ESPN has a habit of picking their favorites and making sure that they are at the center of every promotion for an upcoming game. To build their Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos narrative for First Take throughout the week, they were likely hoping that their pro-Colts coverage would help drum up interest in the game.
As it turns out, it may have served as motivation for the San Diego Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers as they noticed the lack of attention they were receiving from the Worldwide Leader.
After the Chargers win over Indy, Philip Rivers was speaking to sideline reporter Lisa Salters when he decided to take a shot at ESPN and the way that they promoted the game.
Here was Rivers’ comment when speaking with Lisa Salters, via Bolt Beat:
“I didn’t know who the Colts were playing with all those commercials.”
Pretty funny stuff from the Bolts signal-caller.
If Rivers thinks that was bad, he should feel lucky that he no longer has to face the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow twice a year. The pro-Colts coverage was definitely noticeable, but it wasn’t nearly as nauseating as some of the promos that ESPN has cut in the past.