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Here we go again

This doesn’t surprise me. Or maybe it should. Brett Farve is contemplating ‘un’-retiring.  This is, of course, according to a source, whom we have no clue about their reputation, good or bad. My take on this whole thing is simple: Who cares? Who really cares if Brett Farve returns or not. Sure, Packers fans will. But, I think, this is a whole media plot to increase ratings. Isn’t that what it’s all about anyway. All these stories, (and if you notice, my tone is directed at ESPN) have no bearing on what sports is all about: the games. Shouldn’t the games be the focus, not the athletes? Ridiculous. It’s a reason why sports can be so bad. Because they don’t deserve this attention. No other profession gets covered like this. Politics, maybe. But anything else is not covered in the same fashion that sports are. And that annoys me. Because we should be focusing on the great stories, the triumphs, the tragedy’s. Not the ‘will-he-or-won’t-he-return’ or ‘player x- is-considering-holding-out-for-even-more-money’. It’s a shame sport has to come down to this. But there’s nothing we can do. We’re stuck getting fed the news, and we have no way of dictating it. It’s sad, but it’s true. There should be a viewer-driven news station. I want to hear the facts, and I don’t want them to beat around the bush. It’s preposterous, and naive, to think that the news services, whether they be sports, or otherwise, want to give us the news. They want to give us the news, so THEY can make money. And they have a ton of it. Everything nowadays, and I mentioned it in my podcast, is about money. Money makes the world go ’round. It’s terrible. I wish it could be fixed, but it won’t. No matter how hard we try, people need the news, they need the information. The news business, the sports news business, will never go away. And we’re stuck dealing with all of its issues. 

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July 2, 2008 - Posted by | rants and raves, Sports, TV

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