Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/23/11

I told you ESPN has a coastal bias! That the Eastern Seaboard Programming Network totally overlooks the Midwest; especially the upper midwest. Look at the graphic above where they drew Wisconsin in the shape of Minnesota!

But I understand the confusion, I mean why should they pay attention to Wisconsin? It’s not like the Green Bay Packers are the reigning NFL champions, and the only remaining undefeated team in the league. Or the Wisconsin Badgers are about to make back to back Rose Bowls on the strength of not one, but two Heisman candidates. Or that the Milwaukee Brewers have the NL MVP in Ryan Braun and reached the NLCS.

Oh wait, it’s exactly like that.

from The Post-Game

As the all-seeing CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell shows in one of his tweets, ESPN’s SportsCenter did a report on Braun and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in front of an artist’s rendering of … Minnesota.

Follow the link above to see how Minnesota fans answer the reality that the Twins, Gophers and Vikings are terrible. And that the Timberwolves would be the same, if the NBA weren’t on lockout.

By the way, if you’re not following Rovell on Twitter, you really should.

We have ESPNChicago, ESPNDallas already (ESPNBoston and ESPNNewYork are just redundancies) can’t wait for ESPNMinneapolis! or ESPNMilwaukee!

Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter Football, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports.

A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; he’s also a member of the FWAA, USBWA and SPJ. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.

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