Livefyre Profile

Activity Stream

How are ESPN and SI any different than a 19th Century children's sweat shop?  I want to congratulate them on making all that money off the back of a 13 year old.

1 day, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mone-davis-leads-espn-to-record-little-league-world-series-rating.html

Reply

Did they hire her knowing she wasn't a blonde?  I'm sure she will be objective.

5 days, 4 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/aaron-murrays-girlfriend-leaves-fox-philly-to-move-to-kansas-city-station.html

Reply

It doesn't seem to me that there is anything to edit.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jason-whitlocks-espn-site-has-finally-hired-somebody.html

Reply

All any of their suspensions do is change the focus from "the controversy" towards the four-letter network.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-suspension-of-dan-le-batard-exposes-network-hypocrisy.html

Reply

@Gossamer  Or maybe concentrate on the person you are interviewing and not feel you have to bring LBJ into every conversation. 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-is-overlooking-the-talented-american-soccer-announcers-right-under-their-nose.html

Reply

@Phive ESPN doesn't bring up items that no one is interested in, like the Longhorn Network.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/btn-the-sec-and-principles-college-footballs-media-day-mess.html

Reply

When you break down that $1 million dollars over a year's period of time and divide by 100 stations, it comes to about $1000 a month per station.   That's much ado about nothing.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-restores-advertising-to-weei-and-entercom.html

Reply

What's the difference between the NFL Network and ESPN?  Both have the sole purpose to promote "The Shield."

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/michelle-beisner-is-joining-espn.html

Reply

"In his first major appearance"


I guess getting off of that elevator was just a 'minor appearance.''

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-baltimore-ravens-are-a-pr-dumpster-fire.html

Reply

 "first ever College Football National Championship Game."


So, does this mean schools like Nortre Dame,  Alabama, Auburn, Texas and Texas A&M have to give up all those "mythical" national championships they won 50-75 years ago?

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/college-gameday-names-its-opening-weekend-location.html

Reply

So, the guy eventually got the reaction he was looking for, yet he didn't have to PAY for it.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cleveland-plain-dealer-rejects-dan-le-batards-lebron-james-trolling-attempt.html

Reply

@tomorange 'For all intensive purposes', I think you know what the author meant.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/baltimore-ravens-attempt-to-rehabilitate-ray-rices-reputation.html

Reply

"Considering the laundry list of past ESPN suspensions, it comes as a great surprise."

Is anyone surprised ESPN followed the NFL's lead for appropriate suspensions?  That's what makes this story so ironic. 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/video-stephen-a-smith-apologizes-for-domestic-violence-comments.html

Reply

Fox is pulling $1.2 million in advertising from 100 stations nationwide.  That's $12,000 a year per station, or $1,000 a month.  Big deal.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/hope-for-a-way-forward-after-a-week-of-chaotic-insanity.html

Reply

She should be glad she works for the four-letter network in the 21st Century.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/sam-ponders-twitter-feed-proves-her-point-about-women-in-sports.html

Reply

@DickNasty Doctor, it hurts when I get on twitter.  "Well then, don't get on Twitter."

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jemele-hill-and-cari-champion-detail-racial-abuse-on-social-media.html

Reply

She didn't take a jab at social media.  She really does love it.  Otherwise, she wouldn't have a presence at sporting events.  It has made her career.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/this-adam-wainwright-thing-is-the-dumbest-sports-controversy-of-the-year-for-so-many-reasons.html

Reply

@TomSmith9 I think the event would be more closely compared to "background noise" or a "talk show" than a "sporting event".

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/screengrab-snafus-your-home-run-derby-roundup.html

Reply

@panderson1988 I watched the first inning when Jeter made a nice play in the field and then doubled and scored.  I thought they were just talking about a player getting it done on the field.  After another half inning I realized it was orchestrated and turned the game off.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

Reply

@JoshTheRadioDude That's what happens when you hire someone based on talent and not looks.  Craig Sager is a good sideline guy, but his sports coats say "look at me" just like EA's keyhole moment.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/erin-andrews-will-replace-pam-oliver-on-foxs-1-nfl-team.html

Reply

@CUbsfan @racefan1701 Do you really wonder who may or may not be the second sideline reporter on Thanksgiving?  Is that what occupies your mind in the middle of July?  I guess if you are a race fan or a Cub fan, then something has to.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/erin-andrews-will-replace-pam-oliver-on-foxs-1-nfl-team.html

Reply

It is truly amazing what ESPN can do when they don't focus the attention on themselves and are not allowed to milk 15 minutes of commercials each hour into their broadcasts.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-success-with-the-world-cup-came-from-emphasizing-the-world.html

Reply

They're too busy trying to figure out how to get two hours out of their red carpet show in advance of the "look at mESPY".

