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

2 days, 16 hours 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 days, 17 hours 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 days, 20 hours 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 days, 20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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

6 days, 16 hours 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?

6 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espnu-reporter-jokes-fsu-school-shooter-targeted-jameis-winston.html

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Well, now he can go and embracedebate by himself in the corner.

6 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jamie-horowitzs-today-show-tenure-reportedly-devolved-absolute-chaos.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 week, 6 days 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."

2 weeks, 1 day 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.

2 weeks, 2 days 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.

2 weeks, 2 days 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.

3 weeks, 2 days 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.

3 weeks, 2 days 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.

3 weeks, 2 days 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.

3 weeks, 2 days 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.

4 weeks, 1 day 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 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 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 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 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.

1 month, 1 week 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.

1 month, 1 week 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.

1 month, 2 weeks 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?

1 month, 2 weeks 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.

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

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Twitter strikes again.

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

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

1 month, 3 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.

1 month, 3 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.

1 month, 3 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

1 month, 3 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.

1 month, 3 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.

1 month, 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?

1 month, 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?

1 month, 4 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.

1 month, 4 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.

1 month, 4 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 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 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.

2 months, 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.

2 months, 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.

2 months, 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?

2 months, 1 week 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.

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

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