Clay Travis in Video Mailbag: ‘Sportswriters Don’t Like Sports Fans. I Do.’

Anymore, it seems as if sportswriters are little too happy to report COVID-19 shutdowns.

Or let’s put it this way — doesn’t it seem as if sportswriters enjoy reporting positive COVID tests, yet almost never report when the so-called positive individual returns to the lineup? Or if they do report it, they do so considerably less … well, in-depth.

Basically, doesn’t it often feel like sportswriters don’t want sports to actually be played? Doesn’t it seem like they would rather write about the horrors of COVID than games? Don’t sportswriters often seem to write about things that aren’t really sports? Like politics? Or science?

And when was the last time a sportswriter did a little digging about these COVID tests? When was the last time a sportswriter quoted an athlete who was asymptomatic? When was the last time a sportswriter actually, you know, reported?

The answer is almost never, and it’s because they don’t appear to like sports or the audience for which they write. They really only seem to like (gasp) each other and only seem to cherish their inflated sense of self-importance.

OutKick’s Clay Travis touched on this very topic.

“I think what has happened during this COVID era is what you’ve seen as sports writers many of them have a great deal of contempt for their actual audiences,” he said. “They don’t like sports fans. I do. I like sports fans.”

Check out Clay’s full breakdown — and takedown — of sportswriters and their basic love of only themselves, via the video mailbag below.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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