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30 for 30, E:60 and sometimes Outside the Lines. I generally don't watch anything else, other than live sports and the occasional 15 minutes of GameDay.
ESPN has no swagger. I'd be curious to know how many teens to 25 year olds watch the network aside from games. Honestly, if I'm a younger person I'd be embarrassed to see these tools trying so desperately to seem hip and cool.
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I'm sure they make great points, but I can't stand hearing about that guy anymore. He's a damn backup QB on a 3-6 team. I'm sure he's a great guy, but the hype machine is ridiculous. I just want him to retire, move to the Phillipines, or save the rainforest, and never be heard from again. Every time I hear his name, I want to do something evil.
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If it wasn't for live college football, college basketball, Gameday, 30 for 30 and Monday Night Football, I'd never watch ESPN.
If it wasn't for SEC Football, NFL Football and college basketball, I'd never watch CBS... CBS has all that though so...
Anna Kournakova ... then Michelle Wie ... and now Tim Tebow.
ESPN loves to obsess over irrelevant sports figures.
Go Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Pioneers.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand
It's definitely painful. It's also unbelievable how many young people actually like Skip and Screamin' A.
Except he's a starting point guard for a likely playoff team in the West. And that one week he had with the Knicks was amazing. Not even really close to the same thing, IMO.
Wait. What? I was reading today's Heat Index.
The same people that watch American Idol and the other crappy reality TV shows are the types that ESPN goes for. They are the uneducated followers of our society. ESPN is just feeding the morons of our society. They aren't after people that are dedicated fans of MSU. They couldn't care less about MSU. We are not their target market.
MSU gets elite-level treatment in basketball. I mean how many days was there wall-to-wall Izzo coverage when he was considering going to Cleveland?
That was because of LBJ. If Izzo was debating whether to coach the Kings, no one woulda given a shit.
ESPN = Excellent Self Promoting Network
ESPN employs Rob Parker. That's about all that really needs to be said
You could write this article about any major network these days.
Don't post poop!
These stories don't surprise me. ESPN is sensationalism at its finest. Sites like Deadspin and Awful Announcing keep tabs on them. And it's sad really (from a writer's standpoint) because ESPN does have some really good journalists.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
They need to break a Pete Rose-level story.
Get a brain Moran
Hasn't Dan Wentzel/Yahoo Sports busted open a few, such as Tressel's tOSU mis-deeds?
One thing not mentioned in the Deadspin piece was how ESPN has been stealing other reports, such as Wentzel, Jay Glazer, etc., and just using "sources" say. When a story does break, ESPN likes to steal other reporters' and/or news organizations' hard work.
You're over-complicating it. Just sayin'
that was a really long and boring article.
Yahoo Sports isn't on TV though. A sports network on TV needs to break big stories like that.
They interviewed Tebow on the first hour of the Today Show this morning. What a slow news day. This made me think: does ESPN create the type of hype that gets him on the first hour of the Today Show, or is that level of hype/interest occurring naturally? The chicken or the egg? If it's the former, ESPN has a ton of power.
Disclaimer: Today Show has its own issues at times with journalistic integrity, like when they have a segment that just fluffs their own show/personalities, or when they have Tim Tebow on in the first hour.
So is the point of the article that ESPN is an entertainment machine masquerading as a purveyor of fine journalism? Hence, when they spew non-stop Tebow nonsense, the guardians of "true journalism" are upset?
Whatever. ESPN wants ratings, and apparently Tebow delivers. I distinctly recall quitting ESPN when it was non-stop Farve. Just call it "The Farve Network".
I will say that ESPN's contrived debates literally make me cringe. It's so bad. These guys, all suited up in their Armani's, pretending to take a stand - or a "take". Talking trash. Blah-blah-blah. Unwatchable.
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