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This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard; whoever thought of it should be kicked squarely in the balls.

 
You may have heard by now that ESPN intends to set a “world record” for the most mentions of Brett Favre’s name during a televisions program. This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard; whoever thought of it should be kicked squarely in the balls. This attempt will take place during ESPN2’s SportsNation program Monday at 5pm. This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard; whoever thought of it should be kicked squarely in the balls. Supposedly, representatives from The Guinness Book of World Records will be on hand to certify the attempt. This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard; whoever thought of it should be kicked squarely in the balls.

It’s bad enough that ESPN shoves all things Favre down its viewers’ throats, but they’ve confirmed that this phenomenon is no mere oversight or misreading of the audience’s desires. This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard; whoever thought of it should be kicked squarely in the balls. Worse still, this attempt at a “record” shows ESPN is gleefully wallowing in their excess with no regard to objective analysis of what should be a big game—a game which could stand on its own merits without this self-aggrandizing tomfoolery. This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard; whoever thought of it should be kicked squarely in the balls. Shame on you ESPN. This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard; whoever thought of it should be kicked squarely in the balls.

The only silver lining is that ESPN has given me an idea. I’ve decided to try to set a record of my own. I’m setting the world record for saying “This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard; whoever thought of it should be kicked squarely in the balls” the most times in a blog post.

It’s the second worst idea I’ve ever heard and I probably should be kicked squarely in the balls.

[ USA Today via Tunison and AA ]