Are you telling me someone in your programming department actually sat down, looked at this schedule for coverage of the French Open, and approved it? Either you have trained monkeys at the switch or someone is drinking on the job. Better bring on the random drug testing.9:00am EDT (3:00pm Paris) – Start of quarterfinal matches at Stade Roland-Garros. 9:00am EDT – You have four networks available to cover a LIVE sporting event. So what do you broadcast?
- ESPN – SportsCenter (re-broadcast at 10am and 11am)
- ESPN2 – Mike and Mike in the Morning; ESPN First Take (What, no European BMX Racing or High School Bass Fishing tournaments to fill time with?)
- ESPNEWS – Highlight Express (re-broadcast five times until 12pm)
- ESPNClassic – Schaap One on One: Bob Cousy; Firestone Chats: Michael Jordan; SportsCentury: 1997 NBA Finals; SportsCentury: Oscar Robinson; SportsCentury: Larry Bird; SportsCentury: Bill Russell (I would like to point out that all of these individuals were prominent LAST century.)
Genius. You pissed me off so badly that I went to Costco. Just as well. That stupid Longines commercial with Kate Winslet and Angelina Jolie has been on more than actual tennis matches anyway.
© Jennifer Alys Windholz, 2011