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as a regular listener of the show, I recall a time about one month ago where Mr. Betard and Mr. Gotz went to Bristol with their scared incompetent producer... could it be that this has all been just one big Andy Kauffman-esque shenanigan? I would not put it past the troll of all trolls!

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-suspension-of-dan-le-batard-exposes-network-hypocrisy.html

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Are you kidding me? This is pretty much all he's talked about for two weeks! I just HOPE this is ESPN's shady way of strong-arming Dan off of their crappy network because LeBron isn't in Miami anymore... PLEASE arm Dan as he circumvents conventional sports media and helps build another network... carry on with your tremendous anarchy, my man, and say hi to Mr. Ramsey for me!

3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-suspends-dan-le-batard-for-lebron-james-billboard-stunt.html

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I thought it was hilarious... I think you should do a piece about him not including the first hour of yesterday's show on the podcast because "it was so bad"!

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cleveland-plain-dealer-rejects-dan-le-batards-lebron-james-trolling-attempt.html

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the bubble is eventually going to burst on ratings-driven advertising... the way news and entertainment is being consumed is increasingly leaving the influence of commercials behind... we've become a society that skips through commercials with DVR, that watches two TVs at the same time, and that plays Guess the Emoji on our phones during forced commercial breaks... there are a lot more options these days than just going to the bathroom or pushing "mute"... corporations and marketing psychologists are not stupid and they hate wasting money... you can see the burst looming based on the changes already taking place: in-show advertising, live reads, segment sponsorship, product-placement and the like... this particular executive's take is even more short-sighted than it appears... like our culture's environmental sensitivity, they're grabbing all they can while the gettin's good while not particularly giving a damn about what happens when the bubble bursts

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/22415.html

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This must be in lieu of the rant... ah, this show gives me so much joy! I feel that he just had good sex with his audience... someone bring him a sandwich!

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/dan-le-batard-is-trolling-everyone-once-again.html

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been reading/listening to Yoder for a while... "The fundamental drive for opinion and being mandated to love or hate with the fury of 1,000 suns is the id of sports media and sports fandom in 2014..." is the best line I've read... great work!  (I was gonna say "great take!" but tongue-in-cheekedness doesn't always translate well via the Internet)

7 months, 1 week ago on The final take on the Richard Sherman interview

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I only took one thing from Jeff Pearlman's opinion piece... he did, in fact, seek out and download the Erin Andrews dressing room thing and most likely pleasured himself out of hatelust at least once whilst watching it... there is no debating this point... we all know it to be true

7 months, 1 week ago on Jeff Perlman compares Erin Andrews to a Kardashian

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I thought the second episode was awesome, particularly because you could see the genuine frustration... much of the stuff I see in these "behind the scenes" sports reality shows seems so damn canned, guys saying things and acting ways just because a camera is there... it disgusts me, especially because I know how real hockey players are... when the cameras were kicked out of the rooms, that made it more intense... granted, I think making a habit of it would be detrimental but in times of sheer rage, I think it makes it more believable

8 months, 1 week ago on The Red Wings and Maple Leafs reportedly banned HBO from their locker rooms after losses

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I can't stand Skip more than most, but I thought his original tweet was just a joke... like saying "the Yankees have a better shot at winning the Super Bowl than the Lions" or whatever... not dumb; just not funny...

1 year ago on Chris Kluwe rants at Skip Bayless

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He just sucked ten years of life from John Oliver's head! He's good through 2023! DAMN I can't wait for this channel to start... ESPNFLBA is driving me insane... "we've got real live sports and shit going on as we speak, but first let's talk about the Jets' quarterback controversy and Tom Brady's strained ass muscle... maybe, if you're lucky, we'll talk some baseball but only the steroid crap and replay controversies because we have no actual clue how to discuss the sport of baseball... if you're one of those 'baseball nerds', piss off... they gave you guys a whole other channel! what's that? the NFL has its own channel too? well, yeah, but they mostly show crap about actual games on that channel... where's the fun in that?"

but I digress...

