Will Perk Play?

So KARE-11’s resident sports clown Eric Perkins is at it again.  Perk is poised to suit up for the Minnesota Swarm’s home opener this weekend.

The questions here abound:

  • Does anyone really care if Perk suits up for the Swarm?
  • Are people really going to buy tickets based on the possibility seeing Perk play?
  • Why is it journalistically acceptable for Perk to become a shill for one of the teams he covers?

Sure, some people will say this is just a harmless stunt.  But it really shows the vapidity of much of our local sports media — and KARE-11 in particular — that they think this sort of thing is OK as part of news broadcast.