|We may not have a High Schools section any more, but at least I got to keep these tiny promotional footballs...|
If you haven't heard, ESPN Boston officially announced today that it will no longer cover high school sports, effective Saturday.
Obviously, we on the High Schools team would have liked a BIT more than these 34 words inside the official announcement, but our fearless leader Brendan Hall will have a column about the ending of the High Schools section, and will speak about it briefly in our weekly High School Football Preview video as well.
I know this news comes as a bit of shock to athletes, coaches and parents across the state, and I can certainly tell you that nobody on the High Schools team was happy about it. But, this is the reality of the business we're in, and for many years we've been able to use the ESPN brand to deliver our message, so it's hard to be too mad at the mothership for contracting us.
Now please allow me to, as best I can, explain why this happened, thank a few folks, and talk about what comes next.