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My ESPN question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Moderator1, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Paging IJAG.
  2. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    So ESPN = youth/community sports journalism?
    That's even worse than Stuart Scott's NBA Def Poetry Slam.
  3. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Here's your ESPN schedule:

    Winter (colleges): DukESPN, and ACCSPN. Also, NBASPN.
    Spring and summer: YankeESPN and Red SoxPN. Some Barry BondSPN as well.
    Fall: EaglESPN (all things Donovan McNabb) and Terrell OwenSPN.
  4. PEteacher

    PEteacher Member

    Well, they haven't (yet) devoted a show purely for youth sports. But, a month back, when they interviewed the shy high school centerfielder who made a great diving catch in the state finals game, that was just plain stupid. And they made it the #1 play of the day. Any major league centerfielder would have been under that ball, waiting for it to come down.
  5. suburbanite

    suburbanite Active Member

    Can't argue with any of this.
  6. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    most of the phone interviews they do are just brutal. i saw the baseball tonight crew interview the kid who got a hit off clemens in clemens' first game in class A (or maybe the opposing pitcher? i don't know) and it was unbearable. there's no reason to do a phone interview on sportscenter, baseball tonight or any other show.
  7. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    Maybe so, but it was still an unbelievable catch in the biggest game of the kid's life.
  8. PEteacher

    PEteacher Member

    The most unbelievable play in the biggest game of my life was when I guessed the right vowel that sparked my teammate to correctly say the winning phrase during the fifth week and a weekly series of lunchtime boy-vs-girls first grade Hangman. Put me on SportsCenter's top plays and phone interview me live on primetime.
  9. Almost_Famous

    Almost_Famous Active Member

    It's ESPNews or nothing for me. That and PTI.

    But this isn't a terrible idea .. it's just like citizen journalism. You do something exciting in sports, and next thing you know, it's on sportscenter.

    So next time Johnny scores the game-winner, you can be damn sure the first words from his mouth, before, 'we win!' are, 'we have to send that to sportscenter!'
  10. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    I'm sure this was borne of the attention surrounding the mentally challenged 3-point bomber. Expect a deluge of more of the same until it skews the wrong way with the focus group.
  11. Hoo

    Hoo Active Member

    Yeah, and? Who cares?
  12. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    It's more like 45 minutes NBA, 10 minutes of college, five miscellaneous sports (read: everything else going on during the day). ;)

    Note to ESPN: Not everyone loves the NBA, and just because you have a contract to cover the sport doesn't mean you have to blanket SportsCenter with NBA highlights. That's what you've got NBA Fastbreak for, right?
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