ESPN and NBC share the broadcast rights to the US Open. On Friday night, during an evening replay of the day's action, ESPN2 re-aired some of NBC's coverage from the late afternoon window. That coverage included this promo for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals airing on NBC Sports Network tonight.
So yes, as a function of sharing broadcast rights, ESPN ran a graphic advertising hockey on NBC Sports Network. I think we all know the joke that's coming...
This is the most ESPN has cared about hockey in years!
H/T to the incomparable bubbaprog
Amazing. Now if they'd just cross-promote IndyCar, a sports series ABC/ESPN does actually share with NBCSN
ESPN gives very little time to Hockey and It is kick in the face to Hockey lovers across the USA.. Your lose people!
Just another reason why I like this site. I also loved Rick Morrissey's column in the Chicago Sun-Times from Friday. It made me feel secure in my assessment of ESPNBA: "I watched ESPN's 'SportsCenter' for about 40 minutes Thursday morning and learned a lot about LeBron James' struggles in the NBA Finals, the rain delay at the U.S. Open, Tim Tebow's new home in New England, Jason Kidd's new job as coach of the Nets and something or other about RGIII. I mean, who cares about a triple-overtime thriller in the Stanley Cup Final? Screw 'em." Thank you for a well-written thought, Rick.