Re: Maybe there's hope for ESPN after all...
Originally Posted by Chip R
I don't think she has a bit of power. She's window dressing. She's their alter ego. She's there to be righteously indignant when they get criticized for doing too much stuff on Bonds or when they are criticized for something else. She's someone people can complain to for whatever reason. She can't do a bloody thing but it makes people feel better and it looks like ESPN is responding to the complaints.
Spot on, Chip.
The previous ombudsman was very low key in his criticism. This new one seems a bit more forthcoming with criticism. It will be interesting to see if she stays on board. ESPN would look like hypocrites if they canned her but I don't think that matters much to them. They have the moral fiber of a planarian worm.
Pay attention to the open sky