ESPN To Use "Sports Nation" To Piss You Off Beyond Belief

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Not that the Colin Cowherd hosted show doesn't already piss you off, but apparently ESPN is going to make it completely unwatchable for a day. The afternoon show will be going for the Guinness World record, for the most mentions of the name....Brett Favre. Seriously....

ESPN hopes to hype records for its Green Bay-Minnesota game Monday night. Literally. ESPN, says spokesman Mike Soltys, will announce that on next Monday's broadcast of its ESPN2 SportsNation (5 p.m. ET), it will try to set a record for the most mentions of Brett Favre on a TV show — with Guinness World Records now looking for the current record. Some records should never be broken.
First of all, you don't really even need to hype the game. It's basically guaranteed to become the most watched cable program of the year, by a long shot. Second....really? REALLY ESPN?!?! I understand that you think you're being cute, but this is just a terrible, terrible idea.

Spice Rack (USA Today)


Are they breaking the record from a SportsCenter broadcast from earlier this summer? Who keep this stupid statisic? This is a great excuse to avoid the show altogher, although I've never seen the show before.

walnuts said...
Sep 30, 2009, 10:44:00 AM  

Everything and everyone about this show should just die already.

GMoney said...
Sep 30, 2009, 10:55:00 AM  

Ya know, Dan Patrick's ego finally got too big and he was shown the proverbial door by tWWL. It's only a matter of time(hopefully sooner rather than later) before the same thing happens to Shrutebag. Maybe this thing will help expedite matters.

UnHoly Diver said...
Sep 30, 2009, 1:03:00 PM  

Just kill me now.

49er16 said...
Sep 30, 2009, 1:26:00 PM  

The only way to make this idea worse would be to have Frank Caliendo make a cameo appearance.

Sep 30, 2009, 1:53:00 PM  

ESPN is one of the worst things to happen to sports journalism.
We used to get scores and highlights. Not any more. Everyone is a comedian and news and information don't matter.
In its place, we get garbage (though not quite so many letters) like this.
Thank goodness for DVD players and a social life.

Steve Smith said...
Sep 30, 2009, 4:54:00 PM  

wow... I mean, I expect this crap from ESPN, but they got Guinness in on it too?! Both are taking a huge hit to their credibility -- with Guinness suffering the most only because its the only one that actually has credibility to lose.

Chris said...
Sep 30, 2009, 5:03:00 PM  

"Second....really? REALLY ESPN?!?!"

Why do you say it like this? Do you actually think the CEO, President, Board of Directors, whoever's in charge called up Cowherd and said, "You gotta say BrettFavreBrettFavreBrettFavre as many times as you can, you dick."


Some producer, or maybe even Cowherd himself thought this would be a good idea. The entirety of the company is not to blame. It's silly to think that.

Please stop blaming a multi-thousand person company for actions of select imbeciles.

JFreak said...
Sep 30, 2009, 10:07:00 PM  

Life long Viking fan, love the fact Favre is our Quaterback. You know what I love more, the fact I will be on my way to the metrodome for the game when this show is on the air. No one wants to see this, not even Favre himself. ESPN is trying to out think themselves and just looks dumb. Seriouslly I must say it to, really ESPN REALLY!

Anonymous said...
Oct 1, 2009, 2:20:00 AM  

"Please stop blaming a multi-thousand person company for actions of select imbeciles."

How about NO you schmuck ... I think ESPN can call Guiness and be a lock for the single most DOUCHETASTIC thing ever aired on Earth. Not sure if that's a category but it should be.

// Britfar britfar britfar britfar

Reed said...
Oct 1, 2009, 9:41:00 AM  

Guinness stopped being credible the minute they started including WWE "records" in the sports section of the book. This just makes them and ESPN look more ridiculous. Is anything sacred these days? Guinness is scraping the bottom of the barrel when they're coming up with stupid records like these so that they don't feel irrelevant. But doing things like this only makes them more and more irrelevant.

Oct 1, 2009, 7:24:00 PM  

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