Best Disneyfication of Times Square (2008)


It's a done deal, the sprucing-up of the formerly seedy center of the city. But not all of the blandishments at Times Square are so bland. One of the good things can be laid directly at the feet of the Walt Disney Company, the conglomerate that also owns ESPN. Once a week, some of the nation's mouthiest sportswriters gather at the ESPN Zone, and led by smooth, savvy ESPN veteran John Saunders, they spout off about all things sporting for half an hour on Sunday morning. And they often get into some real issues—like the race behind the race, so to speak. OK, there's no sex, but they often talk about it.


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