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9/29/2017 5:45 PM

Never any coverage on MX/Supercross. These are world class athletes on the elite level. Why no love from ESPN on Sportscenter etc?

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9/29/2017 5:51 PM

Isn't that the channel all those spelling bees and such are on?

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9/29/2017 5:53 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/29/2017 5:54 PM

Don't worry, ESPNMSNBChas turned into a media tool and is losing viewers as more and more cut the cable cord. They are the past, not the future.

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9/29/2017 6:19 PM

There's no money in it for them...

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9/29/2017 6:21 PM

When your programing director keeps Skip Bayless on for a decade you know shit's all F%*&ked up.

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9/29/2017 6:22 PM

There are many, many sports with "world class athletes on an elite level". Many of them, like our sport, are rather niche and don't exactly have enough viewers to appeal to advertisers the way say, college football does.

My opinion? I couldn't care less what station airs the races - as long as I get to watch them. The fact that our sport even gets live coverage on the main FOX and NBC stations from time to time is pretty amazing.

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

9/29/2017 6:28 PM

Not enough politics in moto for ESPN to cover it.

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9/29/2017 7:33 PM

scooterwhipmoore wrote:

When your programing director keeps Skip Bayless on for a decade you know shit's all F%*&ked up.

Agree.
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9/29/2017 8:00 PM

ESPN is a joke any more. Stick and ball sports are all they talk about. Moto is far to low brow for them. They wouldn't stoop so low as to report on our little sport. Besides we don't have enough rapists or murderers to promote. When was the last time you heard about a moto guy shooting himself in a strip club?

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9/29/2017 8:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/29/2017 8:05 PM

they need to bring back moto world & art eckman!

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9/29/2017 8:06 PM

Recently Espn actually covered the corn hole championship. Yes how the mighty has fallen.

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9/29/2017 8:13 PM

They used to show supercross on sportscenter when McGrath had the streak going in the 90's.

It's in his book

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9/29/2017 8:13 PM

Yeah, ESPN has done a terrible job in the past decade, in many ways. They will be gone in ten more years. I used to watch SportsCenter 3 times a day when I was younger.

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9/29/2017 8:24 PM

coastlinecascot wrote:

Recently Espn actually covered the corn hole championship. Yes how the mighty has fallen.

+1 BAHAHA I was literally just about to post the same thing

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9/29/2017 8:35 PM

boston_jorj wrote:

Never any coverage on MX/Supercross. These are world class athletes on the elite level. Why no love from ESPN on Sportscenter etc?

after what the espn reporters were asking today at nascar press conferences i am not sure you want them there,

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9/29/2017 8:41 PM

MTV used to do music
ESPN used to do racing
CNN used to do news

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9/29/2017 9:06 PM

ESPN 2 was created for Motor Sports in the beginning. But what happened to that?

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9/29/2017 9:28 PM

It comes down to $$. Fox and NBC have the TV rights to moto. Why would ESPN/ Disney promote a sport that they have no TV rights to? I wouldn't complain its becoming a politics network with a some sports coverage mixed in.

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9/29/2017 9:55 PM

ESPN is ”walkin’ the mile” anyways.

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9/29/2017 9:59 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

MTV used to do music
ESPN used to do racing
CNN used to do news

Fox never reported news lmao

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9/29/2017 10:02 PM

Reese95w wrote:

ESPN 2 was created for Motor Sports in the beginning. But what happened to that?

ESPN2 was the World Series of Poker network...then they lost out on most of that!

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9/29/2017 11:06 PM

FIREfish148 wrote:

There's no money in it for them...

If feld could work out an equity deal with them it'd be huge. Riders would get rich. Rising tide would float everyone higher.

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9/30/2017 2:33 AM

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9/30/2017 3:32 AM

coastlinecascot wrote:

Recently Espn actually covered the corn hole championship. Yes how the mighty has fallen.

Bazzer would be proud!

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9/30/2017 11:09 AM

Are supercross highlights ever covered on any fox sports shows?

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9/30/2017 11:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/30/2017 11:58 AM

F150Motocrosser wrote:

There are many, many sports with "world class athletes on an elite level". Many of them, like our sport, are rather niche and don't exactly have enough viewers to appeal to advertisers the way say, college football does.

My opinion? I couldn't care less what station airs the races - as long as I get to watch them. The fact that our sport even gets live coverage on the main FOX and NBC stations from time to time is pretty amazing.

That's right. The future for viewers with niche interests isn't to rely on major networks, because they're unlikely to get what they want. The future is on-demend streaming, and MXGP.tv (and other services like it) are the perfect model -- get what you want, when you want it, at a reasonable price.

Then there's the reality of American "motocross." ESPN has no investment in motocross, and for the past 30 years or so, Americans have sold out to Supercross, which is a pander-to-the-lowest-denominator freak show. Friends of mine -- if they know anything about motocross -- think it's just another made-for-TV "extreme sport" run in stadiums. This is what Americans buy into, and it's embarrassing; I don't even try to explain what "real" motocross is.

So guess what? ESPN already has "The X-Games." What do they need motocross for?

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F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.

9/30/2017 12:01 PM

Only old people get their news from tv. Same goes for sports.

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9/30/2017 12:24 PM

The one thing that could bring espn back to the niche sports is that the 2 big dogs that are sucking all the money out of the room (football and NASCAR) are beginning to lose audience and value is dropping.

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9/30/2017 12:27 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

The one thing that could bring espn back to the niche sports is that the 2 big dogs that are sucking all the money out of the room (football and NASCAR) are beginning to lose audience and value is dropping.

https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2017/09/28/monster-energy-nascar-sponsorship.html

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10/4/2017 8:33 PM

Meanwhile ... ESPN has reacquired the rights to F1. This is the stuff that actually matters.

http://www.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/20912083/espn-secures-us-formula-one-rights-2018

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F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.