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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 11:06 AM

I use the site to get scores and stats. I like to copy and print some articles to share with you.

I'm not a big fan of the arrogance and know it all attitudes of some of their writers.

I'm not a big fan of ESPN radio...Colin Cowherd can be funny...but most of the time he just pisses me off. I know thats part of his show...but I can't handle it on some days. Dan Patrick almost put me to sleep when he was on...slow and always answering question with questions.

Nothing wrong with their sports coverage...although I rarely watch it.

I was just wondering if you all were big fans......

I enjoyed sports better before ESPN ever came along.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 11:18 AM
No. Not really.

They always seem to be consistantly at the top of the list
as to why the cable fees keep going up due to programming
costs.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 11:23 AM
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I use the site to get scores and stats. I like to copy and print some articles to share with you.

I'm not a big fan of the arrogance and know it all attitudes of some of their writers.

I'm not a big fan of ESPN radio...Colin Cowherd can be funny...but most of the time he just pisses me off. I know thats part of his show...but I can't handle it on some days. Dan Patrick almost put me to sleep when he was on...slow and always answering question with questions.

Nothing wrong with their sports coverage...although I rarely watch it.

I was just wondering if you all were big fans......

I enjoyed sports better before ESPN ever came along.
I'm split on this subject. Espn on TV has two different type shops. I can watch ESPN News..they are up to date, plugged into AP wire, and usually are the first to break a story. ESPN Sports Center is a joke, and I can't watch that nonsense.
ESPN radio...that comes down to whether I like the hosts or not. I have come to enjoy Mike & Mike in the Morning, now that I have gotten through their scthick..they are good when it comes down to it, and i find myself agreeing with Mike Golick alot.
IN NY, we get Michael Kay on from 4-7pm, and being a big Yankee fan, and him having his finger on the pulse of the team makes me listen in to get inside information.
All in all...I'm glad they are around, but you have to dechipher through a lot of blowhard reporters, who never straped on a jock in their lives.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 11:34 AM
I used to like ESPN alot better before the sports media in general exploded the way it has. Seems like now the people covering the players/celebrities in sports are just as interested in becoming celebrities themselves.

SportsCenter is like an endless open mic night at a comedy club. The anchors are more interested in clever catchphrases than anything else. You don't need a smart-a$$ remark to go with telling me the Braves beat the Padres 6-4.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 11:35 AM
i WAS a fan, year's ago, now they just want to be hip and down with the kid's. the broken english some of them have kill's me . also, the saying's 'COOLER THAN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PILLOW makes me laugh. just report the sport's and leave the bad grammer alone
 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 11:43 AM
I haven't watched Sports Center in years...

I try to catch Baseball Tonight whenever I can, though....

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 11:47 AM
I love ESPN.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 11:47 AM
I don't watch much non-game programing at all.

Berman's shtick got old ten years ago.



I listen to the radio a lot, and I like Colin Cowherd's show.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 11:49 AM
i met chris berman a few year's ago at the E.S.P.N club in n.y.c.. he is not short on ego, that's for sure
 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 11:51 AM
I do love the Sport's Guy and his columns...funny stuff

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 11:59 AM
I despise ESPN. They lost me about 3 years ago when they started trying to influence and become the sports story, instead of just reporting it. Plus their east coast bias is nausiating. Having said that I do watch them anyway.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 12:01 PM
A big fan? Eh. The stuff I like, I like a bunch, but it's a mixed bag. Even with a lot of SportsCenter repeats, ESPN tries too hard to fill up the 24 hours in the news cycle. There's way more useless debate and yelling than I need. (The only thing worse is the fantasy stats.) I'd rather hear the facts than both sides of a useless argument, or long series of speculations about 'what might happen if' this, that and the other. It's the same thing you find on the news channels, in other words. I dislike a lot of the blustery hosts, including Cowherd and Rome. But there's no other source for what ESPN does, and I do like some of the ridiculousness. Around the Horn is usually fun.

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All in all...I'm glad they are around, but you have to dechipher through a lot of blowhard reporters, who never straped on a jock in their lives.

I usually find the reporters... you know, people who know how to report... more useful than the jocks who just yell the same cliches they spouted during their playing days. (Keyshawn Johnson's interview with Chad Johnson was one of the worst things I've ever seen on ESPN. Chad Johnson is a better player than Keyshawn ever was, and despite the celebrations he's much less selfish, but somehow Keyshawn felt obligated to yell at the other Johnson for 10 minutes.) There are good and bad examples of both; Ditka is an ex-player and coach, and a good analyst. Parcells is good too, and I find John Clayton annoying. But just because you've "strapped on a jock" doesn't mean you have anything to contribute.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 12:11 PM

I do like Chris Mortenson's NFL reporting.

and I like Jim Dunham on College Football....I liked him when he coached the Ga. Bulldogs.

