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Never seen the interview before. Have wanted to see them fight. Only thing I'd actually pay a PPV for. They'll be so washed up they ever do this that it will be a shitty fight although people will still care. 

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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The idea of Fox getting the Olympics is fucking terrifying. Not only the on air talent but just production. ESPN would actually be pretty interesting. Would they tape delay on ABC and just roll with a lot of daytime coverage on ESPN and ESPN2? Perhaps other Disney channels?

5 months ago on If Fox, ESPN or CBS got the Olympics, who would host?

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Clay Travis actually makes me miss Andy Roddick talking about college football. ESPN was vulnerable in terms of CFB coverage with May and aging Holtz and Corso. They made their own bed by hiring Travis. 

8 months, 1 week ago on Twitter Wars: Richard Deitsch vs Clay Travis

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KNBR refuses to comment. Thinks it will go away. While I do give them some credit for loyalty/standing behind their guy, a 48 hour suspension is total bullshit and the lack of comment is too. Cowardly in fact.

Given KNBR has maybe 12 core advertisers that are easy to find, I don't think it will be too hard for those unhappy with how they have handled this to put the pressure on via advertisers.   

8 months, 1 week ago on Damon Bruce returned to the airwaves today, ending 2 day suspension

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I called to cancel. Was dead set on doing it. But then they threw about $500 of value my way. Hard to say no to that. Not worth it for them imo then just picking up the channel.

10 months, 4 weeks ago on The Real Nonsense Between The Pac 12 And DirecTV Stalemate

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Someone told me this and I thought they were joking. He'll be thrown off quicker than Rush Limbaugh was on Countdown. 

1 year ago on Fox adds Clay Travis to college football coverage

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slow clap. Loved NBC in the 90's. The NBA is fine but Fox has done a horrid job with the NFL and MLB. Spending that extra billion on the Olympics was a huge blow.

1 year, 4 months ago on Page 2 | Looking Back At NBC Sports Network's Lack Of Growth | February | 2013

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Funny on so many levels.   a) espn hasn't formally hired him yet. He hasn't even formally retired. b) this all just popped up today. No need to go HAM on your employer just yet before letting things play out. c) Maybe he should be concerned with the wrongful death suits he settled out of court than this. d) Is Jerry Rice a journalist? Is Hugh Douglass? Does being on ESPN make you a journalist? Although I appreciate the thumbing your nose at ESPN with journalistic integrity in mind, Blackistone is grandstanding.     Love the faces of the other panelists.... 

1 year, 5 months ago on Kevin Blackistone thinks ESPN shouldn't hire Ray Lewis | January | 2013

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the fact Bleacher Report is getting more credibility from CNN without earning at all makes me we want to throw up. 

1 year, 6 months ago on CNN-SI fallout may lead to domino effect across industry

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A sad day for capitalism and a sad day for journalism. It's painful to read to this article knowing what these 3 companies stand for.

1 year, 6 months ago on CNN moves forward with Bleacher Report replacing Sports Illustrated

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Sports Illustrated has made it a practice to beat their chests with a big cover story that most fans read and yawn at. Ohio State, UCLA, and now this garbage. 

 

Putting it on the cover doesn't make it a bomb shell. Just another fart in the wind for SI

1 year, 9 months ago on Sports Illustrated coming under heavy fire for Honey Badger report

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That's a great story. Clearly Jed gets it. Too many owners are solely focused on profits with winning being a distant second.  Nurturing relationships with fans and on a personal no less, should be part of team ownership 101. Glad to see Jed making it part of daily routine.

1 year, 9 months ago on Jed York is maintaining the 49ers' fan base in a whole new way

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Nailed it. DirectTV is just being arrogant at this point but unfortunately they can afford to be by adding subscribers elsewhere. 

 

Fox Sports Alternate? What's on that channel now that the Pac 12 has propped up their own network.

1 year, 10 months ago on Pac 12 Network & Big Ten Network awaiting arrival of reason

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well done Mr. Koo. I am thinking of switching as a Pac 12 alumni but at the same token i already paid for the Sunday Ticket. It's frustrating and they're full of shit.

1 year, 10 months ago on DirecTV Pac 12 Network Kerfuffle Is Wearing Thin

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It was just insanely terrible.  Local preview shows for high school games are more polished than this was. Was a total shit show.

1 year, 10 months ago on Fox's college football studio show is a work in progress

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This site always thumps its chest about how the SEC has some big deal in the works while discounting that other conference have got big paydays. With no SEC Network, left to harp on others.  

