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ESPN filling entire screen with stats just to annoy Phil Mushnick

By Week 6, many expect the sides of the screen to have random stats floating around like asteroids.

(Bristol, CT) — Simply to annoy cantankerous New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick, producers for SportsCenter were given the greenlight to fill 68% of the screen with stats, scores and gibberish, an increase of 13% from last year, in an obvious attempt to stick it to the frequent critic of ESPN.

"We can already hear him complaining that the Packers score AND Favre’s stats were flashed on the top and bottom tickers at an inconvenient time," said network spokesman Gabe Mantits.  "And that since he saw those stats before highlights of the actual Packer game were finished, the network irresponsibly alluded to the outcome of the game.  We know Phil, we know, you weren’t surprised at the end of the highlights because you knew who won already.  It’s just so much more fun to enrage you."

When reached for comment, an irate Mushnick, refusing to just turn the channel, was heard yelling incoherently into his speaker-phone while feverishly lining the perimeter of his television with duct tape to hide the various scrolling tickers; thus turning his 42" plasma into a humbling 19" screen.



  1. The Beek

    September 23, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Seriously, why don’t they just put Ditka and Hodge bobbleheads at the desk and have them do voice-overs

  2. marco

    September 17, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    shame espn doesn’t get it. phil speaks for al of us who watch tv, and you guys have made tv a painful and awful watch….worse..not better. glad I no longer pay a stuopid cable bill to watch your lousy programming and idiot announcers whoring for the disney corp.
    somebody taking it from behind from mickey are they? what a glad I have better things to do with my time than watch garbage.

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