Mitchell Trubisky can take heart in this trip down memory lane: Philadelphia Eagles fans once booed the draft pick of Donovan McNabb. Chicago Bears fans haven’t exactly embraced Trubisky, the North Carolina quarterback.
To quote SportsCenter host Michael Smith, “‘Don’t hit women’ isn’t politics.” Yesterday was a horrible day at ESPN, and for sports journalism as a whole. The company reportedly laid off 100 of its reporters and analysts, and while names are still trickling out, the casualties of this cut include ESPN giants like NFL reporter Ed Werder; NFL analyst Trent Difler; espnW and NFL reporter Jane McManus; college basketball expert Andy Katz; and analyst and radio host Danny Kannell. The list goes on and on. ESPN tried to dress up the cuts with corporate buzzwords, but ultimately, this was about the bottom line. ESPN’s business model is dependent upon people purchasing cable subscriptions, and thanks
The Celtics steamrolled a lifeless Bulls team in front of a lifeless Chicago crowd, and so ended a series that was very different just nine days ago.