The New York Post does a lot of crazy things, but this may be the craziest of the lot. In covering the John Edwards trial, the New York Post released the most New York Post list ever, the Top 10 Most Hated People In America. As you can see by the Twitpic of Darren Rovell, three sports figures make the list. OJ Simpson (accused but found not guilty of double murder, currently in prison for an armed robbery), Jerry Sandusky (awaiting trial on a multitude of child sex abuse charges), and Tiger Woods (cheated on his wife and wrecked into a fire hydrant).
Wait a minute? Tiger Woods?
Woods may still have his detractors and his "haters" but lumping him on a list with the likes of Bernie Madoff, Casey Anthony, and Jerry Sandusky seems a little far fetched, doesn't it? Haven't we mostly forgiven and/or forgotten about Tiger's discretions? The crowds at Muifield Village for Tiger's victory over the weekend at The Memorial seemed to certainly be in his corner. And, America loves nothing more than a comeback and redemption story, and Tiger is definitely in that "reviving his career when nobody believed in him" mode.
The art of trying to rank the virulent nature of different crimes amongst annoying celebrities is a pretty fruitless and troubling societal endeavor anyways. For that matter, when was the last time Paris Hilton or Mel Gibson did absolutely anything noteworthy? They are so 2006.
In the grand scheme of things, it's all preparation for this fall when both Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez make the list after repeatedly sailing open receivers and bouncing balls into the turf for the Jets.
(via Darren Rovell)
I know that the network of ESPN went from having the NFL Draft for 17 hours in 2 days, to having it for 16 and a half hours in 3 days on ESPN and NFL Network!
rich eisen said on the dan patrick show that the producers don' t tell them the picks so they find out when they are announced on stage. the only people who know are the trucks who have to get the clips together.
I'll also add this to NFL.com whom also had live video coverage. Honestly, all I wanted was a direct simulcast of NFL Network's coverage. However, half the time they're in studio talking about the picks and discussing how these draftees could impact my fantasy team! It's April! It's too early to think about fantasy football - a lot can happen before late August! However, the online coverage had less commercials with the internet exclusive parts completely commercial free. So that's a positive. Still the sound of the fans at the party sites and at RCMH gets me psyced up for the draft and to cut away from that for half the draft zaps that from me.
NFL.com could do better. How about a complete simulcast and studio analysis during commercial breaks? That too much to ask?