Dear ESPN.com -
We need to chat. I've been doing some surfing and I've come to a decision. I'm breaking up with you. It's time I moved on and saw other websites. I'm sorry, but my mouse just doesn't seem to click for you anymore. It's been a great 12 or 13 years together. You were my first bookmark and you remained my first stop after opening my browser ever since the dawn of the internet boom.
I just don't know who you are anymore. You don't communicate with me. You used to greet me right away with the sports headlines that I couldn't wait to see after thinking about you all day at work. It seemed like you were coded just for me. Now when I enter your domain all I see are ads, ads, ads. When I come to the homepage I get nothing but a caption-less picture surrounded by your immature banner ads. The sports headlines I loved so much have been reduced to fine print near the bottom. It's like I have to scroll until my finger bleeds to find any quality content with you! We never have any quiet time. Whenever I want to relax and review the day's sports events you interrupt me by blaring that ESPN Motion crap which you know I HATE! You never listen to anything I have to say. What about my user feedback? Even when you pretend to pay attention, you only give me 500 characters and then you cut me off!
My clock is ticking, ESPN.com. I always thought that at this point in my life you would have committed to being my startup page and we would have a subsite or two
I hope you find what you're looking for. Maybe one day you'll stop bouncing around from Beta to Beta and settle down with a design. I've wasted enough of my life on your site. Oh sure. You'll act like you won't miss me and probably bring home the first user willing to Google you just for your name. Go right ahead and pickup all the malware-infested floozies you want. I'm clearing my cache and getting a real URL whose mind is not just on the bottom line and who knows what user satisfaction really means!
Goodbye ESPN.com. Hello CBSSports.com.