Four words, ESPN: WHY, WHY, WHY, WHY?
You know what the last thing I want to see when I'm watching a sporting event is? JAYSTENNISBRACELET stating the obvious in scrolling text form. OMG, the Big East loaded!?!?? That's the first of heard this!
To boot, they are reducing the viewing area on my TV. The crawl on the bottom and the anti-HD bars on the side already take up like 40% of the screen and now they are going to drop another bar down from the top with more annoyances? And I love how the bars on the side still say "ESPN2HD". Given that they only show up when the programming is not in HD, I think "ESPN2" would probably suffice.
Quick, search "INTERACTIVE" on ESPN.com so you can enlighten everyone with your insightful commentary.