You’ve surely seen them — sports talk shows rooted in hot takes and hyperbole, banking on controversy and sensationalism to bring in viewers and dollars.
Shows like ESPN’s First Take and FOX Sports’ Skip and Shannon: Undisputed front a sports broadcast media landscape dominated by this brand of bloviation, where analysts are often criticized for their insensitive and arrogant comments.
And finally we have a parody, courtesy of FOX Sports Live’s Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole.
The topic: Kirk Cousins, Washington’s quarterback, who is due for a big contract this offseason. His 2016 statistics put him among the league’s best quarterbacks, but beneath the numbers, some argue Cousins’ limitations as a passer prove he isn’t worth an elite contract. Read more…