Remember when ESPN reported on sports? The network moved away from what made people fall in love with them in the first place—nonstop sports coverage. Now all it has is politics and opinions based on shoddy reporting. With other networks focused on a providing sports coverage, sports fans don't need ESPN anymore. The company is hemorrhaging money, and has no direction. Disney should just cut its losses and let ESPN disappear.
People who say ESPN is too political are not paying attention. The network still carries hundreds of games per week, and still have highlight based shows that fans keep asking for. Plus, ESPN provides some of the best in-depth investigative reporting in the industry with shows like Outside The Lines, and E:60. There may be other sports networks out there, but no one does it better than ESPN.