A college student with a big brain, a lack of social skills, and a bit of a temper.
Also, Comcast isn't exactly known for playing nice with its own regional sports networks...
1 day, 3 hours ago on Columbus Crew fans revolt against team's terrible new television deal
In terms of Nielsen media market, which is the closest thing to what's most relevant for sports purposes, it's somewhere in the 20s, right next to more sports-saturated Cincinnati, and certainly a remarkably small market for a league as small as MLS.
The thing is, from the perspective of the team and certainly TWC, this makes perfect sense. If you want to watch the games, you're gonna have to switch to TWC. Simple as that. Stuck in a long-term satellite contract, in an area TWC doesn't serve, dependent on DirecTV for Sunday Ticket, or just think TWC is the worst cable provider on Earth? Sucks to be you! What is this "CSN Houston" of which you speak? This is just another reason why we need a Sports Fan Union, if only the relationship between teams and fans weren't most akin to that between a drug dealer and a junkie.
What makes this interesting is that not only has Olbermann offhandedly mentioned ESPN's role in Tebowmania in the past, his guest hosts have played montages of and complained about ESPN people beating topics to death, including, as recently as Keith's recent shingles-induced absence, Michael Smith complaining about himself. Smith (and Colin Cowherd among others) can call out ESPN but Olbermann can't?
3 days, 6 hours ago on Keith Olbermann rants about LeBron hype, but neglects the biggest offender
Who says it isn't a major sport? East Coast sportswriters who like overrating the NHL because they happen to have the Rangers in their backyard and making fun of cars going around in circles?
1 week, 2 days ago on Daytona 500 rain delay outdraws NBA
They also apparently missed that Fox had whipped out a new graphics package and they were seeing the old one.
Wait, Fox News, the corporate cousin of the very network that was airing the 2013 race in the first place, got it wrong? Insert your own Fox News joke here. Surprised Keith Olbermann didn't take the opportunity to name them to Worst Persons.
1 week, 2 days ago on Real Tweets from Real People - Jimmie Johnson wins Daytona 500 again on tape
Oh, and I see Stoner hosting coverage on FS1 and Chris Myers helming morning or afternoon coverage.
1 week, 6 days ago on If Fox, ESPN or CBS got the Olympics, who would host?
Speaking of which, no love for James Brown or Greg Gumbel on CBS? I actually think Fox would put Menefee in primetime and put Buck on play-by-play.
2 weeks ago on If Fox, ESPN or CBS got the Olympics, who would host?
If NBC has Bob Costas, who I still associate more with play-by-play, and you have Fox and CBS going with Buck and Nantz, shouldn't ESPN be Brent Musberger? Of course, he appears to be starting to wind down his career, but don't forget about John Saunders too, who seems to me to be ESPN's closest equivalent to Menefee or Jamegreg Gumbrown.
The great value of television is that everyone can watch the same thing at the same time. The great value of the Internet is that it doesn't matter when you want to watch something. NBC has it exactly backwards.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on The most convoluted element of NBC's tape delay Olympic coverage is the lack of live curling
Glad to hear the NFL needs to be told that the UFC is in fact a partner of Fox's. I don't know how they ever could have found out otherwise; I mean, it's not like there are promotions for UFC shows on Fox's NFL programming.
1 month ago on The NFL took issue with the UFC's presence at Super Bowl Media Day
Did they say they were going to draft by position group both nights, or was last night about getting all the players no one cares about out of the way so they don't distract from the real draft tonight? I seem to recall they heavily advertised tonight as the Pro Bowl Draft and I didn't even know last night's proceedings were happening until I saw it in my cable guide and wondered if it was something else.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Pro Bowl Draft is even more of a joke than the Pro Bowl itself
The ratings were much lower when it was after the Super Bowl.
"...but Fox is only going to realistically use these new features a couple times throughout the night so as to not take too much attention from the actual game itself."
How cute. You think Fox of all networks is going to restrain from taking attention away from the actual game.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Fox will use infrared camera for Super Bowl broadcast
@Hockey5Guy Psst... I don't know if you know this, but we don't live in the Stone Age anymore, and willingness to join you in a fight is not the most important thing with on which to judge someone else, not least of the reasons why because you shouldn't ever find yourself in that sort of situation unless you're not worthy of sticking up for (and even if you do, it's nowhere near that important unless you're in a situation where they wouldn't help and you'd be every bit as much the coward as you wouldn't want them to be because the other guy has something called a gun). There's this thing called "modern civilization", you see. It's kind of a big deal. The only reasons you would ever need people to "have your back if trouble starts" are the result of the same mentality that leads people like you to think you need people to "have your back if trouble starts".
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Mike Golic and Dan Le Batard battle over Dolphins bullying scandal
Work on your reading comprehension. I didn't say NASCAR would hold the league back, I said NBCSN was holding the league back, and that in spite of having NASCAR. Even if I had said NASCAR was holding the league back it wouldn't be due to taking up time slots normally held by hockey but NBC putting more promotional push behind it and comparatively ignoring hockey, which is what getting the NBA would do. That your concern is losing time slots to a more popular sport suggests you'd rather continue to have the NHL be a big fish in a small pond than actually grow the game to the point of having respect even from non-partners and non-hardcore fans.
2 months ago on The Best & Worst Sports Media Moments of 2013
Fox is the network that most visibly threatened to go cable-only if they didn't get their way with Aereo. They clearly care about nothing except the money, and squeezing as much of it out of cable providers as possible. We should be able to pull the feed directly from the broadcast signal - it would work much better at large scales (see: 2012 Olympic streaming issues) - but our current broadcast standard requires an optional poorly-supported kludge to do that and the big greedy media companies care too much about bleeding as much money as possible from the pockets of consumers by way of cable companies to let that happen.
2 months ago on CBS and NBC to stream NFL Playoffs for everyone; Fox won't
No love for Dan Shulman?
2 months, 1 week ago on Who will ESPN's lead college football play by play man be next year?
"...to record ratings from NBC's impressive, all-encompassing coverage of the Premier League (that's still below a million viewers even on broadcast), to Fox using FS1 to provide greater coverage of the UEFA Champions League (by which I mean showing the same games FSC was showing to admittedly more households but we don't know if the actual audiences are any bigger but they're not great and the only actual gains have come from the use of FS2 which is in fewer households than FSC was)." FTFY.
On NBCSN, the problem is that NHL partisans feel they really are bigger than "the obscure sports network", even on the scale you're talking about. No matter how well NBCSN treats the sport, so long as it doesn't aspire to be more than "the obscure sports network", not making a serious effort at MLB rights and only getting NASCAR rights by default, it will continue to hold the league back. Even with the Premier League, the NHL is very much a big fish in a small pond propping up the rest of the network, though NASCAR should help with that. NHL fans would kill to go back and move the negotiation of the last contract one year later so they could jump on the FS1 bandwagon (glow puck and all). Instead Fox might pick up Turner's NBA contract.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Best & Worst Sports Media Moments of 2013
What would you do to fix it? Wouldn't any bank of voters run into the same problems? The only thing that *might* change is less keeping out players based on steroid accusations, but whether or not that's good or bad depends on who you ask.
2 months, 1 week ago on Dan Shaugnessy is rambling about the Baseball Hall of Fame again