Longhorns76 wrote:I miss Buck Schowalter...he knew it all and did his job as a journalist very well.
TV nowadays isn't about good journalism but its about entertainment. If ESPN was a sports monopoly of TV then we would see what our diehards want to see. That is simply good analysis and stats. But with Fox Sports trying to compete with ESPN, ESPN feels that they have to cater to what Fox Sports tries to do, which is a funny and entertaining TV (sometimes). Sometimes espn does it and it works (for instance when John Clayton and Sean Salsbury banter back and forth) and sometimes it doesn't (like John Kruk and Harold Reynolds). ESPN doesn't have to go after the same exact market that Fox Sports goes after. Fox Sports should try to do what ESPN had been doing for years until sports talk became sports entertainment.
Good points. I would love to see a sports channel that catered to something other than general entertainment. There is obviously an entire group of ahrder fans of sports that do not need people like Kruk or Irvin to give them entertainment. To the real sports fans, these people are simply obsolete. Give me highlights and good, intelligent analysis and I'll watch. If I want to laugh Ill watch Comedy Central.
I hope someone in ESPNs hierarchy realizes this soon. Hiring guys like Kruk is a big mistake. Let the network channels bring new fans into the fold - if you are the channel for expert sports coverage, than be that.