My ten year-old son rarely watches live sports or Sportscenter. And yet he seems to know everything about all the players and all the teams. And he sees most of the major highlights. To me, it’s a curious situation. For ESPN, it’s a scary one. In an era of cord cutters and YouTube highlights, ESPN is holding onto to its very lucrative spot as the most valuable player in the cable bundle. But times are changing. And so are revenue numbers. From BloombergBusinessweek: ESPN Has Seen the Future of TV and They’re Not Really Into It: “The show’s formula, in which well-fed men in suits present highlights from the day’s games with Middle-American charm, is less of a draw now that the same highlights are readily available on social media. Viewership for the 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter, a bellwether for the franchise, fell almost 12 percent from 2015 to last year, according to Nielsen. Keith Olbermann, the SportsCenter-host-turned-political-commentator, put it bluntly on a podcast last year: ‘There’s just no future in it.'”