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I like Mike and Boomer and Carton arent bad. I mean I watch a little of Kay's show on YES and some of his replay on YES. He's ok and LaGreca is good. But I will always chose WFAN over ESPN Radio. 

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/wfan-leads-espn-new-york-sportsradio-wars.html

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Was she drunk when this happened? It would expain why she went off on this guy.  Doesnt excuse it but would explain it. 

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/espns-britt-mchenry-caught-on-camera-going-nuts-on-parking-lot-attendant.html

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The bottom line is that there's too much fluff in the offseason. Yes, there's the draft and combine which does require tv coverage as it should but I'm sorry there's too many hours that are wasted. No reason for NFLAM and then a replay of it. What can you possibly talk about in the middle of March? The Draft? You mean that the thing that they will talk about ad nasesum from when the Super Bowl ends until the actual Draft?


Too much fluff. 

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/nfl-am-goes-on-hiatus.html

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I still think it FS1 lack of viewership has to do with where it is on the dial. I mean in my area, its channel 271. 271. ESPN is 29, ESPN2 is 30, ESPNEWS is 261. 

1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/fox-sports-1-beginning-to-appreciate-the-importance-of-live-sports.html

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Dont see what the big deal is either. Why doesnt this guy get after ESPN for having Flo Rida on SportsCenter and then at the sametime having Wale on First Take?

1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/could-espn-viewers-really-get-confused-by-wwe-coverage.html

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I think OSM has jumped the shark. I mean you couldnt hear half of the song because the announcers were screaming about the plays. 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/one-shining-moment-2015.html

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Honestly, the way FSL and FS1 is going, Mike's probably right. 

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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I wouldnt mind it but it wont happen. I dont think hockey is strong enough, i.e. popular enough to pull daytime hockey off. 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/puckdrunklove/2015-articles/should-the-nhl-try-daytime-weekday-playoff-games.html

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What did Mike have to say about WWE? I ask because I can't watch the videos for some reason. Flash is out of date

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

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@DanielOrmsby That I can agree with. I mean I would have used ESPNU for the Friday afternoon of the tournament seeing as there were not any NIT games on. 



1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/espns-coverage-womens-ncaa-tournament-carries-echoes-sports.html

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Really good read. Honestly, ESPN is very poor when it comes to whip around coverage of womens game, Uconn or not. They also need to find a way to try to get there own windows instead of being hounded by the men. I mean starting your tournament on Friday when the men were starting there's really isnt the way to go. I wish I knew what the answer was. 

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/espns-coverage-womens-ncaa-tournament-carries-echoes-sports.html

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I'd put the Giants/Bills game maybe number 1. I dont think Titans/Rams belongs in the top five, maybe top 10. It was a boring game that only got exciting because of how it ended. The Proehal TD and the goal line stand. 


Believe it or not, I'd put SB 14 a little higher just because the Steelers was this juggernaut  and the Rams were actually beating them going into the 4th quarter. Not only that but with a backup qb, no less. 


I may put SB 3 number 14 or 13 just because of what the game meant to the future of the Super Bowl. But the game is a colossal dull all the way through. I also think SB 29 is too high. I mean that game was over in the first quarter. No way, the Chargers should have even been near the Super Bowl. 

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2015-articles/ranking-all-48-super-bowls.html

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I didnt think that Wisconsin would be a big enough draw. Wisconsin/Coastal Carolina surprises me because its a 1/16 game.  Guess I was wrong. Butler/Norte Dame was a great game that came down to the wire so that really  doesnt surprise me. 


Also, what surprises me is UNC/Harvard just because Harvard was getting blown out and I didnt think the fans would turn that game back on despite Harvard coming back. 

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/ncaa-tournament-is-dominating-the-cable-landscape.html

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I understand the whole hockey argument. I wish ESPN would cover more hockey but I dont mind seeing WWE stuff on ESPN. There are times when actors/actresses are on there plugging movies and whatnot. Give me WWE stuff instead of hearing from Skip Bayless. 

