This guy is one of America's highest paid sports writers.
The worst sports columnist in the history of the world by a mile, Scoop Jackson, is spreading more of his idiotic babble to get attention. I'm not going to pull any punches on this one so it may offend some of you. Jackson got his job only because he's black. I know it and have been told it by others at ESPN. And if you have ever read his garbage, you know it too. ESPN wanted a writer to act "ghetto" to try and raise readership with inner city kids, so they hired this moron. Case closed. If that's not politically correct, I'm sorry but sometimes the truth is the truth and there is no way to get around it.
In his latest ESPN2 column about the Tampa Bay Rays' B.J. Upton, Scoop "Dogg" praises Upton as the one MLB player who can "bring the game back to the hood," while using his usual ridiculous logic in an attempt to make his point.
"The fact that Upton's not perfect makes him perfect. His propensity to be lazy (as witnessed in August when he "decided" not to run hard on three different occasions), the fact that Maddon literally pulled him off the field after not running out a double-play ground ball, the meaningless error in the seventh inning of Game 4 that allowed questions about his lack of focus to surface. All display a flaw in him that almost works to his advantage when kids and wannabe baseball players look at him and say "I'm not perfect either, but look, he's still standing."
One of Scoop Pac's biggest detractors has been the Kansas City Star's Jason Whitlock, who is begging someone to stop this idiot's racist ramblings.
"Would someone please stop Scoop Jackson since the ***** editors at ESPN won't? Got damn, I don't read his **** but when he writes stupid **** like this people e-mail me and ask my opinion. This **** needs to be stopped. Read the dumb mother*****'s column and see how he equates black culture with being lazy and says Upton is going to make folks love baseball again."
Cork Gaines, proprietor of Rays Index, had a similar reaction to Scoop's piece:
"Could you imagine Scoop Jackson's reaction if Peter Gammons had written that paragraph? Scoop Jackson just said Upton is a role-model to young African-Americans because he is lazy. Why in the world would anybody ever look to this as a positive quality. This is insanity! And it may be borderline sociopathic. Good lord Scoop. We don't mean to yell, but did you eat paint chips when you were a kid? Of all the positive things Upton does on the baseball field that are worthy of emulating, Jackson picks laziness as why inner-city kids will gravitate to the Rays center fielder. Jesus, this pisses us off...and we're white!"
It's a shame that ESPN has stooped to this level. Scoop Jackson makes more money than a lot of journalists that are more talented than he is simply because he talks and acts black. And that, my friends, isn't right.
The numbers say that the interest in baseball among African Americans is on the downswing bigtime.
George Dubya Bush is lazy. How's he doing with inner city kids?
Just another stupid ass Stephen A. Smith in the making...all Scoop wants to do is get his name in all the papers and have the talking heads on whatever news or sports channel you watch mention his ramblings...this guy is a fool if there ever was one...ESPN has no shame, but then again, the brain trusts over there did hire the racisct Rush Limbaugh and we all know how that worked out! AMAZING!
I've never even heard of Scoop Jackson. He's got a comic book character name.