Wokeism is the new religion, and it is destroying the sports world.
College football returned Saturday, and ESPN viewers of “College Game Day” were forced to witness a sickening performance from one of its Caucasian contributing game analysts, Kirk Herbstreit, who openly wept crocodile tears about racial justice.
“Look how much I care!!!” he appeared to cry.
To our eyes, it looked like Herbstreit’s tears a plea to hold on to his job.
ESPN: “Sorry, Kirk. You are just not woke enough for our network.”
Herbstreit: “Oh yeah … watch this!”
What could motivate a guy with a quarter century of broadcasting and commentary under his belt to pull such a pathetic and brainwashed stunt replete with such cliches? Is it really heart felt?
Herbstreit’s reported annual salary as a useful idiot is around $2 million. That might explain why people like this are willing to eat shit.
ESPN, Inc. is owned by Hearst Communications (20%) and the notorious and sinister Disney Media Networks (80%). Disney has become one of the worst mega-corporations in America.
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In media circles, Kirk is being lauded for his woke performance. But this clown might take a beating over his pitiful act. Atta boy, Kirk. Get woke go broke.
Watch the hack in the upper right panel of the following video. At 2:35 she just so happened to have a tissue on hand for her crocodile tears in this clown world performance.
Our radio show partner Patrick “Dino” Ryan skewers Herbstreit.
How to cry on cue.
What is management thinking? Do they have a death wish? Or do they have some soft money being fed in from some Crime Syndicate oligarchical slush fund to cover for the resulting audience swoon?
ESPN’s studio programming, which has become MSESPN’s WokeCenter on steroids 24/7, hit a 41-year ratings low — in the entire history of the network’s existance.
In a piece published in “The Athletic” last week, Ethan Strauss reported that the ratings for network NBA broadcasts have declined by 45% since 2011–’12. Games on TNT are also down by more than 40%.
A new Harris Poll indicates 39% of sports fans say they are watching fewer games. The chief reason why: woke politics.
Demonstrations of social justice warrior arrogance, such as demonstrated by the aforementioned Kirk Herbstreit, obliterates a large segment of the potential audience.
Listen at minute 00:00:58 as LeBron James proclaims that the basketball community is indifferent to the loss of its paycheck. Talk about entitlement. Oppressed LeBron James signed a 4 year – $153,312,846 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $153,312,846 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $38,328,212.
NFL TV ratings are souring as well. Incredibly the league just doubled down on the insanity. End zones will be inscribed this season with two slogans: “It Takes All Of Us” on one end line and “End Racism” on the other.
As part of its social justice awareness initiatives, the NFL also will allow similar visuals on helmets and caps.
Players can choose either a name of a victim or one of four preferred phrases the NFL has approved: “Stop Hate”; ”It Takes All Of Us”; “End Racism”; or “Black Lives Matter.’”
Major league baseball television ratings are turning south. A regional primetime FOX Sports Network outing between the Cubs and Kansas City Royals garnered 1.49 million viewers. It marked the network’s worst-performing MLB game in two years. When compared to other MLB primetime showings, it was the worst in four years.
Over on ESPN, a game between the Mets and Nationals had only 298,000 viewers, while the game between the Angels and Seattle Mariners drew 249,000 viewers. For context, the worst-performing ESPN-hosted game of the year last season was between the Angels and A’s, and that did 368,000 viewers.