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Albert Pujols does something that hasn’t been done in 34 years and Michigan St/Wisconsin is your lead story…REALLY! A 3 home run performance loses top billing for a hail mary. Oh wait a minute; the highly touted east coast biased Yankees and RedSox are not playing. I am done wasting my time trying to find solid coverage on ESPN. By the way, I live in Michigan and I am not a state fan or a wolverine fan. I am a baseball fan who enjoys the fall classic no matter who is playing and someone who enjoys history being made.
Dear ESPN, I am not a Hank Williams, Jr. fan, but your decision to remove him from the Monday Night Football leadin is ridiculous. The man spoke his opinion and he did not call anyone Hitler, he used the analogy as a comparison. It is too bad you are willfully ignorant in comparisons and will remove him from your programming. I have decided I will remove Monday Night Football from my programming as well. We are still a country that honors freedom of speech, but apparently you don’t have the guts to do so. I am extremely disappointed in you and your decision. Keep your stupid game, I can find something else better to do.
I am an avid Monday Night Football fan. I enjoy Hank Williams Jr. starting the show off. It was EXTREMELY stupid and wrong, wrong, wrong to take it off last night just because he voiced his opinion. If he had said something about the tea party nothing would have been done. I will not buy a thing that is advertised on ESPN if it happens again. That is what America is all about! Freedom of speech. Hank Williams is perfectly entitled to compare President Obama to Hitler just as I am perfectly entitled to believe that Williams received no musical talent from his father. It would be okay if he criticized two-term President George W. Bush though. Go figure. The double standard continues.
I am sick and tired of your ESPN commentators running down the Arkansas Razorbacks! We do deserve better than Mark May and the likes!!! Think of hiring someone from the SEC to commentate the games instead of someone from a lesser conference! WOO PIG SOOIE – ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS! Why cant the ESPN commentators shut up? or at least stop saying stupid and annoying comments? I really want to be able to mute the commentators but be able to listen to the sound of the game. they keep on saying things that are obvious, repetitive, ignorant, stupid, or just straight up annoying.
I’m sitting here hoping that the Syracuse Villanova game does not go into overtime. If it does it will be the third time I have not been able to watch the start for games played by Kansas University on ESPN. I know the East provides a larger market but can’t you at least give us a glimpse of the start or a split screen so we can follow the game we tuned in to see? Saturday we were 12 minutes into the first quarter before we got anything but a strip giving the score. Give us a break ESPN. Rock Chalk. Chuck.
I have stayed up all night to watch and enjoy the greatest show on earth only to find that when the game gets down to its most exciting and crucial quarter ESPN England just shuts down!! At 4 o’clock on the dot with 8.52 left in the game with the east beginning a run to try and close the gap the channel just went blank!! This is a huge oversight on the part of whoever arranges the schedules !! (we) haven’t stayed up ALL NIGHT to miss the final minutes of one of the most enjoyable games in the NBA calender!!!! I understand that there may be schedule implications (cost implications) however as this is marketed as the NBA all star game and not “the first 3 quarters and then to be cut off at the important part” I feel very aggrieved at the way this has happened with ESPN.
I am trying to watch the UK v. MSU basketball game on ESPN and the overhead camera is taking away any enjoyment I may receive. The players look like ants and you cannot observe anything around the basket, such as rebounding or guarding an opponent. I would prefer discontinuing the overhead camera!
Let me just preface this by saying that I freakin’ love ESPN, and can’t get enough of their sports coverage. That being said HOLY CRAP their site is incredibly annoying to visit and I think ESPN needs to hear this and take notice! I know you are trying to make money on advertisments and all that stuff but damn when I load your site I feel like my PC just got hacked. Banner ads flying in errwhere and popups like SPAM crazy cheap sites. You know what I normally do when I visit a site gone ad crazy? I BOUNCE!
I can’t believe a company as big as ESPN is that desperate for $$$ that they gotta throw annoying ads up all over there site. Really guys, if you need the money, just ask!
As a notre dame fan I find it incredible that ESPN chose to spend many minutes with the 3 broadcasters yakking among themselves and showing half screen of the game. The announcers did not even tell us what a whistle was for when one blew. DISGUSTING!!!!! This has happened before but now decided to say something about it.
Watching the Iowa vs Purdue game today on 1/20/18. Can’t stand to listen to Dan D. He never shuts up. The other announcer can’t call the play by play because Dan is still talking. He gets on a topic and 10 points later they get back to the game. So annoying. I listen to the game on the radio.
