Colin Cowherd Sure Is Classy

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I know we've all beaten this issue into the ground regarding Sean Taylor, and giving Cowherd press in any way is the opposite of what I've said in the past, but this needs to be said. It's one thing to speculate that the death of Sean Taylor was directly related to his character (ala Wilbon), but it's another thing to completely gloat over the fact you think you're right (with no facts to prove it).

Dan Steinberg has been collecting quotes from Shrutebag's "coverage" of Taylor's passing over the past day or so, and I wanted to share a few (since I refuse to listen to the ass).....

"Sean Taylor, great player has a history of really really bad judgment, really really bad judgment. Cops, assault, spitting, DUI. I'm supposed to believe his judgment got significantly better in two years, from horrible to fantastic? 'But Colin he cleaned up his act.' Well yeah, just because you clean the rug doesn't mean you got everything out. Sometimes you've got stains, stuff so deep it never ever leaves."

"I want to know the truth. I want to know the details. It's not pretty? I don't care, I'm a grown-up. I can handle not pretty. A lot of people can't in the media, a lot of people can't, 'Oh, wah wah wah, sensitivity, he's a great person, wah wah wah.' Hey, I don't care, that's fine, he died, let's get to the truth. We're all about the truth. We always say on this show, we're not always good, we're always honest. Just give me honesty."

No, all the information's not in. But I feel pretty confident that my gut feeling, like any of yours, by the way, is right and was right.
Oh no! He spit on someone? Crucify him! And a DUI?!?! About 50% of the people I know have one. Is that right or okay? Of course not, but you know when they got them??? When they were young and they've since grown up. Who cares if multiple people have said the guy has grown up since the birth of his child and that the cops are saying this is just a random act of violence (although Antrelle Rolle says different)? Let's just go with it. Even if you are right....who the hell cares? Go ahead and brag about it you douche. Congrats....you win nothing.

According to Cowherd, gut reactions are now considered fact on ESPN Radio. Again, I don't listen to Colin Cowherd (never really did until the whole TBL thing), but this s**t with him has gotten completely out of hand. He's a sensationalist and unprofessional as it gets. While we already knew that, the crap his spewing over the past few days is completely ridiculous. I know ESPN does nothing in regards to these situations (sans-Harold Reynolds), but I want them to know that ESPN Radio will never grace these ears until that jackass is gone and I hope the readers here do the same.

Colin Cowherd on Sean Taylor (DC Sports Bog)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:23 PM

34 Comments:

AA, don't get worked up by him. That's just what he wants. Just like saying USC is #1, he's trying to get a rise out of you.

If his pointless ramblings are met with silence, he'll move on to another topic. There's nothing Collin Cowherd fears more than to be rendered irrelevant.

Anonymous said...
Nov 29, 2007, 1:01:00 PM  

"I'm a grown-up"

Liar.

Tar Heel Fan said...
Nov 29, 2007, 1:14:00 PM  

Can't tame that homerism, can you?

Anonymous said...
Nov 29, 2007, 1:18:00 PM  

AA-- seriously could you whine some more, I thought you said yesterday that you were going to stop talking about Taylor.

Anonymous said...
Nov 29, 2007, 1:23:00 PM  

I'm not really talking about Taylor directly, and that's really considered whining?

You can stop reading whenever you want friend.

Awful Announcing said...
Nov 29, 2007, 1:31:00 PM  

ESPN has to somehow turn a profit after some complete turd negotiated that terrible MNF deal.

A billion fucking dollars...

Get this jerkoff to pull a Whorealdo to get listeners...pull the same crap on the tube.

There is not one thing on ESPN radio that is listenable.

FOX has some good stuff, all day. Czabe, Siciliano and the overnight people are very good, and not obviously corporate whores.

hollywood wags said...
Nov 29, 2007, 1:36:00 PM  

what a fucktard

and anon, the reason AA and others keep bringing it up is because there is such a disconnect between what guys in the media like wilbon, shapiro, shrutebag, mike & mad dog, etc. are "reporting" about Sean Taylor and what everyone who actually knew and interacted with him were saying before the shooting and have been saying since the shooting, everyone is just saying "oh the past two years don't matter" or is just ignoring what anyone is saying about them completely while mis-characterizing everything about his first two years in the league, shrutebag says "cops, assault, spitting, DUI," let's see, cops: never had a problem with and his dad is a police chief, assault: his accusers were ex-cons who'd stolen his ATVs (and later caught with another stolen ATV) and the prosecutor was removed because he was using and sensationalizing the case to promote his work as a DJ, oh and the assault charges were dropped and no evidence ever of a gun, spitting: stupid, wrong, far from the only one who's done it, DUI: passed field sobriety test, judge threw case out, again, cleared

fuckheads like shrutebag aren't concerned with this at all and are just dragging him through the mud, that's why AA and others are so up in arms over this, especially since it started before the man died and he still hasn't even been buried yet

the great bambi said...
Nov 29, 2007, 1:48:00 PM  

wags your an idoit if you don't thing fox is coroporat whores.

fox is hedi felis and its workers are the "escorts"

Anonymous said...
Nov 29, 2007, 1:49:00 PM  

He's still on the radio? When is he leaving ESPN Radio? There has to be someone better then him out there to fill in. He is so wrong, bad, inconsiderate, a fucking asshole. I don't know any better way to put it.

