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Old 09-12-2017, 05:50 PM   #1
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ESPN NFL Power Rankings Week 1

Disclaimer: I don't take Eastern Seaboard Prejudice Network's rankings as being gospel or cited proof of how much better or worse teams are to each other, but for the purpose of seeing how high that they rank their preferred franchises' teams, and their lame excuses (or not) for doing so.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page...ke-early-moves

In most cases, it follows that in cities where ESPN has a dedicated presence, being NYC, Boston. Chicago, Dallas, and LA, their sports teams and franchises have been and are being given more attention and coverage. But for whatever reasons, the SE (Miami/Carolina/TB) South (Atlanta/NOLA/Tenn), Central (Cincy/St Louis/KC/Minneapolis) and NW (San Fran/Seattle/Portland/San Jose) are major areas of the US, in which ESPN has no dedicated presence. So they are not represented, while the NE is overrepresented.

There are a few exceptions, however, in the NFL, where the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, and Seattle Seahawks also get the kid glove treatment/benefit of the doubt from ESPN, this ala the NE Pats, Dallas Cowboys, and NY Giants, who have to really stink badly for half the season, before being dropped down into the lower-half of their rankings. And if they are, the network will spend even more space offering sincere sympathy for their fanbases and suggestions/advice about what can be done to rapidly improve....unlike the Rodney Dangerfields of the NFL, in the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, and to a lesser degree, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Bucs & Buffalo Bills.

Franchises/teams, that could quickly get rewarded with the perma or semi-perma red carpet treatment from ESPN, if/when they become or remain legit contenders/SB teams again, are the SF Niners, LA Raiders/Rams, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Chicago Bears. Prettty much the remainder who aren't listed, are treated like every team should be.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:01 AM   #2
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Disclaimer: I don't take Eastern Seaboard Prejudice Network's rankings as being gospel or cited proof of how much better or worse teams are to each other, but for the purpose of seeing how high that they rank their preferred franchises' teams, and their lame excuses (or not) for doing so.


http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page...ke-early-moves

In most cases, it follows that in cities where ESPN has a dedicated presence, being NYC, Boston. Chicago, Dallas, and LA, their sports teams and franchises have been and are being given more attention and coverage. But for whatever reasons, the SE (Miami/Carolina/TB) South (Atlanta/NOLA/Tenn), Central (Cincy/St Louis/KC/Minneapolis) and NW (San Fran/Seattle/Portland/San Jose) are major areas of the US, in which ESPN has no dedicated presence. So they are not represented, while the NE is overrepresented.

There are a few exceptions, however, in the NFL, where the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos, and Seattle Seahawks also get the kid glove treatment/benefit of the doubt from ESPN, this ala the NE Pats, Dallas Cowboys, and NY Giants, who have to really stink badly for half the season, before being dropped down into the lower-half of their rankings. And if they are, the network will spend even more space offering sincere sympathy for their fanbases and suggestions/advice about what can be done to rapidly improve....unlike the Rodney Dangerfields of the NFL, in the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, and to a lesser degree, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Bucs & Buffalo Bills.

Franchises/teams, that could quickly get rewarded with the perma or semi-perma red carpet treatment from ESPN, if/when they become or remain legit contenders/SB teams again, are the SF Niners, LA Raiders/Rams, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Chicago Bears. Prettty much the remainder who aren't listed, are treated like every team should be.
I think you are over thinking this. ESPN spends more time on teams & sports that create interest. End of story.

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