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I'm not an Ann Coulter fan, but it is surprising to see Matt, who always claims to have a sense of humor, and occasionally tries to write with one, miss the intended humor in AC's admittedly bombastic column.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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Fun article,,,


I think by the end of the World Cup the US audience will have another Brit favorite in Jon Champion.  Excellent game presentation, lets the game flow, and is not afraid to say what's on his mind.

 http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-names-play-by-play-commentators-for-2014-world-cup.html


And Daniel Mann is right up there as well.


Kudos to ESPN for knocking it out of the park with the talent they have assembled.

Especially considering it's their World Cup swan song for some time.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/2014-world-cup-broadcast-fantasy-draft.html

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@scottykruger @cmasia 

Hi Scotty. Thanks for the note.

I did read the link, as well as a few other stories regarding this transition.

The quote you cited still offers no illumination into WGNA's contract status with any of the teams they currently broadcast.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/get-ready-to-say-goodbye-to-sports-on-wgn-america.html

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So, Ken, when will this go down?

Today?

Next season?

Next decade?

When contracts expire?

A bit of investigation might have uncovered the second most important part of this story.

But why bother when you can sit on the couch, link to another story, and then add a few paragraphs that add nothing...Maybe that's all part of your "unique perspective".


2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/get-ready-to-say-goodbye-to-sports-on-wgn-america.html

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Ken,

You wrote:

"However, the refusal to pick up these networks could ease once AT&T takes the reins."

Why?

Surely, your logic cannot be the carriage agreements AT&T has with the SEC and Pac 12.

So...

Why ? ? ?

 

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-impact-of-a-combined-attdirectv-on-sports.html

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Late to the party on this article, but I've never understood why no one ever talks about another potentially lucrative window......................


...............................Tuesday night.


Tuesday is a total wasteland for sports once the World Series is over. And I have never heard the "NFL" and "Tuesday" in the same sentence.


Scheduling would even be easier on teams than the Thursday matches.


Tuesday Night Football would be the final game of the previous week's schedule.


Teams playing in that game would have 4 days off before their next Sunday game, compared to the 3 days off between Sunday - Thursday games.


Can someone come up with a hole in this plan?



3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/why-doesnt-the-nfl-stagger-sunday-games-like-march-madness.html

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Hard to believe some people think this is a good article.

Dish made a bad business deal, and the author whines - I mean, seems to think - everyone else should follow suit??

Naive writing, very naive.

I understand the pain PAC12 fans feel, but DirecTV should never agree to buy what PAC12 is forcing on them.

11 months, 1 week ago on The Real Nonsense Between The Pac 12 And DirecTV Stalemate

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Another "Sign of the Apocalypse".

I honestly had to check the calendar to see it's not April 1.

1 year, 5 months ago on Gus Johnson will be the voice of Fox's World Cup coverage | February | 2013

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I hate to say this, but Feherty, who I really like, was announcing "live" while we saw the shot on delay.

If you go back another 90 seconds on the CBS feed, you see Hanson getting ready to putt on one, with a massive crowd noise building in the background.

When they went to Feherty, it was quiet.

CBS faced this issue multiple times today and they should be told to tell us when we are watching live and when we are watching on delay, even if it is 30 seconds.

Announcers having a chance to shape their commentary is an egregious "Awful Announcing" violation.

2 years, 3 months ago on Video: Louis Oosthuizen's double eagle in the final round of the Masters | April

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For the first 22 weeks of the seaon, all this means is 58 less games on MLB Extra Innings due to FOX owning those 3 hour windows.

Hey, Selig, wake up and fix this, you dinosaur!

2 years, 5 months ago on Your 2012 MLB on Fox schedule | February

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I think Valentine is too condescending on the air, but if you think he's capable of saving the Red Sox, read this.

Murray Chass has written about baseball for over 50 years and was the lead baseball write for the New York Times for many years.

http://www.murraychass.com/?p=4056&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MurrayChass+%28Murray+Chass+On+Baseball%29

2 years, 8 months ago on Bobby Valentine May Be The Next Red Sox Manager | January

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NHL - Pat Foley (wish DaleTallon was still with him)

MLB - Kuiper, Krukow - by 2, no 3, country miles

NFL - Nessler, Mayock

CFB - Mussberger, Herbstreit (Honorable mention - Dave Lamont )

EPL - Jon Champion, David Pleat

Rugby - Grant Nesbitt, Murray Mexted, although Mexted seems to have been relegated

Golf - Feherty

Boxing - Ian Darke, yes the same Ian Darke

NBA - haven't seen a game in 127 years

CBB - haven't seen a whole game in 126 years.

A comment about Mussberger and Herbstreit: It's not that I love them. But, they are one of the only teams who let the game breathe a bit and assume the viewer has some intelligence.. Most other announcing teams feel like they get paid by the word!

Happy Thanksgiving!

2 years, 8 months ago on Announcers We're Most Thankful For | November

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