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/espn-coverage-signals-wwes-continued-push-into-mainstream-sports.html

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So, the show that used to air on CBSSN was a simulcast of his Sirius show? I thought simulcasts of Sirius' shows couldnt air on CBSSN or FS1 etc.?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/tim-brando-show-ending-april-30th.html

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I actually forgot it was on. Its tough to have it on a Saturday night. Thats become a tv wasteland for a lot of people. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/premier-boxing-champions-debut-nbc-primetime-mixed-bag-ratings.html

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Why is Vitale bumped from the ACC tournament? I mean first he doesnt do Duke/UNC, now bumped from the ACC? I mean he's done that tournament for forever. 

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

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Is all the hate on Mariotti because of his domestic violence issues? I mean for him to do that is disgusting. There is a part I dont understand. The part that mentions about how "he's the least liked sportswriters in America."


You mean to tell me there's somebody worse than Bayless, Simmons, Gottlieb and Cowherd?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/san-francisco-examiner-hires-jay-mariotti-sports-director.html

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I'd probably go with Nantz(CBS), Joe Buck(FOX) and Costas(NBC). Also, I'd go with maybe Berman for ESPN. I mean he's been there longer than anybody and whether you like him or not, and a lot of people don't, he's still the face of ESPN and the NFL on ESPN. 


NFLN would go to Eisen. Been there since the beginning.  MLBN is probably the hardest one to figure out. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/franchise-player-sports-network.html

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Glad Sager is back. The problem is that Angry Doug gets to team with Eagle. I think thats punishment for Eagle.Could have easily done:


Eagle/Spanarkel

Eagle/Bonner

Verne/Bonner

Verne/Spanarkel

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/big-changes-2015-ncaa-tournament-announcers-cbsturner.html

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Btw, I've had NFLN since at least 2004 and I have Comcast.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/silliest-cable-provider-vs-sports-network-fights.html

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What was actually said? I mean Curt was totally in the right here. Good for him.  I'd just ignore the trolls. You dont want to get into a pissing match with them. Not worth it. 

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

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Just saw this article linked to the one about WWE Network's first year. If I had to choose PPVs, that I liked that you should watch on the network I'd go with:


GAB 1996-The Outsiders make a statement and Mongo turns. I loved the Mongo turn because I couldnt stand him on commentary. Plus, Malenko/Mysterio is great. I cant watch the Beniot stuff.


BATB 1996-I'd put this up there just for the ending. The Hogan heel turn and the formation of the NWO would change the landscape of wrestling. Plus, Hogan's interview is just tremendous. 


The Royal Rumble 1992. Flair's epic win going 60 mins. plus. Also, a fun title change with Piper beating the Mountie and I think you have a great show.


ECW Anarchy Rulz 1999. I'd put this on here because it was just so tremendous. I mean the triple threat match, at least the part with Taz was very short, which I didnt like, but Tanaka and Awesome had a great match. Plus, the post match with Taz was great too. Sabu/Justin Credible, very good and the opener with Storm and Lynn was very good as well. RVD vs. Balls Mahoney was fun too and it showed how popular RVD was at the time. 

1 month, 4 weeks ago on 10 PPVs you should watch immediately on WWE Network

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I dont have the Network but if I did, how could you go wrong? The PPVs, the original content, plus all the old stuff. Maybe if there is a complaint, its that they dont show enough of the old stuff. I think each day's schedule should be a balance between the older stuff and the current product. Also, maybe they could dip into there vault and show some real rare stuff. I remember when the NFL did there Lost Treasures Series. It was really good. 

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/reflecting-first-year-wwe-network.html

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Good list. I especially like the top 2. Schulman is fantastic and Saunders has been around for forever.  Saunders should be used now. I dont know what for. Didnt he used to do some college basketball? At least as a host?