 

Fact: Pac 12 Networks are on Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, and Cox. I think they're going to be okay. 

 

Not even a Pac 12 fan, but thinking that they haven't got something here is asinine. Not even ESPN2 opened with this much distribution.

1 year, 11 months ago on PAC 12 Network: Huge Risk | August

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right around break even is a not exactly turning a profit. They came saying they'd lose $100 million. I bet they're around a $40 million loss but with some creative accounting they can make it under $10. Not a profit though.

1 year, 11 months ago on NBC actually might turn a profit on London Olympics

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It wouldn't surprise me that Sarah loves SAI. She's also smitten with Bleacher Report. 

2 years ago on Oddly Enough, I Don’t Hate Business Insider Because Of Its Brilliance

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This is a horrible idea. Poll the owners, players, and coaches of all pro teams and I'd imagine you'd find less than 1% of them wanting to have 2 games on the road to start. If it aint broke....don't fix it.

2 years, 1 month ago on 2-2-1-2 Series | Articles

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Someone actually wants to buy Bleacher Repot? That blew my mind. I gets nobody gives a shit about credibility these days

2 years, 1 month ago on Under your radar, USA Today is making moves on the sports front | June

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i once had to go in a game. Getting out of the equipment, doing my business, etc, almost made me miss a whole period.

2 years, 2 months ago on Brad Richards played well despite pooping twice | May

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 @ukraine is weak  @unclesmedley  yeah what a psycho commment by @BartSum . Dude needs therapy asap. 

2 years, 2 months ago on Insensitive Rangers fans want an apology | April

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I guess it kind of makes sense as USC games are later in the day and there isn't as much stuff they could broadcast. Still though USC doesn't even have a huge fan-base (often not selling out), so I doubt this will actually be a big ratings grabber for them

2 years, 3 months ago on ESPN Radio to broadcast USC football nationwide | April

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love these vids but have no clue who they are made for, what this company does, and why they're so ridiculous. That said, I don't want to know. 

 

Sanchez looked like a huge emo too.

2 years, 4 months ago on Tebow trade gets the Taiwan animation treatment | March

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isn't the Raiders President black? How would firing Jackson be a racial thing? The Raiders have always been ahead of the curve on race (Art Shell).

Whitlock's apology was clearly coerced through back channels by Fox Sports and his agent. He's not sorry and it shines through. His apology was half assed and almost as asinine as most of the stuff he tweets.

Fox Sports is garbage top to bottom. Announcing, pre game/post game shows, writers, etc. No wonder ESPN has free reign to dominate the sports world

2 years, 5 months ago on Jason Whitlock apologizes for Jeremy Lin tweet, appears to save job for now | February

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You've connected a lot of dots here. It's pretty clear that they wear the pants when it comes to revenue, realignment, and promotion.

It's just funny to see them not even acknowledge the fact that they're a big part of this.

The Big Ten is looking at a major payday if they don't enter into some asinine extension with ESPN ahead of the expiration of their deal.

2 years, 5 months ago on ACC extension shows ESPN's shrewd control over competition and expansion | February

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A little harsh given only maybe 2-3 of those opportunities you mention for ESPN were really easy decisions. That said, I pay $10 a month to two different sites for my alma mater. Both of those sites make more money off of me a year than ESPN gets from me spanning digital, television, etc. There are millions like me and it is rather curious that ESPN isn't involved in this market and that Fox and Yahoo are.

I am not sure if there is a bigger business failure but this has to make the short list for a typically sound company.

2 years, 5 months ago on ESPN's Biggest Business Shortcoming Is Not Being The Worldwide Leader In College Recruiting | February

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For many of those guys, getting a big scoop is a career moment for them......but the honeymoon is short. When David beats Goliath, within minutes the story is ripped/changed and they're an afterthought ro the millions who depend on ESPN

2 years, 7 months ago on ESPN's Practice Of Piggybacking On Other's Reporting Without Attribution Is Beginning To Ruffle Feathers | December

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I think Ohio State will get some competition as there are some good teams and the road is tough in conference. The 3 point % is something to keep an eye on but a lot of those shots were freshmen looking to get in the box score in blowout games. My guess is that the finish between 33-36% on the year.

2 years, 8 months ago on Ten Big Ten Numbers to Know | November

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Pay attention at 2:14...

I loved this. Reali stock just went way up.

