ConcreteBoard

Bandwagon Central => Other Sports => Topic started by: ice grillin you on October 21, 2009, 09:08:54 AM

Title: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 21, 2009, 09:08:54 AM
steve phillips picked the wrong espn staffer to bang

http://thebiglead.com/?p=25263#more-25263
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on October 21, 2009, 09:20:42 AM
DIE THREAD DIE
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 21, 2009, 09:42:30 AM
Watch out Feva
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 21, 2009, 10:34:54 AM
i thought this was going to be a thread about how the tbs crew hates the phillies. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 21, 2009, 11:09:53 AM
http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=Brooke+Hundley&init=quick#/brookehundley?ref=search&sid=8214267.980951491..1

Her facebook page. No profile pic. Jury's still out on whether it was worth it or not.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on October 21, 2009, 11:11:17 AM
haha, I was a PA for ESPN back in the day.

Didn't sleep with any of them though, so pretty much uninteresting. Olbermann and Patrick were the lead anchors then.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 21, 2009, 11:12:13 AM
i thought this was going to be a thread about how the tbs crew hates the phillies. 

it can be

it can also be a place for mds' neato tv rating posts
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 21, 2009, 11:13:36 AM
dont act like you dont like them you coward
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on October 21, 2009, 11:15:59 AM
http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=Brooke+Hundley&init=quick#/brookehundley?ref=search&sid=8214267.980951491..1

Her facebook page. No profile pic. Jury's still out on whether it was worth it or not.

poor steve


(http://thebiglead.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/brookephillips.jpg)

(http://thebiglead.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/brook21.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 21, 2009, 11:16:39 AM
thats a dude. that, is a dude.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on October 21, 2009, 11:23:55 AM
omg, LOL
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 21, 2009, 11:25:06 AM
dont act like you dont like them you coward

the ratings i like...i was referring to your reese like commentary that comes with them
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 21, 2009, 11:26:26 AM
steve phillips is a damn good looking middle aged man....those baby blues along with the salt and pepa dome....yummmmm...

theres no way he couldnt get almost any hot non famous milf he wanted
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on October 21, 2009, 11:26:58 AM
really?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 21, 2009, 11:27:58 AM
dont act like you dont like them you coward

the ratings i like...i was referring to your reese like commentary that comes with them

haha like i dont have to break it down for you. dookie stick to thinking you know the game and let me handle what i handle. just listen and represent.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on October 21, 2009, 11:28:27 AM
yeah i don't get it.  maybe he just figured the fat one would be so happy she was getting some she wouldn't rat.  

regardless, this makes me happy.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 21, 2009, 11:46:26 AM
Bill Clinton syndrome
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 21, 2009, 11:52:59 AM
hows wifey doing these days?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on October 21, 2009, 01:11:38 PM
(http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2009/10/21/sports/photos_galleries/Steve%20Phillips/brooke2122136--250x380.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 21, 2009, 01:30:25 PM
(http://thebiglead.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/brook21.jpg)

lol @ the navy shirt.  how fitting.  she's like every spouse on a navy base.....fat, ugly and farging someone else's husband. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 21, 2009, 01:48:25 PM
That is a guy. Steve Phillips farged a guy.

He probably had sex with Jose Reyes too
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 21, 2009, 02:27:21 PM
jose reyes is off the charts hot compared that heaping pile of fugly. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on October 21, 2009, 06:23:49 PM
:-D the pics made this story 100x better
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: LBIggle on October 21, 2009, 07:53:57 PM
i'm sure it has a great personality.  he had to of taken its v-card though so no wonder it went nutso on him. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 21, 2009, 08:31:14 PM
Were not Werthy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 22, 2009, 12:11:39 PM
Quote
The NLCS ended on a strong note for TBS Wednesday night.

The Phillies' series clinching win over the Dodgers drew a 5.9 overnight rating on TBS, down 6% from a 6.3 for last year's Game 5 between the same two teams on FOX. Compared to last year's ALCS on TBS, the 5.9 overnight is up 7% from a 5.5 for Rays/Red Sox Game 5.

This marks the highest overnight rating for an MLB postseason game on cable this year.

In Philadelphia, Game 5 drew an astronomical 37.0 rating. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles market put up a pedestrian 9.4.

For the series, the Philadelphia market averaged a 29.4 rating, up 14% from a 25.9 for last year's Phillies/Dodgers NLCS on FOX. In Los Angeles, the series averaged a mere 8.9 rating, down 17% from a 10.7 last year.

To put the numbers in perspective, the 29.4 for the NLCS in Philadelphia is higher than the average for Eagles regular season games in the market through Week 6 (25.5). Additionally, the 37.0 for Game 5 topped the first three games of last year's Phillies/Rays World Series.

Meanwhile, the 8.9 average in Los Angeles is lower than the 14.5 the first four games of the Lakers/Nuggets Western Conference Finals averaged in May (ratings for Games 5 and 6 in the market were unavailable)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on October 22, 2009, 12:14:46 PM
The Dodgers were down 3-1 going into last night's game so it comes as no surprise that those bandwagoning, tofu-eating frauds didn't watch the game.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on October 22, 2009, 12:19:14 PM
Quote
To put the numbers in perspective, the 29.4 for the NLCS in Philadelphia is higher than the average for Eagles regular season games in the market through Week 6 (25.5)

mr. banner, who wish to respond ?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 22, 2009, 12:23:51 PM
Quote
To put the numbers in perspective, the 29.4 for the NLCS in Philadelphia is higher than the average for Eagles regular season games in the market through Week 6 (25.5)

mr. banner, who wish to respond ?

fo rills....where you at joey b

that is seriously amazing
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 22, 2009, 12:27:22 PM
like the eagles will even acknowledge the existence of this
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on October 22, 2009, 12:41:03 PM
they may not acknowlegde these facts but you know this doesn't sit well and joe probably clunked spads in the head with his 5lb pocket protector telling him to get his spin machine moving.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 22, 2009, 01:50:29 PM
just for shteins sake the 37.0 rating = around 2.5-3.0 million people. its a broad estimate, but there are 3 million tv households in philly....times that by the 2.5 person per household us average you get the 2.5 number.

of course every bar was jammed up, so maybe knock it closer to 3 mil. a game 7 against the yanks can easily pull in a 60 or 70 rating. but no, fox wants the dodgers. i believe that between 1.0 and 1.5 mil watch the game in LA. and LA has a tv audience two times the size of philly.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 22, 2009, 01:54:21 PM
ozzie guillen will join fox for world series pre/post game analysis. 

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2009/news/story?id=4584487

looks like werth has some competition now for biggest potty mouth. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 22, 2009, 02:01:06 PM
baseball ben berry berry good to me
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: reese125 on October 22, 2009, 02:51:30 PM
they may not acknowlegde these facts but you know this doesn't sit well and joe probably clunked spads in the head with his 5lb pocket protector telling him to get his spin machine moving.


ha
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: reese125 on October 22, 2009, 02:55:00 PM
just for shteins sake the 37.0 rating = around 2.5-3.0 million people. its a broad estimate, but there are 3 million tv households in philly....times that by the 2.5 person per household us average you get the 2.5 number.

of course every bar was jammed up, so maybe knock it closer to 3 mil. a game 7 against the yanks can easily pull in a 60 or 70 rating. but no, fox wants the dodgers. i believe that between 1.0 and 1.5 mil watch the game in LA. and LA has a tv audience two times the size of philly.



enough already with your pythagorean theorem on tv ratings---nobody cares--and if you do seek help
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on October 22, 2009, 03:44:53 PM
ozzie guillen will join fox for world series pre/post game analysis. 

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2009/news/story?id=4584487

looks like werth has some competition now for biggest potty mouth. 

Maybe he'll replace McCarver by Wednesday.   
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on October 22, 2009, 06:54:33 PM
Pythagorean puns rule...

An Indian chief had three wives, each of whom was pregnant.  The first
gave birth to a boy.  The chief was so elated he built her a teepee made
of deer hide.  A few days later, the second gave birth, also to a boy.
The chief was very happy.  He built her a teepee made of antelope hide.
The third wife gave birth a few days later, but the chief kept the
details a secret.  He built this one a two story teepee, made out of a
hippopotamus hide.  The chief then challenged the tribe to guess what
had occurred.  Many tried, unsuccessfully. Finally, one young brave
declared that the third wife had given birth to twin boys.  "Correct,"
said the chief.  "How did you figure it out?" The warrior answered,
"It's elementary.  The value of the squaw of the hippopotamus is equal
to the sons of the squaws of the other two hides."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 22, 2009, 07:38:24 PM
wow
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 22, 2009, 08:21:56 PM
ha!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 24, 2009, 01:46:20 PM
I think someone mentioned on here before, but the ESPN 30 for 30 shows are pretty damn good.

I don't know how many have been aired so far, but I recorded the one about the Baltimore Colts marching band and the USFL. Mike Tollin, from PHL, made the USFL one.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 24, 2009, 03:56:25 PM
yeah its awesome....probably the best thing espn has ever done...most likely because espn didnt do it
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 25, 2009, 12:51:48 AM
Quote
Sean Salisbury sues Deadspin
Posted by Mike Florio on October 24, 2009 11:35 PM ET
Last month, Sean Salisbury vowed to sue Deadpin for its history of reports regarding the man better known for his time at ESPN than for his blink-and-you-might-have-missed it tenure as an actual on-field NFL quarterback.

And now Salisbury has made good on this threat and/or promise.

The claim is for defamation, and Salisbury alleges that Deadspin has engaged in a "long-running smear campaign against him."  The factual focal point of the lawsuit -- and likely the only one that will survive the applicable statute of limitations -- is the recent claim from Deadpin that Salisbury was fired by a Dallas radio station for "sexting."  Salisbury has denied the allegation, and a report from at least one other media outlet has undermined the "sexting" claim.

"What we hope to prove is that blog sites like Deadspin are accountable," said Salisbury attorney Todd Harlow, according to the McKinney (Tex.) Courier-Gazette.  "They can't simply attack someone and make a concerted effort to destroy the lives and careers of people without any ramifications.  The difference between other news outlets and Deadspin is at least the other news outlets try to get it right.  We hope to make a statement that if sites are going to behave like this, there are consequences and they are long overdue for that."

But, as Roger Clemens previously learned to his undoubted dismay, the pursuit of a defamation case involves opening a heavy door that can swing back around and strike the plaintiff square in the ass.  Such cases arise from alleged damage to the plaintiff's reputation.  In order to assess the damage properly, the defendant has the right to poke around every closet in the house in search of bones.

Thus, the best pre-suit advice that the plaintiff's counsel can provide is this:  "Think of the most embarrassing thing about yourself, the one thing that you would not want anyone to know.  And then assume that if you file this lawsuit it will be known by anyone and everyone."

