The blame game

Who's to blame for the XFL's dismal ratings? The media, says star announcer, former wrestler and Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

"Give yourselves a hand," he sarcastically told the National Press Club last week. "A lot of the media dislikes Vince McMahon with a passion."

He also said, "The media assumed it would be football players hitting each other with chairs. Then it was, 'Well, it's not the NFL; the talent isn't as good.' We never said we were going to be the NFL. This league is about players who want to play the game and continue to play the game because they love it."