The WorldWide Leader in Unnecessary Jabs

As if Auburn fans needed another reason to hate ESPN, here’s one more opportunity. Posted earlier today on’s Page 2 was freelance contributor Patrick Hruby’s little gem poking fun at the Cecil Newton situation. Hruby is a graduate of Georgetown and Northwestern, so he’s definitely the top guy to talk to if you want to know all about SEC football and related news. Well, I guess he is up there close to all the sources.

Anyway, as part of a “12 days of Christmas” series, he’s posting a letter to Santa a day from 12 people who were in the sports media spotlight over the past year, and it only took him a degree from Georgetown and Northwestern to come up with this. His parents should be proud.

Here’s Cecil’s Newton’s letter, according to Hruby:

I realize this is all in fun, and I’m not thin-skinned enough to let it really bother me, but is this what we should expect from the world’s largest sports media outlet whose sole purpose should be to report sporting news? Now they have sites and writers dedicated to making fun of situations relating to college athletes? I would expect this from Deadspin, or EDSBS, or maybe even Clay Travis, but we’re talking ESPN here. Leave these jokes to pro athletes, not guys who are doing this for free. Yes, I expect a joke after that sentence as well.

Make sure you check out Hruby’s site. It’s very well done if you’re a fan of websites that look like they were designed by someone in 1989. His contact info is on there as well if you’d like to drop him a line.