Thursday, April 06, 2006

SportsCenter Is Back

Not really. The broadcast is still in a tailspin, becoming more of an informercial for ESPN programming every week. It's not as shameless as the TV Guide Channel yet, but it's getting close.

What I mean, is that SportsCenter now has its first great promo in years with this fabulous spot featuring John Anderson and Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin. It's the first ad they've done in a long time worthy of the SportsCenter pantheon.

Remember all of the amazing spots they did during the '90s?

Warning: If you click on that last link, you're going to waste a lot of time today.


Anonymous said...

I haven't had ESPN for a couple of years, my cable plan changed and now it is in the premium channels and I refuse pay for it and I also don't want my kids watching MTV and other crap (if it isn't available it makes it easier for me to stop them from watching it).

Anywho, I hate Sportscenter because of the smarmy "boo-ya's" and the other crap. Also, the ESPY's? WTF are those? ESPN is ruining sports. ESPN is also making movies, WTF?

Jenny said...

I'd rather listen to someone scrape a fork on a plate for 8 hours straight than watch Steve Irwin for two minutes.

Jenny said...

And I meant no offense, JVL. You know how I adore you, and the way you smell, and that cute little face you make when you get turned on, and ...

That Dude said...

Than you'll be fine, Irwin is only on for 30 seconds and he gets his ass kicked bya mascot.

As to the larger issue of ESPN, they have become the biggest whores in entertainment. I only half joke when I say I wouldn't be surprised if they came out with a new original move "TRIPPED: The Mary Decker Slaney Story"

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