Monday, September 28, 2009

More Than Just "Click-Love"

The Women's Hoops Blog and Swish Appeal have both made the request, and now, I'm going to make it.

The following link is the link to the ESPN ombudsman site. This is where you go to (usually) complain about stuff, or (rarely) praise ESPN for what they do.

I believe that ESPN is doing a lot better job at covering women's basketball than the print media is. As a matter of fact, they do a better job of covering the WNBA than the home newspapers of several WNBA teams - I'm looking at you, AJC, although the coverage did get better for the Dream near the end of the season. ESPN also has Mechelle Voepel's reporting, which is very good.

But ESPN isn't going to keep covering women's sports if they don't think anyone is reading it. (ESPN women's basketball articles are frequently and anonymously trolled.) You - yes, YOU, reader - need to go to the link and scribble out fifty words or so, even if it's just "I like your coverage and I want more."

People read that stuff at ESPN. You might think they don't, but they do. And after reading 100 comments a day in the range of "You suck!" don't you think they'll be happy to read something positive?

So go to the link, and tell them that you like the job ESPN has doing. If you did, let me know in the comments. Here's an off-season comments thread that we need to get filled up till Blogger breaks!


Anonymous said...

Yes I just sent them a message about the coverage

pt said...

Woo hoo! Thanks for sending a message to ESPN - every little bit means a lot, since they most likely assume that 1 comment = X people interested...where X is a very large number.

Unknown said...

I sent a message too. It's well worth it to make sure that they keep us updated on women's basketball.

Unknown said...

Sent a message thanking them for their coverage.

Good Idea John!

Lattafan said...

I just sent espn a message thanking them for their WNBA coverage. Thank you as well for your wonderful blog. It's a keeper!-Lattafan

ATLDreamFan17 said...

Add me to the list. Just hit "submit" on the feedback page a minute ago.