I have a huge obsession with ESPN's 'Streak for Cash,' so much that I always need to have a pick in play, even if it means dipping into the obscure soccer match ups I have no business attempting to predict.
China v. Iraq, however, seemed like a lock. I even wrote that in my journal the day before when looking at the next day's options: "Iraq's a war zone, they're scrounging together a soccer team to play against China? China's a lock." I laughed at it later that night! I also asked my co-worker, who plays semi-pro soccer, for his 'expert' advice and he agreed that China would win.
Well, that wasn't so:
I have no idea what the announcer is saying here, but I'm imagining it's Iraqi Arabic for something about an awesome goal, Iraq beating China, and Nelson Muntz mocking my 'Streak for Cash' loss that ended a seven-game winning streak. Thanks, China.
Wow, an entire two hour program on two or three stories? ESPN's other debate shows lead the show with baseball, yet First Take pretends it doesn't exist. I expect ESPN's Ombudsman to comment on this in his next column... if ESPN still had an ombudsman. I predict First Take will be cancelled within a year if this continues. Unfortunately, its likely replacement will be the simulcast of Colin Cowherd's radio show.
this is why i stopped watching espn. except for the games, they have a near monopoly.
espn use to be about the games and the players who play them. now the worldwide bleeder revolves around the writers and their self righteous and sanctimonious opinions.
Matt, you either deserve a medal or deserve to be committed to an insane asylum for this. Either way, glad it was you and not me who went through this.
I watch First Take frequently and thoroughly enjoy it. I seem to be one of the few on this blog that actually likes Skip Bayless. While I think he is overly dramatic and makes too big of a deal of some things, I enjoy his perspective and I do find him entertaining. As I've said before, he does make some fairly good points.
As for the show's topics, I don't blame them for their focus on the NFL. Look at the TV ratings, the country doesn't really care about baseball anymore and just can't get enough of the NFL. (Plus, they have spent some time on the baseball postseason in previous shows.)
I have always wondered what the show does ratings wise...?
When Matt passes away at a tender young age, killed by an overdose of stupidity to the eyeballs, blogs like this will be outlawed in the interest of public health. Until then, I'm enjoying every word.
@Brady_Green Ain't that the truth, lol! Well done... I think?