Going Online – ESPN.com

The virtual world of sports
Where to find it: ESPN
– espn.go.com
Who runs the site: The site is run by ESPN, Inc., the company
that dubs itself

the worldwide leader in sports.

The company owns various cable television networks, a magazine,
a chain of sports-themed restaurants and of course, the Web
site.
Who is likely to use the site: Anyone who is a sports fan and
wants a quick rundown on what is going on in the world of sports.
Unlike typical news sites, ESPN is all about sports all the
time.
The virtual world of sports

Where to find it: ESPN – espn.go.com

Who runs the site: The site is run by ESPN, Inc., the company that dubs itself “the worldwide leader in sports.” The company owns various cable television networks, a magazine, a chain of sports-themed restaurants and of course, the Web site.

Who is likely to use the site: Anyone who is a sports fan and wants a quick rundown on what is going on in the world of sports. Unlike typical news sites, ESPN is all about sports all the time.

Pros: It’s clear that this site is the go-to place on the Web for sports fanatics. One of the best features of the site is that users can sign up for an account that creates a personalized site that offers stories, scores and updates on their favorite teams and sports.

For those who just generally like sports news, the site has plenty else to offer. At the top of the page, there is a feature that allows users to find out what teams are playing, what time the games will be on and what stations will be airing the games all with a quick click. The sports featured right now include NFL football, NBA basketball, NHL hockey and NCAA football.

Just a little further down the site, users can click on a variety of subjects to get news just on their favorite sport. That includes fantasy sports, Major League Baseball, NASCAR and even high school sports. But for those who want to mix it up a bit there is main story on the front page as well as a dozen other headlines.

In addition users can click on “rumor central” to see what buzz is going around in the world of sports. There are also blogs, videos and games to keep sports fans busy on the site.

Cons: The site just has a lot of information and a lot of features so it is likely to take up a lot of time. Then again, many sports fans covet time spent on their favorite teams.

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