“Sometimes when you win, you really lose, and sometimes when you lose, you really win, and sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie, and sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose.”
It was as if Rosie Perez made those comments, not for Billy Hoyle but rather to Richard Sherman and Skip Bayless.
Many in the media (both internet and mainstream) declared Sherman victorious in the squabble. A champion of intellect for taking down a half-wit. ESPN’s Bill Simmons finally stepped in to clear up the confusion. In short, nobody won, least of all the viewers.
I could link to you to the First Take video so you could form an opinion yourself—but I won’t. In part because I care about you, I care about your mental health, I care about your ability to retain brain cells.
I wasn’t there for the Kim Jong-Un-Dennis Rodman conversation but I imagine it was similar, in that both sides were so full of themselves, neither realized they weren’t speaking the same language. A modern day Tower of Babel if you will.
I don’t blame ESPN for this. I don’t blame Richard Sherman. I don’t blame even blame Skip Bayless. No sir, this one falls square on the shoulders of Kim Kardashian—the talentless queen of bullshit television whose ratings gave every lazy producer a free pass to mind-fuck us with pseudo-reality filth.