Brett said...
Nov 29, 2007, 1:49:00 PM  

Couldn't have said it better myself Bambi. I might just replace the whole post with your comment.

Awful Announcing said...
Nov 29, 2007, 1:52:00 PM  

Cowherd (aka fucktard), is just like most of the rest of these media morons. They see a guy with some bad things in his past and assume the worst. Regardless of what plenty of people are telling you about him. You know this whole ordeal brought up some bad memories of for me as a Chiefs fan... I recall when Derrick Thomas died. Only he was the complete opposite. He was glorified and idolized in KC and it wasn't until after his death that you found out about all the kids and personal troubles he had. No one deserves to get murdered or brings it upon themselves. Sean Taylor was a great football player and should be remembered as such. Hell, this is the same station that made Pat Tillman into some sort of all-powerful God.

AA, I support you as do many others. Sadly though, there will always be some real morons out there.

Stay strong.

Tom said...
Nov 29, 2007, 2:11:00 PM  

tom,

do you have this outrage when our dead soliders are treated much worse. where people interuppt their funeral.

where is this outrage.

do not even compare this to tillman.

i hope you thank are soliders and give them the praise you give st.

Anonymous said...
Nov 29, 2007, 2:22:00 PM  

Couldnt agree more AA, haven't tuned in months. DP /Rome combo on KLA is a fine alternative.

makeitstick said...
Nov 29, 2007, 2:36:00 PM  

anon

why is it if people are outraged over sean taylor's media treatment they can't also be outraged over those bastards from kansas? they're wastes of human life as well and i hope that the soldier's father who was awarded $11 mil gets to keep it, bankrupt them, and no one else has to deal with that much added suffering

the difference here is the "church" from kansas is small and has little voice while the national media has obviously a national voice with much more influence that is proclaiming to everyone that sean taylor was destined, and in some cases deserved, this fate

the great bambi said...
Nov 29, 2007, 2:40:00 PM  

Thought you should know...

Sean Taylor does not have a DUI. A judge reviewed the arresting officers field sobriety test video and dismissed the charge immediately.

The aggravated assault charge was also dropped. Sean Taylor was not convicted (or even tried -- the Assistant State Attorney dropped the charges before trial) of assaulting anyone with a weapon.

Skin Patrol said...
Nov 29, 2007, 2:50:00 PM  

In his defense he did say it was his Gut Opinion (sp) and not fact. To him he sees a checkered past (I know he was cleared, but where there is smoke...) and connected that with the Knife left on his bed and its not a stretch to think his past is still a part of his present. Gloating is wrong I agree, but to the unbiased observer there is more evidence to support Cowherd than "It was random" (Simply going on what we know).

Anonymous said...
Nov 29, 2007, 2:55:00 PM  

And I am not so sure USC isnt the best team outside of UGA at this point. That Def. when healthy is sick.

Anonymous said...
Nov 29, 2007, 2:55:00 PM  

when did this turn into glorifying the soldiers? The media treatment on Tillman was so sickening. I don't care who doesn't like it. I salute him for making a judgement he thought was right. Does that mean we need endless glorification of him? NO. Taylor doesn't deserve endless glorification either, but he deserves some respect. ESPN and other outlets should report fact, not blowhard bullshit like Wilbon and Cowturd.

So if you're going to question my values, at least learn to spell and learn the difference between "our" and "are".

Tom said...
Nov 29, 2007, 4:08:00 PM  

I'm done with this guy as well. He is a such a hypocrite, he tries to slip in marriage advice sometimes even though he just got a divorce. Thanks for the helpful tip, you pompous prick.

21 Forever, Bitches.

GMoney said...
Nov 29, 2007, 4:12:00 PM  

tom i can questionanyone i want so fuk u. good spllng

Anonymous said...
Nov 29, 2007, 4:14:00 PM  

"(I know he was cleared, but where there is smoke...)"