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/screengrab-snafus-your-home-run-derby-roundup.html

Reply

@JoshTheRadioDude @ReyHenry Ah, reportedly.  It's become just a mundane word that the public has forgotten what it really means.  NOTHING.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-sources-were-busy-today.html

Reply

Oh, so that's what an ESPN web page looks like.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-sources-were-busy-today.html

Reply

I wonder if she will complain in five years when she is replaced by a younger and prettier blonde, forgetting why she got the job in the first place.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbc-hires-kathryn-tappen-as-notre-dame-sideline-reporter-nhl-host.html

Reply

Who would want to be the "fake" Jay Williams?

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

Reply

@jimrunsfar @risnuff that's because the continuous flow of the game doesn't allow ESPN to force commercial breaks and over use promos.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/projecting-foxs-2018-world-cup-roster.html

Reply

The better lawsuit would be that ESPN purposely scheduled a game at 8 pm ET on Sunday when they knew full well that it would not end until well past midnight and cause some in attendance to have to modify their sleeping patterns which caused one man to lose his job the next day for being late to work.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/yankees-fan-who-fell-asleep-during-game-suing-espn-for-10-million.html

Reply

What are you talking about?  This is perfect for Twitter and its twits.  They're making a big deal out of the least significant player in a meaningless game.


This kind of thing has Twitter written all over it.  It would be akin to voting on "best actor with only one line in a movie."

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/its-time-to-kill-hashtag-voting-on-twitter.html

Reply

There weren't many day games on Friday to show live in the daytime.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-and-the-red-sox-yankees-problem.html

Reply

I have an inverse theory when it comes to watching ESPN events.  The more they promote it, the less likely I am to tune in knowing they have to make that up in ad time and space.


Then again, if it's not live athletic competion, I'm not watching anyway.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-mls-can-learn-from-local-world-cup-ratings.html

Reply

I'm not sure who he is contracted to in England/Europe, but Ross Dyer on ESPN radio has been fabulous.  I don't see why a move to the TV side would make a difference.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/projecting-foxs-2018-world-cup-roster.html

Reply

If Manziel shoots a commercial and ESPN doesn't debate it for 15 minutes, did it really happen?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/johnny-manziel-films-his-first-commercial-as-a-pro.html

Reply

Do you mean the all-powerful Oz said jump and some stayed on their feet?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/sec-network-getting-nervous-about-lack-of-deals-approaching-launch.html

Reply

I wasn't kidding.  You always seem to post what ESPN is doing or how they go about functioning.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/watchespn-having-streaming-issues-for-usa-germany.html

Reply

@DanielOrmsby Of course you did Daniel.  When the four-letter network says jump; you ask how high.  If they televised LeBron vs. Johnny Football playing darts at 3 am, you would tune in ready to go with a sub-standard sandwich in one hand while updating your aggressive insurance and following Bayless' tweets on your phone with the other hand.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/watchespn-having-streaming-issues-for-usa-germany.html

Reply

If 12 million people tweet and not one of them is not LeBron, Tiger or Johnny Football, does ESPN even realize it?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-world-cup-has-become-a-world-social-media-event.html

Reply

An ESPN person is rooting for Boston.  Sounds like the first 15 minutes of the nightly Sportscenter.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

Reply

Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt want to know why they are only popular for one month every four years

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-massive-world-cup-ratings-really-mean-for-american-soccer.html

Reply

@robbyburns2931 I have always questioned ESPN's ratings, and you can buy twitter followers.  It's funny how those two things have joined forces at the four-letter network.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/22415.html

Reply

OH, so these are the types of companies that advertise on the four-letter network.  Blind and oblivious ones.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/samsung-arabia-doesnt-know-landon-donovan-isnt-at-the-world-cup.html

Reply

I'm still trying to figure out which demographic they are looking for at 10 am.  Also, who advertises on that show?  Which companies are trying to get customers from the least common denominator?  Cheap sandwiches, candy and  faceless insurance companies?

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/22415.html

Reply

Do people still go to ESPN for news?

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

Reply

He spoke about the Clippers and the Redskins.  Did he determine which of the owners is more of a racist than the other?

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

Reply

What is Germany vs. USA soccer going to compared with?  China vs. Tibet?

2 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/did-rick-reilly-just-send-one-of-the-worst-sports-tweets-ever.html

Reply