FS1: This Debate Segment On ‘Speak For Yourself’ Was Actually Very Good
On Monday, FS1's 'Speak For Yourself' co-hosts Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock invited Cris Carter and Eric Davis to join them in a discussion about Tom Brady's all-time greatness.
Honestly, it's the kind of panel that would usually make me wince. Not because any of them are particularly bad at their jobs or uninformed or unintelligent, but merely because their job is often to fabricate disagreement.
The reasons that these shows can be so grating is because they're entirely too self-aware. They cater to Twitter outrage and aim for viral, quotable and shareable content; and while that approach may be successful, it rarely leaves time for considered, fact-based discussions.
In short, sports talk shows have become hot take factories where the gold star goes to the host or analyst who spews the most outrageous opinion of the day.
But on the morning after the Super Bowl, even four of the strongest personalities on television couldn't muster any manufactured outrage. They were just in awe, and it made for a truly enjoyable six minutes.
Brady finally did it. He broke the sports pundits.
After years of inspiring attention-seeking, outright pandering and trolling from the loudest and proudest sports pundits in America, Brady's indisputable greatness has tamed the beasts of daytime sports talk. It's a glorious thing, even if it's only for the moment.
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