In your (ESPN's) coverage of the Australian Open, we are occasionally presented with split screen coverage of two matches in progress.
Not only does the immediately diminished screen size makes the match I was watching difficult to follow, but the sudden appearance of another match in progress is distracting, and has the effect of ruining the entire viewing experience for either match. Very annoying, and I usually end up "clicking" to some other (TV/cable) channel. If my experience is widely shared, doesn't the fewer the viewers mean the less you can charge for the advertising? Hmmm?
Been watching the Utah BYU broadcast. However had these complaints watching Walton on ESPN and PAC 12 broadcasts before. No one needs to hear a comment every second that’s available from a color man or an “analyst.” I have never heard so much garbage garnish from a broadcast team in my wife and I have lived a while. Walton was a great basketball player and has a great basketball mine but nothing is bigger than his mouth and his crazy rambling dialogue about Irrelevant babble. I have had to turn the sound off to her three times because of his rants. I don’t care what team he favors I care about the noise he is making basket to basket, change to change, and about people and things he’s learned about in the last week. “ I playing here 45 years ago.” Who gives a rats patootie it tarnishes the ESPN image and makes the whole ESPN experience non-worthwhile. You need to give it serious thought.
t6he pogram director should be shot.all the big college football games this weekend and your clown in argentinta has rugby on all day Saturday.all of south America does not have a rugby team,but argintina.by the way,i live in Bolivia AND NOT ONE PUBLIC TENNIS COURT. COUNTRY CLUBS ONLY,SO WHY PUMP TENNIS IN HERE.THIS JOKER IS PLAYING TO THE ELITE ONLY,NOT THE MASS.THERE IS A LARGE GROUP OF GRINGOS HERE THAT ARE STARTING TO COMPLAIN TO YOUR SPONSOR...GL.........ME
Just watched unc vs Arkansas. It was the poorest announced game I have ever witnessed. Bill Walton and other announcer continuously talked about anything but what was happening on the court. Worst yet was the split screen showing them frequently, reducing the game to half the screen while the two of them jabbered on incessantly about who knows what. Worst job announcing I have ever heard !!
I watched and listened to the PK80 tournament yesterday and today. Bill Walton has got to be one of the worst announcers I have ever heard. His comments are distracting and do little or nothing to color or illuminate any aspect of the game at hand. Had I not been interested in in watching Ark play OK and NC I would have changed channels.
Today your host of coast too coast...was inapporately dressed. Women at ESPN has worn attire that is not appropriate or professional. It might be "Eye Candy" for many but, in our time of sexual allegations, no one needes any inspiration to commit any type of sexual actions. One particular day your host wore a short dress and sat at a high desk/glass table, making her attire more attentive. It seems as though, there is competition from your females. Who can wear the shortest, tightes, and most revealing, sexual attire. I want the sporting news. Not some woman standing, legs wide apart, in a short dress. Save it for the club. And you wonder why men are accused for making sexual overtures to fellow employees. Here is an Idea....Uniforms..jackets and slacks/skirts/with appropriate length.
The announcers for the UCLA/USC game was so biased it was disgusting. Josh Rosen this, Josh Rosen that, Josh Rosen Josh Rosen. Really? He’s mediocre at best as is the whole UCLA team. Disgusting play calling. Can’t you find unbiased announcers?
Please tell the announcers on the coverage of the UNC-Pitt football game that the game is about the players on the field. Not a former player for Pitt, and certainly not about the announcers. I turned the sound off.
I see you've got Jamel back I guess I'm done with you all as long as she does not control her political views I will not be watching you anymore it's been many years that I've watched you guys it's pretty sad that I have two listen to her views thank you for all your old views new views are not appreciated I hope you last long but I don't think you will you killing yourselvesm
The statements made by Miss Hill about President Trump are totally out of line and ignorant. He is not a racist as Miss Hill suggests. First, you called me a racist because I have no respect for those athletes who will not stand for the national anthem and now you expect me to watch your network and listen to people like Miss Hill. I'm a Veteran and I sure its just a matter of time before ESPN comes after me.
I will not watch ESPN and I wish I could remove it from my TV package.
Richard J. Bukowski
I watch sports for a diversion and entertainment, not social comment. I start my day with Mike and Mike and end it with espn news. But I have a real problem. Ive been with espn for over 25 years. I block out the social comments for the most part, but will not support a bigot and racist, whether they be white or black, especially one that feels free to criticize me or my political beliefs.
She obviously thinks her understanding of this world follows her opinion. They don't.
