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I more or less hope that Thursday Night Football is not year round after next year. I'd rather see it be a November and December thing with the remaining games on Saturdays in December, you know, when college football wraps up like the NFL used to. My idea: 2 games on CBSSN, 2 games on FS1, 2 games on NBCSN, 1 game on NFLN. The rest would be Thursdays on NFLN. FS1 could also get a playoff game, but I'd rather see it on big FOX.
1 week, 2 days ago on What's ahead for Sports Media in 2014, Part II -- NFL
@sir boxington Well, those who aren't are already watching The NFL Today on Big CBS, so what's the point of duplicating what's already being done at the same time?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on That Other Pregame Show doesn't take football too seriously in the right way
"You can put it on the booaaarrrrd... YES!" ~ Brain Jones during Georgia Tech-Clemson highlights on the Thursday Night/Friday Morning Inside College Football (obviously while showing a long touchdown run)
3 weeks, 1 day ago on The 2013 Pam Ward Chronicles Week 12
Gerke does Burgundy better than either Josh Elliot (GMA's Good Morning America) or Doug Gottlieb (CBSSN's Lead Off). And yes, both dressed as him.
1 month ago on Idaho anchor does amazing Ron Burgundy sportscast
@whatupay4sports To be fair, it's the same with Troy Aikman, and I truly believe that's true. Without Buck, Aikman is REALLY lost as an analyst. (I prefer Simms and Collinsworth over Troy, but you get my point)
1 month, 1 week ago on Video: Tim McCarver signs off
...Just realized that was Patrick Netherton from the Tim Brando Show (SiriusXM, CBSSN) that submitted Mike Maylock's quote. Hasn't Paul Pabst from the Dan Patrick Show (FOX Sports Radio, Mad Dog Radio, DIRECTV, NBCSN) submitted some in the past as well?
By the way, to the two of you, keep up the great work. Both of you have great shows.
2 months ago on Your Week 6 Pammies Winners & Updated Standings!
Looks like Don Criqui had his own 'John Sterling' moment, lol.
2 months, 1 week ago on Vote for Your Week 5 Pammy Nominees!
I know the Pammies thread isn't open yet, but I can't not refrain from submitting this quote:
"Only the legends get autotuned..." ~ Scott Van Pelt
2 months, 1 week ago on Your Week 5 College Football Announcing Schedule
The name of the Lincoln paper Steve Sipple works for is incorrect. It's Lincoln Journal-Star. Not Lincoln World Journal. Go to journalstar.com and see if you don't believe me.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Publishing Bo Pelini's rant carries pros and cons
@Kyle Linnhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaEWY3StMTg He actually did give himself a 2nd runner up a time or two (and I think he named himself THE worst once but I can't remember when or if I even recall correctly...)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Keith Olbermann shreds Bobby Valentine for 9/11 comments
@sir boxington The $8 per subscriber thing has to be a ruse. FOX did something similar not that long ago in the weeks leading to the launch of FS1 & 2 (It was more like $.82 per sub instead of $.27 or something like that, but it still was a big increase). They were able find a reasonable deal after they realized they weren't going to take the bait. I imagine this is probably the same thing. If it isn't, then the execs at ESPN are over their heads.
All I care about is whether the new deal will include WatchESPN (and maybe WatchABC? And yes there's now such a thing) as well as the temporary Goal Line and Buzzer Beater networks. And maybe the SEC Network once it launches. That's all.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dish threatens to pull ESPN
@gorskic @crippenstation FOX Sports 1 is already AT120 (or essentially 'basic cable') with Dish so it's basically one of the other two should they do that.
"ESPN is hoping to increase its take from the providers so it can
continue to pay for sports rights and prevent Fox Sports 1 and NBCSN
from gaining ground."
Thing is that could easily backfire is a carriage dispute lasts a week or more as subscribers will be forced to watch either FS1 or CBSSN for their sports fix (NBCSN is on the America's Top 250 package while all the other sports channels are either part of the Sports Pack or on America's Top 200/120 -- C'mon Dish!).
I get the feeling Matt Millen won just because he's Matt Millen. Doubt we'll see him here next week as his assignment will be for Longhorn Network.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Your Week 2 Pammies Winners & Updated Standings!
@CUbsfan I saw that too! I usually catch the September pennant races ESPN Radio carries on MLB.TV. Here's the kicker though: even though I live in the midwest, I am blacked out of Texas games on the computer, but can watch them on mobile devices. Sometimes, I wonder about MLB...
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 9/10 - 9/15
@ACFXS @ChristopherKull I doubt that's a concern considering games featuring Big Ten interconference away matchups could still end up on ESPN (say Big Ten vs. ACC for example).Good article, Ken. That's what I like about this blog as well as yours They're very smart.
3 months ago on Expect Fox to bid for Big Ten media rights
FS1 does make sense instead of numerous single sport channels logisticwise and I think will pay off in the end. However, I'm surprised there isn't a SPEED Daily show like there is a FOX Soccer Daily.
3 months, 1 week ago on Speed fans are angry about Fox Sports 1 - Part II
"BTN is doing an uneal job at paving a path..."
Uneal? Is that a word?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on BTN2Go now available on all major cable providers
I'm curious if WatchESPN has something to do with this. Our world is becoming increasingly digital, there's probably many people now watching ESPN through such means, which is not reflected in the ratings.
Also, that number could be lower if it weren't for the fact that satellite TVers still don't have WatchESPN.
5 months ago on How worried should ESPN be about declining ratings?
@DanielOrmsby I second that point. We don't know anything about the format, who will host, who will contribute, etc (Although I'd be shocked if they don't utilize the website's RapidReporters for team news). CBS however does a great job with the NFL, rivaling NBC for overall quality and production. I will definitely give this show a chance when it premiers.
5 months ago on CBS Sports Network launching "That Other Pregame Show"