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ESPN recommends dropping HDTV to weather tough economy

Darren Murph

Wait a second, read that headline again. Got it? Has it sunk in? Awesome. ESPN, the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports and true pioneer in getting even some of the most obscure events known to man in HD, has let DJ Gallo go right off the deep end. In an article titled "Financial tips for sports fans in a troubled economy," he first recommends to sell your old playing cards -- you know, since hordes of people are out in this economy trying to snap up Topps collections plastered with middle-aged athletes on them. The second recommendation is the most astounding: "Drop your HDTV package." We can't help but think that he's totally joking here -- a sports website telling hardcore sports fanatics to ditch high-def? Talk about a reason to chuckle.

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