Shortly after the news of the NFL’s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the outrage was overwhelming and pointed.
Last night, Keith Olbermann — who has become the go-to on controversies for many sports media geeks since returning to ESPN last year — made the point with arguably his best commentary since setting up his nightly perch in Times Square. Poignantly produced and intensely honest with even his own faux paus from his political commentary days, Olbermann discussed the steady cresendo of belittiling and demeaning women that led to the “shrug of the shoulders” response from the NFL.
It’s best to just watch because honest to the sports gods, what else is there to say, really?
Jason is the editor-in-chief here at TSFJ. In addition to a past life as a research analyst in advertising, television and online media, he spent seven seasons as the New York Beacon’s beat writer for the New York Giants. Jason has written for Yardbarker, Dime Magazine, Decider, Awful Announcing and The Week. He is also a member of his high school’s 4th period gym class floor hockey champions.
He shares more of his perspectives at jasonclinkscales.com.