Thursday, July 17, 2008

Just Noticing...

Apparently ESPN now devotes about 5-10 minutes of an hour Sportscenter to highlights. The rest appears to be gimmicks to appeal to dumb people. Seriously, who likes these gimmicks like Titletown USA or Who's Now? And now they have some picture of the week that actual people vote on. Maybe I was young and naive but I actually remember ESPN being informative. Now, it has just become all Boo-Yahh all the time.

I could probably count on 1 hand the number of people I can stand on ESPN. Just on Baseball Tonight you have John Kruk, Eric Young, Chris Singleton, and Fernando Vina. It is almost as if they are actively trying to get the most annoying and least informative group ever. Then there is habitual stealing hack Jason Stark*, who adds nothing. If it were not for Peter Gammons, Buster Olney, and sometimes Tim Kurkjian there would be no reason to watch. Sometimes I feel like smashing my TV...the stupidity, it burns!

Seems like some millionaire could make a shitload of money by creating an alternative to ESPN. There are legions of dedicated sports fans desperate for something better than ESPN. And that bar is so low.

* My friend wrote a monthly article for ESPN Insider a few years ago. It involved stats and was very very good. On multiple occasions, Jason Stark's article on the free area just happened to replicate the same analysis.


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