It's unknown whether Salisbury received such advice, or if so whether he heeded it.  But it's safe to say that Deadspin will use the legal process to search for as many embarrassing things as it can find regarding Salisbury -- and that at some point any and all skeletons Deadspin finds will be displayed like Halloween decorations at the headquarters of Gawker Media.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 25, 2009, 12:54:38 AM
Quote
Did Griese just jump into hot water?
Posted by John Taylor on October 24, 2009 1:12 PM ET
So, I'm sitting here watching the Ohio State-Minnesota game, with the Buckeyes leading the Gophers 7-0 in the second quarter.

As ESPN comes back from one of their myriad commercial breaks, they did a promo for tomorrow's NASCAR race by showing the top five drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.  What ensues is... well... I don't know.

You be the judge:

"Where's Juan Pablo Montoya?" asks Chris Spielman incredulously about the Colombian-born driver who is just out of the top five in the standings.

"He's out having a taco," Bob Griese answered.


 :-D :-D
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 25, 2009, 12:13:45 PM
The best pre-game show out there, FOX, has officially jumped the shark.

Michael Strahan is presenting a car to some woman who they gave it away to in a contest. He's going all car salesman on a Sunday morning pre-game show.

Ugh.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on October 25, 2009, 01:01:30 PM
The best pre-game show out there, FOX, has officially jumped the shark.

Michael Strahan is presenting a car to some woman who they gave it away to in a contest. He's going all car salesman on a Sunday morning pre-game show.

Ugh.


Frank Caleiendodnededo isn't ever funny on that show...But he spent half the time he had today going hard on the taterskins. As stupid as the jokes were, it was enjoyable.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on October 25, 2009, 10:39:08 PM
ESPN fired Phillips
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 25, 2009, 11:04:44 PM
ESPN fired Phillips

the important question is will he be doing the commentary on mlb 2k10?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Feva on October 26, 2009, 01:37:59 PM
ESPN fired Phillips

Ain't gonna comment much on this (Streets is watchin'), but Phillips getting the boot was as predictable as the sunrise.


steve phillips is a damn good looking middle aged man....those baby blues along with the salt and pepa dome....yummmmm...

theres no way he couldnt get almost any hot non famous milf he wanted

Just don't get it.  C'mon, Steve.


Watch out Feva

 :-D
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 26, 2009, 02:23:53 PM
feva.....did you ever see the (alleged) skank roaming around the complex at all......perhaps in the cafeteria? 

speaking of the cafeteria, do they actually serve the scott van melt?  is it as delicious as it sounds? 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on October 26, 2009, 02:44:23 PM
a pun in sassy's hands = a wmd in a silverback gorilla's hands.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Feva on October 26, 2009, 07:52:21 PM
Nah, never ran across her. Even if I did, I would have never looked twice at her...other than to say, "Ew!"

And no Scott Van Melt...although, there's a lot of delicious shtein in the cafeteria, and Van Pelt is tall as shtein.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 27, 2009, 12:28:19 AM
Quote
Sunday night ratings send strong message to owners who want a lockout
Posted by Mike Florio on October 26, 2009 7:47 PM ET
In past years, regular-season NFL football has at times generated better television ratings than postseason baseball.  And preseason football routinely outdraws regular-season baseball.

This year, however, a pennant-clinching game between the Yankees and the Angels beat the Sunday night game featuring the Cardinals and the Giants, the last two NFC representatives to the Super Bowl.

Per Michael Hiestand of USA Today, the baseball game rang up an 11.4 overnight rating, which means that it was viewed in 11.4 percent of television households in the top 56 urban markets.  Cardinals-Giants registered a 10.4 rating.

So at a time when some owners are pushing for a lockout -- and when the union has at times adopted a "bring it on" posture -- we hope that both sides will realize that the American public has options, and that the sports world would continue spinning in the event the NFL decides to shut its doors for a year or so in the hopes of cramming a bad deal down the players' throats.

That said, high-stakes postseason baseball should outdraw a regular-season NFL game.  Indeed, there will be no Sunday night game in Week Eight because the NFL traditionally avoids going up against the World Series.  And the fact that the numbers were close is further proof that football is the preferred spectator sport.

Still, with college football and postseason baseball and hockey and basketball, folks would miss the NFL -- but they also would find plenty of other things to watch and/or do if pro football went away for a while.

And some of them might not come back when the NFL finally does.

Surprises the hell out of me.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 27, 2009, 12:40:51 AM
not a massive deal

the game did a 26 in ny and the football did a 9. like more people in ny are gonna choose game 6 over the cardinals. if it was another big market team instead of the giants there, the football game does better.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 28, 2009, 08:48:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCqWNSJwids

ESPN suspended broadcaster Bob Griese for a week after the pro football hall of famer made an on-air, racist joke about NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya at Saturday's Ohio State-Minnesota football game (see video).

During the game, a promotional graphic for NASCAR's Chase for the championship showed the top five drivers, but Montoya wasn't among them. When fellow analyst Chris Spielman asked where was Montoya (who is Colombian), Griese replied:

He's out having a taco."

He apologized for the remark later on the broadcast and again Saturday night during ESPN's prime time broadcast. But it wasn't enough. ESPN issued a public apology calling Griese's remark "inappropriate" and suspended him for a week.


Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: reese125 on October 28, 2009, 09:06:12 AM
Juan needs to call ESPN up and tell them, "he was right...I was having a taco."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 28, 2009, 09:08:57 AM
or tell them hes not mexican
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 03, 2009, 08:46:24 AM
any word yet what the ratings were last night?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 04, 2009, 10:10:16 AM
BUMP
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: reese125 on November 04, 2009, 10:49:13 AM
share some of that
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 04, 2009, 11:42:54 AM
17.1 mil
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 06, 2009, 02:22:03 AM
in philly:

nba finals 01- 37.5
super bowl 05- 56.0
world series 08- 36.3
world seires 09- 41.0

hopefully that first number puts to bed the "flyers are more popular than the sixers" talk that has been thought around here. when the sixers have a good squad and are winning, as you can see, they can draw close to what the phils can do. obviously the differences in tv and media between 01 and now are astounding and its impossible to compare, but its a nice frame of reference.

im sure banner and co. can sleep easy and night, too.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on November 06, 2009, 03:26:27 AM
Yeah, the sixers will draw in more fair weather band wagoners when they're doing good.....but that doesn't make them more popular at all times. As Ed pointed out in the other thread, no one cares about the sixers.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 06, 2009, 06:42:19 AM
as has been stated by me ad nauseum the flyers have an incredibly solid stepford base of fans...and they should be commended...but anyone that thinks that there are more flyer fans than sixers is an idiot
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 06, 2009, 12:33:38 PM
where is sdeagle when you need him?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 06, 2009, 02:37:44 PM
star wars convention
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on November 06, 2009, 03:48:49 PM
opefully that first number puts to bed the "flyers are more popular than the sixers" talk that has been thought around here. when the sixers have a good squad and are winning, as you can see, they can draw close to what the phils can do. obviously the differences in tv and media between 01 and now are astounding and its impossible to compare, but its a nice frame of reference.

It's been said a million times but it depends on how you are defining popularity. Last year, when both teams were lower-end playoff teams, more people went to Flyers games throughout the season and postseason, and more people watched the Flyers on TV throughout the season and postseason. The Flyers generated more interest and more money. A larger number of people "care" about the Sixers, but it's a very low level of caring ... not enough to actually watch many games.

There have been times when the Sixers were more popular and that can happen again in the future. The Sixers need more than wins to be more popular, they need a personality, an unquestioned superstar. They were huge in those early Iverson years because of his personality, Brown's personality, and Croce's personality. Hockey is not a personality-driven game like basketball. If both teams have big personalities, the Sixers will draw more passion. Without superstars, a Flyers team will outdraw an equally talented Sixers team in ratings and attendance, whether both are in the bottom of the standings or both are winning the Finals.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 06, 2009, 04:06:15 PM
lol this again

if the sixers ever give the public a reason to care again they are about as popular as the phils. the flyers couldnt sniff half of it. next.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 06, 2009, 04:07:22 PM
if both teams are in or win the finals the sixers would definitely have bigger tv ratings than the flyers...shtein as the lil guy posted the sixers finals outdrew the phillies last year and would have this year if not for the yankee factor...that is actually amazing to me and no chance the flyers would top those numbers

flyers will always be more popular when the teams suck because of the stepford factor
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 06, 2009, 05:22:09 PM
yup

i think if 01 finals happened now it would be a little lower, given the changes in media. also the 01 team with iverson and playing LA was a perfect storm of popularity. that team was pure philly and AI was a gawd and we ate it up.

problem with the nba is its gotten more ghetto and the old white doods arent getting on the bandwagon no matter what. in turn the young coloreds arent joining up for lilly white baseball. thing is neilsen ratings pay no attention to the latter demo.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on November 06, 2009, 05:27:53 PM
flyers will always be more popular when the teams suck because of the stepford factor

well both teams made the playoffs last year and the flyers were more popular.

so i guess what we're saying is that if the sixers get into the NBA Finals theyll be more popular because they have a bigger potential bandwagon, but the other 95% of the seasons the flyers are more popular
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 06, 2009, 05:30:55 PM
yeah because the flyers have a set in fanbase that never changes no matter what

not even the eagles have that....they were blacked out as recently as the 90's
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: The BIGSTUD on November 06, 2009, 06:05:10 PM
I think it depends on the makeup of the team. That 01 Sixers team was so damn likable. This Phillies team might be the most likable in Philly history and we are starting a new era of baseball here in town. The Phillies own the city right now, and the Eagles would have to win the SB to get it back.

The only problem with baseball is that even though everyone is jumping on the bandwagon, it doesn't have the street cred angle that NFL and NBA athletes have.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 06, 2009, 09:08:34 PM
flyers have more diehards than the sixers.

the sixers have more fans in general than the flyers.

basketball is more popular than hockey. 

next.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 06, 2009, 09:13:28 PM
sixers have more blacks

Flyers have more haters

Phillies bring the city together

Eagles choke
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on November 07, 2009, 12:16:14 AM
sixers have more blacks

Flyers have more haters

Phillies bring the city together

Eagles choke

That is real close to being the best Haiku I've seen.  A-.  See me after class.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 07, 2009, 01:28:31 AM
I think it depends on the makeup of the team. That 01 Sixers team was so damn likable. This Phillies team might be the most likable in Philly history and we are starting a new era of baseball here in town. The Phillies own the city right now, and the Eagles would have to win the SB to get it back.

