So a while back, a few people including myself mentioned an article by said Israel that labeled the pacers as a soft "finesse team" That article can be found here.
So today, I log onto ESPN to look at stories, and what do I see? Oh my, it was just too much. Another article by Israel Gutierrez, this time, his tune has changed a bit. And by a bit I mean he has totally flopped. He is now suggesting that the Pacers are so psychical that they have awakened the best in Lebron and Wade, and that the Heat are on to bigger and better things. The last sentence wraps with the word championship. That article can be found here. http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2012/story/_/id/7966336/nba-playoffs-miami-heat-fortunes-looking-up
What's the point of my rant? Nothing really just venting off some steam. Just an example of how much sports journalism has fallen. ESPN in particular. Here is a man who knew nothing of the team the Heat were playing in the Pacers, so he simply looks at a few stats and jumps to conclusions and then proceeds to talk out of his ass about how the Pacers are soft. Flash forward almost 2 weeks later, and instead of acknowledging he is wrong he simply flops and talks about how psychical they truly are and how it is fueling the heat.
My question is, how can someone who clearly is a heat homer and should be kept to heat blogs on other websites, and who has shown such a lack of knowledge on teams other than his own, be allowed to post articles on the most well known sports journalism website in the business.
I end my rant with the simple request of fairness. If ESPN wants to post Heat homers opinions all over their websites. Than allow us Pacers fans to have some of our own. Tom and Nathan for example. Not that they are homers, quite the opposite, they are my number one place I go for Pacer news, and provide good solid articles. This was all a long time coming from me I suppose, as I have grown increasingly tired of the lack of Pacers talk all year.
End of Rant. Please kick some ass tonight Pacers!