Originally Posted by Yachtzee
I think his point is that their idea of "Deportes" is to have someone with an accent talk about sports not necessarily related to Latin America, which to me seems a little patronizing. If I see a segment coming up called ESPN Deportes, I would expect it to be a discussion of what's going on the the Latin American sporting world, with or without accents. I would rather they talk about MLS or EPL on its own rather that trying to dress it up with some "Latin flava." I haven't seen it, but if it is as WilyMo describes, it seems to me like the "Deportes" idea is merely a marketing ploy, window dressing rather than any serious attempt to show interest in Latin American sports. When was the last time Sportscenter spent more than 5 seconds talking about Copa Libertadores?
You are exactly right in all of your points about what I was saying, Yacht.
Calling it patronizing--of both spanish-speaking people and english speaking people--is being very kind.
It's like ESPN is telling us: Soccer is for Mexicans living in the United States. Even if a soccer sporting event has NOTHING to do with spanish speaking people and/or countries, for instance, the one I saw this morning were highlights of Chelsea v. whatever English team they beat 4-nil in the Carling Cup...
If you're going to have an ESPN Deportes "moment," MAKE IT ABOUT SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES.