ESPN Continues to Slay Me


ESPN just keeps doing it.  Besides their non-stop Brett Favre “coverage” (“lovefest” and any word pertaining to what goes on at a “lovefest” can be added in place of “coverage”), ESPN is also known for futile publicity stunts as Who’s Now and The Greatest Highlight with Chris BermanWho’s Now was one of the worst things that has ever happened to television in the sports world.  By the way, I knew from the start Tiger Woods had it locked up.

So now ESPN decides to one-up themselves, this time with TitleTown USA.  Um, ESPN, aren’t you forgetting that Green Bay, Wisconsin, home of the 12-time NFL Champion Green Bay Packers is Titletown?  Quite convenient of you to forget this.  So what is this search for “TitleTown USA”?

“SportsCenter” will travel to 20 communities this summer before letting SportsNation make the call on the city deserving the name TitleTown USA.

Well if the people that voted on Who’s Now had enough sense to know that Woods was definitely “now,” they definitely should have enough sense to know that Green Bay is the real, legitimate TitleTown USA.  Who is the great city of Green Bay going up against?

July 4 Green Bay, Wis.

July 5 Lawrence, Kan.

July 6 Pittsburgh

July 7 Knoxville, Tenn.

July 8 Chapel Hill, N.C.

July 9 Los Angeles

July 10 Palo Alto, Calif.

July 11 Louisville, Ky.

July 12 Chicago

July 13 Boston

July 14 Gainesville, Fla.

July 15 New York

July 16 Valdosta, Ga.

July 17 Detroit

July 18 San Francisco

July 19 Williamsport, Pa.

July 20 Ann Arbor, Mich.

July 21 Columbus, Ohio

July 22 Parkersburg, W.V.

July 23 Massillon, Ohio

If Green Bay does not win this, I will be totally shocked.  New York and Boston are probably the best cities to give Green Bay a run for their money, and I guess if the panelists are partial to college towns that could sway their judgment.  And the fact that they are all mostly associated with ESPN could have a negative affect on this competition.  This will truly show ESPN’s and the people of the USA’s intelligence.

Green Bay is.  TitleTown USA.

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  • http://www.myblogisonfire.com/packersnation/ Eric

    In my opinion ESPN is now a joke. Around 10 years ago ESPN actually covered sports. Today is a different story though. All they really care about nowdays is controversy in order to draw ratings. This TitleTown USA “contest” is their latest stunt in my opinion. I guess ESPN thinks they have the power to strip whatever titles they want from teams. I don’t know why Green Bay shouldn’t be Titletown USA. Green Bay has only one major league sports team but it is the most successful team in the most popular sport in the USA. That’s enough in my opinion to be called TitleTown USA. Plus there are no better fans that Packer fans.

    As you can probably tell I don’t have much respect for ESPN anymore. I believe they are sellouts. They used to actually be a good sports news network but they decided to ditch that in order to try and attract more visitors. I am happy to say that I never watch ESPN except for the NFL Draft (I don’t have the NFL Network) and the Packer games that are unfortunately on Monday Night Football.

  • webby37

    ESPN: Sports :: MTV : Music. ‘Nuff said.

    -cw

  • http://NaptownsFinest Sam

    It is complete bullshit because South Bend/Notre Dame isn’t on there.  I could care less who wins now.