I admit it, I bash the media consistently, and I’m not ashamed of it because quite frankly they suck. Perhaps I do it too much and perhaps I take it too seriously, and that’s on me – yet another character flaw.
But every once in a while there’s also some good that comes out of the media, and usually it comes in the form of our friends Michelle Beadle and Katie Nolan. Once again, Miss Nolan hits one out of the park with her latest take on Social Media and how it can be good, while at the same time epically putting Stephen A. Smith on blast, having fun with her boss at the same time, and messing with her grandma all in the span of six minutes. All with a smile on her face and having a good time doing it.
This was great. Phenomenal.
Sometimes I wonder why the media can’t be more like her, just having fun and not taking sports and journalism/opinion seriously and maybe even expose blowhard who desperately need it. Go with the facts, mix in some solid takes, and maybe some social media that actually adds to a story.
Trust me folks when I say that with each passing video I watch of her on garbage time (which I freely admit isn’t much), the more I’m convinced that this young lady is the one person in the whole industry of sports who actually gets it – gets that sports is supposed to be fun – that we all take this shit way too seriously. That goes for owners, managers, coaches, players, agents, and yeah – even and especially fans!!! Please don’t get me started on “fans”…
Quite frankly, it’s also why I see folks/good people not only walking away from sports, but not even wanting to talk (or write) about it anymore.
We need sports now more than ever, who the hell wants to listen to Trump/Clinton 24/7/365? That’s where people like Katie Nolan come in. In a sense to restore fun and maybe just a little bit of sanity to sports. She sends the message that it can be fun, if we take a step back and let it.
But during this crazy year of 2016, there’s one other thing that is sorely missing everywhere that Katie Nolan provides – it’s called – PERSPECTIVE!!!