“Travis knows he can make the most money possible by criticizing ESPN…”

I’m the last person who thought it was possible to feel sympathy for the WWL, but Clay Travis seems bound and determined to prove me capable of it.  Sheesh, what a dick.

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Filed under ESPN Is The Devil, It's Just Bidness, Political Wankery

15 responses to ““Travis knows he can make the most money possible by criticizing ESPN…”

  1. Dawgxian

    Ways ESPN could have avoided this:
    1. Call the guy Bob on the air
    2. Do/say nothing at all

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    • DawgFlan

      1) What if it got leaked that they forced an employee to go by Bob instead of his preferred name to avoid the association? Same response.

      2) What is they did nothing at all, and there was a full on meida storm from the other side of the political spectrum. Same level of mountains being made out of mole hills, just by different people.

      Really this whole episode says almost nothing about ESPN and everything about politics and people like Clay Travis who feed the beast on both sides.

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      • DaddyRichATL

        …my sentiments exactly

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      • Southernlawyer11

        I’m being dead serious. I sort of care less overall (and Travis is annoying AF), but I am disappointed in ESPN from a “know your audience” perspective. There are few, if any, metrics existing where the same person who cares so much about football to tune in to this dog of a game is also the same one who would get butt hurt enough to make an issue out of it. That person just doesn’t exist.

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  2. Dawgxian

    Instead of blaming Travis, I blame the Russians

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  3. Spike

    ZZzzzzzzz..

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      Good idea. I’m going back to bed. There are lots of rational things to dislike ESPN for, but politics isn’t one of them.

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  4. Gravidy

    For me, this is a metaphorical meteor game of the highest order.

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  5. Macallanlover

    Imagine someone being low class enough to play to the fools by reporting outrageously stupid stories on a repetitive basis just to attack someone relentlessly while generating more clicks! Wow, shocker. Wonder where he ever saw other “journalists” use such a ploy? It helps to have a high percentage non-thinkers in your target group doesn’t it leftist media groups? Now even a cave man can do it.

    Never really knew much about this guy before, and can now ignore him totally again; not much to offer if he is stuck on this point. I think everybody got it the first time and ESPN was generally ridiculed for it. There are so many big stories for Travis to focus on this first week of CFB, the fact that he hasn’t moved on is all you need to know about his sincerity.

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  6. Huntindawg

    I can’t even follow this. Apparently it’s newsworthy that one “sports-journalist” is criticizing a separate sports-media outlet? So, the “reporters” are becoming the news instead of reporting it?

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  7. meatspin

    Randy Clay Travis is the Ann Coulter of college football.

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  8. I kind of look at this like the Mayweather/McGregor fight. Its not real, its unimportant, yet a ton of people are giving it attention. Travis may be an asshat, but you can’t blame a guy for finding a niche that pays out and hammering it. ESPN should stop responding.

    2.This author makes a good point about ESPN that I had never cognitively defined – that all the Tebow crap is what made me hate sports opinion shows (Along with the constant barrage of Lebron)

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    • Southernlawyer11

      While you certainly can’t blame Travis for making a living, you can certainly lament that there is a large enough audience consuming this crap that a human being can make a living off of it. The reason people hope for the demise of Clay Travis is that it will at least mean society is turning a corner in the brain department.

      And this is coming from a republican Trump supporter. The best thing everyone in this country can do RIGHT NOW is simply STFU….including the President. Especially the President.

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