ESPN plans New York-centric Web site in 2010

_41313114_godzilla_ap203.jpgESPN announced this morning that in addition to ESPNChicago.com it will add three more city-specific sites in the coming months.

First up: ESPNDallas.com. And in 2010, versions for Los Angeles and, drumroll . . . New York.

Not sure what to say about this frontal assault on the last remaining stronghold of local newspaper sports sections.

Other than this: Bring it on!

Photo: AP

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they'd better cover hockey, otherwise it's as worthless as the sports coverage we have now.

And when Newsday.com--as well as other NY papers--starts charging for its content, ESPN.com-NY will own NY internet sports traffic.

From Pat Hanlon's twitter:

Neil Best interviewing John Mara at Secaucus train station...Best is like a bad rash...can't get rid of him...

Yawn. ESPN's New York site will just be a compilation of material from 1050 ESPN Radio's web site, ESPN.com, and Channel 7. Nothing new to see here.

There were once talks about ESPN getting into the Regional Sports Network biz to compete with Fox Sports Net -- and this website launch would've made sense then -- but Comcast (CSN, SNY) beat them to it.

The website will be a redirect to 1050espn.com in no time.

"Bring it on?"


Neil, who are you kidding?

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