I wrote a long post a year and a half ago about how awful ESPN's SportsCenter has become. There's no need to rehash all of that. But I watched it this morning and I just wanted to put on record what I saw.
In my previous post, I detailed the news stories SportsCenter showed that morning. And I think I realized today that things have gotten way, way worse. A year a half ago they at least showed some highlights. This morning, after a night of NBA and Hockey games, can you guess what the lead story on SportsCenter was?
Okay, it was the Miami Heat - who didn't have a game last night - doing the Harlem Shake.
That was the lead fucking story on SportsCenter. The lead! The Heat making a dumb Harlem Shake video (about a million years after it was semi-okay to do such a thing).
And guess what this transitioned to, as every SportsCenter story seems to now:
A segment on OTHER instances of teams doing the Harlem Shake.
What. Is. Happening.
Oh, but it doesn't end there, friends. Because in case you're out of the loop, SportsCenter then threw up this helpful graphic:
Someone shoot Chris Berman immediately. He shouldn't be allowed to see this, and also, he's terrible.
Next up, Duke lost last night, and the students at Virginia stormed the court. Instead of focusing on the game or the upcoming tournament, the Anchor then tossed to 2 college basketball experts to talk about court storming. Specifically, they were there to "comically" talk about the rules on when people should storm the court.
One of these "experts" was an ex-college basketball coach. That makes sense. The other expert? Why, it was college basketball legend Herm Edwards. Wait a minute, Herm Edwards isn't a college basketball legend or even an expert. Herm Edwards used to coach the Kansas City Chiefs. As in, the NFL, like, football.
By the way, he was a terrible coach, but that's neither here or there. I just have no idea why he knows so much about college basketball and storming basketball courts.
Somehow, I kept watching. I just wanted to see what they would do next. The show started at 9am. They spent at least 10 minutes on the Harlem Shake thing. And then, at 9:40am - I know the exact time because I was writing this shit down - they showed the Heat's Harlem Shake video AGAIN.
Anyway, that is now documented. I return you to your normal activities...