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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Today's Example of Why No Intelligent Person Takes the New York Times Seriously

Read this opening paragraph from an article in the New York Times:
The most anticipated American sports event in many years, perhaps decades, is about to take place. Since last December, many Americans have been looking forward to Saturday’s World Cup match with England in South Africa. Finally, it is happening.
As the Cranky Conservative right pointed out, World Cup soccer isn't even the most anticipated sporting event this week. I'll go further and say it isn't in the top hundred. People were anticipating the hockey finals which were won by the Blackhawks. People are anticipating the basketball finals between the Celtics and Lakers. People are excited and anticipating Steven Strasburg's second major league start to see if he is for real. Heck, I'm anticipating my 13 year old son's baseball game tomorrow more than some boring soccer game. When ESPN goes on with their overblown excessive coverage of soccer all I'm anticipating is them moving on to a sport we have some interest in watching.

Sadly, it seems we've reached the point were the Times sports section has as little credibility as their hard news department.

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3 Comments:

Blogger bob said...

To be fair about it everywhere else in the world it's highly anticipated. The only problem is that the N.Y. times is published here.

June 12, 2010 at 3:40 PM

 
Blogger LargeBill said...

No doubt all other countries care about soccer. However, what I was criticizing was the Times claim that it was the most anticipated American sports event. It just isn't.

June 12, 2010 at 4:07 PM

 
OpenID kingshamus said...

Soccer sucks.

I just watched 15 minutes of Comeroon vs. Japan. Nothing happened. Literally. Nothing.

If people complain that baseball is boring...and it can be sometimes...what the heck is soccer?

June 14, 2010 at 9:10 AM

 

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