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@NahyapKaslin Totally agree. College Football is one thing, but other than that they need new music.
2 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-golf-debut-better-expected.html
Fox and beIN Sports will bid but I don't see them being a serious contenders. So really it all comes down to ESPN and NBC. ESPN will throw everything they got at this meaning NBC will have to pay an arm and a leg to retain. Though I'd have to imagine NBC will do whatever it takes to retain these rights.
4 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/english-premier-league-ready-put-rights-bid-add-friday-game.html
So basically they're turning into an ESPN clone. John Feinstein was a huge loss IMO, and their replacements aren't any better. DA is ok, but they have better talent on their roster. They should have added Amy Lawrence (she's seriously underrated) to their daytime lineup, but at least she's on 5 times a week now. If not her Jody McDonald or John Kincade would have also been better replacements. I also still can not believe people like Jim Rome as much as they do. Never cared much for that egotistical jackass.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/wholesale-changes-coming-cbs-sports-radio-january.html
Marv Albert and Mike Fratello should be the new announcing team. Come on TNT, you know its the right decision, so lets make it happen.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nba-announcing-schedule-121-126.html
This totally sucks! Feinstein was by far my favorite sports radio host. Him and Andrew Bogusch have great chemistry. If only they would have fired Jim Rome instead.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/john-feinstein-says-hes-fired-cbs-sports-radio.html
@Phive He occasionally does games on saturdays for ESPN. It be nice if he could do that on a regular basis.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-unveils-2014-2015-college-basketball-announcing-lineup.html
Well this is underwhelming. I would like them to use Bob Valvano as a analyst full time. He'd make a great addition to their regular lineup.
Sorry but the Comedy Central show is called @midnight.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-banned-artie-lange-airwaves.html
Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder had Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown written all over it. I'm sorely disappointed that we get crap instead.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nba-announcing-schedule-114-119.html
Well this is disappointing. I'm Looking specifically at who TNT replaces Steve Kerr with and the Hill/Anthony combo might have potential. The Barkley/Miller combo doesn't make sense at all. I much prefer Barkley as a studio analyst, and pairing him with Miller seems more like a mismatch. Then ESPN out of nowhere has Ruocco and Barry calling a game. Jon Barry is bad enough, but pairing him with a bad play by play announcer makes it practically insufferable. Also wish NBATV would invest in some decent announcers/analysts to call games. I mean its one thing for League Pass to simulcast the local broadcast but its so annoying to have to hear homers call nationally televised games.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nba-opening-week-announcing-schedule.html
@JE_Reh Agreed. Currently Doug Collins is ESPN's only good NBA studio analyst. They need to find some new analysts and fast.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bill-simmons-finally-sanctuary-grantland-basketball-hour.html
@eslrush Lundquist and Raftery calling the NCAA championship game would be awesome.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/five-decades-booth-verne-lundquist-still-going-strong.html
ESPN's NBA coverage needs to take a page out of their CBB coverage. If only TNT could broadcast the NBA Finals and ESPN could broadcast March Madness.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-wont-replace-bill-simmons-nba-countdown.html
Now that Rachel Nichols' CNN show is canceled I'd love to see her on Real Sports. Time Warner does own both Turner Sports and HBO Sports, so it could work out.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
I don't watch CNN and I certainly don't look to CNN for my sports coverage. I think I had maybe heard about this show once, but I never remembered to watch it. I think CNN did a bad job promoting the show TBH.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rachel-nichols-cnn-show-cancelled.html
Still disappointed Amy Lawrence is not involved with this. She's really capable and deserving of a bigger role.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/need-talk-gimmick-good-show.html
Pretty much this. Instead of jumping into things head first this (if they're smart enough) will give them time to develop the network, so when they do start bidding they'll have everything in place to have great coverage.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/will-fox-sports-1-outside-looking-next-decade.html
Well this is the worst thing possible. ESPN has had terrible coverage ever since they acquired the rights from NBC (other than Breen/JVG and Tirico/Brown). Its a shame Marv Albert, the voice of the NBA, will likely never call the NBA finals again. I wish ESPN would put as much effort into their NBA analysts as they do NFL or CBB. Doug Collins is really their only good NBA studio analyst.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/details-new-nba-tv-contracts-espn-turner.html
This is an incredibly petty move by the NFL. They stepped in it pretty badly and are surprised when a Network called them on it.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-hit-back-espn-next-years-monday-night-football-schedule.html
@jdb4 Wow! Its like you have read anything written about this show.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cbs-sports-networks-need-talk-wont-judge-success-ratings.html
@dlinsner65 Now if only ESPN would replace him on NBA Shootaround.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/seth-greenberg-jay-williams-college-gamedays-newest-analysts.html
Its about damn time. It was painfully obvious last year that they were the only one who could hang with Jay Bilas.
Don't you mean Zoran Dragic, and not Bogdan Bogdanovic?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/crossoverchronicles/
I think you need to fix your list. It currently reads as such.
