You know what ESPN human megaphone Stephen A Smith hates? Ties in hockey. There haven’t been ties in hockey in years, but that didn’t stop Smith from abrasively whining about them:
“THIS IS STEPHEN A SMITH HERE. I TOTALLY RESPECT YOU, BUT LET ME DEGRADE YOU ON NATIONAL TELEVISION FOR AWHILE. I DON’T KNOW HOW RESPECT WORKS. I THINK IT MEANS I NEVER HAVE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR BEING OBNOXIOUS.”
Of course, ESPN and other sports networks only hire people like Smith to be loud and stupid in order to attract attention, and we’re playing right into their hands, but still. The man has two qualities: being loud and being stupid.
In fairness, the Blackhawk’s point streak isn’t as impressive as a winning streak, but Stephen A Smith can’t have that conversation until he knows what he’s talking about. Which will be never.