The sports television industry has taken a turn for the worse, leaving viewers without respectable journalism and meaningful analysis. With the cancellation of HBO’s Real Sports and the demise of shows like Sports Reporters and Outside The Lines, thoughtful conversations about sports are becoming increasingly rare. Former athletes are replacing journalists on TV, leading to a lack of hard-hitting questions and deep discussion of major sports stories. The public’s appetite for brief, sensationalized content has shifted the industry away from long-form video pieces and thoughtful reporting. As a result, meaningful sports journalism is in danger of disappearing completely, leaving audiences craving authentic, thought-provoking sports coverage.