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@SpringRubber Second game this season. And he did one last season.

13 hours, 30 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-16-nfl-announcing-schedule.html

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@Coachbulldog Every game will be available on the Fox Sports Go app, but you have to have a company that subscribes to it.

13 hours, 31 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-plans-unprecedented-coverage-2015-womens-world-cup.html

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I don't see Fox really contending as they gained the Bundesliga package, which is typically Friday- Sunday. beIN has English Championship, Italian Serie A, and Copa del Rey games that take place on Friday. While EPL would be a boost to either, their current offerings would make it difficult for the networks.


Fox's contract with Bundesliga will put the Bundesliga on fairly equal footing with the English Premier League. Remember Fox plans on airing 3 games at a time (FS1, FS2, and Fox Soccer Plus) with the others going onto Fox Soccer 2 Go. I've even heard there is a chance they will do like NBC is doing with EPL Extra Time and make the others available on FS Go. 


As far as ESPN goes, they typically join with another company because of their other sports on Saturday & Sunday. I'd expect them to bid for the Friday package and the Friday package alone if they tried to get any EPL rights back. NBC seems like the safe beat to retain the rights though with the current landscape, unless CBS decided to get involved and get EPL onto CBSSN. 

3 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/english-premier-league-ready-put-rights-bid-add-friday-game.html

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Considering Pac-12 Network added Walton back to their analyst lineup this season shows just how far it will go. Absolutely no where.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/the-locker/theres-petition-ban-bill-walton-broadcasting-arizona-games.html

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It means CBS will have 9 broadcast teams that week, so expect Nantz, Simms, & Wolfson to do 2 games- Thursday, DH Saturday, and 6 games Sunday. I would have crossflexed one to Fox if I were the league, since they only have 5 games.

1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/nfl/nfl-stands-pat-in-week-16-of-the-2014-season.html

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Most Regional Sports Nets do have multiple teams. One example that pops out with a humongous amount  is FS Southwest has the Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, San Antonio Spurs, San Antonio Stars, New Orleans Pelicans (via LA), Oklahoma City Thunder (via OK), and then collegiate sports from Texas Tech, Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State. That's not counting the high school football from Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. That's one regional SN I don't see fading any time soon.


Compare that to Root Sports Utah, which has the Jazz and then Big Sky, MWC, and WCC sports. There's not a lot of value in that package. However when you consider the number of collegiate teams involved covers Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, California, Nevada, Wyoming, etc. it becomes much more valuable.


And then you come down the totem pole to SportsNet LA. They have the Dodgers and that's it. Time Warner should have swallowed their pride and placed the Dodgers with the Lakers on TWCS. Then maybe their sports package would be worth what they're asking. 

1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/sportsnet-la-doesnt-sound-like-future-directv.html

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Detroit/ Toronto will be a CBC simulcast. 


Calgary/ Chicago will be a City TV simulcast.

1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nhl-announcing-schedule-129-1214.html

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Add KC Jones to the Touchdown Radio broadcast. Replace Mike Morgan with Mark Followill on Sports USA. Also remove Tony Hill from Compass broadcast. 

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/championship-week-college-football-announcing-schedule.html

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You probably should note that Campus Insiders also exclusively broadcasts select games from the WCC, Mountain West, and Patriot League. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/digger-phelps-unretires-joins-campus-insiders.html

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@CUbsfan No. He is merely an extra voice joining Jimmy, Howie, Terry, and Michael as a studio analyst.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-10-nfl-announcing-schedule.html

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I think I would have gone with an option that allows you to listen to any broadcast instead of just the main one. MLB.TV, NBA.TV, and the NFL during the preseason have this option with their online feeds. Why not program it where you can listen to any feed, home TV, road TV, national radio, home radio, radio radio, and of course the Spanish broadcasts, instead of focusing solely on the national broadcast. Imagine how many more people would have listened to ESPN Radio's broadcast instead of FOX during the World Series. Heck, most people would have used MLB International over both ESPN Radio & FOX. 


The same applies for college football where there are some people who are fans of Sports USA or Westwood One over the FOX and CBS assignments.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/whats-next-big-innovation-sports-broadcasting.html

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Matt Hasselbeck will act as a 2nd analyst for the Cardinals/ Rams broadcast Sunday on FOX.


