Thursday, April 16, 2009

Adam Schefter to ESPN...John Madden to pasture

According to several league sources have indicated that NFL insider Adam Schefter will join ESPN later this year. (Yawn) Excuse me but what’s the big deal? Let me put Schefter’s current job in perspective for you. Wouldn’t you expect the public relations director of Under Armour to know about a new UA product announcement before the media and the general public learned about it?

Of course you would.

Schefter is the NFL’s mouthpiece. He works for the league (at least until his contract runs out in August). Shouldn’t he beat his competitors to the punch with breaking stories? And let’s not forget that when he speculates and a story hasn’t been served up to him on a silver platter he isn’t all that accurate. Remember his breaking story that suggested Ray Lewis would not be returning to Baltimore?

Speaking of the NFL on TV, the iconic John Madden is parking the Madden Cruiser and he’ll step down from NBC’s Sunday Night broadcasting booth. Here’s to NBC recruiting Troy Aikman to replace Madden. Aikman is the best analyst in the game and it’s not even close.

The Ravens 2009 schedule seems fair and balanced from my vantage point. And by all means count me among those who don’t give a rat’s hind parts that they have only 3 nationally televised games this year as of this writing. Seven of the team’s eight scheduled home games are 1 o’clock starts and as KC & The Sunshine Band once drilled into our heads, that’s the way I like it!