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Date: 11 Feb 2009 07:51:37
From:
Subject: ESPN bad schedule errors
I sent a notice to ESPN that their Tennis schedule page has some
very bad errors. They replied a few days ago that this was being
directed to the appropriate department for review. It's amazing to me
that ESPN would make such gross errors, and not immediately fix it.
Here's the page: http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/schedule

For example:

They have the ATP BNP Paribas Masters on Nov. 9-16 in Paris,
France, when it is actually March 9-22, in Indian Wells, California.
This is the NEXT scheduled Masters 1000 level tennis event (not in
November). (Masters 1000 is just under Grand Slams in importance/
points.) This particular event is the next most attended tennis
tournament after the Slams. (I told them all that, too.)

Also in March - The Miami Masters AKA Sony Ericsson Open is March
25 - April 5 in Miami, FL, and is not even on their schedule. Another
Masters 1000 event.

(I was only checking Feb/March, and I told them I didn't look for
errors in the rest of their year-long schedule.)

I am no longer using ESPN for Tennis stuff, except for looking for
more info after first looking elsewhere. They have lost credibility
as a news source.





 
Date: 13 Feb 2009 17:40:22
From: Sao Paulo Swallow
Subject: Re: ESPN bad schedule errors
On Feb 13, 3:47=A0pm, m.0...@yahoo.com wrote:
> On Feb 11, 2:18 pm, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 08:54:09 -0800 (PST), m.0...@yahoo.com wrote:
> > >On Feb 11, 10:51 am, m.0...@yahoo.com wrote:
> > >> =A0 =A0I sent a notice to ESPN that their Tennis schedule page has s=
ome
> > >> very bad errors. They replied a few days ago that this was being
> > >> directed to the appropriate department for review. =A0It's amazing t=
o me
> > >> that ESPN would make such gross errors, and not immediately fix it.
> > >> Here's the page:http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/schedule
>
> > >> For example:
>
> > >> =A0 =A0 They have the ATP BNP Paribas Masters on Nov. 9-16 in Paris,
> > >> France, when it is actually March 9-22, in Indian Wells, California.
> > >> This is the NEXT scheduled Masters 1000 level tennis event (not in
> > >> November). (Masters 1000 is just under Grand Slams in importance/
> > >> points.) =A0This particular event is the next most attended tennis
> > >> tournament after the Slams. (I told them all that, too.)
>
> > >> =A0 =A0 =A0Also in March - The Miami Masters AKA Sony Ericsson Open =
is March
> > >> 25 - April 5 in Miami, FL, and is not even on their schedule. =A0Ano=
ther
> > >> Masters 1000 event.
>
> > >> (I was only checking Feb/March, and I told them I didn't look for
> > >> errors in the rest of their year-long schedule.)
>
> > >> =A0 =A0 I am no longer using ESPN for Tennis stuff, except for looki=
ng for
> > >> more info after first looking elsewhere. =A0They have lost credibili=
ty
> > >> as a news source.
>
> > > =A0 Hmmm. =A0I checked rogerfederer.com and he lists the March 9-22 e=
vent
> > >as "Indian Wells" and has "BNP Paribas Masters in November." =A0The BN=
P
> > >Paribas Open website (http://www.bnpparibasopen.org) says "New
> > >tournament name announced - "BNP Paribas Open" - in Indian Wells March
> > >9-22.
>
> > > =A0 So, there's the "BNP Paribas Masters" and apparently the newly
> > >named "BNP Paribas Open" (formery "Indian Wells").
>
> > > =A0 So ESPN is right about "BNP Paribas Masters" in November. =A0 Whe=
n I
> > >went to the BNP Paribas Open website I didn't realize their was also a
> > >different "BNP Paribas Masters."
> > > =A0 ESPN doesn't list the BNP Paribas Open / Indian Wells (Masters
> > >1000) at all, or I would have figured this out.
>
> > > =A0 So ESPN still has the error of the BNP Paribas Open / Indian Well=
s
> > >not being on their schedule, and the Miami Masters (Masters 1000) not
> > >being on their schedule. =A0While at =A0rogerfederer.com I also saw th=
e
> > >Davis Cup - Mach 6. =A0Guess what - that's not on EPSN's schedule
> > >either. =A0This is all in March. =A0I haven't bothered checking the re=
st
> > >of ESPN's page for errors.
>
> > You use very many words to say that, looking the link quickly, they
> > are missing the entire March from the schedule for some reason (Indian
> > Wells and Miami and probably something else), also seems to be
> > something missing from April (Barcelona at least), but the rest of the
> > year looks pretty correct.
>
> ESPN still hasn't fixed it. =A0I got a reply that the schedules were
> subject to change, but they were looking into it. =A0AMAZING. =A0I then
> sent them links to two news articles showing that the Indian Wells and
> the Miami Master finals were on the SAME DAY as last year - both on
> Sunday and both one calendar day off from last year (as calendars
> change each year, and they want the final on Sunday. Like the Super
> Bowl...)

