So I guess it’s official. ESPN’s SportsCenter has moved to the West Coast.
The move, which I haven’t been looking forward to since we started this blog, was made official with ESPN’s first West Coast edition on Monday night — you know, when that UNC team I picked to win it all did just that in Michigan State’s house.
ESPN’s move begs all sorts of questions: What happened to the East Coast Bias? What happened to EastSidePN? What the heck am I going to write about now? Are we here at The Bias going to rename the site? Are we going to rethink our business strategy?
Well, we all know we won’t be rethinking our business strategy. Never had one in the first place, which has become pretty obvious at this point. And I rarely write any more, so what’s one less news organization to bang on going to do? I still have the idiots that run McClatchy Newspapers, so at least I’ve got that going for me.
Anywho, in honor of the EastSidePNers coming to the wild Westside, I offer up the: drum roll please Patrick:
Top 10 reasons why ESPN’s SportsCenter moved to the Westsiiiiiide!
10. Because anyone who’s anyone knows you “You Live and Die in L.A.” And in the words of the late great Tupac Shakur: “The Westside is the best side.”
9. Laker Girls.
8. You can’t tell me John Clayton‘s beautiful grill doesn’t ooze that Hollywood vibe. Maybe dude’s good looks can help get a pro football team in L.A.
7. Thanks to the economy, beers at Staples Center are down to $15 bucks a pop. That’s good news for the ESPN staffers, but more on that later.
6. Andy Katz, Jay Bilas and Buster Olney think they can play for the Clippers. I’m pretty sure they could start.
5. Hey, if Beckham’s busted ass can be big in SoCal, ESPN should take over the world from its L.A. studio.
4. Stuart Scott has a red eye and a blue eye, so he’s safe no matter what gang turf he rolls through down there.
3. Did we mention the Laker Girls? Speaking of which, might as well put Erin Andrews courtside for those Laker games while you’re at it. (On a side note, this might be the first time in the history of the blogosphere that someone wrote about Andrews and did not insert her photo. Again, our business model and editor suck. Badly.)
2. L.A.’s got Slater, Snoop and Scully: Connecticut has: umm: a: good: college women’s basketball program, if you’re in to that kind of thing.
1. Where else would you want ESPN AAnchors Dana Jacobson, Michael Irvin and Chris “Boomer” Berman working? For some reason, I see a lot of “exclusive” sitdowns with Dennis Rodman in ESPN’s West Coast future.
Cheers to our new homies from ESPN. Welcome to the best side.