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

15 hours, 10 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/btn-the-sec-and-principles-college-footballs-media-day-mess.html

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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.

16 hours, 57 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-restores-advertising-to-weei-and-entercom.html

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

1 day, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/michelle-beisner-is-joining-espn.html

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"In his first major appearance"


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

1 day, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-baltimore-ravens-are-a-pr-dumpster-fire.html

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 "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?

1 day, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/college-gameday-names-its-opening-weekend-location.html

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

1 day, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cleveland-plain-dealer-rejects-dan-le-batards-lebron-james-trolling-attempt.html

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

3 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/baltimore-ravens-attempt-to-rehabilitate-ray-rices-reputation.html

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"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 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/video-stephen-a-smith-apologizes-for-domestic-violence-comments.html

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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 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/hope-for-a-way-forward-after-a-week-of-chaotic-insanity.html

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

3 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/sam-ponders-twitter-feed-proves-her-point-about-women-in-sports.html

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

3 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jemele-hill-and-cari-champion-detail-racial-abuse-on-social-media.html

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She is one example of where less is better.

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/erin-andrews-off-fox-college-football-coverage.html

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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.

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

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

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

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@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.

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

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@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.

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

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@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.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/erin-andrews-will-replace-pam-oliver-on-foxs-1-nfl-team.html

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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.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-success-with-the-world-cup-came-from-emphasizing-the-world.html

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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".

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/screengrab-snafus-your-home-run-derby-roundup.html

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

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-sources-were-busy-today.html

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

3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-sources-were-busy-today.html

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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."

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

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

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-and-the-red-sox-yankees-problem.html

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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.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/what-mls-can-learn-from-local-world-cup-ratings.html

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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.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/projecting-foxs-2018-world-cup-roster.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/samsung-arabia-doesnt-know-landon-donovan-isnt-at-the-world-cup.html

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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?

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

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Do people still go to ESPN for news?

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

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

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

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

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

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SHHHH.  Don't wake up ESPN.  Journalism is secondary to self-promotion.  Some people might become upset and tune out in protest.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cnn-reporter-hurt-by-tear-gas-at-world-cup-protests.html

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Then that makes it even worse.  It's not about JUST three players.  It's about the whole team.  Don't try to write a legacy before it happens.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-asks-if-game-5-is-a-must-win-for-the-heat.html

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I want to know, "who got the story out on Twitter first?"  That's all that matters.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/apparently-everyone-botched-the-reports-of-phil-mickelsons-insider-trading.html

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I will miss Tirico congratulating no name golfers for having their 'ESPN moment' after making an incredible shot.


I guess now it will be a 'FOX moment'.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/we-had-a-hell-of-a-run-scott-van-pelt-on-espns-last-us-open.html

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I want to thank the staff of AA.  If it wasn't for all of you, I would have to sit and endure countless commercials and promotions in order to laugh at a story like this.  

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/its-a-really-slow-news-day-at-espn.html

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