Apparently, last night the SyFy channel showed some sort of poor man's Jaws, Sharknado. I mean, I didn't watch it, but I assumed it was Emmy worthy because it was starring one Ian Ziering. However, it was apparently a disaster. Yes, an even bigger disaster than Lindsay Lohan in Liz & Dick.
#Sharknado was trending on Twitter pretty quickly, and ESPN took it upon themselves to ask the San Jose Sharks if they'd consider changing their name.
Hey @espn, thoughts on showing more hockey highlights?— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 12, 2013
Whoever runs the Sharks Twitter handle is a genius. It is a valid question by the Sharks, considering ESPN's idea of NHL highlights is showing clips of Justin Bieber and LeBron James bandwagon hopping.
The San Jose Sharks have won the internet today, so you can all feel free to start happy hour early.
Thanks to Twitter user @GabePride for the screenshot.
I'm not much for "oh snap!" but I let one out yesterday... I love when celebrities/players/teams stop playing nice and just belch out honesty!
I rarely defend the World Wide Leader, but the lack of hockey is protecting their business interests. NHL chose not to give ESPN rights to their games. They are basically the only sport to do that. So by promoting hockey, they are essentially promoting another network
You know there are times in life when people have bona fide spit takes. Well, my computer screen needed to be cleaned anyway. A little morning coffee certainly didn't hurt.
ESPN is truly at its most hilarious when trying to be sincerely funny.
As for the comments of those over analyzing this piece with critiques of NBC's coverage and ESPN's lack of coverage, not to mention hockey in general, get a life! Just enjoy the brilliance of it all!
I see ur point of view. I also agree that hockey is a niche/regional sport. But an alignment w the four letter network wont save them from Bettyman or constantly shooting themselves in the foot
That's the exact point. ESPN's abandonment of the NHL hurts the league, but the NHL's absemce on ESPN means little. Not that the league needs much help as it consistently hurts itself with its cancelled seasons and numerous labor stoppages. ESPN is bigger than the NHL and doesn't see it as a product worth its money and other resources. Hockey is pure niche at this point.
How is that Darren? They dont promote it nor have any rights to tv coverage. Basically ESPN gives them nada
@Darren StoneAbsolutely not true and that is why ESPN had matched NBC's latest offer for the rights. Anyway, this was great by the Sharks! Hahaha