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STEPHEN A SMITH AGREES THE CORPORATE MEDIA TRIED TO HAND THE ELECTION TO HILLARY

stephen-a-smithStephen A Smith of ESPN has joined the chorus of voices pointing out the obvious – that the corporate media was completely in the tank for Hillary “Bugsy” Clinton. Anyone with common sense noticed how extreme the bias was but worshippers of Hillary “No Billionaire Left Behind” Clinton live in a fantasy world.

That pantsuited gangster robbed the nomination from Bernie Sanders, as proven by Wikileaks, which also laid out Hillary’s criminal culpability. Anyway Stephen A Smith set straight the whiny white boy at his side regarding media bias, saying said media “literally” tried to win it for the Hillarytron HERE

CBS NEWS also did some soul-searching about their unprofessional conduct HERE  Continue reading

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BETTING ON WHO NEXT YEAR’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS WILL BE?

puck1The college football season is behind us now until August when the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog kick off their seasons. I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking me to predict next year’s champions given my blog’s reputation for predicting the ascension of various college football teams over the past few years. Yes it may be true that in 2010 I predicted a national championship for the Marian University Knights by 2015 (they won the title in 2012) and I accurately foresaw the 2013 playoff run for the Tabor College Blue Jays at the end of the 2012 season.

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EVALUATING ESPN’S ON-AIR PERSONALITIES

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ESPN may not stand for Exclusively Sports Publicist’s Network but the mammoth outfit certainly acts like it. Their soft, “People magazine for athletes” approach to sports coverage makes them fun to watch and listen to in the same way watching bad movies like Plan 9 From Outer Space is fun. If you want actual sports journalism go to Sports Illustrated (SI.com) or Yahoosports, never ESPN.

It’s no coincidence that those other outfits are the ones who have broken every major sports scandal in recent years. ESPN is too thoroughly in bed with the executives in college and professional sports to want to damage their “product” by doing REAL investigative reporting. Here’s Balladeer’s Blog’s evaluation of the sports publicists who do on-air work at “the worldwide leader in suckup”. 

Not pictured: Colin Cowherd

1. COLIN COWHERD – With the departure of Jim Rome to the cable outfit called CBS College Sports Cowherd gets the top spot by default. Colin towers over all the other on- air staff at ESPN by virtue of the fact that he has a life outside of sports and therefore doesn’t feel that winning games excuses criminal behavior like his colleagues do.

Cowherd also rejects the journalistic pretensions of the other ESPN sports publicists and repeatedly states that he considers his employer to be in the entertainment business, not the news business. Like all Continue reading

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NAIA BASKETBALL PLAYER WINS ESPN’S DUNK CONTEST

 The NAIA’s James Justice, a senior basketball player for the Martin Methodist College RedHawks (logo at left) won ESPN’s live dunk contest, beating out NCAA Division 1 players like Auburn’s Kenny Gabriel, Miami’s Dequan Jones and Clemson’s Bryan Narcisse in the semifinals.

In its usual style, ESPN virtually never even mentions NAIA college sports. That’s because the behemoth outfit is geared purely toward hyping its own programming, not actual sports journalism. Since ESPN doesn’t broadcast NAIA games they pretend their football, basketball and baseball teams don’t even exist. It’s similar to Continue reading

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WRESTLEMANIA: A QUICK Q AND A WITH CUMBERLAND BULLDOGS WRESTLER NOAH HUNT

The Cumberland Bulldogs wrestling team is ranked 5th in the NAIA poll and one of their wrestlers, Noah Hunt, is ranked at number two (in the 125 class). Six of his teammates have also been ranked. Here are their Continue reading

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