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Stupid clucks at ESPN. 'Unprecedented' and 'Never tested.' First, they KNEW weeks beforehand that this game would draw the load. And speaking of 'loads,' that is what Load Testing does...lets you prove out the pipes beforehand. Wee Todds.
9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/watchespn-having-streaming-issues-for-usa-germany.html
Newspapers and the people who work for them absolutely deserve every baseball bat swung at their heads. It's a miserable industry filled with the lowest forms of human life ever to walk erect. To the credit of sites like this, word is getting out.
11 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
ESPN has become the New York Times of haughty, self-righteous, self-congratulatory, afternoon programming aimed at people who are enjoying the benefits of 'not working.'
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Erin is pleasant enough, and she's been through a lot. But the take-away here is that sports media hacks can no more stay away from stories and comments about them than they can stay away from mirrors. Which is to say, hardly at all. Which also means, if you feverishly despise a particular sports media hack then go right ahead and target them. You'll hit your mark.
1 year, 1 month ago on AA Q&A: Erin Andrews on working her first Super Bowl and addressing her critics
Billy Simmons is an insufferable bull in a china shop. Practically everything he says or writes is followed by some sort of 'Mea culpa.' I'm a Boston sports fan, and he's insufferable even to us.
1 year, 2 months ago on Why the narrative on Grantland's Dr. V story shifted, and what lessons that can teach us
What America wants to see next is Manning targeting Sherman with a game-winning TD pass as time expires, with the receiver slamming the ball back at Sherman with "Nice try...good effort. Your 'participation trophy' is over yonder."
1 year, 2 months ago on The final take on the Richard Sherman interview
Sports media hacks lead an insufferable, entitled life, where 'self-importance' is the only speed they know. Bobbie Costas comes to mind; Gumball, too. And chairman emeritus, ESPN's Chris Berman, who probably STILL thinks the Super Bowl will be between KC and NE. But across the landscape you see huffy and stuffy people whose only real pedigree was to do poorly in school, waddle into sporting events for free, and eat copious amounts of food paid for by others. Not a hero among them.
1 year, 2 months ago on Why networks should give more opportunities to young broadcasters
Fun watching these media hacks flailing away as if to say, "Pay no attention to what you're seeing on-screen...pay attention to what I'm saying instead. You're too DUMB to do both." Sports media hacks are the dumbest people walking the earth today.
1 year, 2 months ago on CSN Mid-Atlantic shows X-rated version of Clark the Cub
Jay reinforces the true adage that when you're too dumb to do anything else in life, you become a sports media hack.
1 year, 2 months ago on Jay Mohr fat shames Alyssa Milano
Shaughnessy toils behind the Boston Globe's 99-cent 'paywall.' Meaning, you cannot read his hard-wrought words unless you pony up 99 cents each month. And very few people do. So, he's rage-filled not only because of that, but also because he's a natural curmudgeon. He leads a sad life as a sports media hack, possessing nowhere near the esteem and respect that colleague Bob Ryan does.
1 year, 3 months ago on Dan Shaugnessy is rambling about the Baseball Hall of Fame again
Haughty, 'affirmative-action' elites at ESPN have lost the respect of 98% of their audience. It has become the MTV of sports. And you have THEM to thank for your cable bill being so high.
1 year, 4 months ago on ESPN really wants you to know the result of the Broncos-Chiefs game
I'm sure CBS is 'cheering' its 'win.' But CBS is reaping high ad rates thanks to the eyeballs that cable companies deliver. Seems to me the 'whining' by networks is them forgetting who's providing them with their viewers.
1 year, 4 months ago on The CBS dispute cost Time Warner Cable
sports media hacks are the dumbest people walking the planet. The radio hacks have no heavy lifting to do, aside from reading Hair Club for Men ad copy.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Eternal Struggle: Mike Francesa vs Prank Callers
What outsiders don't realize is that curmudgeon Shaughnessy toils behind a $0.99 'pay-wall' at The Boston Globe, limiting his exposure to the twelve people who have actually signed up. It's a self-imposed exile for probably the worst of Boston's sports media hacks. Which is rife with them.
1 year, 5 months ago on Dan Shaughnessy wants more hate and violence in this year's World Series
ESPN has taken a decided Leftist political tone, which is something NO ONE wants from a 'sports' station. Then there are the 'too-full-of-themselves' media hacks whose faces and voices become utterly tiresome to watch and listen to. These people know who they are, but there's an air of 'entitlement' with each and every one of them.
1 year, 8 months ago on How worried should ESPN be about declining ratings?
ESPN is interjecting political ideology into every feature, a la Bob Costas and his 'anti-gun rant' to help the 'cause.' You can see it everywhere, and I've given up on ESPN entirely because of it. "Would Aaron Hernandez be behind bars if we had better gun laws? We'll have that answer NEXT!"
