Unfortunately, most of the entire sports realm is filled with journalists and athletes who perpetuate liberal propaganda because it’s impossible for them to use their platform exclusively on the subject at hand.
Whenever the news or social media outlet they prescribe to give their so-called “hot takes” – somehow, they can’t help but squeeze every last drop of their liberal political and narrative bias into an industry that is exclusively intended to be a pure form of escapism.
But there is one conservative sports commentator that reads right through this liberal nonsense in the freshest awe-inspiring way that has his left-leaning colleagues hating him for dropping truth bombs on their obvious biases.
Meet conservative ESPN star Will Cain.
Will Cain is an unfiltered journalist who has a long track record of discussing politics before taking on his controversial role at ESPN.
Cain was a conservative political commentator on The Blaze for CNN and even appeared multiple times on HBO’s Real Time w/ Bill Maher. He went to University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. and subsequently sold multiple news magazine sites, which made him into a self-made multi-millionaire.
And then he went to work for ESPN. Clearly, sports is his passion.
Will Cain began his ESPN career in 2016 – approximately the beginning of the Trump-era – being a guest analyst on First Take and simultaneously the co-host of The Ryen Russillo Show.
But he’s the type of no BS star that doesn’t subscribe to any sort of hyperbole or fake outrage on issues like the anthem protests.
He’s the voice of reason – always – which is not only refreshing but probably why he landed his own show, The Will Cain Show, on ESPN radio and ESPN2 within the last year.
To call Cain’s meteoric rise at the predominantly liberally biased sports network unprecedented would be a massive understatement.
Cain’s following, affectionately known as “The Wilitia” – that’s a pun on militia for the record – has grown to extraordinary numbers in such little time that it’s pretty obvious his liberal counterparts at the network are jealous.
Will Cain is the black sheep of ESPN now.
At one point on his show, he was going to list his top five ESPN colleagues who he believes despises him because of his widely-known political ideologies. Before he could, his producers called in to him and prevented Cain from doing that in the next segment.
That was a massive disappointment because it would clue you in on those that hate conservatives so much that they want nothing to do with them.
An important note here is that First Take star Stephen A. Smith claims that he’s a friend of Fox News star Sean Hannity.
This is a total Team of Rivals sort of tactic that Smith took but the amount of condescension and disregard he has towards his guest co-host is thick. Smith calls him a “rookie” all the time and Cain is in his 40’s.
It’s no surprise that from a producer’s standpoint, Smith would want a wildly different perspective from his co-host, Max Kellerman.
Kellerman is an unapologetic anti-Trump liberal and has made it very clear that Trump’s administration is “not normal,” on many occasions.
Despite having his own show now, Cain still guest hosts or guest commentates on First Take.
The most ironic part of all this is that Cain hates the idea of infusing politics and sports together and mostly ignores any sentiment to do so but occasionally it’s forced on him to do so by his bosses.
The most ironic part of all this is that Cain hates the idea of infusing politics and sports together
Many of Cain’s colleagues unsurprisingly view him as a racist because he’s a conservative and those things seem to go hand-in-hand from a leftist’s perspective.
It’s flat out false.
Cain prides himself on being an individualist.
When he speaks about controversial issues surrounding football players accused of domestic assault, embattled former quarterback Colin Kaepernick or Serena Williams’ blowup during the US Open this year, he takes race completely out of the equation.
Cain genuinely doesn’t care what race, gender or creed is associated with the persons or group that he’s referencing.
Another thing that makes The Will Cain Show hilariously unique is that his staff is clearly the opposite of his politics.
Cain has three others on his production staff. They all ran Ryen Russillo’s show before Cain got his own show. Then they were all moved to Cain’s show.
Let’s just say it gets contentious from time to time. It’s occasionally awkward must-see television.
They are not on the same page with him politically and his sports takes – even if his homerism for his beloved Dallas Cowboys is completely over-the-top and irrational – are the most objective of anybody on ESPN.
Cain is as passionate as he is a master debater.
It’s almost laughable when Stephen A. Smith argues with him on First Take because he grows angrier and angrier when Cain speaks. This is a defense mechanism because he’s well aware that Cain runs circles around him in debate tactics and critical thinking.
Naturally this is the case because Cain has a degree in law.
Cain is a Texas-born country music-loving, pro-gun Christian and he’s unapologetic about it despite how all of his colleagues feel.
Again, outside of his diehard fandom borderline obsession of his “beloved” Dallas Cowboys, Cain might be one of the most unique sports commentators out there.