Former ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd, who has already previously drawn fire for his barbed remarks on eSports and competitive gaming, is at it again- in the wake of the news that TV network TBS is forming its own eSports league, Cowherd has criticized the pro gaming scene.
“That is now going to be a league,” he said, after airing footage from a fighting game tournament. “That was the nerd equivalent of ‘band on the field.'”
Of course, the remarks weren’t allowed to pass without an interjection, even on the show. His co-host Kristine Leahy interrupted him to say, “[Competitive gaming] is a huge deal. It’s bigger than the Super Bowl in some countries.”
That didn’t stop Cowherd from getting more abrasive, and making pointed stereotypical remarks about the lifestyles of competitive gamers.
“Now he’s going upstairs to his room, a room where a girl has never entered,” Cowherd said in a mock play-by-play. “He sits down–look at that Star Wars collection!–and goes to town on the Hot Pocket; there is your eSports champion”
Disgusting. The man should simply not be given any attention, it is clear that attention is what he desperately seeks.