Catching up on a couple things from the last week or so…
ESPN made four correct personnel moves in one day?
(Reportedly) Not bringing back Cris “Fall Guy” Carter and Ray “White Suit” Lewis.
Adding Randy Moss to NFL Countdown.
What is happening?
Mike Ditka will also not be back on NFL Countdown, but he will still be around the network. Trent Dilfer could be gone as well, and the uncertain status of Chris Mortensen, due to his illness means that NFL coverage on ESPN could look very different on game days this fall.
I’m not going to try and make the case that David Ortiz is better than Ted Williams was, but nice job by Dan Shaughnessy taking that strawman and using it to write a column dripping with more undertones and suggestions that Ortiz must be using something in order to keep his performance level so high at the age of 40.
There’s no doubt that if Dan Shaughnessy was around in the 1950’s, he’d be trashing Ted Williams in the mold of Dave Egan.
Sure Teddy ballgame can hit the ball, but he’s not nearly the all-around player and man that Tris Speaker was.
The irony of all ironies is Shaughnessy decrying the era of “hot takes.”
Speaking of – you know things are slow in the Patriots hot take business when the topics have been Tom Brady’s cookbook and his mattress commercials.