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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. 

3 weeks, 1 day 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. 

1 month, 1 week 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?

1 month, 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.

1 month, 2 weeks 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. 

1 month, 2 weeks 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?

1 month, 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?

1 month, 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. 

1 month, 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. 

1 month, 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.

4 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. 

4 months, 4 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.

5 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.

5 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. 

5 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. 

5 months, 3 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.

5 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?

5 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.

5 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. 

5 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.

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

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I'm somewhat surprised at the soccer ratings. I really thought soccer was a niche sport but a lot of people seem to like it. I personally dont but if you do, fine by me. I will say that maybe Mike should've known he would have all these pre-emptions. I still think there's a place for him on radio. Most likely MSG because they  are in dire need of programming. 

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mike-francesa-doesnt-like-getting-pre-empted-by-much-more-popular-things.html

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I dont know. I mean NBCSN does have playoff hockey which people love and they had the Olympics which I can understand the bump. FS1 is still in its growing pains but I think they'll do fine. I give it to FS1 by a hair just because they would have programming I'd watch.

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

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I keep forgetting that AP isnt just a baseball show. I'll tell you what sometimes less is more. You dont have to go all out, just keep it basic and simple and thats enough. I'm sure they'll do great in the ratings it just takes time.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/americas-pregame-a-bright-spot-in-fs1s-daily-lineup.html

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Shows how out of the loop I am but how come people hate Deitsch? Why do they hate Morgan?

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

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This guy is right on all accounts. The endings of these games take forever. They should speed it up a little. You know, I'm in the minority, probably, but I liked the tourney of the old days when you had whiparound coverage. Something is just missing now from there tournament coverage. And also, this is a big must. CAN THEY GET RID OF THOSE UGLY, BLACK AND BLUE COURTS THEY HAVE FOR THE GAMES!! Those floors look horrible on tv. Go back to using the floor of the team thats hosting.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/a-media-wish-list-10-ways-college-basketball-must-improve-on-tv.html

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@SpringRubber  I agree. I think FS1 is still trying to find its way and niche. I think there coverage is fine but its going to take a while for people to find FS1.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/fox-sports-1-began-its-mlb-coverage-with-tepid-ratings.html

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Really good article. I loved him winning at Summerslam 88 over the HTM. That moment and his hall of fame induction should be 1 and 2. The Hall, number 1 and SS 88 number 2. Number should be WM 6.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/theapparty/

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I think a problem here is that even if ESPN, TNF and SNF get good games, your watering down your Sunday games. What happens to them? I get its for money and such but your going to be stuck watching lousy games unless they can balance all the networks and games out.

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/cbs-thursday-night-football-reportedly-will-feature-strong-matchups.html

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I also think people watch more baseball on regional tv just because they dont like the national outlets that have baseball. How many times have I heard from people saying they dont like FOX's coverage of MLB? Not to mention, the years you had Joe Morgan on Sunday Night Baseball.

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/opening-day-shows-that-baseball-isnt-dying-its-just-more-and-more-a-regional-sport.html

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I didnt mind the people crying. To me, it showed what the Tourney is all about. The raw emotion of losing and you felt bad for whatever team lost. 


Gottlieb might be ok but he turned me off last year being angry all the time. He actually wasnt needed after the 2nd and 3rd rounds. I actually thought Elmore and Miller got into a couple of scrapes on the air. I think it was during one of the first four games and they seemed to be jabbing themselves pretty good.


What can you say about Verne/Raft? They were tremendous as usual. I think the big winner coming out of it was Allie LaForce. Not only is beautiful but she knows her stuff. If she doesnt get the TNF gig, maybe she'll do the SEC? But I think she'll be doing something when football season starts.

7 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-winners-and-losers-of-the-ncaa-tournament-tv-coverage.html

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@BenKoo @Giantsfan1982  I thought the documentary was ok. I thought they had too much on Georgetown, Vllianova and Syracuse. I know why it was done and liked the info. but what about the rest of the teams? Uconn winning in 99,04,11 is not mentioned? Seton Hall almost winning the whole thing in1989?

7 months, 1 week ago on 30 For 30 Review - Requiem For The Big East

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This is what aggravates me about the Tourney. Not only all the cosmetic changes(having the same floor design, pulling up all banners etc.) but now even this? Seriously?

7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/heres-your-latest-and-greatest-ridiculousness-from-the-ncaa.html

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I'd have to go with Super Bowl Sunday at the top of my list. There is no game with more hype to it than that. Plus, the millions of people who watch the game. I'll give NCAA Tourney number 2 or 3. Its still fun to watch. It was fun for me to watch the games when I used to come home from school.


