ESPN heads towards the Dark Side
I read this story this morning, and it signals to me the end of ESPN.
Why? The article talks about having “less games”, and more original movies and series. That’s the exact path MTV started down ages ago, and now they’re completely irrelevant. Their name has nothing to do with their programming. If ESPN starts down that path, they will become something that SPORTS FANS won’t care about. And that’s who the network was created for. SPORTS FANS.
We don’t care about original programming, we don’t care about movies, we care about the SPORTS – and that is something that must be foremost up front. Like the M in MTV, the S in ESPN is about Sports. It’s not EMPN, it’s about the sports!
As Yoda said, “If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” Don’t do it ESPN. Don’t let the lure of cheap programming ratings ruin what is your reason for living. SPORTS.
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Oh, I agree completely. I don’t understand… what they are thinking? I’m sure those series cost a bunch to create – I’d rather watch some off-the wall game than another made-for-TV movie.
Maybe they like the fact they can re-run the stuff into the ground. Maybe it’s ego – the television folks don’t like admitting that it’s the athletes that people like, not the media.