When Media Cheers Excess, It Misses Point(s)

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Knew it the moment we heard about it. We knew that in the pandering, mindless, shallow world of modern TV sports “journalism” that bad would be celebrated as “fabulous!” and wrong applauded as “sensational!”


That’s another astonishing thing about current sports and TV journalism: Neither take holidays off from testing the limits of our endurance and tolerance. It’s as if common sense and common decency surrendered, finally took the buyout.


We knew, from years of conditioning, ESPN’s “SportsCenter” would be “jacked” by news on Tuesday that Division III Grinnell (Iowa) sophomore guard Jack Taylor scored a record 138 points in a game.

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