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Didn't think it was possible but ESPN covers the major tennis events much better than the networks ever could. Througout the year having the same consistant announcers and crew cover not only the majors but the tourneys in between, ESPN has stepped up similar to the world cup in production and coverage.
22 hours, 6 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2011-articles/the-top-five-moments-of-the-u-s-open-on-cbs.html
ESPN is the reason why the Buffalo Bills never won a Super Bowl
1 day, 1 hour ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bills-player-blames-espn-for-michael-sam-being-out-of-a-job.html
I don't get how Faux claims its the "fun" network. I'll take Stan Verrett and Neil Everett or Jay Harris, Steve Levey or Bucci, Van Pelt, Anderson, Flores or Mayne any day over that Jay and Dan disaster. In fact if Faux hires anyone of those guys I might watch. Mike Hill was a good steal from Bristol and I like his style and chops, but the rest of their crew seems b-list like or tries too hard to be funny. Sports itself is entertaining, it's like Faux Sports almost wants to do highlights with a laugh track
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/now-its-your-chance-to-grade-fox-sports-1s-first-year.html
Geez, how many articles is this site going to keep regurgitating about this network?
Its like a gossip column. Can't grip why anyone would care one way or another, its just a broadcast, sometimes good, sometimes bad
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/10-questions-for-year-two-of-fox-sports-1.html
That lead pic of Onrait says it all as far as I why I can't watch Faux Sports 1
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-10-most-fun-moments-of-fox-sports-1.html
its a bad, bad show, end of story. (no not bad as in good, bad as in awful).
Jay and Dan suck
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/why-fox-sports-live-has-been-a-failure-and-how-fs1-can-still-save-it.html
for the most part I thought Billick was pretty good, sure had a few slip ups but nothing near the Dick Stockton zone
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-we-know-about-the-nfl-on-fox-in-2014.html
@jayhollenkamp @Livineasy agreed.
btw i meant "Is it wrong for a man to put his hands on a woman under any circumstances, even if she did push his buttons? YES
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/video-stephen-a-smith-apologizes-for-domestic-violence-comments.html
Berman is so painful calling anything except maybe the highlights...even that's rough with his corny nicknames
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
@stholeary or sites like AA exist solely because of shows like First Take.
Both sensationalize and hype non-stories to death. Both speculate and bombast opinion to generate viewers. Pot meet the Kettle
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/stephen-a-smith-ben-roethlisberger-has-never-come-across-as-a-bad-guy.html
Still don't see what the big deal was in what he said in the first place.
Can a woman provoke and push a man's buttons which may contribute to an issue getting out of hand? Yes. Is it wrong for a man to put his hands on a woman under any circumstances, even if she did push his buttons? No. That's basically what he was saying
@jpk0721 @JoshTheRadioDude down goes RadioDude! Down goes RadioDude!
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-strikes-back-at-weei-pulls-all-advertising-from-station.html
@JoshTheRadioDude @jpk0721 nope, Josh me thinks you just lost...checkmate
If he said that, you might actually have a point
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/michelle-beadle-calls-out-first-take-for-ray-rice-segment.html
If you don't watch, why comment bra? Funny you say we as if we are all with you... if nobody watched the show would be cancelled. Remember "Crowd Goes Wild"?
Olberman called out the NFL and the NFL Network for their reporting of the Rice suspension (somehow this website missed it, because I thought it was a knife through the heart on the hypocrisy of the NFL, Roger G, and Chris Rose)
Dude seriously, do you really find the Man U & LA Galaxy win in the ratings over KC and Man City interesting or intriguing??? I think the bigger story is it barely won by 11k viewers
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/ratings-and-impressions-from-a-soccer-stacked-wednesday.html
Truth. I think you've nailed it
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/its-been-a-terrible-year-for-major-championship-golf-ratings.html
you sound like my grandpa. I bet you hate they all wear hats now too
Sure its all Berman's fault. Lowest WEEKEND ratings at the Masters since '57 because Berman and ESPN had such an effect that people couldn't even tune in on the WEEKEND when they aren't even announcing since its exclusively on CBS on the WEEKEND...Berman even chased viewers away from the FINAL round of the U.S. Open even though they weren't announcing on Sunday. You sure are a genius scallon!
