Taking It Too Favre: The Fallout from ESPN’S Love Affair with the NFL

October 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While the NFL's popularity continues to skyrocket (especially with Brett Favre's Minnesota Vikings drama), there is a growing resentment toward the media for their over the top and obsessive coverage of the league.  On the surface, it might just seem like petty jealousy from those who are loyal to other sports.  Not in this case. 

At some point during the last few years, aided mostly by the cable network ESPN,  it became necessary to over-analyze every single detail of the NFL.  The "Worldwide Leader in Sports" has developed an obsession with the league that has become significantly detrimental to the reporting of other non-gridiron events.
Let's be realistic here.  ESPN is a behemoth.  It is the driving force of the success (or lack thereof) in every pro sports league on the continent.  There really is no other game in town.  No other sports news outlet has even a tenth of the influence.  And this is why I put most of the ...

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