As if ignoring a plane crash that killed an entire hockey team wasn't enough evidence, Deadspin broke down an entire week of ESPN SportsCenter programming and found that they really, truly do not care about hockey.â†µ
Coverage of the NHL totaled just 13 and a half minutes between January 7 and January 18, just 2.4 percent of the total content on the program. Non-Pittsburgh Penguins hockey coverage totaled just 8.5 minutes. They spent 30 minutes on just Tim Tebow, let alone the entire NFL. But that's understandable, I guess. It's the NFL playoffs, and football is king.â†µ
Baseball has been completely off the map for at least two months now. There's no doubt hockey is more newsworthy right now, yet coverage of MLB totaled 16.75 minutes, three more than hockey.