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Pac-12 may be able to do away with the ESPNs, it doesn't mean they will or should. The platforms will be available coast to coast but there is strong branding for having for having your conference featured as the game of week on a major network. Also, its not like the Pac-12 will be the only conference streaminng. I don't think money's been an issue for the conference, visibilty and relavance outside the west coast, at times, has.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/pac-12-playing-long-game-conference-network.html
Reading your post on bill rafferty and grant hill brought a smile to my face, knowing that march madness is near and so is spring. This news makes me realize the cold winter that is still remaining. How is steven a annoying still employed!!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/stephen-smith-officially-re-signs-espn-will-continue-haunt-us-first-take.html
I really enjoy it when they air a friday night major conference game during nba all star weekend. One of the pluses if they had lost the nba. Also, big east doesn't seem the same (for a lot of reasons i know) not being on espn and really miss raftery.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn.html
Agree on big10. I think similar to sec deal, broadcast coverage goes to fox ( as sec goes to cbs) Interesting to see if espn gets a potential friday games for national coverage if league goes that route.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/details-new-nba-tv-contracts-espn-turner.html
Great, add the nba to the list of over exposed leagues i get tired of hearing about. Really hope fs1 succeeds.
I like the additional national coverage they have added. I would like to see BTN expand their live sports coverage, in particular in soccer, hockey, and now lacrosse. Imagine a week in late Oct./early Nov. with live sporting events in football, soccer, and hockey, it would be great for conference fans and the network.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/big-ten-network-looks-go-national-thanks-east-coast-expansion.html
Gambling + fantasy + free local over air broadcast
= NFL popularity
I enjoy a good nfl game but the sport has been
overrated and over saturated for years.
No matter how much Goodell screws up,
he has a lot in his favor and popular will stay.
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/will-controversy-and-over-saturation-lead-the-nfl-to-reach-its-cultural-apex.html
Well, if Russo worked the radio more then 3 hours a day for 5 day (if that) he would be a little tired.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/video-chris-russo-took-a-shot-at-mike-francesas-sleeping-habits.html
Hello MLB and your dumb TV agreements.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/saturdays-tigers-royals-game-will-be-aired-on-tape-delay.html
Please, for all these years of referring to the team as Redskins and all of sudden they decide this nothing but a publicity stunt. What a joke.
9 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/seattle-times-wont-use-redskins.html
For any sport on tv, consistency is important, and it is the finals so no reason my the entire series should not be on NBC. There is a reason why the NFL is popular and the tv is big part of that (so is gambling and fantasy). The day the superbowl moves to cable, then maybe i'll change my opinion. In fact, yhe NFL had an opportnuity to change how we all view football by moving the sunday package to google fiber but decided to stick to tv ( be it satellite)
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/part-of-the-stanley-cup-final-is-going-to-stay-on-cable-and-thats-fine.html
I wonder his thoughts on donald sterling.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
I believe the ratings will only get bigger when a triple crown is at stake given the elusiveness of the feat. The longer we go without, the more the attraction. However, it doesn't help the sport the rest of the year.
To add to the comment below on what happens when there is no triple crown, I've been to Belmont Stakes day when there is no triple crown and they can pull it a good crowds (70K+) if the they get good weather. The problem with NYRA (who own Belmont Aqueduct, & Saratoga) is they need to loosen their policy on bringing in food and drink to make going out for the day fun again (without sacrificing safety). Prior to them banning coolers (and this was done 4/5 years after 9/11), they drew good card without a triple a crown on the line.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/has-horse-racing-peaked-with-the-2014-belmont-stakes.html
Did the happen to mention if their playing the Heat?
10 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/screengrab-snafu-los-angeles-celebrates-kings-making-playoffs.html
Once espn gets the friday night big ten package, i guess fs1 will just be showing ucf reruns on friday nights. They just don't have the right content yet ti go head to head with espn.
10 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fs1-already-giving-up-on-fox-college-saturday.html
Also hawks games as well. I didn't care for either but it i would flip for an game. There were less channels back them but somehow the the content was better. I'll take a classic cartoon or out of market over some of the stuff they show on cable today
10 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/get-ready-to-say-goodbye-to-sports-on-wgn-america.html
I caught some of the broadcast and it was the first time I had heard about it. Frankly, given what went on, that is pretty sad and as you mentioned most Americans are in the same boat. A lot more Americans know about the Munich massacre and the US basketball team refusal the accept the silver medal because it links in with terrorism and the cold war rather than a world cup soccer tournament where the US didn't even qualify for at the time. One could argue the events that happened in Chile was impactful at the time.
11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
The fact this guy has a job is an insult to those folks unemployed and trying to find a job.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
I had a nice laugh after seeig his name on the list a week ago, I believe it was in the NY Post. Up standing guy and great player and I can only imagine he had a good laugh as well. Like you wrote, it is only going to get worse and it is going to make watching or reading about yankee basesball that much more painful (I am a fan).
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fortune-names-derek-jeter-the-11th-best-leader-in-the-world.html
What happened at Penn State was reprehensible. However, that was 4 individuals of power (regardless of what you believe about Paterno being involved in a cover-up, he did admit he could of done more. In addition, it is unclear what certain Trustees knew about the scandal before it broke), who put the reputation of the school (or the program if you want) ahead of doing what was right. This is not a program gone rogue with a history of violations (hello Miami, USC, OSU). All you need to look at is the high graduation rate and how the players stayed together after the crisis. There is no excuse what happened at the school and if you ask any honest Penn Stater, he or she would agree. Yes, there have been player issues with the football program in the past, no doubt. But ugliness of the football culture, really. Forging grades for players, paying players, hiring young girls to have sex with players, all under the watchful eyes of the administration, professors, boosters, and players themselves. That is ugliness. Todd may be biased in some respect but less than those who don't take the time to understand his point of view.
1 year, 6 months ago on Todd Blackledge doesn't think Penn State had a football culture problem