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Thanks to Bilas, the plaintiff's exhibits keep piling up for Ed O'Bannon et all in their lawsuit vs. the NCAA. Go get 'em!
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Jay Bilas exposes the NCAA once again with Joe Paterno merchandise
Somehow I think that $30 "fee" for ESPN would be high. Maybe they'd get that at first. But ultimately, supply, demand and competition would bring the cost down to its "water level". That's what they are afraid of, as Allen points out. IF we can get a la carte and NO contracts, then Econ 101 would really take effect.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on ESPN needs a lesson in economics
Interesting that they are haggling with DirecTV since FOX owns a big chuck of it. That one should be worked out in quick order.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Fox Sports 1 having trouble with cable and satellite companies
Michael Kosta gets a pass from me because he's a graduate of the University of Illinois and he's actually pretty funny. And he appears to know sports judging from some of his tweets. Calling him a former professional tennis player might be a little bit of a stretch, but again, he's orange and blue so he gets the benefit of my doubt. As for the rest of it, who the hell knows. It'll depend on how much "Domer" talk you can stomach from Reege. Kosta will have to be on alert to thwart some of that. The prediction of a quick overhaul would be a good bet in Vegas.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Cast announced for Regis Philbin's Fox Sports 1 show
I've got no skin in the game vis a vis Hawk Harrelson since I am a die-hard Cubs fan. But his "homerism" doesn't bother me in the least and I think criticism of homerism in general is a blow-hardy sentiment. Baseball is part of the toy store of life. It's all entertainment, people. In this particular instance, silence is brilliant. Why say anything? The Sox fan at home is going ballistic. They wouldn't be hearing what Hawk says anyway. I like Hawk. He played the game. He knows baseball. He tells it like he sees it. And he gets hot once in a while. So what? I also believe Steve Stone is a great, great analyst. The anti-Hawk. He knows how to handle things like this. Hell, how many years did he work with Harry Caray? And he gets paid handsomely for it. So it's hard to feel sorry for him.
6 months ago on Hawk Harrelson gives Kyle Seager's 14th-Inning Slam the silent treatment
Why wouldn't NBC or FOX hire these guys? Honestly, they were the reason I went out of my way on many Saturday mornings to get up and watch EPL. And the last thing I needed to cram into my sports head was another professional sports league. But I indeed started following EPL and it was primarily because of Ian and Macca. Sure hope somebody finds a way to keep these team together and on the air.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Ian Darke & Steve McManaman say goodbye with classic outtakes
@SpringRubber @kdjohn34 Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks for the additional evidence that Comcast sucks.
7 months ago on MLB blackouts are still alive... and confusing | May | 2013
What? NBC, Comcast SportNet Chicago's parent company wouldn't hire Howard Stern, if they could? Oh, that's right, they already did. This is so stupid. But nothing stupid has ever happened in sports or broadcasting, right? This is also bad sign that Rocky is beginning to allow the Bill Wirtz DNA to creep back into the family operations. Me personally? Having hot women talk about sports, talk dirty, make sexual innuendos or worse, straddle the "decency line"? Sign me up. I'm just pissed I never knew this existed before Collins got dumped. My bad for sure.
7 months ago on How a viral slip of the tongue led to CSN Chicago firing Susannah Collins | May | 2013
You're welcome, NHL..signed the Chicago Blackhawks.
7 months ago on NBC posts record NHL regular season ratings | May | 2013
Here's what I don't understand. I have DirecTV and live in the Philadelphia market. DirecTV in this market doesn't carry Comcast SportsNet Philly. I understand Comcast is the reason why, which still makes no sense because in Chicago, for example, DirecTV carries Comcast SportsNet Chicago. What in the hell is the difference? But why does MLB black out games I could get on MLB Network or ESPN when they are being co-carried locally on CSN Philly? See I'm confused even in writing this. I have no chance of watching the game on CSN Philly. A game is carried on ESPN or MLB Network and it STILL gets blacked out. Doesn't seem fair or make sense. I'm not a Philly sports fan, so it doesn't matter that much to me. But somebody needs to explain the this difference for the two markets. A petty fight between the two companies? Is it because Comcast is a local Philly corporation? I don't plan on EVER going back to Comcast anyway so I'll live with it gladly. But it still seems silly.