Saturday, August 26, 2006

Different Year, Same Hype From A Mickey Mouse Network

Disney-owned ESPN just ran their Gameday Preview for the 2006 season, and if you've followed the the network over the last decade or so, it wasn't much of a surprise. Lots of hype for the usual media darlings, all but one of which (Notre Dame) just happen to be in conferences televised by ESPN corporate parent ABC. Teams from the SEC, which has a contract with broadcast rival CBS, were barely mentioned, as usual.

Same old, same old from ESPN, and I can't really say I blame them for it--after all, why give your competition free advertising? Still, it's too bad they can't bring themselves to admit that snubbing non-ABC conferences is de facto corporate policy if you work for the Mouse.

1 comment:

B.D. said...

Great blog. Best of luck.

Being a Notre Dame grad I welcome any discussion of Irish Football. I think being independent of any conference affiliation is something that could give more teams truly objective consideration for bowl games, awards, etc.