I really love sports… my favorites being hockey, tennis, and basketball; but does anyone else feel saturated with sports on television? On a Wednesday night in February, I can find five different college basketball games, two NBA games, and… who knows, there’s probably a hot dog eating contest or poker as the featured “sport” on one of the ESPN channels.
Checking the web-based listing for my TimeWarner cable (try Zap2It), I find the following:
On ESPN2, there are more sport pundits than there are political commentators on the Internet (not really) with shows such as, “Around the Horn”, “Pardon the Interruption”, etc. etc.
On ESPN Classics, you can watch the exciting analysis of, “Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame Terrell Owens” (see my previous posting about Owens and McNabb).
Of course, there are the Olympics with its hundred of hours of coverage of bobsledding and figure skating.
I know that I’m probably starting to sound like my parents, but I miss the old days when sports were less about entertainment and more about athletic skills, teamwork, and competition.