I almost posted this several days ago...
I am in total agreement with you INK. I will not be watching the ESPN coverage of the WSOP. Why?
BECUASE I ALREADY KNOW WHO WINS!
I love watching poker, and part of the fun is seeing some random dude win the tournament. Well, every day on ESPNEWS I see Norman Chad saying which pros got knocked out and who's doing well. While it's fine to update people on live sporting events, I would think they would know better than to give away part of the story that they would be telling for the next two months.
If people want to know who wins ahead of time, I'm sure the WSOP has its own site that people can go to. Most people aren't going to do that, and the chances of people finding out who won is going to be remote outside of hearing it on ESPN. But, by ESPN giving away the ending to the show before it begins, it is effectively ruined.
Good job in spelling the end of poker coverage as you know it, ESPN. You've lost one viewer, and I'm sure I'm not the only one...smell the lost dollars!