09.14.11

Wait Your Turn, Aikman : Kelly Dwyer Just Beat Up Skip Bayless

Posted in Basketball, Sports Journalism, Sports TV at 3:45 pm by

Yahoo Sports’ Kelly Dwyer brags of “having not read a single word Skip Bayless has written since the late 1990s,” and claims to be equally non-conversant with Bayless’ morning ritual of dismantling journalistic tomato cans (Rob Parker, Jemele Hill,etc.) on the nearly unwatchable “First Take”. So it’s entirely fitting then, that Dwyer would seek to contest Bayless dubbing Miami Heat F Chris Bosh, “Bosh Spice”, using the latter’s appearance on “First Take” this morning to remind the haters (or the hater in particular), “no person with even a passing knowledge of the game of basketball (much less the NBA as an entity) would look anything less than a fool for ripping Chris Bosh as the reason for Miami’s myriad failings.”

“Foolishness has never got in Bayless’ way, throughout his many media stops. He’s not so much a contrarian as he is obsessed with keeping the pittance of being “known” amongst sports media circles. This show is his finest outlet, his best work. He’s on a basic cable network on weekday mornings, feigning apoplexy in order to sustain people knowing his name. There’s no substance there, and arguing against his “points” isn’t the point. He doesn’t believe what he’s saying. How could he, given his lack of knowledge?

No, his game is to pick what appears to be the weakest point in any popular thread and prattle on despite ignoring weaker, more significant points that would immediately spring to the forefront were he not spending his evenings watching reality TV while on his treadmill. Whenever the next Super Bowl-ready team hires a too-young coach or a 95-win baseball team has issues with its closer, Bayless will hop on because, let’s face it, it sounds about right. To those who haven’t been right about anything in their life, at least, with the latest decision being to watch Skip Bayless on TV on a Wednesday morning working as their most recent example of such.”

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