|08-13-2006, 02:16 PM||#1|
Dazed And Frantic
Join Date: Mar 2004
ABC Sports giving way to ESPN brand
"An era will come to an end next month when the ABC Sports brand that popularized "The Wide World of Sports" and "Monday Night Football" will pass into history.
September 2 will usher in a new logo and look for the broadcast network's sports, "ESPN on ABC." It will wipe away all traces of the ABC Sports brand, which began in the early 1960s with "Wide World" and then blossomed with Roone Arledge and the ascendancy of "Monday Night Football."
The change is likely to matter more to the older TV viewer who remembers the glory days of "MNF" and "Wide World" under the leadership of Arledge and such on-air legends as Jim McKay and Howard Cosell. McKay is retired, and Arledge and Cosell have died."
Apologies if this has already been posted.
|08-13-2006, 03:39 PM||#3|
Hokie since 1993
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Denver, CO
ESPn isn't even what it started out as...it's all about creating drama...where it used to just do the news about actual sports...now...it's a tabloid.