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Archae

(46,311 posts)
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:00 AM Sep 2023

Is there too much sports "news?"

I DVR the news in the evening, and have noticed too many times, the first 6-7 minutes of Milwaukee news (WISN in Milwaukee) is devoted to sports.

Meanwhile actual news (such as a serial burglar) gets 2-3 minutes. At most.

And it's not better anywhere else.

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Is there too much sports "news?" (Original Post) Archae Sep 2023 OP
A resounding yes. Polly Hennessey Sep 2023 #1
Not in Seattle RainCaster Sep 2023 #2
It's Rebl2 Sep 2023 #3
Personally.... Think. Again. Sep 2023 #4
YES. Sky Jewels Sep 2023 #5
Sports news Maninacan Sep 2023 #6
If the viewers did not want much sports news, there wouldn't be that much. Not that big into Silent Type Sep 2023 #7
Yes. But it must sell or they wouldn't be doing it. Ocelot II Sep 2023 #8
I'm so sick of hearing anything about Trump I'd almost... 3catwoman3 Sep 2023 #9
I don't watch any television news or opinion. Problem solved. hunter Sep 2023 #10
Throw away your TV. The internet lets you choose news! usonian Sep 2023 #11
This. NewHendoLib Sep 2023 #16
Yes relayerbob Sep 2023 #12
Washington Post has a podcast called The Seven. Basic LA Sep 2023 #13
Morning Joe Goonch Sep 2023 #14
Far too much for me, thanks, but I don't want to spoil the fun for those who like it. n/t Mister Ed Sep 2023 #15
To be fair, there are no web sites where we can bet on the success or failure of serial burglers. JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2023 #17

RainCaster

(10,853 posts)
2. Not in Seattle
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:09 AM
Sep 2023

Sports gets it's own segment of 4 minutes about 2/3 of the way through the newscast. Then weather and it's done.

Rebl2

(13,481 posts)
3. It's
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:10 AM
Sep 2023

rare if any of our local stations have sports news at five pm. They usually have sports at six and only get about three minutes. I think they get a little more at ten pm.

Think. Again.

(8,000 posts)
4. Personally....
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:11 AM
Sep 2023

...I think there's too much sports in general.

Getting outside and being active is a great thing, but glorifying and promoting mindless competition with no real purpose is a little sick.

Sky Jewels

(7,049 posts)
5. YES.
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:14 AM
Sep 2023

1000 times Yes. It’s absolutely ridiculous. I try my best to tune it all out but that’s virtually impossible.

I’m supposed to care that some man (because it’s overwhelmingly about males) got traded from one sportsball team to another because…Why again?

Maninacan

(28 posts)
6. Sports news
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:15 AM
Sep 2023

Madison WI. They talk about sport during the news. They talk about sports during the Weather Then there is sports.
How about some week old human interest story in the meantime.

Silent Type

(2,885 posts)
7. If the viewers did not want much sports news, there wouldn't be that much. Not that big into
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:15 AM
Sep 2023

competitive team sports, but I like keeping up with my college teams, etc.

Ocelot II

(115,657 posts)
8. Yes. But it must sell or they wouldn't be doing it.
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:17 AM
Sep 2023

Around here it's WILL VIKINGS BEAT THE PANTHERS? They lead the league with seven fumbles lost this season and have turned the ball over on the goal line in each game. Last week, they went 1-for-4 in the red zone against the Chargers. They face a Panthers defense coordinated by Ejiro Evero, whom the Vikings tried to interview for their defensive coordinator job before he accepted an offer to join Frank Reich's staff in Carolina. If Kevin O'Connell's offense can keep the ball and score enough points on Evero's defense, a Panthers offense that's averaged just 4.65 net yards per pass attempt might struggle to keep up blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blahblah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

In other news, the government will shut down tonight putting millions out of work, climate change will make the earth uninhabitable, a serial killer has murdered 11 people since last Tuesday, a fire has destroyed most of downtown Minneapolis, and a new covid variant makes your dick fall off. WILL THE VIKINGS BEAT THE PANTHERS?

3catwoman3

(23,965 posts)
9. I'm so sick of hearing anything about Trump I'd almost...
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:20 AM
Sep 2023

…watch a golf or boxing match instead, and neither of those sports interest me in the least.

usonian

(9,743 posts)
11. Throw away your TV. The internet lets you choose news!
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:42 AM
Sep 2023


Seriously, toss the TV and use a news aggregator on the web.

I use DU and Hacker News (cuz I am a tech head) but you might consider DU and one or two others.

Some ideas are here. YMMV. This is not an endorsement. Other lists were pretty awful by comparison.

https://themeisle.com/blog/news-aggregator-websites-examples/

Or you might choose Fark.
https://fark.com

Snide beats outright lies. (screenshot)

 

Basic LA

(2,047 posts)
13. Washington Post has a podcast called The Seven.
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 11:53 AM
Sep 2023

In 7 minutes they "Get you up to date on the 7 top news stories of the day!" Well, one of their top news stories is always some obscure (to me) sports score or Pac 5 (?) Big 10 (?) screamer, read over the sounds of a cheering stadium.
Is U.S. sports really "World News?"

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,336 posts)
17. To be fair, there are no web sites where we can bet on the success or failure of serial burglers.
Sat Sep 30, 2023, 02:33 PM
Sep 2023

Sports is big money. Sports betting is also big money.

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