What sport deserves more air time on ESPN?

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  1. caderade2 profile image57
    caderade2posted 14 years ago

    There are a lot of sports now but not all of them have time slots in ESPN.  Of course Basketball and Football need their airtime, but I think some sports should have less airtime (like baseball and soccer) and some should have more airtime (like beach volleyball).  What do you all think?  Which sports should have more air time ans which should have less?

    1. profile image52
      Yanksownthesoxposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hey man I understand definietly where you are comming from my name is Christopher Barbieri and I love espn, and feel like it is and may be too opionionated towards a few particular ones but I also feel like baseball football and basketball are where the ratings are and will always be.  What do you think.

    2. Drew Breezzy profile image64
      Drew Breezzyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I was watching water polo for the first time on msnbc it pretty

      I love beach volleyball! That would be great.

  2. profile image0
    shreekrishnaposted 14 years ago

    cricket or football.

  3. whitney_185 profile image75
    whitney_185posted 14 years ago

    Although volleyball is my sport, and I would love to see more of it on TV, I think it's a matter of game speed. Football, baseball, and basketball (kind of) are all rather slow, but still eventful. Where as in volleyball it's still a bit slow, but no one gets excited from a great tip, and each team only moves on their own side as opposed to running all over the place. I think sports that have the best chance of getting more air time have pauses in between, then the reporters have time to analyze everything, and big plays or hits are frequent. Beach volleyball is fun, but I feel like attention goes in the wrong direction when it comes to women playing.

  4. The Phil profile image61
    The Philposted 14 years ago

    Squaredancing - definitely more

  5. Enigmatic Me profile image78
    Enigmatic Meposted 14 years ago

    There are two ways to look at this question.

    One) ESPN needs more viewers, what sports need to be shown for this?

    Two) As a sports promoter what league is missing the boat by not being represented on ESPN?

    I think ESPN is doing fine as a sports network. So I will answer it based on my belief that as a fan of the NHL, I believe we're missing the boat by not having a contract with ESPN.

    I'm an Eastern Canadian who gets to see 90 percent of the games I wish to see through my local cable and non-cable stations. I have no worries about it. But, if there is one thing that could help bring Hockey to the mainstream it would be a place in proper sport network stations.

    VS is a joke. Sorry for it, but it is. NBC attempts a Sunday afternoon game (after the NFL season is over) and some playoff games. If NHL was concerned about the growth of the product they would be looking for a group who are geared for sports, be accepting of the fact that sometimes games go into Overtime (unlike VS who has shut games down due to "having already filled contractual obligations with a 3 hr slot").

    The NHL needs a partner in the US to maintain those fans who have been with the league for years, but also so that new fans can be generated. Visibility is the issue.

    But please, no more highlighted pucks... its an embarrassment to the sport and the Canadian fans (despite population, it is my belief that more Canadians watch this sport).

  6. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 14 years ago

    Dancing competitions big_smile yeah...and boxing big_smile

    1. jayb23 profile image72
      jayb23posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Start watching Sony for dancing competitions...espn is a sports channel for God Sake

  7. C.Ferreira profile image69
    C.Ferreiraposted 14 years ago

    Soccer (other than the MLS) needs more airtime. It is the world's greatest and most popular sport. The US sucks with soccer...perhaps if ESPN showed more international games, the sport would start to grow on people and we will join the fantastic world of soccer.

    Have you ever seen how together a soccer stadium is during an international game!?

  8. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 14 years ago

    skydiving acrobatics
    sport dancing
    paralympic events

  9. Mark Knowles profile image58
    Mark Knowlesposted 14 years ago

    Christian baiting.

    A popular spectator sport where I come from big_smile

    1. C.Ferreira profile image69
      C.Ferreiraposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Mark, I agree with just about everything you say in the religion forum, but leave it out of the others! By saying something like this, you are just antagonizing people and that's not what we want!

