December 12th 2006
Q. Has the increase in men’s and women’s sports on television watered down college sports?
A. There certainly has been a dramatic increase in college sports programming, as well as professional sports.
I don’t believe the increase in programming has “watered down” college athletics. I do believe it’s provided more choices for fans as well as accessibility, especially to fans and alums who do not live within driving distance of sporting events.
September 5th 2006
Q. What did you think of ESPN’s Monday night telecast of the Miami-Florida State football game last night where ESPN televised from eight different camera angles on ESPN2, and the traditional telecast on ESPN?
A. I like the fact ESPN tried something new - something that has never been done before – and I’ll be interested to hear what fans thought of each telecast.
I watched a majority of the game and enjoyed the traditional telecast. I don’t usually watch the entire game, though, because I’m usually working on my computer while listening to the game and look up from time-to-time to catch a good play or replay.
The eight camera angles were a bit much for me. I don’t know if I’m just old school; prefer a simple presentation; or if I’m ready to admit I’m getting old and need the full screen view…but I enjoyed the traditional full-screen telecast.