Thursday, August 6, 2009

Positive Vibes from ESPN!


I was looking at my blog and I noticed that I had a lot of negativity going on in the last couple posts so I want to change that.

First, I want to pay a compliment to a company that I don't often give praise to, ESPN. Don't get me wrong, I watch it all the time but it has become a bit stale this last couple years. Without going into details, I just am I longing for the good ol' days of Kenny Mayne, Rich Eisen and Dan Patrick.

One show I still watch a lot it Pardon the Interruption, with Tony K and Mike W, and recently they began doing something I think is brilliant. Well, a couple weeks ago I noticed that they were cutting into commercials to the guys just talking off-air. At first, I thought it was a mistake and someone was asleep in the control room. Just yesterday I was watching and I found myself waiting for the cut-in and I realized, wow, I'm interested in this 5 second clip and it was enough to keep me around.

Then it hit me, damn, that is smart. They have a tiny teaser during the break to keep the viewer interested, and it worked on me. ESPN...i give you a lot of credit for this.

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