Anyway....I wanted to make a bigger point here.
People like to gripe about ESPN. My chief complaint with ESPN is they push themselves as the brand instead of whatever sport they're broadcasting.
NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said the network doesn't look at year-to-year results when it comes to Notre Dame, calling the football program a premier brand that defines the network as much as the Olympics, the NFL and the U.S. Open golf championship.
NBC Sports, much like CBS, defines itself by what it broadcasts.
I prefer that method to the self promotion that you get with ESPN and Fox.