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Fox sports Alexi Lalas is worst kind of punditry


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Obviously I’m biased. I don’t care much for Alexi Lalas, which I made clear. But this is not about him exactly. It’s just that he’s the type of media analyst who regularly dips into this kind of nonsense to justify his existence. We can thank First Take for this, the idea that arguing about sports is more important than actually watching sports. That player and what they gain in a game or month or season is merely doing so so that a group of people in the studio can debate what it means and where it stands in relation to the players. other current or historical.

Everything has to be clearly defined and we cannot do that unless we give every player, coach, team a place. They have to be better than this guy or worse than this guy or whatever.

This is just noise for the sake of making noise. Noise is the point. This happens after a lot of “discussion” where the point is not really appreciating something or offering a certain point of view, but the actual discussion that is supposed to be the main point. The title is not Kylian Mbappe currently playing better than anyone. It is “ALEXI LALAS SAYS MBAPPE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD.”

The removal of the term “best player in the world”, the former is not about some mythical ranking, and that ranking is the story or some sort of sign of authority or edict from any analyst trying to get attention. It’s just something you say to show how well someone has played and they’ve reached a level we rarely see, no matter how long. It really is nothing more than a descriptive word, a long-form adjective to convey a truly special play. We really don’t care if someone is the best player in their sport, and it’s virtually impossible to find out. There is a group that can take that title at any time and then share it as a joint.

Now it’s just fodder to fill the cycle, because there can be no dead air or simply time to breathe. So Fox pays people like Lalas because they’re constantly making noise and have no problem with constantly chattering, even if they really don’t have anything to say because all Fox needs is to talk. story. Lalas can take 3 minutes to judge if Kylian Mbappe is the best player in the world, come up with some arbitrary criteria to define it in his head and present it as if that were the measure. truly unique, then whether he is willing to give to me or not. sash for Mbappe. It’s not what Mbappe is doing on the pitch, but what Lalas is saying about it that seems important.

It’s empty, of course. It doesn’t make any sense. However, we are always attacked by this shit. ESPN is built on the foundation of Lebron v MJ, and that makes no sense. The same goes for Lalas’ strength rankings each day. That empty hot air is meant to be controversial. It’s the one with the lowest common denominator.

But Lalas wasn’t alone on Sunday. Adam Schefter was there to spread the same kind of propaganda that agents and bureaucrats of all kinds had given him their own agenda for years that he imitated and described as “inside “.

Read that bullshit story and see if you can find any kind of description of what Deshaun Watson really did, or what his treatment involved, or who was treating it. what is he, or the standard of progress.

One would think that admitting to his dozens of sexual assaults would be the first step of any form of “recovery,” but he never did. So, is there anything else important that he is supposed to be doing? Maybe one day Watson will seek out a celebrity safe haven for sex addiction or something, but what’s the treatment here? Either you know not to assault the people you’ve hired to work for you as a physical therapist or you don’t. It’s not like Watson has some dangerous and rare fetish. Even his own lawyer made it clear that he thought all masseuses and masseuses could be hired to sell sex. Watson couldn’t hire real experts on his own, this was just some sort of loophole in his mind and brain. He probably still doesn’t think he’s done anything wrong, and he certainly hasn’t expressed such thoughts in public.

But you can always count on Schefter to bring water to certain agents or players when they need it. He’s a flatterer, aiming to raise the league’s image and popularity. So far, he’s a much bigger concern than what many fans think of the agents, because at least the agents aren’t interested in working for the players and protecting them. from everything. They do a job. Schefter is just the best example of a nerd who doesn’t want to stop playing with the captain of the soccer team. He was still lust after that greeting in the hallway. That is the only purpose he really serves.

Sunday night massacre

Now that the Indianapolis Colts are becoming the laughing stock we all thought they were going to be, it’s hard not to picture Jim Irsay’s oddly colored face with a grin that looks like eat shit at Jeff’s hiring press conference on Saturday by recounting all the stories Saturday told him when it was the last call in some hotel bar every time The Cowboys scored on Sunday night. The sure look in Irsay’s eyes that he knew better and was earning something by hiring someone off the couch, the gratuitous arrogance of being rich and never having anyone tell you that you are a fool. I’m sure the Colts fans see that too, and it’s a shame they let this affect them. This team gave up on Irsay’s friend and the image of the Cowboys scoring 54 points should always be placed adjacent to this:

Cause and Effect.

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