Originally Posted by tennyfan
ESPN did the other day interrupt their poker broadcast to show the Roddick match. They were not scheduled to show tennis in this time slot. I have to laugh, though, thinking of poker as a sport!
Do you remember what E-S-P-N originially stood for? Those were the days! Table tennis (of course, we knew it as ping-pong) and judo competitions, ballroom dancing, skeet shooting, billards (before that became cool too). They'd show anything they didn't have to pay for to fill up the time spots. I think I even remember a chess match or two. My, how times have changed.
Sometimes I wish there still was a "minor" sports channel. I don't need 24/7 of tennis or golf. I would like to see the WHOLE thing though and am will to forego it being "live" in order for that to happen. Hopefully, US broadcasters will eventually see the light and invest in more interactive or on-demand style products. In the absence of that, I think this US Open Series has shown them that a reasonably consistent time slot increases viewership.
Oh well...let me get back to my regularly scheduled programming...of my computer instead of the tv schedule.