The only problem with baseball is that even though everyone is jumping on the bandwagon, it doesn't have the street cred angle that NFL and NBA athletes have.

idiot

eagles run this town. if they start going 3-13 with consistency then the phils can pass them. but what they got right now aint ever gonna be touched.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 07, 2009, 10:07:53 AM
interesting article on the nfl's tv ratings in this economy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/05/AR2009110503695.html
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 07, 2009, 10:14:02 AM
i didn't read that but i'm going to imagine that tv ratings are up because people are too poor to go out and do stuff. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 07, 2009, 12:26:30 PM
yes, thats pretty much it

though the fact that just about all the big market/big draw teams are competitive and a normally useless team like minnesota is now a big get helps.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 07, 2009, 12:38:28 PM
i wouldn't be suprised though, if after the recession is over, if tv ratings continue to remain high.  because basically, unless you're a season ticket holder, you probably aren't getting tickets for games at anywhere near face value.  going through stubhub, ebay or any other online ticket "broker" you're going to pay almost 2x face value for tickets and then parking, increased cost of concessions, etc, the cost of going to a single game is becoming astronomical.  in 06 when i made up to philly for like 5 home games, i spent probably 150 just on game day expenses and that was actually getting tickets at face value from either fs61 or igy.  every away game i've gone to without that type of hookup i've probably spent closer to $250-300 just on gameday costs. 

i think since almost everyone has some sort of large hd tv w/surround sound and media rooms are becoming more and more popular, a lot of people are going to pass up on going to the game or even going to a bar to watch the game and stay home instead.  no driving, no traffic, no drunk idiots (except for the ones you invite over), cheaper drinks and better food (assuming you or someone in your house can cook).  not to mention that the weather doesn't make a bit of difference. 

being a season ticket holder now is about the only way to go to a game for minimal cost. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 04, 2009, 12:20:59 PM
tomorrow is insane on tv

noon - big east championship
12:30 - carolina kentucky
4 - sec championship
7 - flyers caps
7 - sixers hornets
8 - acc championship
8 - big 12 championship


i think they were smart to move army navy a week back this year
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 04, 2009, 12:32:52 PM
army navy is like watching a bad high school game. which i will be doing tonight.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 04, 2009, 10:27:34 PM
dick enberg OUT at cbs

now the padres pbp man for home games and short road trips. hell still do some tennis for espn that doesnt conflict with baseball.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 04, 2009, 11:04:32 PM
I wish the SEC game was on later....but tomorrow is gonna be awesome
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 08, 2009, 04:29:31 PM
peter gammons leaving espn

probably the best sports tv 'insider' of all time

will be missed
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 08, 2009, 04:40:55 PM
first chip caray
now this

a sad week for baseball
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 08, 2009, 06:12:51 PM
is he retiring or moving to a different network? 

overall, he's very very good but i can't say that i'll miss the red sawx love fests. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on December 08, 2009, 06:30:21 PM
Probably moving to a less stressful schedule so his brain doesn't blow up again.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 08, 2009, 06:32:34 PM
mlb network probably
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on December 08, 2009, 06:35:47 PM
mlb network probably

Yeah the AP is now saying MLB Network. Sounds legit.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 08, 2009, 06:37:58 PM
Wonder  if Rosenthal makes the switch
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 08, 2009, 06:44:54 PM
nah, they still have Buster Olney
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 08, 2009, 07:45:32 PM
yup, done deal. now if they would start showing classic games from after 1993, i must just watch it more.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 08, 2009, 08:57:08 PM
Gammons is back together with Harold Reynolds.   :-D

Good.

If it weren't for Kruk I wouldn't watch ESPN at all for baseball talk.  Hopefully he's next out the door and over to MLB Network.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 12, 2009, 12:26:56 PM
WHo in the hell thought Rick Reilly hosting SC would be a good thing?

Feva...whyyyyy?!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on December 12, 2009, 02:33:16 PM
Probably the same person at ESPN who thought that having Rick Reilly write for them would be a good thing.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 12, 2009, 02:41:42 PM
i laughed
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Feva on December 12, 2009, 05:18:19 PM
WHo in the hell thought Rick Reilly hosting SC would be a good thing?

Feva...whyyyyy?!

I got pull around this piece, beyotches! >:D
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 12, 2009, 06:08:05 PM
i think rick reily is pretty funny and witty...hes not a natural anchor speaking wise but hes a 1000 times more intelligent and funny than some douche like john anderson
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 12, 2009, 06:34:00 PM
he is patronizing and condescending. his tiger column was vomit inducing. hes also a hack and a lazy pos.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 12, 2009, 06:37:29 PM
hes condencending because hes that shtein...literally one of the best sportswriters of all time

unlike john anderson and most of the other pissant espn anchors that have no resume but think they are gods gift to sportscasting
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 12, 2009, 06:40:22 PM
i didnt even watch him on sc, but id figure he was god awful

he can write, but hes in the joe buck sports is too low for me zone. basically a week for him is playing golf for 3,000 hours and taking a 20 minute break to mail in some pissant column about a 12 year with terminal cancer who still plays middle school soccer.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 12, 2009, 06:53:47 PM
he not a great anchor...not yet anyway..mostly because he sounds awkward..like hes giving one of his commentaries while hes doing a game highlite...but his writing is still top notch and he has some really good lines
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on December 12, 2009, 11:59:26 PM
riley might have been good 15 years ago but he is the biggest hack in all of sports right now.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 13, 2009, 03:40:02 AM
Yeah, when was the last time he penned a great article? Hell, when is the last time he wrote a good article or column?

He's horrible.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 13, 2009, 09:50:33 AM
he wrote good shtein until the day he left sports illustrated...which was what...a couple years ago?

hes dumbed down on espn of course as everyone is
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 14, 2009, 12:46:41 AM
is anyone watching sportscenter...steve levy's hair is AMAZING
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 29, 2009, 04:30:41 PM
CBS Might Relay Northeast Sports Talkers Via 106.7 & 105.7 - 12/29 - DCRTV hears that CBS Radio is giving serious thought to relaying its NYC (WFAN), Philadelphia (WIP), Baltimore (WJZ-FM), and/or Boston (WBZ-FM) sports talkers on the digital HD Radio subchannels of DC's WJFK, 106.7 The Fan, come early 2010. Ditto with like relays, including WJFK, via the HD Radio subchannels of Baltimore's 105.7 The Fan. Stay tuned.....

can someone put the above in laymans terms

what are hd subchannels
for that matter what is hd radio
i didnt know there was hd radio
how do you get
would you get it if you had xm/sirius
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 29, 2009, 04:46:49 PM
hd radio (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+hd+radio)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 29, 2009, 04:47:38 PM
that was actually kind of cool
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 29, 2009, 04:52:37 PM
maybe if it wasnt first done in 2002

even you dont know what that paragraph means lil guy?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 29, 2009, 05:03:53 PM
basically it means if you have hd radio in dc then those sports talk stations will be on 106.7 and 105.7. which is pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 29, 2009, 05:08:49 PM
basically it means if you have hd radio in dc then those sports talk stations will be on 106.7 and 105.7. which is pretty cool.

what are subchannels

and what is hd radio...is it radio that you get only with a special hd receiver

and does that include an xm receiver
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 29, 2009, 05:11:06 PM
i have no idea what subchannels are.

i have to imagine hd radio is radio with a great signal ala hd tv is tv with a great picture.

i dont know

throw this to the tech geeks, not the media geek.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 29, 2009, 05:41:18 PM
I dont have HD radio, mostly because i'm not gonna buy a new radio.  But the subchannels are probably like HDTV Subchannels you get over antenna that have 6ABC weather radar, and tv newscast replays.  Radio has most likely employed the samething.  HDRadio was supposed to make XM/Sirius lose subscriptions, but the media morons just dont understand that no one cares about the quality, its the commercials and crap they play that ruins listeners
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 08, 2010, 11:53:32 AM
The ratings news on the Fenway Park Classic between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers has puckheads stunned and a little depressed today:

NBC earned a 2.6 overnight Nielsen rating for the Flyers-Bruins Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Friday, down 10.3% from a 2.9 for the Red Wings-Blackhawks matchup last year, and even with the inaugural Penguins-Sabres Winter Classic in '08. The 2.6 overnight still marks the second-best NHL regular-season rating since '96.

So they've got that going for them, which is nice.

The fans' depression comes from the fact that the Fenway Classic had been universally endorsed as a success by viewers and pundits alike, with sports media critic Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe & Mail calling it "a benchmark for televised sports." The ratings drop takes some of the shine off the NHL's TV jewel, but overreaction to this news has been rampant and misplaced.

Remain calm, all is well; here are a few reasons why the 2010 Winter Classic ratings drop isn't time for panic.

1. The matchup was problematic

As Dowbiggin acknowledged, the Flyers and Bruins battle "was a lot of light, but not much heat." Lack of offense and excitement for the first 57 minutes made this the least impressive of the three Classic games. The fact that neither team has played up to its potential this season provided its own marketing challenges before the game.

As usual for the NHL, local ratings are an engine for national ratings. According to Puck the Media, Boston held up its end of the bargain in overnights:

Boston is certainly not at fault, as the game drew a staggering 14.4/29 in the market.  By comparison, the Red Sox averaged a 9.4 rating in Boston for regular season games, with a 17.9 for the team's home opener, while the Celtics a 4.1 in the regular season, and a 16.1 for their highest-rated post-season game.  One final comparison, the 14.4 is higher than the 14.2 NESN drew for Game 7 of Bruins-Hurricanes.

But in Philadelphia, it was a different story, as Laura Nachman reports (via Sports Media Watch):

Penn State won the big battle on New Year's Day as its victory over LSU in the Capital One Bowl earned a 10 rating/19 share for 6ABC. The Mummers Parade on myPHL17 strutted to second place with a 6 rating/12 share, and the Winter Classic featuring the Flyers was third with a 6 rating/11 share.

If one of the markets doesn't hold up its end of the bargain, ratings drop. Either the Penn State game or the lack of excitement for the Flyers this season dragged the numbers down in Philly. Or, perhaps, outdoor hockey can't compete with the The Mummers Parade.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: rjs246 on January 08, 2010, 11:56:37 AM
I will never understand why they scheduled that game on New Year's day. What the farg? One of the biggest college sports days of the year and people are supposed to care about a mid-season, mid-afternoon gimmick of a hockey game? I'm a hockey fan and I still didn't care. I stopped watching even intermittently after the first intermission.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on January 08, 2010, 11:59:17 AM
that's because you were getting blown up son.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 08, 2010, 12:07:44 PM
don't really care about hockey one way or the other, but yeah, if they want to do the outdoor game each year (and i think it's a cool idea) then they need to pick a day that doesn't already have established sporting events already taking place.  turkey day belongs to the nfl.  xmas belongs to the nba, new year's eve belongs to drunks and whores and new year's day belongs to college football. 

of course, this is one of the big reasons hockey has such terrible tv ratings and a dwindling fan base to begin with.......they've never done anything to try and captivate a national tv audience.  there is no hockey tradition when it comes to a nationally televised game.  and it's not like this is something that the other sports leagues just started doing and the nhl was last in line.  this has been going on for decades now and the nhl finally got around to saying "yeah, maybe we should give that a try." 

too bad all the good days are already taken and now all they're left with is rosh hashanah.  good luck with that. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 08, 2010, 12:11:00 PM
i thought flyer fans were above all that tho
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 08, 2010, 12:25:50 PM
I'm happy its failing, farg the NHL
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: reese125 on January 08, 2010, 12:26:13 PM
don't really care about hockey one way or the other, but yeah, if they want to do the outdoor game each year (and i think it's a cool idea) then they need to pick a day that doesn't already have established sporting events already taking place.  turkey day belongs to the nfl.  xmas belongs to the nba, new year's eve belongs to drunks and whores and new year's day belongs to college football. 

of course, this is one of the big reasons hockey has such terrible tv ratings and a dwindling fan base to begin with.......they've never done anything to try and captivate a national tv audience.  there is no hockey tradition when it comes to a nationally televised game.  and it's not like this is something that the other sports leagues just started doing and the nhl was last in line.  this has been going on for decades now and the nhl finally got around to saying "yeah, maybe we should give that a try." 

too bad all the good days are already taken and now all they're left with is rosh hashanah.  good luck with that. 


lol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 08, 2010, 12:33:04 PM
hockey has terrible ratings because its not a popular sport. its not a major sport. no one plays hockey. no one understands it. and its god awful on tv. enough of this.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on January 08, 2010, 12:36:58 PM
and its god awful on tv.

