Working at ESPN used to be a dream for many, now it’s become a nightmare. No more are the days of Chris Berman yelling ‘whoop’ to give you the best highlights when you woke up in the morning. Instead, ESPN has been reduced to three morons sitting at a desk and are just sort of there. ESPN’s latest $14.5 million mistake installed the morning show ‘Get Up’ that features Michele Beadle, Jalen Rose, and Mike Greenburg has gone from bad to worse in a hurry.
Jimmy Traina of Sports Illustrated had the following on ESPN’s latest dumpster fire show:
“The debut episode drew 283,000 viewers. This Tuesday’s episode drew 233,000 viewers while Wednesday’s show pulled in 243,000 viewers. The show is not picking up viewers, which would’ve been expected with the NBA playoffs going on. The other problem for the World Wide Leader is that the show has no momentum, no buzz. As unbelievably awful as shows like “Undisputed” and “First Take” are, people are at least talking about them, even if they’re mocking them. The savages on social media aren’t even doing that with “Get Up.” It’s just … there”
He’s right… First Take is a garbage show as well but for some reason captivates viewers that like to hate-watch it. I can understand the psychology in a sense. There’s a reason why the New York Yankees have a high viewership and it comes from fans on both sides of the spectrum. (You just hate to see them lose though!). In a sense, being a complete clown like Stephen A. Smith has it’s perks. Being irrelevant like the hosts of ‘Get Up’ has none.
Who’s the guy that thought “wow these three together is a smashing hit”? No one in the history of the world wants to look at Michele Beadle. There’s zero chance she smokes less than a pack of cigarettes a day. Her skin looks like the fish monster from the shape of water. Her voice would make any newborn baby throw up that comes out of that cigarette ridden fish monster self.
Mike Greenberg is so bad that they thought he would be a success if they got him away from Mike Golic who literally doesn’t have the ability to speak. You have to wonder what Golic’s IQ is because you can’t understand a word that comes out of his mouth. Greenberg is not an expert in any sport so ESPN decided that having two hosts that know nothing was a good idea.
The third host, Jalen Rose, is supposed to be a basketball expert but it’s hard not to turn the TV off the moment he speaks. Their pre-game basketball show is terrible in its own right. Rose and Paul Pierce essentially true to outdo one another in a back and forth exchange of trash. The fact that no one is watching this show during the NBA playoffs is hilarious.
Do we realize how many Pizza shops and local businesses just have ESPN on mindlessly? That means the few people that are actually paying attention are turning this junk off immediately. This isn’t that hard ESPN! Either put competent people on TV (Oh wait, you screwed that up too when you botch the Barstool thing) or just put the highlight show up. Maybe if you thank me hard enough I’ll do you the courtesy putting something entertaining on. I could do a whole lot with $14.5 million to produce more than trash.