him and are probably gonna let Greg Anthony go is beyond me.

Apr 18, 2008, 2:21:00 PM  

Greeny is hawt.

Anonymous said...
Apr 18, 2008, 2:55:00 PM  

Good for Greenberg. I see Perdue, however, is as useful as a radio personality as he was an NBA center: that is to say, not at all.

I'm so sick of reading this "some guy who lives with his mother" B.S. Sorry we couldn't all be bench jocks who were only in the Association because we're 7-feet tall, Will. Go figure, I have yet to meet a blogger who lives at home with mom. Just goes to show the fantasy world these douches live in: either you're a pro athlete, an ESPN personality, or you're an unemployed loser.

Kyle said...
Apr 18, 2008, 2:56:00 PM  

Yeah, Purdue's been on M&M for a couple of days now. Terrible voice, meandering stories that don't appear to have a point. He's beyond bad.

Apr 18, 2008, 3:47:00 PM  

Suck it, Perdue, I have my own residence in central Ohio. YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ME!!!

GMoney said...
Apr 18, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

Heh, his radio show is nothing but an audio blog of his own opinions. Where does he get off being on the high-and-mighty end of the spectrum and thinking he can judge bloggers? He's no different :\

SoxAddict said...
Apr 18, 2008, 4:28:00 PM  

2 HOT babes and Greenberg is playing pocket pool.
What a dork!!!

Anonymous said...
Apr 18, 2008, 4:59:00 PM  

Yea! Someone in the mainstream media finally stated the obvious. Is not sports journalism inherently opinionated?

Without opinion, there wouldn't be ESPN, FOX, SI, etc. These idiots "pros" haven't been smart enough to figure it out, except Greenberg.

MoonDog said...
Apr 18, 2008, 5:37:00 PM  

The local station ditched Sporting NewsR for ESPNR. Aside from Greenberg n Cowherd(sic) it's pretty bad. I mean...Tirico?!? On the radio?!? Not to get of topic, but, he is, quite possibly, the worst I've ever heard(although his sidekick Tafoya is excellent.)

Monty said...
Apr 18, 2008, 10:59:00 PM  

Even better than Tafoya is Van Pelt. That guy is great, and he saves that show when he's on. Tirico knows it to, he just sets up the topic and throws it to Scott.

Anonymous said...
Apr 18, 2008, 11:48:00 PM  

I used to listen to a lot of political radio on both the right and left (including NPR) and then one morning about three years ago I switched over to sports radio. My wife, who hates both sports radio and political radio, said they are both indistinguishable; both have blowhards continually spouting opinions and predicitions. In addition both political and sports radio guys are completely unaccountable in that when they are wrong (most of the time) they just move on to the next opinion.

All in all, it is essentially entertainment and they need to fill time on the airways. Sports radio and television is not far removed from the two guys in the neighborhood bar arguing over who is the better home run hitter.

Anonymous said...
Apr 19, 2008, 11:13:00 AM  

2 hour Emergency Broadcast System Test > Mike Tirico Show

Anonymous said...
Apr 19, 2008, 11:19:00 AM  

Wow, changing my comment. Awesome.

SoxAddict said...
Apr 20, 2008, 11:22:00 AM  

What makes Will Perdue more qualified than the average blogger to talk about the NFL Draft? What because he won a couple of championships behind MJ and Scott and Rodman and Kerr and Longley and the Paxons and Burrell and also cannot forget Elliot, Duncan, and The Admiral with the Spurs. He's no different than Sean Salisbury and Tom Tolbert except he has jewelry off of others.

Anonymous said...
Apr 20, 2008, 7:35:00 PM  

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