2 years, 8 months ago on Tony Reali Pays Tribute To 'Goodfellas' Copacabana Shot | November

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that is so something my mom would email me. I already have a bunch of people on my fb wall and email telling me to check out tebowing.

2 years, 8 months ago on Tebowing Goes Mainstream Starting Countdown To When It Fizzles Out | October

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@jimmytraina just tweeted two interesting things.

1- The World Series lost in younger demos to Jersey Shore last week.

2- The Jack Buck call has now been pulled from Twitter. Just ridiculous

2 years, 8 months ago on MLB's Irrational Embedding Video Strategy Exhibits Why Baseball Fails To Connect With Younger Audiences | October

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This was a terrible idea from the start. ESPN's involvement only hurt even more.

The pac 12 regional networks are also pretty stupid imo but at least they can run content from the parent pac 12 network.

You are totally right though. The Longhorn network has hurt their national image.

2 years, 9 months ago on After Two Months The Longhorn Network Is Headed Towards A Disastrous Rookie Campaign | October

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A free excuse to not watch baseball? I am down. Give me Tirico row 5. ESPN 3D and QBR might be tough but you know ESPN will felate itself in a blowout.

Ravens 27 - Jags 10

2 years, 9 months ago on Introducing Monday Night Football Announcing Bingo | October

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PTI just opened with a good minute and a half on the subject. ESPN is certainly not putting out fluff over covering this story.

2 years, 9 months ago on SportsCenter Does The Right Thing In Remembering Dan Wheldon | October

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Have we basically pushed all in with Klinnsmann as our next WC coach? Thus far it's dicey and I am wondering if there is a point between now and the World Cup where we could reconsider if things keep going like they are now

2 years, 9 months ago on Reviewing Ecuador: A learning experience for all | General

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Got to think that untIl LA gets a team the idea of Toronto is mute.

2 years, 9 months ago on Toronto is not ready for the NFL | October

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The guy trying to celebrate on crutches at 57 seconds is priceless

2 years, 10 months ago on OH MY GOODNESS!" Video Of Incredible Last Second Punt Return TD | September

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Good thing ESPN has Brian Kenny and Charlie Steiner to help us make sense of this clusterf*ck O wait....

2 years, 10 months ago on HBO's Larry Merchant To Floyd Mayweather: "I Wish I Was 50 Years Younger & I Would Kick Your Ass"(Video) | September

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After spending way too long watching these here are my takeaways:

stock up:

Artie Lange

Mark May (up from o)

Ichiro

The State of Montana

Jim Everrett

Ben Koo/Awful Announcing

Stock Down:

Mayweather

Joe Buck

NFL Network

2 years, 10 months ago on The Top Ten Most Entertaining Sports Media Clips | August

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I go back and forth on it's posturing or not. Love the analogy. You know Fredo was only in 5 movies and all were nominated for best picture?

2 years, 11 months ago on Aggie, Meet Fredo; Fredo, Aggie | August

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In the words of Bart Scot........"Can't wait"

2 years, 11 months ago on One Key Game from Every Week of the Season | College

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I actually think they're a better fit with the Big Ten.

2 years, 11 months ago on Texas A&M Should Not Flirt With The SEC | College

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@axhfan I don't think FSN will really do anything here. They're focused on FX adding sports. Versus though if they get the 8 game nfl package might be something. I think the main thing is that while we're outraged.... maybe what 5-10% of people who watch ESPN even know about this. That doesn't excuse ESPN for being the pieces of.... that they are but I don't know if they'll ever fear repercussion. They're drunk with power and fearless as evidenced but all the dumb crap they do

3 years ago on The Bruce Feldman Suspension Is ESPN's Waterloo | July

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Solid post and I agree with @LevityNYC . in retrospect it's bad but who would have thought death was even in the realm of possibility right then.

3 years ago on Livefyre conversation - http://awfulannouncing.com/2011-articles/july/ray-fosse-and-glen-kuiper-a-little-too-casual-about-shannon-stone-fall.html

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I have never understood why MMA fans need to be so boisterous in proclaiming the death of boxing. Great article..

3 years ago on Comparing Apples to Oranges, or How One MMA Writer Chooses to Disparage Boxing | July

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In some ways I think it's better that Lyles fessed up now. I think this issue is way more shady than what's happened at Ohio State but they got beat down by the media for ducking the issue and playing coy with the admission of guilt. That team is now tarred and featered by the media and really I think most of their issues are probably very common place at any BCS school, but they just let the story continue for months.

