Re: Bias still out there - kills ESPN to give NE credit
posted at 12/11/2012 1:22 PM EST
In response to patsbandwagonsince76's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
the complaints regarding the missed calls are valed, as are the critique of the analysts. However, this is a weekly "complaint" at ESPN, that the analysts dont give a certain team a fair shake. Gruden especially, calls them as they happen. He doesnt care who gets the call, or who wins the game.
To think that ESPN has a Patriot bias is ridculous. Kraft, BB and the entire team are held in the highest regards. To think other wise is simply homerism
ESPN is made up of people, if they represent the cross section of the American sports landscape, fans and ex-players many have huge jelousy issues about the successful organization (that hey were not a part of). Not likley many of them have had a team as successful as the Pats. Actually the Patriots have probably ruined their teams Sundays multiple time
and perhaps even their one chance at a SB. Look at any comment board outside of this one onece in a while bring up the Patriots and multiple people will bring up the Patriots weak SOS, Pats paying off the refs, still talking about Spygate, Brady being a system QB and not really deserving, etc. etc..
So I agree for the most part ESPN as an organization is not biased but their analysts being taken mostly off the scrap heap of ex-players definitely are.
really? you say "the Pats have ruined their teams Sundays"...who is Grudens team? The Broncos because he started at UT and Peyton is the face for UT? The 49'ers because that is where Holmgren gave him a start? The PAckers, as he was WR coach? The Eagles, Raiders or Bucs as Gruden was head coach at each?
Try to understand, the thought of the Patriots entering Grudens mind has been non existant since they played 12 years ago as the coach of the Raiders and when Gruden has them on Monday night. The guy is one of the most sought out speakers, has a schedule that is extremely busy...and he is friends with BB...
He has zero grudge with the Pats. Think Young cares anything about the Pats other than to enjoy watching them when they are clicking on offense, and he can marvel at Brady?
I think you are way off base to assume any of these guys "hate" the Pats or have any bnias against the Pats