ESPN Has The Coolest Calendar I've Ever Seen

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Everyone take notice...I'm not bashing ESPN in a post! I am praising them for a creation I haven't seen before, and it's pretty darn awesome. I give you "The 2007 Sport Event Calendar". Since ESPN carries every damn game on the face of the earth this could be the most useful thing they've ever done. Obviously the above picture is just a snippet so click the link below to see the whole shebang.

And yes, I'm aware that this is from 2007 and basically useless, but they'll come out with a 2008 edition and I'll pass that along as well. There is also one glaring omission from the calendar and if you "sect" of fans can point it get the gold star for the day!

The 2007 Sport Event Calendar (ESPN)

(P.S.- A tip for rookie bloggers...when you don't have anything to write about just head to and click around for 10 minutes. I hadn't been there in months, and I have about 14 posts to fill up this space. Huzzah!)

UPDATE: Apparently I'm blind as hell and didn't even see the 2008 Calendar right on the main page. Oh harm no foul. Thanks to Mike for pointing out the miscue. Oh and there's still no NHL on it.....

2008 Sport And Event Calendar (ESPN)


ESPN knows about ice rinks... they have figure skating on the calender. Apparently they don't know they are also used for NHL games. Or that there is an NHL.

They at least mention the NCAA college hockey championships which are aired on one of the ESPN channels so they do realize the sport exists.

Wedge said...
Nov 14, 2007, 12:02:00 PM  


Nov 14, 2007, 12:07:00 PM  

Epic Carnival has a decent one as well - just focusing on MLB/NFL/NBA/NHL/MLS.

I'd dig it up, but I'm pretty unmotivated today...

Anonymous said...
Nov 14, 2007, 12:10:00 PM  

If ESPN doesn't show a sport, that obviously means it doesn't exist.

Nov 14, 2007, 12:13:00 PM  

I think f a person is a fan of certain sports they know when the events are. Hey they tell you Daytona is in February but they dont show it on the monthly calendar as to what day it is what use is that?

Basically it's a sports reminder calendar for pink hats.

Steve said...
Nov 14, 2007, 12:19:00 PM  

Yeah I guess you're right Steve, and I linked the EC one awhile back, but that was for specific sports.

I guess if I was planning a week long vacation I'd take a look at this.

Nov 14, 2007, 12:24:00 PM  

that's great....i am glad we found out about it since 2007 is almost over.

Anonymous said...
Nov 14, 2007, 12:25:00 PM  

Seriously, the WNBA gets put on the calendar and the NHL doesn't? It really does seem as if ESPN is acting if "it doesn't happen on ESPN, it doesn't happen." I mean mentioning the NASCAR Busch Series starts in February (which is on ESPN2) yet not mentioning the Daytona 500 (which is on FOX). Hmmm. Furthermore they don't put the World Series on the baseball calendar (again on FOX) but they put the College World Series (on the ESPN family of networks.)

Michael said...
Nov 14, 2007, 12:52:00 PM  

Yeah thanks for not reading the entire post. I know 27 words are sometime hard to digest, but in case you missed it....

2nd Paragraph first sentence....

And yes, I'm aware that this is from 2007 and basically useless, but they'll come out with a 2008 edition and I'll pass that along as well.

Nov 14, 2007, 12:57:00 PM  

The 2008 calendar is posted. Not hard to find if you go to the homepage.

Still no NHL, but pretty slick.

Mike said...
Nov 14, 2007, 1:45:00 PM  

If you look at the calender, it is put together by ESPN's marketing department, that's what is... They probably use this as they encourage people to buy ads on the network, website and magazine. Now it would be nice if there was something like this for all of sports, just not ESPN sports.

Wedge said...
Nov 14, 2007, 1:51:00 PM  

I dont know if you've ever touched on this, but take a look at the opening montage (SP?) when sportscenter starts. they show the "champs" of NFL (peyton), NBA (Duncan), womens basketball (Tennessee),Nascar (?????) and baseball (Jeter, although he hasnt won since last millenium). no NHL there either. so much for being a "news" channel.

Christian said...
Nov 14, 2007, 10:33:00 PM  

this looks to be a calendar which highlights only the events that espn will be broadcasting. the most glaring omission is that of the Masters tournament in April. espn/augusta national announced earlier this year that it will take over early round coverage from USA. Don't see it on the worldwide leader's calendar

JP said...
Nov 15, 2007, 10:59:00 AM  

I don't praise it as much as you do because I realize that this is a creation of the ESPN Consumer Marketing Sales department, so it's more for the benefit of the advertisers than for us.

As for why the Masters is left out, no one can advertise on the Masters because Augusta National pre-selects a limited number of advertisers for a limited number of commercial breaks. There are also no local commercials for this event.

Desmond said...
Nov 15, 2007, 12:47:00 PM  

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