Deadspin is wrong.
They waste time hating on NFL analyst Mark Schlereth when it’s another Mark that torments sports fans the world around.
That would be Mark May, ESPN college football analyst and former NFL offensive lineman.
The oddly-bespectacled May is the bane of yours, my, and our existence and arguably the smartest-sounding dumb guy in the history of sports media.
A two-time Superbowl champion with the Washington Redskins and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, May’s athletic credentials speak for themselves. His media credentials, however, are iffy, at best.
May has been an analyst since 1995, and one would have to imagine that 14 years at any profession would make one, you know, good at their job. Not so for May, who was hired by ESPN in 2001 and has been polluting the media outlet’s airwaves for the past eight years.
The simple fact of the matter is that May just isn’t very bright when it comes to discussing college football. He makes inaccurate statements, can’t properly convey a sensible thought, and is probably most famous for inciting a public feud with Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor last year.
The only reason the guy still has a job is that he sounds like he knows what he’s talking about. If you were sitting in front of a TV and half-listening to what May had to say, you’d probably think he was a fairly intelligent dude.
But then, the more you listen to the words and the substance of May’s blabber, the more you realize he’s absolutely clueless.
And that’s the problem.
May is deceiving us with his tone and his manner of speaking. The layman might think that Mark May is a great analyst, when those of us in the know are on to May’s antics.
We can’t have guys like Mark May giving sports a bad name.
From the goofy glasses to the pompous analysis, Mark May has to go.