Has 24/7 Coverage Had a Negative Impact on Sports? [Link]
I wrote a sports thing somewhere else today.
I leave the television on for my dog when I go to work each day. I know, it’s a weird thing to do, but I think the voices from the TV keep her company. I keep the TV tuned to ESPN.
Typical day: I leave the house, they’re recapping last night’s games. I stop home during lunch hour and they’re discussing how Derek Jeter’s personal life may or may not interfere with his on field performance. I get home from work and it’s Pardon the Interruption and there’s lots of yelling and air horns and arguments.
This goes on for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Constant sports coverage. Like its 24/7 news counterparts such as CNN and FOX have done for news reporting, ESPN has changed the landscape of not only sports reporting, but the sports they cover themselves.
Read the rest, if you’re inclined. I’m mostly proud of the A-Rod photo I chose to accompany the part about individual achievements.