Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 7/4/12
"They just started stealing scoops. It was a practice I never agreed with. ... I felt horrible." -Former SportsCenter anchor Josh Elliott, Blogs With Balls 2011 ESPN has fallen under heavy, heavy fire for their favored use of mysterious "sources" and accusations that the network blatantly steals and reworks scoops and reports from other networks without giving credit.  The above quote from Josh Elliott at last year's Blogs With Balls confirmed this growing sense that ESPN, the WorldWide Leader in sports, wasn't above something as low and contemptible as stealing the work of others and promoting it as their own.  Others in the media have openly mocked ESPN for their perceived using of others' material as a "source" or "sources."  This phenomenon may be the single most embarrassing and rightfully criticized characteristic of modern day ESPN.  Yes, even more than Skip Bayless.  Why ESPN feels the need to sourcify everything is beyond me, it's not like anyone would think any less of ESPN

This article first appeared on Awful Announcing and was syndicated with permission.

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