Sunday, November 4, 2007

ESPN Still Doesn't Care About Hockey

This is the front page of at around 12:15 AM this morning, about 2 1/2 hours after the Islanders win and Al Arbour's 1500th game (click on pic to enlarge).

Look at the headlines under the News heading. Now I don't expect the game and post-game ceremony to be the website's cover story, especially with all the college football upsets. But seriously, while I'm sure Scott Verplank and Stephen Ames are having a battle for the ages in golf, are you really telling me that Al Arbour coming back for his 1,500th game couldn't get a headline on the front page? Hell, I'm surprised there was any room on there for the Devils' new building and Peter Forsberg.

Then again, it's not as if it's a surprise. ABC-7 just did local sports and put the Rangers-Devils game highlights on before the Islanders. Naturally.

Update 1 AM: We get results! Just before signing off this evening, I went back to and the Isles are now on the front page. Now, the chances of someone at ESPN reading this post and changing things up are pretty much zero. But we'd like to think we have an infinitesmal amount of influence at the Worldwide Leader. We'd be wrong, of course.

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