1 year, 9 months ago on Shaking my head at SportsCenter
With all due respect to Naoko, the real 'news' is who NESN decides to KEEP. The insipid and insufferable Tommy Caron and Jackie Edwards are two of the most irritating, full-of-themselves sports media hacks dotting Boston's landscape. And in a city full of that type, that's saying something. Caron has a nails-on-chalkboard voice that he uses like an entitled sledgehammer. Edwards is a yellow-teethed child that probably won't grow up. He adores his own ability to say in 20 flowery words that more sensible people can say in ten. But there they both are: stuck to NESN like gum to a shoe.
1 year, 9 months ago on NESN ditches popular Bruins sideline reporter Naoko Funayama
'Big Deal Local TeeVee Nooze' is nothing but glue holding endless banks of commercials together. Those insufferable promotions of the sort that caused THIS fiasco ("Will it be SUNNY tomorrow? I'll have that answer Nexxxxxxxxt!!!") are really pleas for you to watch their COMMERCIALS during the 'Nooze,' which is full of 'stories' that say, "officials aren't sure of the cause of the fire," and "Officials aren't commenting," and 'No word yet on how the crash occurred."
1 year, 9 months ago on NBC Austin affiliate misses Game 4 Blackhawks OT winner
My cable bill is astronomically high thanks almost single-handedly to ESPN. I would say that 70% of that monthly bill goes to ESPN, so how hypocritical of them to whine about 'financial difficulties.' They'll also whine that 'rights' fees are high, but ESPN still clears a gigantic profit in spite of that.
1 year, 9 months ago on Howie Schwab laid off by ESPN
Edwards is insufferable. With a 'Connecticut School of Broadcasting' pedigree, he epitomizes the term, 'Sports Media Hack.' The Bruins started shining in the Playoffs about when he stopped calling the games on local TV. Coincidence? Nope.
1 year, 9 months ago on Jack Edwards loses touch with reality... again
It's wonderful seeing sports media hacks bludgeon each other. Thin-skinned and limp-wristed (see: purple shirt), you know blows will be landed for all of us to see and cheer.
1 year, 10 months ago on Mike Francesa rips the "Nameless, Faceless" John Buccigross
Happily, massively annoying Bruins action-caller Jackie Edwards is nowhere to be found. Edwards, he of the 'Connecticut School of Broadcasting' pedigree, never misses an opportunity to create a soliloquy even though the opportunity might not really be there to do so. But Edwards has a flowery verbal hammer, so everything in a hockey game represents a nail to him. Also happily, we've seen and heard the last of Edwards for this season.
1 year, 10 months ago on 5 NHL announcers who deserve more airtime
My cable bill is astronomical solely because of ESPN, so any layoffs occurring there can only be laid at the feet of their so-called 'A-list' 'talent,' who are vacuuming up paychecks the size of Texas. One-percenters, indeed.
1 year, 10 months ago on Lynn Hoppes reportedly laid off by ESPN, Playbook to be shut down
Felger--an enemy of all fans in Boston--shows his limp-wristed colors by fearing for his safety from genuinely happy people...which he's typically not.
1 year, 10 months ago on Bruins fans try to tear down CSNNE studio after Game 7 win | May | 2013
You need to understand that Shaughnessy is a bitter, angry man. Toiling away at an uber-Leftist newspaper will foster that. But more to his bitterness: He's locked behind The Globe's 99-cent-per-month paywall. Which nobody buys. Imagine writing a column and, through that effort, realizing that six people may see it and three will read it. You'd bring your seething rage home, too, and that's why we pray for the well-being of the children and pets in Shaughnessy's uber-rich manse. What you will see, soon, is the announcement of Shaughnessy's retirement. A culmination of climbing rage and falling talent.
1 year, 10 months ago on Dan Shaughnessy is trolling Red Sox fans once again | May | 2013
Ley has that air of 'entitlement' swirling about him...a haughty demeanor despite being a lowly sports media hack. There's a lot of deserved disdain for sports media hacks, which is why a site like this exists. And we know that sports media hacks can't stay away from web sites focusing on their industry any more than they can stay away from mirrors. Which, rolled all together, is why this animated GIF is among the best ever.
1 year, 11 months ago on Presenting the many faces of Bob Ley | May | 2013
What Jack Edwards does is no different than a woman trying to put makeup on while driving down a highway at 80 MPH. We'd flip the bird to him just as we would to her. Edwards is a hockey play-by-play hack who wishes he were a pipe-smoking, tweed-jacketed poet instead.
3 years, 11 months ago on Jack Edwards Is At It Again! | April