Schulman is great like I said. As much as I'd like to see Sean McDonugh play a bigger role at ESPN, if I had to choose between Sean or Dan, I'd take Dan. 

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/top-15-canadians-american-sports-media.html

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I like those announce crews. I think if Elmore has gone done as far as his analyst is because I dont think he does marquee games anymore. The 92 Duke/Kentucky game was THE game for that time period. Now, CBS has such a loaded roster that even when Elmore is good, he probably wont get the credit because he's buried because there are a lot of good analysts out there.


Raft, Spanarkel, Miller, Hill, Kerr etc. Whole different ball game as to when Elmore did that 92 game. I remember a time when CBS seemed to struggle to get 8 announce crews. Now, there loaded.


I dont have a problem with the announce crews with maybe, the exception of Gottlieb. He seemed very angry when he did the games last year or the year before. Kind of turned me off. But hey, I'll give him another shot if he's on. 


Btw, I'm glad its back to first and second round games. I'm also glad they dumped the whole "Atlanta Regional" "East Rutherford Regional" nonsense from a few years back. All I would need now is for the courts to get rid of that black and blue that they have on them. Very bland and boring. 

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/predicting-cbsturner-announcing-teams-ncaa-tournament.html

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I think he's damned if you do, damned if you dont. There will be Buck haters no matter what.  I actually thought MLBN wasnt that great as I thought the audio or something was off when the Cards played the Dodgers. I couldnt hear the announcers and when I did couldnt hear the fans. 


I will say I like Vasgherian as well.  He was very good during the 18 inning game and had a great call when the Gians tied the game. Reynolds, who I used to like a lot, seems to have regressed more than Darling. I thought Darling was great but there's no need for a 3 man booth with Ripken because wouldnt add anything and he would be silent mins. at a time.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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I think theres a couple of problems here. First off, the product or wrestling in general isnt hot like it was 15 years ago. If WWE Network happened back then, everybody would've bought it. I dont have the Network but from what I've seen scheduled each day, I think WWE has to do a better job with showing current stuff and older stuff. Ex., they'll have Legends House, then Total Divas, then Superstars, then Main Event replay. Something to that effect. They'd be better off doing Superstars, NXT, Main Event then a classic PPV or show(s), then Legends House, Total Divas. . 


I think there showing too much current stuff and the current product isnt exactly lighting the world on fire. 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/wwe-network-posts-pitiful-third-quarter-numbers.html

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I have to agree about the ala carte idea. I like my sports but thats about it. Why should I pay for the Disney Channel when I dont have any kids? A lot of the channels I dont watch and I wonder if ala carte is the way to go. I mean if ESPN is going to charge 30 bucks with the ala carte system, which I think is absurd to begin with,  I guess I would have to pay for it because I watch ESPN. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/monster-nba-deal-makes-mockery-sports-rights-bubble.html

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MAKE IT STOP!! I like Jeter, even though I'm a Mets fan, but for the love of God, I dont think I'll be able to take it. 

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-will-unsurprisingly-cover-lot-derek-jeters-final-week.html

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@simondelmonte I can understand your point but for me football is a release for me. I like to relax and watch the games and forget my troubles. I wish that I could just focus on the games now. These are ALL important stories but how many times can you say the samething over and over again?

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

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when did you ever think that a Yankee game would be an alternate game? Times have changed.

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-announcing-schedule-915-921.html

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Surprised there going to be making money. All I've heard is that people can't find FS1, FS2 isn't available enough and them challenging ESPN has been a thud. 

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-1-optimistic-getting-higher-cable-fees.html

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I'd like to know if BTN will show any old Penn St. games. Would they considering Paterno and Sandusky?

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/big-ten-network-looks-go-national-thanks-east-coast-expansion.html

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I've never understood why they are going to Fargo. Why Fargo?

