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by Paul on 08/05/09 at 01:10 PM ET
from Frank DeFord at NPR,
Imagine if Vogue magazine was not only the country’s single dominant fashion medium, but also produced most major runway shows. Imagine if The Wall Street Journal was not just the nation’s only powerful business outlet, but it also owned the rights to the listings on the New York Stock Exchange.
Well, essentially, so it is with ESPN and sports. ESPN rules the land, the seas and the firmament of sport, and ESPN sees that it is good. ESPN has multiple channels, a magazine, a radio network, and now it’s starting local Web sites in many cities to compete on that level.
What it covers is so often what it owns the rights to — in almost every major sport. To be sure, other networks share some rights to the various leagues, but only ESPN is a critical mass. ESPN can make you.
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