What I Learned Over Spring Vacation: ESPN Is Tabloid Journalism

Now that Washington has acquired Donovan McNabb from the Eagles, it all but guarantees that the 'Skins will not take Jimmy Clausen, and more likely will select a left tackle of the future in the 2010 NFL Draft.

The trade of Donovan McNabb to Washington has caught the sports world by surprise, because well, ESPN was too busy gossiping about whether the Raiders would bite, and how crazy that they think Al Davis is.

Washington traded a 2nd round pick in 2010 and a conditional pick in 2011 for a rental player and has thus all but ditched the development of the younger Jason Campbell at quarterback. 

Had Al Davis made this same trade, the crows would all be iterating how absurd the trade is, and speculating on whether McNabb should just retire.

Funny that the team to actually acquire McNabb is coached by Al's old rival, Mike Shanahan.  As we all know, ESPN would never disparage Shanahan with gossip and baseless rabbit trails to kill time.


Distrust but Verify

ESPN was once a reputable source for sports news, but once it became an established brand for sports info, it has become an outlet for every rumor and baseless gossip that comes down the pike.

They can blame the viewers that "demand" it all they like.  One thing is certain, that ESPN sacrificed its integrity in order treat the audience as vacuous cash cows.

I do believe that the rumors about the Raiders and McNabb were just BS from ESPN to justify a false line of questions in order to goad scandalous quotes from people about the Raiders, such as McNabb and DeAngelo Hall.

ESPN cooked up rumors and before you know it the story is about "how do people react to such rumors?"



Everybody has an opinion. Why should I conform to someone else?  That person is just as conceited.  Everybody is conceited.


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