Interesting info on a baseball strikes effect on ESPN.

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by profiled, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. profiled

    profiled Moderator
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    Feb 7, 2000
    slightly north of a mile high
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
  2. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Re: Re: Interesting info on a baseball strikes effect on ESPN.

    + 2 hours of Dodgeball
     
  3. harttbeat

    harttbeat Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    New York
    don't worry...we ain't getting ************... they'll still show re-runs of baseball and baseball tonite
     
  4. Footer Phooter

    Jul 23, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Fitness compettition, great outdoors games, nascar, PTI, Jay Mohr marathon. They'll be fine. No need to add soccer.
     
  5. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Oh good lord - I dont think they'd do that to the world.

    Can you say EOE - thats right ESPN Original Entertainment. Plenty of old episodes of The Season, The Life, The Bling Bling and The Jock Sniffer.
     
  6. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not to mention more billiards...

    Too bad the baseball season doesn't extend into the winter. There goes curling's big chance.
     
  7. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    seriously, it's conceivable we could squeeze a couple extra playoff games out of ESPN.

    hey, i'm feeling optimistic this morning. :)
     
  8. KCFutbol

    KCFutbol Moderator
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    Jun 14, 2001
    Overland Park, KS
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Worlds Strongest Man Competition. Over, and over, and over.
     
  9. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
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    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    cha, ching...you are the winner...

    along with a few *worlds strongest woman* mixed in too...
     
  10. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't have it handy, but Martzke (or whoever did it yesterday) had in his column that soccer would be one of the things they'd ostensibly show more of in the event of a strike to fill time.

    I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  11. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    How bout buying some United Soccer League games from Fox. After all they're "enthralling"..."and strive to someday be one of tomorrows stars"

    off topic - but Mr Fox Sports World promo writer - whats it gonna be "someday" or "tomorrow"?
     
  12. kenntomasch

    kenntomasch Member+

    Sep 2, 1999
    Out West
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The same article noted they wouldn't cover the strike itself wall-to-wall because people are sick of it.

    Yes, by all means, buy those USL games. Because MLS games are such ratings-grabbers.
     
  13. Noonan

    Noonan New Member

    Dec 16, 2001
    Colorado
    Am I completely off my rocker to think the might show a CL game on Wednesday night?
     
  14. GoDC

    GoDC Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Hamilton, VA
    YES.
     
  15. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Baseball isn't likely to strike, and there's no way it'll last more than a couple of days, at worst.
     
  16. Paul Nasta

    Paul Nasta Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    Long Island
  17. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    I dont know...when is espn12 being launched?
     
  18. skinut

    skinut Moderator
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    Jun 25, 2000
    Prospect Hgts IL (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Emergency ESPN Programming

    Jack Edwards - all day, all night.
     
  19. Sinko

    Sinko New Member

    Dec 28, 1999
    xalapa ver mx
    Club:
    Harrisburg City Isl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: more soccer on ESPN?

    Count me in with the "I'll believe it when I see it" crowd.
     
  20. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, it exists. I saw it on ESPN2 a couple of weeks ago.

    Hope the ratings didn't outdo soccer :(
     
  21. Godot22

    Godot22 New Member

    Jul 20, 1999
    Waukegan
    More sumo!

    I've missed entire bashos, and I want to see if my little homie Kaio has cleaned Takanowaka's clock yet.
     
  22. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    Are you kidding? see 1994. Currently they are less than 24 hours away from the strike deadline. In 1994 the strike cancelled the World Series.
     
  23. Red Card

    Red Card Member+

    Mar 3, 1999
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want to wish everyone here on BS a healthy and happy Baseball Strike. May you all have a Ball.
     
  24. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No, I'm not kidding.

    If you've been following the negotiations, then you know things are very, very different this time around.
     
  25. Barca_Fan2003

    Barca_Fan2003 New Member

    Mar 30, 2002
    Slidell, LA
    The labor situation is similar to what it was in '85. In '85 there was a 2 day strike. I think that if there is a strike it will last longer though. Probably in the range of a month and a half because everyone will be really pissed off at each other and deeper problems within baseball will emerge.
     

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