You've clearly never worked for a news organization.


 
Date: 13 Feb 2009 15:47:24
From:
Subject: Re: ESPN bad schedule errors
On Feb 11, 2:18 pm, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com > wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 08:54:09 -0800 (PST), m.0...@yahoo.com wrote:
> >On Feb 11, 10:51 am, m.0...@yahoo.com wrote:
> >> I sent a notice to ESPN that their Tennis schedule page has some
> >> very bad errors. They replied a few days ago that this was being
> >> directed to the appropriate department for review. It's amazing to me
> >> that ESPN would make such gross errors, and not immediately fix it.
> >> Here's the page:http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/schedule
>
> >> For example:
>
> >> They have the ATP BNP Paribas Masters on Nov. 9-16 in Paris,
> >> France, when it is actually March 9-22, in Indian Wells, California.
> >> This is the NEXT scheduled Masters 1000 level tennis event (not in
> >> November). (Masters 1000 is just under Grand Slams in importance/
> >> points.) This particular event is the next most attended tennis
> >> tournament after the Slams. (I told them all that, too.)
>
> >> Also in March - The Miami Masters AKA Sony Ericsson Open is March
> >> 25 - April 5 in Miami, FL, and is not even on their schedule. Another
> >> Masters 1000 event.
>
> >> (I was only checking Feb/March, and I told them I didn't look for
> >> errors in the rest of their year-long schedule.)
>
> >> I am no longer using ESPN for Tennis stuff, except for looking for
> >> more info after first looking elsewhere. They have lost credibility
> >> as a news source.
>
> > Hmmm. I checked rogerfederer.com and he lists the March 9-22 event
> >as "Indian Wells" and has "BNP Paribas Masters in November." The BNP
> >Paribas Open website (http://www.bnpparibasopen.org) says "New
> >tournament name announced - "BNP Paribas Open" - in Indian Wells March
> >9-22.
>
> > So, there's the "BNP Paribas Masters" and apparently the newly
> >named "BNP Paribas Open" (formery "Indian Wells").
>
> > So ESPN is right about "BNP Paribas Masters" in November. When I
> >went to the BNP Paribas Open website I didn't realize their was also a
> >different "BNP Paribas Masters."
> > ESPN doesn't list the BNP Paribas Open / Indian Wells (Masters
> >1000) at all, or I would have figured this out.
>
> > So ESPN still has the error of the BNP Paribas Open / Indian Wells
> >not being on their schedule, and the Miami Masters (Masters 1000) not
> >being on their schedule. While at rogerfederer.com I also saw the
> >Davis Cup - Mach 6. Guess what - that's not on EPSN's schedule
> >either. This is all in March. I haven't bothered checking the rest
> >of ESPN's page for errors.
>
> You use very many words to say that, looking the link quickly, they
> are missing the entire March from the schedule for some reason (Indian
> Wells and Miami and probably something else), also seems to be
> something missing from April (Barcelona at least), but the rest of the
> year looks pretty correct.

ESPN still hasn't fixed it. I got a reply that the schedules were
subject to change, but they were looking into it. AMAZING. I then
sent them links to two news articles showing that the Indian Wells and
the Miami Master finals were on the SAME DAY as last year - both on
Sunday and both one calendar day off from last year (as calendars
change each year, and they want the final on Sunday. Like the Super
Bowl...)


