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@MattScheerer because you can only work one sport right? Announcers can't do more than one sport.

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

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not a fan of this idea, but if Oliver's future is in doubt, then it's understandable.

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/erin-andrews-will-replace-pam-oliver-on-foxs-1-nfl-team.html

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fs2 is not in hd on verizon either, it's not that awful, but still hope they eventually have that channel in hd.

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/foxs-international-champions-cup-coverage-brings-more-exhibition-soccer-to-summer.html

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i still feel that this is the model for the long term, anyone that did not expect bumps in the early going, is delusional.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/is-wwe-network-already-struggling.html

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R.I.P. Leadoff. But Both Allie LaForce and Doug Gottlieb seemed destined for better things than a TV show that airs at midnight.

3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cbs-sports-network-cancels-lead-off-syndicates-doug-gottlieb-show.html

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unless your mock draft got it 100 percent right, you get an F. That's how it should work.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://analyticsgame.com/

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anything is better than those awful no filter segments

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/katie-nolan-got-kissed-by-a-drunk-fan-on-americas-pregame.html

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i didn't even know what Aereo was until this article. Did i miss something?

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-supreme-court-shoots-down-aereo.html

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has all of espn's announcers physically been to every game? i know sometimes in the past they hadn't doen tht and only had the top ones at them.

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

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I really enjoyed the duo when watching Sharks broadcasts. Sad to hear that news, I wish him the best. This could open the door for Jamie Baker to move up from radio broadcasts. He has done a few TV broadcasts over the past few seasons and has done fine, but it won't be the same without Drew alongside Randy.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/san-jose-sharks-opt-not-to-renew-drew-remendas-contract.html

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@awful the nfl, mlb and nba are in a spot where massive money is changing hands with their tv contracts and only network tv can compete for it. Hockey is where it's hardcore fans will watch no matter what the channel. if a cable mogul showed up with billions and won Superbowl rights, the Superbowl would be on cable. people need to stop realizing that cable is not inferior to network tv, because cable is actually catching up with network tv.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/part-of-the-stanley-cup-final-is-going-to-stay-on-cable-and-thats-fine.html

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i really do not think this is a major issue. i'm pretty certain most people have cable or access to nbc sports programming on their website or phone/tablet app. seriously, who still has the rabbit ears tv that only has the network channels? it's not the 1990s it's 2014. 

nbcuniversal wants nbcsn to have ratings success so its understandable that it keeps 2 games on nbcsn.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/part-of-the-stanley-cup-final-is-going-to-stay-on-cable-and-thats-fine.html

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until nations actually grow a pair and take a stand by boycotting, nothing is going to change. the nba players and sponsors took a stand against sterling and look how fast things moved there.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@MarkReynoldsBFF laugh now, but if he gets close he will come off as a genius. if he's way off, we probably dont even remember this article.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/ratings-predictions-for-the-2014-stanley-cup-final.html

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It's now been 10 years since NHL last was on ESPN, i think it was game 4 of the 2004 finals. if memory serves me right (or 2)

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/video-20-years-of-steve-levy-and-barry-melrose-as-espns-nhl-department.html

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expanding to 34 and eventually 36 will happen at some point in the next decade, people will complain about the product being watered down, but many are also saying this years draft was one of the deepest ever in talent, and drafts are only going to get deeper in talent, so that claim is so cliche now. The salary cap already forces teams to carry a lot of unproven talent on their rosters anyway. It's just more places for veterans that are stuck in limbo to play.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2014-articles/nfl-expansion-could-be-on-the-way.html

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@JamJamJam yeah, but it's like any top announcer in their sport, they are there so long that they become a part of the game at some point. You associate the game with them.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/doc-emrick-will-miss-game-1-of-the-stanley-cup-final.html

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@RossMillsap get as many people to have that opinion as opposed to the opposite and maybe it will be relevant.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/relax-canada-bob-cole-reportedly-close-to-deal-with-sportsnet.html

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No offense to Katie, I do not hate her, but is this supposed to be funny? Maybe if she hadn't made a career of not being funny with the no filter segments, and attacking people in a failed attempt to be funny and failing at it, maybe she would still have a tv show.


I'm not trying to bring her down, i'd be happy for her if she succeeded, but it is clear to me why she is not finding success, she's trying to do things she is just not good at, and If she were a man, she would be almost completely irrelevant right now. Just how society is.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/katie-nolan-responds-to-rick-reilly-with-her-own-letter-to-derek-jeters-kids.html

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Look at that shit eating grin on Duthie, he took that shit sandwich and ate it here. lol. RIP Hockey on TSN.

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

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Seriously, Katie Nolan is just not funny, half her jokes are awful puns, the other half are jokes about Rob Ryan being fat. I don't hate her personally, but no one would care who she was if she didn't have lady parts. Want proof? Transcribe her words form her No Filter Segments into text then have people read it without knowing who they are from, not knowing her gender, then see what reactions they get.

People like pretty women, i understand that's how it works. But there's hundreds of thousands of them, and if want funny, you can find funnier.

