I wasn’t the only one put off by ESPN’s Suzy Kolber’s emotional sneak attack on Mark Ingram during Thursday’s first round of the NFL Draft.
• Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky writes, “But it was still a Gotcha, a made-for-TV moment concocted by a network for its own benefit, and trumpeted as some sort of candid moment.” (How ESPN Engineered Mark Ingram’s Magic Moment.)
• Freelance, all-everything Jeff Pearlman writes, “It’s emotional manipulation. You don’t spring this sort of letter upon a 21-year-old kid on national TV.” (ESPN’s Dishonest Moment.)
• Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated offers some background to the story, how it came about and the network’s thoughts, in ESPN, NFL Network Tally More Hits Than Misses During Draft Weekend.
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