This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read. Clearly, you don't have an HDTV. I dont care if you like the sport or not, its the best of the 4 majors to watch in HD.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 08, 2010, 12:44:14 PM
its better in hd than it was on regular but its still terrible

hoops is great in hd. soccer too. and tbs' baseball.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 08, 2010, 12:47:13 PM
i don't think i've been able to watch an entire hockey game on tv.  not even when the flyers were in the finals.  it's definitely a game made for attending more than on tv.  can't say i've seen a game in hd so maybe it's better than before, but still probably pales in comparison to seeing a game in person......which still isn't that great to me.   

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 08, 2010, 12:52:47 PM
hockey is very solid in person but i find it impossible to get into living in philly seeing as its hockey weather like 2 weeks out of the year. you need consistent cold and snow for hockey and they arent that many places in america where that happens.

the fact is i, along with like 97% of the country, dont know enough about hockey to follow it. i dont know the rules or the game. how am i gonna get into it? because the media says the flyers are a major team? thats igys reasoning.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on January 08, 2010, 12:55:59 PM
lol, like the rules are so hard to figure out if you watched the game for 10 minutes.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 08, 2010, 12:57:02 PM
i still lol at you thinking that hockey should only be played in cities with artic-like climates.  it would make sense if they actually played outside all of the time.  but they don't. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 08, 2010, 12:59:21 PM
lol, like the rules are so hard to figure out if you watched the game for 10 minutes.

ok not like two line passing and icing, but strategies and penalties and stuff like that. i dont watch enough to really know full well whats going on outside of the basic stuff. so its tough to get into it.

and @ sarge the game is supposed to be a cold weather sport. how does it make sense living in so cal or texas and going to watch a game played on ice. farg there are some days in philly in the winter when you can easily play bball outside.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 08, 2010, 01:02:19 PM
i don't think you'll ever get it.  it just goes against your jewish nature to have to the a/c turned up that high in the middle of winter. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on January 08, 2010, 01:10:41 PM
Hocky in Anaheim, LA and Phoenix  :yay  Waiting for Hawaii to get the next franchise.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 08, 2010, 01:29:35 PM
because the media says the flyers are a major team? thats igys reasoning.

what the farg?...ive never gave a reasoning nor cared at all whether you liked hockey...you care way more about you not liking hockey than anyone else

then again you like soccer so that explains a lot
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 08, 2010, 01:31:06 PM
why would i like a sport that i understand and whose action i can follow without squinting my eyes? and that people outside canada, northern europe and a some less than desirable us states like? 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 08, 2010, 01:32:58 PM
i dont know why...thats my point...nobody cares but you
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 08, 2010, 01:35:55 PM
pretty much

i love sports media stuff and hockeys role in all of that is really the only interesting thing about it. oh i forgot about the exciting sharks/lightning cup finals. that too.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on January 08, 2010, 06:31:59 PM
hockey is very solid in person but i find it impossible to get into living in philly seeing as its hockey weather like 2 weeks out of the year. you need consistent cold and snow for hockey and they arent that many places in america where that happens.

Yeah I heard there's snow on the ground and tundra like 90% of the year in Toronto. And Vancouver is practically Siberia.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 08, 2010, 06:58:53 PM
hockey deserves canada and canada deserve hockey
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 08, 2010, 07:15:03 PM
hockey deserves canada and canada deserve hockey

that i agree with.  they also deserve nukes.  lots and lots of nukes. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 12, 2010, 04:29:33 PM
Eagles-Cowboys scores in ratings for NBCJanuary 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm by Pete Dougherty, Staff writer
The Saturday night NFL wild-card playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys scored a 19.4 overnight rating, the highest in the eight years the league has played a prime-time game on wild-card weekend.

Overall it’s the highest overnight rating for a Saturday wild-card game since 1999. It was 7 percent higher than last year’s Colts-Chargers overtime game (18.3).


Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: reese125 on January 12, 2010, 07:09:41 PM
cant believe eagles fans stayed tuned in that long for that kind of rating. shtein had to be taken at kickoff.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 12, 2010, 07:12:14 PM
nope its the full game. and eagles fans accounted for roughly no more than 3 million of that. the rest are cowboys fans and casual fans. in fact its mostly casual fans, thats why nfl ratings are so high. no other sport can bring in casual fans.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: reese125 on January 12, 2010, 07:14:32 PM
hockey can
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 12, 2010, 08:43:06 PM
hockey is alienating it's own fans and i don't think there's such a thing as a "casual" hockey fan.  i'm not a huge college football fan but i'll watch usc/ohio st.  or texas/texas a&m.  and several of the other big rivalry games out there.  but there isn't a single rivalry in the nhl that i consider "must see" and i suspect the same holds true for most non-hockey fans.   
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on January 14, 2010, 12:11:37 PM
Cataldi and Missanelli signed extensions with their stations.  Missanelli claims WIP asked him to come back and replace Eskin...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 14, 2010, 12:18:16 PM
tony bruno returns to the philly airwaves monday 12-2 before missanellis show
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 14, 2010, 12:20:17 PM
for some reason ive found cataldi more bearable recently. eskin, though, is just about as bad as it gets--both humanity wise and on radio.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 14, 2010, 03:50:54 PM
for some reason ive found cataldi more bearable recently. eskin, though, is just about as bad as it gets--both humanity wise and on radio.

Because he's the father of the McNabb hate and you're one of his followers now.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 14, 2010, 06:15:54 PM
cataldi is, was and always will be a grade a moron.  when i lived in philly i used to watch his show on csn and shoot the tv with a nerf dart gun.  it was the highlight of my day. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 14, 2010, 06:25:58 PM
for some reason ive found cataldi more bearable recently. eskin, though, is just about as bad as it gets--both humanity wise and on radio.

Because he's the father of the McNabb hate and you're one of his followers now.

lets sign him to a 3 year extension so we can go 10-6 and never win a superbowl!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 14, 2010, 06:29:59 PM
we
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 25, 2010, 02:03:55 PM
nfc title game last night was the most viewed non super bowl tv event since the seinfeld finale

best title game since 97 49ers/packers game

over 65% of new orleans market watched it

though, more people were watching extreme makeover in buffalo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on February 08, 2010, 11:13:54 AM
screamin A is back with the Inquirer as a general columnist
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 08, 2010, 05:44:45 PM
because of everyone being snowed in the game got a higher rating in DC than it did in indianapolis

and the google love story ad was bar far the best one last night
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on February 08, 2010, 06:14:43 PM
followed by the kid slapping his mom's date and the bud lite guy telling the hot book club chick to read him some words
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 08, 2010, 06:17:24 PM
i missed the kid slapping one
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on February 08, 2010, 06:18:28 PM
how could you?  it was black folk and everything
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on February 08, 2010, 06:20:40 PM
here you go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qIkou5oNXo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 08, 2010, 06:25:19 PM
lol yeah that is great
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 12, 2010, 12:00:23 PM
(http://media.philly.com/images/021210_hayes_400.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 21, 2010, 07:26:12 AM
amid reports direct tv was going to scoop him up berman resigned with espn
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 22, 2010, 01:59:45 PM
i don't think espn.com has enough ad space dedicated to avatar yet. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on April 22, 2010, 03:19:12 PM
don't buy Avatar...the disc they are releasing now has nothing on it but the movie.  no special features, no making-of, no nothing.  just the movie. 

they figure they can sell it to people twice...now in the a la carte version, and at Christmas with all the normal add ons.

dirtbags
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 22, 2010, 03:24:13 PM
didn't plan on buying it anyway since i don't really buy dvds, but that is some pretty shady stuff.  i just find it disgusting how much ad space has given up on their main page to pimp a product.  farging whores.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 24, 2010, 04:28:25 PM
nfl draft rating up 23%

fifth highest rated cable program of the year on thursday
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 24, 2010, 04:37:49 PM
nfl draft rating up 23%

fifth highest rated cable program of the year on thursday

Next year they'll have one round per night and start on a Monday.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 25, 2010, 05:16:07 PM
(http://media.philly.com/images/052410-bev-headshot.jpg)

Quote
Jonathan Tamari began covering the Eagles in April 2010. He previously covered New Jersey state government and politics, reporting and writing about elections, policy debates and the many personalities that drive the Garden State, from three recent governors to the many musicians bidding to write the state song. He has been at the Inquirer since June 2008. Follow him on Twitter at @JonathanTamari.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 25, 2010, 08:41:34 PM
figured it would be an in house promotion

did not figure it would be some freaky looking political reporter
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 25, 2010, 09:32:59 PM
did not figure it would be some freaky looking political reporter

Your Browntown Gazette pic says hi.  Damn carnie.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 25, 2010, 09:41:54 PM
my ugliness not withstanding, pics have been posted from tailgates, there is facebook, ive met a number of you

lets just say this is not an attractive bunch
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 25, 2010, 09:56:13 PM
I'm secksy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 28, 2010, 12:07:01 PM
http://www.break.com/index/worlds-most-awkward-sports-announcer.html
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on May 28, 2010, 07:25:38 PM
The next Boomer
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 30, 2010, 02:25:08 PM
in philly:

nba finals 01- 37.5
super bowl 05- 56.0
world series 08- 36.3
world seires 09- 41.0


13.2 for game 1

it was the highest rated game 1 for the cup in a while, which is all well in good, but for my peoples still on the "flyers are more popular than the sixers" train please slow your roles
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on May 30, 2010, 02:29:56 PM
Everyone here already knows the Sixers attract more of a bandwagon following when they're good.


But when they're bad, they're almost completely irrelevant. To the point where they sign an aging star so they can put butts in the seats for a few games.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 31, 2010, 09:56:08 AM
Blacks love the bball
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on June 10, 2010, 10:48:07 PM
headline for rick reilly's article on wooden

Quote
Reflections On Wooden
The only hard part about knowing John Wooden? Falling short of him.

for crying out loud the guy was a fargin basketball coach. a great coach, perhaps the greatest athletic coach ever. but ultimately the guy taught kids how to successfully throw a ball at a net. the article reads like reilly is awaiting wooden's imminent resurrection.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 10, 2010, 11:24:31 PM
Rick Reilly is horrible.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 14, 2010, 07:32:50 AM
julie donaldson is coming to csn philly

(http://stupidcelebrities.net/wp-content/julie-donaldson-6.jpg)

(http://stupidcelebrities.net/wp-content/julie-donaldson-3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on June 14, 2010, 10:34:31 AM
skeet skeet
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 17, 2010, 12:12:15 AM
The latest 30 for 30 was pretty good.

