ESPN Still Having Problems With NASCAR Broadcasts

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Last year, ESPN received a ton of flak for their NASCAR coverage. Fans accused the "Leader" of not being ready to cover the sport, and a lot even thought that the network tried to create drama, to create story lines. Well this year ESPN has another chance, and so far, it's not off to a good start.

During Monday's makeup day in Pocono, Kasey Kahne got into the back of Juan Pablo Montoya on a restart. Kahne apologized to Montoya after the race, but ESPN reporter Vince Welch didn't see it that way. Welch accused Montoya of being the aggressor, and the driver of the 42 car didn't appreciate it at all....



You can obviously put some of the blame on Montoya's reputation, but that was pretty much an epic fail for Welch. Hopefully ESPN can get their act together for NASCAR fans, but it's not looking good.

Montoya Pwns ESPN's Vince Welch (All Left Turns)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 9:42 AM

8 Comments:

Remember when ESPN used to have NASCAR in the 90s and they actually knew what they were doing? It seems like that was forever ago compared to their coverage now.

Tim said...
Aug 5, 2009, 12:57:00 PM  

Vince Welch is the new Ed Werder...make story where there is no story

questionmark said...
Aug 5, 2009, 1:17:00 PM  

Since I have all my teeth, I deem NASCAR to be irrelevant.

Brad James said...
Aug 5, 2009, 2:02:00 PM  

After this exchange you can see why athletes hate the media. Because tool-bags like Vicne Welch try to make stuff up on the fly. Godo for Montoya for calling out htis creep.

sportsfan25 said...
Aug 5, 2009, 2:29:00 PM  

Good

sportsfan25 said...
Aug 5, 2009, 2:30:00 PM  

I thought "we report, we decide" was the moniker of some other cable network.

Steve Smith said...
Aug 5, 2009, 4:19:00 PM  

It's not just a NASCAR issue. ESPN tries to create controversy in everything they cover.

Back in the 90's, they had people who knew racing covering the sport. Obviously, that's changed...

Scott said...
Aug 7, 2009, 10:54:00 AM  
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Sep 26, 2009, 5:42:00 AM  

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