We all make bad decisions in life. Like that time you met a cutie at the county fair and when you ended up at her place, she put a Justin Bieber song on the radio not because that was an ironic thing to do but because she was 15 years old and actually enjoys his music AND OH MY GOD THATS A FELONY RUN AWAY DUDE RUN AWAY.
ESPN also makes bad decisions. Lots of them. And the worst may be the yearly signing of Lou Holtz as a co-anchor of College Football Scoreboard and other assorted CFB shows. Holtz is the worst, and if he's not the worst, it's only because Mark May and Craig James are such assholes that it's hard to concentrate on anything they say. Holtz ruins every damn college football highlight show in with his inability to discuss actual game play and his unintelligible speech. You love Saturdays, you go to the games, you stumble home, you turn on highlights, you get pumped...and then you have to mute the fucking TV so you don't have to hear Holtz and May babble on about everything except the college football games played that day.
Where do I stand? I think it's the WWL's Achillies Heel, an obsession with sporting celebrities over the actual sporting analysis. Will you honestly go to any ESPN show involving Holtz to get your fill of CFB highlights? Probably not.
So it begs the question: If ESPN is truly intent on world domination, why would they open themselves to ridicule by leaving Holtz on TV? Isn't leaving dinosaurs like Holtz and Chris Berman in primetime slots the reason companies like SBN could get a foothold in the market (i.e. ESPN only cared about personalities, and not in-depth coverage of the games being played, so individual blogs and localized coverage gained a huge following)? How can such a monster organization leave someone on air who is supposed to be humorous, or comedic relief...but isn't funny? What about the motivational stuff, the kind of speeches that every young football player has cringed through when the uncool coach gets rolling in the locker room? Where does Holtz's ridiculousness make you turn to for CFB coverage?