The Worldwide Leader's third decade saw the network extend its utter dominance of the sporting world. Among its Aughts accomplishments were the acquisition of the rights to Monday Night Football, the NBA, and the English Premier League as well as dope original shows like Stump the Schwab and Pardon the Interruption. Oh, and ESPN.com became a cultural juggernaut with everyone from Hunter S. Thompson to Lil Wayne getting their blog on. We'll just pretend like Cold Pizzanever happened.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
ESPN broadcasts the WNBA, Little League baseball, poker, horse racing, and even the friggin' spelling bee, but no ice hockey. C'mon, Bristol. Save us from Versus, please.