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The saddest thing is that FOX things Travis is helping them. Yes he provides some traffic to their site/his site and some people tune in to watch whatever stupid shit he says next, but the eyeball he attracts is a pretty shitty demographic while FOX's reputation plummets further with the majority of football fans.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-crazy-jameis-winston-rumor-business-now.html
i thought it was just my friends. Basements are good if you have a good one but if the fridge or bathroom is up a level, it can be an issue. We had one guy tumble down the stairs and had to take him to the hospital.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theapparty/2014-articles/things-youll-need-to-host-a-live-fantasy-football-draftclusterfuck.html
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.
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
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?
11 months, 1 week ago on If Fox, ESPN or CBS got the Olympics, who would host?
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.
1 year, 2 months ago on Twitter Wars: Richard Deitsch vs Clay Travis
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.
1 year, 2 months ago on Damon Bruce returned to the airwaves today, ending 2 day suspension
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.
1 year, 4 months ago on The Real Nonsense Between The Pac 12 And DirecTV Stalemate
Someone told me this and I thought they were joking. He'll be thrown off quicker than Rush Limbaugh was on Countdown.
1 year, 6 months ago on Fox adds Clay Travis to college football coverage
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, 11 months ago on Page 2 | Looking Back At NBC Sports Network's Lack Of Growth | February | 2013
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, 12 months ago on Kevin Blackistone thinks ESPN shouldn't hire Ray Lewis | January | 2013
the fact Bleacher Report is getting more credibility from CNN without earning at all makes me we want to throw up.
2 years ago on CNN-SI fallout may lead to domino effect across industry
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.
2 years ago on CNN moves forward with Bleacher Report replacing Sports Illustrated
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
2 years, 3 months ago on Sports Illustrated coming under heavy fire for Honey Badger report
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.
2 years, 3 months ago on Jed York is maintaining the 49ers' fan base in a whole new way
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.
2 years, 4 months ago on Pac 12 Network & Big Ten Network awaiting arrival of reason
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.
2 years, 4 months ago on DirecTV Pac 12 Network Kerfuffle Is Wearing Thin
It was just insanely terrible. Local preview shows for high school games are more polished than this was. Was a total shit show.
2 years, 4 months ago on Fox's college football studio show is a work in progress
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.
2 years, 5 months ago on PAC 12 Network: Huge Risk | August
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.
2 years, 5 months ago on NBC actually might turn a profit on London Olympics
It wouldn't surprise me that Sarah loves SAI. She's also smitten with Bleacher Report.
2 years, 7 months ago on Oddly Enough, I Don’t Hate Business Insider Because Of Its Brilliance
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, 7 months ago on 2-2-1-2 Series | Articles
Someone actually wants to buy Bleacher Repot? That blew my mind. I gets nobody gives a shit about credibility these days
2 years, 7 months ago on Under your radar, USA Today is making moves on the sports front | June
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, 8 months ago on Brad Richards played well despite pooping twice | May
@ukraine is weak @unclesmedley yeah what a psycho commment by @BartSum . Dude needs therapy asap.
2 years, 9 months ago on Insensitive Rangers fans want an apology | April
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, 9 months ago on ESPN Radio to broadcast USC football nationwide | April
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, 10 months ago on Tebow trade gets the Taiwan animation treatment | March
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, 11 months ago on Jason Whitlock apologizes for Jeremy Lin tweet, appears to save job for now | February
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, 11 months ago on ACC extension shows ESPN's shrewd control over competition and expansion | February
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, 11 months ago on ESPN's Biggest Business Shortcoming Is Not Being The Worldwide Leader In College Recruiting | February
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
3 years, 1 month ago on ESPN's Practice Of Piggybacking On Other's Reporting Without Attribution Is Beginning To Ruffle Feathers | December
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.
3 years, 2 months ago on Ten Big Ten Numbers to Know | November
Pay attention at 2:14...
I loved this. Reali stock just went way up.
3 years, 2 months ago on Tony Reali Pays Tribute To 'Goodfellas' Copacabana Shot | November
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.
3 years, 2 months ago on Tebowing Goes Mainstream Starting Countdown To When It Fizzles Out | October
@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
3 years, 2 months ago on MLB's Irrational Embedding Video Strategy Exhibits Why Baseball Fails To Connect With Younger Audiences | October
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.
3 years, 3 months ago on After Two Months The Longhorn Network Is Headed Towards A Disastrous Rookie Campaign | October
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
3 years, 3 months ago on Introducing Monday Night Football Announcing Bingo | October
PTI just opened with a good minute and a half on the subject. ESPN is certainly not putting out fluff over covering this story.
3 years, 3 months ago on SportsCenter Does The Right Thing In Remembering Dan Wheldon | October
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
3 years, 3 months ago on Reviewing Ecuador: A learning experience for all | General
Got to think that untIl LA gets a team the idea of Toronto is mute.
3 years, 3 months ago on Toronto is not ready for the NFL | October
The guy trying to celebrate on crutches at 57 seconds is priceless
3 years, 4 months ago on OH MY GOODNESS!" Video Of Incredible Last Second Punt Return TD | September
Good thing ESPN has Brian Kenny and Charlie Steiner to help us make sense of this clusterf*ck O wait....
3 years, 4 months ago on HBO's Larry Merchant To Floyd Mayweather: "I Wish I Was 50 Years Younger & I Would Kick Your Ass"(Video) | September
After spending way too long watching these here are my takeaways:
Mark May (up from o)
The State of Montana
Ben Koo/Awful Announcing
3 years, 4 months ago on The Top Ten Most Entertaining Sports Media Clips | August
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?
3 years, 5 months ago on Aggie, Meet Fredo; Fredo, Aggie | August
In the words of Bart Scot........"Can't wait"
3 years, 5 months ago on One Key Game from Every Week of the Season | College
I actually think they're a better fit with the Big Ten.
3 years, 5 months ago on Texas A&M Should Not Flirt With The SEC | College
@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, 6 months ago on The Bruce Feldman Suspension Is ESPN's Waterloo | July
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, 6 months ago on Livefyre conversation - http://awfulannouncing.com/2011-articles/july/ray-fosse-and-glen-kuiper-a-little-too-casual-about-shannon-stone-fall.html
I have never understood why MMA fans need to be so boisterous in proclaiming the death of boxing. Great article..
3 years, 6 months ago on Comparing Apples to Oranges, or How One MMA Writer Chooses to Disparage Boxing | July
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, 6 months ago on The saddest part of all of this | June
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, 7 months ago on The 8 Game NFL Thursday Package Could Change Everything | June