Sports Bloggers vs. Political Bloggers

October 20, 2008 – 9:25 am by Ryan Phillips

We usually stay away from politics on this site because that’s not what we do. But in these politically charged times it’s hard to ignore them. One of the aspects of this election that hasn’t been there before, is the rapidly growing world of political blogging. It seems everyone has their own opinions on what (or who) is best for this country and why everyone else is wrong. Seriously, these jackasses are so annoying, opinionated, obstinate and polarizing they could be … sports bloggers.

Obviously that got me wondering: What is it better to be, a sports blogger or a political blogger? Time to stack these two lifestyles up Tale-of-the-Tape style. And if it seems like I’m aiming this more towards our liberal friends that’s just because they dominate the political blogosphere (like conservatives on the radio).

Your heroes
Political blogger: Arianna Huffington, Markos Moulitsas
Sports blogger: Will Leitch, Jamie Mottram
Advantage: Sports blogger

People assume you are
Political blogger: A chai tea-sipping, freedom-hating, snobby, metrosexual child of upper class parents, who spends his (or her) days sitting in a Starbucks typing out angry, narrow-minded screeds on your little blog.
Sports blogger: Over 300-pounds, poorly groomed and living in your Mom’s basement
Advantage:Political blogger

In reality you are
Political blogger: A graduate of a middle of the pack college with a sociology or political science degree. You’re living in an apartment paid for by your parents while you’re “between jobs” and sifting through grad school applications.
Sports blogger: Unemployed
Advantage: Political blogger

You secretly love
Political blogger: The sound of your own voice
Sports blogger: Tyler Hansbrough
Advantage: Sports blogger

George W. Bush
Political blogger: Is the worst president in the history of everything, ever.
Sports blogger: Has a decent arm.
Advantage: Political blogger

Power couple that puzzles you
Political blogger: McCain/Palin
Sports blogger: A-Rod/Madonna
Advantage: Political blogger

Event your live for
Political blogger: Election day
Sports blogger: March Madness
Advantage: Sports blogger

Your writing often lacks
Political blogger: Humor. Balanced opinions.
Sports blogger: Coherent thought. Correct grammar.
Advantage: Political blogger

You mistakenly think you
Political blogger: Know what’s best for everyone else.
Sports blogger: Are incredibly witty.
Advantage: Sports blogger

When I say “young and exciting” you think
Political blogger: Barack Obama
Sports blogger: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Advantage: Sports blogger

Evil entity ruining the country
Political blogger: Karl Rove
Sports blogger: The BCS
Advantage: Sports blogger

VERDICT: 6-5, Sports bloggers
I know, I know, you’re thinking this was inevitable. But we tried to be fair and balanced with this and facts are facts, sports bloggers win. And if any of you political bloggers out there think our analysis is biased, so is yours. Oh, and our (blog) lives won’t end on November 5th. Have a fun Winter.

*This post was paid for by Phillips’ hatred of Republicans and Democrats

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  1. 10 Responses to “Sports Bloggers vs. Political Bloggers”

  2. What if you’re a chai-tea sipping, freedom-hating, snobby, metrosexual child of upper-class parents, who spends his days sitting in a Starbucks typing out angry, biased screeds on your little SPORTS blog?

    Er, not that the above description is anything like me…or anyone else on this here blog.

    By McD on Oct 20, 2008

  3. High Five!

    By Jersey on Oct 20, 2008

  4. Something missed: Political Bloggers: Generally wear suits when they sit at home and blog (makes them feel more professional).
    Sports Bloggers: Closeted alcoholics and/or pot heads.

    By Ceremony on Oct 20, 2008

  5. The power couple that puzzles us: Phiten and any athlete…


    By BobsBlitz on Oct 20, 2008

  6. one of the funnier posts i’ve seen on here, nice work

    By Pablo on Oct 21, 2008

  7. This is very good. Very funny too. The reason I am attracted to sports is to avoid the political BS. Thanks for the post and making my day!

    By debt relief on Oct 21, 2008

  8. How you think when the economic crisis will end? I wish to make statistics of independent opinions!

    By ooopinionsss on Dec 3, 2008

  9. Haha, definitely. Thanks for the post, I got a good kick out of it.

    By arizona dentist on Nov 16, 2010

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