Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 1/9/13
ESPN continues to dumb down it’s audience and make people less informed about sports.  Today the network actually posed this question for its panel “How much do you blame Jay Cutler for RG III’s injury?” Yes, this is not parody but a serious attempt at “journalism” by the WWL. What a way to “cover” the Robert Griffin III surgery that took place today. screen grab courtesy of Twitter @WaneDog “Of course Griffin didn’t want to take himself out of the game, only Jay Cutler does that,” ex Minnesota Vikings QB and ESPN “expert” responded before later calling RGIII playing against Seattle, “The stupidest thing I’ve ever seen in pro football.” So which is it Tarkenton? You’re contradicting yourself. Is the Washington Redskins quarterback a quitter like the Chicago Bears QB? Or was Mike Shanahan really dumb to play him? You can’t have it both ways. Of course, this is the dumbest argument to pose in the first place. What does Cutler’s injury/perceived lack of toughness in the NFC title game vs. the Green Bay Packers after the 2010 season have to do with what happened last Sunday? I’m sure Dr. James Andrews and the ‘Skins coaching staff were thinking about that game and it’s implications while making their decision on Sunday. What’s the use of having eye candy like Charissa Thompson on your network, when you have her asking dumb questions like this. Also, click the screen grab to take a bigger look. There’s a Tim Tebow story in the crawl on the bottom of the screen. Cuz if there’s one thing ESPN really needs it’s more stories on Tim Tebow. They just fired Rob Parker (finally) can’t they fire the person who came up with this too? Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Chicago Tribune.com, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports A Fulbright scholar, published author and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; he’s also a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.
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