I've been talking about the Michael Irvin incident for a while now, but it seems only yesterday did the general masses discover it. Of course, anyone that reads profootballtalk.com regularly (like I do) has known about it for over a week. But what really irritates me about this whole thing is ESPN - not only how they have acted (or failed to act) but their hypocrisy and complete lack of journalistic integrity. Nobody (and I mean nobody) makes a bigger deal out of such controversial statements than ESPN does - unless it involves one of their own. That's why ESPN does everything they can to sweep such things under the rug. When Steve Lyons gets fired by Fox, it is a big story on ESPN. But when ESPN fires Hal Reynolds or Jason Whitlock, nary a word is whispered about it anywhere on all of ESPN's media outlets.