For several years, ESPN has been manufacturing fake cheers and fake boos for politicians. It's a very simple rule. If you are a Democrat not named Joe Lieberman, ESPN will play a tape of boos previously recorded and insert them into the audio after the Democrat is announced. If you are a Republican and ESPN is expecting boos, ESPN will play a pre-recorded tape of cheers unrelated to the Republican.The article goes on to explain how the author knows this and how if you listened carefully when George Bush Senior was conducting the coin toss for the New Orleans/Falcons game ESPN cut the cheering tape too early and you could hear boos. Now, I watched that game and honestly I didn't notice, but I wasn't looking for it or even paying attention whatsoever, but this article definitely alarmed and disgusted me. If this is true then I'd be ready to boycott ESPN... well, except for PTI which I LOVE.
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A hilarious article on Sports Pickle about the continuous problems with the law from the players on the Bengals, making fun of Marvin Lewis' apparent philosophy on the players he chooses to have on his team (in my opinion, complete thugs).
Meanwhile, a recent poll has determined once and for all that the Pittsburgh Steelers are truly America's Team.
And good ol' long time beat reporter for the Post-gazette and long-time reporter on the Steelers on his weekly chat about the Steelers put some idiotic fans in their place when they suggested that Ben be benched for Charlie Batch.
Um, yeah, couldn't have said it better myself. Freaking idiots!!
TomBaker: Hi Ed. Is there any point in which you can see a quarterback controversy existing in Pittsburgh? Hopefully this is a non-issue but the last two games haven't been pretty.
Ed Bouchette: This question makes me crazy. Do you really think the Steelers have lost faith in Ben Roethlisberger after two games? After what he did the previous two seasons. Are these the leftover fans from the early 1970s who gave Terry Bradshaw such a hard time?
LetsPlayBatch: How many more Red Zone interceptions before we sit Big Ben?
Ed Bouchette: How about, oh, 932 more?
LetsPlayBatch: I live in the here and now, not last season!
Ed Bouchette: You sound like one of those fans who get to choose the batting lineups for that minor league team that is dead last in its league. Perhaps you'd also like to bench Joey Porter because he's had only 1 tackle the past two games, since you live in the here and now. And get rid of Jeff Reed because he's made just 2 of 4 field goals, since you live in the here and now. Or what about that Hines Ward fellow. He has only 99 yards through 3 games. I say get rid of him and elevate Sean Morey to start. You never know.