ESPN began as an outrageous gamble with a lineup that included Australian Rules Football, rodeo, and a rinky-dinky clip show called Sports Center. Today the empire stretches far beyond television into radio, magazines, mobile phones,the internet, video … see full wiki
At ESPN, you find the other people who cried when a team lost. If you had never cried when your team lost, you really shouldn't work at ESPN. You just won't get it. But if you cry . . . If you're able to really touch into that feeling, then it's a dream job and a dream place to work.When ESPN reached the tipping point on the climb to Worldwide Leader, the history, along with the story of it, sometimes loses its way in the arcania of success (a struggling enterprise can't afford the introspection and infighting that could destroy its fragile ecosystems). While the story of how ESPN and NBC ended up with the Monday and Sunday night NFL football lineups on the channel listings and in the booth is fascinating, although too much time is spent obsessing over the failures of ESPN's booth personalities and experiments with Rush Limbaugh, Tony Kornheiser, and others.
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