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@Pat_Pending Exactly.  No one seems to mention it, but would any fan of a team choose to watch a match-up that does not involve their team?  I'm a Rockies fan, so I don't care if the Yanks are playing the Sox, the Brewers are playing the Cardinals...I'm watching the Rockies play the Astros, Padres...or whoever they're playing.  Even if it's two last place teams.  And I don't usually care to watch two games in one day.  

Now 15-20 years ago, before every game was on regional television, I always watched the Sunday night game and Wednesday night games on ESPN,  the Fox Saturday game, and the occasional Braves/Cubs game.


Maybe speeding up the game would help, but I think there are way too many games on TV for people to ever tune in to one special game. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rethinking-baseball-on-national-television.html

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Is anyone outside NYC even interested in his show?  Why wouldn't he be just on an NYC station.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mike-francesa-airing-his-frustrations-with-fox-sports.html

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It's cool when guys on one network pay tribute to a guy on a different network

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nba-announcers-pay-tribute-to-craig-sager-with-colorful-outfits.html

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I didn't know it was offensive.  I'm no broadcaster, but I have a degree in journalism, and I don't recall a lesson about slurs that are offensive to people of Polish descent.  How would you know it's offensive unless the situation has come up before?  And by his reaction, I don't think it has.  He doesn't have the benefit of hindsight here.  His Polish broadcast partner backed him on Twitter, saying his partner "is not mean spirited in any way."  Do you really think he would say it if he knew it was offensive?  If it were a black player do you think he would have said "hack a n...?" 

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/andrew-catalon-and-cbs-speak-out-on-ncaa-tournament-mistake.html

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I have a feeling if Bill Simmons or Dan and Jay on Fox Sports live did this, you would be praising this display for being brilliant and original. 

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/sportscenter-did-a-rat-bracket-for-the-ncaa-tournament.html

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Now let's hope we all can move on from this.  I didn't know it was an offensive term, and chances are neither did he.  Now we know that it's offensive, so he apologized multiple times and now we should move on. 

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cbs-announcer-describes-oklahoma-state-strategy-as-hack-a-polack.html

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I like Bestwick, so I'm a little disappointed that he may not be covering NASCAR events anymore.  But Rick Allen is okay too.  I thought he started out pretty bad when he was first calling Truck races, as he sounded like someone who had never seen a race in his life.  But he is pretty solid these days.  I think Jeff Burton will be great as well. 

7 months, 2 weeks ago on NBC names Rick Allen and Jeff Burton as lead NASCAR crew

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This took a grand total of maybe 20 seconds.  No action was missed, no analysis was missed.  This is just a pile on article.  What should he have talked about...Yasiel Puig's bat flip?  John Madden and Harry Carey were praised for going on weird tangents.

9 months, 1 week ago on Tim McCarver teaches us about golf's unwritten rules, wait, what?

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Wow... I don't get it at all.  Do you have to be an Eminem fan?  This looks like any normal interview.  I see 0% humor.  I even tried watching it a 2nd time...

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Brent Musburger interviews Eminem and the world stops

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And by next Thanksgiving, I mean this Thanksgiving

10 months, 2 weeks ago on SportsCenter retires the butt fumble

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They should have waiting til next Thanksgiving to retire it

10 months, 2 weeks ago on SportsCenter retires the butt fumble

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It had potential for a decent segment if Baltimore didn't put interns on the air.

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Here's the worst of sports talk radio...

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Why didn't you pick my rant?  Oh well, there were probably 100 to choose from.  This article is better than the last one too.  As least you're not talking down your nose at all the race fans this time. 

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Speed fans are angry about Fox Sports 1 - Part II

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@morganwick You're right... Some people are upset (understandably) but some are overboard and are giving Speed too much credit. I read countless comments on Twitter complaining about FS1 not covering Truck practice in Canada or NW practice at Mid Ohio, when Speed wouldn't have covered them either. 

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Speed fans are angry about Fox Sports 1 - Part II

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@Chris_Bravo I believe I read on Twitter that Victory Lane won't be on following the night races.  But it should be back in 2 weeks, after the first Chase race.  It sucks, because who really needs 8 straight reruns of Fox Sports Live?

