Trolls – answer us a question? If “nobody” watches the WNBA as you so vociferously claim, then why would ESPN add more of its 2020 season to its sports schedule?
Keep trying … keep trying …
ESPN already plenty of the W to show prior to its latest announcement, but it has concluded that putting more of the league on its air is a good thing (obviously). Hence, why Bristol announced that there will be 13 more games for this season that will be on the Worldwide Leader’s docket.
Those games are:
Washington Mystics vs. Las Vegas Aces – August 15, noon (ESPN)
Los Angeles Sparks vs. Indiana Fever – August 15, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Dallas Wings vs. Phoenix Mercury – August 16, 1 p.m. (ABC)
Seattle Storm vs. Connecticut Sun – August 16, 3 p.m. (ABC)
New York Liberty vs. Seattle Storm – August 18, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces – August 22, 3 p.m. (ABC)
Indiana Fever vs. Seattle Storm – August 25, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream – August 26, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever – August 27, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Seattle Storm vs. Chicago Sky – August 29, 2 p.m. (ABC)
Minnesota Lynx vs. Washington Mystics – September 8, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Indiana Fever vs. Las Vegas Aces – September 8, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
Las Vegas Aces vs. Minnesota Lynx – September 10, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
In addition, ESPN recognizes that MLB is on shakier ground than the WNBA, whose bubble strategy in tandem with that of the NBA’s appears to be the successful model for sports leagues navigating their ways through the pandemic.
👊¡SIGAMOS APOYANDO EL DEPORTE FEMENIL!👊
El inicio de la @WNBA arrojó buenos resultados. El encuentro entre @LASparks vs @PhoenixMercury que se transmitió por @ABCNetwork fue visto por 540,000 televidentes y la audiencia aumentó un 20%. #NadaNosDetiene 👏📺🏀
— Ellas en el Deporte (@EllasDeporte) July 27, 2020
That number is 540,000. That’s a whole lot of “nobodies” and a bit more than the “4” Tami Karen claimed the WNBA only had…