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I just wish Bob Valvano got more love. They're still sticking him with a shitty time slot.
5 days, 5 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/espn-audio-overhauls-weekend-lineup.html
Under 1969 you wrote Baltimore Jets instead of Baltimore Colts.
6 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/nfl-tv-changed-dramatically-over-the-last-50-years.html
Very tough sell and frankly just doesn't make sense...like at all. Combat sports are all accounted for. Fox won't let go of the UFC, Haymon just signed a big deal with NBC, and HBO/Showtime have deals with Mayweather and Pacquiao. Beyond that what are people really wanting to watch in the world of combat sports? Bellator?!?! Though doesn't viacom own that outright?
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/oscar-de-la-hoya-launch-cable-channel.html
@Kryten2X4B1 @stuie299 Yes, and I'm saying only a complete idiot wouldn't recognize the difference between an actual emergency and a trailer/commercial. In the trailer the tones were very choppy, plus the editing style was a dead give away. In the unfortunate event of a real emergency it would be the tones uninterrupted. No background noise, and consistent. Anyone with any amount of common sense should be able to figure out the difference between the two.
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
They shouldn't be fined. If you as a person can't tell the difference between a movie trailer and a real emergency you should have 24/7 supervision so that you don't do anything else stupid and potentially dangerous.
I'm a Bears fan so not every other team hates Bill Belichick. In fact, much like Gregg Popovich (I happen to be a Suns fan...don't ask) I respect the hell out of him.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/gary-tanguay-calls-gregg-doyel-first-rate-ass.html
In today's boxing landscape if you don't have Mayweather or Pacquiao you basically got nothing.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/nbc-brings-boxing-back-prime-time-hosted-al-michaels.html
The fact that this fight hasn't happened by now just goes to show you why no one cares about boxing. They just have so much bullshit that gets in the way of actual competition.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/mayweather-pacquiao-closer-ever.html
@TwoBuckToll No thank you! I don't want to hear homers call games. Its bad enough that NBA TV does it for their Tuesday Night fan game.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/yes-espn-experimenting-studio-announcers-college-basketball-games.html
No Hubie Brown or JVG sucks. Although Doug Collins is a good fill in.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/nba-announcing-schedule-112-117.html
@twuest Yeah lets stick to what's really important...complaining that it isn't an 8 team playoff.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/college-football-drop-ball-perfect-college-football-playoff.html
This is creepy. My favorite basketball team is paying tribute to a guy named Stuart (and he uses the correct spelling of the name). That just hits too close to home.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/tributes-stuart-scott-pouring-across-sports-world.html
@davidperson035 @bkoo The Sixers???? o_0As someone who lives in Central PA I can say that the Sixers have a horrible fan base and should not be included with the other 3 teams. People generally watch football, baseball, or hockey. They couldn't care less about Basketball be it the Sixers, Wizards, Knicks, Nets or any CBB teams. Even from 08-12 when the Sixers made the playoffs 4 out of 5 seasons they didn't give 2 shits. Even the AHL Hershey Bears get more love than the Sixers.That's not to say Pennsylvanians are bad sports fans. They go absolutely crazy for the Steelers/Eagles, Penguins/Flyers,Phillies, or Penn State football.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/10-bold-sports-media-predictions-2015.html
@BeBreezyMan @simondelmonte I agree that Silver is still highly valuable to ABC/ESPN but they have to show some commitment first. He needs a better delivery platform within ABC's news division and to be incorporated more into ESPN.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/10-bold-sports-media-predictions-2015.html
@Andy_Salcedo @stuie299 @GoalieLax @simondelmonte I don't think 538 will leave. I think it was a good idea that just never caught on. If Silver leaves I think they just shut down the site. 538 really should have done more Sports Science type stuff except with a Statistical bent or should have been incorporated more into Numbers Never Lie (instead of changing the name to His & Hers).
Alternatively I think Those kind of statistics would be great for a show like The Starters on NBATV and CNN who loves their graphics could definitely make use of Silver.
Less Jim Rome is always a good thing.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jim-romes-cbs-sports-network-show-end-march.html
@GoalieLax @simondelmonte Yeah the ESPN move made little sense to me. I thought this might be a sign of ABC expanding their news division but that never happened. I would expect him to go somewhere like NBC or Turner who have both a sport and cable news presence instead of just staying invisible.
@NahyapKaslin Totally agree. College Football is one thing, but other than that they need new music.
1 month, 2 weeks 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.
1 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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.
1 month, 3 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.
2 months, 2 weeks 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.
2 months, 2 weeks 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.
2 months, 3 weeks 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.
2 months, 3 weeks 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.
3 months 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.
3 months, 1 week 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.
3 months, 1 week 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.
3 months, 1 week 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.
3 months, 1 week 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.
3 months, 2 weeks 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.
3 months, 2 weeks 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.
3 months, 3 weeks 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.
3 months, 3 weeks 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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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.
4 months 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?
4 months 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
4 months, 1 week 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.
4 months, 1 week 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.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/thursday-night-football-falcons-bucs.html
I hope FS1 replaces him with something worth watching.
4 months, 2 weeks 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.
4 months, 2 weeks 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.
4 months, 2 weeks 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.
5 months, 1 week 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.
5 months, 1 week 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.
5 months, 1 week 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?
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-wants-super-bowl-halftime-performers-to-pay-them.html