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ESPN3 and my ramblings

As with all new ESPN incarnations, I hated espn3 as soon as I found out that this was the vessel that is going to hold my football game hostage this week.  Sometimes it’s the Big East Network, sometimes it’s ESPN U, or Fox Sports whatever, none of these channels I get, all of them I loath for making trek out to bar to watch the game (Not that I don’t like going to bars, it just distracts my focus form willing the team to victory).
After the AK St. game  I classified ESPN3 as another toilet dweller.  
I never got full connection speed, the picture froze up a ton, and when I ran it via HDMI to my big screen it looked positively 8-bit.

To say the least, I was not enthused about another ESPN3 game.

But, to be fair, the coverage this week was pretty good. I maintained a full connection speed almost the whole time, the picture was wide screen, and UL won by 56 points.

Some of the pros of ESPN3.COM
Less commercials then broadcast
Less in game ads ( this Fanpost brought to you by Red Giraffe Video)
16:9 aspect ratio

Negatives
Watching A football game on your computer is just lame, end o’ story
You are at the mercy of your connection speed
You are at the mercy of ESPN3’s bandwidth
Low production values
Still blacked out in other areas

I have ranked my personal preference of watching the game.

At Game, good seats / box
At home, HD, national or regional broadcast
Crappy seats at game
ESPN3.com
Local coverage, FSN, Big East Network, Non-HD

I guess this is sort of compliment to ESPN3 (your not as ugly as I thought you would be), but I would like to see the quality of the picture improve significantly.

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