With Leather’s Watch This: ESPN is ‘Broke’

A few years ago, when I was still in my broke, we-need-to-cram-a-bunch-of-people-into-this-hotel-room-to-save-money phase (not very far removed), some friends and I were in St. Pete to watch UCF get demolished by Rutgers in the Poopyfart Rental Furniture Random Sponsor St. Petersburg Bowl. Of course, like most morons, we wanted to be up as early as possible to go tailgate, but ESPN was showing the 30 for 30 special The U and we were just glued to the TV.

It just baffles me that ESPN can make a series so amazing, yet they give actual American money to Jon Gruden to felate Tony Romo on Monday Night Football.

Speaking of Rutgers…

30 for 30: “Broke” – 8 PM ET on ESPN

This 30 for 30 Broke sounds fantastic, as it takes on my question of “How the f*ck do athletes blow all their money?”

Broke explores the roads to fortune in American sports and eventually, the many detours to bankruptcy. Bernie Kosar, Andre Rison and Cliff Floyd are among the athletes who talk openly about the challenges of managing their money in an era when big contracts don’t necessarily support bigger lifestyles. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders and saddled with medical problems, many pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. A story of the dark side of success, Broke is an allegory for the financial woes haunting economies and individuals all over the world. (Via)

Should be pretty awesome.

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals – 8:15 PM ET on FOX Sports Midwest

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers – 10:10 PM ET on FOX Sports Left Coast

Yeah, I know the Orioles and Yankees are both playing for the AL East title, and yet I don’t care. It’s about time such a powerful sports media force as myself took on the east coast bias and showed a little love to the Midwest.

Mike and Mike’s Best of the NFL – 11:30 PM ET on ESPN 2

Warning: It’s just 30 minutes of Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg making out.