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Whether to "sign a journeyman quarterback such as Jason Campbell or Brian Hoyer, but is that option more appealing then trying to develop Manuel...?" or not, a defensive head coach leading a team that shows a big inability to score TDs is unlikely to bring the Bills to a higher level than they already have, but that's better then nothing.
8 hours, 57 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2015-articles/can-rex-ryan-make-the-buffalo-bills-matter.html
@longsufferingbrownsfan I shoulda done the same after the 4th consecutive SB loss by the Bills.
9 hours, 6 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/
If Ed Hochuli (We can't see the goal line) is not the referee I'm not watching.
3 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/espn-will-try-everything-possible-make-pro-bowl-watchable.html
I managed to go through the whole season without watching SNF or MNF, (even with my favorite teams playing) and I'm glad I did. Then I watched the Steelers- Ravens play off game and Collinsworth came up with his Goodell's integrity comment.
3 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/grading-espnnbc-nfl-announce-teams.html
FOX underappreciates the talent they have around. Demoting Kenny Albert was a clear sign of that. His team improved this season, I found Goose's comments at the beginning of the games to be right on the spot most of the times and he also refrained from making inane comments just for the heck of it during the games. Moose only needs to loosen up a little bit and add a little fun to his comments, Kenny certainly has a knack for that. Kenny as always calling a great game, in a concise, emotive way, always on top of every play, for instance, he wasn't fooled by the Rams trick plays against Seattle.
Buck and Aikman are good at keeping a fan interested in a game, but I doubt fans make any clear sense of what they say. They are the number one team because of their names.
That's just about as much as FOX has to offer in terms of booth talent. We also saw Brian Anderson (FOX Sports Wisconsin) work for TBS and CBS this last season, while FOX keeps giving us the Myers, Brennamans of the world.
And that guy Justin Kutcher, he's a sickening Chip Caray sound-alike.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/grading-nfl-fox-announce-teams.html
CBS teams are the best, except for their "number 1" team. I watched only two games called by them, one TNF game and the game between the Pats and the Packers. Nantz doesn't put anything into calling a game. They built up such hype for the NE-GB match and when it started Nantz induced a few yawns from me. Simms doesn't add anything to the broadcast that a regular fan doesn't already now.
Their best team is that of Harlan/Gannon. They are a lot of fun to listen to, they get along very well and love calling the games, it shows on their broadcasts and it makes for a great watching experience.
The Bird and the Beard didn't improve much from previous seasons. Eagle has a very nice voice and style, and Fouts doesn't need to wait for the replays to tell us what happened on a play, which shows he's really good at his job. The addition of Jenny Dell made for a more pleasant broadcast. They certainly deserved a play off game, but NBC took two games this year.
The teams of Dedes/Wilcotts and Catalon and the Steves are very good and deserve a greater window. Wilcotts did not work very well when he was paired with Harlan, but now it seems he found his perfect fit with Dedes. Catalon calls a great game and the Steves don't step on each other's lines. I think Tasker deserves to be featured on his own regular team maybe with Brian Anderson.
Speaking of which, it seems that the CBS broadcast teams were not deep and good enough so they brought Brian Anderson for a couple of games late in the season! Shows how much FOX underappreciates the talent they have around (for they demoted Kenny Albert also).
All in all CBS blows away the competition.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/grading-nfl-cbs-announcing-teams.html
The "anonymous person" that evaluates broadcasts is obviously not doing a great job evaluating the rest of the broadcasting teams.
And Aikman dropped another gem in that interview:
"When it [the Dez Bryant play] happened I did not think for a minute it was not a catch."
I don't disagree with that.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/troy-aikman-depressed-broadcasting-career.html
Pretty soon you'll be receiving warnings to "Respect the A"
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner
@Serenity Now You're absolutely right. FOX has no clue as to what real talent is.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/nfl-playoffs-divisional-round-announcing-schedule.html
@Sa9273 Best in the business.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/nhl-announcing-schedule-16-111.html
Who wrote this, Mike Pereira?
I can picture him leaning back comfortably on his couch giving this anti-conspiracy explanation to justify the referee's actions, just like he did after the Bills-Broncos game.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2014-articles/theres-no-conspiracy-to-help-the-dallas-cowboys.html
It's such a let down come play off time not to have Eagle or Harlan or Albert anymore. I don't bother watching the entire games, just download the condensed versions.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/nfl-playoffs-divisional-round-announcing-schedule.html
Considering the "power" and "influence" of the National Football League it's strange that they don't already have all of the post season on pay tv.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/arrival-nfl-playoffs-final-frontier-espn-cable-sports.html
I think Ian Eagle was the one broadcaster I noted that put a conscious effort not to mention "Redskins."
Why should the team worry that specifically Burkhardt and Lynch don't call the team by their nickname?
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/broadcasters-said-redskins-27-less-2014.html
@Phive Simms and Nantz will be calling it "with respect."
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-17-nfl-announcing-schedule.html
@CUbsfan Thanks much
What Joe Buck said.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/browns-bengals-brings-record-local-rating-fox.html
Tom Terrific used to pitch for the Mets. He's not a cursing NFL QB.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/tom-bradys-potty-mouth-draws-complaints-fcc.html
It's been a heck of a lotta fun listening to Harlan/Gannon this season. They are amazing, get along very well and have a great time calling the game which makes for a very pleasant viewing experience. They are Number One in my book.
