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It's ESPN's World. We're All Just Living in it.

In what’s otherwise another ranty, raving column, Phil Mushnick makes a nice catch:

Can’t make this stuff up, continued: ESPN’s website last week, in a lead paragraph, gave ESPN full credit for breaking the story that the Yankees have extended Cliff Lee an extra seventh year on their offer. In the third paragraph, this appeared: “SI.com first reported that the Yankees added a seventh year to their offer.”

In a sense, at least the Worldwide Leader bothered to give another outlet credit instead of just stealing it outright. Given the focus on the story – and the importance of SI.com – they probably couldn’t get away with snagging the credit for themselves. On the other hand, ESPN seems to get worse and worse as they gain more power. Maybe that book will change something?

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Jimmie Johnson Too Good for TV Ratings?

Over the weekend, Jimmie Johnson won his fifth Sprint Cup Title in a row, giving him the unofficial title of G.O.A.T.

But The New York Times finds a bunch of people to argue that his success is killing the sport.

“Johnson and his team have been so dominant, say fans and other drivers, that he is one reason for Nascar’s noticeable slide in attendance and television ratings,” Dave Caldwell wrote on Monday.

Poor Jimmie. He can’t win, even when he wins. To his credit, he’s taking the negative feedback calmly.

“I just don’t see how it’s bad – I just don’t,” Johnson told the Times. “It’s not my fault. I’m sorry.”

He’s right, of course. Read more