Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Might As Well Be Black & White

ESPN, you are the deuce!

And by "deuce" we mean a good ol' #2. You are not da' bomb, you are a giant stinking piece of shit!

I get that economy is a giant shit-burger right now, but the cable companies and subscribers are paying you to provide HD content for YOUR HD channels. So why the fuck am I watching men's and women's basketball conference championships on ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD in standard definition you cheap, ass-munching fucktards!

As Slut mentioned in a previous entry, this is not the first time ESPN has done this. I am willing to suffer through a SD broadcast for a Horizon League regular season game. I am definitely not thrilled about it and I still would like to bust your balls over it, but I will tolerate it. I am not willing to tolerate it for the conference tournaments and especially a conference championship game. Granted, I do not know what the cost is to broadcast an event in SD versus HD. I am sure that the cost for an HD broadcast is more expensive, but I do not think it is that much more to justify not broadcasting it in HD. ESPN owes the viewers (literally) an HD broadcast on THEIR HD channel.

I scanned the ESPN schedule and as much as I would like to say I am shocked, amazingly the only conference tournament games that will be in HD are from the BCS conferences. So the Big Ten, Pac-10, Big East, ACC, Big 12 and SEC tournament games are all in HD. Every other mid-major and smaller conferences are left to suffer in SD.

Not only do I think that sucks, it pisses me off. As much as I would like to grab my pitchfork and torch and march on Bristol, we all know it would not do much good. It basically sucks that millions of us get to pay for SD on HD.


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