Why do we even have a Judicial system? It seems like a colossal waste of time if determinations of guilt and innocence can be made much cheaper by blog commenters with no access to actual facts, evidence, or witnesses. What the fuck would a judge who witnesses the DUI video know that we don't? I mean I READ the article, clear as day, he got arrested for DUI, that means he had a DUI, right?

What would an Assistant District Attorney with access to all the witnesses and evidence know about the aggravated assault charge that I wouldn't? I mean, I saw the article, he was arrested for aggravated assault?

Why should we waste another penny on a judicial system to protect the innocent from frivolous charges or wrongful arrests when proving one's innocence turns out, in large part, to be a waste of time anyways. Sean Taylor proved his innocence in a court of law on a DUI charge and an aggravated assault charge. And yet, here we are, talking about his checkered legal past? Does anyone care about the outcome of those cases?

Skin Patrol said...
Nov 29, 2007, 4:26:00 PM  

Please, I worked in a DA's office for a year. If I had a nickel for every felon we pled down to a misdemeanor(in just three months) just to save time and money, I would be Bill Gates. And trust me, when you're dealing with rich convicts with expensive attorneys, they can drain all your resources. Can we move one from this topic? The guy was no saint. Now let him rest in peace and just get on to a new subject.

Anonymous said...
Nov 29, 2007, 4:47:00 PM  

tom i can questionanyone i want so fuk u. good spllng

Obviously someone from Merriam-Webster

Steve said...
Nov 29, 2007, 6:30:00 PM  

Oh and your lack of capitalization gives you away even with out the balls to use your name.

Steve said...
Nov 29, 2007, 6:32:00 PM  

anonymous DA-

I don't know what you mean by "in just three months" but the Sean Taylor case lasted nearly a year, largely because the original Assistant State Attorney had to step aside because of misconduct.

But again, the question becomes, why do we need District Attorney's offices at all if we can count on people who "worked in a DA's office for a year" to remind us that they aren't doing their jobs?

If you're saving money and time it's because it will cost you money and time to prove your case. That's the burden you fortunately carry in a society where people's innocence is presumed. If you can't be expected to expend the money or time necessary to prove a case (what's there to prove if you have good witnesses that can put a gun in the hand of Sean Taylor at the time and place? We're not talking about a murder trial) than why should we believe that the person you charged is guilty of anything when you drop the charges?

Were you in the Florida State Attorney's office when they dropped the charges against Sean Taylor?

Skin Patrol said...
Nov 29, 2007, 6:45:00 PM  

Most anytime I turn on Cowherd, he's talking about himself, not sports. Not interesting.

Mark Graban said...
Nov 29, 2007, 9:46:00 PM  

Steve +1

At least I'm using a name instead of Anon. Some people are just so angry...

We can at least all agree on this.... Cowturd is a self-absorbed moron.

Tom said...
Nov 30, 2007, 10:17:00 AM  

"opinion (sp)"

HadesGigas said...
Nov 30, 2007, 10:48:00 AM  

http://www.local10.com/news/14736793/detail.html

tom said...
Nov 30, 2007, 1:12:00 PM  

Sorta, kinda, maybe in defense of shrutebag

#1

USC (or maybe Georgia) is the best team in the country. That isn't saying something crazy to get a rise out of someone.

#2

Somebody left a knife on his bed and then he got shot right after that. This was most likely not a random act of violence. Shrutebag was probably right.

#3

He is still a douche for saying "I told you so" the second the funeral was over.

Dan said...
Dec 3, 2007, 7:58:00 PM  

I agree with Tom. And I agree that we need to stop listening to Cowshit and giving his brand of "journalism" any credence. He has the right to his "hunches" but he sure as hell could be less of an asshole about his pronouncements, and more respectful of the fact that at the end of the day, a man died, period, and that is a tragedy.

sportsbiatch said...
Dec 4, 2007, 12:18:00 PM  

Appreciate the write-up. Regardless of what these other morons say, Im glad to see more people bashing this loser Cowherd. I can't see ESPN doing anything about it unfortunately, and that really needs to change.. Down here in Miami Sean Taylor was loved by many. He attended a decent High School and most assuredly did not stand out negatively. So his "23 years of bad decisions" as Cowherd said is grossly exaggerated as well.

Keep it coming AA

Anonymous said...
Dec 6, 2007, 10:43:00 PM  

Damn, it sure feels good to know that many others see Cowherd for the totally worthless talking head he is.

I love listening to talk radio, but I would rather jam sharpened pencils into my ears than listen to Cowherd.

bizriak said...
Dec 22, 2007, 3:13:00 PM  

Wait. Back up, 50% of the people you know have DUIs? Do you live at Moe's Tavern?

R.J. said...
Jan 8, 2008, 2:39:00 PM  

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