Tuesday, April 03, 2007
"I think we (ESPN) see it as a growth sport. It has taken off the last 10-15 years," Wingo said from his Cleveland hotel. "And quite frankly, the numbers through the regional final are astounding. There is a real audience out there that wants to see this product, and it gets better and better every year."What sport is he talking about? Women's Basketball. (I call Shenanigans!)
Well however you feel about Women's Basketball the Championship is still tonight. And if you have access to any ESPN outlet....you can see/hear it.
The worldwide leader is blanketing the showdown between Tennessee and Rutgers across all of its networks. ESPN and ESPN2 will present high-definition versions of the game with commentary from separate teams of broadcasters. Its college outlet, ESPNU, also will have the game with smaller boxes superimposed onto the larger picture and featuring alternative angles. Also getting in on the fun: ESPNNews, ESPN360.com, ESPN International and ESPN Radio.What no ESPN Desportes?!?!?! Mierda! Seriously though...how much does money does ESPN waste for these things? I was watching their pregame last night and they had 11 people working a game they weren't even airing themselves (Katz, Vitale, Bilas, Digger, Gottlieb, Rece Davis, Hubert Davis, Rick Majerus, Steve Lavin, and a tall/lanky weird looking guy who wasn't Ed Werder).
And holy cow....two different sets of Announcers? Very innovative Leader. Mike Patrick and Dorris Burke are one team, so who is the other??? Well I'm not sure, but I'm hoping for Pam Ward in some capacity.
It's Time to be Real about Women's Basketball (Lion In Oil)
National Clean Out the Garage Night (SbB)