Monday, February 19, 2007
It amazed me that I didn't spend one second this weekend over at ESPN.com (I may be weening myself from it finally), so I decided to head over there today from some Post ASG coverage. I was mainly interesting in checking out True Hoop's first post on the site, to see if Simmons' announcing article was up yet (it's not), and to read the comments from the Michael Irvin Story.
Well I noticed one of those stupid SportsNation Polls in the bottom corner with the following question: What was the most exciting sporting event over the weekend?
The Daytona 500- Not a chance in hell. I'm already sick of NASCAR on ESPN.....it was on the front page today when went to the site.
The NBA All-Star Game- Nope. Pretty damn boring....read the live-blog if you don't believe me.
The Dunk Contest- Nah....Good but not great.
The Nissan Open- I won't even dignify that with a response.
The Barkley-Dick Bavetta Race- But of course! You knew I was checking this one.
So what are the results?
If you can't read that......that's 37% for Barkley Bavetta. 1% higher than the Daytona 500 (Green=Barkely Race, Yellow=500). I'm thinking to myself.....way to go ESPNers! Way not to fall into the NASCAR trap. And then I saw this on the Michael Irvin article........
First......my site's mentioned on ESPN.com, which gives me all sorts of different emotions. Second.....How the hell would they let that comment even stay up on the site after some of the things I've said about their announcers? As of current check it's still on there. Oh well.....way to go AA'ers.
Within the past few weeks I've gone to under #20,000 on Technorati, I've sold 10 Free Harold! Shirts, been on Sports Bloggers Live, had the most watched sports video watched on You Tube. And now people are mentioning AA on ESPN.com? Crazy, crazy stuff. Thanks to all of you for making this a hell of a month.
Enough of the ass-kissing.....back to your regularly scheduled loathing.