As if the CBS broadcast teams weren't good and deep enough, they add Brian Anderson now. CBS definitely blows away the competition.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-16-nfl-announcing-schedule.html
I beg to disagree ... had Aikman remained silent Buck's "rip" would have been terrible.
"brutally rips" is just a click bait here.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
The endless supply of idiots goes on and on.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/talk-radio-host-jokes-phillies-fan-cancer-featured-ellen.html
Half-a-loaf "number two" team.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-will-showcase-johnny-manziels-first-start-nation-sunday.html
I'm going to miss my first Bills game this season because FOX is sending that sickening Chip Caray-sound alike to call the game. Ugh.
On the other hand, CBS should have Brian Anderson call the Jags game again.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-15-nfl-announcing-schedule.html
Funny, aren't hockey players the ones supposed to talk like that?
I suspect Foster wants to play for the Jaguars so he can go to London every year.
HIs number one fan is happy anyway.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/arian-foster-apparently-british.html
Sources tell me that the next big deal is not going to be reported by a teenager.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/dear-teenage-mlb-reporters-please-stop.html
Hope he just becomes the next Tebow, zero success on the playing field mwhahahahaha
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/the-locker/think-espn-just-little-excited-potential-debut-johnny-manziel.html
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-13-nfl-announcing-schedule.html
I can get this to play on my Universe B4.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/chevy-guy-stole-show-world-series-trophy-presentation.html
Dumb and dumber, as it's always the case.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/the-locker/redskins-pr-guy-explains-angrily-broke-colt-mccoy-interview.html
Why the heck does that individual even have a job?
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/the-locker/means-john-sutcliffe.html
Mattingly should not get fired. Yes he made a blunder in the game the Dodgers were eliminated, but it's not his fault his ace choked (twice), or that the bullpen didn't perform
or that the offense was so anemic. This big contract, big ego team
needs to come down to Earth and just perform like their bay neighbors.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner
I didn't get to see this report on FOX since I get the MLB International feed. I don't recall what inning it was when Gary Thorne broke the news, but as he was reading the note he clearly became more and more unbelieving of what he was reading. Rick Sutcliffe was very sad too, and they could hardly say anything, it was very difficult for them.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/ken-rosenthal-explains-fox-reported-oscar-taveras-death-world-series.html
@nuclear1 You Sir, has won the internetz.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/32flags/
"Buck was solid"
He used to be liquid, but most of the time he was a gas.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/harold-reynolds-tim-mccarver-fox-world-series.html
@mremis Agreed about the bottom ticker, it's to wide and distracting, they also have that on the NFL broadcasts.
On the other and, it seems that no matter how many cameras they have in the arena, they use the one in the center about 90% of the time.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/new-technology-graphics-statistics-brought-nhl-telecasts.html
@tgakk001 The same reason why you care to post your comment instead of going out to do what you said you'd rather do, which I'm sure you won't do even if paid.
On the other hand, isn't it great that we foreign characters get the MLB International feed and don't have to go through HR and Co?
@CUbsfan The NFL memo arrived late. Top teams are told not to blow out weaker teams too early in the game so the networks can keep whatever audience they get for that game. Sources unconfirmed.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-7-nfl-announcing-schedule.html
TBS's Johnson sounds like a Marv Albert wannabe. He pronounces the Latin American players names terribly. His partners are repetetive an unprepared. They could not go away soon enough.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/tbs-caught-unlucky-break-despite-decent-mlb-postseason.html
Calling Puig a "superstar" and saying that Mattingly "foolishly" benched him sounds like cheerleading.
Puig is way too focused on himself, on being the hero, and on showing off his great arm. He hardly thinks in team terms. I don't know whether Gonzalez's and Uribe's advice go in one ear and out the other. If there's a good oportunity to strenghten the bullepn by trading him, I'd say go ahead.
The "face" of the Dodgers? That's a certain left hander who got beat twice in the division series.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner
Number two still hurts like heck.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/
I've been disapointed that my favorite broadcast teams have been assigned somewhat lackuster games so far in this season.
Where is that stellar guy from NY that FOX so generously promoted to their 2nd team this season?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/week-6-nfl-announcing-schedule.html
@myswagr Did you know that on the internetz you can claim to be or do anything you want?
I'm a foreign character for crying out loud!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/underwhelming-tbs-broadcast-sucks-excitement-classic-game.html
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/heres-can-legally-stream-mlb-postseason.html
I can't get over the fact that jeter is just 40 and he's bald.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/derek-jeter-launching-new-website-professional-athletes.html
I think the NFL referees are not the least bit thrilled to have a 49ers game assigned. They have to put up with Harbaugh's antics whenever a call displeases him, and I guess they'd rather baby sit a spoiled grandson instead. Sources unconfirmed.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jim-harbaugh-says-deion-sanders-full-crap.html
Can't say anything else about Johnson. Among all the analysts they carry they can't make up a good one. Ripken and Darling are a joke, what with their obsession with "shutdown innings" and their "The Pitch is Right" competition, still alive and well one year later.
Brian Anderson should be their top announcer, he's one of the few that really show up to call a game instead of just mumbling unintelligibly during 9 innings.
It's just ridiculous when they are talking about the Giants, the Cowboys, the Eagles and then they say "Washington."
Everyone has always referred to NFL teams by their nicknames.
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-broadcasters-werent-kidding-using-redskins-name-less-often.html