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Commentary: ESPN gives the cold shoulder to the Olympics
Commentary: ESPN gives the cold shoulder to the Olympics

ESPN bills itself as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Based on that, women's basketball is bigger worldwide than the Winter Olympics. Nothing against the Connecticut Huskies, but do they really warrant more airtime than Bode Miller, the U.S. women's hockey team, 3,000 Olympians from 88 countries and Bob Costas' valiant battle with pinkeye? If a Martian just landed anywhere in America that has cable, it would sure think so. Then it would fly to Sochi to have dinner with Jeremy Schaap, who must be feeling pretty lonely. Schaap is the Worldwide Leader's intrepid correspondent in Sochi. Before we detail how scrawny the coverage is, it should be noted that ESPN has its reasons....

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