11. Chicago - 30.9
t12. Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul market) - 30.9
112. San Diego - 30.7
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-3-nfl-local-ratings-rankings.html
I wish baseball wasn't so boring, because with all of the tradition surrounding the game, it seems like something I could have really gotten into.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/yankees-will-say-goodbye-bob-sheppard-derek-jeter.html
What I really find interesting is despite the game being broadcast on CBS, NFL Network still garnered a 1.7 rating. That's only .6 down from ESPN's CFB game. As a sports fan it saddens me that they can still dominate the ratings even with a no chance in hell blowout. There can't possibly be that many Falcons fans.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/thursday-night-football-falcons-bucs.html
I hope FS1 replaces him with something worth watching.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mike-francesa-saga-getting-really-interesting.html
@panderson1988 As far as basketball goes I'd disagree. I'd much rather listen to Marv Albert, Kevin Harlan, or Mike Breen than any of the local teams. The only exception would be if Jon Barry was the analyst. He's the worst.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-fans-rather-watch-local-broadcasts-espn-broadcasts.html
I'd be more concerned with getting carriage for FS2.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-1-optimistic-getting-higher-cable-fees.html
In terms of news breakers I'll take Wojnarowski over Schefter any day.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jeff-fisher-is-not-a-fan-of-adam-schefter.html
@whatupay4sports I totally agree. That is why I always felt it was just as important for them to improve their original programing and journalism. I like what ESPN is currently doing with shows like Sports Reporters, PTI, Around the Horn, and Highly Questionable. I think FS1 should bring on a couple of established sports writers who are more comfortable, and frankly better than the current panel (I actually like Andy Roddick, but that's beside the point) at talking about multiple sports.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/5-takeaways-from-fox-sports-1s-first-year-feedback.html
Well that was a bit of a puff piece. I wasn't looking for something overly scathing, but there was no meat and potatoes there.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/aa-qa-jim-nantz.html
I'd be outraged, but lets be realistic. When has there ever been a good Super Bowl halftime show?
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-wants-super-bowl-halftime-performers-to-pay-them.html
What was wrong with last years? I don't see the constant need to reinvent the wheel. This years is too big and in your face. Last years was just the right size.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-evolution-of-the-nfl-on-fox-score-bug.html
@gregbeaulieu You bring up some good points, but honestly, Speed was an absolutely worthless channel. Just terrible in my book. BTW I agree with you about Jay & Dan. I happen to love them though.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/10-questions-for-year-two-of-fox-sports-1.html
I don't get why you like number 1 so much. You guys seem to be in love with Katie Nolan and I just don't get it. Also CGW was no where near as good as you made it out to be (there was good reason for it to be canceled).
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-10-most-fun-moments-of-fox-sports-1.html
Number 10 is what's wrong with sports. Big markets have way too much power. Either fix the schedule or give ESPN/TNT the ability to flex games or flex more games if they already can.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/10-takeaways-from-the-2014-15-nba-tv-schedule.html
@Phive On one condition. Jason Bateman must call all Dodgeball matches.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bill-simmons-leaving-nba-countdown-for-new-grantland-basketball-show.html
Hmm, maybe Ray Allen is retiring after all.
@MattGalvin If those are the possible options then I don't see the show improving anytime soon. I mean they were already desperate when they put Simmons on the show. I see them hiring a new analyst to replace Simmons. Besides Battier made it clear that he joined as a CBB analyst and he'd be the only candidate on that list I'd actually want to give the spot to.
@Phive The NBA may not leave ESPN, but I wouldn't be surprised if they offered FS1/Fox a new package of say Monday, Saturday, or some mix of the two. I could also see one of ESPN/ABC's 3 days going to either TNT or FS1/Fox.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-1-lost-the-expectations-game.html
@jbrinks @stuie299 I could also see them going with Doris Burke (I wouldn't mind that), but it would probably require her to stop calling CBB games and I actually really enjoy her in that dual role.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/two-espn-personalities-are-potential-candidates-to-join-the-view.html
I don't watch Numbers Never Lie so I don't really care if Hill leaves. Now I actually hope Steele leaves. That would mean a replacement for her on NBA Countdown. Hopefully they'd choose Michelle Beadle to replace her. If they're gonna force Bill Simmons on us Beadle did a great job of interacting with him, and not letting him get too annoying when she would fill in. Steele just doesn't have any chemistry with the current NBA Countdown analysts.
I'd use Amy Lawrence. She does a great job when filling in for Doug Gottlieb. Otherwise her talents are just being wasted on weekend overnight slots.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
None of them are as good as Jay & Dan.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-retains-nicole-briscoe.html
@jpk0721 @tonyc @JimWilliamsOnTheAir No one is saying he's gonna replace Doc immediately. He did say Eventually after all. I think that makes a lot of sense, especially as NBC acquires more content.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/exclusive-nfl-on-fox-broadcast-teams-for-this-season.html
The show was decent enough, but it was definitely on in the wrong time slot.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Where do you find these comscore rankings. I'd be interested in finding out the complete top 10.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-and-sporting-news-forge-online-partnership.html
@jpk0721 @stuie299 I know. Its just unless its "your team" it doesn't make any sense to want to watch a bad Cowboys or Giants team, or a bad Lakers or Knicks team. If my teams not playing I just want to watch the most competitive game possible and it doesn't make sense that other people don't feel the same way.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-we-know-about-sunday-night-football-in-2014.html
@jpk0721 @panderson1988 I guess the real problem (and not just with NFL but sports in general) is why some fans are willing to watch bad games just because certain teams are playing instead of better closer matchups with other teams. It just sucks for us sports fans who want to watch good games regardless of who is playing.