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  1. Fixit

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    It was so bad before the SB that I couldn't bear to watch it after, so I avoided the network and ESPN.com. I haven't watched or clicked on it since, and now, with a clear head, I realize how useless both have become. I can get my highlights elsewhere and with less "INSERT CLEVER CATCHPHRASE HERE!!!" or completely biased or inaccurate "reporting."

    The only allowances I'll make are for Monday Night Football and for anytime the Sox are on. But SportsCenter in particular is dead to me.

    From a guy who used to watch it every morning, I feel like I've been paroled.

    P.S. SI is dead to me, as well, and I won't be renewing my subscription. Oh, and FoxSports, Yahoo! Sports, AOL Sports...I feel like a new man.
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    I dont know how you do it. What sports media do you follow now? You must live in NE. All I get here is either ESPN or Comcast SN Philly. I would watch NFLN if I had it. I just like watching sports related TV.. when they get annoying I just turn it.
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    I live in NY. I'll still watch NFL network, but I haven't in over a month. If I want to see highlights, I can just go to a league page. If I want free agent movement or any other relevant news, I just come here. :D
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    I stopped watching ESPN about a month before the Super Bowl. It had gotten unbearable before that point, but I stuck it out until I just couldn't take it anymore.

    It's a **** channel and I feel badly for people who say they have to watch it.

    I'll probably avoid it completely during the next football season. NFL.com puts up enough highlights for me.

    I've noticed that you really don't miss anything by not watching it. All the breaking news shows up here first, anyway.
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    Yep, same here. I completely gave up ESPN the week before the superbowl, with all the spygate S*** they had on. Haven't looked back. Used to be a junkie, too.

    Don't miss it a bit. I get all my news/info on the web now, from sources and places that I know and trust, and I don't have to listed to idiot former players with zero journalistic integrity scream at me anymore.

    Very liberating, everyone should give it a try.
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    I occasionally watch Sportscenter in the mornings before class/work, but that's all I can stand now. Around the Horn is utter rubbish. It might be the stupidest program on television.

    PTI has lost any edge it had and is pretty awful now, too. Tony Kornheiser raises his voice for no reason when talking about the various players he has man-crushes on, everybody is either a "knucklehead" or somebody's "boy," and anytime a situation arises where an athlete from Chicago, plays for Chicago, is black and not TO, or Michael Wilbon has passed by in an arena hallway, Kornheiser hesitantly brings up the topic, Wilbon scrunches his face and looks up to God (almost like he's asking forgiveness), and then lobs some softball criticism before reiterating how much he loves the guy and how he's glad they've been "boys" for so long.

    Most everything else is trash on the network, too. Anybody with any potential soon becomes a caricature of themselves a la Chris Berman. I do enjoy the Women's Billiards from time-to-time and ESPNNEWS for scores though.
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    I can't give it up because it is my best way to catch Celtic highlights and I am a huge UNC basketball fan. ESPN embraces UNC, though...which makes it easier. I enjoy PTI and Around the Horn and sometimes the Sports Reporters. TIVO is the only thing that keeps me watching them, though. How many people can actually get home in time to watch PTI?!
    I don't like to see any football news from ESPN anymore because the astute members of this forum have elucidated the overall inaccuracies and bias in their anti-Patriots reporting.
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    I haven't watched ESPN for one second since the superbowl. Have not logged in, and will let my ESPN Insider go away when it is renewal time.

    I used to record a long series of afternoon shows - First &10, NFL Live, Rome, ATH, PTI, SC, and then with dinner fast forward and watch the good parts.

    I also have not watched the Tanguay-Dickerson show, either.

    I log in here, and at NFL.COm and PATRIOTS.COM, and I read Reiss's blog.

    I don't feel I'm lacking anything, and the time I used to spend waching TV has been put to good use.

    I haven't watched NFLN since the SB either, but I kept it as I will watch the draft on it rather than ESPN.
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    the only time i ever watch espn is when there is a sports event i want to see and that's with it muted. they are useless. thank god i figured that out a long time ago.
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    You ain't kidding. I've been writing my ass off since the SB. I've banged out several short stories, finished my novel, and even got published in a start-up ezine. So I guess I owe the jackoffs at ESPN a credit in my acknowledgments. :cool:
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    Sometimes I check out PTI but mainly nothing on espn. I do chk espn news once in a while for the ticker.
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    yup, a while ago
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    What is this ESPN thing that you speak of? Never heard of them. :bricks:
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    I've given it up too. It's brutal. I only tune in to watch a good college hoops or NBA game. All their shows, Sportscenter, and other stuff I completely avoid and have no use for. It is BRUTAL.
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    I haven't tuned in to their discussion shows since the week before the SB when the renewed Spygate feeding frenzy was in full froth.
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    No, I haven't. That being said, I rarely watch Sportscenter or NFL Live, etc. Most of my interaction with ESPN is on their website. I understand all the anti-ESPN vitriol, but for my money there is no other place I can get all the info I need on the teams I follow quickly and easily. Besides, I very much enjoy their baseball coverage, and I also play fantasy sports there.

    So no, and I think people tend to go a little overboard in their ESPN bashing. If it wasn't around, I promise you that most of you would miss it.
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    I thought I would, but nope. It's on its way to becoming obsolete. Stupid Web!!!
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    ESPN has a website too, and more and more of their content has shifted there. I'd venture it's probably one of the most often visited as well. If you think ESPN as an entity is becoming obsolete, I think you're wrong. It's still probably the most recognizable media brand in sports.
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    I have no problem with the ESPN website. Some good articles can be found there.

    I don't hate ESPN as an entity. I hate their TV network and most of the personalities on it.

    Between FSNE, NESN, NFLN and the internet, there is more than enough sport TV to tide me over until the season starts up again.
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    I stopped watching it and other sports channels (including their websites), right after their deplorable reporting of camera-gate.

    I started to tune in once we were in the SB but stopped again right at SB eve when they and BH slandered us based on unnamed sources and pure stinking speculation.

    Don't think I would ever visit BH's site until suggested by the fans in this forum.

    Might go to ESPN if their reporting becomes more balanced. yeah, right...:rolleyes:
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