Why ESPN is Failing

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  1. Macloney

    Macloney Active Member

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    We were getting our scores from CNN Headline News at :50 after the hour. Van Earl Wright was the man!
     
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  2. Macloney

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    Civil Rights are a Liberal position?
     
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  3. MeanDean

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    I think the point is - it ain't sports. There are heap many places to go for that if you want it. Most people tuning into ESPN aren't tuning in for that.
     
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  4. Macloney

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    I can see that, but sometimes certain stories that are sports related are bigger news than scores. A great example of this was the National Anthem story last year. Not a game highlight, but news for sure.

    The actual problem is that these racial issues are turned political by the intolerant less Liberal among us. Obama could have come on ESPN and said that the sky was blue and a group of people would have hated it.
     
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  5. jdoggivjc

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    Not to mention every other segment on TWC seems to be about climate change. Yes, climate change is happening. Maybe humans are contributing to it, maybe they aren't. But I didn't turn the channel to TWC to hear today's lecture about climate change, I came to get the weather. And, as the post I quoted said, I already have 2-3 apps and several websites I can turn to where I can get LOCAL weather instantly.
     
  6. CyGuy5

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    I used to love sports center, but they really have very little baseball, NHL, and NASCAR content. In addition to this, ESPN is way too political. All I want is to simply see sports highlights and they attempt to add politics into it.
     
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  7. jbhtexas

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

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    Except for times like during the last presidential election, when the "tolerant" more Liberal among us turn these racial issues political...
     
  8. jdoggivjc

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    I understand the frustration about ESPN and its pushing of political views. It's the same frustration many members of this site have with the large number of political threads visible on the front page, especially if they are unable to block the political threads. People are turning in for sports coverage, not political lectures.
     
  9. jkclone

    jkclone Well-Known Member

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    For like the thousandth time you can opt out of politics.
     
  10. SNEDDS3

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    Only time I watch anything after a game is if i fall alseep.
     
  11. SNEDDS3

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    Quoting my own post...i will wake up at some point and be annoyed by something. OFF goes the internet!

    Weird as some peeps cant do that.
     
  12. Clonefan32

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    Tuned in this morning to see Tim Legler, who made a whopping .8 3-point FG/game over his career, breaking down what is wrong with Steph Curry's shot.
     
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  13. Judoka

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    Didn't expect this to turn in to a cave thread...
     
  14. ruxCYtable

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    Headline News. There's another channel I used to love that has gone to ****. If I wasn't watching ESPN, I had Headline News running in the background while I did other stuff around the house. I loved their format.
     
  15. KnappShack

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    This had cave written all over it.

    Somehow ESPN is seen as a liberal rag in certain circles.

    Everything has a political tone now. Coffee you drink, car you drive, music you listen to, sports outlet, etc.....all somehow make a political statement now
     
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  16. Doc

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    Yeah, I think a lot of it is that. Sports are an escape for people, and right or wrong, even liberals like myself want an escape from the culture wars sometimes.
     
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  17. IowaState1173

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    Its more like people don't go to the dentist to get a lecture on politics. People look to sports as an escape from politics and real world problems. That's why when ESPN incorporates political opinion in their shows more frequently it turns people away.
     
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  18. Clark

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    You don't understand. It would make sense if your dentist talked politics and you didn't like it, to go find another dentist. It would not make sense for you to no longer see any dentists.

    So to try to put it more clearly, if viewers were turned off by the politics, they'd switch to fox sports or another competitor, they wouldn't just drop their entire cable package (which would not only make them drop ESPN but all their other channels as well).
     
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  19. jdoggivjc

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    Just like you can opt out of ESPN.
     
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  20. Die4Cy

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    One reason I use Cyclone Fanatic more than I did probably 6-12 months ago is because they make it possible to leave the political BS and infighting out of my feed.

    Everybody has political ideas, but I don't come here to read them. So its nice I pretty much never have to.

    I would consume many other forms of media if they followed that basic idea, but they are increasingly hard to find.
     

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