Thursday, January 17, 2008
Fuck fan participation
What I hate the most about ESPN.com or any other major sporting news website are the blurbs featuring fan quotations. It's not as if the quotes that are chosen make one iota of sense. If fan quotes are so important, why even have columnists? Comments are fine, but the interactive nature of sports websites is mindnumbingly awful at this point, because it gives the fan an unnecessary sense of self-importance. As a rule, fans are superstitious, and, in a way, that is what fans have to offer to the game experience. Well, that and drunken rowdiness. But to take random sports fan quotes and paste them onto the front page of ESPN's site is pandering for attention in a way that is shameful, because there are hopeless motherfuckers out there who have nothing else to hope for other than to get a sentence or two about the Red Sox or Barry Bonds or Tony Romo posted on the site. Then, these sports geniuses can promote their quote to their friends and family in an effort to engender more readership on the site. Fucking lame.
Posted by kenniebloggins at 7:21 PM