ESPN Readers Have Their Priorities In Order

Monday, February 19, 2007

It amazed me that I didn't spend one second this weekend over at ESPN.com (I may be weening myself from it finally), so I decided to head over there today from some Post ASG coverage. I was mainly interesting in checking out True Hoop's first post on the site, to see if Simmons' announcing article was up yet (it's not), and to read the comments from the Michael Irvin Story.

Well I noticed one of those stupid SportsNation Polls in the bottom corner with the following question: What was the most exciting sporting event over the weekend?

Your Choices:

The Daytona 500- Not a chance in hell. I'm already sick of NASCAR on ESPN.....it was on the front page today when went to the site.
The NBA All-Star Game- Nope. Pretty damn boring....read the live-blog if you don't believe me.
The Dunk Contest- Nah....Good but not great.
The Nissan Open- I won't even dignify that with a response.
The Barkley-Dick Bavetta Race- But of course! You knew I was checking this one.

So what are the results?



If you can't read that......that's 37% for Barkley Bavetta. 1% higher than the Daytona 500 (Green=Barkely Race, Yellow=500). I'm thinking to myself.....way to go ESPNers! Way not to fall into the NASCAR trap. And then I saw this on the Michael Irvin article........



First......my site's mentioned on ESPN.com, which gives me all sorts of different emotions. Second.....How the hell would they let that comment even stay up on the site after some of the things I've said about their announcers? As of current check it's still on there. Oh well.....way to go AA'ers.

Within the past few weeks I've gone to under #20,000 on Technorati, I've sold 10 Free Harold! Shirts, been on Sports Bloggers Live, had the most watched sports video watched on You Tube. And now people are mentioning AA on ESPN.com? Crazy, crazy stuff. Thanks to all of you for making this a hell of a month.

Enough of the ass-kissing.....back to your regularly scheduled loathing.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:26 AM

7 Comments:

I watched the entire Daytona 500.

I've decided that NASCAR is the same as soccer, in that you can turn it on and accomplish other things while it's going on (work, reading, cleaning, downloading woman-on-horse porn, etc.)

They're good "background sports" so you only have to pay attention to the goals and ten car pile-ups.

I'm not even a big NASCAR fan (even though I grew up within 45 minutes of the Pocono track), but gambling on it helps. That's your free advice for today, I suppose.

Feb 19, 2007, 12:41:00 PM  

That is A FANTASTIC oberservation...I'm proud that we still find a footrace between a fat man and a 67-year-old ref more entertaining than NASCAR

Marco said...
Feb 19, 2007, 1:01:00 PM  

RUTS is pretty dead on, except I actually watch soccer games.

Hey, publicity's a good thing in this case.

Signal to Noise said...
Feb 19, 2007, 1:19:00 PM  

Simmons article is up on ESPN.com in the the new issue of the Magazine, but I don't know why it hasn't been put on Page 2 yet. You probably weren't dumb enough to pay for insider like me, but if you were you can read it there.

Feb 19, 2007, 1:37:00 PM  

Under 20,000? And I thought 140,000 was good. To each his own, I suppose :-)

Seriously, good to see you finding some success here. Anyone who puts this much effort into blogging (or anything, for that matter) deserves recognition. Kudos.

I thought the NBA All-Star Game was great background noise. It was on for the entire second half, but I can't remember one thing that happened.

Feb 19, 2007, 3:46:00 PM  

Mr Famous

Chris said...
Feb 19, 2007, 4:54:00 PM  

oh you guys think you're so hot with your under 1,000,000 Technorati rating

Sam T said...
Feb 19, 2007, 5:55:00 PM  

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