ESPN Brings On Yet Another Rapper To Randomly Talk Sports

Friday, February 27, 2009

Now I understand the gimmicks of LL Cool J and Lil Wayne coming on the network to talk their favorite teams, and to promote albums. But bringing on 50 Cent to talk shop, for seemingly no reason at all, is beyond infuriating. Now if Curtis Jackson was at ESPN "The Weekend", joking around with Skip Bayless and Jemele on the set of First Take, I'd let it slide. But no....the "Leader" randomly brought on the rapper onto ESPN News to promote his new video game and talk steroids. Here is the clip....

Why in the hell would they put him on ESPN News?! That just makes me angry. Why even call it ESPN "News"? Every time you think that ESPN is taking some steps back to its roots, they take two gigantic leaps back with stunts like this. I fully expect MTV to be bought by Disney within the next ten years, and our regular ESPN programming to be relegated to ESPN2. It's just a matter of time.

At long last, 50 Cent addresses controversies of the sports world (The Sports Hernia)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 2:17 PM


Nice to see homeboy wear a hockey hat.

Michael said...
Feb 27, 2009, 4:26:00 PM  

Disney buying MTV?!? Don't give them any ideas!!!

Pip said...
Feb 27, 2009, 9:52:00 PM  

You realize that after ESPN2 got big enough with all of the original ESPN stuff then they would have to come out with another ESPN to handle all of the original stuff that woudl get pushed off ESPN2. Could call it ESPN Hits

Zach said...
Feb 28, 2009, 6:51:00 AM  

As random as it is, I think 50 cent is actually a pretty smart guy, and knows what he's talking about.

Anonymous said...
Feb 28, 2009, 9:33:00 AM  

WTF with the Devils hat ?

Anonymous said...
Feb 28, 2009, 12:26:00 PM  

just to let you you know, it was probably some real awful way for 50 cent to promote his new video game that was just released within the past week.

Anonymous said...
Mar 1, 2009, 11:52:00 AM  

This is just brutal. Sounds like a teacher leading a student along to the "right" answer and then they bring up Plaxico and his gun and Fitty has tons to say. Imagine that. (I will say it does get better and more interesting as time goes on, but still pretty painful)

Bob Biscigliano said...
Mar 2, 2009, 10:37:00 AM  

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