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Help me with a reality check...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Killick, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Local fans, in a discussion online, are all butt-hurt because of ESPN's suggestion that the annual Cincinnati-Xavier basketball game should air on ESPNU or (as it is this year) ESPN2, rather than the mother ship. Fans: "That's disrespectful! It's one of the biggest rivalries in the country!"

    My take: Nobody, but nobody outside this area gives two dookies about the game.

    I'm too close to it to actually judge, having covered UC for a bunch of years (and attending the god-forsaken univ), so tell me...

    Does America-at-large even know about the "Crosstown Shootout" or give a shit?
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Where the fuck is Cincinnati?
  3. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    They have a basketball rivalry?
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    As long as the game is on an available station, why does this stuff matter? There was so much hue and cry a few years back about ESPN taking the bowls off network, but I defy you to find one person who cared that the Rose Bowl wasn't on ABC.
  5. sostartled

    sostartled Member

    I'm a sports fan, but not a college basketball (or NBA) fan and didn't have a clue. But if there's nothing else (big) on, throw it on ESPN instead of the 17th running of SportsCenter.
  6. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Thanks. The hyperbole is so thick here at ground zero, it's nice to get a little perspective.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I can't believe we live in a world where people parse which of its networks ESPN puts games on. We are, what? Still only two weeks removed from the great UConn-Women-On-ESPNU Controversy of 2010?
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Nobody in the country cares about your Skyline chili rivalry.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    No one gives a shit about this game in Richmond, and this city has an A-10 school.

    What games would bump it?
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Hell - wasn't the USC-UCLA football game on FSN this year? Hell - that used to follow Ohio State-Michigan every year on ABC. Times change.
    Unless you are Duke-NC, you should just be thankful someone with a camera shows up.
  11. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Hell, I prefer Gold Star anyway.
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Is there a difference between ESPN and ESPN2? I don't know of any cable system that doesn't have both in the same package. ESPNU is a bit different since not every company carries it in HD.
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