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It was probably a bit, making fun of the Winston-Cox interview. Either that or Merriman was having fun. He tweeted about it later that day in a joking manner.

1 year ago on Video: Shawne Merriman walks off Highly Questionable interview

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Its impossible for sideline reporters or play by play to be journalists. They are either recieving their checks from the teams theyre covering, or their bosses are paying the teams to cover theirgames. Its a conflict of interest and removes any right to call the job a journalism position.

1 year ago on Jameis Winston walks away from interview with Heather Cox

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Sideline reporters are not journalists. That's like saying play-by-play and color are journalists. They are there to cover the game and relate the game to the fans. She was focused on issues that will have no further effect on the season. It may warrant one or two questions, but if the whole interview is focused on the sexual assault non-case, then its her trying to make a statement.

1 year ago on Jameis Winston walks away from interview with Heather Cox

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Pedro could become the Charles Barkley of baseball

1 year ago on Sports Media's 13 Rising Stars of 2013

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It is annoying how Simmons seems to think he's the only sane person in a world of crazy people. And he all too seriously has made comments about how he wants to be a GM. When you make your writing an application letter you should be ready to take some shots.

2 years, 5 months ago on Mark Cuban calls out Bill Simmons on Twitter

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For major events I think the networks should have little to no loyalty when it comes to producing a quality product. But on the other hand you can't treat PBP like it's seperate from any other workforce. If I'm at McDonalds, doing an good (maybe not great) job, I would be pissed off if I got fired. In fact, it would be illegal if they simply said "we have an applicant that will do better". So some sense of loyalty I understand. But for national events like the US Open and the Final Four? You need your A-team.

2 years, 6 months ago on Politics and ego deprive sports fans of better viewing experiences | June

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It was bad form on Rome's part. Just because there are people that think the holocaust was a hoax doesn't mean you have to address it. If Rome actually believes the NBA is fixed then he shouldn't cover the sport. If Rome doesn't think it's fixed then he has no obligation to ask that question. But you also have to remember, Rome is NOT a journalist just because he talks about sport. Rome is a commentator/analyst/talking head, but not a journalist.

 

Also, the idea that "a majority of fans thought it was indeed fixed" is a little skewed.

2 years, 6 months ago on Audio and analysis of Jim Rome's contentious interview with David Stern | June

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I think he's gotten a lot better the past couple weeks. By no means is Shaq where everyone expected him to be, but I'm starting to notice a steady amount of hits compared to previously having all misses. I would like to see how he performs with a year under his belt.

2 years, 6 months ago on VIDEO: Shaq beat boxes live on TNT | May

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I imagine he had decided beforehand that no matter what he was gonna storm off when that reporter asked a question.

2 years, 7 months ago on Kerry Wood snaps at reporter after tossing glove into stands | May

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 @tacobob  It matters if you're a UFC fan (which I assume you are since you read this post).

2 years, 7 months ago on UFC fighter Josh Koscheck hates the media | May

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Ignorance isn't an excuse. You should know how sports media works by now. Colin could have interviewed most anyone but he chose Warner. Colin or somebody on staff should have done enough homework to make the DP Show on Colin's radar.

2 years, 7 months ago on Dan Patrick rips Colin Cowherd for Kurt Warner questioning | May

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If an athlete in a major sport was heard calling anybody a retard, especially at a press conference, they would be instantly fined and an apology would be released. How does the UFC continue letting their fighters sound completely moronic and occasionally insane? I realize it doesn't hurt the brand in the short term, but long term it will limit the brand by alienating consumers and perpetuating stereotypes.

2 years, 7 months ago on UFC fighter Josh Koscheck hates the media | May

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The message board you linked had a guy accuse her of being a scammer and she alluded to this not being the first time. How did none of the site moderators not look into that?

2 years, 7 months ago on Is this video the planned introduction to SarahPHI.com? | April

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So Phillips was running sports betting scams, got hired by the website she was using to scam people, used the site's name to continue scamming, got hired by ESPN randomly, used ESPN's name to continue scamming, and seems to center her focuses around controlling every sports comedy website/page/account she can grab. KEYSER SOZE!!!!

2 years, 7 months ago on The Sarah Phillips mystery goes way beyond ESPN and into the farthest reaches of the Twitterverse | May

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Pacquiao still has the offensive firepower, but he no longer has the offensive mindset. Pac has gotten too technical for his own good. Now he thinks he can use his boxing skills rather than attack. Look at how Cotto changed his style once he didn't have to be a bruiser.

3 years, 1 month ago on Manny Pacquiao Defeats Juan Manuel Marquez, But Dubiously, And Raises Other Questions | November

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I think this was a reaction to all the unnecessary Romo-bashing that's been going on (i.e. Colinsworth). I'm not really a fan of Romo, but watching the game just made me feel bad for him. He did a lot of dumb stuff (Like ignoring Dez and forcing throws to Witten), but for the most part isn't the offense's problem.

3 years, 2 months ago on ESPN Does A Pro Job On Tony Romo | September

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“At the end of the day, we’re a pay-per-view company,” White said at a press conference to announce the deal with FOX. “That’s what we do.”

