Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Newsflash: ESPN stops pretending it's impartial, openly roots for the Red Sox

Note the headline. To ESPN writers, the redsocks are "our" team.

It's official. The ESPN folks can openly declare their love for the redsocks, and admit to the world that they are part of redsocks (abomi)Nation.

I know, I know, the fact that ESPN stands for the "Everything Sox Programming Network" is something that most Yankees fans have long known. Still, it was refreshing to see that the guys at ESPN.com have decided to lift the cloak, end the charade and stop the silly pretending that they are impartial.

Any day now, expect the Baseball Tonight folks to start wearing their redsocks lapel pins ... because being a sports journalist doesn't mean they can't declare their patriotism to redsocks Nation.


Anonymous said...

what about http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/yankees/ ?

bernbabybern said...

It's not that ESPN has a redsock blog. They have blogs for every team.

It's the use of "our" in the headline. The writer says that we're holding "our" breath. In other words, he's just as much a member of redsock (abomi)Nation as any fan reading the page.