SportsCenter has devolved in to a chaotic tropical storm of bizarre gimmicks and WTF moments. Stuart Scott leads the dunce parade with his spoken word poetry. And Trevor Matich redefined creepy this last BCS Bowl Season with his "Trevor-Claus." A feature where the analyst hands unnerving gifts to eight-year-old college football fans symbolizing their favorite teams' season. For example, giving a gardening hose to a confused young boy in a USC jersey to symbolize their being "hosed" out of a bowl game. The already uncomfortable scenario is made all the more scarring by Madich's being dressed like an ominous, watch-his-hands mall Santa.
The shows' newfound reliance on Twitter has added a surreal element to an already whacked-out program. Grown adults and accomplished journalists read indiscernible tweets from athletes and fans, stumbling through hashtags and phonetically sounding out messages like, "1day I’m gone jump up and start throwing hay makers" and "think bout a clever diss then that wit ur *** pic. Christopher street boy. Is what us east coast cats call u." Which is, well, riveting.
SportsCenter will soon join Pink Floyd's The Wall and Planet Earth as things that are only watchable when you're tripping balls on mescaline.