Steve Cofield agrees that E:60’s round table intros are totally cheeseball and the knowledge / bias towards MMA is pretty bad:
Tom Farrey, the reporter who interviewed MMA fighter Brock Lesnar for the piece, just throws out incorrect fact after incorrect statement. And he’s the one being portrayed as the expert!
I understand this is made to appeal to the casual sports fan but it’s dumbed down to the point of being amateurish. Rachel Nichols was probably better equipped to do the piece. She speaks with some decent knowledge on the sport. Although even Nichols comes off as a hypocrite when she suggests that you must ask Lesnar about steroids. If that’s the case, shouldn’t she have a steroid angle for every NFL game she covers? How many NFL players go 6-5 and 300? Must be steroids, right? With its NFL partnership, there’s a not a chance in hell ESPN is going to push that issue.
Major zing on the NFL point, Steve. Good stuff. If you haven’t seen the Brock Lesnar E:60 segment yet, here it is.