Also FOX's weekly press assignments and the Seattle Seahawks Game Notes say it will be Erin Andrews, not Charissa Thompson, as sideline reporter for Giants/ Seahawks.


And DeSean Jackson will be in the studio this week for FOX NFL Sunday.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-10-nfl-announcing-schedule.html

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@rbs99 That's right. Good ole Dary Danielson is coming out off of his dairy farm to replace Gary Danielson in the booth. Wah ha ha ha!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-9-college-football-announcing-schedule.html

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I'll let the numbers speak for themselves. Here's the number of matches each commentator has called for Fox since Gus Johnson was let go. I think it's clear who their #1 guy will be. 


JP Dellacamera- 17

John Strong- 9

Mark Rogondino- 6

Justin Kutcher- 3

Jenn Hildreth- 3

Steve Cangialosi- 2

Glenn Davis- 1

Mark Followill- 1


As for why Dellacamera isn't calling a semifinal or championship match for CONCACAF Women's Qualifying, he is doing the NBCSN MLS game the Friday of the semi's and is doing Philadelphia's regular season finale on Comcast the day of the championship.


It also seems clear this is the pecking order when you look that Dellacamera is the #1 announcer for CONCACAF Champions on FOX and Strong is #2. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/first-look-fox-soccer-post-gus-johnson.html

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Also tonight is the FXFL Week 2. 

One game can be caught on ESPN3 and the following RSN's: 

4SD

NESN+

Altitude

Untamed Sports TV

Tuff TV

Soul of the South TV

SNY

Youtoo Social TV

Cox

Comcast (check local affiliate to see if it's regular of +)

MASN

SWX

7:30 PM- Boston Brawlers vs. Brooklyn Bolts


Untelevised

8 PM- Blacktips vs. Omaha

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-october-15-2014.html

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@iveyjanette_207 @BroncosItaly @tomhoffarth Craig Bolerjack is working for ESPN calling games for ESPN3. He also does the New Orleans Saints preseason games. 

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/tim-brando-will-replace-mike-goldberg-nfl-fox-sunday.html

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@tonyc Clearly it would be a mistype then. They were saying Albert was calling more games, and they were saying he must have received a promotion because he was calling the Western Finals. However Strader was calling the Paraly,pics in Sochi at the same time, which Albert likely would have been calling had the Rangers not still been in the playoffs. With Albert being the pxp voice of the Rangers on radio, he was needed here, so they had to send Strader instead to Russia while Albert took over the games he would have done. No promtion or demotion was ever done.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/2014-15-nhl-tv-guide.html

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@eslrush Last season Strader was doing the Paralympics in Sochi when Albert was doing the Western Conference Finals, so he wasn't available. I wouldn't call that a demotion. Most of the broadcasts last season also had Strader & Albert calling games the same night. So exactly how is that a demotion?

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/2014-15-nhl-tv-guide.html

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Tonight also marks the debut of the FXFL on ESPN3 and select regional markets. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-october-8-2014.html

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Fox Sports Radio won't be dropping any of their current shows. However they will be dropping the hours on a couple of them, and quite a few will be moving time slots. This is the lineup beginning November 3.

6 AM- Fox Sports Daybreak w/ Andy Furman & Mike North

9 AM- The Dan Patrick Show

Noon- The Rich Eisen Show

3 PM- Jay Mohr Sports (new time slot)

6 PM- Steve Gorman Sports (new time slot, now only 2 hours)

8 PM- JT "The Brick" with Tom Looney (new time slot, now only 3 hours)

11 PM- Fox Sports Tonight w/ Jason Smith (new time slot, now only 3 hours)

2 AM- The Ben Maller Show

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-radio-will-picking-rich-eisen-show.html

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@myswagr I am going to speak as one who has taken broadcast classes here. One of the first things you are taught in broadcast courses is to IGNORE comments from the fans. You can only improve through experience, not from game-to-game. I have never seen an announcer improve unless they have continual exposure to the sport and the opportunity to call it frequently. In the case of TBS, where they don't start broadcasting games now until virtually the All-Star game, they don't have the opportunity to let them improve. And like it or not, corporate offices always think certain broadcasters are better than they actually are.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/underwhelming-tbs-broadcast-sucks-excitement-classic-game.html

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@myswagr No need to be insolent with your response. If you're at a party, then of course you can't listen on the radio. However if I were at a party, I wouldn't be worrying about the game at all. I would be at it to socialize with my peers. All I'd care about is the final score.


