TORONTO — ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPN+ are set to deliver live coverage of the Canadian Football League (CFL)’s complete 86-game schedule – from the season-opening kickoff to the final play of the 109th Grey Cup – to football fans across the United States.
Here are some overlooked notes on the ESPN schedule, for which they clearly are pushing more this year onto ESPN+. Not counting ESPN+ and the obsolete ESPNews, here is what we have on ESPN2 after July.
6 Aug - Last two games on ESPN2 until 23 September - a bit early to cut off the viewing eh!?
2 games in September
1 game in October
That USFL CRAP is getting undue and far better exposure and is failing miserably as not a real league.
To the inferno with ESPN.
Get it right for the next deal CFL and ditch ESPN from even the negotiating table!
ESPN airing of the CFL in 1980 was for 38 games with a mix of live and tape delayed. Usually, 2 games were aired a week: Tuesday and Saturday with one game a week aired live. Even back then when ESPN had rights to broadcast only a few sporting events live, the CFL took a backseat and got bumped and was shown later or the next day.
I wouldn't say I disagree with you, but I can see how ESPN's plate may be full. In summer they have their fair share of WNBA, MLS, and MLB games. The little league world series is a huge draw as well with most games on the ESPN family of networks throughout the month of August. I enjoy ESPN+ by and large and well worth the $6 a month or however much I pay for it so I can't complain there.
No issues on my smart TV though the handful of times I tried accessing on my phone could be choppy. Although I'm a millennial I prefer my viewing entertainment in front of a big screen TV, not a tablet, smartphone, or laptop