      1. Mark Knowles profile image58
        Mark Knowlesposted 14 years agoin reply to this


      2. nicomp profile image66
        nicompposted 14 years agoin reply to this


  10. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 14 years ago

    Midget Throwing - The finest sport ever!

    1. Mark Knowles profile image58
      Mark Knowlesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Watch out - that is no longer considered a politically correct  sport. Now it is "Persons of Restricted Growth Tossing." big_smile

  11. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 14 years ago

    Rugby and Wrestling

    Although if youd like to know about Wrestling check out my latest Hub. Cheers.

    1. BristolBoy profile image66
      BristolBoyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      That is a good point.  I spoke to a friend who said that he can very rarely watch rugby matches in the US despite the fact that it is one of the fastest growing sports.  Think this is mainly because it is cheaper to organise than American football because it is a similar sport but with no padding/helmets.  Also football is something I have heard is very hard to watch other than MLS.

    2. whitney_185 profile image75
      whitney_185posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed! Especially rugby, it is very fun to watch and there are hardly any breaks in the action which makes it more exciting. Good ideas!

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    jacobt2posted 14 years ago

    The Minnesota Twins!!

    1. nicomp profile image66
      nicompposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hence the avatar smile

  13. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 14 years ago


  14. jcales profile image56
    jcalesposted 14 years ago

    Rugby more airtime - Yes
    Beach Volleyball - Yes & NO, keep it on public TV channels.
    Pro Tennis -

    Take some crap off like Bowling, Spelling Bees and WTF thinks a dam card game is an athletic sport.
    Poker is NOT a Frickin' sport. If you put that on there put Chess, Checkers, Uno, Darts, Dog shows, etc on there. Just dumb if you ask me (and I did hear someone ask me)

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    mtsi1098posted 14 years ago

    NHL hockey, AHL hockey, Division I hockey, Division III hockey, Travel hockey and High School hockey...Did I mention hockey?

  16. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 14 years ago

    Rugby Sevens - (and Rugby of course) - sevens is an amazing spectacle to watch and it's sure to be a big hit in the US if they'd air it more!

    Interesting that I'm actually seeing a lot of Rugby League, Aussie Rules etc but not much Rugby Union in New Jersey!

    1. Dangazzm profile image76
      Dangazzmposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, Rugby is just one of the best sports ever if it would just become popular! I asked myself this question a lot...

      I wish they would do college wrestling, one of the most competitive/hardcore sports in the world.

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Amen brother!

  17. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 14 years ago

    It all comes down to money.  ESPN has to cater to the masses.  If midget pro wresting suddenly becomes the talk of all sports and ESPN does a test-run on it where on a Sunday night, it gets a Nielsen rating of let's say 7, you better believe that it's going to be shown more and more.

    As long as there is a market for any sport, there will be exposure.

  18. GeneralHowitzer profile image67
    GeneralHowitzerposted 14 years ago

    LA Lakers

  19. Cowboy Coasters profile image58
    Cowboy Coastersposted 13 years ago

    Beach Volleyball!

  20. europewalker profile image78
    europewalkerposted 13 years ago

    Tennis. I never get tired of watching Roger Federer.

  21. Greek One profile image62
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    Here's my vote..

  22. Racing Saturday profile image65
    Racing Saturdayposted 13 years ago

    The Sport of Kings; Horse Racing.

    1. Greek One profile image62
      Greek Oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The sport of 'King's is hockey...  smile

  23. skyfire profile image81
    skyfireposted 13 years ago


    1. Greek One profile image62
      Greek Oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      great idea!

      right after hockey season is over!

      1. profile image0
        mtsi1098posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        frozen four final should be on espn Saturday...cannot wait

    2. Sab Oh profile image56
      Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this


      Because ESPN is so tired of having viewers, actually selling advertising time and making money?

  24. skyfire profile image81
    skyfireposted 13 years ago

    Well timezone difference can make it possible to broadcast both games, one will be surely missed anyway lol..


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