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@Craig_Barcus nope. Far too lazy to do something like that.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
@Clever Username @GoAay96 why are you so angry?
9 months, 1 week ago on 5 Ways to Fix MLS on TV
@retired blogger dude me too.
10 months, 1 week ago on This year's World Series promises to be the most insufferable ever
@Drunken Midgets Darke has said on record it is "Go Go USA"
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Behind the scenes at USA-Mexico: The pinnacle of ESPN's soccer revolution
@CUbsfan usually the sideline reporters are more of a revolving door once you get beyond the top 3-4 teams, they've been filled by many people over the years, some even week to week by local Fox reporters depending on location
1 year ago on NFL on Fox broadcast teams announced for 2013 season
@YosefMordechaiColeman the video's creator
1 year, 2 months ago on British baseball commentary puts brilliant spin on American pastime
@freshfrankie I assure you it is just me having a bit of fun and my strange phonological antics are intended to have no meaning whatsoever
1 year, 3 months ago on AA Podcast #46 - Dan Levy | May | 2013
@LastingsMilledgeville in a word, hmpf
1 year, 4 months ago on 10 Worst Athlete Reality Shows | April | 2013
@coolgato13 ha, duly noted
@AndrewWelter I think it's tough to say because by its essence, reality television is the removal of genuineness. Is Ryan Lochte's family dating and fashion and intellect any more or less authentic than The Situation's search for girls that are DTF? Real or not, I think both speak to wanting to be entertained vicariously through a life that can be perceived to be somewhat more exciting or different than your own.
1 year, 4 months ago on Few people are interested in what Ryan Lochte would do | April | 2013
@JaTo1 thanks for the comment!
1 year, 4 months ago on Tyree Graham gets past the ESPN censors (NSFW) | April | 2013
@bubbaprog seems that way yes, NBA TV just got a pair of Heat games while ESPN got a pair as well
1 year, 5 months ago on Will the NBA break its own rules to cover Miami Heat win streak? | March | 2013
1 year, 5 months ago on Tim McCarver retiring at end of 2013 MLB season | March | 2013
@crippenstation seriously, that was #11
1 year, 5 months ago on Top 10 Bill Walton Quotes from the Pac 12 Tournament | March | 2013
@crippenstation Not sure why that happened, but it's been fixed.
1 year, 6 months ago on Sports Media Notebook - Regis Philbin, Keith Olbermann, & Ozzie Guillen | February | 2013
@TampaJoey @apj274 Sensationalism? Flash? Katz is doing actual reporting of actual news here. In fact, it's the exact opposite of Tebowmania.
1 year, 6 months ago on Jim Boeheim calls ESPN's Andy Katz an "idiot" and "disloyal" | February | 2013
Clearly there's a difference between candor and bullying. If Boeheim feels wronged, there's a way to handle it that isn't publicly shaming Andy Katz for not falling in line. That's why Boeheim's use of "disloyal" is so troubling. If Boeheim has a critique of Katz's journalistic integrity, so be it. But to portray it as a betrayal of Boeheim as if he's Katz's first responsibility is ridiculous. That's the exact culture that brought upon all the handwringing over Joe Paterno's mythology.
@clordatl If you don't care, why are you here? Why are you taking time to read and comment? It's not about watching the show (I don't 99% of the time), it's about ESPN trumpeting this debate nonsense over quality programming.
1 year, 6 months ago on First Take is expanding again because ESPN is punishing you for some reason | February | 2013
@JosephShinGoodkowski that may be the single most offensive comment ever posted on this website
1 year, 7 months ago on Mike Florio and Jason La Canfora trade shots
@JimLovelady if it's a waste of time, why are you here?
1 year, 7 months ago on Hey look, ESPN is crediting Jay Glazer by name now!
@stholeary if you don't care, why read and comment? Ethical behavior doesn't take a holiday just because the "average viewer" may not be interested as much as others.
