Re: ESPN / ESPN Deportes Rant
Originally Posted by IslandRed
I think the fundamental misunderstanding here is that ESPN Deportes is not just someone's idea of how to get a Latina chick onto SportsCenter, it's an actual TV channel. It is not a channel to cover Latin American sports; it is a sports channel for Spanish-speaking people, which is not the same thing. The anchors have accents because they are ESPN Deportes anchors.
Now, you guys are 100% right about the marketing-ploy aspect. They don't need to have an ESPN Deportes segment to talk about soccer, but they want to, because they want the soccer-loving, Spanish-speaking population to know about the channel and start asking for it on their cable systems.
bingo. espn is not in the business of promoting the growth of soccer in the US. It's in the business of gaining viewers and selling advertising time.
Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun