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August 4, 2007 at 1:36 PM

Dear ESPN2…

I was thinking of writing you sooner, but I know you have bigger things to think about with Barry Bonds and the start of football season looming. I just wanted to thank you for altering your schedule a little to air Indiana at Chicago nationally on Aug. 7.
See, it is playoff time and looking over your previous schedule, you had some duds lined up. Not that either of us are here to promote the WNBA (although technically you did just buy their rights so one would expect you to put the best game out there, but I digress). It’s just not the way any fan wants to dive into upcoming postseason play. So, thanks for canning that Phoenix-Los Angeles matchup for Indiana-Chicago.
And after watching Chicago’s loss against Detroit on Friday, I have to say their college arena looks great on TV. Still not a fan of WNBA teams playing on college campuses, but the Sky has worked to create their own identity there. Coupled with them having the former Bulls arena announcer and those awesome drummers, and it’s definitely a cool vibe to watch basketball.
But this is about you, ESPN2. Thanks, again, for the unexpected attention, err, treat as the Sky try to advance in just their second season of existence. And, I know this is a stretch, but if Washington is out of the picture by Aug. 19, could you possibly consider nudging sister station ABC to air the Sacramento-Phoenix or Detroit-Indiana matchup instead? I know the time has to be changed and the crews’ flights have to be swapped, but it’s the final game before the postseason. Shouldn’t you show your best stuff?

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