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It's freakin' horrible. As a viewer, it's distracting because now the video inside that stupid box is lighter than the video around it. It questions my intelligence as a baseall fan by saying I don't know where the strike zone is. As an umpire (which I am), it's insulting because every pitch is gonna be scrutinized and who says that zone is correct? You want to call balls and strikes, ESPN, get your asses behind the plate and strap on the gear and ring people up. If it's off to the side, it's one thing because then I can easily ignore it but not when it's nearly the most prominent thing on the screen. If I see it on an ESPN game, I'm immediately changing the channel. Fortunately, my pathetic team never plays on there so it's not like I'd be missing any of their games.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/why-espns-new-k-zone-should-be-given-a-chance.html
@SandiDani @odtrucker51 Normally, I wouldn't argue with complete idiots but in this case, I can't resist. The day after the cameras caught Tiger's ball moving, Nick Watney had a HD camera standing right behind him when he looked down, saw his ball move before he pulled the club back, and called the penalty on himself. Camera couldn't see a thing. Want another example? 2 years ago, Webb Simpson had *4* HD cameras around him on the green in New Orleans. He saw his ball move in front of his putter and he called a penalty on himself. No one could tell from the video if the ball moved or not. That penalty COST HIM THE TOURNAMENT!! But I'm sure you don't want to hear facts. That's one problem with you blind loyalists -- reasoning with you is like trying to reason with my dog when I tell him not to eat his own poop.
1 year, 5 months ago on Tiger Woods v Brandel Chamblee feud is nothing but bad news for golf media
@joelucia @CD24 I just tried but there are a number of Joe Lucias on FB and I'm sure they wouldn't like receiving a random message about something they know nothing about...which would actually be fitting if it did happen to land in your inbox. But I'll welcome a civil discussion about the whole case.
1 year, 7 months ago on Todd Blackledge doesn't think Penn State had a football culture problem
The name of this site is Awful Announcing. Well, we can file this under Awful Writing. I don't have anything to add to what the rest of the 90% of the eloquent people below have said. But I ask you this, Lucia -- how about having some stones to post your contact information on here like other writers on other sites do and not just hide behind your stupid little Twitter account. You are a piece of garbage as a 'journalist/writer' and if I knew it wouldn't get deleted from the comments section, I'd have a number of other choice alternatives that you could do to yourself.
@DanielOrmsby Why a pro wrestling call is even considered legitimate enough to be amongst these legends makes this whole tournament about as sketchy as the 2006 NCAA Tournament when George Mason made it to the Final Four. End this madness people and don't let pro wrestling go any further!!
1 year, 9 months ago on Greatest Call - Round 2 Summerall Bracket
I'll take it a step further -- other than PTI, 30 for 30, and live games, I don't even bother tuning in to the MotherShip. SC used to be a staple in my life, eventually leading me to work there for 5 years. But now, I can't bring myself to watch any of their studio shows. There's a number of good people who do good work there but all of the company's politics and moronic talking heads keep me far away. If I want baseball highlights, I go to MLB Network. If I want hockey, I'm going to the NHL or NBCSN. And on and on with the other sports. Ben's review of that 90-minute SC just slams my point home of not watching.
1 year, 9 months ago on Shaking my head at SportsCenter
I was surprised that it didn't hit ESPN's bottom line. Probably would have looked something like this:
ESPN plans to hire Ray Lewis as studio analyst, sources say...
2 years, 3 months ago on Ray Lewis reportedly joining ESPN's NFL analyst roster