Found December 14, 2012 on Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog:
I can remember the day – Aug. 24, 1989 – Pete Rose accepted a place on Major League Baseball  arising from accusations that he bet on baseball. Naturally all the networks, as well as ESPN, covered the event, which was obviously huge at the time.  To be honest, ESPN was the star if the day, totally outshining the three major over-the-air networks at the time. ESPN’s people, led by Bob Ley, were ready and ahead if the game in every way. It was the network at the forefront of sports, and showed everyone why. There was no Internet, no Twitter, no Facebook.  Important notes were pinned on a board, not PInterest. In those days, ESPN was at its best at reporting sports. Much has happened since then, as ESPN has totally lost its way. That was shown with Rob Parker’s Thursday diatribe on “First Take,’’ which has morphed into the most obnoxious, annoying presentation on any of the near-500 channels one can receive. While I disagree with Parker’s opinion, the bigger problem I have is how “Firs...
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