Sports broadcasters for any sport provide a service that is most appreciated by the new sports fan or those who need some help being guided through the game.
A broadcaster will present information such as starting lineups, in-game stats, and will point out scenarios and strategies the viewer may miss. However, for those fans who know exactly what they are watching and don’t need any guidance, some broadcasters come off as awkward or annoying.
Announcers such as Joe Buck and Cris Collinsworth have a history of not being a fan favorite because of their monotone voices and lack of joy and charisma. Former players Bill Russell and Mark Johnson, while phenomenal athletes during their time, were off-cue and not exactly a fans first choice. And finally, how could anyone forget Bill Russell who did everything from rubbing dirt on himself to taking off his shirt on-air.
To make matters even worse, anyone watching the game while these individuals are announcing can’t do anything about it. Nobody wants to sit in a silent room while watching the game.
The simple and easy solution I propose is to subscribe to “ESPN+“. While ESPN may be outdated in many aspects of announcing, this new idea will revolutionize the fan experience and cater to everyone’s needs. This new streaming service from was recently released on April 12 and offers a lineup of content and live sporting events for just $4.99/month.
How it works and what you get
The first step is to download the ESPN app via your iPad or smartphone or you can log onto ESPN.com and purchase the subscription. As I said before, you only pay $4.99/month to receive all of the benefits.
With your 5 bucks, you get an array of content among thousands of live sporting events such as the following:
- MLB – more than 180 games
- NHL – more than 180 games
- Boxing – year-round
- MLS – more than 250 games
- College Sports – multiple sports such as football, baseball, basketball, and hockey to name a few.
- PGA – 50 days of coverage
- Rugby and Cricket – international
Furthermore, the ESPN+ app will provide users with a platform that lets them do everything that revolves around sports. Any question you have will be solved through this app.
- Scores, news, highlights
- live streaming
- on-demand video library
- ESPN audio
Believe me when I say that coming from a hardcore sports fan myself that this app will be a game-changer to how to consumer watches sports. ESPN+ could even save you from an expensive cable bill that you don’t want to pay any more. If you’re like me, all I use cable or is sporting events and with this app, I would save nearly $95.