June 17, 1994

Focused on the OJ slow speed pursuit intermixed with the other shtein going on that day (Rockets/Knicks, Stanley Cup parade, Arnold Palmer, Griffey Jr. and the World Cup).

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 17, 2010, 12:22:01 AM
Almost forgot the OJ joke they aired from the off-air Royals/Mariners broadcast....since the US Open was going on one of the announcers says something like

"Did you hear OJ's score at the US Open?"

"2 under"
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2010, 01:13:09 PM
yea that was terrific

these 30 for 30s have been sensational. the one next week about pablo and andres escobar is supposed to be the best one yet.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 17, 2010, 01:20:58 PM
these 30 for 30s have been sensational. 

not really....a few have been great and the rest have ranged from boring to awful

the ice cube and fantasy baseball johnsons were outright embarrassing
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 17, 2010, 01:26:16 PM
btw the escobar doc has been in my dvr bin for at least a week...im guessing my guide messed up and if i actually play it it wont be that one
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2010, 01:48:53 PM
these 30 for 30s have been sensational. 

not really....a few have been great and the rest have ranged from boring to awful

the ice cube and fantasy baseball johnsons were outright embarrassing

ice cube one was pedestrian as expected, but still fun.

i loved the fantasy baseball one. these have been great and your taste is once again proven to be as awful as your fantasy sports skills
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 17, 2010, 02:01:55 PM
kings ransom....D+
the band that wouldnt die....C
usfl....B+
muhammed and larry....A+
without bias.....B
jimmy the greek....A
the u....A+
reggie miller....A-
guru of go....D
iverson....D
run ricky run.....F
16th man.....C
straight outta LA....F
sillt little game.....F

havent seen june 17th but it sounds like a winner

avg grade thus far D+

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2010, 02:09:51 PM
kings ransom....C
the band that wouldnt die....B+
usfl....B
muhammed and larry....n/a
without bias.....A
jimmy the greek....B+
the u....A+
reggie miller....A-
guru of go....B
iverson....B+
run ricky run.....B
16th man.....B
straight outta LA....C-
sillt little game.....A-
june 17th, 1994....A
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on June 17, 2010, 02:12:35 PM
i started the reggie milller one on demand but when i back to finish it, it was gone.  i liked what i had seen so far
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 17, 2010, 06:59:07 PM
I'm going to buy the whole set. I've missed quite a few but all of the ones that I have seen have been great. I have the Ice Cube one and the Reggie Miller one in the DVR bin.

ANd I have to watch them because I'm blowing Comcast up in four days.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 17, 2010, 11:37:54 PM
shut up

didnt you distinctly hear igy tell you they were awful
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on June 19, 2010, 02:34:55 PM
Rick Reilly is horrible.

after last week's hagiographic wooden article, this week's article is about how the vuvuzelas are annoying. you can always count on reilly for the fresh, original viewpoint.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 20, 2010, 01:59:23 AM
Another enjoyable 30 for 30. Straight Outta LA was nice. I totally forgot about the bans on wearing Raider gear in the 80s-90s in school because of the supposed gang affiliations.

Al Davis looks awful.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 26, 2010, 12:57:45 AM
I just finished watching The Two Escobars 30-for-30 and it was outstanding.

Two hours of awesome television. I was 14 years old when all of that happened and I vaguely remember the Pablo Escobar drama but recall none of the Columbian soccer team stuff. The only thing I remembered about them was Carlos Valderrama and his wacky ass afro.

I remember the US team for Tony Meola and remember when the Jets signed him to try and kick for them.

The story the filmmakers told about how the Colombian drug trade was intertwined with the soccer was great. You're robbing yourself if you don't watch that episode.

On a side note, every time they mentioned Pablo Escobar all I could think of was Lurie's infamous quote:

"How would they like it if Minnie Mouse was portrayed as [drug kingpin] Pablo Escobar and the Magic Kingdom as a drug cartel?"
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on June 26, 2010, 02:52:10 AM
Caught glimpses of it at the gym the other day when it was on.  It looked awesome.  Everyone kept stopping to watch it.  I'm trying to find when it airs again.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on July 02, 2010, 04:58:41 AM
Just saw the Escobar 30-for-30.  Unfargingreal.  Highly recommend it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on July 06, 2010, 08:25:23 PM
Buster Olney's video today (at least before they change the headline): (http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5357552&categoryid=2378529)

Quote
Buster Blog: Lee Trade Paying Dividends
Buster Olney on the progression of the prospects whom the Indians got for Cliff Lee

Me: those scrubs are actually doing something? *click*

The video is entirely about two guys the Indians got for Casey Blake and CC. None of the guys they got for Lee are even mentioned.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 07, 2010, 07:18:40 AM
the phils lee indian trade was basically the phils lee sea trade....cept cleveland had to trade lee so youd expect them to not get a ton back...the phils had the luxory of trading lee so youd think they would ask for the farm

and the indians have some hope with jason knapp

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on July 07, 2010, 08:15:52 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0_OtDnvS5QU/SqIZ9S6pdnI/AAAAAAAACFY/XCYTBbsKjII/s320/DoYouSpeakEnglish.gif)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on July 07, 2010, 10:53:49 PM
Dude,  you got to take igy 101 man.  Get with the program.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 07, 2010, 10:55:20 PM
He's new around here, it'll take time. 

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 07, 2010, 11:08:35 PM
thats stillupfront. hes been here a while. hes also 80% retard, but not the funny, charming kind. the real kind.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 08, 2010, 07:19:41 AM
yeah i dont get why he changes his screen name every few months...i think he wants to be liked because whenever he comes up with a new guy hes waaaay less annoying...but once a douche always a douche and it doesnt take long for him to come back out


anyway good article in philly mag this month about the sports radio battle in town

http://www.phillymag.com/articles/feature_media_game_on/
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on July 08, 2010, 09:51:43 AM
that was a really good article

they are all dick heads apparently
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on July 08, 2010, 10:21:25 AM
thats stillupfront. hes been here a while. hes also 80% retard, but not the funny, charming kind. the real kind.

Do you enjoy being wrong about everything?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 08, 2010, 10:31:04 AM
Quote
Perhaps the only subject both stations agree on is that while all teams complain, the worst offenders by far are the Eagles. General manager Joe Banner calls both stations personally; rumors swirl that he’s also berated newspapers when he’s unhappy with a story. (Banner declined to comment for this story.) Years ago, some of WIP’s hosts had a friendly sit-down with Banner at the NovaCare training center to discuss how they could improve their relationship. According to one attendee, the WIP hosts had plenty of suggestions, but the meeting didn’t amount to much more than a free lunch.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on July 08, 2010, 11:11:28 AM
Bill Simmons had a long "DID NOT READ" shakey head rant about the whole LeBron/Wade/Bosh situation

link (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons%2F100708)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 08, 2010, 08:19:58 PM
yeah i dont get why he changes his screen name every few months...i think he wants to be liked because whenever he comes up with a new guy hes waaaay less annoying...but once a douche always a douche and it doesnt take long for him to come back out


anyway good article in philly mag this month about the sports radio battle in town

http://www.phillymag.com/articles/feature_media_game_on/

Great read.

I need to subscribe to that magazine.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on July 08, 2010, 08:23:34 PM
before or after you sign up for the Brownsville Herald?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 08, 2010, 08:41:46 PM
thats right my cork aint gonna suck itself
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 08, 2010, 09:11:27 PM
before or after you sign up for the Brownsville Herald?

I already subscribe; who could miss such riveting analysis of the valley?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 09, 2010, 12:01:09 AM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5364434&categoryid=2459788

WTF

Nice Philly fans shot there, ESPN.  :boo :boo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 09, 2010, 08:16:21 AM
Holy farg that was classless
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on July 09, 2010, 09:21:34 AM
yup, saw that last night and wanted to punch somebody
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 09, 2010, 01:46:59 PM
7.3 ratings for the announcement

thats more than espn got for any actual nba game
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 10, 2010, 11:54:27 PM
lol..I read on the Phils MB that WIP is giving a show to Eskins kid, Spike Eskin.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on July 11, 2010, 10:30:32 AM
lmao...SPIKE.  I should call in and ask about his tight jeans, because Kid Chris would destroy him every day for that shtein
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on July 18, 2010, 11:18:40 PM
My hatred for everything Rick Reilly continues to grow. Now he's making a dig deal out of Oosthuizen having a black caddie. Maybe after winning the Open, Oosthuizen can afford to get a black butler, too. Does the insufferable Reilly know that Gary Player had a black caddie basically his entire career? If Oosthuizen himself was black, maybe he'd have a story.

I also feel like we're at the point where every story in the US media about South Africa has to link back to apartheid, no matter how unrelated it is, because that's all Americans know about South Africa. I wonder if every time a German athlete did something in the 1960 Olympics, it was linked back to the Nazis. Reilly can always be counted on to take the laziest possible angle on a story.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 18, 2010, 11:20:54 PM
whitlock murders him on a daily basis

reilly is without a doubt the biggest hack in the business. sickening how little effort he puts into everything and how much cake hes made off of it. he is truly living the american dream and its disgusting considering how boring and terrible a person he is.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 18, 2010, 11:23:19 PM
its obviously a huge overreation by reily but dook being from SA and all probably could have picked a better race to carry his clubs
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on July 18, 2010, 11:25:35 PM
its obviously a huge overreation by reily but dook being from SA and all probably could have picked a better race to carry his clubs

My point is that Reilly is LAUDING the guy having a black caddie, like it's some kind of unification deal.

I'm pretty sure if you go to South Africa circa 1950, you can't find a white caddie in the country.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 18, 2010, 11:27:28 PM
oh my bad...i thought reily was ripping him for having one

yeah lauding him for it is ridiculous....thats pretty much a pc given to have one...so much so that like i said id go the other way
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 19, 2010, 12:58:07 AM
Yeah, Whitlock blasts him on twitter a lot.

Reilly has a face that just says "yo, punch me please".
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 19, 2010, 01:40:43 AM
just saw reily on tv...what a colassal douche...like if a rich white guy has an illiterate monkey carry his equipment then all the countrys ills are cured....how about jerk yourself off when theres a black golfer rick
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 19, 2010, 01:48:55 AM
Its awful. Like Fuzzy Zoeller awful.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 27, 2010, 10:57:21 AM
A SportsBusiness Journal report this week says the club has finally climbed out of last place for local television ratings among the 29 Major League Baseball teams in the United States. The Toronto Blue Jays were not included in the survey. It's the first time the Nats have been out of the cellar since they moved to the District in 2005.