I am now off of espn, not just because you employee a mouthy bigot and obvious racist, but when you could have corrected the problem, you covered and explained that she was talked to.
She should have been fired, told that pissing off 50% of your viewers and listeners was not her responsibility.
Concentrate on the escape and joy of sports and forget you social agenda.
Do that and I will be back.
A waste of time by a bunch of second guessers on all of your programs this week dealing with who will be the chosen four teams of the college playoff before the college football championship games this weekend. Face the fact that none of your football so called experts have a seat on the playoff selection committee and none of them know what will happen. You are wasting your time and what's more the time of your viewership by all of these different shows beating a dead horse fifty different ways. Get over yourselves and put something on in those time slots that are interesting. What a joke and waste of time.
Please get rid of Paul Finebaum as a commentator on your "CFB" broadcasts. The man is so biased against Brian Kelly;it is an affront to anyone who has to listen to his diatribes against another individual.
The announcers for the Ark-LSU game on 11/12/16 completely forgot their responsibilities for the play by play during the second half of the game! They were more interested in bantering back and forth about how the final four teams would stack up with the day's wins and losses than doing their job and calling the game. It was disgusting! They must have thought they would use that time to "shoot a pilot" for a better job at ESPN --talking before, at halftime and after games like the "authorities" get to do...
Whatever! It was insulting to fans from both sides. Ask the LSU fans how they felt when one of their players went down, the trainers went out, and the ESPN guys did not even notice until the player was getting up. Your guys did not even call the player's name. They were too engrossed in the college playoff. They never missed a beat. Rude, rude, rude. This was the worst coverage I have ever heard. If you really care, just listen to the second half. All of it. It will make my point.
My husband and I are going to piggy back on the woman's comment we just read. Jon Gruden. We love football and watch every Thursday and all day Sunday, but we are considering giving up Monday night because we can't stand his constant babbling and talking just to hear himself talk. Please find someone else to narrate. We also have started watching with the TV muted in order to not hear all the ridiculous things he has to say, about every team and every player. He is either going on and on in praise of them or he is tearing down every step they make and have ever made.
Alabama game ruined by having 4 screens on. We don't want to see the staff sitting at desks making comments. We like the screen to be filled with the plays only, not chatter by individuals taking up half the screen. 30 people here watching the game. Poor choice to split up the screen. The football game is what we tune in to see.
I just got done watching the Tennessee v Texas A&M game. My wife and I are fans of Bama. Your announcers doing the Bama vs. Arkansas game should call a pop warner game. They in no way should be doing the #1 team in America. The telecast sounds as if they're in a phone booth. You should get a feeling they are at the game. Simply put, they have no sense of being in the game. The one announcer seems like he is the most boring person in the world. Give me a break. SEC football is the most watched football on TV and this is what you can find for announcers? Sorry ESPN, you need to go recruit some announcers that give insight and energy. Go listen to Vern and Gary.
I am never watching ESPN again due to political correctness and derogatory comments against police officers. I used to watch the channel for sports coverage, not political viewpoints. Was a big fan of PTI but the obvious disdain for police officers is a bit much for me.
After supporting ESPN and sports my entire life it is very disappointing for normal and USA values for a regular person/family, to be left with no choice but to remove those channels and future support. The Heineken commercial you allowed today is totally inappropriate, especially when a 10 year old is the one that came and brought the indecency of such commercial to her parents. It goes to show you what kind of respect and values ESPN actually stands behind. I guess it is true across the market and many viewers are starting to make more sense of why they would support such a station. Hope the college teams/universities accept the complaints and support the values of the people, not the minority.
I will never again watch ESPN, and have deleted your app from my smartphone. At tonight's 49er v. Rams game your cameras dwelled on the cowardly, ignorant punks unwilling to stand for our anthem. Clearly you support such anti-American behavior. I'm disgusted with you!
Will somebody at ESPN please tell all the black and white people that not standing for the national anthem and even debating it shows there ignorance. People died for this country so that people could have the right to say what they want.
Jason Goodall's character assassination of Daniel Evans during the match with Stan Warwinka was inappropriate. He should be ashamed of himself. he should be educated as to what can be legally said in the US. He could be sued for slander.
I'm discussed with the political correctness and pandering to Black Lives Matter supporters. Paul Fienbbaums original criticism of Colin Kaeprenick's actions was sincere, and justified. His retraction of those comments, and apology are no doubt the result of pressure from ESPN. Racism exists in this country, but the true division comes from radical black organizations like BLM.
