“To serve sports fans wherever sports are watched, listened to, discussed, debated, read about or played.” That’s ESPN’s motto. And it’s one that is becoming increasingly difficult to live up to. David Pierce of The Verge takes you inside the studio where ESPN is betting billions on the future of sports.

+ If you want to own the “sports” viewership market, then you can no longer ignore the incredible rise of video games as spectator sports. Twitch currently reaches 100 million viewers a month.

+ If viewing sports (or video games) is something that sounds horrible, you might appreciate the reverse autohop feature being enabled for Dish Network customers this weekend. You can fast forward over the football part of the Super Bowl, and just watch the commercials.