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you sound like my grandpa. I bet you hate they all wear hats now too

5 hours, 18 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/its-been-a-terrible-year-for-major-championship-golf-ratings.html

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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!

5 hours, 20 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/its-been-a-terrible-year-for-major-championship-golf-ratings.html

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Ugh, not more of Pereira...BTW what happened to Eddie George? Is he still around on the college pregame set?

5 hours, 44 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-announces-revamped-college-football-studio-broadcast-teams.html

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@JoseTwitterFan You talk to Les Moonves or do you just regularly talk out of your ass in regards to the financial sensibilities of CBS? 

3 days, 4 hours 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

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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.

3 days, 4 hours 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

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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

3 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nicks-kid-choice-sports-awards-beat-the-espys.html

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@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 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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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.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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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


2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jamie-horowitz-is-reportedly-leaving-espn-for-the-today-show.html

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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

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-network-nfl-draft-round-1-report-card.html

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@DarrenKJohnston you must be his relative or work for Fox to make the "ever" staement. This Jay guy act is already tired

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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HR is a tool. Not sure how he keeps getting plum gigs like the top announcing team on Fox.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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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

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@Slider0806 @CHROMEWARRIORAgree with you Slider. ChromeWarrior he's way above your intelligence level if you can't figure it out

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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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.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nobodys-naming-their-kid-fox-sports-one-espn-execs-dismiss-competitors.html

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@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?

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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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....

4 months ago on Fox Sports 1 set a low bar with first year of Big East basketball

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@GoalieLax Your comment is hyperbole and best and naitivity at worst. Back it up with facts

4 months, 1 week ago on 30 For 30 Review - Requiem For The Big East

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@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

4 months, 3 weeks ago on 30 for 30 will remember the Big East

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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.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Reporter discovers Sochi human trafficking ring by accident

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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)

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Losing out on NFL is a huge missed opportunity for NBCSN & FS1

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The premeditated shctick of te

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6 months, 2 weeks ago on Fox Sports 1 moves Jay & Dan's schedule

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@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

10 months, 2 weeks ago on CBS to debut the "Johnny Cam" on Saturday

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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????

10 months, 2 weeks ago on CBS to debut the "Johnny Cam" on Saturday

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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/)

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Pam Oliver actually suffered a concussion when she got hit by a football

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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 


11 months, 1 week ago on Fox Sports 1 and ESPN battle over who's really having more fun

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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

11 months, 1 week ago on Rachel Nichols gets her own CNN show

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Please noooo with "Sylvester the Cat" Dierdorf.

Brennaman is terrible as well

1 year, 6 months ago on Your NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Announcing Schedule

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 @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, 6 months ago on Rob Parker's contract not renewed by ESPN

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 @LastingsMilledgeville 

In the spectrum of a sports cable show that airs at 10 in the east and 7 in the west, yes the show is popular

 

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/09/26/cari-champion-joins-espn-as-host-of-first-take-as-show-ratings-surge/150267/

1 year, 6 months ago on Skip Bayless blames Dr. James Andrews for RGIII's knee injury?

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Dude, your family must be proud, you make a living by making a big deal about no deal at all... ooh, ooh, ESPN spent all of 10 seconds and Musburger said what every normal guy was thinking- the chick is hot!

 

Really, sometimes man you make the littlest sh*t into a story...

1 year, 6 months ago on Video: Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit gush over AJ McCarron's girlfriend

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This "brotha" needs to STFU. I get his point about the barbershop discussion- it does happen. I've heard conversations like these about athletes, actors, politicians etc, in the hood but this guy needs to take his medicine and chill. I think its obvious the only reason he did not get bounced for good is that the discussion was vetted and prepped in the pre-production meeting and it wasn't just him running his mouth off the cuff. Seems like the only time he's not shooting himself in the foot is when he's loading the gun

1 year, 6 months ago on Video: Rob Parker digs a deeper hole with first interview since RGIII controversy

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a worse idea actually would be paying Matt Yoder to create something rather than just critic others

1 year, 6 months ago on Los Angeles station's live New Year's Eve show is a massive trainwreck

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yawn.. BFD... a graphic error. I'm sure Andrew Bucholtz never made an error in his perfect life. That's why he writes senseless and meaningless articles like these

1 year, 6 months ago on Screengrab Snafu: ESPN promotes the Rose Bowl...two days after the game?

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"THE CAUSE" is about not denying or running away from being Black, and understanding the responsibilities of projecting a strong positive Black male image within and to our communities, "reach one- teach one". If you dont undeerstand that, you either grew up in the suburbs or not Black and therefore you will never understand.

 

Rob could have said his point much more "P.C.",  but we should not deny the premise of his opinion does have validity

1 year, 7 months ago on Video: Rob Parker questions Robert Griffin III "is he a brother or is he a cornball brother?"