Ugh, not more of Pereira...BTW what happened to Eddie George? Is he still around on the college pregame set?
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-announces-revamped-college-football-studio-broadcast-teams.html
@JoseTwitterFan You talk to Les Moonves or do you just regularly talk out of your ass in regards to the financial sensibilities of CBS?
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-only-real-chance-at-a-true-espn-competitor-this-decade-could-come-out-of-fox-acquiring-time-warner.html
Is this guy really a reporter or legit writer? This looks like something from National Enquirer, with maybe's and what is's and the kicker comment "I just couldn’t stop my mind from connecting dots"...
Please do stop Mr Koo. Your article reads like a segment from First Take, "lets make it an opinion of hyperbole"!
Well done Mr Koo, I'm sure Mr Murdoch is looking for the mole in his circle who tip you off.
And somehow the sun still rises
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/erin-andrews-off-fox-college-football-coverage.html
OOOhhh Great scoop Fang!
I like how your bio states "Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships" as if that's note worthy like you played or something.
I celebrate 2 SF Giants Championships but can't imagine putting that on my resume
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nicks-kid-choice-sports-awards-beat-the-espys.html
@JohnDanknich @CrispinHavener weak sauce JohnDank, very weak sauce...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-fall-lineup-includes-more-football-and-colin-cowherd.html
@Mauch64 So dont watch. It's Entertainment stupid. Duh you know, like any award show.
No more overkill than the Oscars handing out statues to its own which is a publicity contest or Emmys best on TV totally subjective BS.
Guys like Mauch64 have no idea how to run a business. Look at the revenues ESPN pulls in for Disney. If the question is "why do they put on this trite meaningless broadcast yearly" the answer is "because they can". You are obviously closing in on 50 years of age and like the grumpy oldtimer you are, everything is
probably to much to handle
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Why is it if FS1 hypes itself as the "fun" alternative and have their two anchors running around the set like idiots they are somehow not themselves the news? I did not see much build-up to the set change on ESPN until 1 or 2 days before it happened. I bet unless people read about it on a site like this they knew nothing the set change. It seems it was a big build up in your mind because you've been reporting on it for many many months, not ESPN with countless promo's. If ESPN were to go away, this site would be done.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Embrace Debate has already been well embraced by other network shows during the daytime...anyone see CNBC's Half-Time Report? They now have specific midday debate sessions daily, shades of First Take influence http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000274023
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jamie-horowitz-is-reportedly-leaving-espn-for-the-today-show.html
ESPN has figured out that sports is just entertainment, and this draft event which they pretty much created by first broadcasting it in 89 is a prime example. NFLN does a good job, but they treat the draft like its a presidential news event, way too serious. People on this site love to hate on ESPN but I give them a better grade overall because its a far more entertaining watching experience than NFLN
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-network-nfl-draft-round-1-report-card.html
@DarrenKJohnston you must be his relative or work for Fox to make the "ever" staement. This Jay guy act is already tired
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
HR is a tool. Not sure how he keeps getting plum gigs like the top announcing team on Fox.
The show was contrived and the cast was snarky and the dialog seemed forced for the sake of being outrageous. The public has spoken, the show needed to be shot, thankfully it was. End of story
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
@Slider0806 @CHROMEWARRIORAgree with you Slider. ChromeWarrior he's way above your intelligence level if you can't figure it out
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Modesty is never part of any corporate rah rah event. That said ESPN has had a what 30 year headstart on building the brand, so it's like an adult picking on a child. They are the cash cow for Disney no doubt about it, and though people love to "hate" on the self professed WWL, no one can dispute the numbers they rake in.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nobodys-naming-their-kid-fox-sports-one-espn-execs-dismiss-competitors.html
@Gossamer hated on by and yet still watched by most sports fans, reported on every minute of broadcasting by blogs like this by a reporter who make his living pointing out nonsense like this which is not worth reporting, and then commented on by idiots like you (and I). What's the mystery?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Give FS1 time. It will draw better numbers with better games. Maybe not Duke, UNC type numbers, thats a given, but with Louisville and a return to prominance for Georgetown and UConn will help. All it takes is one must see player in the leauge and fortiunes will change.
