Saturday, July 10, 2010


That's Shank's take on the self-indulgent spectacle of LeBron James' one hour ESPN special to announce his decision to play for the Miami Heat.

Truly, has there ever been a more hideous sports-related hour than what we saw Thursday night?

It’s hard to know where to start. We had MeBron speaking of himself in the third person and saying, “I’m going to take my talents to South Beach.’’ We had ESPN lying to us about at what point MeBron would announce his move, then morphing into game-show mode. We had Gray forever forfeiting all semblance of integrity, taunting America (particularly Clevelanders) by intentionally delaying the only question we wanted him to ask. And now we have the Miami Heat — a veritable team of A-Rods, the team we will root against in every game as long as LeBron, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh are together.

Despicable. All of them.
No argument here.


Anonymous said...

I can't believe I'm saying this but I give Shank some credit for this least he showed some balls as opposed to Bob Ryan who wrote :>>>>>> "There is little sense in exhibiting great moral outrage about the process."

I think ESPN is now Ryan's #1 employer....he a regular on "Around The Horn"..."The Sports Reporters" and you know he wasn't going to say a discouraging word about that circus act....Shank does appear on "The Jim Rome Show" but at least he had the sack to call out ESPN

rich said...


Dan scores again!