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Ripping Darren Rovell is Fun, but We're Better Off Ignoring Him

Ripping Darren Rovell is Fun, but We're Better Off Ignoring Him
ESPN personality Darren Rovell is evocative of a cartoon shill monster. Specifically, the villains of a "Simpsons" Halloween Special vignette. On this particular episode of the animated series, characters from advertisements came alive and grew into monsters terrorizing Springfield. The Simpsons got rid of the monsters by following a Paul Anka jingle: “just don’t look, just don’t look.” That’s how you get rid of cartoon villain shill monsters. Both haters and lovers of Darren Rovell call him a shill; and he’s embraced the villain role. He’s also gotten a bit cartoonish lately with his "corporations are people" bit. Rovell is the sports media equivalent of Rush Limbaugh. However, he's not the monster that Limbaugh is. Rovell is a blatant corporatist; and the corporatism practiced in America today is monstrous, but ripping Rovell further won’t help. We’ll only get rid of Darren Rovell if we..."just don’t look, just don’t look.”...

Darren Rovell Award Winner: BTN President Mark Silverman

Darren Rovell Award Winner: BTN President Mark Silverman
Let’s makes this clear right off the bat- this Darren Rovell award is being given to Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman, not ESPN 1000  midday co-host Marc Silverman. Don’t get the two confused. Silvy of Waddle and Silvy is a good dude, entertaining and informative co-host, and a great follow on Twitter. All national... Read more »

Darren Rovell Award Winner: Chicago Cubs

Darren Rovell Award Winner: Chicago Cubs
ESPN and ABC reporter Darren Rovell is coming to Chicago Cubs Social Media Night on August 21st. *Faceplant* (credit Julie DiCaro @JulieDiCaro) And may I add #letdown #epicfail #pleasedon't. Obviously, this grants the ballclub a Darren Rovell award. All national sports media and local Chicago media are eligible for the Darren Rovell award. Of course, priority will be given to Chicago sports media candidates. With Darren Rovell being a Northwestern alum, this award is both local and national. The Darren Rovell award will be given to the entity who either a.) gives us obvious product placement in their journalism or b.) engages in prodigious self-promotion. The Cubs are guilty of both because they are now adding gallons of gasoline to the Rovellian fire. If you have a candidate for the Darren Rovell award, email thesportsbank.net@gmail.com...
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Inaugural Darren Rovell award winner: Darren Rovell

Inaugural Darren Rovell award winner: Darren Rovell
Welcome to the inaugural granting of the Darren Rovell award. It’s won by (no surprise) ESPN and ABC reporter Darren Rovell. Huzzah! The Darren Rovell award will be given perhaps weekly, bi-weekly, or even semi-weekly. All national sports media and local Chicago media are eligible for the Darren Rovell award. Of course major priority will... Read more »
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