ESPN Needs To Abolish Repetitive News

Angelo CerilliCorrespondent IMay 10, 2009

Remember when you would go to ESPN for sports news?

Yeah, I'm starting to forget those times, as well. I have been telling ESPN for a few years to change their slogan to "If it's not one or two big things, it's not news."

On slow news days (which is everyday) you will hear them ramble and bring up news that is weeks old!

Don't even get me started about Bret Favre. Some days I wonder if it would be better if they changed their name from SportsCenter to the Bret Favre Network.

I would rather be hung by thumbs than watch a day of SportsCenter wherein they discuss Bret Favre perpetually, because then I will have learned more about sports by the end of the day.

Something I have noticed is that ESPN is trying to get more female experts. And what gets me is that they are using these new female workers to get the stories, especially with football.

How many times have you heard the phrase, "You get the sense that" on ESPN? Why can't they just make a statement? Do they really think they will lose that much credibility if they start sticking their necks out? That's part of journalism: you have to make statements with which not everyone will agree, but it will also get you credibility.

Where do they get their logic on what is important news in what is not? Since when is C.C. Sabathia's "rough start" more news worthy than Scott Richmond's 4-0 (4-1 now) start?

Watching ESPN, I can get most of Bret Farve's stats last season, but I can't get Joe Flacco's at all? Why don't we see more game access, and less attention to people who don't need it?

I would rather watch experts break down every baseball game that happened the day before than continually hear Bret Favre, Manny Ramirez, A-Rod, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankee updates.

I love watching things like NBA Countdown because they actually break down what each team is doing and why it is successful. I think that the Countdown should constitute more of ESPN.

ESPN is quickly turning into a sports version of E!

When I get more sports information from watching Around the Horn or Pardon the Interruption (only half hour shows) than I get from Sportscenter (an hour show), then something is wrong. Even though the former shows talk about Boston, Manny, and Farve, at least they move on!


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