ESPN is getting political as fuck lately and honestly, they’re losing customers because of it. Is their new style in “diverse, cultural sports” a ploy to cover up their failing numbers?
I presented this to my Sports Consortium class recently… I asked for a show of hands as to who in this class throws ESPN on their TV’s at least once a day to get a quick update on the madness we love to call the sports world? The response was pretty much all of them. Shit, I’d throw my hand up as well! I’m addicted to keeping up with what’s going on in something that provides a sort of refuge from the bullshit that goes on in my life. Everyone goes day-to-day putting up with nonsense – school, class, tests, work, WHATEVER.
Sports is just that brief opportunity in life to forget everything that’s going on. It’s like the adrenaline rush you get when you’re squaring up with a big 230-pound behemoth… There’s nothing like it.
Anyway, I digress. Let’s get back to the ESPN thing… Ok, so when you have it on – you’re watching sports… Right? Or, is it starting to feel like they are just pushing a political agenda?
This website is a judgement free zone. You could follow whatever political party you want. It’s a free country. Believe whatever you want! Shit, that’s a right that the boys who drew up the declaration gave us during those long ass summer days in Philthadelphia.
And I understand there have been recent events in the NFL, like protesting the anthem (another right afforded us by the declaration), but the amount of focus and coverage players have gotten for their personal political agenda seems like we are distancing us from really matters.
All I’m saying is stay woke about this people. ESPN is hardly a sports reporting channel anymore.