3 years, 4 months ago on The UFC One-Ups Boxing Once Again, Signs Seven-Year Deal With Fox | August

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This will eventually turn out the same for UFC as it did for boxing. Once fighters begin to get paid what they deserve, or unionize, Fox wont be able to subsidize it anymore.

3 years, 4 months ago on The UFC One-Ups Boxing Once Again, Signs Seven-Year Deal With Fox | August

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Shapiro's story is probably the most dramatic. Plus is has a very traceable arch.

3 years, 4 months ago on Five Scenarios For The ESPN Book: The Movie | July

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Wish Joe Tessitore would get more run. I love him as the PBP man for Friday Night Fights on ESPN2, and would say he's arguably the best in boxing. But he only seems to get niche sports and one college football game a year.

3 years, 5 months ago on ESPN's College Football Announcing Assignments | July

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On the same note, don't underestimate Malignaggi's following. He has the new york, guido, italian american market down. He was able to tap into a culture rather than a race.

3 years, 5 months ago on In Search Of Patterns Within HBO Boxing Ratings | July

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Concerning the black audience, I think a more accurate description would be "urban" audience. When you look at the way Floyd has tapped into the black community, I think it's largely due to his embrace of the hip-hop community. And looking back, black fighters become more popular when they're home-grown and attach themselves to the people of a city. Devon Alexander or Tommy Hearns is a great example. On the other side, where is Tim Bradley's "hometown"? The way Kelly Pavlik gained his fame wasn't tapping into white audiences; it was tapping into the "blue collar" audience. When black fighters speak to the urban crowd, they'll get a response. When you're boring, bland, and have no identity (Williams, Bradley, Dawson) you'll never draw a crowd.

3 years, 5 months ago on In Search Of Patterns Within HBO Boxing Ratings | July

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Right now we're at an opportune moment for a real competitor to emerge for the WWL. If FSN would revamp it's content or Versus make a real effort to be more than a dumpster for niche sports after the NBCSports switch, ESPN could face a real scare after a long series of bad choices.

3 years, 5 months ago on The Bruce Feldman Suspension Is ESPN's Waterloo | July

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Joe Buck annoys the Hell out of me. I hate his style. But Chris Rose is straight bad. How this guy is on a national stage baffles me. At least with Buck you know you're getting someone who's capable.

3 years, 5 months ago on Joe Morgan Memorial Round 1 - Joe Buck vs Chris Rose | July

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I don't like his writing, but on television I actually like Stephen A in spots.

3 years, 5 months ago on Livefyre conversation - http://awfulannouncing.com/2011-articles/july/joe-morgan-memorial-round-1-stephen-a-smith-vs-stuart-scott.html

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I figure Shaq the broadcaster is much like Shaq the player. He want to be on the winning team.

3 years, 5 months ago on Shaq Makes His Own Decision, Joins Turner | July

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The agent didn't help Tiki in any way shape or form. Tiki did an OK job of defending himself, but the agent coming in made it sound like Barber was calling for his mother.

3 years, 5 months ago on The Full, Combative Interview Between Mike Francesa And Tiki Barber | June

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D+ seems high. Even 50% is a F.

3 years, 6 months ago on The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly From ESPN's NBA Draft Coverage | June

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Martinez just picked the wrong time to be champ. There are a SMALL handful of legit contenders, none of which are well known in any way. It's such a weak middleweight division that the only people getting work are those untalented enough to make it competitive (JCC). With this class, it wouldn't shock me if Sam Soliman was dusted off and given a shot.

3 years, 6 months ago on Weekend Afterthoughts, Featuring Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Vs. Sergio Martinez, Scoring Disputes, The Trainer Of The Year So Far And More | June

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@ThePJ I disagree. Dibella does a good job keeping his fighters active on the way up, off TV. I think he just believes that Martinez *shouldn't* be fighting off TV.

3 years, 6 months ago on Weekend Afterthoughts, Featuring Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Vs. Sergio Martinez, Scoring Disputes, The Trainer Of The Year So Far And More | June

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I'm still of the opinion that James has nothing to apologize for.

3 years, 7 months ago on LeBron James Defeats Celtics & Apologizes For The Decision | May

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With the way digital radio/tv is heading, it would be sweet if there were a set up where you could choose your broadcast team. Default is the National NBAtv crew, but you could choose the radio announcers of the visiting or home team, or anybody else who's calling the game.

3 years, 8 months ago on Should NBATV Use Local Announcers For Playoff Games? | April

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BTW sorry for the shit spelling

3 years, 10 months ago on Why the NFL Dropped the Ball on Super Bowl XLV

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I hate when analysts are forced recite fan tweets and comment on them like they add to the show. Its patranizing. I don't ming the broadcast showing the tweets as long as I don't have to hear the talent talk about them.

3 years, 10 months ago on Why the NFL Dropped the Ball on Super Bowl XLV

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I severly dislike Flores. He is arguable the worst anchor on ESPN and I am so happy he is no longer trying to ruin Friday Night Fights. He really has no feel of legitimacy or knowledge.

3 years, 10 months ago on The Griffin And The Tearing. Flores Goes There Once Again.

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