Archive for May 14th, 2007

Monday: 05.14.2007

Note to self: Don’t ask Leyland about Boston SPs

My previous ESPN rant only came about because I was watching Pardon the Interruption earlier today and saw this glorious nugget dropped by Tigers manager Jim Leyland on Daisuke Matsuzaka:

“I don’t give a (expletive) about him,” Leyland said. “I’m not getting into all that. I could give a (expletive) less. It’s another pitcher.”

Good stuff. I like that he’s not afraid to say what is on his mind and really, he’s not off-base. For all the hype surrounding him, Matsuzaka has been a bust thus far. It should be interesting to see how the game goes tonight.

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Monday: 05.14.2007

ESPN Rant Of The Day

It was bad enough when they were forcing NASCAR down our throats, but now they are trying to get us to believe that the MLS is worth a lick. Why do they continue to believe that these fringe sports are worth our time? Nobody watches NBA, which isn’t even considered a fringe sport and the NHL (which I happen to love) is relegated to Versus for their playoff coverage, so if they can’t draw viewers, why do they think that NASCAR & MLS would??? I know I could just change the channel and not worry about it, but the fact that it used to be so great and has now turned to crap (a la the once great Simpsons television show) is so frustrating.