 
Date: 11 Feb 2009 08:54:09
From:
Subject: Re: ESPN bad schedule errors
On Feb 11, 10:51 am, m.0...@yahoo.com wrote:
> I sent a notice to ESPN that their Tennis schedule page has some
> very bad errors. They replied a few days ago that this was being
> directed to the appropriate department for review. It's amazing to me
> that ESPN would make such gross errors, and not immediately fix it.
> Here's the page:http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/schedule
>
> For example:
>
> They have the ATP BNP Paribas Masters on Nov. 9-16 in Paris,
> France, when it is actually March 9-22, in Indian Wells, California.
> This is the NEXT scheduled Masters 1000 level tennis event (not in
> November). (Masters 1000 is just under Grand Slams in importance/
> points.) This particular event is the next most attended tennis
> tournament after the Slams. (I told them all that, too.)
>
> Also in March - The Miami Masters AKA Sony Ericsson Open is March
> 25 - April 5 in Miami, FL, and is not even on their schedule. Another
> Masters 1000 event.
>
> (I was only checking Feb/March, and I told them I didn't look for
> errors in the rest of their year-long schedule.)
>
> I am no longer using ESPN for Tennis stuff, except for looking for
> more info after first looking elsewhere. They have lost credibility
> as a news source.

Hmmm. I checked rogerfederer.com and he lists the March 9-22 event
as "Indian Wells" and has "BNP Paribas Masters in November." The BNP
Paribas Open website (http://www.bnpparibasopen.org) says "New
tournament name announced - "BNP Paribas Open" - in Indian Wells March
9-22.

So, there's the "BNP Paribas Masters" and apparently the newly
named "BNP Paribas Open" (formery "Indian Wells").

So ESPN is right about "BNP Paribas Masters" in November. When I
went to the BNP Paribas Open website I didn't realize their was also a
different "BNP Paribas Masters."
ESPN doesn't list the BNP Paribas Open / Indian Wells (Masters
1000) at all, or I would have figured this out.

So ESPN still has the error of the BNP Paribas Open / Indian Wells
not being on their schedule, and the Miami Masters (Masters 1000) not
being on their schedule. While at rogerfederer.com I also saw the
Davis Cup - Mach 6. Guess what - that's not on EPSN's schedule
either. This is all in March. I haven't bothered checking the rest
of ESPN's page for errors.



  
Date: 11 Feb 2009 20:18:52
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: ESPN bad schedule errors
On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 08:54:09 -0800 (PST), m.0110@yahoo.com wrote:

>On Feb 11, 10:51 am, m.0...@yahoo.com wrote:
>> I sent a notice to ESPN that their Tennis schedule page has some
>> very bad errors. They replied a few days ago that this was being
>> directed to the appropriate department for review. It's amazing to me
>> that ESPN would make such gross errors, and not immediately fix it.
>> Here's the page:http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/schedule
>>
>> For example:
>>
>> They have the ATP BNP Paribas Masters on Nov. 9-16 in Paris,
>> France, when it is actually March 9-22, in Indian Wells, California.
>> This is the NEXT scheduled Masters 1000 level tennis event (not in
>> November). (Masters 1000 is just under Grand Slams in importance/
>> points.) This particular event is the next most attended tennis
>> tournament after the Slams. (I told them all that, too.)
>>
>> Also in March - The Miami Masters AKA Sony Ericsson Open is March
>> 25 - April 5 in Miami, FL, and is not even on their schedule. Another
>> Masters 1000 event.
>>
>> (I was only checking Feb/March, and I told them I didn't look for
>> errors in the rest of their year-long schedule.)
>>
>> I am no longer using ESPN for Tennis stuff, except for looking for
>> more info after first looking elsewhere. They have lost credibility
>> as a news source.
>
> Hmmm. I checked rogerfederer.com and he lists the March 9-22 event
>as "Indian Wells" and has "BNP Paribas Masters in November." The BNP
>Paribas Open website (http://www.bnpparibasopen.org) says "New
>tournament name announced - "BNP Paribas Open" - in Indian Wells March
>9-22.
>
> So, there's the "BNP Paribas Masters" and apparently the newly
>named "BNP Paribas Open" (formery "Indian Wells").
>
> So ESPN is right about "BNP Paribas Masters" in November. When I
>went to the BNP Paribas Open website I didn't realize their was also a
>different "BNP Paribas Masters."
> ESPN doesn't list the BNP Paribas Open / Indian Wells (Masters
>1000) at all, or I would have figured this out.
>
> So ESPN still has the error of the BNP Paribas Open / Indian Wells
>not being on their schedule, and the Miami Masters (Masters 1000) not
>being on their schedule. While at rogerfederer.com I also saw the
>Davis Cup - Mach 6. Guess what - that's not on EPSN's schedule
>either. This is all in March. I haven't bothered checking the rest
>of ESPN's page for errors.

You use very many words to say that, looking the link quickly, they
are missing the entire March from the schedule for some reason (Indian
Wells and Miami and probably something else), also seems to be
something missing from April (Barcelona at least), but the rest of the
year looks pretty correct.