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I always thought MLB chose TBS because TBS was willing to clear its October schedule to show nothing but postseason games, in contrast to ESPN and ESPN2 where it would have to shoehorn everything around college football and NFL football. That schedule flexibility would be very appealing to any league (see NHL and NBCSN). But after 6 years I don't think this TBS experience has worked out too well...
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The MLB and TBS are just a bad match
How is Elvis Presley song titles the "most Canadian way possible"? I would think that would be Rush or Gordon Lightfoot or <insert famous Canadian band here> song titles.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Presenting the Elvis Presley sportscast
If Bell decided to drop CBS Sports Network for Fox Sports 1, I would have no objection.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole leaving TSN for Fox Sports One | May | 2013
As of 1:50, ESPN.com's "Top Stories":
NFL Draft 2013
NHL Playoffs Set
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Bob Ley has some wise words for his employer | April | 2013
He also messed up a shot-clock violation earlier in the game; he either thought it was a foul or the end of a quarter I can't remember. But it was clear the shot clock had run out.
"you wonder how many more years TNT is going to stick with him calling playoff basketball." I thought the same thing too.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Dick Stockton completely misses a dunk | April | 2013
And as a thank you to ESPN for resigning him, he drops this turd of an article: http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/9100202/lakers-streak-better-heats
Well played everyone.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on ESPN officially re-signs Rick Reilly | March | 2013
I thought it was a mistake when it was announced that the 2013 WBC would be exclusively broadcast on the MLB Network. Not having ESPN (or another widely available cable outlet in the US) broadcasting part of the tournament hurts the development of this tournament. Perhaps the powers that be will have a change of heart and have ESPN back in the fold, or NBC Sports Net or the soon to be started Fox Sports 1 broadcast part of the '17 tourney along with the MLB Network.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The World Baseball Classic could fall further from our consciousness | March | 2013
Okay, two things:
1) Pool B actually kicks off first on Friday evening.
2) "the wonderful Gary Thorne and Jose Mota". Jose Mota is wonderful, whereas Gary Thorne is awful.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on MLB Network announces World Baseball Classic coverage and broadcasters | February | 2013
So the World Baseball Classic doesn't do it for you then?
11 months, 1 week ago on 10 Reasons to Get Excited About 2013
"When Miami humiliated Nebraska in the early 2000's it wasn't seen as a watershed ACC moment or an embarrassment for the Big XII."
Wasn't Miami still in the Big East when that happened?
1 year ago on Bret Bielema leaves Wisconsin for Arkansas and the conference superiority debate arises again
"Contrasting MLB to the NBA might be a better proposition for next season"
Here's something to consider: the NBA (and the NHL) both have their championship series in late May-early June... when all the networks have wrapped up their seasons, and a few cable outlets are still showing new programming. MLB has their championship series in October... when every single network and cable outlet are showing new episodes of their hit shows... along with the NFL offering Thursday night AND Sunday night games to boot. (Did the networks offer new episodes or repeats during the World Series in the 70s and 80s? Seems like over the past few years, the baseball playoffs have to compete with new programming every October)
Now, which rating is more impressive now? The NBA against nothing in the summer, or MLB against everything in the fall?
1 year, 1 month ago on World Series ratings hit record lows this year
I only watched the postgame, but it seemed that Erin was yelling and/or shrieking at me. And I was like, "Erin! Tone it down! Yikes."
1 year, 3 months ago on Fox's college football studio show is a work in progress
"If the city rejects the team's reasonable offer, the NFL would almost surely allow the Chargers to pack up and move down the road."
Los Angeles is north of San Diego, therefore the Chargers would be moving up the road (not down). If they moved down the road, they'd end up in Tijuana.
1 year, 5 months ago on Chargers the frontrunner to move to Los Angeles | July
What I want to know: why does ESPN hate Brad Nessler?
1 year, 5 months ago on ESPN confirms our fears - Chris Berman will announce MNF season opener | June
Interesting timing on this article considering Don Cherry indirectly ripped McGuire last night on Coach's Corner for not getting out of the way during the shouting match between Tortorella and DeBoer.
1 year, 6 months ago on Pierre McGuire's withholding of between-the-benches information is questionable | May
Game 4 Oklahoma City @ LA Lakers on Saturday May 19 is on TNT (not on ESPN as you have listed). So says ESPN.com and NBA.com.
1 year, 7 months ago on Your NBA Playoffs Second Round announcing schedule | May
"...the NHL could continue to break ratings records, and that is nothing but a good thing for the league, and the sport as a whole."
Until September when the NHL locks the players out and screws everything up just like they did back in '94 (I recall they were on roll back then too.)
1 year, 7 months ago on NHL continues to set ratings highs in Stanley Cup Playoffs | April