Referred to with sarcastic rancor, the bitterness of a brutal divorce, Dan Patrick calls ESPN "the Mothership" and yesterday he said the Mothership wishes he were dead and the he would just go away. Why? In part, he said, because he represents creative freedom to the stable who currently work at ESPN.
Patrick made these remarks after Bob Ley, I believe, was denied permission to go on Patrick's show to talk about Ley's infamous "bulging disc" report that was bleeped on the Mothership.
With satisfaction, Dan Patrick said he is torturing ESPN: "I know I'm in their head."