The big sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL) know they have a unique and valuable property, so they are working to maximize their TV contract dollars. They don’t care that ESPN is losing subscribers, and FOX Sports is hemorrhaging money. They want their money and they want it now. They are basically treating ESPN they way ESPN treated its subscribers.
With the nature of TV nowadays, driven by an increasing number of streaming and on-demand services, the institution of the Saturday morning cartoon feels like something of a relic. Regardless of the era though, it does feel like something hard-coded into childhood memory; every kid has a story. After five days of getting up early for school, Saturday morning — a time when adults could not be bothered — was a special time. The house often quiet, the demands of the day (such as they were) far away. Go figure the best TV shows around made sure to air in those golden hours.
By: Dan Grant All credit for the title musing goes to Tim Micallef of Sportsnet. I’ve seen it elsewhere on Twitter since, but I heard it from him first. Yesterday […]
By: Dan Grant NFL training camps officially opened July 26th and unquestionably the biggest new storyline is that of the Cleveland Browns new franchise quarterback, Johnny Manziel. Manziel has been […]
By: Chris Dagonas and Dan Grant CHRIS: Hey Dan, have you ever seen that Powerade commercial? The one with the college basketball coach? DAN: Yeah, I remember that one. Why […]
By: Dan Grant Those of you that watch SportsCentre may have seen a couple special plays this week from Oakland A’s left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes, who apparently has a […]
By: Dan Grant “Hey, I’m going to be going to Montreal on the Victoria Day weekend,” said Daniel Reynolds. “So I guess we’ll have to scrap that Godzilla review. Can […]
By: Daniel Reynolds So this is how it begins, not with a whimper but a bang. Or something. There is definitely a chuckle or two in there, plus wacky characters, […]
By: Daniel Reynolds If the hegemony of the recording industry is indeed continuing to break apart, then the borders and barriers that shape and control music – who makes it, […]
By: Chris Dagonas It all kicks off on Sunday (weather permitting)! Broncos! Seahawks! Manning! Wilson! The bright lights of East Rutherford, New Jersey! This year’s Super Bowl, an event that […]