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ESPN Has Multiple Full-Time Job Openings To Watch College Hoops

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 9:09 AM, under , , ,

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The economy is not so good these days. But if you are looking for the ultimate full time job, then ESPN has the perfect one for you. In fact, there is not only a base set of full-time hours, but guaranteed overtime as well. The pay isn't the best, and there are no health benefits.

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But if you are a college basketball junkie, you may definitely be a fit for one of the multiple opportunities open across the United States.

The job requires that you can multi-task, that you have access to all of the ESPN family of networks, including, and at least one TIVO. ESPN will offer counseling services for families and marriages impacted by the requirements of the job.

Sound to good to be true? Well it is because there is no real job. But with close to 1,100 games being broadcast on the ESPN family of networks for the 2009-2010 season, you could easily log at least 2,200 hours if you watched each and every one of them. With a full-time work year being 2,080 hours without vacations, sick pay, or holidays, just look at the overtime you would make.

Here is an excerpt from the ESPN news release.

ESPN’s Men’s College Basketball Schedule: Approximately 1,100 Games across Multiple

Second Annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Nov. 17; More than 900 Games on, including Simulcast of All ESPN and ESPN2 Games; New SEC Agreement Begins; Most Games Ever on ESPNU; College GameDay and Saturday Primetime Return; Special Events, Franchise Programming and More

The 2009-10 ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ABC,, ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN Regional Television and ESPN FULL COURT men’s college basketball schedule will feature approximately 1,100 games beginning Monday, Nov. 9.

Highlights include:

• The second annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon celebrating the start of the season with 12 live games in 24 hours on ESPN on Tuesday, Nov. 17. ESPN games are scheduled to tip off every two hours beginning at 12 a.m. ET (9 p.m. PT Nov. 16) with Cal State Fullerton at UCLA. The 6 and 8 a.m. telecasts mark the first time ESPN has televised a live college basketball game in either of in those time slots -- in more than 8,200 live matchups in 30 years;

• More than 900 games on, including 10 original productions and simulcasts of every ESPN and ESPN2 game and ESPN FULL COURT pay-per-view game. ESPN Mobile TV will simulcast approximately 250 contests;

• A record number of games on ESPNU with more than 240;

• The first year of a 15-year agreement with the SEC featuring every conference home game (excluding those on the broadcast network package) on an ESPN entity. This year’s 102 conference-controlled telecasts across the ESPN networks – 91 regular-season and 11 Tournament games – are a record for the conference. The schedule includes the return of the SEC to ESPN’s Super Tuesday and the addition of consistent SEC slots on Thursday and Saturday;

• The newly created Conference Tip-Off Jan. 11-17, highlighting the launch of ESPN’s regular weekday and Saturday conference coverage with more than 42 games;

• The first year of a new agreement with the Western Athletic Conference, providing games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, including a consistent schedule of Wednesday night ESPN2 telecasts;

• First national telecasts of the inaugural Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic and second annual Charleston Classic.

For the fifth straight season, ESPNU will offer the first nationally televised games beginning Monday, Nov. 9, with a tripleheader from the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer: Florida International at North Carolina at 7 p.m., Albany at Syracuse at 9 p.m. and Murray State at California at 11 p.m.

Returning franchise programming will include ESPNU Campus Connection Week, Feast Week Presented by Lowe’s, Holiday Hoops Presented by Kay Jewelers, Rivalry Week, BracketBusters, Judgment Week and Championship Week Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. Special tournaments and events will include the DirecTV SEC/BIG EAST Invitational, O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 76 Classic, Old Spice Classic, 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, EA Sports Maui Invitational, Big Ten/ACC Challenge Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Jimmy V Classic, Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series, Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off, O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic, Hall of Fame Showcase, Sonic All-College Classic and NIT.

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