Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ultimate is not Friday Night Lights, ESPN

UPDATE: USA Ultimate Nationals Championships has been changed from "Entertainment" to "Games" on ESPN3's live sports event listing. Games, as in, WSOP (World Series of Poker) and League of Legends (video gaming).

ESPN3 again & again continues to incorrectly categorize the sport of Ultimate. The last time the sport was categorized as "Entertainment" was last fall for the 2013 National Championships.

Being on ESPN offers a great opportunity for exposure. However, if the sport is being categorized the same as Friday Night Lights (NBC drama series), then ultimate is not being properly respected by those covering the sport of ultimate.

Well, until the sport's name is recognized by ESPN3, the USA Ultimate National Championships can be found listed under the drop-down as "Entertainment."

Screengrab via ESPN3

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