Let me point this out to you. Whomever said you need a computer to listen to the games? Last time I checked you probably have a smart phone or an iPhone. Last time I checked ESPN Radio is available on tuneIN and at ESPNRadio.com. Those are realistic possibilities. Should you choose an alternative audio, there are ways to make it happen.


And while I don't go out and party and such like you mention, I have talked with my brother who used to do that very thing. He did it at sports bars. Most of them were more than willing to use the ESPN Radio audio feed over the TV feed. If you want that option, talk to the people in advance, and many times they will make it available.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/underwhelming-tbs-broadcast-sucks-excitement-classic-game.html

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The games are on Wednesday's & Friday's, not Tuesday's & Wednesday's. 


Matt, the fourth team (the Black Tips) became a traveling team because they were unable to secure a venue to play their home games in Florida. So while you may want a team in Orlando, apparently the city doesn't agree with your desire.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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This is just my opinion, but anyone complaining about the TBS broadcast should be forced to listen to ESPN Radio's broadcast of Tigers/ Orioles. You'd quickly change your mind on the TBS broadcast after hearing Berman calling the game. "Back, back, back." Besides, I have no sympathy considering that you could easily mute the TBS broadcast and listen to Jon Sciambi & Chris Singleton on ESPN Radio, who did this particular game, are doing Angels/ Royals, and will be doing the ALCS (same as Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling, & Cal Ripken).  

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/underwhelming-tbs-broadcast-sucks-excitement-classic-game.html

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@CUbsfan Former sideline reporter for A&M on FSN. She now works for ESPN & SEC Network typically covering Texas Universities. She is a cancer survivor. She is an A&M grad.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-6-college-football-announcing-schedule.html

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@eslrush Vin Scully would like a comment with you. And most people would place Duane Kuiper above Costas as well.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/underwhelming-tbs-broadcast-sucks-excitement-classic-game.html

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I don't think the taunting is the issue here. This is Simmons third strike. Yes, the other two were twitter suspensions, but this i his third strike with the network, and that is what no one is discussing. Each suspension is supposed to be more strict than the last since it shows he isn't learning what he should be. The last one was two weeks, so 3 weeks makes perfect sense when you go last offense plus one week.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bill-simmons-suspension-one-harshest-espn-history.html

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The BYUtv rebroadcast used Andy Boyce & Lauren Francom on the sidelines instead of Spencer Linton & Kathy Aiken. Looks like Linton has replaced Alema Harrington on Countdown to Kickoff for home games. 

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-3-college-football-announcing-schedule.html

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Kris Budden has been assigned to Fox college football's #2 team with Joe Davis & Joey Harrington. 

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/nfl/your-2014-week-1-nfl-primer.html

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I've never understood Fox's thinking. The game no Fox Soccer plus this year has been a simulcast of the game they are airing on FSN. Why don't they make it where Fox Soccer Plus airs a game as well? I think fans would rather have the choice of choosing between 4 televised games (FS1, FS2, FSN, Fox Soccer Plus) and a streamed game (ESPN3) rather than have a service that most of them can't get. 

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-developing-a-red-zone-type-channel-for-uefa-champions-league.html

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@CUbsfan She wasn't listed in the announcement when CBS Sports Network released their CFB announcing lineups for 2014. However she has apparently replaced Lauren Gardner on the MWC game of the week w/ Carter Blackburn's crew while Lauren Gardner has moved over to CBSSN's AAC coverage. The other two (Gallo & Collins) were listed in CBSSN's release of CFB broadcasters for 2014. 

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-2-college-football-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@CUbsfan She is the sports director at WTVJ. She has previously served as a weekend anchor at WLNE.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-2-college-football-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@CUbsfan Gallo is a reporter who graduated from Texas Tech University. She currently works at KEYE in Austin as a reporter.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-2-college-football-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@CUbsfan She's is a reporter for NESN. She replaced Jenny Dell on Red Sox broadcasts and has been the reporter for most Bruins games.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-2-college-football-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@CUbsfan Every report I've seen has him acting as a sideline analyst for this game. It should be noted he wasn't listed on any sites last week, but he is this week. So it's probably a one time thing for the season or an experiment to see if they should expand it to be this way regularly.   

