Friday, 10 February 2006

ESPN's problem with overly-embedded reporters

Every day, I fast forward through the first 10–15 minutes of SportsCenter to finish PTI (suck on it, Dan Patrick!). The last two days, I’ve seen Pedro Gomez’s visage in the middle of the NHL betting ring story segment and both days I started to wonder what Barry Bonds’ involvement in the whole affair was. It was like seeing Shelley Smith reporting on something other than Shaq or Jim Gray reporting from somewhere other than Kobe Bryant’s ass or Pete Rose’s garbage cans.

By the way, if I just randomly came up with a fake Hispanic name, I think it would be “Pedro Gomez,” which I’m pretty sure is the equivalent to “John Smith” when you want to check into a hotel under a pseudonym in Mexico. (Not to be confused with Michigan State football coach “John L. Smith,” whose first name I believed was actually something like “Johnnel” for about two years.)


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You have way too much time on your hands. :P

Hi btw.. I knew you from a million years ago on NM as Francoise. giant girly hugs



Wow, now there’s a blast from the past! I haven’t heard from any NM people in a long time…


Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing…


Actually, a literal Spanish translation of “John Smith” would be “Juan Herrero,” which you probably don’t see too often; “Herrera,” the presumed feminine form, seems much more common.

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