ESPN Pretends It Cares

In a job that has to be the equivalent of being the head of the Nevada Gaming Commission, ESPN has hired George Solomon as its ombudsman, writes Michael Hiestand in USA Today. He will write a monthly column for ESPN.com pointing out "conflicts of interest" at the Worldwide Leader. Considering the contracts the network has with every major sport, and considering the lack of air time to run corrections, and considering ... well, jeez, considering that EVERYTHING ESPN DOES IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, well, Solomon's first column should be about the length of 10 Bill Simmons mailbags. (Though with fewer references to his children.)

ESPN Adds Ombudsman [USA Today]

(Worth noting, by the way: It is NOT this George Solomon. Which is a relief, really.)