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  1. The importance of MNF was lost as soon as ESPN and round the clock highlights permeated our lives. Before ESPN the only highlights we saw of teams not in our region was the halftime Cosell rundown. Good memories but the time had come.

    Comment by Chuck — 12/27/2005 @ 07:47:14 AM


    I guess Al Michaels is more attached to John Madden than to weekday football. The longtime ABC sports announcer is set to join his broadcast partner at NBC for Sunday Night Football next season, while ESPN announced a new Joe Theismann-led trio for it…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 02/08/2021 @ 07:41:08 PM

  3. Corporate sisters? More like step-sisters. Since when is the takeover of one company by another considered to be all in the family?

    Comment by Dig a little deeper — 02/08/2021 @ 08:36:40 PM

  4. I’m not going to debate about how business bloodlines work, but ABC acquired ESPN over twenty years ago — more than enough time for the two corporate cultures to merge.

    What’s more, Disney bought the combined ABC ten years after that, in 1995. That further blurred any distinctions that might have been left over. So yes, I think “corporate sisters” is more than appropriate to describe the current ABC-ESPN relationship.

    The wheeling and dealing took place ages ago. I suspect you thought it just now happened? If so, I’d suggest you “dig a little deeper” yourself.

    Comment by CT — 02/08/2021 @ 08:55:27 PM


    Not that there was much left to munch on, especially after Monday Night Football flew the broadcast-network coop. From here on out, broadcasts by ABC Sports will be ESPN-branded, effectively erasing any distinction left between the two Disney-owned en…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 08/12/2021 @ 07:29:56 PM

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