Best Sports Shows
5 Shows & Movies | by ESPN
Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.
ESPN Major League Soccer
ESPN Major League Soccer is a promotion of Major League Soccer on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD and ESPN2HD. Major League Soccer on ESPN2 debuted in 1996, the league's first season, and is guaranteed to stay on the network till at least 2014. From 1996 to 2006, the weekly soccer match on ESPN2 was called MLS Soccer Saturday, but in the new contract, that was replaced by MLS Primetime Thursday. For the 2009 season and beyond, the Thursday telecast was replaced by a variety of primtime games on Wednesdays through Saturdays. Beginning in 2009, as part of ESPN's far-reaching strategy of moving sports programming to ESPN, all matches - including MLS Cup - are now aired on either ESPN or ESPN2.
ESPN2 College Football Friday Primetime
ESPN2 College Football Friday Primetime is a live game presentation of Division 1-A college football on ESPN2 or sometimes ESPN. There is no main sponsor. The game telecast airs every Friday night at 7:45pm ET during the college football regular season. In 2010, the games will be announced by Joe Tessitore and Rod Gilmore. The game is preceded by a 5-10 minute long segment of College Football Scoreboard with Rece Davis, Lou Holtz and Mark May They both also present the Pontiac Performance Halftime Report. Since debuting in 2004, it has broadcast games from numerous conferences including the SEC, ACC, Big Ten and the Big East. The biggest game for this package occurred on September 28, 2007, when the at the time fifth-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers took on the eighteenth-ranked South Florida Bulls. The game drew a 2.7 rating, the second highest since ESPN2 began televising college football.
ESPN Major League Baseball
ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. ESPN's MLB coverage debuted on April 9, 1990 with three Opening Day telecasts. ESPN Major League Baseball is guaranteed to remain on air until 2021. The title is derived from the fact that it may come on a night when ESPN doesn't have a scheduled game. The different weekly regular season games that ESPN presents: Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell, Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA and Wednesday Night Baseball presented by Goodyear, and formerly ESPN DayGame presented by Fruit of the Loom and Thursday Night Baseball powered by Castrol. In addition to regular season games, ESPN also airs 10 spring training games entitled ESPN Spring Training and formerly aired Division Series playoff games entitled The Division Series on ESPN. ESPN also airs a daily highlight show called Baseball Tonight at 10 p.m. ET and 12 a.m. ET. ESPN Radio has also been airing Major League Baseball since 1998, broadcasting Sunday Night Baseball as well as select other regular-season games, the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, and the entire postseason including the Wild Card Game, Division Series, League Championship Series, and World Series.
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime
ESPN College Football Primetime is a live game presentation of Division 1-A college football on ESPN. In the past, the presenting sponsors have been Polaroid and AT&T. The current presenting sponsor is Hampton Hotels. The game telecast airs every Saturday night at 7:45pm ET during the college football regular season. The game is preceded by a 45 minute long College Football Scoreboard with Rece Davis, Lou Holtz and Mark May, all of whom also appear on the halftime report. This game telecast is also presented in high-definition on ESPN HD.