Sean Taylor To Be Subject Of Outside The Lines "First Report" Today At 3pm

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I guess it's just taking the "Leader" a little bit of time to gather all of their info before they delve into the issue. I don't know what they can tell us that's already been figured out by everyone, but we'll see.

Outside The Lines, First Report- 3pm, ESPN

I'll be sure to try and get some video up, or a synopsis of the program later this afternoon. And for those of you interested on one of the best takes so far please read this article from the Baltimore Sun's Richard Steele linked below....

In the prime of youth (The Baltimore Sun)

Update: I don't even have words to describe how short and uninspired that report was. Bob Ley even cut Redskins' Radio Host Larry Michael short, so he could move on to a piece about the Players Union and an interview with Kyle Turley. I'm just sick of this whole thing and it's tough to know what would be the appropriate amount of coverage. I'll post both th OTL and a piece that aired on Comcast immediately following the Bob Ley piece at around 3:15.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:43 PM

22 Comments:

It takes those corporate heads at Bristol some time, you know, to figure out how to approach a story like this. There's committee meetings, e-mails, memos, etc., that must be vetted. Nobody wants to be responsible for taking the wrong angle on this, so it get pushed up to the corporate level. The first thing they will ask is, 'Sean who'?

Don't worry, once they turn the aircraft carrier around we'll feel their full force. There will be daily sorties strafing our sense from all angles - an 'action plan' that should last until next Monday.

Raoul Duke said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:01:00 PM  

I had the chance to listen to a little bit of the Mike Tirico show when I was out to lunch, and he and Scott Van Pelt were addressing the gravity of everything, and doing a pretty good job of it. Van Pelt even went so far as to say ESPN is a sports network, and isn't accustomed to dealing with stunning news like this, so it takes time to process and figure out how to best report, because this transcends sports.

This morning was a little ridiculous, but details were still sketchy at best, to be fair.

Jonef said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:04:00 PM  

1 segment with a story from Dana jacobson. Was it the same piece that aired during Cold Pizza or something?

Justin Williams said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:14:00 PM  

Whats even worse - When they Interviewed Turley - He was getting cut off to, and when he tried to plug the website at the end Lee tried to cut him off again

Cory said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:44:00 PM  

Bob Ley is awful. How is he still employed. Are he and Berman married???

GMoney said...
Nov 27, 2007, 3:57:00 PM  

Why dont you just rename the site "I hate ESPN" this is rediculus. wilbon was speaking the truth and hes a football player, not princess diana...a little more coverage would be nice but lets not overreact..anyways what did you really expect from them.

mike said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:11:00 PM  

what the fuck do you people want the country to stop because of this.

It makes me sick to hear this yet our soliders don't get this type of outrage to be covered.

How many athletes died that did not get covered at all where are all you pussies.

You want them to treat this like when Tillman died. Get real.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:23:00 PM  

And the ESPN employees show up...

hollywood wags said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:27:00 PM  

fuck you wags, go pull that on someone else. you are talking to someone who was in a gang, but now in wheelchair.

so fuck you.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:29:00 PM  

Wags
East l.a. You pussy, everyday someone dies.

MS13-brown pride-viva la raza

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:39:00 PM  

I am beginning to feel that Van Pelt really is alone in terms of his ability to be self-critical of the Worldwide Leader.

ben said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:39:00 PM  

I know this hits closer to home AA but where was this outrage when Darrent Williams was killed? ESPN handled it much in the same way. A brief piece or two and then it was right back to the Bowl games and the NFL playoffs. Williams too was a man who supposedly had turned his life around but got caught up in a situation that no one can explain.

Even earlier this year with Kevin Everett. On the day that he was injured Sports Center didn't even mention it until 20 minutes into the show and then kind of glossed over it even though at that time they weren't sure if he was going to make it through the night. Hell, it wasn't until after midnight that the .Com decided to put up the breaking news header.

You have every right to disgusted with them. I know I was and am now. But it's sadly becoming ESPN's MO.

twoeightnine said...
Nov 27, 2007, 4:40:00 PM  

"MS13-brown pride-viva la raza"

English please, thanks bro.

Is "viva la raza" some sort of race supremacy stuff?

hollywood wags said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:15:00 PM  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mara_Salvatrucha

twoeightnine said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:17:00 PM  

Agree with above comment. The Sean Taylor coverage from ESPN is about 20x what Darrent Williams got. I'm a Broncos fan and live in Indianapolis, and couldn't get any coverage... except for blogs that either knew nothing about him or said he had it coming.

I said on Mr. I, and I'll say it here, you would be better off serving up the good memories of ST and not continually blasting the media who aren't, and won't, cover it to your satisfaction.

Lock said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:28:00 PM  

289, the difference is that this is one of the best players in the NFL and this has NEVER happened to a an athlete of this caliber. I know it sucks to rank human life based on their athletic accomplishments, but it's true.

anonymous, yes, it sucks that we don't honor our soldiers but remember that they choose to fight and put their lives on the line for our country. Sean Taylor was a football player sleeping.

No one gives a damn about your gang life or your wheelchair basketball games so give it a rest.

GMoney said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:30:00 PM  

Good job 289,but the real number 187.
I ain't your brother. We love the little white and black boys in prison. Go ask the aryans.

Viva la raza=for those in the race everythng,for those outside the race nothing.

So come on wags come visit, we would love for your balls to meet our dogs.

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:30:00 PM  

Gmoney,so he is more important then reggie and tillman. Get real what about are 18 yrs old in our armed forces do you rank his life above theirs

Anonymous said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:35:00 PM  

gmoney: wrong, has very little to do with his talent. It has to do with where he played. If you don't agree, two words: Corey Lidle.

The coverage was nonstop for days. Why? Yankee.

My two cents

Lock said...
Nov 27, 2007, 5:40:00 PM  

Wow. This really got out of hand fast.

Bstone said...
Nov 27, 2007, 6:11:00 PM  

That's just petty and off base. It's not the right time to argue this but you have to realize that you're looking at it as a Redskins fan. Yes Taylor was an amazing talent but on the national level he wasn't much more of a newsmaker than Williams. Casual fans wouldn't have recognized the name completely and even bigger NFL fans probably only knew of him from the Moorman hit and that he played for the Redskins.

It was said earlier that it should have been obvious to everyone in the country that his life was changing for the better. I read the Bog and Mr. I and this site everyday, sites where I should come across information that points to this.

Guess what? I'll admit it right here and now. When the news first came across I assumed that he had gotten into more trouble. A fight or he crossed the wrong person. Maybe he was just in the wrong place but it was a place that he shouldn't have been.

So here's someone who reads Skins blogs regularly and my first thought, based on his past, was not a good one. What's someone who has never read the Washington Post going to think?

twoeightnine said...
Nov 27, 2007, 6:15:00 PM  

twoeightnine, you make a good point about jumping to conclusions. Much like Wilbon due to what you know of Taylor's past you made assumptions about what may have happened. Until the facts of what actually did happen come out maybe people should stop speculating and blaming the victim. Wilbon as a so called journalist made completely inappropriate remarks yesterday. We don't know why Taylor was murdered but there is no justification for it, to imply otherwise is ludicrous. Quite frankly the less the talking heads on ESPN say the better off we may be. Their mindless speculation is certainly not needed. I did just see Rachel Nichols reporting from outside Taylor's home and she did a pretty good job of sticking to the information that police had released at the scene.

melissa said...
Nov 27, 2007, 8:11:00 PM  

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