ESPN Chicago

ESPNChicago and the Future of Local Sports Coverage

ESPNChicago launched this week to some mixed reviews — not of its content, which should still be the quality ESPN coverage you’re used to, but it’s existence at all.

Deadspin writer Dashiell Bennett’s wonders why we need this at all. Don’t newspapers already cover this? Isn’t this just “co-opting” what they do? Dan Shanoff, on the other hand, thinks it’s a great idea, wondering (the obvious question) why don’t they do this for all major sports cities?