I try to avoid ESPN — it’s SJW central — but sometimes it’s just too convenient for checking up on my favorite sportsball teams. So I clicked over this morning, only to be confronted with a huge picture of Patriots WR Julian Edelman wearing nothing but a football on his crotch. Evidently they’ve been doing this for a few years now — it’s called “The Body Issue” of “ESPN the Magazine,” and seems to be pretty much just gay porn.*
Because that’s what sports fans really want, you know? Instead of box scores and news items on who got sent down to the minors, we’d much rather have hi-res pictures of oiled-up naked guys dry-humping a pigskin.
No wonder people are cord cutting at such a rate. For years, the media have been operating under a perverse form of Say’s Law — supply creates its own demand, they think, so if we just supply enough Social Justice, people will come to love it. And until the widespread availability of high-speed internet, they could more or less get away with it. What are you gonna do, not watch?
It seems to me that Liberals, who are the Smartest people on the planet — just ask ’em! — would take a lesson here. You know that “capitalism” stuff you’re always railing about? This is it. Stripped of all the Marxist jargon you didn’t understand when you memorized it back in college, Capitalism is pretty simple: It’s sorting preferences. For me, “not having to look at gay porn” ranks above “the inconvenience of going elsewhere for my sportsball news,” so now I’m really never going to click on ESPN.com again. Preferences, see?
Again, for such smart folks, they sure don’t seem to grok the fact that money is just a tool. For everything above life’s necessities, it’s just shorthand for our preferences. You’d think they’d get this in Hollywood, at least, as they’ve had long experience of cord-cutting. Remember Gretchen Mol? You probably don’t — she’s one of those blandly pretty blonde actresses that you could easily mistake for about seventeen other blandly pretty blonde actresses. How about Texas Hold ‘Em and the World Series of Poker? Again, probably not, but sometime around the turn of the century, Hollywood was determined to force both of them on us, culminating in a ridiculous little movie called Rounders. For about three months, you couldn’t go to a movie without seeing Gretchen Mol, and you couldn’t watch tv without seeing poker.
It was weird, and the outcome was utterly predictable to anyone except the money guys in Hollywood. Gretchen Mol went from It Girl back to obscurity, and nobody cares about poker. Which, again, anyone else could’ve seen from a mile away. I actually watched one of those unavoidable World Series of Poker shows while I was out at a bar once, and whaddaya know? Guys who are into poker enough to make a living at it are creepy autistic weirdos, and a World Series of Poker match looks like somebody threw a pack of cards and some chips into a police lineup full of suspected sex offenders.
That’s the problem with not understanding capitalism. People always have an option, and if you make the cost of your product prohibitive, people just won’t buy it. No, not even if it’s “free,” since time is a far more valuable resource than money. I’m sure Gretchen Mol is a nice lady, but I don’t want to see her cute-but-utterly-forgettable mug plastered all over everything. And I sure as hell don’t want to see rejects from To Catch a Predator staring at cards for a few hours every night. Evidently most of America agreed with me on that, just as they’re coming to agree on the gay pron and rampant SJWery of ESPN.
Time to wise up, Smart guys…. or not, because like the man said, SJWs always double down. I’m sure ESPN’s transition to all gay porn, all the time, is just around the corner.
*Yeah yeah, there are female “athletes” in there, but stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason. I very much doubt that gals who are into hockey enough to play for the US National Team are playing for the home team off the ice, if you follow me. And unless Anna Kournikova’s in there (she’s not), very few straight men want to see tennis players naked. Hell, I doubt even lesbians want to see female MMA fighters in the buff.