Saturday, April 29, 2017

ESPN starts to fade

I was going to write about what's going on at ESPN, but my friend, the estimable Brad Carlson, is on the case. A taste:
Speaking for myself, I have a cable package which includes NFL Network, MLB Network, NBA TV and NHL Network. If I want to see highlights/analysis within a particular sport, any of those aforementioned channels fulfill that specific need. As such, I don't have to endure, say, NCAA Lacrosse highlights while awaiting footage of the latest Twins game. 
Bingo. It's very easy in 2017 to get the sports news you want, when you want it, rather than to sit through a mishmash of other things you don't care about. The witty banter of SportsCenter in its heyday is long past. The SJW crap is annoying, but it's hardly the most important reason for ESPN's problems. Brad has more at the link. You should hit that link and get what you want, when you want it.


R.A. Crankbait said...

Somewhere along the line, ESPN forgot that the "E" stands for "Entertainment".

Bike Bubba said...

I think what's going on is that broadcasters have been doing this to athletics and sports for a long time, and now what's happening is they're extending it to games like football and such. As far back as 1992, I remember them putting "special interest stories" ahead of the events, which is understandable sometimes, but infuriated me when I'd stayed up until 2am or so to watch the 10k in Barcelona.

(last year's race was done much better, it's not all downhill, IMO)