Sometimes there are things so blatantly unfair that you can’t believe it’s happening right in front of your eyes (and, no, this isn’t about politics).
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is about as reliable as it gets and he reported last night that Jon Gruden is going to be the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
Gruden, as you know, calls Monday Night Football games for ESPN. It seems unlikely Schefter goes with that news unless it’s rock solid because they are both ESPN employees.
ESPN says Jon Gruden is calling Saturday's playoff game with the Monday Night Football crew, as scheduled.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) January 1, 2018
Are you telling me that “the next head coach of the Raiders” is going to have special access to their division rival before a playoff game? Broadcasters get access to practice and coaches are typically more open in those pregame interviews with the announcing team.
They’re typically more open with them because they don’t think they’re going to jump ship the next day and start coaching your division rival. I know Reid and Gruden are pals from back in the day so, despite all this, I don’t think this will become A Thing but this doesn’t seem right.