Sunday, August 2, 2009

The ESPN bias

Ben Roethlisberger’s interviews with the press following Friday’s training camp workouts were comical at best. Big Ben did everything possibly to deflect and avoid all questions regarding anything other than football to the side. Strictly the “I’m here to talk football” nonsense that accompanies most guilty parties in such instances. Do I have an extra level of disdain for Ben and the Steelers? Well YES, yes of course! My Cardinals had the once in a lifetime opportunity to win the Super Bowl over Mike Tomlin’s squad. I still believe in my heart of hearts that Santonio Holmes left foot did NOT touch in bounds yet the Steelers were still crowned champs. But what do I know right? What I do know is that when T.O., Pac-Man Jones, or and any other professional football player is in the news for something negative, ESPN is first on the scene to report such events when they occur. Unless of course, it involves a certain who’s who of ESPN’s buddy buddy list, which in turn garners ultimate protection. I find it funny how ESPN chose not to report such “allegations” until all the facts were gathered, but yet they choose to report the accusations surrounding star athletes of other teams before the facts have ever been gathered. Adam Jones was never charged with anything according in the legality of his situation, yet a certain sports outlet chose to exploit his situation days on end even before the truth was reported. Yet, when it comes to the Steelers, ESPN apparently wanted to wait until all the facts were in and an actually story had been revealed. Sounds like ESPN looks out for certain people or organizations when the going gets rough. Too bad when the going gets rough, the public usually chooses to extract the beer goggles and look at the current situation through a clear state of mind. Nice try Roger Goodell. It looks like you should get back to exploiting Michael Vick, in order to divert some attention from your boy, Big Ben Roethlisberger.

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