You mean as a journalist, you're surprised that he's reporting facts?
6. . . cmon, man.
He's not a journalist, he's a sheit talker (like nearly every sports "journo"). It's the only profession where you can be continuously and absolutely wrong and still keep your job (Skip Bayless comes to mind immediately).
Unfortunately for me, I'm solo in IT (an MCSE, when it meant something).
When we get it wrong we loose our job, if we've haven't f'd it up enough to leave a company to fire us from...