You are reading ESPN the Magazine. You like reading that magazine. They generally have interesting and well written articles. The topics are broader then what is available on many of the other conventional media sources and the they dive deeper into issues that are not based solely around the results of the latest game. You enjoy that view of sports.
While you are reading this article you come to the realization that it is written entirely in second person. That is an unconventional perspective for a written report, especially nonfiction. You never really see second person used in other forms of media. Novels, newspapers, sociological nonfiction, and radio do not use second person. It is really only written sports commentary in which it appears. You realize you don't really like second person. It doesn't add anything to the reporting, and the strange phrasing distracts from some of the points.
You wonder why they insist on using this style. Does one of the editors of the Magazine just really love second person? Was the author trying to show off his technical proficiency? You hope you this doesn't become a bigger trend. You could not stand having to read lots of different pieces written this way.
You think to yourself that hopefully it is just this one authors signature style. Something he uses to try and get people to remember him. You hope once ESPN the Magazine realizes how annoying it is to read something written in second person they will have a talking to with the author. They will convince him to go back to first person or switch to third person. You think that if the author insists on writing in second person he should really just quit writing magazine articles and start written screen plays.
You really do not like the use of second person perspective.