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Engrossing dispatch or word dump?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=110329/Cricket
     
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    At least it's a legitimate sport, unlike some of the other events covered by the various ESPN platforms. But it does seem like an odd time to roll it out, with the Final Four and NBA regular-season home stretch upon us, plus MLB opening day tomorrow.

    I remember when I was in college, the Indian and Pakistani science and engineering majors used to engage in marathon cricket matches in one corner of the quad next to the library. It was fascinating to watch ...
     
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    How much you want to bet, by the strangest of coincidences, ESPN has a contract to broadcast cricket?
     
  4. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Don't have time to read the story yet, but cricket is amazing. It's everything baseball fans think their sport is (but isn't).
     
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I saw earlier this week, during the workday, their top-bar scoreboard was carrying cricket scores.
     
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    It's the World Cup.

    http://icc-cricket.yahoo.net/index.php
     
  7. jackofalltrades

    jackofalltrades New Member

    It's not an odd time, at all. The Cricket World Cup is going on and India was playing Pakistan -- I'd say that's the perfect time to roll it out.

    Besides, it's not like having this story means there is less MLB preview, NBA stretch drive or NCAA tourney coverage. That is the magic of the Interwebs!
     
  8. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Next Alma thread title: Fact or crap?
     
  9. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    ESPN owns the U.S. rights to the 2015 Cricket World Cup. There are occasional matches on ESPN3.
     
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Nice illustration.
     
  11. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    Alma: Yoda, or Charlie from Flowers for Algernon?
     
  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing by the reaction here that the general consensus is: Word dump.
     
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