ESPN history: Network goes 24/7 on Sept. 1, 1980
People who spend too much time looking backwards when they should be focused on what's ahead invariably trip over the ottoman.
I try not to be that guy -- except for today.
Today I have been asked to write a post about the mood around here on Sept. 1, 1980 -- the day ESPN, almost a year into its existence, finally began televising sports 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
People tend to memorialize the past, put a polished sheen on times that ...
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