ESPN New Blog Buzz Is Destined To Fail
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What Will Happen To ESPN's Blog Buzz When Erin Andrews Defends Her "America's Sexiest Sportscaster Title"?

4/17/09 in Media   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

ESPN's new "Blog Buzz" feature has already taken some flak from some of the bloggers that it was intended to feature.

In their debut edition yesterday, the two "blogs" that they featured really weren't blogs at all. One was an online newspaper article, and the other was a piece from one of ESPN's own "bloggers", who are really a part of the ESPN machine, and not "bloggers" in the true sense.

Today's edition showed another reason why this might not work out as well as ESPN had anticipated. Two of the top 5 topics were involving ESPN themselves. One was the feedback from bloggers on the previous day's Blog Buzz, and the other was ESPN letting Stephen A. Smith go. Sportscenter Josh Elliott had to tiptoe around the Stephen A. Smith topic, and then defend ESPN in a rather awkward segment where he basically apologized for their miscues and promised an improvement in the future.

The problem with this, however, is that the ESPN-oriented blogs are not going to go away. How will the WWL react when several of the top 5 topics are things that they either can't discuss, or are simply anti-ESPN? Do we really want to see a daily segment featuring ESPN trying to justify the weird and sometimes inexplicable things that it does? Doubtful.

Do the network bosses really want their sportscenter anchors to talk about how the most popular story of the day was a bunch of guys drooling over their co-worker Erin Andrews when Playboy's next "America's Sexiest Sportscaster" poll comes out? So far, they have managed to avoid openly talking about Andrews' sex appeal. But the fact is that it's one of the most prominent blog topics out there. I can't wait to see how they react to that, because it's bound to happen.

I appreciate the fact that ESPN is finally trying to give a tip of the cap to the blogosphere as a whole, but this seems like it is destined to blow up in their faces eventually. I'm just looking forward to seeing what sets it off.


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4/19/09   |   kelski1974

wrote:
not too shabby:

if you like 'em blonde and wholesome, she buries Erin Andrews.  I like 'em dark and sultry, thus my Hazel Mae enjoyment.

Ah Charissa now that screams good morning LOL! Thank the Good Lord I now have BTN so I can see her twice in one week

4/18/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

wrote:
Am I the only one who doesn't get the Erin Andrews thing?  I mean, she's cute and way out of my league, don't get me wrong, but the amount of spank bank material bandied about seems disproportionate to her actual hotness.   I mean, Rachel Nicholls is just as cute and I never hear one-tenth the amount of fawning over her as I do Erin Andrews.  Besides, Hazel Mae is hotter than both of them put together.

Rachel Nicholls is a lot hotter, IMO. But I like redheads, so I'm biased.

4/18/09   |   Brendanc8504

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4/18/09   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

I prefer Charrissa Thompson of FOX, and the Big Ten Network.

4/17/09   |   kelski1974

Rahel Nichols or Hazel Mae looks like its time to log some serous hours on MLB Network for me

4/17/09   |   sdm   |   2 respect

wrote:
Am I the only one who doesn't get the Erin Andrews thing?  I mean, she's cute and way out of my league, don't get me wrong, but the amount of spank bank material bandied about seems disproportionate to her actual hotness.   I mean, Rachel Nicholls is just as cute and I never hear one-tenth the amount of fawning over her as I do Erin Andrews.  Besides, Hazel Mae is hotter than both of them put together.

I agree. Ijust don't get it. Hazel Mae rules!

4/17/09   |   radiowave000   |   145 respect

jopo72 wrote:
here u go

You can have EA..Hazel is the bomb!

4/17/09   |   jopo72

you are right muy caliente!!!

4/17/09   |   jopo72

here u go

4/17/09   |   Brendanc8504

wrote:
visual aides - always a plus.

damn my work network wont let me see it

4/17/09   |   Brendanc8504

jopo72 wrote:
See full size imageHey i don't care if she is hot! I got hit on by joe namath.
-Suzy Kolber

Joe Namath on the Simpsons.

"And one more thing, dont hit on the sideline reporter.......trust me!"

4/17/09   |   jopo72

wrote:
Am I the only one who doesn't get the Erin Andrews thing?  I mean, she's cute and way out of my league, don't get me wrong, but the amount of spank bank material bandied about seems disproportionate to her actual hotness.   I mean, Rachel Nicholls is just as cute and I never hear one-tenth the amount of fawning over her as I do Erin Andrews.  Besides, Hazel Mae is hotter than both of them put together.

See full size imageHey i don't care if she is hot! I got hit on by joe namath.
-Suzy Kolber

4/17/09   |   Brendanc8504

wrote:
Am I the only one who doesn't get the Erin Andrews thing?  I mean, she's cute and way out of my league, don't get me wrong, but the amount of spank bank material bandied about seems disproportionate to her actual hotness.   I mean, Rachel Nicholls is just as cute and I never hear one-tenth the amount of fawning over her as I do Erin Andrews.  Besides, Hazel Mae is hotter than both of them put together.

Hazel Mae is absolutely hotter

4/17/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Brendanc8504 wrote:
I dont know what that ESPN Blog is, this is the first I've heard of it. I'm here for Erin

ESPN started a Blog Network for each of its NFL teams and all of the major conferences in College Football. They aren't bad really.

4/17/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

 I have a feeling that ESPN recognizing certain blogs will turn into the Grammy's and how if you are a "real" artist for the longest time they didn't want to win a grammy....real bloggers aren't going to want to be edited down by the big hand of Disney

4/17/09   |   airwolfone

ESPN should totally appriciate Erin and the great job that she does for them!!! Erin will knock out her competition big time!!!

4/17/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Brendanc8504 wrote:
I dont know what that ESPN Blog is, this is the first I've heard of it. I'm here for Erin

They don't have a blog, just "Blog Buzz." whatever the hell that is. The Stephen A. Smith thing was priceless though.

4/17/09   |   Brendanc8504

I dont know what that ESPN Blog is, this is the first I've heard of it. I'm here for Erin