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Speed fans are angry about Fox Sports 1 - Part II

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@lookatitright Yes, some postings on here are pretty weak.  I'm sure next will be a video of the analyst describing a runner as running down hill, then he will be made fun of since there is no hills on a football field.  Then there will be the analyst who describes a hitter as a free swinger, but an article here will point out the fact that the hitter actually gets paid to play.  Then the soundbite that says "here come the floodgates" will be accompanied by an article describing how the game was played under sunny skies ...

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Gary Danielson: "The fan likes the huddle"

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@sir boxington Nothing punctuates an article about NASCAR like the typical, unoriginal, broken record, and useless comment about it not being a sport.  If we are lucky, anyone who watches it presently will come to the realization, "you know what?  This comment guy is right.  I must not watch anymore!! Onto tennis and soccer!!"

11 months ago on ESPN & Turner want out of NASCAR a year early?

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What a horrible and pointless article.  Two thousand words of pretty much "I don't really care for cars or racing, so tough shit for you guys, you need to get over it."   

Let's pretend for a moment the NFL Network had the only decent lengthy pre-game and post-game coverage and as well as the only real television news source.  And had educational and entertaining shows about football.  And showed live coverage of various types of football all weekend, and occasionally during the week.  And every other network only showed a maximum of 2 football games a week.  Then one day, they cut 60% of the programming out in favor of unrelated stuff you don't care about.  You would probably write a 2000 word article bitching about how you and fans like you got screwed and that they should have made a new channel instead of screwing with an old one..

I understand why it happened, some of the shows didn't draw audiences, they want more money, blah blah blah.  And some of the programming I couldn't even sit through.   There were even infomercials in the early morning.  But who the hell are you to talk down on people who are pissed about the change as if they are clueless dimwits.  

 Your statement "If you ask these commenters what they're looking for in an ESPN alternative, I don't even think they'd be able to form a cogent thought," proves you don't even have a clue of why people are upset.  These people don't want an ESPN alternative.  They just didn't want their only car and racing themed station to get flushed down the toilet. 

11 months ago on Speed fans are angry about Fox Sports 1

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@Von hugen dong evidently a large enough group of people want to watch it

11 months, 1 week ago on The End Of Speed And The Birth Of FS1

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If the Chiefs were playing their 110th of 162 games and the Royals were playing their 1st of 20 games, the ratings would be completely reversed.

11 months, 1 week ago on Even a bad NFL team tops a hot MLB team's ratings

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I thought it was rather weak.  It could have been so much better

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Peyton & Eli Manning made the greatest rap video of all time

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"The overreactions and complete ignorance to the situation was a site to behold" So they don't watch or care about hockey, so they are overreacting and completely ignorant?  If something you didn't care about was interfering with something you wanted to watch, you'd post an article here complaining about it.  So you whine about them doing the exact same thing

1 year, 1 month ago on Real Tweets from Real People: The Stanley Cup Final

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Wow.  He says he doesn't think women should be in the locker room while there are naked men, and people start pitching fits about his neanderthal ways.  He didn't say women shouldn't be allowed to cover hockey, or cover sports, or they should only be at home with the kids... He said they shouldn't be around with naked men.  Gotta love what passes as journalism these days.  Get a quote from someone, cut it in half, put it in a headline, and let Pierce Morgan and The View go to town with it. 

 

I've got a quote.  All women should be stay at home housewives, if that's what they want to do.  Now go ahead, make your article, about the sexist poster who said "All women should be stay at home housewives." 

1 year, 2 months ago on Don Cherry, the Canadian Skip Bayless, presents a CBC conundrum | April | 2013

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It might be unprofessional, but at least he does it to the most annoying fanbase in sports this side of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

1 year, 3 months ago on Mark May's feud with Ohio State fans continues | April | 2013

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"Armani Toomer" lol

1 year, 3 months ago on Looking Over the NBC Sports Radio Lineup | April | 2013

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NASCAR race today is 300 laps (around 1/2 mile track) not 300 miles.  Can we get a website to post the screw ups by awful announcing?

1 year, 4 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/march/viewing-picks-for-march-16-2013.html

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