Back then, SC was cutting edge, and O&P were perfect hosts (Craig Kilborn took it to another level, but that's a different story). The show was witty, at times hilarious, informative, and exciting. Years passed, Kilborn, Patrick and Olbermann were major players at ESPN, but then they left. What came next were any number of hosts trying to be another version of those guys. Kenny Mayne, etc. It seemed ESPN was just trying to hire hosts who were carbon copies of the originals, but no one ever really paid attention to who they were/are because the joke was old. Yet ESPN is still telling it. What's funny, is they hated the joke when O&P created it, and now they can't move on from it. The new cast of characters who host SC are never funny, and quite honestly, have made most people I know uninterested in a show they used to never miss (there are more reasons than SC just being a bad show, I get that). It's far from cutting edge.
So now Keith Olbermann has a new show on ESPN, after having taken his act to MSNBC, where I sometimes enjoyed his style. But now that he's back doing sports again, with no restraints, I find him more annoying than any other SC host has ever been! His "act", as I'll call it, has gotten so old and copied by others, that hearing him do it makes me dislike his current version more than anyone else in the history of ESPN! It's weird, I tell ya.
I really don't want to blame him for how I feel because the guy is/was a trailblazer. But to me, his shtick is old, and his show is weak. I feel like I can't be alone in this. I feel like ESPN has to reinvent the idea of how sports is delivered because these days their in-house programming is horrific. The only personality show I can stomach is "PTI", and that's hit or miss.