Is anything more of a joke than ESPN? I could go down the line. Who the hell thought creating Get Up was a good idea? Who was the moron that hired Ryan Hollins? How hilarious was it to see ESPN apologize for James Carville’s comments on the SEC! I would rather sell my soul than work for those clowns. I didn’t think this was possible but things are taking a turn for the worse. ESPN isn’t just a joke; they are a lying joke.
#ESPNLies. I could get into Sam Ponder about how she lies and hosts an unwatchable pre-game show on Sundays before football starts, but she isn’t the topic of conversation today. ESPN Steelers reporter Jeremy Fowler has been more wrong about Le’Veon Bell than Republicans are about global warming. Remember that time when Fowler started spewing shit out of his mouth about Le’Veon Bell’s report day? I never forget.
First, I want to address the fact that I’m mad at myself for not calling out Fowler weeks ago. I knew Le’Veon Bell wasn’t going to report in Week 7. The entire news cycle around it was laughable. I didn’t write a post on him reporting because I knew it wasn’t going to happen. I knew it wasn’t going to happen because Bell and the Steelers never agreed to any sort of a roster exemption. Without that, there was no chance that Bell was showing up prior to Week 11 and he still might not show up. Let me show you what I mean.
Here’s the rulebook. Something Fowler apparently isn’t familiar with. Do you know how many “Sources” I needed to read the rulebook? The answer is zero. I’m just intelligent.
Article 20, Section 4 permits the Steelers to place Bell on roster-exempt status for up to two weeks of the regular season. Section 4(a) specifically requires the Steelers and Bell to agree in writing as to what his compensation will be while on roster-exempt status.
Guess what! The Steelers don’t want to pay Bell nearly $2 million to sit on the sidelines so he can practice and not play in the games. Le’Veon Bell obviously wants to get paid to report back and given proper time in the facility to prepare for games without suiting up right away. Don’t you see how this could be a problem? I already knew this in my mind when the news was reported. I should have called out that rat Fowler weeks ago but it slipped my mind. I’ll be better next time.
Now back to that lying sack of shit, Jeremy Fowler. Everyone makes mistakes. I’m not about to call for somebody’s head for a mistake. I’m not that evil. But… do you know what’s crazy? The guy never apologized for reporting fake news? Since he reported the news on October 2nd, he has tweeted, written articles, and appeared on Sportscenter on more than one occasion and never apologized for spreading false information. Fowler now keeps trying to act like his content means anything. His latest column that appeared for ESPN was titled – ‘Le’Veon Bell saga: How he gets to free agency, tag implications and more’. Buddy… Pal… You don’t know shit. Stop trying to act like you do.
It’s now November 7th. Le’Veon Bell still hasn’t shown up and Jeremy Fowler continues to act like a toddler who broke something by accident and just went about his business pretending like it never happened. The hard-working people of Pittsburgh deserve better. The millions of fantasy football owners out there deserve better. It’s a shame how many people drafted Bell this year in fantasy this year and had no clue this was going to happen. Then when they had Bell in fantasy, they were teased about an early return that was never going to happen.
You know who did call this perfectly? Me. I did. It’s not easy being smarter than everyone. It’s truly exhausting. Here’s an article I wrote prior to the start of the season about fantasy running back handcuffs you should target.
“Pittsburgh is a weird team. A lot of people don’t know what to make of Le’Veon Bell’s contract situation and it appears that 2018 will be his last year in Pittsburgh. Playing hardball with Bell may be risky business because you never want to lose one of the best running backs in the NFL but then it hit me. What if the Steelers already have his replacement on the roster? Let’s take a trip down memory lane.
Le’Veon Bell was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Bell comes from Michigan State as a big power back weighing in over 245 pounds. Bell gets into the Steelers program and it appears that he has completely changed his body. Bell loses 20 pounds and all of the sudden becomes a shifty back that can’t be tackled.
Enter James Conner who was drafted out of the 3rd round from local Pitt U. Conner was known as a bulldozing back who raked at the goal line and made defenders tremble who got in his path. Conner came into his final year at Pitt at 245 pounds. Magically, Conner’s body type looks a hell of a lot different this preseason and is listed at 229. I don’t know what’s in the water in Pittsburgh but it seems like Conner is on a similar path. Give Mike Tomlin this much, he’s unbelievable at developing young talent. I’m betting on Conner to break out in a big way within the next two years.”
I’m just a man of the people trying to educate America with the best sports information out there. You know what I’m doing today? Smiling ear to ear that I have James Conner on all of my fantasy teams. Conner hasn’t just replaced Bell. Conner is flat out better than Bell. It’s not arguable.
At the end of the day, ESPN is a place that is just filled with scumbags. It’s that simple. We’re all anxiously awaiting Jeremy Fowler’s apology.