Friday, May 21, 2010

ESPN has the Hate.

The New York post never fails to bring the hate in acronym form.

ESPN is awful. This we know. They're bandwagoneering front-runners whose analysts - most notably the college football associated ones - have ridiculous opinions that pretty much go against any basic knowledge of the game, which probably makes sense as they are lacking that in droves. The way they handle TCU's, Boise State's or Utah's success is much the same way a normal person would handle a leaky nuclear reactor covered in soiled diapers and cat piss. In other words, they stay as far away from it as possible. Elephant in the room doesn't even begin to describe the situation.

However, with this recent development, it looks like ESPN may finally be coming around, at least on the Frog front.

If you haven't been watching, ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series, which has been running for the past half year or so, has been pretty spectacular. Sure, there have been some misses - Gretzky, Rotisserie League Baseball, Ice Cube's recent crime against cinema - but for the most part, each addition has been well worth the time invested and, in the case of The U and Ali episodes, beyond spectacular. But their plans for the post-Heisman evening celebration might top them all.

I doubt any of the powers that be behind the series have caught on to my little hate filled diatribes against SMU on this here site, but it looks like someone in charge at least has veiled interest as they've greenlit an episode that takes a closer look at the pay-for-play years of the Pony Express. Now, the director behind the installment is an SMU grad, so I'm not getting my hopes up, but I'm fairly certain that the facts will speak for themselves amongst uninitiated viewers. You bet your ass I'm live blogging.

Picture it - we get to watch Dalton hoist the Heisman while we're sitting around waiting for the National Championship, and immediately afterwards see SMU's transgressions exposed on National TV. Say what you will about the birth of your child, but this has the potential to be the greatest night in any of our lives.

Thanks to Lenetown for the heads up.


Lyle Lanley said...

Hmmmm....made by an SMU grad? I bet they spend most of their time chastising the NCAA for coming down "too hard" on them

Cro-magnon Frog said...

or pointing fingers saying everyone else was doing

Bodenman said...

Agreed, Lyle. It'll focus on how the Death Penalty put the program back 25+ years. It'll make light that no other program has received a penalty that harsh (OU in the 80s or any year for that manner, USC in the 00s).

D said...

Ya, the frogs are pretty cool