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"Now, there would be concern for players adding more games to an already crowded schedule..."Why can't these games count towards the regular season record? Then every game has that much more importance.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/could-an-nba-tournament-be-a-television-success.html
Us media-savvy people have a technical term for that. We call it an 'oops'.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Timing is really bad though. I'm curious as to why they couldn't do a split screen, with the big window on the severe weather coverage and the small window on the match. I've seen that done before and it works like a charm.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
"...and his Sunday morning football show, which will return to ESPN2 this season as well."I like Cowherd. But I despised his weekend football show. I'm more or less unsure why it's coming back, anyways. Everyone reading: do everyone else a favor. Don't watch that show. Stick to his radio show. (Or go back and forth between him and Dan Patrick. Dan's show is darn good too)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-fall-lineup-includes-more-football-and-colin-cowherd.html
I enjoy Berman (except for the U.S. Open but that's no longer a concern), but I'm curious for the sake of variety in the broadcast why Berman & Dan Shulman don't do a tag team play-by-play gig. The years Shulman has done the HR Derby for radio he was fantastic. It's criminal they don't have him doing it for any outlet right now.
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/chris-berman-will-be-back-on-the-mlb-home-run-derby.html
I'm with you, Steve. FOX was new and a breath of fresh air. Not everything they did succeeded with the masses (not everything everyone does will). But the effort was there. The polish was there. The personalities was there. The robots were there (I like them, shoot me). And that theme song. LOVE that theme song.Now all we need is a retrospective on NHL Championship 2000. You know, that hockey videogame that was for PC and PS1?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/throwbackthursday-in-1995-fox-was-doing-fine-at-cup-time.html
@morganwick I noticed that too. And I hope that happens. A hub of classic games and documentaries that you or I could access anytime would be awesome.
ESPN Classic as a channel lost its identity when all the sports got their own channels (NFL Network, MLB Network, etc) - and its not going back. Well past time to evolve.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-next-logical-move-is-to-repurpose-espn-classic-to-a-storytelling-channel.html
This is quite a surprise. I haven't listened to Cubs Radio for a while, and I do quite enjoy the Hughes/Santo combo over the years.
On the WGN America thing, I can easily see that as a mistake. It wouldn't bother me if they really scaled it back (like say one Friday night broadcast a week; movie if no sports) as it would increase their carriage on NBA TV, MLB Network, etc. But live programming will really define cable/satellite channels. Those who don't want that will just go to much cheaper options (Hulu Plus, Netflix, etc). You're not doing yourself a favor it you don't give viewers the incentive to get a cable/satellite subscription to watch your channel.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/chicago-cubs-leaving-wgn-radio-after-89-years.html
@bobbloggerstein Haha, more than likely it will be either Dan Patrick or Josh Elliot hosting Olympic primetime after Rio.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbc-will-be-the-home-of-the-olympics-through-2032.html
To add, Emerick & Pang did work for Sony/989 during their entire NHL series, which was entitled NHL FaceOff for much of it until they renamed it after Gretzky like you said. I thought the PS1 games were quite fun and I still remember to this day playing NHL FaceOff '99 and being scored on just to find out that the goal was disallowed. Emerick's reaction was memorable that sticks with me to this day (that and I got off the hook).
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/doc-emrick-eddie-olczyk-and-nbc-sports-brand-will-be-in-eas-nhl-15.html
If you had a 'Best Weekly Show' category, I would've given Inside College Football a nomination.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
1. Tie - ESPN College Basketball/NCAA Basketball on CBS2. Marching On: 1963 Army-Navy Remembered (There might be a few ESPN ones that were better but I haven't seen them)
3. ESPN FC Pre/Post game
4. FOX Sports Live
5. Robert Flores (ESPN)
6. Kenny Smith (TNT/CBS)
7. Dan Shulman (ESPN) (who else?)
8. Fran Fraschilla (ESPN)
9. Sam Ponder (ESPN)
10. Adam Schefter (ESPN)
11. Morgan vs. Deitsch/Olbermann/Teigen/Legend
12. Three way tie: Adam Zucker, Allie LaForce & Tara Lipinski
13. Jay Onrait & Dan O'Toole
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
You also forgot CNN, which in this case but a brief halt in the 'Search for 370' hoopla they've been in for a month and a half now.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/multiple-networks-cash-in-on-donald-sterling-controversy.html
And to think that CNN put out breaking news that Bubba 'narrowly' won. CNN. That is all.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/final-round-masters-rating-hits-10-year-low.html
@mstockslager7 And ESPNEWS didn't have a poor name for a show back when they had 'Pregame'?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/americas-pregame-a-bright-spot-in-fs1s-daily-lineup.html
@dwd3885 I'm sure he told his bosses that he's retiring well prior, and that's why they had that package ready to roll. Letterman also told his boss he's on route to retiring before he revealed the news.As for anyone else, who knows who did and who didn't prior to broadcast. We know some did (the ones that had to know), but we don't know if everyone did.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/digger-phelps-leaving-espn.html
Ravech/Reali is a tough one. So is Wingo/Ponder. MAN...
