June 21, 2005

The future of ESPN?

You don't know who Mark Shapiro is, but you already hate him. He's the genius that decided that ESPN, instead of showing trivial things like hockey and baseball, needs to branch out into more original programming like Playmakers and Tilt.

Apparently, ESPN has several more TV Movies set to debut. Who in the name of God thinks this is a good idea? First of all, everything "original" that ESPN has come up with has been crap. Tilt may have been the single most boring show in the history of television, and I say that as someone who has seen more than one episode of Joey. Second, the genius of ESPN is that all day, every day, there will be sports on it. If not sports, then repeats of sports or guys talking about sports. This is WHY we watch ESPN. We don’t want anything else. ESPN is the most profitable cable channel on television. Why fuck it up?

Posted by Frinklin at June 21, 2005 10:23 PM

I thought Playmakers was damn good. And most reviews I read thought the same.

Posted by: Richard at June 21, 2005 10:53 PM
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