Eklund responds to the criticism
Well, after being dragged through the mud in just about every sports forum there is in this country, Eklund has offered up a response tonight to all of the criticism of his turn on Sportsnet for the trade deadline:
So when I sit there and read these predictable cheapshots at Sportsnet's Trade Deadline Show I just find it to be ignorance and the laziness. These stories could have been written a week in advance.Due to my duties on globesports.com on deadline day, I didn't get much of a chance to take in Eklund's "performance" but perhaps the real testament to how well it worked is if Sportsnet agrees to bring the rumour maestro back next year for their show.
IT IS SO FRIGGING EASY TO TEAR SOMETHING DOWN.
If you didn't like Sportsnet's coverage, if it wasn't your cup of tea, that's totally cool. But if you are a mainstream journalist trying to suck up to the powers that be and the masses by stating the obvious with lines like "Sportsnet tried to compete with McKenzie and Dreger with girls pizza and Eklund" ....well that won't win you a Pulitzer and it sure doesn't take ANY courage to look through those glasses…
Given the telecast's ratings on Tuesday, that doesn't seem likely.