Saturday, May 07, 2005
Changing Face of ESPN
I used to love this guy. If he wasn’t anchoring sportscenter that night, I actually considered changing the channel. Not that I actually did, but the thought crossed my mind. He had all these funny quotes that cracked me up. He was intense, motivated…and….funny. I think I mentioned that. Oh well.
Maybe its that he’s trying to hard. Maybe he’s just become too popular for my taste. But bottom line is Stuart Scott is starting to annoy me. Except for “BOOYEAH!”, which has always been a favorite of mine, all his urban/hip hop mumbo jumbo gets old after a while. And no, I don’t feel bad for him because he has that lazy eye. Have you seen him on “Teammates?” Its like he’s trying so hard to fit in with those guys its pathetic. Everything he says is like “wuzzup playa” or “why you hatin’” or “that was straight ballin’” or whatever. I could go through a million of those, but why would I.
Harold Reynolds is the man. He is just straight up in your face “I know what I’m talking about more than you” except he actually does and he doesn’t come across as talking down to everyone. He’s not there to entertain you. He’s there to tell you why Griffey’s swing is off and why the Yankees suck. I feel people can relate to this guy. He played ball the way it should be. He didn’t get up swinging for the fences. He did what it took to win. He’s the nice guy. On Baseball Tonight he’s the little guy who waits for his turn, lets everyone get they’re argument in, then comes down and lays the hammer down in a very soft spoken voice. He never raises his voice like those pansies on Around the Horn.
And better yet, he’s a Christian.
“Some people think that Christianity is a crutch that people use to overcome problems in their life. Something's wrong in their life that they can't fix, and so they lean on God. That was never the case with me. I was never into drugs or alcohol. I didn't run around. I wasn't into partying. I was never down and out. And yet God saved me.”
Someone tell Stuart Scott to get real.