Washington has averaged a 1.34 rating on MASN and MASN2 this season -- a 139-percent increase from 2009. The year before that the Nats averaged just 8,000 households-per-game -- far and away the worst ratings of any big-league market. This season they have passed both the Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland A's (1.23 each). As of the All-Star break, Washington's household average is now 31,290, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 29, 2010, 03:08:38 AM
http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/07/28/espn-pulls-story-showing-lebron-james-in-full-party-mode/

This is another example of how ESPN sucks off athletes for fear of being snubbed.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 29, 2010, 07:16:30 AM
not to defend espn's whoring of lebron james because it was sickening but how is that even story....it rightly was pulled in my opinion as theres nothing there...really it should have never been posted to begin with
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 03, 2010, 04:22:23 PM
so i read espn is showing 13 cfb games in 3D this year

how does that work?

do you sit at home on your couch with 3d glasses on like in the theater
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 03, 2010, 04:34:24 PM
you need to have a 3D HDTV, a cable/satellite provider that can broadcast them ie.  Directv, and you need glasses.  They're expensive, like 100 bucks plus, and more like sunglasses than the crappy ones we had as kids.  So all in all its an expensive deal to upgrade, and i dont know how good the payoff is for sporting events. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 03, 2010, 04:55:38 PM
So I'm interning with 97.5 the Fanatic this fall. I had an internship offer from Comcast Spectacor Flyers/Sixers but decided to stick with the Fanatic.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 03, 2010, 05:00:29 PM
Is your mouth prepped for mikey miss' cock?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 03, 2010, 05:02:47 PM
Is your mouth prepped for mikey miss' cock?

something you can give him pointers on for sure.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 03, 2010, 05:05:40 PM
He's still perfecting his technique
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 03, 2010, 05:13:45 PM
he can deep throat with the best, whats there to work on ?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 03, 2010, 05:20:47 PM
someone with those skills doesn't get stuck in Brownsville
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on August 03, 2010, 05:32:43 PM
So I'm interning with 97.5 the Fanatic this fall. I had an internship offer from Comcast Spectacor Flyers/Sixers but decided to stick with the Fanatic.

hey, that's cool.  how long is the gig, part time or full?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 03, 2010, 05:36:34 PM
Late August until mid December. It's 15-20 hours per week unpaid. It's all I have to do to finish my degree...counts as 3 whole credits.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on August 03, 2010, 05:37:50 PM
Nice.  You'll learn a good deal about the business and possible make some productive contacts.  

I interned at a rock and roll station for a while in college.  Didn't go down that road--SAP and then ditch digging were simply too sexy to resist--but it wasn't a waste of time either.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 03, 2010, 05:53:57 PM
Late August until mid December. It's 15-20 hours per week unpaid. It's all I have to do to finish my degree...counts as 3 whole credits.

yeah good luck with that bro.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 03, 2010, 07:03:02 PM
Good luck, SD.

Become program director and give me a job.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on August 03, 2010, 07:23:29 PM
the phreak and sunny phillies show...epic radio
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 03, 2010, 07:26:07 PM
Absolutely.

I'd pay to listen to us.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 03, 2010, 07:26:25 PM
Phreak = Opie
Sunny = Anthony
MDS = Norton
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on August 03, 2010, 07:40:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4juhfJXu3l4
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 03, 2010, 07:45:03 PM
haha
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 03, 2010, 09:02:26 PM
i know some people who are boys with harry mays. met him a few times, very nice dude. stick by him and youll be going to temple games. FOR FREE.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 03, 2010, 09:21:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4juhfJXu3l4

lol...

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on August 04, 2010, 03:27:26 PM
you need to have a 3D HDTV, a cable/satellite provider that can broadcast them ie.  Directv, and you need glasses.  They're expensive, like 100 bucks plus, and more like sunglasses than the crappy ones we had as kids.  So all in all its an expensive deal to upgrade, and i dont know how good the payoff is for sporting events. 

I saw a demo of this at one of those hh gregg stores and I must say, while I won't spend that kind of money on a tv setup, it was much more impressive than i realistically thought it would be. It's worth going to check out, if nothing else.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 04, 2010, 03:35:48 PM
im going to see piranah 3d in a couple weeks
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 04, 2010, 06:37:22 PM
Glad you're planning that in advance.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 04, 2010, 07:12:51 PM
So I'm looking at Randy Miller's twitter and who he follows...

Kelly Clarkson
Taylor Swift
Erin Andrews
Lindsey Lohan
Rachel Nichols
Eva Longoria
Demi Moore
Khloe Kardashian
Kim kardashian
Alyssa Milano
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 05, 2010, 08:45:21 AM
speaking of randy miller - dutch discussed the whole supposed end of the world comment that miller referrenced once again yesterday and what not and said miller is a flat out liar.

just curious, where did that talking to lizzards, 2012 story come from ? i mean who wrote it originally ?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on August 05, 2010, 08:54:24 AM
So I'm interning with 97.5 the Fanatic this fall. I had an internship offer from Comcast Spectacor Flyers/Sixers but decided to stick with the Fanatic.

Which dept within Spectacor?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 05, 2010, 09:00:58 AM
speaking of randy miller - dutch discussed the whole supposed end of the world comment that miller referrenced once again yesterday and what not and said miller is a flat out liar.

just curious, where did that talking to lizzards, 2012 story come from ? i mean who wrote it originally ?

no one wrote it....daulton said it in an espn interview...may have also written it in a book

heres the quote

"That will be the end of this dispensation. I really don't know how to explain it. I don't know what words to use so people won't think I'm goofy. But by Dec. 21, 2012 [the last day recorded on the Mayan calendar], people will have a pretty good idea. It's all about consciousness and love. We have the ability to create whatever we want. We're all made of energy."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 05, 2010, 09:02:43 AM
So I'm interning with 97.5 the Fanatic this fall. I had an internship offer from Comcast Spectacor Flyers/Sixers but decided to stick with the Fanatic.

Which dept within Spectacor?


I never formally interviewed but during the phone call to see if I was worthy I told them either PR or Marketing. Called yesterday to cancel the meeting.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on August 05, 2010, 09:12:02 AM
I dont know anything about 97.5, but good stuff not going to Spectacor..that place has more internal flaws and bullshtein than any place Ive worked in the past.

Best of luck, homey.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 05, 2010, 09:16:23 AM
Thanks bro and that's good to hear. With 97.5 I basically have free reign of the company, so I can do stuff with the other stations as well. For the Penn State internship you have to put a writing portfolio together and must be doing something relevant ie not answering phones and handing out t-shirts.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on August 05, 2010, 09:28:47 AM
There's probably more opportunity with the comcast internship as far as an actual career goes if you were looking for a long term in with a place.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 05, 2010, 09:39:35 AM
speaking of randy miller - dutch discussed the whole supposed end of the world comment that miller referrenced once again yesterday and what not and said miller is a flat out liar.

just curious, where did that talking to lizzards, 2012 story come from ? i mean who wrote it originally ?

no one wrote it....daulton said it in an espn interview...may have also written it in a book

heres the quote

"That will be the end of this dispensation. I really don't know how to explain it. I don't know what words to use so people won't think I'm goofy. But by Dec. 21, 2012 [the last day recorded on the Mayan calendar], people will have a pretty good idea. It's all about consciousness and love. We have the ability to create whatever we want. We're all made of energy."

well many people believe in the 2012 theory. not sure it's any less goofy then believing mosses parted the red sea but eh. i was actually more interested in the talking to lizzards deal.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 05, 2010, 09:41:27 AM
There's probably more opportunity with the comcast internship as far as an actual career goes if you were looking for a long term in with a place.

I'm not but the prospect of working with the Sixers and Flyers in some capacity was intriguing.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 05, 2010, 09:44:06 AM
speaking of randy miller - dutch discussed the whole supposed end of the world comment that miller referrenced once again yesterday and what not and said miller is a flat out liar.

just curious, where did that talking to lizzards, 2012 story come from ? i mean who wrote it originally ?

no one wrote it....daulton said it in an espn interview...may have also written it in a book

heres the quote

"That will be the end of this dispensation. I really don't know how to explain it. I don't know what words to use so people won't think I'm goofy. But by Dec. 21, 2012 [the last day recorded on the Mayan calendar], people will have a pretty good idea. It's all about consciousness and love. We have the ability to create whatever we want. We're all made of energy."

well many people believe in the 2012 theory. not sure it's any less goofy then believing mosses parted the red sea but eh. i was actually more interested in the talking to lizzards deal.

I read the book. It's all about meditation, letting go of your ego, and out of body experiences. A lot of it has to do with the pineal gland (aka the third eye) and the different levels of dimensions. He doesn't believe the worlds going to end in 2012, he thinks as humans our consciousness will be elevated to a higher plain. Whether you believe the stuff or not it's rather interesting.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 05, 2010, 10:08:30 AM
yeah thats what he was explaining yesterday. i more interesting part of the whole conversation of course was how he was pretty much calling randy miller a POS and jonny marks backing it up with the statement that none of the philly sports media likes him one bit.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 05, 2010, 11:25:30 AM
yeah thats what he was explaining yesterday. i more interesting part of the whole conversation of course was how he was pretty much calling randy miller a POS and jonny marks backing it up with the statement that none of the philly sports media likes him one bit.

he said it on an espn interview....not sure what this has to do with miller at all

isnt 97.5 an espn affiliate...wouldnt seem hard to me for them to dig the interview up and play it for dutch...doubtful theyd do that tho since hes on their payroll
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 05, 2010, 12:19:34 PM
if you didnt waste your time listening to burger king you'd know.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 05, 2010, 12:24:42 PM
solid and totally relevant retort
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 05, 2010, 12:28:02 PM
actually it was considering this stems from a conversation yesterday on 97.5 about miller taking a shot at dalton over the 2012 comments he made.





Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 05, 2010, 12:43:29 PM
yeah and you asked who wrote the story about daulton saying that shtein...and i told you no one wrote it....daulton said it all....i dont even know how you cant remember this when it happened...it got talked about for like a week straight...shtein hbo real sports had a big thing on daulton a couple years ago


and who cares if he took a shot at daulton for being a loon.....who hasnt

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 05, 2010, 01:11:05 PM
i knew about the interview, i asked about the book which i didnt remember who wrote and as SD pointed out dalton did write it. but thanks for doing my research anyway chief. i know who to come to.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: rjs246 on August 05, 2010, 01:13:51 PM
This conversation needs to have a stake driven through its eye.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 05, 2010, 01:15:23 PM
obviously he wrote a book....it was the book that spawned all his craziness....but everything he said in interviews wasnt necessarily in his book

what planet do you live on that you didnt know darren daulton wrote this book....you live in kansas or something?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 05, 2010, 01:16:59 PM


no one wrote it....daulton said it in an espn interview...may have also written it in a book



you sound like you knew for sure yourself here.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 05, 2010, 03:01:06 PM


no one wrote it....daulton said it in an espn interview...may have also written it in a book



you sound like you knew for sure yourself here.




it = the lizard talk or other specific things hes said and you were asking.....i didnt if those things were in his book or from an interview

you might be harder to penetrate than munson

i guess because you never heard of it you underestimate how big of news it was when he wrote the book and went on his media tour about it but trust me theres no one under the age of 12 that didnt know he wrote this book
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: The BIGSTUD on August 05, 2010, 03:57:38 PM
Maybe Daulton knows something about dark energy that physicists don't know yet.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 05, 2010, 04:33:00 PM
If They Only Knew
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 06, 2010, 12:58:01 PM


you might be harder to penetrate than munson




wait, so you finally penetrated munson ?


sounds hawt.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on August 11, 2010, 10:08:40 AM
chris mortensen's unfortunate typo this morning...

