Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Why Some (1) Took Offense at ESPN

Are any of us really surprised that one of ESPN's reporters is unhappy that the network decided to air an eSports competition Sunday night on ESPN2?

Probably not.

ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd is taking a very firm stance against eSports, already stating that he refuses to call matches and if it gets him fired? So be it. Now in Cowherd's history, he has been known to be one of the more controversial hosts. He has made borderline racist and sexist jokes in the past, and holds a lot of fringe opinions. He's also on several Top 10 lists of "worse sportscaster," so take what you will from that.

He has a following enough for him to be on the air, and he's clearly not afraid to alienate potential fans, or his bosses at ESPN.

Hate to break it to you Cowherd. eSports is a thing. It's here to stay. And they're not all kids living in their parents basement. The Heroes of the Dorm tournament you bashed on? It all involved students. In college. Playing for scholarships. Some of them want to be scientists and make the world a better place.

I think the joke is on you, bucko.

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