The sports channel ESPN had been on a long downward spiral thanks to its inclusion of politics into escapism, but perhaps a new day is dawning.

In 2017, the increasingly political ESPN was losing the equivalent of some 15,000 subscribers A DAY in the month of October. This was due to hosts like Jemele Hill who encouraged viewers to boycott the Dallas Cowboys over owner Jerry Jones instructing his players not to kneel during the national anthem.

But perhaps a change is coming over ESPN, as SportsCenter host, Scott Van Pelt essentially took a moment out of his show to tell people that being constantly offended isn’t helping anyone.

“This isn’t about snowflakes or being soft, it is about a gigantic problem we have not only allowed to happen in society but go out of our way to ensure gets worse,” said Van Pelt.

“People seem to have a real issue when they’re held accountable, or others are too harshly,” he continued. “We’re so concerned with whether or not someone’s had their feelings hurt that we lose sight of this fact. Life has a scoreboard. The world will be difficult, and we do nobody any favors when we coddle them to the point that they never hear criticism, or hear a harsh word, or have to face any adversity.

Van Pelt continued by noting that we can’t eliminate every bit of opposition our children come up against and that doing so accomplishes nothing for them.

“We’re so concerned with safe spaces and not saying mean things that when a coach gets on a player it’s seen by some of you as out of bounds, and that is insane to me,” said the SportsCenter host.

Van Pelt was referencing the recent controversy Michigan State’s head basketball coach Tom Izzo yelling at freshman player Aaron Henry, sometimes to the point of even needing to be restrained by other players.

Van Pelt explained that the people who weren’t offended by it included Michigan State, the players, and even Henry himself.

“But that doesn’t matter to people who don’t really want context. They just want to be mad and be offended,” said Van Pelt.

Van Pelt continued by saying people can be mad if they want, but Izzo is laughing at the end of the day, noting that his players have a rare loyalty to him and that players strive to be on his team since he takes many to the final four.

“Stop being offended by things that don’t concern you,” finished Van Pelt.

Izzo himself even launched after reporters who kept trying to make him answer for yelling at players who weren’t playing up to his standards.

“I get a kick out of you guys,” Izzo said. “Get after somebody because you’re trying to hold them accountable. I don’t know what kind of business you’re in, but I tell you what, if I was a head of a newspaper, and you didn’t do your job, you’d be held accountable.”

Van Pelt’s coverage of the Izzo controversy seemed to please sports fans, with one calling it the best thing ESPN aired in years.