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bristolology-round-2-voting-in-the-round-of-32-part-i.html
"And you know what they say about people who live in glass houses."
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Keith Olbermann rants about LeBron hype, but neglects the biggest offender
I like the idea. However, it can be easily overused. We'll see if they do.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on FOX will utilize fancy technology to show the wind during the Super Bowl
@RobHoffmannOTA antennas wouldn't have helped because this affected those who were watching through those means. But this is one of the reasons why live streaming is becoming so important.
6 months, 1 week ago on Broncos fans in Colorado Springs lost their feed during the AFC Championship
@DanielOrmsbyIt's Todd Blackledge doing the radio side with Tirico, though I don't think Gruden will be there.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on ESPN will cover the BCS title game like it's the last ever sporting event on Earth
"CBS has just opened up its lineup in the past year allowing SEC football and college basketball games." CBS has actually done that for years. They have added PGA Tour golf to their streaming, however.
I remember it was FOX that streamed the first ever college football game (San Jose State at Nebraska I believe; 2000 maybe?). That was when FOX was the most innovative brands in sports. Now it's ESPN with NBC close behind, with FOX just starting to at least be decent at all in that category (with a ways to go of course). Man, times have changed.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on CBS and NBC to stream NFL Playoffs for everyone; Fox won't
Best part about this: it made the Not Top 10!
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Oklahoma Almost Collapses ESPN Post Game Show Stage
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.
8 months 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?
8 months, 1 week 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)
8 months, 2 weeks 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.
9 months 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)
9 months 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.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Week 6 Pammies Winners & Updated Standings!
Looks like Don Criqui had his own 'John Sterling' moment, lol.
10 months 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
10 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.
10 months, 2 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...)
10 months, 2 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.
10 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.
10 months, 3 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...
10 months, 3 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.
10 months, 3 weeks 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.
11 months 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?
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago on CBS Sports Network launching "That Other Pregame Show"
@Craig Kirkendall Remember when TLC literally stood for The Learning Channel?
1 year, 1 month ago on What's in the future of ESPNEWS?
@ja_bartlett Yeah, I'm with you. I personally preferred Highlight Express over SportsCenter. Now, ESPN has succeeded in SportsCenter-izing everything.We'll now see what happens to ESPNEWS. Its very initial purpose has fallen by the wayside much like what's happened to HLN. Sure, the internet is a big reason, but it's still nice to have a nice wrapped package filled with everything one needs to know without having to sit through filler stories like SportsCenter tends to do at times. Maybe a low-budget 20 minute digital version of Highlight Express could be made under a different name.
1 year, 1 month ago on ESPN quietly cancels Highlight Express and UNITE
@John Alexander That's not exactly a fair argument as Tebow has a body of work, taking a Bronco team that would've finished at or slightly below .500 to a Divisional Round playoff team. Crouch barely accomplished a thing.Neither are hall of fame caliber, don't get me wrong. But Tebow deserves better at a place where he can truly fit. He was never a fit with the Jets. That was a train wreck from the get go.Back to subject, please. Definitely sad to see Howie let go. For those of us hoping for a Stump the Schwab reboot, this kills all hopes. Except perhaps a spinoff, 'Stump Skip Bayless'.
1 year, 1 month ago on Howie Schwab laid off by ESPN
Mark Schlereth? You sure you aren't thinking of Mike Greenberg? 'Cause there was one in the works about the same time as Cowherd's. (Didn't get green lighted either.)
1 year, 1 month ago on A network sitcom is being developed based on the life of... TJ Simers?!
@Giantsfan1982 As Ken said above, that would be difficult with NBC having so much invested in the NHL. If the NBA was on during a different time of year, then it would be more reasonable. The way I see it, CBS, whom already have a deal with the D-League, would love to make a play with it in coop with Turner. And you know how much the NBA has valued TNT. Expect TNT to keep all of their stuff, ESPN/ABC to keep much of their stuff. If they keep most but not all, then expect CBSSN & CBS to come in as a minority partner.
FOX is a darkhorse and definitely has the money, but I doubt they will win.
1 year, 2 months ago on Handicapping the new NBA television rights deals | May | 2013
Honestly, I would give CBS a bit higher chance to get the NBA in partnership with Turner similar to March Madness. I can see Turner taking a little away from ESPN with some games - particularly postseason games on CBS and possibly some Sunday night games on CBSSN. And of course the Thursday night showcase on TNT, which we know won't go anywhere. However, I don't see CBS or Turner taking ESPN & ABC completely out of the picture. With CBS' investment in the PGA TOUR, there's no way CBS can put a regular rotation of postseason games on their network leaving ABC to still be the primary network television partner. But the league being on multiple broadcast networks would be pretty cool.
I'll agree Berman is past his prime, but why do you guys bother grading him considering you'll give him an F no matter what he does?
Anyways, I watched NFLN as I perfer their coverage. Besides Sanders, I thought they did a good job for the most part. Will you guys be grading them too?
1 year, 3 months ago on ESPN Round 1 NFL Draft Report Card | April | 2013