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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.

2 days, 9 hours 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?

3 days, 6 hours 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.

3 days, 7 hours 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.

4 days, 9 hours 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 week 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 weeks 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 weeks, 1 day 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 weeks, 3 days 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 weeks, 3 days 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 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/geno-smith-blames-media-troubles-reporter-fires-back.html

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Twitter strikes again.

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

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

3 weeks, 3 days 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.

3 weeks, 4 days 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.

4 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

4 weeks, 1 day 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.

4 weeks, 1 day 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.

1 month 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?

1 month 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?

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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?  :)

1 month 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.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/bill-simmons-suspension-one-harshest-espn-history.html

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Kiper’s dropping of Winston is being treated as a major news story only at ESBM.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mel-kiper-drops-jameis-winston-big-board-22-spots-shouting-internet-meme.html

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@Claude Giroux's Arresting Officer @Giantsfan1982  @simondelmonte The CFL is a very fun game to watch.  I said 10-15 years ago that the NFL should adopt their playing field.  With the NFL players getting so big and fast, it would only make sense to create more space.


The use for the RB in the NFL has diminished because no one can get around the corner on a sweep, so they have just taken it out of play.  Also, with the long end zones, it would give teams more space to score TD's instead of having to settle for all those FG's.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-controversy-domestic-violence-child-abuse.html

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Andrews doesn't know there is a problem with the name.  She's too busy joking around with the players and coaches before the game.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-broadcasters-werent-kidding-using-redskins-name-less-often.html

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@Giantsfan1982  @simondelmonte If football is a release for you, then what are the commercial breaks?  Nirvana?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-controversy-domestic-violence-child-abuse.html

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So, Brandon is the one who watches that show.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/marshall-e60.html

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The media has ignored countless signs about corruption within the league over the last 10 years.  It's as if they have finally been made aware of these things.  The same thing is happening with the President as well.


"The Emperor Has No Clothes."   It just took our "watchdog" media a long time to recognize it.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-controversy-domestic-violence-child-abuse.html

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@oldschoolwrestlingdvds @Phive That's true.  But they didn't have commentary from the young blondes on SportsCenter who were 10 years old in '94.

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

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@Phive Sure. But are you prepared to hear Skip Bayless' comments on all these events just because he works for the World Wide Follower of Twitter?  Or maybe Sam Ponder on the Rocket from when she was in the 8th grade?

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

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Were there really 8 blackouts this weekend?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-ratings-week-2-cbs-fox-nbc.html

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i'm looking forward to hearing the analysis of the ESBM talking heads that were in high school or college when these events happened.  


30 for 30 WAS a good series, but the four-letter network doesn't know how to leave well enough alone.

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

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Well stated MJ.  When you travel with a team, and you're a former player, you grow an attachment like you had in your playing days.  The fraternity of baseball players can reach beyond the current generation.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/marlins-announcer-goes-nuts-hbps-milwaukee.html

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No.  If you swing and the ball hits you, it is a strike and a dead ball.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/marlins-announcer-goes-nuts-hbps-milwaukee.html

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What a drama queen.  Maybe you should find other wholesome activities for your children to participate in other than FANTASY sports.  It's not the NFL's fault that it took you 25 years into your career to realize "the emperor has no clothes."  Maybe you should have read your children Aesop's fables or taught them some morals instead of boxscores and fantasy stats.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/hannah-storms-candid-take-nfl-ray-rice.html

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Is there a way to get only live sports programming without the debate crap?

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

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If a tweet is deleted, can ESBM still discuss it live on air?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/the-locker/baltimore-ravens-delete-four-month-old-ray-rice-tweet.html

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When you write 'concussion crisis', don't you mean 'concussiongate'?


It's simple really.  The majority of the sports media get their stories from constantly watching ESBM.  Once the network was told to back off by the NFL, the story went away.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-happened-to-the-nfls-concussion-crisis.html

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@CUbsfan @sir boxington What I was getting at is there will not be any real reporting done by her.  So, it doesn't matter if it's her first time or her 100th time.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-1-nfl-announcing-schedule-2.html

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In the long run, this will not be good for Little League baseball.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-2014-little-league-world-series-was-the-most-watched-ever-on-espn.html

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@tonyc It probably has something to do with the US Open tennis.  All of the CBS executives and producers want to stay in NYC if they can over this weekend.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-1-nfl-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@CUbsfan And any 'reporting' she will do will not make any difference if she had done it 100 times.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/your-week-1-nfl-announcing-schedule-2.html

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@bigboi42 @sir boxington That's not clear from the story.  They labeled it a 'blackout', when in reality it has nothing to do with the NFL Blackout restrictions for Saints HOME GAMES.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/saints-opener-under-blackout-threat-on-directv-in-new-orleans.html

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