Kyle “Big Troll” Porter: I notice Kyle Porter at CBS is having to resort to more and more extreme trolling these days. Yesterday he posted a piece entitled “2015 Masters: The 10 best potential winners.” He lists the first four as Woods, an amateur, Couples, and only after those Rory going for his third major in a row. The only way Porter could have made that more troll-y is by mentioning Sarah Palin or Benghazi. I am sure he envisioned a great click-generating foodfight in the comments section. However, the joke is on him: the article has been up for some sixteen hours and has only generated one comment. Porter (and his peers) have gone to the well too often; posters are finally bored with playing out their expected roles. That bodes well for future golf coverage.
Changed My Mind: ESPN’s new website format sucks. It arguably sucks less than it did before, but it sucks nonetheless. I was trying to read an article; the format was so horrid, I was compelled to grab a ruler, do some measurements, and run a quick calculation. ESPN now has a banner that consumes 41.67 percent of my computer screen. Add that to the (necessary) browser menus and tabs and only 1/3 of my screen is left for scrolling through an actual article. It’s like reading a freaking teleprompter, and the article was 1000 words in length, so it was no quick read. No thanks, ESPN.
Sobel and Sneds: I cut-and-pasted the above article into WordPad. Much better! In the piece, Jason Sobel (who apparently was at ESPN, left ESPN, then returned to ESPN) wrote:
Call it the Brandt Snedeker conundrum. I don’t mean to pick on Snedeker, but the seven-time PGA Tour winner is the perfect case study: Talented player, smiles a lot, plays quickly, family man, contributor to various charities. All terrific attributes worthy of admiration. So, what’s the problem?
It’s that there is no problem. There are certainly a few wild and crazy Sneds fans out there, but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who roots against the guy.
Au contraire! I actively root against Sneds in defense of the Euro Six!