This continued all the way through February but not without Murray State fans giving ESPN some hints. For instance, a sign that actually appeared on their highlights that read, "Fire the Canaan!" Yet, they still began the highlights with the line "The 16th ranked Murray State Racers lead by point guard Isaiah KaNON..." You're kidding me. How little research did they do before going on air?
The coverage from ESPN was great last year and it is said that the exposure would be worth as much as 10 million dollars to the school. When Murray State became the lead story on ESPN's Sportscenter, it was hard for me to believe all of this was real. This was my school and people across the country were talking about them. However, as soon as that one female anchor's voice started on ESPNNEWS and ESPN.com I knew I was about to get angry. I expect ESPN to continue to follow this team next year and if "Ka-non" is said once, I say we flood this lady's inbox with e-mails.
On a side note, Stuart Scott is Stuart Scott for a reason and he doesn't disappoint.