Seasonal Sports Peeve

It’s March now, which means that we’re at the absolute peak of the college basketball season. Small conferences have already started their tournaments, playing for the one shot those teams have of getting into the NCAA’s. Big conference tournaments start next week, with the Big Dance the week after.

So, of course, ESPN and all its variants are devoting all of their energy to… speculating about Terrell Owens and Alex Rodriguez. Because, apparently, those two have signed-in-blood contracts with Satan ensuring that not one week passes without one or the other being the lead story on SportsCenter.

I’ve become resigned to the idea that ESPN no longer produces sports programming, but rather hour upon hour of people talking about sports. But is it too much to ask for them to talk about sports that are, you know, in season?