I'll put NFL Opening Day as well as MLB Opening Day in a virtual tie because you want to see NFL games. Its the same case with MLB, but you also know when MLB starts, you spring and summer are not far behind. 

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/the-10-best-days-on-the-sports-calendar.html

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I may watch this especially when the brackets are first out. That another way to get eyeballs to CBSSN by having constant March Madness coverage.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on CBS Sports Network features studio shows throughout March Madness

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I will be watching that for sure. I remember the Big East from this past decade and a little before that. Maybe from 97-until the end last year was a time that I liked the Big East. I wish I could've been around for what seemed like the hey day of the Big East back in the 80s but I was too young to remember that. 

7 months, 3 weeks ago on 30 For 30 Review - Requiem For The Big East

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I think we are looking at the future of televising big games. When ESPN did there Mega-cast of the BCS game a lot of people, including yours truly, really liked it because it was different.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on CBS, Turner look to the future with Final Four Teamcast

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I think the problem with Beadle at NBC was a few things. First, The Crossover aired at a time where most people were coming home from work or watching the news, ESPN etc. Second, I dont think she wanted Briggs so why did NBC put him with her? Third, what was she going to do once her show got cancelled? Fill-in but where?

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Michelle Beadle explains why she left NBC

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I was just thinking the samething last night. The games, at least the final few mins. take forever. Just play already!!

7 months, 3 weeks ago on TV timeouts are ruining college basketball

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I agree with this guy x100!! I too am sick of The Cardinal Way. I really got sick of hearing how great they were when they hosted the All Star Game a few yrs. back. It was just sickening about how the Cardinals do everything the right way, how they have the best fans, best ballpark etc.
Also, I'm a Mets fan and had to hear about The Yankee Way for years as well. Especially when they were on there dynasty run from 96-00. Made me sick after a while. 

7 months, 4 weeks ago on Brave St. Louis columnist rips absurdity of The Cardinal Way

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I doubt FOX wants it. They are trying figure out there network rebranding themselves and I dont think FS1 etc. will bring WWE fans. Maybe in a few years but not now. Spike isnt as seen as much as USA Network, so that might be a step down. Plus, what happens to TNA? Where would they go?

8 months, 3 weeks ago on WWE's TV rights may be heading to the open market

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I wonder why there is a Thursday package to begin. Dont they know they'll just water down the product.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on NFL, CBS handcuffed by policy that every team must play a Thursday game

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I thought the Radio Shack ad was funny and forgot about the Rudy cameo in the CarMax ad. Thats why I liked that ad. For nostaglia, I liked the Full House reunion ad too.  Other than that, the ads were kind of lousy this year. 

8 months, 4 weeks ago on Best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 48

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Thought that was somewhat bush league by Kay. I mean Francesa destroys Kay in ratings etc. Why do that on your first show? Dont think his show will last very long and I dont mind Kay but up against Francesa, forget about it. 

8 months, 4 weeks ago on Michael Kay trolls Mike Francesa with first YES Network show

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Isnt WFAN at the M&M Store? I've heard that mentioned a lot that they were there.

9 months ago on Super Bowl Radio Row brings the world to the NFL's door

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Preach Joe!!! The NFL has done a poor job in general with any of there classic games, films etc. Dont they understand that the NFL has a history and people like myself want to see it. 
Who could you talk to in the NFL about this?

9 months ago on The NFL's online media strategy has been lapped by MLB

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I dont see any of the ESPN guys  going to CBS. ESPN has more opportunities as far as college football goes. Shows more games and ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPNU is in more homes than CBSSN, so even if one of the ESPN guys leave, what will they actually do at CBS? You already have Verne and Danielson and most weeks, there's only one SEC game on CBS.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Tim Brando is leaving CBS Sports

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@JimPeterson At least have him do one or two games a year. He wont be doing anything high profile but like I said before, throw the guy a bone.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Who is the longest tenured NFL announcer?

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I would think that Pats/Seahawks would be a little higher. Maybe Brady passing the torch to Russell Wilson? Colts/Saints actually kind of bores me. I would put Broncos/Seahawks number 1 and maybe Broncos/49ers #2 and Pats/49ers #3. 

9 months, 3 weeks ago on Ranking the potential Super Bowl matchups

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Very surprised to hear Criqui do the Pats game. I like him and I think CBS should throw him a bone and give him a game or 2, why not? I mean there are not a lot of announcers left that have announced football for 4 decades. 

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Who is the longest tenured NFL announcer?

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Only real thing I've learned with FOX and NBC's "America's Game of the Week" is that they take place in America. I don't see the reason why you have to market that. I think the NFL ratings speak for themselves. 

10 months, 2 weeks ago on NBC takes a subtle dig at the NFL on Fox

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