Hey! Vs. is one for my favorite Pearl Jam albums. It's got Leash, Blood, Animal, Elderly Woman...It was an unfortunate name from the beginning. For a cable station. For a Pearl Jam album. For anything. Versus. Versus what?
You know, I saw my first televised hockey game at 21, which was 1993. I got into it a little during the 90s. We got Penguin and Red Wings games for free the year I lived in Ohio. In the seasons before the lockout, I was getting into it more and more. I bought an ExpressVu in 2004, and hockey was one of the reasons why. Since the lockout, my level of interest has just been zero. I cancelled my ExpressVu subscription in 2008, and when I do flip through and see a game, my first thought is how inferior the coverage is to the CBC/TSN/Rogers SportsNet.The NHL is not crap!!!!!!!
They also show some MMA (WEC), but it's mostly all repeated material and their fishing lineup is only so-so. Believe it or not their programming lineup has gotten a lot stronger the past couple years, but they still have a long way to go to compete with the major sports networks.I meant other than the NHL of course.
And scrap the Versus name all together ?I'm going with something more traditional like NBC Sports Network.
If they merge it into Universal Sports maybe they'll add sports like figure skating and international hockey to the renamed network.