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:"The Cause" is about not running away from being Black or the responsibilities of projecting a strong black image. What Parker said is not too far off from what most inner-city urban brothers and sisters think of those Blacks who "make it"- "get a white girl, a forget where you came from and the political strugles of your people" like an OJ or Barkley or Tiger.

 

You can't say the color of your skin doesnt matter in terms of how you are judged, it will always matter. That does not make you a racist, its just how it is

1 year, 7 months ago on Video: Rob Parker questions Robert Griffin III "is he a brother or is he a cornball brother?"

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jd4000 why would you blame ESPN? They are a network in the business of attracting viewers.  If people didn't watch (and they do, even though most of you will deny you  do, it would not be on TV: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/09/26/cari-champion-joins-espn-as-host-of-first-take-as-show-ratings-surge/150267/)

 

By your premise or should I say "excuse"  is like saying music industry lables are at fault for Rap music which perpuates a urban street cred mentatlity among us blacks and the use of the word n*gga-  If it didnt sell, if the public didnt purchase, it would not be accepted. Mr Parker's actions are his and his alone and he should take the bullit. Dont tunn this into a bash ESPN thing which seems to be this website's favorite pastime.  Dont hate the game cause the game aint changing, only the players...

1 year, 7 months ago on ESPN suspends Rob Parker for RGIII comments

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 @CollegeWolf  @Chuck Schick  You guys are idiots, the team he left the Raiders made it to the SuperBowl to play the Bucs, so you cant have it both ways- he turned around the Raiders and look what happened to them after he left

1 year, 7 months ago on New crazy Jon Gruden rumor has him returning to coach... the Oakland Raiders?

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@MikeFrandsen I know I'm a nobody, but the fact you would even chime in with the whole premise backing up your point are a couple of articles you wrote as if that's your "ace card" is hilarious. You can only wish to have the career Wilbon has had. Funny you had to link what you wrote, because nobody cared to read it initially. Your a straight up hater

1 year, 9 months ago on Capital Combat: Michael Wilbon vs Dan Steinberg

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ESPN's revolving door? This article tries to make like its the network constantly making recent the changes because it can't make up its mind. It was universally agreed Mogan needed to go, but Phillips shot himself in the foot so do you blame ESPN for dumping him? Valentine and Francona left because they went back to what managing, is that Espn's choice or thiers? I guess they need to hire ex players who wave never been non-managers and no personel skeletons for the gig to get on another 20 yr run

1 year, 9 months ago on Sunday Night Baseball has become a revolving door

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Sorry, but to me DP is just too smug and full of himself and his show with his side-kicks and the glib inside joke around their personalities are getting unfunny. If DP sticks to interviews then the show works, but the other shtick is a turnoff

1 year, 9 months ago on Dan Patrick Show leaves Fox Sports Net, is a move to NBC on the cards?

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What's funny is the headline of your article is a lie- ESPN NNL never said A. Smith is the NFL"s top QB. While numbers may not lie, desperate blog writers like Andrew Bucholtz apparently have no problem doing so

1 year, 9 months ago on "Numbers Never Lie," except when ESPN uses their own ones to name Alex Smith the NFL's top QB

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Seriously, is this even important enough for AA to spend that much time and effort writing about a segment that was obviously meant to be taken with a question mark, and light entertainment? C'mon Man! Really, would they do that bit for say... Matt Ryan or Jay Cutler? No...because its not provocative or head scratching, though highly debatable never the less.

1 year, 9 months ago on "Numbers Never Lie," except when ESPN uses their own ones to name Alex Smith the NFL's top QB

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When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical... Any person that spends time to simply point out the mistakes of another is simply that himself- a mistake in life

1 year, 9 months ago on Ignorance is bliss for Patrick Willis when it comes to Matt Millen

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i don't think he would be missed. I don't think ESPN really promoted the show or extended Rome's talents beyond the show like on SC etc. NBC would have been a better move

2 years, 6 months ago on Jim Rome Leaving ESPN for CBS | January

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Here comes the ESPN haters... Look it is a known protocol in broadcasting that the network that broadcast the game gets the first interview with the star player or head coach. The other reporter was out of line and the ESPN reporter did what she was suppose to do. She knew the broadcast was cutting down from the booth to her for the obligatory post game head coach interview for a college football game. Jeez, this site goes out of its way to make news out of nothing sometimes

2 years, 6 months ago on Holly Rowe Destroys Fellow Reporter For Postgame Interview | January

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gus johnson with the hype this site lauds on him is quickly becoming over-rated

2 years, 7 months ago on Gus Johnson Will Be Calling Big 10 And Pac 12 Championship Games | November

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