There's a lot of commentary in the conservosphere that ESPN is losing customers because of their unrelentingly liberal politics. Well, maybe. I don't think I would like it much better if they were unrelentingly conservative in their politics. The line always is "These issues are important! We can't refuse to talk about them. We have a responsibility..." Yeah, sure. I think they are important, too. I do want to hear about them. Just not from sportscasters and athletes and coaches. I don't care about Tom Brady's take on racism in the NFL, or Bill Belichick's. I might, might be interested in Richard Sherman's take. Yes, his main qualification is that he is a great athlete, but he has secondary qualifications of being intelligent and thoughtful. Mouthy, I'm not thrilled with, but I can endure it.
So a few minutes of Sherman, maybe. Stephen A. Smith has interesting delivery, so a few minutes of him. But why on earth should I be interested what Mike and Mike think, or Jemele Hill?