May 16, 2012

The Overreaction Threat Scale

For some unexplainable reason, the sports media has morphed into a giant panic button. Every recent contest is “the greatest,” every collapse “the worst,” and every story “the most shocking.” Talk shows thrive on inane “controversies” like the Jeremy Lin headline, and build entire segments around topics such as, “is Eli better than Peyton ?” simply because of one game.  How, in an arena full of objective statistics and game footage, did we get here? Since this trend cannot go unchecked, I am instituting the Overreaction Threat Scale (OTS). Modeled after the now-defunct Homeland Security Terror Alert Scale, the OTS is Boris Diaw Time’s way of calling shenanigans on the sports media. As idiotic stories pop up, we’ll test them against the OTS and see just how big of an overreaction they are. Yes, for the first time, you’ll not only know that these stories are stupid, you’ll know EXACTLY how stupid they are.

1 Comment:
  • and BY god it worked???
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