Scoop Jackson: Proof ESPN will hire anyone if they act hip enough

November 15, 2006 by  

I hate to sound like the aging sportswriter that I am, but for the love of dog, are the Scoop Jacksons and Bill Simmons of the world really the future of the medium? Both can be somewhat entertaining, but Simmons and his 76,000-word narcissistic spewings, and Jackson’s hipper-than-thou nonsense get real annoying, real quick in my book.

Jackson’s effort today, a hysterical grouping of words regarding the Phoenix Suns starting the season 2-5, is a true monument to one-sentence paragraphs. Here are some actual paragraphs.

It seems like Jekyll and Hyde, the Britney and K-Fed, for the Phoenix Suns from last year to this year … damn.


Then this.

So, what is wrong?

No pride.

Or am I reaching?

Or pride.

Maybe it’s just me. Perhaps I’ve become a creative curmudgeon. Personally, however, I can only think of one reason why ESPN highlights crap like this on a consistent basis.

No pride.

UPDATE: Appears ESPN hired another long-winded, one-sentence paragraph lover.



2 Responses to “Scoop Jackson: Proof ESPN will hire anyone if they act hip enough”

  1. Brasil Football (private post) on November 15th, 2006 5:08 pm

    It is all so
    to have illiterate sports writers … At least they should have editors who check the first paragraph of their 1am weekend edition lead stories.

  2. William K. Wolfrum » Blog Archive » Scoop Jackson update: Saying the Phoenix Suns lack heart comes off a tad hysterical on December 17th, 2006 6:21 am

    [...] Not long ago I noted one of ESPN Page 2 columnist Scoop Jackson’s hysterical, 4-billion-word Internet columns on the Phoenix Suns, who started out the season 2-5. After seven games of an 82-game schedule, Jackson accused the team of having no chemistry or pride, and said it was time to panic: The Steelers, Super Bowl champs, are 3-6; the White Sox, 2005 World Series champs, no playoff appearance in 2006; the Houston Astros, 2005 World Series runner-up, no playoff appearance in 2006; the Dallas Mavericks, NBA Finals runner-up, 1-5; the Miami Heat, NBA champs, .500 so far. [...]

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