(http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Picture-1-600x380.png)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on August 11, 2010, 05:54:35 PM
snicker
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 21, 2010, 03:31:20 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=5481872

Jay Mariotti arrested for an undisclosed felony. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 21, 2010, 03:33:25 PM
Quote
Officer Norma Eisenman says the 51-year-old Mariotti was arrested early Saturday in the police department's Pacific Division following a "domestic incident." Eisenman declined to provide further details.

Probably smacked his bitch up
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 21, 2010, 03:33:43 PM
if espn uses this as the excuse to kick him off tv then i support all forms of physical assault
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 21, 2010, 03:35:45 PM
Quote
Officer Norma Eisenman says the 51-year-old Mariotti was arrested early Saturday in the police department's Pacific Division following a "domestic incident." Eisenman declined to provide further details.

Probably smacked his bitch up

This would make a lot more sense if he was still in Chicago as I'd probably smack a bitch or 2 if I had to cover the Cubs every day as well. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on August 22, 2010, 02:46:10 AM
Pertaining to the Daulton convo above, I was listening to his show in the phanatic last week and he denied ever saying anything about the world ending
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 22, 2010, 08:11:34 AM


I read the book. It's all about meditation, letting go of your ego, and out of body experiences. A lot of it has to do with the pineal gland (aka the third eye) and the different levels of dimensions. He doesn't believe the worlds going to end in 2012, he thinks as humans our consciousness will be elevated to a higher plain. Whether you believe the stuff or not it's rather interesting.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on August 22, 2010, 02:23:48 PM
INCEPTION
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on August 22, 2010, 02:31:48 PM
To paraphrase Daulton, "I didn't say the world would end in 2012. I said way crazier shtein than that."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on August 23, 2010, 10:45:21 AM
so you think al michaels had money on the game last night?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10cAzmGPxSw&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10cAzmGPxSw&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 23, 2010, 11:22:08 AM


I read the book.

wait, dalton wrote a book ?

 8)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 23, 2010, 06:47:18 PM
so you think al michaels had money on the game last night?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10cAzmGPxSw&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10cAzmGPxSw&feature=player_embedded)

That made me laugh when I saw it happen last night.

He's the ultimate degenerate.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on August 23, 2010, 07:15:56 PM
He's a right winger too.

I like him.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 23, 2010, 07:47:41 PM
yeah hes a huge zealot...i hope him and angie harmon are both at ground zero when that new mosque blows it up again
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 23, 2010, 08:41:42 PM
the day he leaves malibu for anything other than announcing a football game is the day you watch breaking bad
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 27, 2010, 12:29:33 PM
http://www.complex.com/blogs/2010/08/24/rock-the-mic-the-25-hottest-female-sportscasters/
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 27, 2010, 12:48:33 PM
nice - new material
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 27, 2010, 12:53:31 PM
#2 = WE ARE! (http://www.complex.com/blog_galleries/rock-the-mic-the-25-hottest-female-sportscasters/melanie-collins)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on August 27, 2010, 12:55:30 PM
hit
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 27, 2010, 01:02:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAh-VH2sv0k
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 28, 2010, 11:42:36 AM
Isn't that the girl Upshall was banging?


Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 01, 2010, 11:57:34 AM
yes sir, i think he's engaged to her or was
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 07, 2010, 09:13:01 AM
9 most annoying sports broadcasters (http://www.totalprosports.com/2010/08/26/9-most-annoying-sports-broadcasters/)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 07, 2010, 09:49:28 AM
over half of them are good announcers
one is a cliche at this point
and the rest arent annoying just zesty
wheels isnt number one


terrible list
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 07, 2010, 01:06:07 PM
lol @ costas and gumbel on there

two absolute legends.

another awful ff link.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 07, 2010, 01:34:16 PM
There are some nice links at the bottom of the article, if you don't like the content.  Hoyda.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on September 07, 2010, 01:37:21 PM
i find costas to be a condescending abortion of a broadcaster.

and bryant is cool for a white guy.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 07, 2010, 01:41:43 PM
i love those style of play that the philadelphia eagles bring to the game
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 07, 2010, 04:23:52 PM
Tom Tebow can throw ball but can also run with balls also.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 07, 2010, 04:29:03 PM
i literally cry laughing everytime i watch this one



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-7GjL2SlUo

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 07, 2010, 04:35:47 PM
His beard is weird.   
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phillymic2000 on September 07, 2010, 04:39:32 PM
Thats awesome IGY, this one was on there too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhETfAnnUr4&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhETfAnnUr4&feature=related)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 07, 2010, 04:48:56 PM
i literally cry laughing everytime i watch this one



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-7GjL2SlUo



That is painful to watch
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on September 07, 2010, 10:10:33 PM
emmitt is not far off from saying boom goes the dynamite in that clip
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 15, 2010, 02:48:18 PM
Sunday's Packers-Eagles game was the highest-rated Eagles season opener since 2005, with a 32.7 local rating and 53 share. In 2005, the Eagles faced the Falcons in prime time, garnering a 33.2 household rating. The ratings also bested nine out of 10 season openers this past decade.

Fox's national window - the Eagles-Packers game in 84 percent of the country - was the most-watched opening Sunday NFL regular-season game ever (28 million viewers). The previous record was 25.1 million for Fox's national window (Washington at the New York Giants).

Fox's national window posted the highest household rating (16.5) for an opening Sunday NFL regular-season game in 23 years since 1987's NBC national window, which drew a 16.7 household rating.



Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 15, 2010, 02:56:43 PM
So, both the 2005 game and this one had one thing in common:

(http://thesaloon.net/ronmexicojersey.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 15, 2010, 03:01:03 PM
Starting Middle Linebackers who didn't finish the game?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 15, 2010, 03:02:32 PM
poor picture posting techniques?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 15, 2010, 03:03:59 PM
I thought he was posing an open ended question.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 15, 2010, 03:05:52 PM
Let's just say the Google image search was for "Ron Mexico."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 20, 2010, 10:11:14 AM
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/howard-kurtz/2010/09/msnbc_finally_pays_off_at_30_r.html

Quote
A Temple University graduate, Capus got his start as a producer at Philadelphia's WCAU-TV, where he was paired with the new South Jersey reporter, Brian Williams. He wound up as executive producer of Williams's MSNBC newscast and then of "Nightly News," which didn't hurt his bid for a top management spot. Capus threw a pizza party last week to celebrate Williams winning 52 straight weeks in the ratings. "Nightly" has averaged 8.55 million viewers, to 7.55 million for Diane Sawyer's broadcast and 5.71 million for Katie Couric's program.

NBC's other signature newscasts, "Today"and "Meet the Press," were in first place when Capus took over and remain atop the ratings, despite the death of Tim Russert and Couric's defection to CBS. There has been some industry chatter about whether Couric might be lured to her old network when her CBS contract expires next year.

"How can you not at least think about it?" Capus says of the prospect of Couric's return. While he calls the "CBS Evening News" a "good broadcast," Capus adds that every television journalist needs the right platform--and in Couric's case, "you have to think long and hard, what would that be?"

NBC, like every network, is trying to peddle more of its wares online (CBS's "60 Minutes" will launch a Web show with original content next week called "Overtime"). Capus notes that NBC's Ann Curry has more than 1 million followers on Twitter. Williams, who has dissed Twitter as a waste of time, finally joined the site last week (he has 4,000 followers but has yet to tweet).

But a long shadow hangs over the news division. Comcast's acquisition of the network from General Electric, which is expected to be completed by year's end, could bring major changes in leadership and resources. In his limited conversations with Comcast executives, Capus says, "they are very much in that mode of 'what can we do to help?' You want to hear that."

One plus for the Philadelphia-area native: the cable giant owns the Flyers and the 76ers. Capus, who keeps Flyers photos on his office wall, bumped into Brian Roberts, Comcast's chief executive, at a game during the hockey playoffs.

Did they huddle about NBC's future?

"We talked about whether the Flyers could score on the power play," Capus says.


Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 23, 2010, 06:45:18 PM
sports nation is awesome today...its live from penn state and they are doing pittsburgh vs philly stuff....yanks vs phils...id like to be doing beadle
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 23, 2010, 07:13:10 PM
yea she is like 1000 i want to bang you points ahead of erin right now

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 23, 2010, 09:17:17 PM
Lou Holtz...jeez he spits a lot when he's talking.


And that Lee Corso Hooters commercial is creepy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 23, 2010, 09:18:18 PM
2 more interns got dropped today

We started out with 14, now we're down to 8. Survivor bitches.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 23, 2010, 09:22:32 PM
did mikey miss sexually harass them on their way out?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 23, 2010, 09:55:28 PM
did mikey miss sexually harass them on their way out?

Maybe he squared them up on the way out the door? Like he did with the WIP producer.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 24, 2010, 12:22:01 AM
2 more interns got dropped today

We started out with 14, now we're down to 8. Survivor bitches.

If it's not on tv, it's not real.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 24, 2010, 10:46:43 AM
is wip hurting that much for ad revenue that they have to play that creep joey ventos new racist commerical.....its soooooo bad
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on September 24, 2010, 11:05:26 AM
it's hilarious in it's awkwardness.

him talking about people speaking english when he struggles to say social security.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on September 24, 2010, 11:08:58 AM
i think 97.5 was running that ad for a bit too.

hey, who better than a guy who makes sandwiches for a living to speak for the people of philadelphia.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 24, 2010, 11:10:52 AM
his speech sounded like a retarded lou holtz in the first one

which was nothing more than the hilarious ramblings of a bitter old man


but this new one is overtly racist
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on September 24, 2010, 11:17:22 AM
oh that's right he has a new one, Mike Miss was playing it a few weeks ago talking about the standards a radio station has when taking an ad like that.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 24, 2010, 11:21:24 AM
its true...if the old fool wants to blog about this or put up signs on his store...more power to him...im all for free speech...but wip and moreso cbs should not be paying for shtein like this
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on September 24, 2010, 11:30:58 AM
yeah i just dont get his issue here especially considering his parents more than likely couldn't speak a bit of english.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 24, 2010, 03:23:42 PM
If you hear any sound cuts on CBS/Fox/ESPN from 97.5 The Fanatic in regards to the QB situation or McNabb they're from me. I freakin rock. Also I was on the Vai and Gonzo show today.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 24, 2010, 03:27:15 PM
They actually put you on the air?  What did you talk about?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on September 24, 2010, 03:28:53 PM
If you hear any sound cuts on CBS/Fox/ESPN from 97.5 The Fanatic in regards to the QB situation or McNabb they're from me. I freakin rock. Also I was on the Vai and Gonzo show today.