1 year, 8 months ago on Jay Glazer learns he may in fact be an ESPN "source"
@GradyWilson if somebody tried to come and take your job away or take credit for your hard work, my guess is you'd be upset as well
1 year, 9 months ago on Jay Glazer is the latest to take issue with ESPN's sourcing
@Jerryricefumbled oh he was, he finished 4th in the "Embrace Debate" primary behind eventual winner Skip Bayless
1 year, 9 months ago on Ed Werder fires a shot at Rick Reilly
@PackerFan @poit77 My problems with First Take are welllllll documented, but the question remains, why edit out a word that's clean? If it's just an innocent stutter, what needs to be edited? If it's a mistake that we all think SAS said that word and he vehemently denies saying it, in theory there should be nothing to edit, no?
1 year, 10 months ago on Stephen A. Smith controversy leaves many questions, few answers
Oh I agree, I'm not saying SAS should be fired or anything. The problem (as we've learned from so many other walks of life) is that the cover up is worse than the crime. Had he admitted to saying it and apologized, everyone would have moved on a lot sooner. That said, SAS blamed the internet instead of taking responsibility and ESPN willfully covered it up for him while pretending there was nothing to cover up. Made the whole thing much worse.
@RussCreel because "big girl panties" isn't a sexist comment or anything...
1 year, 11 months ago on Video: Nick Saban is a jerk to Heather Cox
2 years, 2 months ago on Your MLB announcing schedule for 6/4 - 6/10 | June
@jdwvu Sure, you can go to the link on the Podomatic page and scroll to the bottom:
Or, go to our iTunes page and you may be able to get it there.
2 years, 3 months ago on AA Podcast #22 - Rob Stone | May
@Sa9273 Payton's the pick that pushes me over the top!
2 years, 4 months ago on The AA NFL Media Fantasy Draft | April
@rich1914 You've got to take the defense into account. Vince Carter might as well have dunked over a 7 foot traffic cone in the Olympics. Griffin's dunk is more ferocious, he's higher above the rim, and he gets hit mid-air by one of the toughest defenders in the league. Advantage Blake.
2 years, 6 months ago on Blake Griffin Just Had The Greatest Dunk Of All Time | January
@pfhanz Berthiaume did pxp for the yearending Yankees/Rays game and earned his spot for that, Berman does a ton of play by play from the US Open to HR Derby to MLB.
2 years, 8 months ago on The 2011 Pyrotechnics Awards - Vote For Best & Worst Play By Play | December
@monkeywithahalo@CharlieSaponara there are plenty of ppl willing to sponsor the pirates, Jack Sparrow one of them... too bad they're all fictional characters...
2 years, 8 months ago on Corporate Names for MLB Teams | December
@sctvman backup in place, thanks!
2 years, 8 months ago on Top 10 Announcing Gaffes Of 2011 | December
apologies as this was posted very late last night without the chance for a proper edit, those should be fixed now, thanks.
2 years, 9 months ago on Poor Showing By CNN, BTN, ESPN In Live Coverage Of Paterno...Meanwhile Twitter Dominates | November
@Packey@AwfulAA I shouldn't even have to respond to this, but...
Yea, in the 7th inning, it didn't seem like a good idea for Buck to "rip off" his dad and that's why I replied "I hope not." But, when the moment happened it felt right, I recognized what a great all-time moment in baseball it was and the call seemed appropriate. I also mentioned the same thing in the live blog last night.
It's like getting insanely upset when you say, "I hope my team doesn't run the ball," they do and score a TD, and you say, "hey, that wasn't all that bad."
Anyways, the Twitter page clearly identifies who's handling tweets and we have multiple writers that are allowed to have different opinions at different times.
