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Good points on all. Classic is a dinosaur and needs to be re-branded and brought to HD so that HD snobs like me won't have to look for it for the material you are talking about. They do a lot of great work and it needs to be highlighted more.
Or they could create ESPN Debate that could lead to end of civilization.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-next-logical-move-is-to-repurpose-espn-classic-to-a-storytelling-channel.html
You may need to do a part 2 of this. Or an updated version of the post. This hashtag is awesome!
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/real-tweets-from-real-people-askemmert.html
Just imagine how mad he would have been had he known about missed illegal formation call on 2nd and goal. It was a hell of a lot easier to convert 3rd and goal from 1 ft line than having the ball on the 6 yd line with 3 chances. I don't think Texas would have scored if the penalty was called.
1 year, 5 months ago on Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads goes off in postgame press conference
For a league that wants each game to be highlighted, it seems counter-intuitive for the NFL to believe that football fans would want to stay up until 1am for a Week 1 game between a west-coast team and another team that unfortunately has to play on the west coast on a Monday night.
For those living in the central (non-Texan fans) and eastern time zones, it had to be a struggle to stay up and watch. And plenty of people live in those time zones who don't care about the Texans, Chargers and Chris Berman in Week 1.
I love football, but I also love sleep and I love $$. If my team were playing, I'd watch, but since they weren't I turned it off so I could be productive at work the next day. I mean...it's week 1. I was able to watch 2 highlight shows to actually tell me who won.
I'm sure I wasn't the only one.
1 year, 6 months ago on Why don't we have a Monday Night Football doubleheader every week?
They should cancel whatever is on CBS Sports Network and just show the Johnny Cam during the whole game.
1 year, 6 months ago on CBS to debut the "Johnny Cam" on Saturday
Damn wrong article
1 year, 6 months ago on Viewing Picks for September 8, 2013
What's next? American announcer picking Hull City and Crystal Palace in the FA Cup?
Unfortunately there are too many Mehtas in the world of journalism in all areas of reporting. Bias in reporting is everywhere and unfortunately it has become a game of who can scream the loudest. Especially in the desperate world of traditional print journalism.
Also, anyone going after someone's family in any manner is a line that should never be crossed in journalism and is as unprofessional as anyone can get. A father watching a son's game is of no one's concern.
Finally, this isn't 1980. I'm sure Rex took care of his business before he left for the game. If he didn't, I'm sure Rex can afford a smartphone or tablet to accomplish anything and everything he needed to do before the game started, kept up with it during the game and continued to work after the game. He didn't have to be in New York/New Jersey to do his job. I'm surprised a "journalist" like Mehta can't figure that you can do that in this day and age.
1 year, 6 months ago on The Daily News vendetta against Rex Ryan is reaching stupid levels
Our long national nightmare is over....or Texan nightmare. Whatever. Time Warner Cable is evil.
1 year, 6 months ago on Your Annual Update On The Longhorn Network
Yet another reason why I don't watch Fox Sports Southwest.
1 year, 7 months ago on Craig James hired as analyst by Fox Sports Southwest
Craig James....BITE YOUR TONGUE....OR KEYBOARD!
This is the summer of selling one's soul to the devil.
1 year, 7 months ago on Jason Whitlock reportedly leaving Fox for ESPN
Agreed...only saw the last 3 and saw Clayton/Slayer at 2 and wondered what was #1 and thought of the many Steiner spots...and then saw the Cano spot at #1. Really? No way that is best. What a waste of time. Which, for the exception of their live sports and select shows, is what ESPN now is.
1 year, 7 months ago on Democracy doesn't work - random commercial named best in SportsCenter history
The Pro Bowl is abysmal to watch, yet I still do. The Pro Bowl isn't a real football game anyway so whatever they want to do to spice it up so be it. Including deciding which conference will provide snow plows for the Super Bowl. I'm intrigued and will watch.
As for the MLB All Star Game...that game is dead to me. Has been since 2003. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks so...FACT.
1 year, 7 months ago on The St. Louis Cardinals live in a glass house
I saw something similar a week or two ago and thought the exact same thing. Brilliant move by Fox Sports. They pray for rain delays and ESPN's bounce around coverage.
1 year, 8 months ago on ESPN unselfishly promotes Fox Sports 1
Wow...my ears would have bled either watching on TV or being at Citi Field. Good thing I won't watch or give a damn about it....but I just commented....DAMN!
1 year, 8 months ago on Chris Berman will once again call the Home Run Derby
Great piece and a heartwarming story. I'll want to know Crockett does in Rio as well.
1 year, 8 months ago on ESPN airs the best story you'll see this year
How about they just show SportsCenter on ESPNEWS 24/7 instead of live sports programming. I still wouldn't watch since SportsCenter is all crap now but at least it's news channel could present "news" instead of live events. This would be better than placing non-important sports on a news channel. OR they could stop bidding on unimportant sports and let other sports channels build their inventory of live events instead of outbidding them and banishing those sports to the news channel or ESPN3.
1 year, 9 months ago on What's in the future of ESPNEWS?
ESPN was real quick to label this news as an "ESPN Report". Hopefully they can learn to to the same when news breaks on other outlets and give them credit. Doubt it though.
1 year, 9 months ago on God help us all...
NBC is not getting left behind...now if they could only include more cable services to actually see these events on my mobile device.
1 year, 10 months ago on TBS and TNT to offer live streaming online
It was one of the great episodes. My favorites in the series will include this one along with Once Brothers, The Two Escobars, Pony Excess (with Skip Bayless! in it) and the Ghosts of Ole Miss.
2 years ago on 30 for 30's "Survive & Advance" elevates ESPN's documentary series | March | 2013