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@simondelmonte way i see it, if you are addicted to legalized gambling, you lose your assets or end up in jail or court ordered rehab. Illegal gambling, you and members of your family could end up at the bottom of the river. Once big buisness get involved in the gambling industry, you'll see laws passed to crack down harder on the illegal activity as well, why? because illegal gambling cuts into the fat cat's pockets.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/adam-silver-writes-op-ed-calling-legalization-sports-betting.html
I think Silver realizes this is coming, and you might as well support the bandwagon.
@MichaelGiambattista @zduckfan The Raiders are likely not going to be in Oakland next year anyway. So a fresh start in a new city with a new QB is a good idea.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/uncategorized/quarterbacks-of-the-future-how-8-needy-teams-will-address-the-position-after-the-season.html
The only way the World Cup will be moved is if countries boycott. And I just don't see them doing that.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/32flags/
Because tosh.o owns the rights to this idea? They probably stole the idea from somewhere else. Next time, try claiming you invented sliced bread.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/the-locker/espn-says-didnt-steal-tosh-0.html
by whatever, he must mean people more successful and relevant than him.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
It's more about markets than record.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-flexes-week-11-change-sunday-night-football.html
its a tremendous service, i'm very happy with it. but it's a case of whether or not viewers are willing to part with that income. i think it's going to take a few years before it becomes profitable, but i agree with wwe's decision to take a chance here, the problem is people demand results right off the bat, and to be honest, it's not realistic.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/wwe-network-posts-pitiful-third-quarter-numbers.html
@YosefMordechaiColeman gotta make some kind of money off their direct kick package.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/2014-mls-cup-playoffs-tv-schedule.html
@robbyburns2931 im sure she likes getting paid what they are paying her
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rachel-nichols-cnn-show-cancelled.html
@Sndvl1999 @awfulannouncing Stockton has tenure though, so he's always going to get a pass...
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/tim-brando-will-replace-mike-goldberg-nfl-fox-sunday.html
@BroncosItaly @iveyjanette_207 im sure Bolerjack would have been an available option, but it could have depended on what college game he's calling this weekend and where it's taking place.
@Jason_Shetler @Gersh_Essential its not easy to suddenly have the ability to capture the intensity of a sport. It can take time and effort to get there. The NFL is a powerful animal to capture. Very different from Ultimate Fighting.
@DaleMoog you are making a big mistake there, a number of divisional games, where divisional games no matter what the record, have that rivalry and that extra energy.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-hit-back-espn-next-years-monday-night-football-schedule.html
To be honest, it does not really matter who they put out there, it will still draw higher ratings than anything else on TV.
@iveyjanette_207 @BroncosItaly If anything, the 49ers and Chiefs have not been as consistent with up
and down play, i think it's more likely we see a blowout one way or
another in the KC-SF game than the NYJ-SD game..The jets had chances to win the games they lost in the 4th quarter, and with them knowing the season may be at stake, i expect the jets will be at least competitive, even though they probably will still lose the game.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-5-nfl-announcing-schedule.html
@Sa9273 i had read it as that way on another site, i thought that maybe they made a switch.
@tommyha5 The New York and Los Angeles Markets are getting this game, the number of and level or markets play a bigger part on what announce teams are chosen, as opposed the quality of the contest. So stop pretending to act like you know anything.
i think that now makes it 5 Bills games airing on Fox this season, as both their NFC Road Games are on it as well.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/first-flex-2014-nfl-season-moves-new-england-buffalo-fox.html
@mpwalshe @stevelepore the value of your 140 was 0.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cbs-sports-networks-need-talk-wont-judge-success-ratings.html
i watched a good part of this show and while it has great ideas, it has plenty of issues right out of the starting gate.
You know the saying "Too many cooks spoil the broth"? There was way too many people on this show, which means there's no way for anyone's personality to come across to the viewer. No one is going to be able to connect with the audience when the show's cast is almost as big as the audience viewing it
My thought is they should just pick 5 or 6 people to have on each week, even if they are different each week. With 10-15 people, everyone came off as super generic.
@PG for prez have you been living under a rock? this is how they have been doing the mlb playoffs for more than a decade.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-postseason-announcing-schedule-part.html
I don't see the point in having Rousey beat up Barbie dolls in 2 minutes. That's all a fight with Carano would be. ANd I sure as hell don't feel sorry for UFC from a marketing standpoint, where Dana White has found marketed success from basically legal glorified organized dogfighting.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/gina-carano-ronda-rousey-fight-off.html
@JohnDanknich i wouldn't necessarily say so because most Premier League Matches air during AM Hours. But the job they do with it is so good that I do hope it stays there.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
you have to cater to what your demographic is, and the fact is, the youth of America does not watch as much tv.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn2-come-full-circle.html
@iveyjanette_207 @BroncosItaly Havent the Broncos the last 10 games they played where Nantz & Simms called the game?
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-3-nfl-announcing-schedule.html
@gannonknight @awfulannouncing i cant blame him for focusing on other sports because that is where the real money is.
