I Hate ESPN | The Boneyard

I Hate ESPN

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Nov 20, 2011
Messages
107
Reaction Score
102
I don't have ESPN U. It was bad enough I missed our team play Stanford. Now I'll miss another game that I really wanted to see which is Kentucky vs Notre Dame.

And I refuse to call or write my cable company since that would be doing exactly what ESPN wants me to do. How many people actually watch the Timbersports Series which is what they are now showing on ESPN 2? I don't watch a ton of wcb games, but the few I've wanted to watch have been on ESPN U rather than than ESPN or ESPN 2. The TENN Rutgers game became a hue bore and I ended up turning it off after 10 minutes. Oh well. Guess I'll catch up on some reading.

I think the folks at ESPN are doing more harm than good. I've found my interest starting to wane and I don't see how they'll ever attract new fans.
 
Joined
Nov 20, 2011
Messages
107
Reaction Score
102
After bashing ESPN, I guess I should also thank them for having enough sense to put tonight's game on ESPN and not ESPN U. lol
 

ThisJustIn

Queen of Queens
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
3,802
Reaction Score
4,370
How many people actually watch the Timbersports Series which is what they are now showing on ESPN 2? .

More than watch women's basketball?

Don't write ESPN. It's sorta like not wanting to purchase an online subscription to papers to read their coverage of wbball. You get what you don't pay for/activate for.
 

alexrgct

RIP, Alex
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
10,096
Reaction Score
7,842
I think they're a pretty damn successful connecticut company who have had the presence of mind to extend their brand by having lots of different channels. The marginal cost to my DirecTV bill is more than paid for by getting to watch a veritable smorgasbord of sports programming. Thank God for ESPN. They're the only entity that has ever sunk significant money into WBB.
 

speedoo

Big Apple Big Dog
Joined
Sep 5, 2011
Messages
2,995
Reaction Score
674
I don't have ESPN U. It was bad enough I missed our team play Stanford. Now I'll miss another game that I really wanted to see which is Kentucky vs Notre Dame.

And I refuse to call or write my cable company since that would be doing exactly what ESPN wants me to do. How many people actually watch the Timbersports Series which is what they are now showing on ESPN 2? I don't watch a ton of wcb games, but the few I've wanted to watch have been on ESPN U rather than than ESPN or ESPN 2. The TENN Rutgers game became a hue bore and I ended up turning it off after 10 minutes. Oh well. Guess I'll catch up on some reading.

I think the folks at ESPN are doing more harm than good. I've found my interest starting to wane and I don't see how they'll ever attract new fans.
Are you sure your cable company does not provide an optional sport package that includes ESPNU?
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
984
Reaction Score
150
I think they're a pretty damn successful connecticut company who have had the presence of mind to extend their brand by having lots of different channels. The marginal cost to my DirecTV bill is more than paid for by getting to watch a veritable smorgasbord of sports programming. Thank God for ESPN. They're the only entity that has ever sunk significant money into WBB.
I agree, Alex. And how is ESPNU supposed to grow if they don't offer games that people want to watch? ESPN is a business, and a business tries to turn a profit. More good games=more subscribers. More subscribers=more profit.I remember when they used to put things on ESPN2, which I didn't get at the time, but harrassed the cable company till they put it on. Every channel costs the cable company money, which is why there are various packages. When ESPN2 grew to be pretty common on cable lineups, it gives ESPN the money to expand to things like ESPNU. Like Alex, I thank God for ESPN.
And Hoopfan, you are very lucky that they DIDN'T put tonight's game on ESPNU. And as Speedoo suggested above, see if there isn't a sports package that has it. Last year, I signed up for it and got ESPNU, CBSSB, and a bunch of other stations for a very reasonable cost. Now I have DirectTV, and so far I can't find CBSSN. but there are so many durned channels, (including ESPNU) it is probably there someplace.
 

vtcwbuff

Civil War Buff
Joined
Sep 1, 2011
Messages
4,146
Reaction Score
4,746
More than watch women's basketball?

Don't write ESPN. It's sorta like not wanting to purchase an online subscription to papers to read their coverage of wbball. You get what you don't pay for/activate for.

Possibly not, but it's likely there are more in that demographic that advertisers love.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
45
Reaction Score
8
I agree, Alex. And how is ESPNU supposed to grow if they don't offer games that people want to watch? ESPN is a business, and a business tries to turn a profit. More good games=more subscribers. More subscribers=more profit.I remember when they used to put things on ESPN2, which I didn't get at the time, but harrassed the cable company till they put it on. Every channel costs the cable company money, which is why there are various packages. When ESPN2 grew to be pretty common on cable lineups, it gives ESPN the money to expand to things like ESPNU. Like Alex, I thank God for ESPN.
And Hoopfan, you are very lucky that they DIDN'T put tonight's game on ESPNU. And as Speedoo suggested above, see if there isn't a sports package that has it. Last year, I signed up for it and got ESPNU, CBSSB, and a bunch of other stations for a very reasonable cost. Now I have DirectTV, and so far I can't find CBSSN. but there are so many durned channels, (including ESPNU) it is probably there someplace.
Dairyair...try 613!
 

CamrnCrz1974

Good Guy for a Dookie
Joined
Aug 29, 2011
Messages
1,918
Reaction Score
5,331
Games are not free. They cost money to televise, and these costs increase each year.
 
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
984
Reaction Score
150
Thanks, H2O! You were right. I hadn't ventured that high up yet.
 

grizz36

Misabe Mukwa
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
369
Reaction Score
226
Games are not free. They cost money to televise, and these costs increase each year.

So what are they doing with the advertising money they make with 3 minute timeouts every 10 minutes?????
 

zls44

Your #icebus Tour Director
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
8,501
Reaction Score
11,008
So what are they doing with the advertising money they make with 3 minute timeouts every 10 minutes?????

Paying the bills.
 

CamrnCrz1974

Good Guy for a Dookie
Joined
Aug 29, 2011
Messages
1,918
Reaction Score
5,331
Women's basketball advertising does not bring in nearly the same amount of revenue as its male counterpart.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Online statistics

Members online
164
Guests online
720
Total visitors
884

Forum statistics

Threads
168,855
Messages
4,150,633
Members
9,050
Latest member
bucketsonP


Top Bottom