We've seen classic examples from Italy of soccer commentators going nuts just watching a game on a screen and yelling about it while said game is being broadcasted on another network. It's an incredibly foreign concept to American sports fans, but now we have a clip of one of those insane, entertaining soccer watchers/pundits from England. Here, former Arsenal player Charlie Nicholas of Sky Sports reports on Arsenal's home Champions League game against AC Milan from last week. Arsenal trailed Milan 4-0 heading into the second game of the home and home, but incredibly got 3 first half goals to give themselves a chance of advancing. Unfortunately for Nicholas and the Gunners, Arsenal was shutout in the second half and went down 4-3 on aggregate to Milan. But, that doesn't mean we still can't look back and enjoy a grown man giving the trumpet to celebrate his team scoring a goal amongst other acts of delirium.
Its daytime TV in ESPN2. Who cares? Yes they're all the same, but it only matters if you have to sit and watch daytime TV all day everyday (and God bless you guys, but you are the only ones who have to/get to do that for a living). The rest of us turn it on if we happen to be home with nothing to do, so most people ESPN is trying to reach shouldn't be bothered by it being the same thing over and over with different people.
They may do what you suggest in time, but it takes a while to develop such things (at least longer then a few weeks) so give it a few months and if this is still the schedule, then I will agree with you.
@ch81689 Yeah, it seems really nitpicky to expect ESPN2 to have something ready less than a month after it came out that Rome would be leaving (if you check the tape I expected the lineup to be something like this). I'd expect them to shake up their lineup again in the fall at the latest, but as much as I'd like some sort of "College Basketball Live" show, possibly mixed with a midday Baseball Tonight in the summer months, I have a feeling it's more likely to be "Skip Bayless is Highly Questionable".
Agree on LeBatard. At least it's original. I get that it's not for everyone, but I love that it's a fresh take on the sports talk at least.