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Buck should be replaced not because of performance but because he simply does not call enough games. Let him go to the NFL full time and get a new duo that can be counted on to work every week.
2 months, 1 week ago on Who are the leading candidates to replace Tim McCarver?
The last I checked ESPN and NBC have full winter sports schedules, too, so why would they want to pay premium prices for a winter World Cup? I guess there is always the CBS Sports Network.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Could Fox Sports block a 2022 Winter World Cup?
@DanielOrmsby @tonyc Actually 4:25 started last season.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Why don't we have a Monday Night Football doubleheader every week?
ESPN should space out the two games a little more especially when a team like the Eagles is involved in the first game. CBS and FOX allow 3:25 for their doubleheader games.
I used to get NFL Sunday Ticket for $99 back in the days of C-Band. I have never ordered it from DirecTV and I'm tired, as a loyal customer, seeing them offer it for free for one year to new subscribers. I hope DirecTV loses NFL Sunday Ticket. And, although it will never happen, pass the savings in the form of a lower bill to a loyal customer.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Could NFL Sunday Ticket move to Google?
My bad. Actually 24 hours. The point is no reason the #1 announcer for MLB and NFL could not have done both games.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Joe Buck fights back against internet haters
In regards to the last sentence of the article, the trip from Boston to East Rutherford is grueling and no human being should be expected to make the trip with only 25 hours to spare.
I don't think it had anything to do with Strasburg. I agree with you in that I was also surprised they did not try to get MLB. But, in hindsight, it was apparent they wanted NASCAR all along. If they did get MLB they would have problems scheduling games in April and May during the NHL playoffs. NASCAR gave them a sport that works perfectly around their NHL schedule.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on NBC's Jon Miller on the state of NBC Sports Network
That is a lame answer. I stayed with DirecTV even without VS through an NHL season. No matter what provider you have there will come some point in time when something you want is missing in a dispute.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Fox Sports 1 may not be on your TV this Saturday
sir boxington ESPN just overpaid for the rights to keep MLB for years into the future. The difference between MLB and the NFL and NBA is that those other two sports are used to fuel ratings year round while MLB is simply required to fill a summer hole in programming. ESPN has always given up on MLB by Labor Day stuffing their weekly required games into a Wednesday night doubleheader while transitioning to NCAA and NFL football. ESPN showed Oakland v Pittsburgh last Wednesday as their token obligation to show anyone else but their usual suspects. I'm sure the ratings for that game will cause them to never go that route again.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on ESPN sending a team to cover NBA Summer League... but what about MLB?
I just wanted to add one more thing. The most disappointing day in NHL Network history had to be the morning the lockout ended. I was so excited there was going to be a season that I wanted to celebrate. I must have flipped on NHL Network dozens of times that day and all they were showing was reruns. All it would have taken is one person to flip a switch to TSN and they could have live all day coverage of their own sport about to start again.
5 months ago on NHL Network needs to catch up with its league-owned brothers
Well written article. I agree with many points including carrying both games of Hockey Night In Canada. The network went downhill for me starting with the move of NHL Live from noon to 5 p.m. It used to be a cool little show with Don LaGreca & E.J. Hradek in a time slot when there was no live programming on the other sports channels. Now I forget to watch it plus they hardly even take calls anymore. NHL Tonight went downhill, too, with staff changes as mentioned above and now they talk over the highlights too much instead of broadcasting the exciting game calls. When they show game replays, it is often the same NBCSN feed as the night before instead of making it more interesting with a local or Canadian feed. And while getting NHL playoff games is a plus, they should actually have access to more since putting games on CNBC makes no sense at all. The good news is from what I hear NHL Network Canada is much worse since they rarely get live games because of all the coverage on other networks up there.
Well written article Matt. Ted Robinson and John McEnroe often did this on NBC coverage with Federer vs Roddick immediately coming to mind. However, ESPN should be commended for improving Wimbledon coverage over NBC with all live coverage and even going to two channels during week two.
5 months ago on Silence is golden for ESPN booth during Andy Murray's Wimbledon triumph
ABC does show the Women's and Men's Final but it is same day tape delay.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Wimbledon starts June 24th with over 800 hours of live coverage on ESPN
If you think that is bad then try three hours of Bob Costas and Jim Kaat on the MLB Network Showcase discussing how baseball peaked in 1963.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Bob Costas: America's Wet Blanket
Too many "happy hour" drinks while doing play by play.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Real Tweets from Real People - Chris Berman at the US Open
"And now we switch you to the end of Broncos and Vikings. Actually, we are going to do that on the other side of the break." Curt Menefee promising the Atlanta vs Houston audience the dramatic conclusion of the other game. After the break, FOX returned with Green Bay vs Giants.
2 years ago on Straight Outta Stockton Week 13
"Plenty of distance." Spero Dedes on the Auburn 21 yard FG attempt to take a 3-0 lead.
2 years, 2 months ago on The 2011 Pam Ward Chronicles Week 5 | October
Sa9273, I was not questioning you or CBS. I was simply stating that I think New England at Oakland is the better game they have should have sent Nantz/Simms to. Instead, we get to see the champs in what will likely be a blowout.
2 years, 2 months ago on Your Full 2011 NFL Week 4 Announcing Schedule | September
I think New England at Oakland is the game of the week not Denver at Green Bay.