I write for ESPN.com, and very much enjoy it. Buy why, oh why, does this company continue to employ Skip Bayless?
Seriously, I don’t get it.
Bayless has a lengthy history of being an attention-seeking anus. I document this quite extensively in my upcoming Cowboys biographyâ€”especially when Bayless outs Troy Aikman in his book, “Hell Bent,” even though the Dallas QB apparently was not, ahem, gay.
But, really, why let truth, decency, integrity, honor and justice stand in the way of being an attention-seeking loudmouth? Why be righteous when you can scream out an opinionâ€”personal beliefs be damnedâ€”and have people take notice? Why do the right thing, when doing the wrong thing pays the bills?
Here’s the latest exampleâ€”an absolutely, positively pathetic moment in TV journalism that, in my opinion, warrants someone at ESPN asking the question, “Do we really want this man representing our product?”
Ask anyone who knows meâ€”I hate ripping other journalists. Hate it. But, from my vantage point, Bayless no longer qualifies.