You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Sports Media

Why does ESPN let Rob Parker spew foolishness?

I’d suggest Rob Parker is the junior varsity Skip Bayless, but as Jalen Rose hilariously pointed out awhile back upon investigating the ESPN “First Take’’ shrieker’s exaggerated claims about his own high school athletic prowess, it turns out that Bayless is actually the junior varsity Bayless.

Besides, as Parker proved yet again on “First Take” Thursday, he’s doing his best to earn an ESPN varsity letter in spewing foolishness as well as any of his counterparts on that shameless abomination of a program. Here’s what Parker said about Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III: “My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is . . . is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother? He’s not really. He’s black, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the guy you’d want to hang out with.”

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week