Yesterday The Big Lead uncovered an ad passing out complimentary tickets for a new ESPN debate show taped in Los Angeles. The reaction from you to ESPN airing a new debate show was best described as cataclysmic fury with some even questioning why God hates us.
A quick check of my handy television guide shows no less than 6 debate shows on ESPN throughout the day already, or shows that feature debate like SportsNation and Outside the Lines.
-Numbers Never Lie
-Around the Horn
-Pardon the Interruption
-Outside the Lines
You also have shows that center on people talking about the stories of the day like the radio simulcasts of Mike & Mike, The Herd, and The Scott Van Pelt Show. There's also Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable and the daytime SportsCenters continue to push more towards analysis and discussion over highlights. Oh, and there's the 30 minute replay of FIrst Take, because 4 hours of torturing viewers isn't enough.
With all of those debate and talk shows is there really room for another debate show?
When you're ESPN, the answer is yes. YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!!! YEEEEEEEEESSS!!!
So with this mysterious new ESPN debate show existing only as a prototype, perhaps never to even see the light of day, we want to help Bristol make sure this debate show is actually different than their 6,000 other debate shows. We want this new Los Angeles debate show to stand out from the crowd and not be just another half hour or hour that sucks the soul out of the American sports fan and sends us further into the abyss of mindless zombies who watch debate shows like trained seals. We want this debate show to be a success...no comments