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@CUbsfanI think you're a little too excited about learning about people's flight itineraries, hoss.
1 year, 2 months ago on Your Week 1 College Football Announcing Schedule
NHL on the Fly on NHLN and Quick Pitch on MLBN used to be similar, but have devolved in the past two years. NFL used to have NFL Replay Real-Time, but they're completely off the rails on NFLN now. There's no reason a show of this caliber can't exist for every sport.
1 year, 3 months ago on Match of the Day is NBCSN's crown jewel
@Thom SteinBizzle Steinberg sorry you feel that way.
is not sports, nobody should care.
1 year, 4 months ago on Highlights from a historic Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest [VIDEO]
@DanielOrmsby@CUbsfanDo you mean this release, where it's said that McDonough is the main Wednesday announcer but the play by play guys will rotate? http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2013/03/new-espn-sunday-night-baseball-crew-to-call-two-mlb-season-opening-games-in-less-than-24-hours/
1 year, 6 months ago on Your MLB Announcing Schedule for 5/21 - 5/26
ESPN's tennis coverage does this a lot with Patrick McEnroe and either Brad Gilbert or Darren Cahill, then Pam Shriver playing traffic cop with either Chris Evert or Mary Joe Fernandez. There's something to be said for a play by play person with chops playing that sport. (Terry Gannon is a traditional pxp on ESPN's NBA coverage who played the sport in college, for example)
1 year, 7 months ago on TNT to experiment with analyst-only broadcast booth on Thursday | April | 2013
Yep, someone getting hit with a projectile sure would have been hilarious.
1 year, 7 months ago on Thom Brennaman drops cell phone, has to creatively retrieve it | April | 2013
Any time I see a Jose Canseco mention in my twitter timeline, an angel loses his wings. He's the worst.
1 year, 9 months ago on Jose Canseco and Bill Nye The Science Guy feud over gravity and dinosaurs | February | 2013
@DanielOrmsby My bad, just checked them again and yours are correct.
2 years ago on Your Week 11 College Football Schedule
You have the Fox games jumbled again. Gus Johnson's crew is doing Oregon State-Stanford, Bolerjack's is doing Kansas St-TCU. Also, Tim Brando is doing the early CBS game, not Spero Dedes.
Berman. I don't find Millen aggressively horrible, Craig James is off my TV, and voting for Skip Bayless acknowledges that he is an important thing.
2 years ago on Vote in AA's 2012 Mount Rushmore Election!!!!!!
I remember when College Football Final (and it's previous iterations) was must see TV at the end of a college football Saturday. Now it's turned into Lou Holtz and Mark May making the same tired yelling points about Notre Dame (and I say this as an Irish fan), while Rece Davis is in a robe for some reason, and 90 second highlights of like five games.
There was another horrible segment where Rece Davis jumped up on a table to wake Mark May/Lou Holtz up to mock Pat Fitzgerald's team nap. Followed by 30 seconds of actual Nebraska/Northwestern highlights.
I hadn't been watching the show this year and finally caught an episode of it on Sunday morning. I didn't realize it had gone this far downhill. What happened to making highlights the focal point of a show, with limited reasonable analysis to follow? Instead, everyone who's on ESPN (including the hosts) has to be turned into some kind of embellished cartoon personality. Every show has to have its own idiotic branded segments in lieu of actually showing what happened in sports. It sucks.
2 years, 1 month ago on Breaking down an awful sports debate
Tessitore's going to be doing the new package of Pac-12 games ESPN has (he has BYU-UW and Ark St-Ore in week 1), along with some SEC games (Georgia-Mizzou week 2). So no, not 5:00/5:30 starts.
2 years, 3 months ago on ESPN releases college football announcing assignments for 2012 season
@DanielOrmsby You could probably even argue that BTN has downgraded in talent, at least in football. PTN did a nice job here.
2 years, 4 months ago on Pac-12 Networks officially announce on-air talent lineup
So, I guess screw the people who actually liked catching CFB Live (which can be good at times, and actually contains you know, news) or a replay of a game at that time, huh? Instead we'll probably get more people yelling at me and twitter pandering. Awesome.
2 years, 4 months ago on ESPNU promises to "push the envelope" with late night show Unite... somebody save us
ESPN only cares about placating egos, not what the intelligent viewer cares about. This move only serves Chris Berman.
2 years, 5 months ago on Chris Berman to announce Monday Night Football game this fall? | June
I dislike the fact that anyone likes this stuff, even ironically.
2 years, 6 months ago on Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest to remain on ESPN until 2017 | May
Everything I want is available online or on a sport-specific channel. Why would I sit through 20 minutes of NBA highlights or 10 minutes of garbage on Tebow just because I like, say, SVP and Buccigross? Sportscenter is just in general a dying model to me.
I disagree on the Neil Everett/Stan Verrett pairing. It's terrible and one of my first realizations that hey, I don't need to make an effort to watch Sportscenter every night.
2 years, 6 months ago on ESPN Book author suggests revamping potentially stale Sportscenter | May
@Drunken Midgets People just look to be offended by anything. This is innocent, and actually pretty good. Nothing at all to see here.
2 years, 7 months ago on Dave Strader refers to Nashville as "Honkytown" with his series closing line | April
@versatile103 you mean like NBC Sports Network? Or CBS Sports Network? The idea is appreciated, but it takes years to gain rights/respect. I feel NBC is taking the right approach even if the ratings aren't there quite yet. ESPN's never on in my house unless I'm watching live sports on it. No interest in watching people yell about sports when I could be watching sports.
2 years, 7 months ago on Skip Bayless answers his critics as First Take spirals into a circus | April
@CUbsfan yikes dude
2 years, 8 months ago on Your Championship Week announcing schedule | March
Would be nice if they just called the damn game.
2 years, 8 months ago on Here's Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis and Rece Davis having a music debate during UK/GA | March