Yesterday evening, just before the always-vaunted “Brando” segment on Finebaum, our very own Tony Orlando tweeted this:
“A great opportunity to talk to Tim Brando,” @finebaum says. That’s like saying “a fantastic chance to stab your own eyes out.”
— BamaHammer (@Bama_Hammer) November 12, 2012
Brando of course took offense to this and in the usual Brando style lamented why Twitter allowed all us plebs to have an opinion.
The problem with Tim Brando isn’t that he is a hack sports analyst (which he is) it’s that he is a jerk. Brando reacts to people disagreeing with him in one of three ways:
1. He makes it clear he thinks they are idiots.
2. He makes it clear they shouldn’t be allowed to have an opinion.
3. He laments the good ole days when sports personalities didn’t have to worry about backing up their bull.
This makes people angry. Alabama fans don’t hate Tim Brando because he is a blatant LSU and Ole Miss homer; we hate him because he acts like a douche to people. We hate him because he belittles sports fans, as though their opinion shouldn’t be considered as highly as his. He acts as if the Internet is an evil device created to let the lesser classes rub shoulders with the sports elite. If Tim Brando had lived in France in the 1800′s he would be the dude getting his head chopped off in the town square. The only thing worse than a jerk is an egotistical hypocritical jerk.
Allow me to illustrate:
To top off his wonderful people skills, Brando is constantly a hypocrite. He will go on TV shows with Sean Hannity and talk about how conservative he is, and how no one deserves a free ride. Then he will turn right around and say he wants teams that don’t deserve to go to the BCS to go, because he wants it to be more equal for all. Brando says it’s no conflict that his political beliefs and sports beliefs don’t match up. I say what’s good for the goose, Comrade Brando.
So no. I don’t hate Tim Brando because he is an LSU homer, I hate Tim Brando because he is a hypocritical elitist jerk. Now you’ll eat what I gave you and like it, or I’m turning this car around you damn kids!