Lyles going public gives the story nowhere to hide and run and while it sucks now and until it winds down, I think ultimately better this way. I think I heard "You can't run from the wind.....you turn your sails and face it" and I think that applies here.

3 years ago on The saddest part of all of this | June

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I dig reading your take on all the television business stuff. Other people do good jobs reporting this stuff but you break it down and take some shots at the networks which is different. It would be the ultimate move if ESPN somehow stole this package

3 years ago on The 8 Game NFL Thursday Package Could Change Everything | June

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more playoff spots? Yes please

3 years, 1 month ago on Pros and Cons of Possible Baseball Realignment | June

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The Poynter Institute imo just doesn't have what it takes to make a difference. They haven't really done anything that leads me to believe they can step up here. If people are serious they need to make a list of Cowherd's advertisers and contact them with this article. Hopefully they'll pull their advertising and ESPN will take some type of action.

3 years, 1 month ago on Colin Cowherd On Unemployment And LeBron James | June

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i went through a whole cup of coffee reading this haha. Very interesting though. I think you need to have a vision of a platform before you wrestle with the pros and cons of building it. Vision needs to lead your passion and if you don't have one then you probably don't need to wrestle with this.

3 years, 2 months ago on Thinking About The Value Of Platform

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This is interesting because many of these guys I wouldn't think would be on this list

3 years, 2 months ago on Who Actually Does Have the Best Pitch in Baseball? | May

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I think for Boozer and Smith, the pressure is really from 3 different angles.

1) You have the media/fans and their opinion of how to elevate your game

2) Your teammates certainly have thoughts on how you need to apply your game better to what the team is doign

3) Your coach wants more from you and it may be different then what the rest of the team wants and what the fans/media want.

In the end it's hard to appease everyone when you're the chosen scapegoat

3 years, 2 months ago on Boozer, Smith Feeling Pressure To Deliver | May

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So anyone with the name Jameer Nelson can pickup two tickets? I wonder if they'll get used/actually be left at will call or this is just a PR thing.

3 years, 2 months ago on Hawks Get One Last Awesome Dig In On Jameer Nelson | May

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I think GSP is MMA's Roy Jones Jr. Someone who is one of the best of all time yet will potentially be overlooked without any memorable fights or nemesis. Jones Jr, dominated his division, was hesistant to take on heavier opponents and was never in harms way. He usually won by decision and at times he was just too mechanical/in charge for the fight to be exciting. GSP is so masterful and dominant he falls into the same bucket.

3 years, 2 months ago on Is Georges St-Pierre Simply Too Great? | Combat

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I think GSP is MMA's Roy Jones Jr. Someone who is one of the best of all time yet will potentially be overlooked without any memorable fights or nemesis. Jones Jr, dominated his division, was hesistant to take on heavier opponents and was never in harms way. He usually won by decision and at times he was just too mechanical/in charge for the fight to be exciting. GSP is so masterful and dominant he falls into the same bucket.

3 years, 2 months ago on Is Georges St-Pierre Simply Too Great? | May

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Again this will all boil down to opening up the books. The NFLPA decertified on this issue and now the NBA players have the blue print to follow

3 years, 2 months ago on The Labor Storm Brewing | April

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I don't really care that Yankees fans and pundits think that they will bring in every great player. What really grinds my gears is that the national media just runs with it. They don't sell it as plausible but rather probable and it's retarded .

3 years, 2 months ago on Contrary to Popular Belief, Jered Weaver Will Not Be a Yankee By 2013 | April

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While guys like Zbikowski bring new eyes to the sport, I think it's more of a distraction to all the good fights that happening. If the mainstream media spent as much attention covering real boxing as celebrity boxing and these type of of fights, then boxing's long term prospects would be a lot better.

3 years, 2 months ago on Five Boxers Stoned In One Night? Or: What Tommy Zbikowski's Been Up To | April

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You would think with a salary cap, it would be easier to compete as a small market team compared to baseball but it is teams like Minnesotta, Milwaukee, Toronto, Golden State, and New Jersey that make you think maybe not.

3 years, 2 months ago on An End To Colangelo's Experiment In Toronto? | April

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I was thinking the same thing accept I wasn't wise enough to quote the great Marsellus Wallace. I think a lot of stars know the camera is on them and feel they have to at least try to be heroic to get showered with love and praise from the media and fans. It blurs their judgement and can often hurt the team. Great post

3 years, 2 months ago on Kobe's stubbornness in dealing with injury may lead to downfall of Lakers | April

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