Filed Under: General Sports
It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen that floppy haired jackass hawking Mobile ESPN around every corner. Since we don’t miss things that make us angry (except football in the offseason), we didn’t notice that the commercials have been pulled. Well, we won’t ever see it or any stupid ESPN Mobile commercial again. Proving that consumers aren’t completely retarded, the folks behind a $150M money losing pig-fuck have called it a day and will shut down operations.
For the 20 of you who got suckered into buying one of these phones (ESPN employees), the service will work until the end of the year and you can get a refund on the purchase price of the phone.
We don’t know what exactly caused the service/product to fail. Some would say that it’s the fact that ESPN made people switch to Sprint to get Mobile ESPN. Or perhaps it’s the cost of $200 for a phone on top of a monthly charge of $35 to $225 and a 2 year contract. Or perhaps it’s the fact that the phone only received ESPN-approved content. Or perhaps they had a spokesman that actively made everyone HATE the product.
Good work Mobile ESPN. Better scale back plans for that ESPN-only TV…
[Reuters]: Mobile ESPN to close down operations: WSJ
[Forbes]: Mobile ESPN Bites The Dust