Cricket To Push Hockey Highlights Off Of SportsCenter Entirely

Monday, June 11, 2007

ESPN's been buying websites left and right of late, and the arbiters of cool have apparently purchased yet another site to provide you coverage of a sport you probably care nothing about.

Sure I like 3AM when I come home drunk and don't want to watch an old Real World Reunion show. Well the company that makes sure you know which sports are hot right now has acquired the premier Cricket info site....

"In another significant landmark in its evolution, Cricinfo has been acquired by ESPN, the global sports media powerhouse. The acquisition was announced by ESPN and the Wisden Group earlier this morning.

With this, Cricinfo joins a stable of top-drawer sports websites including, the US's premier online sports destination, and - the world's leading English-language football website."
So add Cricket to Mixed Martial Arts, Arena Football, Bowling, and NASCAR to the list of "Items you will see on Sports Center more than Hockey."

Global sports media house buys leading cricket site (Cricinfo)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:45 AM


So, uh, when do they try to buy Deadspin?

Jun 11, 2007, 12:58:00 PM  

The Sad part is, you are right, they will show cricket highlights and continue to ignore hockey.

Is it a coincidence that Hockeys ratings are at their worst after a decade of ESPN? How about the NBA's ratings decline after being on the 4-letter for a few years. Don't look now, but the NFL is getting worse too (to the point that they switched Monday Night football to ESPN). Listen I love the NFL, but i'm getting the weird feeling that overexposure is starting to kill it, and the main culprit is ESPN.

ESPN is to sports leagues what Isiah Thomas was to the CBA. I'm glad hockey is off the 4-letter, overexposure is a bad bad thing.

Gary Bettman can ruin his sport well enough, He doesn't need ESPN's help

Jibblescribbits said...
Jun 11, 2007, 1:32:00 PM  

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