College Football Fans Need to Relax About the Aaron Judge Live Cut-ins

For the last 2 weekends, college football fans have been nothing less than distraught over the live Aaron Judge at bat cut-ins. If you don't know what I'm talking about, during college football games, ESPN will cut-in to the Yankees game every time Aaron Judge is at bat. They don't switch away from the college football game. They just put the Yankees game on the right half of the screen while switching the sound to the commentary of the Yankees game as well.

College football fans act like this is a personal assault onto them, and the sport of college football. Like it somehow completely ruins their college football viewing experience. Personally, I'm glad they do it, 

I love college football. It's my favorite sport to watch. I am by no means a baseball fan. I have nothing against baseball, but I do not really follow it. I haven't followed it closely since I was probably 12 years old. But still, I think the home run chase is kind of cool. I don't care a ton about it, but watching someone chase a record is fun. Especially the home run record. Home runs are fun. They can happen in an instant. It's the most exciting thing that happens in a baseball game.

I know that Aaron Judge chasing 62 isn't as cool as when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were battling it out back in the day, but it kind of reminds me of that time. It reminds me of when it was appointment television every time McGwire, Sosa, or later on Barry Bonds came on the screen.

My point is, I don't really care about baseball, however, I am interested in seeing if Aaron Judge can hit 62 home runs. I would like to see him hit the home run live. I'm sure there are a lot of other people who share that view. So I am glad ESPN put's the Yankees' game on the screen when Aaron Judge comes to bat.

"If you want to see it so bad, why don't you just watch baseball"

Cause I don't want to watch fucking baseball. I want to watch college football. I just want to see Aaron Judge's at bats. I'm not going to track the Yankees game on my phone, then switch to the YES network (or whatever channel it's on, I don't even know) whenever Aaron Judge is about to come to bat. So I am happy ESPN does it for me. 

Plus, It's only half of the screen. You aren't missing a second of college football. Worst case you are missing some riveting commentary from Robert Griffin III (or idk whoever), but as far as the actual game goes, you are still seeing every play.

They can just show us a highlight then, we don't need to see it live

Well there's at least something to be said for seeing it live. I would prefer to see it live. I enjoy watching things happen in real time. I could make the same argument the other way - Oh I'm sorry you only got to watch part of the Tulane vs Houston game on a 25 inch screen instead of a 50 inch screen? Well just watch the replay then.

It's just not that big of a deal. Relax. I'm pretty confident that there's a lot of people out there who think it would be cool to see Aaron Judge hit his 62nd home run live. At least I know I do. 

If I was running ESPN, I would probably put Aaron Judge's at bats in the bottom right hand corner, as opposed to the entire right half of the screen. I probably wouldn't switch the commentary to the Yankees game either. If he did connect on a deep one, then I would blow it up to half screen. But still.. can we fucking relax? It can't possibly effect your college football viewing experience that much.

Thank you for your time.