If you've been reading AA this week, one of the major stories we've followed is the precipitous nosedive into hysterical absurdity that has been the live daytime episodes of SportsCenter and their futile quest to analyze the Chicago Blackhawks. After ignoring the NHL for so long, ESPN has scrambled to try to find some way to talk about the Blackhawks' point streak. The majority of the time, this has devolved into insipid and meaningless debates about which streak is better - the Blackhawks' point streak or the winning streak of the Miami Heat? We've seen everyone from Stephen A. Smith to Seth Greenberg to Chris Broussard try to answer that question to mind-boggling results, including Broussard's argument that "basketball is a better sport."
Today, ESPN went one step further by breaking down both the Heat and the Blackhawks in tandem with Kurt Rambis and Barry Melrose going back and forth on the strengths and weaknesses of the two teams. The segment was actually quite informative... until ESPN couldn't resist bringing us a few laughs at their own expense. SportsCenter asked the question on every sports fan's mind - which would be the bigger blowout: Chicago over Miami in hockey or Miami over Chicago in basketball?
With SportsCenter asking such fantastical, goofy debate questions, we're finding the most insane and hysterical ways ESPN can try to compare the Blackhawks vs Heat next!
Heat vs Blackhawks!
Blackhawks vs Heat!
It's an absurd embrace of debate for the ages!
As always, these are Real Tweets from Real People...
Which team's dogs would fare best at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge? #HeatvsBlackhawks— JM (@Jeff218Miller) March 7, 2013
Who could filibuster longer? #HeatVsBlackhawks — Chris from CHARETTA (@CFull27) March 7, 2013
1 script of Hamlet and 3 props, who puts on a better play? #HeatvsBlackhawks— Matteo(@Matteooo49) March 7, 2013
And now, a few selections from the Tim Tebow division...
Who would benefit more from trading for Tim Tebow? #HeatVsBlackhawks— Nathan Nommensen (@NateNomm) March 7, 2013
Who would Taylor Swift dump and write a song about first? #HeatvsBlackhawks— Kara Richey (@Kara1039TheGame) March 7, 2013
The ESPN Daytime SportsCenter has been a joke since it 1st started, because i remember a couple of years ago their biggest story during the 2nd week of the NFL Preseason was that Brett Favre signed with the Minnesota Vikings and they even showed him getting off of an airplane in Minnesota too!!!
@awfulannouncing Blackhawks would use their secret weapon against the Heat. DITKA!
@awfulannouncing Unsurprisingly, ESPN sends text alert updates after every Heat game. Whoever sends them doesn't know what a "Blackhawk" is.
It's really sad honestly. ESPN would be so much better with mainstream NHL coverage. What they are doing is criminal.
.@awfulannouncing Will Ferrell as Harry Carey 11PM SC: "Hey Neil, what would happen if LeBron + Toews raced in the Large Hadron Collider?"
@awfulannouncing We criticized Bettman for signing that NBC Sports deal instead of @espn. Is it possible he knowingly did the world a favor?
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