Thursday, December 13, 2007

ESPN Supports Terrorism By Undermining U.S. Army

So great is ESPN's hatred of America that they are actually using high school football players to augment their mission of sabotage.

America, and the Americans who love it, will be treated to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 5th. The game features the best high school players in the country who will have one last chance to jeopardize their college scholarships by injuring themselves in a meaningless game in order to promote the U.S. Army.

ESPN, in an attempt to destroy freedom, chose to have their selected high school seniors play in the Under Armour High School All-American Game on the same day at virtually the same time.

The effect of this "Bin Laden Bowl" could be devastating to Army recruitment, further embiggening the terrorists at home and abroad.

Doug Berman, a promoter of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, said "We felt a bit sandbagged," a subtle reference to what American troops have to hide behind while force-feeding democracy to Iraq.

He further described ESPN's actions as an "unpatriotic undertaking" and characterized ESPN's "attempt to undercut" his all-star game as yet another "effort to undermine our Army."

U.S. Army Colonel David Lee must be disappointed that ESPN has mustered its considerable (possibly drug-funded) financial resources in an effort to silence the Army's promotional sponsorship of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl: "We use this as we use NASCAR, the NHRA and the Essence Music Festival. It's to tell America what the Army is like."

ESPN doesn't want you to know that the U.S. Army is just like rednecks driving in a circle, rednecks driving in a straight line and "nearly 200,000 of the best-dressed, fun-loving, talented,and committed people in the nation."

Why would they want to destroy the twin towers of American sportsmanship?

Because they hate our Freedom.


Muumuuman said...

No no, you can't blame ESPN. ESPN policy has always been:
"when the Iraqi People stand up, we will move our game to another time or date."

Again the Iraqi People are to blame, let us punish them some more.

Andrew Wice said...

Just think, if they had been able to keep all of their disparate antagonistic tribes from fighting each other, perhaps under some sort of military strongman, we wouldn't have had to invade to provide security for them.

Oh, wait.

Christopher Byrne said...

In reading the Time's piece, the following thoughts came to mind as I wrote my commentary:

"So before Mr. Berman goes on berating ESPN for bringing competition to his previously monopolistic hold on a high school all-star game, he needs to be more forthcoming about his company and their relationship with the Army. This arrangement had to be consummated under some form of contract. If there is a contract, was it awarded competitively as required in the federal government? Or was there some justification for the award of a sole-source contract for this event? What is the value of the contract and when does it expire? Once these questions are answered in a public forum, Mr. Berman's complaints might fall on more understanding ears."

Andrew Wice said...

Christopher raises an interesting point. That the connection between Sports Link and the U.S. Army could be considered a non-competitive bid had not occurred to me.

The fact that all of these high school athletes have already committed to their college underlines how little they themselves will gain by these games.