2 years, 10 months ago on Joe Buck's Call Of David Freese's Walk Off Home Run Pays Tribute To His Dad Jack Buck | October
@CHJ so you're saying SMW is making this stuff up? and all the other venues that report the same numbers are lying too? you're right, it's all a vast conspiracy against MLB with Sports Media Watch at the center...
seriously though, the numbers above are accurate, as i'm sure are the ones from the AP... but it depends on how you want to twist them.
if you want to lean on the WS still being popular television (which it of course is in relative terms) and doing well compared to other networks then that's fine, but it denies the obvious facts and problems of the numbers decreasing badly in recent years, especially when huge teams with huge fanbases don't show up
2 years, 10 months ago on World Series Game 6 Postponed, But Nobody's Watching Anyways | October
I really think the game slowing down and just being slow in general may have something to do with it as well, as well as all the factors y'all list. Let's face it - football and basketball highlights sell a lot better to younger fans than baseball. With Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, etc, is someone that grows up in that kind of environment going to want to watch a game where a wide majority of the time is spent with inaction?
On top of that, is it any surprise the Rangers are involved in all these low rated games? Baseball (MLB and its TV partners) have given us zero reason to care about Texas at all the last two years.
Also we had the blackout rule mentioned before kickoff according to folks on Twitter.
2 years, 10 months ago on Introducing Monday Night Football Announcing Bingo | October
i'm guessing you didn't read the 3 articles yesterday praising ESPN/ABC
2 years, 10 months ago on Howard Katz And The NFL Need To Stop Giving Monday Night Football The Scheduling Shaft | October
it's in the score on the bottom...
2 years, 10 months ago on This Week In Screengrab Snafus - 10/14 | October
@bburg@jason9289 The point of the post is to observe a flaw in ESPN's statistic that they hyped as one that would revolutionize the way we view quarterbacks. Last I checked, the guy who invented the original QB rating hasn't held his nationally televised special yet. We're fair with every network and will call out or applaud when it's appropriate, not just slurp up what we're fed by networks.
@anonjohn45 The fact that it's a rate statistic enables ESPN to rank Week 5 QBs (which you can do on the QBR page) and say definitively, "Tim Tebow had a better game than Aaron Rodgers." Ludicrous. Anyone who watched the two games knows this is insanity. But, if you want to reduce this conversation to calling people "retards," I suppose it's your right to do so.
2 years, 10 months ago on ESPN's New QBR Stat Isn't Perfect After All | October
That's definitely a good point if it is indeed something Favre wants to keep doing on a more full-time basis.
2 years, 10 months ago on Here's A Short Video Of Brett Favre's Announcing Debut | October
@jjhochunk I'm largely a fan of Simmons as well, but the Days of Y'Orr guys really nailed this. Yea, a misplaced tweet is cute and good for a laugh, but it brings to light his bandwagonness in relation to the Bruins. For someone that built an empire on being the Boston Sports Guy, it's something worth pointing out.
2 years, 11 months ago on Huge Boston Sports Fan Bill Simmons Mistakes Bruins Player For ESPN New York Writer | September
@BrianHolland that's part of the identity crisis joke...
2 years, 11 months ago on This Week In Screengrab Snafus - 9/22 | September
haha, i didn't even notice that the first few times through, but it is hilarious!
2 years, 11 months ago on OH MY GOODNESS!" Video Of Incredible Last Second Punt Return TD | September
"What's that saying you got about LSU" - Lee Corso
"Laissez les bon tomps roulez" - Chris Fowler"Lessait bot ton bray lay lay! Geaux Tigers" - Lee Corso, failing French 101
2 years, 11 months ago on The 2011 Pam Ward Chronicles: Week 1 | Pam Ward Chronicles
My absolute favorite part of the video (and maybe any video I've seen this year) is the uncomfortable adjusting of the tie. Absolutely classic.
3 years ago on MLB Network's 411 Fantasy Crew React To The Earthquake Shaking Their Set | August
Love the idea Garrett. Before the World Series, you could have a series between the second and third B league teams to make it into the A league. For English soccer, it's a promotion playoff with the final referred to as the richest game in the world because of all the money the winner makes in the Premier League. Argentina for example, does it differently where they take a running average. Their top club was relegated this season and it led to riots. The system also gives fans up and down the league something to take interest in, even at the bottom of the league.
If you like relegation, maybe you should give soccer a chance...
3 years ago on Forget Realignment, Try Relegation! | August
Don't you put that evil on me Ricky Bobby!!!
3 years ago on Rough Day For ESPN Soccer | August