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 12:16 PM
Noone has mentioned Dick Vitale yet?


 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 12:17 PM
They whore everything out. ESPN radio is there for promoting what's on ESPN TV.

Also, ESPN Original Entertainment needs to go. I don't watch ESPN for drama, I watch it for live sports.

You can really tell that ABC/Disney has got their hands in the cookie jar.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 12:30 PM
Kenny, I enjoy ESPN, my son and I watch lots of ballgames together (when he is not playing.) Love College Gameday, best pregame football show around. Love college football and basketball. The weeknight college basketball games are great. Heck, we even watched girl's softball once!

We also enjoy the Sportscenter's commercials. We have been watching the special this past week on them, man they are funny.

ESPN magazine is a good read too, much better than The Sporting News or Sports Illustrated.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 12:30 PM
Baseball Tonight is nice to watch occasionally because it keeps me informed with their updates. Nice quick segment winding down an evening. I do find their stupid content: midget wresting, pre-season curling, rodeo... (o.k., I was kidding about midget wrestling, but let's not give them any ideas!) the worse waste of programming space ever! And, although I like poker, I find it also unwatchable although it's the most popular programming they have. Tells you where our society is. It's one thing to gamble, but to watch other people gamble? If you want to do that, go to a casino folks.
 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 12:32 PM
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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 12:52 PM
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A big fan? Eh. The stuff I like, I like a bunch, but it's a mixed bag. Even with a lot of SportsCenter repeats, ESPN tries too hard to fill up the 24 hours in the news cycle. There's way more useless debate and yelling than I need. (The only thing worse is the fantasy stats.) I'd rather hear the facts than both sides of a useless argument, or long series of speculations about 'what might happen if' this, that and the other. It's the same thing you find on the news channels, in other words. I dislike a lot of the blustery hosts, including Cowherd and Rome. But there's no other source for what ESPN does, and I do like some of the ridiculousness. Around the Horn is usually fun.

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All in all...I'm glad they are around, but you have to dechipher through a lot of blowhard reporters, who never straped on a jock in their lives.

I usually find the reporters... you know, people who know how to report... more useful than the jocks who just yell the same cliches they spouted during their playing days. (Keyshawn Johnson's interview with Chad Johnson was one of the worst things I've ever seen on ESPN. Chad Johnson is a better player than Keyshawn ever was, and despite the celebrations he's much less selfish, but somehow Keyshawn felt obligated to yell at the other Johnson for 10 minutes.) There are good and bad examples of both; Ditka is an ex-player and coach, and a good analyst. Parcells is good too, and I find John Clayton annoying. But just because you've "strapped on a jock" doesn't mean you have anything to contribute.





But just because you've "strapped on a jock" doesn't mean you have anything to contribute.
All true statement's, but I would rather hear from an ex player on the game, then a pompous writer who never played...for the most part . Of course you have some ex jocks on air who are always going to make you shake your head for sure.
But when it come's down to it...the reporter will usually be asking the player to elaborate on the subject, rather than the other way around.

And, I think Player/Repoters/Network's feel the same way also. They alway's pair the two, or three together so there will be debate on air, as well as off. Player's and reported will alway's argue , and the network's love it.
They both have excellent point of views at times, and we all take from them what we agree with I guess.

Cream of the reporter crop on ESPN..Peter Gammon's is just The Man...I like Buster Onley too.
I alway's love to listen to ex coaches & Mgr's...the outlook's are so diverse.
They all had their own style and bring to the table.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 12:54 PM
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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 01:00 PM
Nice.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 01:12 PM
I try not to miss PTI, cause I read those guys in the Post and I enjoy the "just a couple Joes talking some smack" aspect.

It can be silly at times.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 02:49 PM
The analysts I like are Peter Gammons and Buster Olney. Beyond that, I don't like Berman and the like with all of the corny jargon and lame catch phrases. I was a big fan of Cheap Seats on ESPN classic, but I think they took it off the air ( Most of their jokes probably hit a little too close to home with their ego-maniac contemporaries, namely Stuart Scott and Rob Dibble).

I also like Stump The Shwab pretty well. I'd like it much better if the fat guy would just answer the questions and save all of the awkward knuckle touches with Scott for the commercial breaks.

 

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  posted on 12/17/2007 at 03:09 PM
I always found myself wishing Cheap Seats was funnier than it turned out to be. But it wasn't bad.

What's everybody think of Bill Walton?

 

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