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Best Game Day sign of the year:  "Two time defending World War champions."

6 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/army-navy-game-posts-highest-rating-15-years-cbs.html

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The beauty of really not listening to the announcers is you don't have to put up with this crap.

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/defense-kirk-herbstreit.html

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he that he was simply giving Hunter a chance to respond to his critics."


I see the reporter is a prick.  Hunter doesn't need him for that.

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

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@ShawnDiIorio @DaleMoog if your area wasn't getting MN/DET in the first place, you won't get it at 425 either.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-crossflexes-week-15-bengals-browns-fox.html

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I've just learned to assume that ESPN gets all their info from someone else.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cleveland-reporter-calls-espns-lack-credit-johnny-manziel-story.html

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Let's remember something here.  All the SEC is doing is providing the best supply of games to the demand of their TV partners, who want 13 weeks of inventory, not just 8-9.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/western-carolina-coach-dead-wrong-bizarre-personal-attack-kirk-herbstreit.html

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@clt0002 My guess is ESPN's totem pole is configured based solely on Twitter followers.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@DonCavazos Why are surprised that the four-letter network went with the entertainment angle ahead of the facts?

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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Does this fulfill part of Duke's TV contract with ESPN?

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-newest-30-30-hate-christian-laettner.html

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Who is the VP of Twitter Control at ESPN?  How big is his/her staff?

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espnu-reporter-jokes-fsu-school-shooter-targeted-jameis-winston.html

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@skyboy116 @stevelepore NO, it's because they have traditionally had GREAT ratings, which are obviously sinking with the team as the season goes on.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbcsn-can-replace-every-buffalo-sabres-game-left-schedule.html

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Let's don't give the four-letter network too much credit.  Army-Navy is the only game that day, and they used Veterans Day to make the announcement.


"You know I only date football players.  Since they have a road game that night, I'll go out with you."

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/college-gameday-heading-army-navy-game-first-time-ever.html

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When the Ravens' do things which are deemed later to be inappropriate, they know how to get into full 'damage control' mode.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cbs-airs-ravens-locker-room-comments-team-pleased.html

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Maybe it's an urban myth, but i heard a story that they had trouble keeping Moss away from a girl down the street while in HS.  His family was afraid to tell him it was his half-sister.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/30-30-review-rand-university.html

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@AdamBartel The joke is supposed to be you can't spell Citrus without an S and a C.  And the 'cocks won't be spelling anything near New Year's Day.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/head-ball-coach-modern-day-dr-jekyll-mr-hyde.html

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@mattzemek @sir boxington A good beat-reporter or columnist doesn't need a coach's post game comments to write a game story.  It was 45-42.  That's enough to fill the space needed.  He'll talk to you on Tuesday and Wednesday when space is harder to fill.


I also wouldn't say he acted like a 'jerk', nor became a small man because of it.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/head-ball-coach-modern-day-dr-jekyll-mr-hyde.html

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There was not a blackout of the late CBS game in STL.  I watched DEN-NE on the local station.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-ratings-week-9-brady-manning-tops.html

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Don't give me "the people who, by amplifying his quips and quotes, have added to his legend and stature through the prism of the printed word and the mass-distributed image."


The media needs Spurrier more than he needs them.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/head-ball-coach-modern-day-dr-jekyll-mr-hyde.html

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@Boxingnut4324 @sir boxington  The originals rarely included ESPN personalities commenting on the stories.  They had family members, coaches, etc.  The new ones are littered with Skip Bayless, Mike Greenberg, et al commenting on the happenings of the story. Greenberg was in college when Bo Jackson and the Boz were rising collegiate and professional stars.  Why would his comments hold any water, or better yet, why were they included?


The answer is the ESPN-ization of the documentaries.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/brian-boz.html

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Fans on Twitter immediately wanted to know why we were not reporting it on the broadcast.


Why would someone who already knows the information care if the network reported on it or not?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/ken-rosenthal-explains-fox-reported-oscar-taveras-death-world-series.html

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The original 30 documentaries were all pretty good and must see TV.  Now that they have been ESPN-ized, I haven't set aside one minute to watch them.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/brian-boz.html

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Now it's the Board that is acting like a little school girl.  What pussies.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/pga-america-fires-president-social-media-gaffes.html

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@ChrisLawrence Maybe because Miss. St. is #1.  CBS loves to show the best SEC team.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/college-football-viewers-guide-week-nine.html

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@DOriginalDonald @andersonspc I can see that.  A place where she can just read and not have to think.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rachel-nichols-cnn-show-cancelled.html

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I guess Diane Sawyer doesn't have the industry pull she once had.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/rachel-nichols-cnn-show-cancelled.html

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They have to fill 20 minutes an hour with commercials.  They don't have time for this.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-make-wrong-call-ignoring-ferguson-protests-monday-night-football.html

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Didn't the Bills and Lions play two weeks ago?

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/tim-brando-will-replace-mike-goldberg-nfl-fox-sunday.html

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His lack of poise in the pocket has transferred to the interview room.

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/geno-smith-blames-media-troubles-reporter-fires-back.html

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Twitter strikes again.

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

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He had phone problems on Monday's show as well.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/phyllis-finebaum-lets-cowherd-hear.html

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How early can they start practicing?  I thought October 15th was the first day.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espnu-televise-kentucky-practice-session.html

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@SpringRubber At least it's easy money.  And the best part is you DON'T have to watch it.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/thursday-night-football-least-minor-competitiveness-problem.html

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If they want to make Thursday night a quality game, give the teams a bye the week before.  It's feasible

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/thursday-night-football-least-minor-competitiveness-problem.html

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Yes, seriously.  i would put anything past Disney/ABC/ESPN when it comes to something like this.  She will be the 5-6th woman they have publicly podiumized when contracting cancer.


And they waited until October 1st to do so, that start of BCA month.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-shelley-smith-says-breast-cancer.html

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I am shaking my head thinking how they could give them worse schedule than they did in 2012-13.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-hit-back-espn-next-years-monday-night-football-schedule.html

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I hate to say this, but I smell a ratings immersion.  Did Disney make her do this? And announce it on the first day of BC Awareness Month?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-shelley-smith-says-breast-cancer.html

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"The network is airing live Ryder Cup coverage after getting Day 1 rights from ESPN.  What those fans found was commercial after commercial after commercial."


I don't understand the surprise in all of this.  The four-letter network demands 20 minutes of commercials per hour in every television contract they negotiate with a sports league or entity.


Why do you think it's called 'subscription' TV?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/real-tweets-real-people-ryder-cup-commercials.html

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That's some quality journalism coming out of ESPN.

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

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 "How does someone who is a news editor at a major publication blur the lines of truth and fiction so badly?"


I guess what goes around, comes around.  ESBM should be the last group to complain about accurate reporting.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-male-domestic-violence-panel-tonight.html

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@Mikeylito So, do you think ESBM will milk this for as much PR as they can get?  :)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bill-simmons-suspension-one-harshest-espn-history.html

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the suspension could be 3 weeks, 3 months or 3 years for all I care.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bill-simmons-suspension-one-harshest-espn-history.html

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