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

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and rightfully so as more people care about soccer than him.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mike-francesa-airing-his-frustrations-with-fox-sports.html

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While WWE didn't double the value of their contract with NBC Universal, they did negotiate an increase over their old deal, which is good considering wrestling is still in a down period. The stock dropped because they didn't get the jackpot price they were promising, which was kind of unrealistic, but those claims probably got more than they would have gotten if they had not made those claims otherwise.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/wwe-needs-patience-in-the-wake-of-a-rough-business-week.html

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@Gossamer cable is going to become an endangered species at some point.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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the only way i see it happening is if countries boycott the event, and after watching this piece, i don't know how i or anyone else can support such an event in Qatar the way lives are being abused by building it.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/sepp-blatter-admitting-qatar-world-cup-mistake-gives-more-ammo-to-dissenters.html

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@ForeignCharacter Albert could be seen as a potential successor to Doc Emrick at some point, even though I don't see Emrick retiring any time soon (even though he's 67), it's good idea to groom a successor like CBC did when they first brought in Jim Hughson in 2005 and eventually he became the lead announcer.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbc-tinkers-with-conference-final-broadcast-crews.html

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Monday, May 26, TSN's final hockey broadcast..

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-nhl-conference-finals-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@bwholley103 honestly I've enjoyed Albert's work better this postseason, so I'm fine with it.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-nhl-conference-finals-announcing-schedule-2.html

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countries seriously need to consider boycotting the 2022 world cup, as that would get the ball rolling on moving it.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jeremy-schaap-opens-up-about-his-e60-investigation-into-qatar.html

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of course it was fake, the graphic of the Preakness was up.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/video-neil-everett-attacked-by-violent-coughing-fit-live-on-sportscenter.html

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On a somewhat related note?

Why do we call the moon, "the Moon" when we give the moons of other planets names?

It does have the name Luna. But no one calls it that. We call it "The Moon". It's like if someone calls their dog "The Dog" all the time, or their son "The Son" or if we called The Sun "The Star"

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rex-hudler-thinks-the-moon-is-a-planet.html

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why is this such a big deal? Subban was excited over the win and was having fun.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/video-pk-subban-kisses-pierre-mcguire-on-the-cheek.html

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even if it was a typo, he still was pretty good and should have went higher.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/screengrab-snafu-michael-sams-drop-in-the-draft-makes-even-less-sense-now.html

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has Saturday night live made fun of this yet?

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/al-sharpton-vs-the-teleprompter-the-eternal-struggle.html

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Mike needs to realize being on fs1 is just cheap mid day programming to fill time on the schedule. in all honesty they are better off re airing sporting events and shows from the previous day during the 1-5 time slot

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mike-francesa-doesnt-like-getting-pre-empted-by-much-more-popular-things.html

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@eslrush people need to get over having one announce team per series. money and availability decide who they put out for each game. i do not care who calls the games as long as they do a passable job and don't over shadow the games.


plus they want their top teams calling the nbc saturday and sunday afternoon games.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-announcing-schedule-for-the-stanley-cup-playoffs-part-3.html

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lets face it, most people wrote off the wizards. if you call them idiots then you are calling about the 80+ percent of average fans who probably wrote them off as well.

so if you were on the wizards bandwagon from day one, good for you, if you insult ESPN for getting a sports prediction wrong, you should do yourself a favor and jump of the ignorance bandwagon.

The Wizards have the right to brag, you don't.


2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-wizards-have-a-message-for-espns-nba-experts.html

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" When there’s a national feed available, why is NBCSN giving us regional coverage?"

It is cheaper than using CBC's feed. The deal between CBC and NBCSports is likely a fee per game broadcast.

 

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

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This was inevitable. I admit this was a better show when Regis was not there. The cast played off each other well, hopefully they all find future success.


NASCAR Race Hub benefits somewhat, no more getting bumped to noon due to soccer, although this would have been the last week until august that would have occurred. But NBCSN has a NASCAR show competing against it now.

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

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i think it's best the way it is now. round 1 on first day, rounds 2-3 on day 2, rounds 4-7 day 3. i never watch the 3rd day, but considering the amount of work that gms and organizations put in for the draft, i can see why stretching it out 3 days makes it easier for teams.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/how-mind-numbing-would-a-four-day-nfl-draft-be.html

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until people stop watching, they will continue to get the prime time games, regardless of quality of the games.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfc-east-once-again-dominates-the-nfls-primetime-schedule.html

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Watching The Penguins play hockey right now is like watching The Cowboys play football.

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

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@panderson1988 NFC East Division Games draw big ratings, the Giants-Redskins both had losing records, yet NBC did not flex out the game last December. And what division has received NBC Finale treatment the last 3 years. I think people would pay money to see The Cowboys lose 16 games.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/breaking-down-the-prime-time-nfl-packages-for-2014.html

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@RobHoffmann perhaps live, nhl network will likely use cbc broadcasts  for their replays of games.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-stanley-cup-playoffs-announcing-schedule-part-2.html

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@danangme69 cable will never let you do that, they would make less money than they do now. They know they will die out eventually no matter what, so they are going to hoard as much as they can until that eternal winter comes.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nobodys-naming-their-kid-fox-sports-one-espn-execs-dismiss-competitors.html

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The reason it’s going to take a generation or more for a network to match ESPN’s reach, rights, and recognition, is because they have been around for a generation plus.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nobodys-naming-their-kid-fox-sports-one-espn-execs-dismiss-competitors.html

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