There's been a lot going on the past few days - tons of emotion and sadness in the news. But I just want to get this off my chest...
Howard Eskin, who ever this clown is, is just another in a long list of wimps and chicken shits in the media who do everything they can to get the story to be about them. Eskin got Phillies manager Charlie Manuel to go off and challenge him to a fight. Of course, Eskin is enjoying his fifteen minutes of "Cold Pizza" fame and probably all excited about his life, but you know
what... Eskin's a chicken shit and a bum.
Eskin can try and come off as the innocent reporter, but you know what, Eskin should focus on doing his job rather than being a blow hard. According to ESPN:
The blow-up started during the postgame news conference when Eskin suggested that Manuel throw a clubhouse tirade to shake up his stumbling team.
Who is Howard Eskin, aka Richard Branson, to tell Manuel how to do his job? I'm no Manuel defender, but Eskin is a reporter, a journalist (or so he claims). So why doesn't Eskin do his job, which is to gather information about the Phillies, ask questions, and write about the team. Yes, that what it means to be a reporter, to report the news, not create it. It seems pretty clear to me that Eskin was trying to get rise out of Manuel. So what if he was successful, it wasn't all that funny, and Eskin of course, like the chicken shit that he is, avoided Manuel's challenge.
Mr. Howard Eskin, if you're goal is to start a fight, you better be willing to finish it... if not you sir, are just a blowhard, chicken shit. Congratulations.
And to be fair, Eskin isn't the only person in the sports media that does this, at this point it seems like reporters and journalists work 'harder' at getting on Sports Center and ESPN than the athletes themselves. This in itself is a major problem and something that maybe I'll tackle another day.