A problem remains. ESPN may not be a monolith, but it often appears to be one. Especially when launching new endeavors like Arena Football or NASCAR or Major League Soccer, someone at ESPN, perhaps everyone at ESPN, should be aware of the appearance of overzealous promotion. Synergy can backfire. Wooing us with a new sport is fine, but when you flood the zone all at once on all platforms, at least some of us will feel stalked.
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One of the crazy things about Orange County is how HUGE baseball is.
Plus, the whole race topic seems that much more forced since the current career HR leader is black.
Ansel Rakestraw wrote:Plus, the whole race topic seems that much more forced since the current career HR leader is black.
It is very bizarre how this turns out....
I once had a couple of employees [waaaay back in the day] accuse me of being racist because I felt Evander Holyfield was a better boxer (he was) than Mike Tyson (powerful punch, lousy boxer)...
It was completely surreal....somehow Holyfield was seen as a "white" boxer and not as "black" as Tyson, therefore my support of Holyfield HAD to be race related. These fuckwads weren't kidding either.
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