By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — ESPN is taking on a whole new face. Front Office Sports reports that it was always a question of when, not if, ESPN would enter legal sports betting.
But the sports media giant’s massive deal with Penn Entertainment, said to be worth at least $2 billion, has shaken the market, creating ripples across sports media and gambling that will be felt for years to come.
How ironic is it the ESPN’s parent company, Disney, is now in the bookmaking business. Mickey and Minnie are freaking out with their tails between their legs wondering what the F**K is going on with the Four-Letter Network.
This move comes amid an ongoing and massive reorganization, including large-scale layoffs by the Worldwide Leader.
With it, the Extremely Sports-centric Programming Network has officially gone Goofy