ESPN - the Worldwide Leader in what?
The network and its latest promo "Who's Now?" is getting ripped constantly by bloggers. The network already was getting grief over its original programming "The Bronx is Burning," and its awards show, the ESPYs.
"Who's Now" features a panel dissecting a field of 32 athletes, trying to determine which athlete has more buzz or who's generating the most excitement a.k.a. "Who's Now". It's a disheartening scene to watch as Stuart Scott leads a discussion of former athletes and sportswriters.
I know the summer months are a slow time for sports media, but the network has become a parody of itself, especially when it thinks of items like "Who's Now". I can't remember the last time I watched a full episode of Sportscenter. Maybe back in college. I don't think the network can hire a sportscaster whose voice doesn't register above 100 dB.