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Les Miles Lunchbox
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When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
I miss the old format from 2003-2004. It was great just a half hour of no BS. Just highlights from the world of sports. It felt like a true alternative to the bs antics.

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Heck, when ESPNEWS was launched in 1996, it was specifically for sports highlights


I hate that sports highlights have died. I don't care for the boring personalities.

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UltimateHog
Arkansas Fan
Springfield, MO
Member since Dec 2011
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re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
Awhile ago, they went full ESPN to it.
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saintsfan92612
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Oct 2008
26076 posts

re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
yep. i loved when it was just 30 minutes of highlights and stats but it has been shite for at least 5 years now


PairofDucks
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Member since Jul 2016
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re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
When ESPN started thinking it was doing something bigger than reporting sports scores and highlights.


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Fus0623
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Lafayette, LA
Member since Jan 2015
72600 posts

re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
It's basically an over run channel, if a game is running late and Sportscenter is preempted, they'll just put it on there


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Fus0623
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Jan 2015
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re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
Bro, why are you continuing to change the title? This is the 3rd time.


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632627
Southern Cal Fan
LA
Member since Dec 2011
10697 posts

re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
In fairness to ESPN, sports highlights on tv aren't really necessary since everything is easily accessible online


Paul Allen
Notre Dame Fan
Montauk, NY
Member since Nov 2007
67845 posts

re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
Good point. You'll be hard pressed to find any highlights in 7-10 years.



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Fus0623
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Jan 2015
72600 posts

re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
Did you read your own article link? Here's the answer
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Why does anyone need a sports highlight show when they can just open their Twitter page and see Vines of all the big plays of the night right on their timeline? Why do we need to wait for SportsCenter to recap the Warriors-Heat game when they can go online to a number of different venues that will stream it for them instantly? With ALL the highlights at our fingertips, the digital universe is our highlight show. And we just don’t control the remote, we control the rundown, the length of the highlight, what we want to watch and when. Why complain SportsCenter isn’t showing enough NHL highlights when you can just subscribe to the NHL YouTube page?


jeff5891
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Aug 2011
15325 posts

re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
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Why complain SportsCenter isn’t showing enough NHL highlights when you can just subscribe to the NHL YouTube page?



bc now i have to subscribe to a 1000 different youtube channels, download a bunch of sports news apps, remember to check my vine updates, just to watch some highlights. frick visiting 1 channel for what i want.


Hester Carries
USA Fan
Member since Sep 2012
17886 posts

re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
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frick visiting 1 channel for what i want.



But the cost of visiting that one channel is that you have to sit for an hour and watch a bunch of highlights that you arent after in order to see the 30 sec clip you are interested in.

The current internet age actually requires you to be a mindful participant in your consumption. Anyone who complains is actually admitting they would rather be mindless. Just a baby bird saying "feed me whatever".

Thats find just realize thats what you are saying.


Fus0623
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Jan 2015
72600 posts

re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
If you subscribe to a channel on YouTube, you get notifications, same as Vine, Twitter etc.


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chalmetteowl
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re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
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But the cost of visiting that one channel is that you have to sit for an hour and watch a bunch of highlights that you arent after in order to see the 30 sec clip you are interested in.
No problem for those who want a general overview of MLB, NFL, CFB, etc.


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lsupride87
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re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
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I hate that sports highlights have died. I don't care for the boring personalities.
Everyone on here always says this, and they also say the same thing about MTV showing only music videos. The truth is, those stations were dying so they had to change it up. I worked at Viacom, and MTV still has a station that shows only music videos. And guess what, it was our worst rated station in our whole company.....


razorbackfan4life
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Dr RC
Alabama A&M Fan
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
ESPNews (and Sportscenter for that matter) were done for when it finally became easy to stream highlights online.

Remember, it wasn't all that long ago that online video looked like shite and took a month and a day to load.
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LordSaintly
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re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
I literally haven't watched the channel since Highlight Express was cancelled. They should just shut it down.


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Kingpenm3
McNeese State Fan
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
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ESPNews


More like TEBOWNews



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LSU GrandDad
LSU Fan
houston, texas
Member since Jun 2009
21564 posts

re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
all news is dead. it was boring and only corroborated stories were ran.

"news" is now about deceiving attention getting headlines, spun stories and rumors with some gossip sprinkled in. there is "liberal" news (news that conservatives don't like), neo con news, and news that appeals to the reality show mentality. you know, the mentality that doesn't read as they must be "entertained"


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504Voodoo
Arizona Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2012
11930 posts
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re: When did ESPNews die a slow painful death?
Because the day and age where you needed a tv channel/show tk get sports highlights and results is long gone. With the birth of the social media era, internet, and smart phones, there are so many ways to receive info on a game moments after it has concluded.


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