Sean Allen Isn’t Just Terrible, He’s A Liar Too!
At what point does enough become enough? Last year we exposed Sean Allen for the hack he is. I dominated him across the board in fantasy hockey. It’s one thing that Allen is terrible at his job. It’s another that he has no clue what he’s talking about. ESPN’s fantasy hockey hockey “expert” has now resorted to lying and presenting factually incorrect information.
I’m not sure what the grounds are to fire someone but ESPN has already axed a ton of analysts in June. Allen should have joined that list. Again, it’s one thing that he’s a total bum at fantasy. It’s another that he’s now lying and making things up.
In his latest column, Allen wrote about possible bounceback candidates in fantasy. His list stinks, but that’s not even the point. Check out what he said about Patrick Kane.
“Patrick Kane, W, Free Agent (0.53 FPPG drop): Still without an official home, we don’t really need to know where Kane is playing this season to assess the potential outcome. Why? He’s not going to sign on to a team that doesn’t make sense. Kane has the luxury of being choosy when it comes to where he plays this season. Coming out of his offseason shoulder surgery, he does have to try to answer for his precipitous drop in production last season — though plenty of that can be explained away given the dearth of a supporting cast on the Blackhawks and the fact he needed his shoulder repaired. Kane will be in his age-35 season, which doesn’t bode well for most scorers.”
“Verdict: It doesn’t look like Kane is on the permanent decline yet. We saw enough pep right before the trade deadline that I think we can chalk up the overall picture to circumstances and shoulder issues. Assuming he finds himself a good home for the season, Kane could be a steal going late in drafts.”
You will notice in the third sentence, Allen talks about Kane coming off of “shoulder surgery”. That quite literally didn’t happen. Kane underwent hip surgery. Those two things are totally different. I’m not a doctor but coming back from hip surgery seems a lot harder than coming back from a shoulder. Either way, Allen botched it and that can’t happen.
Where do we draw the line? The man is literally making things up. You can’t get medical information wrong. Doctors lose their jobs when they do. Why hasn’t Allen lost his job?
I am still waiting for ESPN to call me. I am willing to do their fantasy hockey rankings if they write me a check. However, I need to stress again that this is now up to you the reader. If you don’t start putting pressure on ESPN, nothing is going to change. Imagine what Trey could do with the same resources that ESPN has? If you’re okay with Allen making up false information, feel free to stay silent. If you want to do the right thing, it’s time to start being aggressive about it.
Again, it’s one thing that Allen is terrible at his job. It’s another that he’s now lying. It just can’t happen and ESPN should be embarrassed they employ this guy. I guarantee I can do better and have already proven I have.
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