After 20+ years, I'm pulling the plug on ESPN. It's unfortunate that we can't keep athletics above the politics. I'm watching just enough to determine your advertisers, because I'm boycotting them too. Your empire is crumbling around you! BLM won't save you.
Your Sunday night baseball trio couldn't be any worse. Fire them. Broadcasters should be more like radio broadcasters and talk about the game rather than themselves or yukking it up. Also, ESPN radio never, ever streams. It's a joke. Fix it or drop it. ESPN has become a joke.
Who are these people on your N.F.L. talk shows? Never heard of any of them. What happened to the sing retired ball players. Just like the baseball games you need former players. For Sunday Nite baseball how about Curt Shilling and Pete Rose, now that would be a real Dream Team.
Please Get rid of tennis commentators Chris Fowler and Chris Evert . Their tennis commentary has always been banal and boring. Their recent commentary of the exciting Wimbledon women's final was lackluster. Anyone with a modicum of tennis knowledge could do better.
Men's matches get exciting and sometimes controversial commentary by the McEnroes, Brad Gilbert, Lindsey Davenport and other retired players that delve into player's technique and playing style. Fowler and Evert comments about player's "tenseness" and desire to win is condescending and offensive. It feels as though commentary by Evert and Fowler was dumbed down. Women's tennis at the level of the Wimbledon final deserves the same quality coverage as the men receive.
Are women still fighting for recognition as athletes?
Your broadcast comes on the air @ 7 am. Here it is @7:30 and all I hear is 3 of your commentators pontificating about their worthless opinions. Can you please show some early round competition? Something tells me you really don't understand the tennis playing, past or present, viewer audience. 7:35am and McEnroe still yapping.
Here's the deal. First, I realize that no one will bother to read this email. I get that. Nobody at ESPN or seemingly anywhere else on the planet cares anymore. Nevertheless, I thought, just to make myself feel a little better, I'd send off this message. Your web site is just awful. It's just a mess with no apparent organization to it. I was looking for a way to contact somebody at Pardon the Interruption.
I wanted to tell them that I will no longer be a viewer. Tony Kornheiser has always been annoying. He's arrogant, thinks he's always right, and has always been rude and impolite. Lately I notice that something has changed. He's become a jerk. And I don't want to watch him on TV. I want to watch intelligent people discuss issues politely and in a civil manner. Please tell Kornheiser how I feel. Make sure you tell him the part about being an asshole. That's important.
When watching baseball, please inform all the announcers that I'm interested in the game - not their history, or guests that are interminably interviewed while play is going on, or what the Mexican League used to be compared to AAA baseball. For heaven's sake they should all take a course with Vin Scully as to what announcing a Baseball Game means. The latest is to film a kid in the crowd staring at the camera while the game is on and the announcers think it is the funniest thing they have seen. Then we get in on the latest birthday of one of the announcers with a dumb cake. Why do you need 4 people announcing the game. Let them all get jobs with Sports Center and get ONE "Vin Scully" type person to talk about the game. You have Baseball Today, and Sports Center for this kind of frivolous nonsense. I want to watch the GAME. Cut the BS to zero.
The announcers working the Dodger - nationals game tonight were terrible. I gind them to be disrespectful to the fans and players with their discussions. The cake and not following the games action. Should this continue I will stop watching ESPN.
For three years I have been sending you complaints about Stephen A Smith and Skip Bayless if what I hear is true that they are both done at ESPN. Now get rid of about Serina Moralus and life will be good she is a no talent idiot and I refuse to watch while she's on the air.
On Sunday, May 29, 2016, I hosted a viewing party for the ACC Men's Baseball Championship game between Clemson and Florida State. Due to rain delay, we watched coverage of the Indy 500 on ABC and continuously switched back to ESPN2 for updates of the delay. About 2:50 PM, ESPN2 reported the delay was ending and the game was now scheduled to resume at 3:15 PM. At 3:15PM, ESPN2 began showing the SEC Championship Game between Texas A&M and Florida.
I spent twenty minutes frantically searching all ESPN televised channels, both on TV and Internet, to locate broadcast of the restarted coverage to no avail. We saw no information about where the game had been moved on the scrolling information feature on ESPN2, et cetera. Finally, our group decided unanimously that ESPN, the official network of the Southeastern Conference decided that the SEC Championship and all the myriad minor sports coverages were more important and Clemson-FSU fans could just reschedule their lives and watch the game replay at 7:00 PM without any knowledge that the replay would be of the entire game or just repeat the earlier day's experience of just the first three innings.
