Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, ESPN, NFL draft, Football, Brain concussion, Gender
ESPN (Television network); National Football League; Football; Brain concussion; Masculinity in sports
ESPN, the Worldwide Breeder of ludicrous sports programming, reached a new low this week. The Network that brought you the biggest non-event on the annual sports calendar, the NFL draft, and then took it down another notch by televising the announcement of the NFL schedule, outdid itself once again by having a countdown to the unveiling of Mel Kiper’s mock draft. Did anyone care? Is Mel anything more than a parody of himself? Has ESPN totally lost its way? (The correct answers are no, no, and maybe.)
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