Friday, December 12, 2008

An Open Letter to the Content Editors of ESPN.com



To Whom it May Concern:

As a frequent visitor to your website, ESPN.com, I have noticed a disconcerting trend over the course of the last few weeks.

When my web browser loads your homepage, instead of seeing a notable news item, or "top story" in upper left-hand corner of the page, I am instead confronted by a large, nonsensical picture with the words "Mayne Street" scribbled across it. It appears to be a promotional piece of some sort.

Surely, this must be an error. You wouldn't shamelessly promote yourself in the space that is reserved for the most important story of the day, right?

This would, after all, be akin to leading off your flagship news program, "SportsCenter," with an anchor - let's use Stan Verrett as an example - saying: "Our top story tonight on SportsCenter...ESPN is the Worldwide Leader in Sports," wouldn't it?

After all, EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS that you are the Worldwide Leader in Sports. You dominate the sports media landscape. Without doing much research, I can tell you that a large majority of sports fans turn to you first for sports news and information.


My advice, as a concerned customer, is that you fix this "Mayne Street" blunder as soon as possible, at the risk of people not logging onto your website due to the frustration this has caused. I can tell you that personally I will not be visiting your website again until this problem is addressed.


Thank you for your time.

A concerned sports enthusiast,
Xavier Hutchinson

P.S. You suck at covering sports

3 comments:

The Sherm said...

What is worse...ESPN.com or ESPN the television cChannel?

walnuts said...

Mayne Street, for the most part, isn't even that funny.

Anonymous said...

You guys are crazy! Mayne Street is hysterical! Self Promoting? What are you talking about??? They aren't promoting anything! They are simply branching out and trying to give its readers a few laughs! Check the comments on the page...most of the people seem to love the show

Site Stats