Stop putting Jeff van gundy as a commentator for the Spurs game. Disrespectful I will stop watching ESPN if it doesn't get fixed I will be posting this on my social media and will be shared throughout the world!!
I am mostly happy with ESPN but your baseball television schedule is horrible anytime you put the Yankees and anyone else on the tube....but don't get me wrong, I loved the Yankees when they could play, but now. You know, you have the miserable Yankees on when you could be showing the Cubs and the Nats.....a real game between the two best teams out there right now. And even though you think there is a big audience for the Yankees and Boston, you don't.....no baseball fan is interested in them.
ESPN's website now locks up my computer with live streaming videos and sales trash. It is impossible for me to read one page without constant page pausing advertisements. You win, I will find my daily information from a lessor advertiser and switch sports sites to Fox or CBS.
Your recent Business decision to renewal the contract of Ray Lewis, whose crimmial/violent past is well documented, while terminating Schilling for speaking his "personal opinion," I find to be truly gutless & must actually reflect your true corporate culture in 2016. I will be using other means to follow my Ohio State Buckeyes after all of these years plus encouraging others to do the same.
I am deeply saddened by the Dan Lebatard show being placed in its current time slot. His is racially biased and attempts to impose his opinions on others, not to mention that the whole concept of a sports radio program has diminished from previous. I am not writing this because Colin Cowherd is not there, but how horrible the current lebatard show is and the time slot it occupies. I have watched ESPN since its inception and still do! The only radio I listen to in the car and at work is ESPN radio, have for years, 24 x 7. It is with great sadness that the lebetard show is so putrid that I have to change my radio station every day @10am to another station . I am just one person and I realize different folks like different things but bring back a sports related show please! If I wanted to listen to a racial debate Ill turn on Al Sharpton. What a waste of a time slot!!!! Thank you, a loyal viewer and listener.
By firing Curt Schilling, You have showed us that you are an integral part of the group of corporations that hate America and are trying to destroy the society of our country. Curt was accurate and brave to say what he said and a great many of us applaud his comments about letting male perverts into the womens' bathrooms with our wives and daughters. You can be assured that I and many other Americans will no longer watch ESPN and its advertisers. Your corporate ideals are stupid and disgusting. Shame on you and You Go Curt!!
The firing of Curt Schilling is the last straw for me! So farewell ESPN, I don't need or want you in my life anymore. Where and when will this insanity stop? Freedom?
I have a question. Has the management at ESPN gone completely nuts? Are all of you gay? It doesn't take courage to dress up like a woman. Will you take responsibility the first time a woman is raped in the woman bathroom or a child is molested? We need to feel compassion for these people because they obviously have problems, we do not need to embrace their lifestyle. Please employee a few real men within the upper management their at ESPN.
Very upset you fired Curt Schilling on his remarks about transgender bathrooms. I have 4 children and you should hear my voice and freedom of speech for me in saying this is inappropriate.
I understand that ESPN has fired Curt Schilling for his comments about Transgender people. The majority of the people in the U.S. feel the same as he does. I am very much disappointed in your action and am calling Dish net work to take ESPN off my cable programs. I will no longer watch any of the ESPN programs.
The commentators at the Spurs Warriors game were obviously pro Warriors. That gets very annoying. You can't be acting like a Curry groupie and call the game fairly. Or just keep your opinions and enthusiasm to yourself. Every time Warriors made a basket they were happy and shouting. Spurs could do no right. Sickening.
The ladies announcing the women's national championship basketball game, we're absolutely sickening, they did not even talk about the game itself, but rather spent the whole time gloating about UCONN players, past and present.... please do everyone a favor and don't let these two ever announce another game, not ever.
While watching the NCAA Women's tournament, Doris Burke needs to know that this is a Basket Ball tournament and not the Doris Burke Show. People like to hear stats, or when a whistle is blown, what the call was, or who made the foul, or why someone was taken out. With Doris, we turn off the audio and listen to WTIC radio for play by play action. I am sure she won't hear any of this nor will you ESPN do anything to correct it. It seems like this falls on deaf ears
Watching RMU - uconn game - I don't know if they realize RMU is playing - didn't recognize RMU at all - was calling them Colonel instead of colonials - they were so rude - they didn't even show the cheerleaders for RMU how low can you get. In addition the ncaa needs to rethink these brackets - and keep it interesting instead of the same teams all the time - thanks for insulting RMU your a classy act ESPN.
St Bonaventure University mens Basketball has a higher RPI than Monmouth and St. Mary's! Tell Dick Vitale to get his facts right. Sick of hearing Vitale continue to repeat wrong facts.
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