Dan Le Batard Sides With Jay Glazer

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I missed this last evening, but Jay Glazer was on Dan Le Batard's radio show, and had some choice words for ESPN concerning the whole Brett Favre texting situation. The interesting thing however, wasn't Glazer's thoughts on the situation, but rather Le Batard saying that he didn't believe the network he works at. Via SbB....

Before Glazer came on the show, Le Batard weighed why ESPN wasn’t reporting the story, saying, “ESPN is ignoring the story entirely. It’s not their story. Their guy didn’t make that story. Or they haven’t been able to confirm it. Or maybe the story is wrong.”

While talking to Glazer, Le Batard said, “I would think what ESPN is doing there is prideful. You know how this stuff works, you get beat on a story and then you don’t want to acknowledge that the story exists.

And after the interview, Le Batard remarked, “I’m siding with Jay on this one.”
I'd love to get you the audio, but apparently 790 The Ticket hasn't updated podcasts in about a week, but I'll try my best to get a hold of it. Anyway, I wonder if ESPN will be upset with Le Batard after their "do not comment" edict wasn't followed. I know that he's only a part-timer at the network, and obviously he doesn't have to follow the rules outside the doors, but ESPN can't be happy after hearing that. Yet another interesting wrinkle.

Update: Here's your audio, complete with some nice shots at ESPN....



Le Batard Sides With Fox On ESPN Story Boycott (Sports By Brooks)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 9:35 AM

10 Comments:

You know what's hysterical --- Glazer has been right on all year. Scoop after scoop after scoop and they've ALL proven to be true. And then NBC foists that sycophantic doofus Peter King on us -- a guy who's barely gotten anything right for 20 years. And then we listen to King on all these talk shows and have to put up with the idiot hosts slobbering over him. A total joke.
If these info guys were quarterbacks, Glazer would be Joe Montana, Mortenson would be someone like Bob Griese (pretty good but not overwhelming) and King would be Billy Joe Hobert.

Anonymous said...
Oct 22, 2008, 10:40:00 AM  

Haha fantastic post Anon 10:40. This is the best thing Le Batard has said in a looooong while

Anonymous said...
Oct 22, 2008, 10:53:00 AM  

For once, Dan LeBatard is right.

GMoney said...
Oct 22, 2008, 10:54:00 AM  

A lot of it also has to do with who their sources are and who they suck up to. Seems to me that Glazer has a lot of contact with GM's and people from the league office. Mortensen and King talk to coaches and players.

Anonymous said...
Oct 22, 2008, 11:01:00 AM  

Glazer certainly appears to be the most-informed insider going these days and kudos to LeBatard for stating the obvious on this one. If ESPN doesn't get the scoop, it falls off their radar.

Sportsattitude said...
Oct 22, 2008, 11:34:00 AM  

Just to let you now AA, shrutebag is now talking about. He is actually really trying to avoid saying something that will bite him in the ass later. The only reason he is talking about it now is because Favre has now acknowledged that he talked to the Lions "a little."

Anonymous said...
Oct 22, 2008, 12:09:00 PM  

This isn't the first time Le Bartard has ripped the WWL. But he get to keep his job. Jason Whitlock rips into a hack like Scoop Jackson and he gets fired.

Scott F. said...
Oct 22, 2008, 12:21:00 PM  

ESPN has picked up on it.

Link

Anonymous said...
Oct 22, 2008, 1:05:00 PM  

It's about time le Ba(re)tard got something right. Hopefully it becomes a trend, Dannyboy.

Brad James said...
Oct 22, 2008, 1:35:00 PM  

Glazer with (?) another 'scoop'?

http://njfrogman.blogspot.com/2008/10/free-tacos-for-america-tuesday-1028.html

Tips said...
Oct 23, 2008, 6:17:00 AM  

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