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ESPN and the NFL, sitting in a tree

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moland Spring, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Moland Spring

    Moland Spring Member

    When the heck did ESPN start doing a two-hour special on the freaking release of the NFL schedule? Why would the network proclaim it a "new holiday," as the commercial I saw just did?
    Is ESPN having an affair with the NFL?
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    What, in fact, does the E in ESPN stand for?

    Entertainment. There you go.
  3. MonitorLizard

    MonitorLizard Member

    I'm bored, but not so bored that I'd be entertained by two hours of looking at the NFL schedule.
  4. Two hours on the release of the NFL schedule is supposed to be entertaining?
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    That was more in reference to the ads promoting a "new holiday."

    It just occured to me that, as a result of this being made a primetime TV show, the AP won't be releasing the sked until this evening. Typically, that's something you;d have in hand in the middle of the afternoon. From a desk standpoint, it sucks.
  6. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    I need two hours. I've been going through withdrawals since the Super Bowl ended.
  7. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I'm more interested in my work schedule than the NFL schedule.
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    It's been a long-term, mutually rewarding, financial windfall of an affair that will not end any time soon.
  9. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    ESPN is up the NBA's ass, so I guess you could say the NFL is an affair. Come on, guys... two hours for a release of the frickin' schedule? It's April.

    Now the way it looks across most of the upper Midwest, you'd think it were January.
  10. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Are you serious? What a joke? I hadn't heard about this.

    Sounds like more penance for "Playmakers."
  11. Sportsbruh

    Sportsbruh Member

    ESPN is a Fool!

    The NFL gave NBC the better games. LOL.

    Besides, I don't believe anything from ESPN, they have ONE SIDED views whereas the NFLNetwork tries to give two sides to developing stories.
  12. I won't go into the two-hour show aspect, but ESPN Senior VP/Executive Editor John Walsh has always placed emphasis on the NFL sked release.
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