So Fox Sports 1 launched today. Just wondering what everyone's thoughts were on it.
I caught some of the UFC action which was pretty much the same as we have seen from Fox and their productions of the UFC this year. And I watched the first episode of Fox Sports Live, aka Fox SportsCenter. I enjoyed it. Jay and Dan are pretty damn good at what they do. Funny guys. The "experts" were interesting. I think McNabb and Gary Payton are home runs. Roddick.... I was skeptical when I found out he would be on there and he didn't really do it for me tonight. He doesn't seem to know where he fits in yet, which is understandable. But when he said Louisville is the team with the best chance to keep Bama from three-peating... all i could think of is, "stick to tennis." It has a different feel to it then SportsCenter, which it needs to. I'm not converted from SC yet, but it was refreshing to see. A nice change.
One thing they absolutely need to change is the screens behind Jay and Dan that show players headshots and such, its two screens (or four) and lines go right through the faces of the players and it looks terrible. It makes everyone look like they are wearing braces. It was driving me nuts. Hopefully they fix it soon.
As a huge sports fan, if you couldnt tell from my username (i was so clever when I was 11), I like many others have been getting more and more turned off by ESPN. It sucks because there are some fantastic, talented people at ESPN. But it seems like they are just heading in the wrong direction. I am happy to see the launch of Fox Sports 1, ESPN finally has a real competitor. I'm very interested in seeing the rest of their line up. We all know football is king and Fox tends to kill it when it comes to the NFL. I'm very interested in their NFL show.