Are you a unicellular organism? Do you feel like too much modern sports talk is just a bunch of nerds and women screaming about analysis, or that everyone on TV talks too fast? Do you miss smoking in hospital wards? Then Jason Whitlock has dug up some old, low-hanging fruit disguised as sports demands, just for you.
Two decades ago Hunter S. Thompson meant in a column that, “the downward spiral of dumbness in America is hitting a new low.” In 2023, look no further than Whitlock. On Tuesday morning, Whitlock used her platform to whine about the visibility of women’s basketball on SportsCenter.
Another bad bid
Of all the things to get worked up about, arguing about women’s braces being in the front is almost cartoonishly misogynistic. When not running around carrying his dark soul, Whitlock is on a trolling spree. Twitter has given him another opportunity to test his bad options. Whitlock is a dark soul. There is no depth to him beyond that, but a creeping desire to pile on, show solidarity with supremacy movements, and see everyone as miserable and plaintive as he is.
For every obnoxious Stephen A. Smith rant, Whitlock is a few levels of hell under stirring up the lowest common denominator to stay relevant. In a time when women in sports facing threats of violence on an increasing scale, Whitlock is the rabble rouser with a platform that stirs anger at their presence on sports Center. The responses to his complaint tweet are a series of delusions about how women’s sports are given more prominence than male athletes.
But here’s the kicker. Despite all his complaints, he still watches SportsCenter. No one told him that women’s basketball comes in the package? Whitlock is the only one kicking up the dust about women’s basketball leading off SportsCenters because that’s his modus operandi.
Offers in place
His twisted mind conjured up an anti-masculinity, feminist agenda at work within ESPN’s largely male-dominated framework because their highlight menu was expanded on a Monday night because he’s a simple ass.. ESPN struck a deal worth half a billion dollars with the NCAA in 2011 that set the network air high-ranking women’s games. Caitlin Clark is the best player in the country, and her leading highlights during a career night with no standout story to take the lead is common sense to anyone with sufficient critical thinking skills.
The Worldwide Leader also has a multi-million dollar deal with the WNBA to broadcast two dozen regular season games a year, and Clark is expected to be one of the hottest new faces in the league next season. Watching her and a number of other women’s basketball highlights won’t poison minds as much as listening to Whitlock’s will to play.
Variety is the spice of life. ESPN leads every debate show with the Dallas Cowboys, or a silly segment where Stephen A. Smith mocks “America’s Team.” Jalen Rose, recently subtweeted Stephen A’s tired cheering after every Cowboy loss. There’s so much more to mine than the latest from JerryWorld or the superficial moves of rearranging the quarterback hierarchy after every matchup. There is also a world outside of men’s sports.
Whitlock is the same journalist who fought for Kyrie Irving and Kanye West amid scandals surrounding their anti-Semitic comments, it is not surprising to scream about agendas and women’s sports. He has a history of that sort of thing. He’s perfect for the fringe audience on right-leaning Blaze TV, where his conspiracy theories can thrive in the dark. Whitlock is a bottom feeder who caters to the market where his bread is buttered. If anyone has an agenda, it’s him and his obsessive admiration for Ron DeSantis and the extreme right has crept into his work. He will continue to spew nonsense because Whitlock is a joke without an attention-seeking punchline.