Maybe these other networks should pony up and pay their way into covering more of these events. ESPN isn't covering it for free.
its not like they arent trying to.
NBC Sports and CBS Sports wanted the Big East but as soon as ESPN knew they would lose it they started getting the ACC to tear it apart to wreck its value.
The NHL left ESPN and they now pretend it doesn't exist. MLS, boxing, MMA, and every other sport they dont have deals with get the same treatment.
If everyone started on equal footing it wouldn't be such a big deal but they have grown to such a dominating force that its basically suicide to go elsewhere at this point.
Its going to take a long time for any of the other sports channels to move up to their level of influence. So you could go with NBC or CBS with their sports channels but doing so means you are going to be ignored by the most powerful sports medium in the world.
Not many are willing to take a risk like that.
This post was edited on 1/3 at 9:29 pm