There was a time when sleazy motels would advertise having ESPN on their cable systems to lure in anyone in need of a room. Advancements in technology among other things have since made ESPN obsolete. Here are three reasons why you never have to watch ESPN ever again.
Any information you could possibly need will be found on the Internet, sports or otherwise. While the news delivery from ESPN can be unique at times, you are at their mercy as to when you find out certain information. Going online to see sports scores is a lot more immediate than waiting for a broadcaster to tell you or the bottom of the screen to scroll to the score you wanted. Most of the big sports news stories break on places like Twitter now anyway so being active there will get you the facts first and without bias.
Sports Specific Networks
ESPN is the network that caters to the sports fans. Undeniable though is that they seem to care about basketball and football far more than they do other sports. Even more obnoxious at times, the four-letter network obsesses over specific players. In their opinion men like LeBron James and Tim Tebow are gods and can do no wrong. Now thankfully to sports specific networks like the MLB Network, the NFL Network, and others fans can avoid sitting through an hour of coverage based on one particular athlete.
Other than satellite radio, not much has changed in this medium. Local sports talk radio is for the most part the same as it has been. What has improved though is everything in the lives of these personalities and listeners. Availability of sports knowledge is the highest it has ever been thanks mostly to smartphones. Even the most ridiculous points a caller can bring up on a sports talk show often have some fact behind it even if what they want to do with this knowledge is a poor thought. Best of all these radio hosts do a lot of the work for you. Every bit of local news is broadcast and any of the important national information you should know also gets its time.
Fortunately for ESPN they do have some quality original programming. A shift toward more shows like 30 for 30 may be vital in order for the network to keep up with the fast growing sports world.