WATCH: ESPN Can’t Make a Cheesesteak to Save Its Life
A Monday Night rivalry game in Philly deserves a good Philly cheesesteak. pic.twitter.com/PdugHRdWKc
— ESPN (@espn) October 21, 2017
Add ESPN to the long, long list of media organizations that just cannot get the cheesesteak — arguably, the world’s simplest sandwich — right.
In anticipation of tonight’s Monday Night Football game against our division rivals down I-95, ESPN tweeted out a 45-second Tasty-style video narrated by John Gruden — “A Taste of Monday Night” — which demonstrated how to make a classic cheesesteak. In the video, an onion was sliced — not diced — and mixed, yet again and again, with green peppers. (How and when did that ever become the nationwide standard?)
We’re throwing flags for the meat choice (thick-cut rib eye strips — fajita-style), the cheese (yellow American and provolone?), and the way they melt that cheese, too (why cover the mixture with a lid when you have a big, splayed-out hoagie roll that does the same trick?).
It’s all garbage. And the Twitter-verse agrees:
Boycott ESPN https://t.co/0d4I9h33US
— Mikey (@notacheesesteak) October 22, 2017
THATS NOT A CHEESESTEAK THIS IS A CHEESESTEAK! pic.twitter.com/XY0WEEp1Fq
— Ayman Al Zawahiri (@24thstreetM) October 21, 2017
— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) October 21, 2017
Is that a fucking wok??
— Mike Meech (@meechone) October 22, 2017
Fire everyone who was involved in this tweet.
— Sweets (@SweetsTweets67) October 21, 2017
congrats on the fajitas
— Lance Becker (@LaBeck81) October 21, 2017
People in Philly like…. pic.twitter.com/7cQljEUsqx
— Ron Sullivan (@RonSullivan215) October 21, 2017
— Martin Shnayder (@Marty_Shnayder) October 21, 2017
This is a hate crime
— Jay B (@jdbatts79) October 21, 2017
this looks like chinese food with cheese
— D (@sevlol) October 21, 2017