ESPN Bringing Back "Interactive Tuesday" For College Basketball

Monday, January 12, 2009


ESPN first broke out their "Interactive Tuesdays" during College Football, and even though the feature was pretty lame and not widely used, the network is adding it to their Tuesday College Basketball broadcasts. Via ESPN...

On the heels of its successful first college football season, ESPN’s Interactive Tuesdays returns to television and ESPN.com with a schedule of college basketball games. The line-up includes #9 Clemson, #14 Marquette, #22 Villanova and Memphis. Fully integrated ESPN Conversations, polls and Sound Off, which allows fans to upload video commentary, will be available during ESPN’s telecasts and will give college hoops fans an interactive chance to be heard and to connect with each other around the game.

The first Interactive Tuesday featured a college football game on September 30, 2008 (Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic): ESPN Conversations (on ESPN.com) during the game generated more than 5,300 comments, nearly three times the comments of an average Friday night college football game; Polls averaged thousands of responses in just two minute spans and Voice of the Fan audio and call-in features – all via ESPN.com and mobile devices – received nearly 5,000 recorded messages, nine of which were aired during the telecast.
I still think the idea is hokey, but if they can get people more people watching because of a shot at 15-minutes of game, then they mind as well try it out for Basketball too. Here's your schedule of games in case you're interested....

January 13th - Memphis at Tulsa (7:30pm)
January 27th - Boston College at Maryland (7:30pm)
February 10th - #14 Marquette at #22 Villanova (7:30pm)
February 17th - Maryland at #9 Clemson (7:30pm)
February 24th - Texas A&M at Nebraska
March 3rd - Kansas State at Oklahoma State (7:30pm)

(All games on ESPN2)

ESPN's "Interactive Tuesday" Is Not Very "Active" (Awful Announcing)

7 Comments:

I think that is terribly annoying and all it does is piss me off due to all the stupid things people say.

GM said...
Jan 12, 2009, 3:41:00 PM  

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Ted said...
Jan 12, 2009, 3:44:00 PM  

What kind of an idiot sends texts to ESPN in hopes of getting it shown during a meaningless game? America is awful.

GMoney said...
Jan 12, 2009, 4:10:00 PM  

As someone who spent four years at the University of Maryland going to basketball games (2005 - 2008 with one measly tournament appearance argh), I can safely say that the January 27 interactive Tuesday is going to last all of four minutes before it's shut down.

Seriously, we should all be looking forward to that disaster.

Ja Doe said...
Jan 12, 2009, 4:32:00 PM  

Ok, first off...the idea is horrible.

But then they decide to do it for a Nebraska game? Wow....I'm a Husker and I still think that's pretty bad...

tanman23 said...
Jan 12, 2009, 6:03:00 PM  

god what is wrong with ESPN, if they want to get more people to watch games, do what TNT did and have the fans vote on which games to show. or even better leave the game schedule as it is, and let the fans vote on the announcers, once that happens though, there will be no more pammies.

Just leave the fans out of the game, if I wanted to know what some idiot in arkansas thinks about the game that im watching, ill go onto the messageboards, all that i want to see is the game, and not have to deal with yelling at the tv screen cuse my eyes keep wondering to the top of the screen and i read some idiotic comment.

Zach said...
Jan 12, 2009, 6:33:00 PM  

I wonder if people will text in about how awful MAC football teams are, just out of habit.

Hank said...
Jan 13, 2009, 11:39:00 AM  

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