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02-22-2013, 09:19 PM
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ESPN was great in its hey day, yet even then when they were broadcasting hockey it was still a red-headed stepchild. (To this day i still geek a liitle when i hear the ESPN NHL theme music and miss Gary Thorne as a commentator.)They had personalities on the air but they never tried to overshadow the games themselves.

In the past decade, they became "merchants of cool" and sell more style than substance. They cater to celebrity and make the highlights and discussions more about the hosts than the athletes or coaches.

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