The key is not the “will to win” - everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.
Sports broadcasting will enter a new dimension in 2010 … the third dimension, as ESPN will unveil the industry’s first 3-D network.
ESPN 3D will showcase a minimum of 85 live sporting events during its first year, beginning June 11 with the first 2010 FIFA World Cup match, featuring South Africa vs. Mexico, ESPN and ABC Sports president George Bodenheimer announced.
This is probably the worst idea I’ve come accross today. Not only does it stand in the way of progress, but it strikes me as very Dean Wormer-ish.
People are attending college football games as fans and should be allowed to do what they want and enjoy themselves (within reason of course). A much better option would be for CBS and the SEC to work with fans toward a way where they could both win. One idea would be for CBS to actually encourage fans to upload messages and tweet to their hearts content and even help them distribute those images, videos, etc via CBS’s website (for a fee) and thereby profit off of behavior that is going to happen anyway. But CBS isn’t that creative, and apparently neither is the SEC.
One of these days these companies will begin to understand that attempting to stand in the way of the masses is about as intelligent as standing in front of an oncoming train.
Update: The SEC and CBS have apparently come to their senses (or realized their ban was unenforcable, a bad idea, and that it would be more economically sound to do something else). They’re now apparently open to the idea of allowing social media withing SEC Games.