We missed this prior to the show’s premiere yesterday, but ESPN is giving a larger platform to Scott Van Pelt’s Bad Beats segment.
On Sunday, ESPN announced there would be a monthly half-hour long episode of Bad Beats. The first episode debuted on Sunday at 5:30 PM ET.
ESPN’s ‘Bad Beats’ is evolving from a @SportsCenter with @notthefakeSVP segment, to a new, monthly 30-minute show
Debuts Sunday | 5:30p ET | ESPN pic.twitter.com/GsuYnA9CEW
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 2, 2022
(interestingly enough, it seems like this was announced back in March of 2021, but it just premiered yesterday)
This is only a bad thing if ESPN stops uploading Bad Beats segments to YouTube (and since I can’t find any from this season, I’m disappointed)
If you’re unfamiliar with the segment, here’s a taste.
Anyway, this is the type of sports betting content I can get behind.