Originally Posted by RFS62
Talk about going full circle.
ESPN started off filling time with Austrailian Rules Football and tractor pulls. They struggled to respectability, snagged MLB 5 nights a week, and captured quite an audience.
Now they're back to square one. Poker and eating contests. Moronic announcers and lame bits. I guess the least common denominator is their demographic, after all.
You know, I thought that too. There are (of course) baseball games going on all over the country, there are soccer games, WNBA games, rugby, cricket, whatever...a tremendous amount of sporting events they could choose to televise.
And yet we get the world Eating championships.
And Americans wonder why the world thinks we're pigs...