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@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.

7 hours, 28 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/5-takeaways-from-fox-sports-1s-first-year-feedback.html

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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.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/aa-qa-jim-nantz.html

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I'd be outraged, but lets be realistic. When has there ever been a good Super Bowl halftime show? 

1 day, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-wants-super-bowl-halftime-performers-to-pay-them.html

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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 days, 7 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-evolution-of-the-nfl-on-fox-score-bug.html

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@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 days, 8 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/10-questions-for-year-two-of-fox-sports-1.html

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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). 

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-10-most-fun-moments-of-fox-sports-1.html

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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. 

1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/10-takeaways-from-the-2014-15-nba-tv-schedule.html

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@Phive On one condition. Jason Bateman must call all Dodgeball matches. 

1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bill-simmons-leaving-nba-countdown-for-new-grantland-basketball-show.html

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@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.

1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bill-simmons-leaving-nba-countdown-for-new-grantland-basketball-show.html

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@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.

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-1-lost-the-expectations-game.html

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@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. 

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/two-espn-personalities-are-potential-candidates-to-join-the-view.html

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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.

1 week, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/two-espn-personalities-are-potential-candidates-to-join-the-view.html

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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. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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None of them are as good as Jay & Dan. 

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-retains-nicole-briscoe.html

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@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.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/exclusive-nfl-on-fox-broadcast-teams-for-this-season.html

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The show was decent enough, but it was definitely on in the wrong time slot. 

3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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Where do you find these comscore rankings. I'd be interested in finding out the complete top 10.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-and-sporting-news-forge-online-partnership.html

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@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.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-we-know-about-sunday-night-football-in-2014.html

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@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. 

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-we-know-about-sunday-night-football-in-2014.html

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@Livineasy I know what ya mean. Pereira is good for rules clarifications during games but otherwise he's useless. 

4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-announces-revamped-college-football-studio-broadcast-teams.html

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@ShawnDiIorio @MattScheerer Your sarcasm is misguided. If Gus Johnson is going to be Fox's lead soccer announcer he needs practice broadcasting more games. Fox doesn't get MLS games until next year, so the only way Gus Johnson can broadcast more games is if he goes to Europe.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-announces-revamped-college-football-studio-broadcast-teams.html

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Definitely wish Fox would have responded to your inquiries. I still have a lot of questions surrounding Tim Brando's involvement.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-announces-revamped-college-football-studio-broadcast-teams.html

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@gunnerfrog How do these games factor into the regular 82 game season? Questions about the number of games each team plays and player fatigue would surely have to be answered as well. 

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/could-an-nba-tournament-be-a-television-success.html

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The fact is Olberman is still a very polarizing figure from the work he did on MSNBC/Current TV. Remember how much he flopped on Football Night in America.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/why-doesnt-espn-use-keith-olbermann-in-their-baseball-coverage.html

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@Buffalo_Brave Did you read the article? It said CBS will produce all 16 games despite only broadcasting the first 8. This means Nessler and Mayock will not be used in favor of Nantz and Simms. 

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-we-know-about-thursday-night-football-this-season.html

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@victorjacobo_ But then its too similar to FIBA which already exists. The point (as far as I know) is to be more like the FA Cup.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/could-an-nba-tournament-be-a-television-success.html

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The good thing about it only being a one year contract is that it will be just enough games to open the average fans eyes as to how bad TNF is and then we can try to get rid of it the following year. 

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-we-know-about-thursday-night-football-this-season.html

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@GameFederer "And the thought of all the sports programming playing the NFL on Fox theme makes me cringe."

That has to be the single most annoying thing about Fox Sports. 

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-only-real-chance-at-a-true-espn-competitor-this-decade-could-come-out-of-fox-acquiring-time-warner.html

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@Boxingnut4324 Yeah, they've definitely gotten really bad at that the past 5 years.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/for-some-reason-american-gladiators-is-getting-rebooted-again.html

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Consistent game times and better advertising would go a long way. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-mls-can-learn-from-local-world-cup-ratings.html

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The MLS doesn't have the money to sign quality players. It needs to grow its brand to get more money to sign better players.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-mls-can-learn-from-local-world-cup-ratings.html

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The only time a sideline reporter is needed is when there is a blackout or something major like that happening at the stadium. Otherwise they're completely nonessential to the broadcast.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-on-cbs-to-utilize-sideline-reporters-in-2014.html

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Meaningless preseason rankings are meaningless.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-tampa-bay-bucs-are-not-happy-with-fox-sports-live.html

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@Phive TNT yes, but I don't know about ESPN. I just as soon let NBC or Fox try its hand at it. Anything would be better than sitting through Kia NBA Shootaround. ESPN hasn't had a good pregame or halftime show since they originally acquired broadcast rights.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nba-looking-to-move-its-entry-draft-to-july.html

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@chrisbuda @juredy @gord94 @GA Russell Your statistic is irrelevant as they were only talking about the ratings for Canada.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-becomes-the-exclusive-us-home-for-cfl-games.html

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In terms of ratings what sports compare to the CFL?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-becomes-the-exclusive-us-home-for-cfl-games.html

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This is interesting! I'll be watching to see how this develops.  Hopefully the NFL comes around.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/120-sports-is-off-to-a-promising-start.html

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This makes more sense given that the SEC Network already had Brent Musburger and Joe Tessitore.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-snatches-tim-brando-away-from-sec-network.html

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1. Parker

2. Exum

3. Wiggins

4. Smart

5. Embiid

6. Vonleh

7. Randle

8. Payton

9. Stauskas

10. Gordon

11. Saric 

12. McDermott

13. Payne

14. LeVine

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thelotterymafia.com/

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@sir boxington There is a reason they renamed the SportsCenter app the LeBron app. 

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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ESPN really only has 3 good NBA analysts. Doug Collins, Hubie Brown, and Stan Van Gundy. I think they need to look for some new analysts. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/sage-steele-shakes-her-head-at-bill-simmons-pouting.html

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@mastere102 @CarlosDiazIII I agree Beadle would be a much better fit. She filled in for Steele a couple of weeks ago and everything went a lot better. Though I gotta say what's up with Jalen Rose? Sure he doesn't disrupt things like Simmons does, but unlike simmons his presence on set adds little to no value.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/sage-steele-shakes-her-head-at-bill-simmons-pouting.html

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Good for them! They're probably the best NFL broadcasting team since Brennaman/Billick and Nessler/Mayock are no longer calling games. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cbs-promotes-ian-eagle-and-dan-fouts-to-2-nfl-team.html

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On one hand they didn't pick a Pharrell song. On the other hand they might have picked the one song as overplayed (or more so) than Pharrell. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-using-aloe-blacc-the-man-to-promote-all-star-game.html

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I was hoping he would replace Jalen Rose on NBA Countdown, but I'll settle for him as a college basketball analyst. I hope they do in fact use him for College GameDay. A lineup of Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg, Shane Battier would be great. It would also allow Jay Bilas to call more games.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/shane-battier-joining-espn.html

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Cristela is basically a female version of George Lopez. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theapparty/

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@Paisanos That's not entirely fair considering SportsCenter does the exact same thing. Granted FSL definitely milked it longer, but it was still FSL.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-live-sets-another-viewership-record.html

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This could be a great career move if Fox gets an NBA package. 

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/adrian-wojnarowski-joining-fox-sports-1-may-not-be-the-gamechanger-it-seems.html

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