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The funny thing is that his employer, the Boston Blowbe, is owned by the same guy who owns the Red Sox. Guess who the Red Sox have employed forever? Bill James. Guess which organization has an entire computer that 'assists' their front office in decisions that they love to tout as some supercomputer and sophisticated piece of hardware, better than every other team's? That same team that Shaughnessy covers.
The guy fears something he doesn't understand and is different from his current way of thinking.
4 days, 9 hours ago on Guess which columnist is trolling "sports trekkies" once again!
"We'll act good in the short term until it's too late, down the road, to do anything about the merger, because it will 'be too big to break-up'".
1 week ago on Can a Comcast-Time Warner merger help sports networks in the short-term?
So, this became an article because Luntz has represented interests and groups that tend to not align politically with most in the media?
All networks bring in 'evil consultants'. Are going to make an issue with them, as well?
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Frank Luntz is bringing focus groups to Fox Sports 1... oh no...
So, is this loser v. loser? I can't decide who is who.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Twitter Wars: Richard Deitsch vs Darren Rovell V
More Phil Simms? No thanks.
1 month ago on CBS wins Thursday Night Football NFL package
I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.
1 month, 1 week ago on First Take asks if Tim Tebow could lead this year's Broncos to the Super Bowl
This is one time you root for police brutality
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Eric Dickerson & Keyshawn Johnson celebrate Justin Bieber's arrest
Would be hard to imagine he's not picked up by the SEC Network (ESPN). Already knows the landscape, has a reputation, huge LSU fan. He can not only do a show (radio, TV/simulcast), but host studio shows and even do PbP. I can't imagine they would pass up someone perfect enough. He comes with a price but with that $1.30/sub carriage fee, it's not like ESPN won't have money to afford him.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Tim Brando is leaving CBS Sports
Quick primer why the BBWAA is a joke:
- Writers watched as baseball clubhouses looked more like a Golds Gym on Redondo Beach. Stats went berserk. Mediocre guys became great. Great guys became stats leaders.
- Story came first. Those who raised questions and asked had a finger waved at them. "Tisk! Tisk!" You don't know, for sure.
(Reminder, testing wasn't done here.)
- It got so out of hand, it took an act of Congress, literally, to finally institute testing.
- Selig realized that as the downfall of MLB continues (look at TV numbers), his legacy will forever be linked with this stain. Now "takes seriously".
The same writers who were ignoring the steroids, now tell us who did and didn't test positive. Yesterday, they told us that Maddux, Glavine and Thomas are clean. How do they know they're clean? Just because they never tested positive? Bonds never did. Just because they never admitted to taking anything? Palmero never did. But, now, according to the elites like Tom Verducci, only a few guys tested positive during that era. How does he know a damn thing? They're too "elite" to admit that they missed a ton going on, a ton of guys were on something banned, not just steroids. Are you going to tell me that Cal Ripken was clean? That many games, never missing one? I suspect everyone, if you're wondering.
But, now, the same guys who called fans and other writers who raised questions named now are doing the same when someone asks a legitimate question about "knowing" who did and didn't, even with zero evidence.
Beyond the absurdity of who votes (why does LeBetard have a vote anyways?), the BBWAA needs to figure out what they're going to do here. Vote them in or out. Have a separate wing or give an asterisk. Indicate that all guys they're voting in that existed from 85-07 played during an era with questionable testing. The morals clause should also go.
It's just a shame that it took a clown like LeBetard making the story about himself for all of this to happen.
But what's going on right now is an absolute joke. The same guys who looked the other way because the stories were too good now get to play moral arbiter? You wonder why we mock and laugh at what a joke baseball writers are.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The fallout over Dan Le Batard's Deadspin vote continues to grow
Dan LeBetard made a ton of new fans today.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Dan Le Batard is the BBWAA member who gave his Hall of Fame vote to Deadspin
The ESPN2 "lets shove celebs/espn personalities down your throat who barely even watch NFL, let alone CFB" was a joke. I assumed it was an experiment to try and see if they could grab more casual fans who know nothing about CFB and would watch for the celeb value.
Wish they could do the "Film Room" X+O breakdown on normal NFL games and playoffs. I'm surprised NFL Network doesn't do this instead of the "scoreboard" that goes up during gameday. They could at least do this during the playoffs, with only a single broadcast at once.
2 months ago on Reactions to ESPN's BCS Megacast
If MLS doesn't hire someone who has a clue on when/what to schedule, allowing flex, the weeks off between matches, they should just fold.
Absolutely absurd that they can't get this right or refuse to.
At least MLB, when they do silly things like scheduling up against NFL, can 'excuse' it with the arrogance Selig has still thinking baseball matters to the
Likewise, as many have pointed out, MLS must adopt the international FIFA calendar. It will mean that they battle against NFL/CFB/NHL/NBA but it's the only viable way to keep the healthy growth the league has got.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The 2013 MLS Cup was the least-viewed ever
Love how the pathetic BBWAA writers are screaming because their stranglehold on a corrupt and sordid process is being broken.. reminds me of when traditional columnists scoffed at Internet journalism and blogs (many still do).
Maybe they should look at what a joke they've become long before they get too angry at a guy for finally challenging the process
3 months, 1 week ago on Deadspin buys Baseball Hall of Fame vote
It was hilarious how all ESPN shows were clearly "avoiding" this or basically gave the segment about as much time as SportsCenter shows NHL highlights. Clearly, a memo went out across Bristol that they'd most likely be sent home if the documentary was brought up.
5 months ago on The 9 most powerful moments from "League of Denial"
I think you forgot to mention that Turner spent $200m on Bleacher Report. If that doesn't land you a pink slip alone, I'm not sure what will. Turner + Sports is as big of a joke as CNN is.
They get better numbers running Big Bang Theory and Family Guy reruns than these MLB playoffs and one has to imagine that they're in orders of magnitude cheaper to air these. Outside of the NBA, where TNT pays out the butt for exclusive games and good matchups, they benefit from the pure casual fan, which will tune-in, but also the NBA/TNT relationship.
5 months ago on The MLB and TBS are just a bad match
I still find it funny that one of the most progressive and liberal networks airs hunting shows. They're all about their beliefs until they aren't or the green gets in the way?
5 months, 1 week ago on NBCSN cancels hunting show after host compares critics to Hitler
Someone has been hanging around with Howard Bryant too much.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on BREAKING NEWS: Former ESPN Analyst Hugh Douglas arrested in Connecticut
To start, how can you let a known OKST. hater be associated, let alone contribute to a report on that school? It'd be like letting Selena Roberts cover Duke LAX.
Best post on the "SI Expose" I've found is this:
Otherwise, by Wednesday, ESPN had basically buried this and started featuring McMurphy's piece. IE: Dead.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Sports Illustrated's Oklahoma State investigation is falling apart
@soxfan315 2+3 = valid. First point: I read somewhere (sorry, I can't find t he article) that beIN, with all of its Oil-money (remember who owns it) heavily outbid everyone to the point where any other network was priced completely out. Is it true?
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Behind the scenes at USA-Mexico: The pinnacle of ESPN's soccer revolution
@stholeary It means that the sport is growing. Nothing more. Only delusional soccer nuts will proclaim anything more. This piece wasn't that.