So, Sunday morning here at The Chronicle's satellite office and I thought I'd get my August hockey fix before heading out to Church. Keep in mind, I did say August, so one has to dig a little deeper to get one's fix. I hit the normal spots. Rawhide, Puck Daddy, TSN, and so on and so forth. Desperate for more, I go to ESPNBA.
Now, my expectations were low, relatively speaking. I normally only go there during the season to read Buccigross. To my surprise, they seem to be running some sort of offseason report for each team in the league. Right there on the front page they have written one on my least favorite team of all time, the Stars. What the heck, I think to myself, let's see what they have to say. So I click on it...
You've got to be kidding me. They won't allow you to read the article unless you are an ESPN insider and pay them money!!!!!!! How preposterous do you have to be to think you can pull this off? Now, I realize this is how coverage is more than likely going to be in the future for newspapers and the like. Much has been talked about that right here on this very blog. But ESPN... come on, really? Their hockey coverage SUCKS and they want me to PAY for it! Now, it isn't that much money, but I'm a principles kind of guy. No way, no how.
I haven't heard anyone else mention this so I thought I'd throw it out there. Am I the only one that thinks this is just plain wrong?