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-2-college-football-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@eslrush The NFL is doing what they call cross swapping games this season. It allows a good game that would get more viewers (like Pittsburgh/ Baltimore if both teams are good) to be moved from a Noon start or 4:05 PM start on CBS, should CBS have a single game, to FOX at 4:25 PM. In turn FOX has to turn over one of their games to CBS. It applies both ways, but the NFL has a set a limit on the number of times it can be done. I think that number is 8.


Four games have been cross swapped that I know of, which is 2 of the 8 that can be done. Buffalo at Chicago and Buffalo at Detroit have been moved from CBS to FOX. Atlanta at Cincinnati and the Thanksgiving Chicago at Detroit game have been moved from FOX to CBS.  Additional games could be cross swapped, but those 4 are already locked in.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-1-nfl-announcing-schedule-2.html

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FS2 airs CONCACAF Champions soccer, UEFA Champions soccer, Australian Rules Football, NRL Rugby, Big East basketball, NASCAR practices, and serves as the overflow station for games on FS1 or FOX. They have a decent amount of live sports that is only growing as FOX continues to compile more properties They just need to make people aware of what they are airing.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-2-is-a-barren-wasteland.html

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What they really need to do is make it where those who live in the market of a team, like the Astros or Dodgers, can watch the games even if your providers don't carry them. 


That, and they need to make it where you can always watch the games that your local provider isn't carrying.

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-tv-is-reviewing-blackouts-for-the-2015-season.html

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No love for women's college soccer?

6 PM- Colorado State at Colorado- Pac-12

7 PM- Georgia at Ole Miss- SEC Network

8 PM- Oklahoma State at Oklahoma- FCS Central

8 PM- TCU at Washington State- Pac-12 (minus BAY & LA)

8 PM- San Francisco at Cal- Pac-12 BAY & LA

10 PM- Maryland at UCLA- Pac-12

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/late-night-viewing-choices/fridays-viewing-picks-91.html

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No love for women's college soccer?

6 PM- Colorado State at Colorado- Pac-12

7 PM- Georgia at Ole Miss- SEC Network

8 PM- Oklahoma State at Oklahoma- FCS Central

8 PM- TCU at Washington State- Pac-12 (minus BAY & LA)

8 PM- San Francisco at Cal- Pac-12 BAY & LA

10 PM- Maryland at UCLA- Pac-12

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/viewing-picks-for-august-22-2014.html

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It should be noted that CBS has said they plan to use local sideline reporters for games that don't currently have one, so the list could still change to include those reporters.

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/andrew-catalon/nfl-on-cbs-announcing-assignments-for-weeks-1-2-of-the-2014-nfl-season.html

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One sideline reporter known for CBSSN is that Sheehan Stanwick Burch will be doing the Navy games, as he had them last year. Rashan Ali will do the Patriot League matches from the sideline and could do a few others.

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-2014-college-football-tv-primer.html

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Missing- ESPNU Friday Night will be Mark Neely & Mike Bellotti.


Also missing is the American Sports Network.

The 3 CUSA ASN broadcast teams are: 

Ron Thulin/ Keith Moreland

Dave Armstrong/ Dave Lapham

Mike Gleason/ Jim Donnan

Bill Hazen will be a fill-in play-by-play for select CUSA games.


ASN will also have at least one team covering the CAA & Patriot League, 1 team doing the Big South, and 1- 2 teams doing the Southern Conference. 

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-2014-college-football-tv-primer.html

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I enjoy the coverage, but I would like it if they made the team colors at the top next to the logo the colors of the uniforms instead the the standard team colors. 

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbcs-epl-coverage-is-virtually-unchanged-and-thats-fine.html

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It should be noted that NFL Network will use the home team for all the broadcasts except Cleveland/ Detroit. Also Kurt Warner said this is the first of 3 games he and Ari Wolfe will do. The other two are Denver/ San Francisco and Pittsburgh/ Philadelphia. 

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://fangsbites.com/nfl/nfl-network-begins-preseason-week-1-with-four-live-games.html

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Eric Karros is w/ Alberts according to Alberts on his Twitter account. Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, & Cal Ripken Jr. doing Sunday's TBS game. 

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-mlb-announcing-schedule-for-84-810.html

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@f946723 Why wait that long? Preseason starts tomorrow, and College Football starts August 23 but starts getting heavy on August 28.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/local-mlb-ratings-are-smashing-nearly-everything-else-this-summer.html

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