Keith Olberman, Texas Motor Speedway Feuding Over "Big Hoss TV"

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When Eddie Gossage last week unveiled the "Big Hoss TV" -- a 12-story, 20,633-square-foot video screen -- it wasn't just a coup for Texas Motor Speedway, it was a win for the entire state. Having North Carolina claim the country's largest jumbotron is something no self-respecting Texan should be willing to stomach.

Clearly, ESPN's Keith Olberman doesn't get it. During his show on Friday, the journeyman pundit declared Gossage that day's "Worst Person in the Sports World."

Yes, they call it Big Hoss -- of course they do! it's 218 feet long, it's 94.6 feet high -- the size of two jumbo jets next to each other.

Here's the problem. You know what they show on it? Auto racing. Because seeing faceless guys in helmets and visors driving for a few hours can't really be appreciated unless you see them on a giant television two-thirds the length of a football field with you guys staring up at it the way devil worshipers stare at fires.

It wasn't the personal attack that got Gossage, nor was it Olberman's snarky dismissal of Duck Dynasty, which is sponsoring next weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at TMS and whose stars were on hand for Big Hoss' unveiling. It was the "haughty" and "smug" attack on red-blooded, stock-car loving Americans.

But this is silly. Olberman and Gossage are so busy sniping at each other that they are missing the big picture, which is displayed in high def on the 37,000-square-foot video board at Corinthians soccer stadium in Brazil. America is losing its edge.

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34 comments
Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Yes it's idiocracy but the larger question is, how does KO keep getting employed?

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

I'm pretty sure most NASCAR fans don't give a flying fuck what KO thinks.

About anything.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

Big Hoss ? So you named it after Rick from Pawn stars son How original .

matt.helm75
matt.helm75

just like the giant TV screen in the Death Star - what's the point?  If you're going to watch the game or race on a TV - just stay at home


Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

I'd like to play my Xbox or watch some porn on Big Hoss...just saying.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

I had no idea that ESPN had hired The World's Biggest Idiot. How come they didn't have him interview Obama on his four recent appearances, were they afraid Keith would be even more insightful and adversarial than Ellen?

Charlie
Charlie

@Sotiredofitall He provides a quality product while being notoriously difficult to work with, hence all the job changes.   However, when he does find a home, he's usually pretty good(while it lasts)

dingo
dingo

@Sotiredofitall  

He brings a temporary ratings boost with his incendiary egomaniacal rhetoric before he pisses the wrong people off and has to be let go.


MSNBC did way better ratings wise with him than with the current wonk-nerd-liberal blather they throw out nowadays.

lecterman
lecterman

@TheCredibleHulk He just needs to dress in camo, grow a ridiculous beard, and invoke God in every conversation...then they'd be awaiting his every word.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@TheCredibleZhulk

Evidently, it's not just NASCAR fans that feel that way.

markzero
markzero

@matt.helm75  If you stay at home you miss out on being with a bunch of other like-minded people getting drunk and inhaling exhaust fumes, damaging your ear drums and making your heart race from the subsonics, and hoping to maybe see someone die in front of you.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@matt.helm75

The TV screen can provide close-ups or reruns that can make action on the field/track more understandable than simple live viewing. Plus, kiss-cam!

Just-Sharon
Just-Sharon

@TheRuddSki I don't know if I mentioned that my youngest son Ethan created ESPN.  It was going to be called Ethan's Sports Channel, but I insisted he change it and he, like everyone, listens to me.  I just read on The Drudge Report that they are now making Obamacare only for the gays and white straight Christian's are going to have to pay for it.  

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Sotired

John Galt called MSNBC. He wants his slogan back.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@lecterman

More likely they'd kick his ass for mocking them.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@markzero

That was Little Adam

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@markzero

You're describing I-30 on Saturday night after the bars close.

ruddski
ruddski

@LOOL

Ethan was KO's personsl "assistant", right?

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@dingo

Some Lefties try to imitate what they think Is the style of successful guys like Limbaugh, but since they never really get Limbaugh, they end up being a parody of their own ignorance and assumptions.

Plus, since entertainment and mass media is dominated by liberals, the lib-specific radio/TV is just repetitive, they already have a huge bubble comfort-zone.

Hell, even TV sitcoms, late-nights and shows like Ellen are taking marching orders from the WH.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@lecterman

Common to all people with necks of color.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@lectermans

Or your's.

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