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    ESPN is killing sports

    FOX Sports on MSN - COLLEGE FOOTBALL - The story ESPN doesn't want you to know

    I generally like Whitlock's stuff, and this is no exception.


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    Re: ESPN is killing sports

    I have almost completely stopped watching ESPN other than College Gameday, and even that is getting crappy.



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    Re: ESPN is killing sports

    I was just listening to him going on about this on the Jim Rome show and I couldn't stand it any longer. Not that I completely disagree with everything he says, but ESPN is not solely to blame. I'm not a ESPN apologist, but fox and cbs and every other sports media is just as much to blame.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    I was just listening to him going on about this on the Jim Rome show and I couldn't stand it any longer. Not that I completely disagree with everything he says, but ESPN is not solely to blame. I'm not a ESPN apologist, but fox and cbs and every other sports media is just as much to blame.
    I agree, but ESPN is clearly at the forefront of it. The other networks just mostly carry games. It's ESPN that does the 24/7 365 hype. Step back for a minute and imagine the world without ESPN for a minute (might be hard for anyone under 25 or so).


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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I agree, but ESPN is clearly at the forefront of it. The other networks just mostly carry games. It's ESPN that does the 24/7 365 hype. Step back for a minute and imagine the world without ESPN for a minute (might be hard for anyone under 25 or so).
    Can't the same be said about CNN, MSNBC, Fox News as far as the world, the stock market, etc are concerned?


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    that article is 11 and 10 years to late for us.

    good read.

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    want some cheese?

    He had some good points until he threw Fowler under the bus. He's a class act and a VERY good sports guy.


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    Re: ESPN is killing sports

    For a couple years in college, I would watch SportsCenter every morning. Eventually I figured out that I would never hear anything about an individual or team other than the Red Sox, Yankess, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Terrell Owens, the Patriots, or Tiger Woods.

    I only ever watch ESPN when certain games are televised, otherwise it's just a big waste of time.



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    Re: ESPN is killing sports

    Great article. I would also add that ESPN has demonstrated a lack of journalistic integrity when not reporting in-depth enough on the troubles at Penn State, the University of Iowa, the University of Washington (Jerramy Stevens), and the University of Southern California (Reggie Bush and family receiving $300,000). Instead, College Gameday is void of a soul. Instead of reporting the whole truth they have done nothing but positive stories on all of these programs with the exception of the University of Washington because they aren’t winning.



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    Sorry but without ESPN sports wouldn't be what they are today. And anyone who doesn't think that is just crazy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    I have almost completely stopped watching ESPN other than College Gameday, and even that is getting crappy.
    Yeah, CGD is becoming similar to the Olympics...a bunch of pre-packaged stories meant to make fans feel good. When they didn't even mention ISU during the story on the Parkersburg tornado, that was the last straw for me.


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    Sorry but without ESPN sports wouldn't be what they are today. And anyone who doesn't think that is just crazy.
    you are right... think much better the sports world could be in some areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    you are right... think much better the sports world could be in some areas.

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    Just think about how worse sports would be without it.



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    Re: ESPN is killing sports

    Making the LeBron story such a big deal when he can't even go to NY until 2010 as well as the Lawrence Tynes brother situation are 2 current stories they really should have just left alone. They are meaningless and not worth the attention they are getting.


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    I love everything about ESPN, where else can I watch sporting events EVERY night, last night I got Ball State vs Western Michigan football & UNC vs Oregon , KU vs Syracuse bball. I am 25 and I am glad I didnt have to live without it, I dont care if a Heisman winner might be overhyped. I got to watch Davis last night and realized he should not be a Heisman candidate.


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