Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I missed this last evening, but Jay Glazer was on Dan Le Batard's radio show, and had some choice words for ESPN concerning the whole Brett Favre texting situation. The interesting thing however, wasn't Glazer's thoughts on the situation, but rather Le Batard saying that he didn't believe the network he works at. Via SbB....
Before Glazer came on the show, Le Batard weighed why ESPN wasn’t reporting the story, saying, “ESPN is ignoring the story entirely. It’s not their story. Their guy didn’t make that story. Or they haven’t been able to confirm it. Or maybe the story is wrong.”I'd love to get you the audio, but apparently 790 The Ticket hasn't updated podcasts in about a week, but I'll try my best to get a hold of it. Anyway, I wonder if ESPN will be upset with Le Batard after their "do not comment" edict wasn't followed. I know that he's only a part-timer at the network, and obviously he doesn't have to follow the rules outside the doors, but ESPN can't be happy after hearing that. Yet another interesting wrinkle.
While talking to Glazer, Le Batard said, “I would think what ESPN is doing there is prideful. You know how this stuff works, you get beat on a story and then you don’t want to acknowledge that the story exists.
And after the interview, Le Batard remarked, “I’m siding with Jay on this one.”
Update: Here's your audio, complete with some nice shots at ESPN....
Le Batard Sides With Fox On ESPN Story Boycott (Sports By Brooks)