2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/gus-johnson-foxs-lead-soccer-announcer.html
@BroncosItaly @iveyjanette_207 cowboys will always equal ratings, even when they are a dumpster fire.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-2-nfl-announcing-schedule-2.html
@jcapace869007 you cant live in the past forever, eventually new people have to step in, there were plenty of average announcers back in the 80s, we just do not remember their names or the games they called because we didnt care about them back then.
@Rajshakur i really cannot blame Fox for cable companies not carrying the channel. Although the price is a bit high, probably due to lack of subscribers. Hopefully it drops some in a few years.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-developing-a-red-zone-type-channel-for-uefa-champions-league.html
$14.99 a month is a bit much, also if you have a normal 9-5 job it's not going to benefit you. It'd be cool if NBCSN did something similar with it's premier league coverage though.
@skaus yeah but he's in his 70s, i have to think the travel had to play part in that decision.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-1-nfl-announcing-schedule-2.html
@eslrush 1 it's not just the 2 teams quality that decided what announce teams go where, but the number of markets it reaches plays part, so that has to be one of the factors.
2 nfl decided that certain games will get swap networks over the course of the season, not sure why this one specifically was switched but there has to be a logical reason that we do not know about, also that team is getting stale, they need to be broken up.
3 baseball ratings are terrible now, it's not exciting to fans anymore, so i cant blame espn for dropping some focus on it.
Fantasy Football Now drew 111,000 viewers at 10 AM because hardly anyone knew it was on at that time, due to espn's lack of promoting it, i didn't know it was on until 959am that day.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fs1-beats-espn-with-debut-of-new-fantasy-football-show.html
@floyd_pink its really easy to place blame on Goodell, but if he goes, who takes his place that can change things? the commissioner is just a puppet when you compare the problems that exist everywhere else, from greedy players, greedy executives, and most importantly, greedy owners, if you want real change, you have to make changes everywhere, not just at the top. And Goodell is not really the top, because he just panders to owners.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/will-controversy-and-over-saturation-lead-the-nfl-to-reach-its-cultural-apex.html
the negative headlines, other than the Redskins thing, are a result of people making bad decisions in life. a handful out of about 2000 players, and thousands of former players will consist of a few people who make bad choices, ad those kinds of people will exist in any organization. i really can't place a significant amount of blame the nfl for Rice beating his g/f, Sharper raping women, Hernandez killing people, and Incognito being a huge douche.
@DavidNascarguyHeller i'm not sorry for those who not happy and respond with profanities, as shown in those tweets. You deserve to get treated the way you treat others. For those who act professionally, you deserve better.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/dish-refusing-to-show-fs1-college-football-games.html
another case of the trolls winning, they must be proud.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/manchester-united-fan-quits-job-for-twitter-quits-twitter-in-five-days.html
Saying someone's first pitch was better than 50 cent's is like saying your team's defense was better than The Dallas Cowboy's was last year. Not a compliment.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/at-least-katie-nolans-first-pitch-is-better-than-50-cent.html
the new one is awful. the 2012 was good. go back to that.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-evolution-of-the-nfl-on-fox-score-bug.html
maybe if people went to or watched their games...instead of trading away your leading scorer and then firing your coach after a conference finals appearance. who would want to get behind a team like that?
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/10-takeaways-from-the-2014-15-nba-tv-schedule.html
@stuie299 breaking news, big markets have alot of people in them, so of course from a business standpoint that's going to be the case, and even when the lakers are bad they get big publicity as a dumpster fire, same can be said for the Redskins awful run in 2013. it's not about how good you are, it's how popular you are.
i always liked mark lee's voice, hopefully he's doing hockey games somewhere next season.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cbc-axes-veteran-sportscasters-steve-armitage-and-mark-lee.html
@Pat_Pending Charissa is a diva, not a fan of her IMO. Besides I do not expect her to stay at FS1 when shows like Extra are knocking on her door.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-1-lost-the-expectations-game.html
his radio show sounds about as good as your comment about it.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-suspends-max-kellerman-for-comments-on-domestic-violence.html
@hotincleveland nice ignorant comment there, calling all men at espn sexist. I'm sure you have insider information proving that as fact too.
@brandonfranze @Beaube Nett because teams do not want to risk losing the valuable 1 point they get from getting to OT, especially when you see how every point can matter in today's NHL. The best thing to do would give teams who win in regulation 3 points, like they do in the Olympics, and you will see teams taking a few more chances later in the game.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/puckdrunklove/2014-articles/7-rules-the-nhl-needs-to-change.html
i cant expect this blackout rule to last much longer, maybe they can hold onto it for a few more years, but i expect it to be gone at some point.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-nfl-is-lobbying-the-fcc-to-keep-their-blackout-rule-intact.html
@TheAndyRichter because they aren't making enough money from the viewer. they still seem to think they are almighty and powerful, but it's only a matter of time before their empire ark blows a big hole.
@JimWilliamsOnTheAir i think it might be an error because another press release i read had them as the 3rd team.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/exclusive-nfl-on-fox-broadcast-teams-for-this-season.html