When a tweet from Mark May is one of the lead stories on the daytime edition of SportsCenter and the lead story on First Take, you know it's one of the most painful news cycles in ESPN's history. This is the ESPN echo chamber at its most obnoxious and self-aggrandizing. One of ESPN's more abrasive, troll-happy personalities (May) says something completely over-the-top and ridiculous (fire the GMs) about a notable figure ESPN beats to death already (Te'o) and the ESPN echo chamber regurgitates it, recycles it, and then spits it out all masqueraded as news. It's reminiscent of Merril Hoge trying to make a name for himself by being the lead crusader against Tim Tebow. Not only can we now debate Manti Te'o, we can debate Mark May's debateable comments on Manti Te'o! Bleh.
By the way, here's what one of ESPN's most respected voices has to say about the matter:
Manti Te'o does not make out of the first round.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 27, 2013
The truth here (as it often does) lies somewhere in the middle. While it is stupid to advocate that a GM who drafts Te'o in the first round should be fired, Te'o himself showed in the championship game that he is overrated and not worthy of being picked that high. That said, enough already with a player who has already become as annoying as Tebow in terms of the imbalance of talent versus ESPN blabbering about him.
Other than Bayless, May is the biggest chump at the network.A rare hybrid of troll, homer, and hater.
Nice. You're confirming what I've been suspecting for a while now, that Te'o is going to be the left's version of Tim Tebow.