â†µâ‡¥A new feature called “Blog Buzz” launches this morning on “SportsCenter,” giving independent bloggers a voice on ESPN programming for the first time. Blog Buzz, provided by Sports Media Challenge’s Buzz Manager, will supply to “SportsCenter” the top five sports issues being discussed each day in the blogosphere, as well as pull quotes from some of the posts. â†µâ†µWithout context, I’m not sure anyone really cares about a list of the top five stories in the blogosphere (idea: show more highlights). But whatever. They’re acknowledging the fine work of independent sports bloggers. So, what were the top five bloggables yesterday? Here’s the shiny graphic:
â†µ... The Sun Sentinel? As in, the major, mainstream media, Miami-based newspaper Sun Sentinel? Wow. How indie. It only took all of 30 seconds for this segment to fall flat on its face. â†µâ†µ
â†µBut let’s continue. Next up, a quote from a blog post about Anquan Boldin, from ... â†µâ†µ
â†µ ... ESPN’s OWN FREAKING BLOGGER. Really? â†µâ†µ
â†µAnd that was it. That was the end of the segment. Two excerpts from “blogs,” one from a major newspaper and the other from their own, bigger-than-Jesus, website. That couldn’t possibly be any less focused on independent sports blogging. And it’s not like there was some shortage of blogs to choose from. The Isiah, Kobe and Paulus stuff were everywhere yesterday. It continues to boggle the mind that a company so completely out of touch can rule the sporting world. â†µâ†µ
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