Who wants to see my knee grow another knee?
So that happened.
Nick and I talk about the BCS which spins into a conversation about chaos in college football. That spins into a conversation about whether or not we’re rooting for Auburn to run the table and what that will mean if reporters have a month to investigate a team playing in the national championship game. Can you imagine the chaos if the team in the national title game is ruled ineligible DURING the lead-up to the game. Amazing.
Speaking of reporters salivating over a story, Nick and I follow up on Friday’s conversation with Josh Levin about the nature of anonymous sourcing which leads to a conversation about Jason Whitlock Tweeting this:
It’s a corrupt system and u have these slave-catcher reporters upholding the bullshat so they can get a pay raise. Period.
You may think college athletes should be paid (more than they are). You may think the system is unfair. But to equate a Division I football player — or any athlete — to a slave is inflammatory, disrespectful and flat out wrong. We talk about it on the show, but nothing NOTHING makes me madder than this. They are not slaves.
We briefly talk about the Manny Pacquiao fight before turning our attention to Keith Olbermann’s situation at MSNBC, which includes the news that he would have been fired if he talked to another news outlet about his suspension. Has his partisan rhetoric ruined the concept of MSNBC to the point where they can’t be trusted as a news source? How can an ego like that exist for this long?