1 year ago on Here's Fox Sports 1 mocking ESPN's debate segments

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I love AwfulAnnouncing... I listen to all the podcast, share the articles, everything... I also love some aspects of ESPN, which AA is shamelessly trying to degrade... I love the original premise of NNL and I love it's new format... maybe there's just too much love in me... but I also love Big Hugh and M. Smith... I think their niche in broadcast journalism is much-needed and well overdue... I'm thankful for them and I believe in them, despite this new tension... I believe they will overcome this thing because they both have good hearts... on His & Hers the other day, Smith got pissed but STILL made a great case for forgiveness... I really don't like the connotations throughout this piece or throughout any piece that's been done on these guys or this show over the last couple days... these are human beings... why are we getting off on their "feud"? because they're from big, evil ESPN? because they're not the show we want to see? I love these guys, I'm praying for these guys, and I hope they overcome the invasiveness of media trolling

1 year ago on Don't expect to see Michael Smith & Hugh Douglas together on ESPN anytime soon

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who asks that question? "congrats on the marriage dude, but wouldn't it have been much more awesome if she was the girl you lost your virginity to?"... "Joe Flacco, you just won the Super Bowl! but you know you're statistically not as good as Eli, right?"... "you just got your GED? that's great! what's it feel like to have not graduated high school?"

1 year, 1 month ago on Homer Bailey drops an f bomb after no hitter

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for what it's worth, Detroit is a trainwreck for national television altogether... pretty sure they still don't have a CBS station up there... not that it matters too much to Detroiters (or true hockey fans), we would rather watch it on CBC anyway... I live in Toledo, they missed a goal in Game One on NBC because of thunderstorm coverage

1 year, 2 months ago on The NHL gets no respect in Hockeytown

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I dunno... as much as you can say that Tebow drives ESPN, it also drives ESPN-hate... it's sorta like cops... if there were no crime, there'd be no need for cops... so cops are essentially rooting for crime... and ESPN haters are secretly rooting for ESPN to drop the ball on the Tebow-overdose again

1 year, 2 months ago on Real Tweets from Real People - TebowMania 3.0

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so, in other words, ESPN is just like every other workplace in the world?

1 year, 2 months ago on Is there a new culture at ESPN?

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I heard a rumor that Dan Dan is just bitter because he has a small wang... I heard Irish dudes got small wangs

1 year, 3 months ago on Dan Shaughnessy is trolling Red Sox fans once again | May | 2013

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while I don't believe it's "unfair and wrong" to charge consumers for a service (which every corporation does), I like the concept... and I like the direction that this could send us... I'm not a McCain fan (notice how he goes out of his way not to indict Rupert Murdoch), but this regulation (de-monopolization) could open up many avenues... imagine the ability to ONLY subscribe to ESPN, CBS & IFC... shame that no network will spotlight this legislation... freedom of the press? maybe if I owned one

1 year, 3 months ago on John McCain going after cable industry with a la carte bill | May | 2013

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Dan's the man!  I don't even live in Indiana and I record his show off of I-heart so I can listen at work

1 year, 5 months ago on Dan Dakich has to work really hard not to swear during broadcasts | March | 2013

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oh, the sweet irony of you actually doing an article about this...

1 year, 5 months ago on Don't even think about asking Tim Tebow any questions whatsoever | March | 2013

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I bought the 30 for 30 DVD sets for myself in December... absolutely love them... ("Outside the Lines" is in the "30 for 30" ilk of shows I still enjoy)

1 year, 5 months ago on 30 for 30's "Survive & Advance" elevates ESPN's documentary series | March | 2013

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breaking news as reported by our own Adam Schefter, Chad Johnson (formerly known as Chad Ochocinco) has changed his name to π

1 year, 5 months ago on Real Tweets from Real People - How ESPN would cover Pi Day... | March | 2013

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I DVR Mike&Mike every day and my receiver leaves the channel on ESPN2 afterward... I think I'm going to start recording some other random program at 10AM just so the channel changes, so it doesn't look like I'm supporting that POS... it's only a matter of time before ESPN collapses though... especially now that each major sport has its own channel, there's getting to be less and less of a purpose to tune in... hey, btw, if the playoffs started today, are the Lakers in the playoffs yet?  I haven't seen what Kobe tweeted in the last 12 hours...

1 year, 5 months ago on Bill Simmons' critique of First Take exposes ESPN's identity crisis | March | 2013

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which team has the better chance of knocking off the Italians in the World Baseball Classic?

1 year, 5 months ago on Real Tweets from Real People - Heat vs Blackhawks | March | 2013

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come on, who wasn't hoping for some Gary Thorne love on this list?

1 year, 5 months ago on A complete list of ESPN personalities who should cover the Chicago Blackhawks | March | 2013

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