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FYI to the TV angle: There's a show called THE EDGE on ESPNU every Friday afternoon that looks at all college football games from an analytics and gambling point of view.
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-launches-betting-portal.html
Did you actually watch the segment? He used words like "tremendous player", "a smart point guard” and “he has the skill set" to succeed in describing Ennis as well. To say that the 19-year old could use some more muscle mass to excel in the NBA is not only accurate, it's balanced... I really don't see this as "criticism" - just actual honest truth from a man in the know. I really don't get the hub bub about this "story".
11 months ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/runthefloor/2014-articles/sadly-jim-boeheim-and-syracuse-will-still-grab-elite-recruits.html
As strong and realistically rational post that I've seen on this site or any like it. The truth is almost always in the gray area between the blacks and whites that people want to talk about the most. I thought this touched on that element.Well done.
1 year, 6 months ago on ESPN's Outside The Lines dichotomy
Was this supposed to be a sarcastic article or a serious one. I couldn't tell.
1 year, 6 months ago on Fox Sports 1 & 2 jam pack launch with programming
@ConfuciusJcksn And that's good for consumers, again how? Paying more overall to have fewer options to watch?
1 year, 7 months ago on ESPN needs a lesson in economics
If you give consumers the a la carte choice, EVERY network would see their potential audience shrink. And EVERY network will raise their prices to keep their budgets balanced. If EVERY channel goes up in price, every consumer will then be paying more for the same amount of product.
A la carte is not a pancea... Do you think CNN (57 cents/month) is going to allow a sizable cut in their income if more than half of cable subscribers don't pick them in an a la carte world? No way. They would double their monthly fee to make up the difference. Every niche network would do the same.
A la carte would end up being way more expensive for the typical cable subscriber who wants more than a handful of channels.
2 years ago on Dish Network dispute indicates skyrocketing fees in store for ESPN | February | 2013
ESPYs are chosen by the fans. So no, it's not a championship ring, but it's validation by sports fans around the world - nothing to scoff at and is really unprecedented in the world of sport... so if anything, this speaks to how little regard sports fans have for the Oscars which are often all about back-slapping those who you work with/like in Show biz.
2 years, 7 months ago on ESPN asks if you'd rather win an Oscar... or an award created by ESPN
Italian soccer TV rights are a funny thing. Fans can watch up to 3 different feeds of games with different announcers, some of them purely with homer calls for specific teams. With Crudelli, I'm not positive, but I think his network doesn't have video rights of the games, so they have "fan-announcers" like him with the camera never leaving them. So they HAVE to be entertaining like that. He's not a "Gus Johnson-type" pure play-by-play guy
3 years, 3 months ago on Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Passion While Announcing a Game? | November