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

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I like Katie a lot but I do think women get treated seriously in the NFL. I mean there are lots of women not just in the NFL but in all sports. Do I think some women get treated unfairly? Yes. But I think that has to do with the fact that some men are just obnoxious pigs. 

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/katie-nolan-lays-down-a-must-see-challenge-to-the-sports-media.html

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I'd go Scott Van Pelt number 1. Just seems like a geniune nice guy who doesn't seem to have an ego and wants to be there.


Bucci is very good as well and what can you say about Steve Levy? Guy has been there seemingly forever and found a niche without having the NHL on the network anymore. 


I love Hannah Storm. Beautiful and talented. Same goes for Linda Cohn who I remember her anchoring the show when I was a kid. 


Not a big fan of Neil Everett. I don't know if its his voice but he comes off like a nerd. 

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-top-10-current-sportscenter-anchors.html

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I think ESPN Classic should maybe sell there channel. I know it sounds stupid and wont happen but ESPN Classic cant go on like this. I mean I dont mind wrestling on there but thats it. I dont have the channel but see on the program guide whats on. I mean they air sportscentury which are over a decade old once in a while. They air 30 for 30 but how many times can you watch them?


I thnk ESPN Classic's first event was when  the Kingdome was torn down. Maybe they should go back to that. Just airing niche events or sports. Or dare I say, go into the vast ESPN library for some shows. They have plenty  of material.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espns-next-logical-move-is-to-repurpose-espn-classic-to-a-storytelling-channel.html

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This is tough to do because you dont know how the series is going to turn out. Will say that Game 2 rating does depend on whether California Chrome wins the Belmont. Also, I think 9.55 million is a good choice for game 7. That audience could grow if the game goes into OT or even double OT. 

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/ratings-predictions-for-the-2014-stanley-cup-final.html

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This could be ok. I may check it out. I'm not a fan of the top 100 series on NFLN. Just dont see what the point of that show.

11 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nbc-pro-football-talk-debuting-new-prime-numbers-series.html

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Was this the guy who kept knocking Chris Russo? I remember reading about something that Russo and Costa had at least one fight on air about something. Costa should talk. He's lucky he has a job considering he is blantally taking someone else's articles without any credit to the original author.

11 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/dino-costas-website-is-plagiarizing-everyone-in-sports-including-us.html

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I would just sign up for the old material. The thing is that, and I dont know if it bothers you, but the fact that they dont have the music rights bothers me. I hate when they dub over the music. You mean to tell me that WWE cant afford it. They say they make movies, yet movies dont dub over music, at least I dont think they do. 

11 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/wwe-needs-patience-in-the-wake-of-a-rough-business-week.html

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I agree with Clayton. I'd put him on and have more emphasis with Mort and Schefty. I thought the both of them were not used enough during the draft. 


I have to disagree about Wingo. I think he yells too often from what I've seen on NFL Primetime. He's constantly joking with Dilfer on that show. I'm not saying you have be straight-laced, but you have to even it out a little bit. 

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

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Didnt watch too much of NFLN coverage. I will say that I like Mayock a lot. He's good with the Draft and as an analyst.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nfl-network-nfl-draft-round-1-report-card.html

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ESPN was good. I mean they went too much about Johnny Football for my taste. Also, it seemed like at least in the beginning that you couldnt really hear any of them. It seemed like there microphones were not turned on all the way. I do agree about Mort and Adam. Two of the best info. guys should've been on there more. What were they actually there for to begin with?

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-round-1-nfl-draft-report-card-2.html

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I watched ESPN's coverage too. I mean how could you not watch it. All you heard is draft, draft, draft every damn day.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-draws-record-overnight-rating-for-round-1-of-the-2014-nfl-draft.html

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Maybe Jay should stop clowning around and actually do his job. 

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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I thought he really lucked out with the 30 for 30 series. I thought the USFL was the best one they've shown.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-evolution-of-bill-simmons-from-sports-guy-to-sports-mogul.html

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