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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Farred on SportsCenter

I just discovered Gelf Magazine's interview with Duke University Literature professor Grant Farred on the current state of ESPN's SportsCenter. It's a pretty entertaining read, with Farred coming up with some good one-liners about the qualitative demise of America's original televised sports talk show. Regarding SportsCenter's putatively dumbed-down programming these days, Farred intones, "Proliferation is the death of intelligence."

For a related story on the death of intelligent sports news media, see Josh Levin's "What's Wrong with Sports Illustrated" on Slate.

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