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He was better at late-night, end of day, pontificating.
At 5:00, he will be spitting out rants on issues that have been chewed at all day. He has no highlights (many days) that haven't been quipped and punned to death already.
I have no probs with him back on SC but the time slot change is a fail.
2 hours, 43 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/keith-olbermanns-show-moves-to-afternoons-will-return-to-anchor-sportscenter.html
I actually enjoyed Tom Rinaldi when he had the chance to do some play by play. But that crap he has to write for the rejoins, etc, is just gag-inducing.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/its-been-a-terrible-year-for-major-championship-golf-ratings.html
Agree 100%. The little moment with the dog lost in the tall grass was typical. Peter's comment when the dog re-emerged was perfect. "Now, where the hell have you been?" Very nice.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/peter-alliss-is-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving.html
I agree Zinger is one of the best ... His little edginess with Faldo back in the day was great to listen to. Zinger works well with a pro like Tirico but Tirico, is a little too prissy for me and I would like to see SVP get more time in the big chair.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/less-is-more-for-paul-azinger-and-espns-major-championship-golf-coverage.html
I thought Olbermann's original targets were the Fan's morning chuckleheads (Boomer & Carton)? Getting Francesa involved was collateral damage. B&C are lame. Francesa is a beeg boy and a veteran of these kerfuffles with constant tormentors like Raissman and Mushnick and their ilk. He has no real worries in this "feud." I dare say Francesa's FAN show (not counting YES viewers) outrates Olbermann's numbers on one of the ESPN sideshow channels.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Round 5: Is this the final round of Francesa v Olbermann?
KO is an arrogant, pompous, fatuous, clown whose only real talent is personal attacks. The whole world hates him, he believes, and not without justification. He hopes to garner some blowback in the NY market to his umpty-ninth unwatchable program. By all means, take shots at Carton - a loudmouth lounge comic - and the overrated Boomer. But - as a longtime radio professional - I have a lot of respect for Francesa. Not a regular listener but I liked him with Dog and without. The haters - here and elsewhere - resent his status and longevity. Olbermann won't last long at this gig either. His frazzled ego will erupt in some cataclysmic tirade that will destroy the next last bridge he crossed.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Round 4: Keith Olbermann v WFAN gets nasty!
I do not like thee Roger Goodell.
Why that is, I cannot tell.
But this I know and know full well.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on There could be more Thursday Night Football on the horizon
Once again, the whole concept of the Pammies is flawed. You are mixing stupid things people say with clever things. Holtz (who often contributes both) should be praised not lumped in with Matt Millen ... The Weis jibe was right on target. As was Musberger's gambling aside. Make separate lists.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Week 6 Pammies Winners & Updated Standings!
I,am a huge EJ fan but he is so in the tank for Magic from their NBA work that he has gone over the 50/50 point.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on TBS is so obviously, totally biased against the Braves... and the Dodgers
Spent three hours Sunday with MLB monitoring the WC and home field results. Three hours with Harold Reyolds is a bizarre experience. He's sometmes quite funny and insightful from the ex-player's perspective but he's mostly just a rambling nightmare who gets fact after fact wrong.
11 months ago on Who are the leading candidates to replace Tim McCarver?
Absolutely agree ... Beadle has hosting chops. She and Cowherd were a good pairing on SN. She's likeable, attractive (in a non-threatening way) and smart. But Cross-Over was a cross-up from day one. Alas, she's likely headed down the game show, reality show or curling coverage at the Olympics.
11 months ago on NBCSN cancels Michelle Beadle's show The Crossover
The problem with neutral national voices can be summed up in 2 words ... Jim Nantz. Say goodbye friends.
11 months, 1 week ago on Technology and a desire for the hometown perspective could save football on the radio
Dan Patrick is only a slightly more likeable Joe Buck. His banter with the toady "bros" on his staff is painful at times. Who is Matt Harvey to mess with the great DP?
11 months, 1 week ago on Matt Harvey really, really wants to talk about Qualcomm
The 18 game season will not ever happen. 16 games is too many as it is. Pre-season is a cash grab that folks have learned to ignore.The owners AND PLAYERS have to bargain for fewer games and extended careers.
12 months ago on Sinking preseason ratings don't indicate the NFL is any less popular
Lomas was always fun; a great smile and personality; but I don't think he brought a whole lot beyond the usual O-lineman jargon. But that certainly wouldn't be reason enough to dump him as there are several more on the ESPN roster.
1 year ago on Lomas Brown wonders if ESPN released him due to concussion lawsuit
GT & CT ... good start
1 year ago on Crowd Goes Wild is confusing, weird, polarizing and maybe even fun
Charissa is to be the star of FS1. Some choose to damn her for being good looking, wears short skirts, etc. But she gets the hosting role, she works well with jocks, and has all the tv-genic essentials that EA hasn't.
1 year ago on Fox Sports Live exceeds expectations with room to grow
Charissa Thompson will become a star. She has the looks, legs, plus the voice, poise and talent to be a host (unlike EA).
1 year ago on 10 Questions Going Forward For Fox Sports
Dick Stockton has stayed way too long at the fair. PLEASE?. Get some younger talent (and I am in my 60's). Stockton is THE WORST.
1 year ago on NFL on Fox broadcast teams announced for 2013 season
Dick Stockton is THE WORST.
Does Charissa get to wear a bikini or get in the pool?
She's gorgeous, vivacious and playful and should make an excellent reality show host but --- I'm expecting something as lame as Wipeout with the over-rated John Anderson.
1 year, 5 months ago on Charissa Thompson to host ABC diving show | March | 2013
Charissa Thompson will miss Colin. She has done an outstanding job on SN. She is as quick, as smart, and as snarky as she who went before. But she is so glamorous, well-dressed, with guns and gams to die for. Good luck CT
1 year, 8 months ago on Marcellus Wiley replacing Colin Cowherd on SportsNation
More concerned about SportsNation. I think CharissaT is doing a fine job but she is being stuck with losers. The guy today Tuesday is simply awful. Help the girl out ESPN.
1 year, 11 months ago on God speed, new First Take host Cari Champion