Those who were up to watch SportsCenter this morning know that ESPN's already obnoxious "50 States, 50 Days" promotion has begun. The idea, in case it hasn't been sucked down into your soul by now, is that SportsCenter will be at a different location every day for the next 50 days, or pretty much just in time for the NFL season. Last night they were at Fenway Park in Boston, and we knew we were in trouble when the anchors were Chris Berman and Stuart Scott. We're hoping they make them stay in Massachusetts; we don't imagine either surviving Tuesday, July 19, which brings the Snake River Stampede Rodeo in Nampa, Idaho.
We know this is supposed to keep everybody entertained until the NFL begins, through the dog days, so on. Remind us of that when we're hearing about North Dakota defeating North Dakota St. 28-21 in OT in Nickel Trophy game.
"50 States, 50 Days" [ESPN]