The question is so broad. My answer is yes because I get informed of what I need to know
There coverage or bias towards other sports is a different question but If you need to know if anything happened with a sport today you can go to espn and wait for it to pop up on the bottom line because it will be there
Coverage? Time spent on other sports? There expert analysis? Etc I think that's a different question and for a different response
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I think most of the "anti-ESPN" arguments are ****ing stupid.
Like Ram4PrezMan said, they're a business. They can only do so much. I think they balance it greatly.
No they play the same show over and over. The coverage is unfair and boring.
It's all football and basketball. They only cover like 8 teams total and they cover no hockey or other sports like that.
Believe it or not, you can have a successful business (especially when you're the only game in town and have been for so long) without watering down your product, showing clear bias and catering to idiots.
People are going to watch ESPN regardless because they have so many contracts with the NBA, NCAA & MLB...I think most have issue with their original programming, which is typically the same stories recycled over and over and over again on half hour shows that are all the same (PTI, ATH, etc.) and then sensationalized to death on SportsCenter. Not everyone wants to hear about what Tim Tebow ate for lunch when there are actual highlights that can be shown.
Last edited by DamnGoat; 12-09-2012 at 11:28 PM.
ESPN really doesn't do it for me anymore.. way too biased towards certain teams/areas. If I want football coverage I watch NFL network, if I want baseball coverage I go to MLB network.
I do however like ESPN.com much more than their tv. Their website is much more in depth and you can get to the stuff that is important to you and just ignore all the crap. lol
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Yeah, it's annoying at times but it's definitely good.
Although one thing I've noticed lately is that they definitely have a bias towards stories and teams and games and players that will be on their channel(s) for sure.
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no.incredibly biased and pretty bad,whatever highlights thwy show are short just the dunk/hr/td,ect with the commentator chiming in with whatever crappy catch phase they reach for(i find most of their on air personalities are more concerned with that than anything else).if i'm looking for tv coverage i just go to the league channel(mlb/nfl/nba network),but if your looking for anything in depth than just get your info from the net
...i do like the 30 for 30 series though
Last edited by abe_froman; 12-10-2012 at 02:57 AM.
ESPN for the most part blows. i normally only watch the stuff thats suppsoed to be funny, not sports information related. like aorund the horn or the mayne event
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during baseball season they show 90% Basketball and Football...... so no
they do a good job, but not a great job. considering how big they are- well below how good they should be doing
no. They are horrible and worthless to watch if you are a fan of any team not in the northeast, Heat or Lakers.