As far as the other programming, they need to blow-up most of the shows on. Too much non-sense and no talents. PTI is still a winner and ATH is tolarble. I still like that Beadle just returned to. For me SC depends on the anchors but it still seems more complete than FSL which is like nails on a blackboard with those two idiots Dan and Jay and their often forced comedic act.The guys on when the Jay and Dan are off are even worse....
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Fox Sports 1 set a low bar with first year of Big East basketball
@GoalieLax Your comment is hyperbole and best and naitivity at worst. Back it up with facts
5 months, 3 weeks ago on 30 For 30 Review - Requiem For The Big East
@GoalieLax you're missing the point- ESPN made the Big East. Without them their would be absolutely nothing to lament... Kinda gives them the right to requiem
6 months, 1 week ago on 30 for 30 will remember the Big East
Wow. As a father of two girls this story sends chills down my spine. Not that I didn't know this atrocity of a crime does exist. It's just the level of sophistication and guile these scumbags will go through to deceit and lure the innocent and unsuspecting is frightening.
6 months, 1 week ago on Reporter discovers Sochi human trafficking ring by accident
hope ABC gets it. FS1 sucks (seems the guys watching are the fanatical ESPN haters which many hang on this blog) and NBCSN is souless without an sport event to bring eyes (who then quickly depart)
7 months, 1 week ago on Losing out on NFL is a huge missed opportunity for NBCSN & FS1
The premeditated shctick of te
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Fox Sports 1 moves Jay & Dan's schedule
@BlakeBradleyIt's hardly "consequences" to Manziel to have a dedicated camera from a national TV network on him at a game that he's playing in...I fail to see this as a form of punishment for him due to his actions at all. If anything, CBS is just helping to increase his "brand" beyond the hype level he's already received.
Dion, Ochocinco, Ray Lewis, TO and the Playmaker Irvin, must be envy green
11 months, 4 weeks ago on CBS to debut the "Johnny Cam" on Saturday
This is one of the most absurd ideas ever be hatched by a national sports media outlet. Even ESPN and Fox would not admit to such nonsense. CBS lowers the bar.
Its about the game guys! Manziel is a big story line like Saban etc, but they are sums to the whole which is the GAME. Focus on the game CBS, and dont try to manufacture or sensationalize a story by having a camera on Manziel for the sake of????
How could he miss it? She has the biggest forehead this side of that dude still performing with Earth Wind and Fire (http://www.crunktastical.net/2013/04/10/talk-angel/)
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Pam Oliver actually suffered a concussion when she got hit by a football
Everyone knows this site is anti ESPN. Could you imagine if Stuart Scott or Chris Berman had posed for a picture like the one above? This site would have had a field day with the criticism. At least TRY to keep it real AA and other ESPN haters.That guy looks like his name: Tool
1 year ago on Fox Sports 1 and ESPN battle over who's really having more fun
Friday night 10:30, wow the least or second least watch night of the week, on a network that no one watches. Good move Rach. Hopefully they pay you well because your about as far off the radar now than being on CSPAN on Sunday afternoon and going head to head against he NFL...maybe not that bad, but close
1 year ago on Rachel Nichols gets her own CNN show
Please noooo with "Sylvester the Cat" Dierdorf.
Brennaman is terrible as well
1 year, 7 months ago on Your NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Announcing Schedule
@mcjeff42 Why all the hate for SAS? Sure he's loud but he's no where near a "Rob Parker" and actually has some sensible takes on the show for the most part IMHO. And why do you even take time to respond about Skip or SAS if you hate them or the show...unless you really do watch- which contradicts your whole point, homeboy
1 year, 7 months ago on Rob Parker's contract not renewed by ESPN