Newest ESPN Memo Shows The Rest Of The Country Complaining About The Same Things We Are

Thursday, October 04, 2007


Deadspin has come across yet another ESPN Interior Memo and this one is amazing. It's call the "Weekly Viewer Report", and while you can head over to D-Spin for the whole thing I wanted to highlight some of the comments people made to ESPN in the last week.

"The announcers sound like they didn't prepare for this game. The make simple comments and show hits that MSU makes five times to embarrass the Spartans. Very biased."

"What were your producers thinking? An inane, self congratulatory interview for 5 minutes while a top ranked team is driving, losing by 14 and not a single play call, replay. Bush League coverage."

"There are rumors circulating that LSU has been given GameDay - AGAIN. Although the official schedule does not come out until Monday, how is that fair? LSU had GameDay a few weeks ago. Florida lost yesterday and Purdue v. OSU has potential to be a great game!"

"I've been watching MNF for 30 years. Love your coverage of football; but really dislike your MNF threesome. Especially Kornheiser? - all they do is argue - don't talk about football that much - seem to like disagreeing and bickering back and forth."

"I applaud your attempt to have an educational debate on high profile athlete expectations, but your town hall debate seemed nothing more than a sad attempt to keep the Vick story alive for your benefit."

"Jon Miller and Joe Morgan spent more time talking about other topics than covering the ball game we were watching. At one point they missed the whole half inning interviewing via the phone a Phillies player."

"It is the last week of the MLB season, only one of six division races has been decided, the wild card team has not been decided in either league, and ESPN has only ONE game, both day and night, on TV this week!"

.......and last but not least..............

"I hope you review the game and the commentator Pam Ward. I really wonder if she knows anything about football. She is calling out things in the game that aren't even close. I don't dislike her commentary she's just off. ex. calling kick offs- punts."
She did!?!?!?! I had no idea.

Doesn't this sound a lot like what we mention and comment on this site everday? I'm glad the rest of the Country is beginning to see the light as well.

ESPN Listens Closely To Its Viewers (Deadspin)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 5:21 PM

10 Comments:

I think it's good that the rest of the country realizes that ESPN isn't perfect, but it means nothing if the WWL doesn't do anything about it, and I doubt they will.

Oct 4, 2007, 5:51:00 PM  

LSU/Florida is obviously the biggest game of the week and deserves a College Gameday visit, not god damn Ohio St/Purdue.

nosaj56 said...
Oct 4, 2007, 6:38:00 PM  

ESPN: "It's just the out-of touch bloggers. They all live in their parents' basements, eat Ramen and wear dirty bathrobes!"

General Public: Same complaints as bloggers.

ESPN: *in Seymour Skinner voice* "It's not us. It's everyone else who's wrong."

Kyle said...
Oct 4, 2007, 7:27:00 PM  

at least they arent recycling the same cleveland rocks puns theyve been using for the last ten years

wait

Mike Georger said...
Oct 5, 2007, 12:00:00 AM  

America sports fans don't love having interviews with players in other sports crap up their watching enjoyment?

Christ almighty, how can that be?

I bet there was some corporo lackey just hired who said "Wait guys, why are we doing this?" and he got fired for being uppity and not kissing ass enough.

It's the corporate world of Disney.

I wonder what ESPN would be like if the corporate whores over there never had to worry about parent companies, stock prices and all that.

hollywood wags said...
Oct 5, 2007, 6:29:00 AM  

"at least they arent recycling the same cleveland rocks puns theyve been using for the last ten years"

I wish that the Astros were in the postseason. I can't get enough of ESPN's "Houston, We Have a Problem."

Or when we get "Remember the Titans" every time Tennessee does well.

Insert your favorites now.

Anonymous said...
Oct 5, 2007, 9:16:00 AM  

Never blame Pam Ward. We always want to villify the beautiful.

GMoney said...
Oct 5, 2007, 10:33:00 AM  

You should post email addresses for ESPN, TBS, FOX, CBS, etc. so your readers can send in their complaints. Maybe I'm naive, but if enough people complain, perhaps things will change.

Anonymous said...
Oct 5, 2007, 12:14:00 PM  

Don't know who 'round these parts watches Family Guy, but an episode from the pre-cancellation era had an executive TV network meeting. Someone suggested trying something "new and fresh," and was subsequently plummed to death by the network president.

I imagine this happens at ESPN meetings when someone suggests focusing on SPORTS.

Kyle said...
Oct 5, 2007, 1:03:00 PM  

here you go for espn complaints.

spread the word. if nothing else you will make some tool at disney earn their paycheck.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?page=contact/espntv

Anonymous said...
Oct 15, 2007, 10:53:00 PM  

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