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Does Disney/ABC own HBO?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by bigpern23, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    It seems like I'm seeing constant references to the Sopranos on the WWL this week, from bits on SportsCenter like "Who's going to have a tougher Sunday, LeBron or Tony?" to the section on the front page of ESPN.com titled "Sopranos." Even Buster Olney leads off with a Sopranos reference.

    Is ESPN cross-promoting here, or just capitalizing on a pop-culture phenomenon?

    I'm not trying to rip the WWL here (although I'm sure it will happen), but it just seems strange how much attention they're giving to a show about the mob that has absolutely no ties to sports.

    Then again, they did lead off SportsCenter with a news piece about Paris Hilton the other day (yes, an actual report ... nothing tongue-in-cheek, not a joke, just a report).
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    HBO is owned by Time-Warner.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    They knew the Rangers and Brewers were scheduled for Sunday Night Baseball, so they punted.
  4. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    That was really dumb to have a report on Paris, when the viewers tune in to get the sports news. Dumb asses.
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