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Why I Love (and Hate) ESPN

By Eric Murtaugh On August - 11 - 2009


There is no doubt that ESPN is the most powerful network and media outlet in sports, and it is true that it has been this way for quite a long time. Other media companies such as FOX Sports, CNN/SI, and Yahoo! Sports have tried to surpass ESPN but have only succeeded in putting a small dent in the Worldwide Leader in Sports' popularity.
What follows is a list of things that I like about ESPN and also things that bother me. While many deride the network beaming from Bristol, Connecticut, there is no doubt that it has a sizable and dedicated following. I have tried to capture all that is good and bad about America's most popular sports channel.

Good: SportsCenter
The holy grail of sports highlight shows, SportsCenter is an addiction that is hard to kick. Of course, the show has its flaws, but ESPN has always done a good job of balancing solid reporting with entertainment.
What really makes the show is the talent they have in the anchor chair both past and present. Chris Berman, Dan Patrick, Linda Cohn, and Mike Tirico are some of ...

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