Sports for some people are an activity that they indulge in for some form of exercise or relaxation. But for some is a lot more than a game. It can be called a passion, a type of all consuming dedication that some people have for sports. The seriousness and dedication that athletes give to their chosen field of sport is acknowledged with reverence and a sportsman is considered to be the epitome of fair play, dedication, focus and commitment. All general sports activities are categorized by their highly competitive nature and organized design.
Some of these general sports have almost achieved a cult like status with people following not just the sport but also players and athletes associated with that game making them major sports celebrities. Some of the games that can be called in this category are football, baseball, basketball and hockey in the United States and Europe, While as a game was made popular by the British, it is most of the countries that then fell under the British Imperial rule that still enjoy the game with complete fervor.
There are a number of sports channels that sprouted across the globe to bring to sports enthusiasts the several sports events that took place in different parts of the world. One such channel is ESPN. ESPN has been a steady broadcaster of all major sports championships that have taken place across the world. This network calls itself the ‘undisputed leader from the world of sports’ and broadcasts live and recorded games from all general sports of football, baseball, basketball, cricket, golf to the not- so-general sports such as extreme or action sports and equestrian sports.
In the United States they also broadcast college sports events such as college football and baseball. Their website ESPN.com gives detailed accounts of all the happenings from the world of sports with special features and columns and news from every possible sport. ESPN has also actively developed their fantasy sports portal that enables them to reach out to a wider audience that takes interest in fantasy sports and does not limit itself to providing general sports news.
FOX Sports is another extremely popular general sports news provider. Not only do they broadcast live games such as the Major League Soccer and English Premier League Games in football, they also exclusively cover a number of auto racing events that are held in the United States, especially the NASCAR. They are also the exclusive broadcasters of the Major League Baseball games until 2013.
It can safely be assumed that general sports enthusiasts are not just interested in the game such as football, baseball, cricket etc but are also very inclined towards understanding the nuances and intricacies of the games. Many sports news providers help these sports followers by proving news, statistical reports, games analysis and up- to-the-minute reports of many general sports. With more and more sports channels mushrooming in the already competitive media space, what set the good channels apart from the general lot are their comprehensive sports coverage as well as engaging format that gives its viewers information and entertainment - all at the same time.