On September 7, 1979, Bill Rasmussen launched ESPN and did two things not seen before:
- It was all sports, all the time.
- It was on 24/7, which was largely unheard of at the time.
They weren’t “the best” at either of those things — they were the first and only!
It reminds me of a quote from Arthur Schopenhauer:
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.