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ESPN's Colin Cowherd Says He Would Quit If Forced To Cover Video Games

by Brian Shea on Apr 27, 2015 at 03:45 PM

On his radio show The Herd today, ESPN's Colin Cowherd ripped the network for allowing coverage of the weekend's Heroes of the Dorm tournament. During a rant that clocked in at around three minutes, Cowherd expressed his disgust for the tournament's appearance on ESPN2 and repeatedly vowed that he would quit if ever forced to cover video games.

"If I am ever forced to cover guys playing video games, I will retire," Cowherd said today on his show over a bed of the theme from Tetris. The radio host also took the opportunity to throw some insults the way of the participants, the announcers, and those who would enjoy ESPN2's coverage, including a soundboard clip of Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds yelling "nerds!"

"Somebody lock the basement door at mom's house and don't let 'em out," he said. "I tagged out at Harry Potter. I tolerated Donkey Kong. I'll tell you what that was the equivalent of there: of me putting a gun in my mouth and having to listen to that. Unbelievable. You know what the funny thing is? Listen to how intense they are. Those guys are totally into it."

The tournament, which saw college students competing for tuition prizes in Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm, was the first video game tournament to be broadcast live on a major network.

[Source: Sports Grid]