I miss crazy European road races in those little cars.
But I also miss the days when phones weren't everywhere I look.
I miss the days when most of the mainstream sports were on the non cable networks and ESPN covered a lot of the off the beaten path sports that you don't see in America that much. ESPN back then was somewhat exotic because they were covering things I wasn't normally exposed to then and I watched a lot of it for those reasons. Now they don't show soccer that much, or hockey at all, and Aussie rules football and rugby don't even exist anymore as far as they're concerned. There has been more of a recent trend to put mainstream sports on cable and then the cable channels don't have any room for the other interesting sports I used to enjoy watching. It's a shame.
I have Fox Sports Southwest through my cable company. They have a nightly show called "FSN The Final Score". I think the other Fox Sports channels have the same thing. I prefer it much more than Sportscenter now although it is quite a bit like ESPNEWS in it's pacing but the style is much more to my liking.
Where I am, it costs 12 Euro to see a movie at the movie theater. Thank goodness for BitTorrent.
Things that annoy me right now on ESPN:
You expect me to watch a Battle of the Bands on Baseball Tonight? You really thought I would? Really?
Can I see the baseball highlights? Please? Sigh.
Classic post by Crash Davis. Says it all.
Thanks for posting that, MWM.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
I'm really tired of the overwhelming amount of NFL coverage. Do I really need a half-hour show every day devoted to a sport that won't start for four months? Also, the idea of watching the NFL Draft is a complete and utter farce, let alone devoting seemingly hundreds of hours to covering it. Somehow, ESPN and the NFL turned a nothing event into "Must-See-TV". Do I really care who the Seahawks take in the third round, or even the first round? Sorry, but it is a complete waste of time.
The other thing to think about is this. Those dumb Studio shows like Cold Pizza and Around the Horn are like any reality show. They are cheap and easy to make. It's almost like printing money. So we will continue to see more shows like that and less competition.
Variatio delectat - Cicero