Hah, they do let the interns say shtein from time to time. I gotta listen for you next time.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on September 24, 2010, 03:29:14 PM
If you hear any sound cuts on CBS/Fox/ESPN from 97.5 The Fanatic in regards to the QB situation or McNabb they're from me. I freakin rock. Also I was on the Vai and Gonzo show today.

of course you mentioned the welcoming committee right ?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on September 24, 2010, 04:06:52 PM
when are you going to plug :CF
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 24, 2010, 04:25:34 PM
Did you talk about eating a burrito while scratching your balls?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 24, 2010, 04:52:22 PM
Do Vai and Gonzo watch the wire?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 24, 2010, 05:25:23 PM
I'll ask on Thursday which is the next day I'm in . I know Sean Brace their producer is a big fan of the Wire because I've had conversations with him about it.

Pretty much any audio you hear cut on the stream, promos, sounds for updates, podcasts etc. are done by me. It's more of an upaid job than it is an internship. The one kid I intern with interned for WIP 6 months ago and said they had him doing normal intern crap like getting coffee. Our role is basically that of a producer, we screen callers, take relevant clips for air, put stuff we think is worthy up on the net. It gets pretty intense at times because they'll have a guest on then want their soundbytes for their updates in 10 minutes.

They already briefed us for next week with the McNabb game, it's going to be hectic.

I was on the air during the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly segment and talked to Vai about his weekly picks. It isn't as exciting as it sounds.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 24, 2010, 06:50:04 PM
yes or no

does vai actually watch football
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 24, 2010, 07:50:47 PM
Yes

He's 5-1 with his football picks so he must know something.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 24, 2010, 07:56:45 PM
He knows how to return punts against the Giants. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on September 24, 2010, 11:17:00 PM
so this is your work atmosphere SD?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCrqU0HJVww&feature=related
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 27, 2010, 12:23:19 PM
btw for all you droiders.  Go to the marketplace, just enter "97.5 Fanatic" and you get live streaming for free.  just enable the background player so you can do normal crap on your phone and listen to the show. 

SD, whats the deal with Bruno and Mikey Miss, is this a buildup or real?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 27, 2010, 02:41:55 PM
so this is your work atmosphere SD?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCrqU0HJVww&feature=related

There's a lot of goofy shtein going on there, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

SD, whats the deal with Bruno and Mikey Miss, is this a buildup or real?

It's real. They took little jabs at each other now every crossover is them bickering. I missed today but I'm assuming it was the same as last week. Bruno will be here in October to air live from the studio so the sparks could really fly then. I personally like Bruno's goofy gimmicks and sense of humor but it's hilarious when Miss rips on him about it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on September 27, 2010, 02:50:20 PM
Missinelli is an ok enough radio host, but it is so blatantly obvious that he doesn't even bother to watch most sports, he's constantly overmatched and has gotten to the point where he goes all "eskin" on his callers and wont even let them make a point, or just entirely ignores the caller.

Bruno can talk sports circles around him, he actually pays attention to games.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on September 27, 2010, 03:03:18 PM
There's a lot of goofy shtein going on there, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

That could be great.  Or awful.  I'm not sure which. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on September 27, 2010, 03:17:28 PM
Missinelli is an ok enough radio host, but it is so blatantly obvious that he doesn't even bother to watch most sports, he's constantly overmatched and has gotten to the point where he goes all "eskin" on his callers and wont even let them make a point, or just entirely ignores the caller.

Bruno can talk sports circles around him, he actually pays attention to games.

Mikey Miss is IGY, but a tiny bit less stubbornly wrong.

But he's one of those guys that talks in hyperbole, but adds in that little disclaimer so he can say he wasn't wrong.


That being said, it makes for enjoyable radio.
Also a few weeks ago he said that there was "no feud or beef" with him and Tony Bruno and that they just like to take jabs at each other.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 27, 2010, 05:02:42 PM
There's a lot of goofy shtein going on there, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

That could be great.  Or awful.  I'm not sure which. 

It's great...I couldn't ask for a better internship. Well, they could pay me, but there's never a dull day there.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on September 27, 2010, 06:52:29 PM
so this is your work atmosphere SD?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCrqU0HJVww&feature=related

Between the BYU shirt, the wife beater tank or the Tongan war cry we may have something here.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 28, 2010, 06:39:47 PM
how sickening is it that espn has a permamnent crew at the heat training camp
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 28, 2010, 07:06:21 PM
get the farg outta here, do they really? Who is it? Pedro Gomez?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 28, 2010, 07:09:18 PM
no its not one person giving reports...that would be fine....its jalen rose jon barry and a host who i cant recall...mark jones maybe....but they are set up there kinda of like college game day...its ridiculous
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 28, 2010, 07:10:50 PM
I hope LeBron tears his farging ACL



I wonder if ESPN would televise the surgery?

Would Stu Scott lick his tears?

Unreal.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 28, 2010, 07:14:38 PM
Seriously.  Only Donovan McNabb deserves that level of love and attention.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Hawk on September 28, 2010, 11:40:53 PM
Mikey Miss was talking about Vick and black protectionism and some caller kept calling it blackonism.   Highlight of my drive To DC.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on September 29, 2010, 11:08:28 AM
btw for all you droiders.  Go to the marketplace, just enter "97.5 Fanatic" and you get live streaming for free.  just enable the background player so you can do normal crap on your phone and listen to the show. 

SD, whats the deal with Bruno and Mikey Miss, is this a buildup or real?

already have it. sweet.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on September 29, 2010, 11:12:36 AM
not sure who heard it but eskin and ike had vick on yesterday. eskin sounds like a beaten man anymore. it was truely a joy listening to him have to set aside what he really wanted to say to vick and carry on with the interview as ike coddled vick's nuts.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 29, 2010, 11:17:18 AM
No surprise here: Merrill Reese is Philly's favorite PBP guy (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20100929_Fans_rank_Merrill_Reese_as_Philly_s_No__1_play-by-play_voice.html).
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 29, 2010, 11:19:44 AM
whats more surprising is that Frantzke is #2.  Take a look Phillies... Get rid of Tmac
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on September 29, 2010, 11:20:37 AM
whats more surprising is that Frantzke is #2.  Take a look Phillies... Get rid of Tmac

actually i'm not surprised by that.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 29, 2010, 11:34:33 AM
well, i should say its nice to see, and i hope the brass takes notice. 

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 29, 2010, 02:33:47 PM
No surprise here: Merrill Reese is Philly's favorite PBP guy (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20100929_Fans_rank_Merrill_Reese_as_Philly_s_No__1_play-by-play_voice.html).

Best part of that Reese article is that he manages to throw a little jab at the taterskins in there. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 29, 2010, 09:34:41 PM
Ok, that ESPN at Miami's training camp is atrocious.

Rachel Nichols and her unfunny reports, Jalen Rose and Jon Barry with their awful insight...what a crock of shtein
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 30, 2010, 09:40:46 AM
I don't think I've ever listened to a word Rachel Nichols has ever said. I'm usually fantasizing about doing dirty things to her. She could be doing a report about Jessica Alba crapping a never ended bacon turd and I still wouldn't be listening.  And I don't even think she's off the charts hot. But there's something about that crazy looking bitch that makes my tenderloins tingle.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 30, 2010, 03:22:33 PM
she used to be the caps beat writer and she was fat as farg
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 30, 2010, 05:00:50 PM
So she was a fatty who was banished to print work and  could only get a job covering a sport that no one watches.  Then she got hot so ESPN sent her to South Beach so she could pleasure Lebron, Wade and Bosh during training camp.  Fat women everywhere should take note of this.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 30, 2010, 05:04:06 PM
And I guess this is as good of a place as any to comment about this, but did anyone see that horrible, awful, embarrassing "Herminator" segment that ESPN made Herm Edwards do yesterday?  I've seen some disturbing shtein on tv, the web and in movies but that was extremely uncomfortable to watch. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 30, 2010, 05:09:48 PM
Marcellus Wiley is hilarious. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 07, 2010, 09:50:15 AM
http://deadspin.com/5657174/espn-producer-caught-beating-it-outside-a-ladys-window
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on October 07, 2010, 10:12:38 AM
 :-D

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on October 07, 2010, 12:16:15 PM
I always knew Feva was a bald white jew
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on October 10, 2010, 12:53:39 PM
Strahan on pregame today, talkinga bout the Packers

"They need another RB like I need another tooth"

I laughed a little.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 12, 2010, 08:56:40 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/magazine/10/12/agent/index.html?eref=sihp#ixzz12AXVktiz

Great read. I tried to post it earlier but I couldn't do it on the phone.

This is the SI piece on the agent speaking out on all the people he's caked off and naming names on a lot of the dirty shtein going on.

Fascinating stuff.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 12, 2010, 09:05:19 PM
yea saw that on the fb feed of the girl that sucked off steve phillips...shes actually good for links like that

anyway i loved that story at the top. dood needs money cause his moms was sick. haha you been around the way for 5 minutes you know what he means by that.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 12, 2010, 11:06:31 PM
Maybe if you suck off Steve Phillips people would follow you on FB.  Doubtful, but you should give it the ole college try anyway. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 12, 2010, 11:43:20 PM
hes a good looking dude, if his cock were presented in front of my face i think i might partake

but then again if his dong looked like favre's, then i wouldnt. it all depends.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on October 13, 2010, 10:05:00 AM
That's one of the best articles I've read in a long time...If the allegation of Mel Kiper is true, how does he still have a job?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: rjs246 on October 13, 2010, 10:21:18 AM
How does he sitll have a job regardless? He's a farging idiot.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 13, 2010, 10:32:45 AM
How does he sitll have a job regardless? He's a farging idiot.

Now you're just trying to pick a fight with Havas.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 13, 2010, 10:37:31 AM
yeah hair helmet is a legend....but what am i gonna do...you cant account for taste
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: rjs246 on October 13, 2010, 10:51:39 AM
I have no idea how anyone can stand that guy.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: joneszilla on October 13, 2010, 10:55:33 AM
That was a good read Phreak.   :yay
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on October 13, 2010, 11:23:00 AM
I like Mel too, but that may be moreso because I hate that lispy farg Mike Mayock so much.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on October 13, 2010, 11:43:27 AM
i also like mel and think mcshay is a douche.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 13, 2010, 12:00:41 PM
Mel > Mayock >>>>>>> McShay >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Steuber
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 13, 2010, 02:16:15 PM
Mel is entertaining

Mayock blows them all away as far as knowledge

McShay is a joke

Steuber is a cockface geek
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on October 13, 2010, 02:19:05 PM
One of the producers I intern for (Sean Brace) does a Saturday morning show every once in a while with Steuber. I've been taking subtle digs at him but he's ignored me for the most part, time to take it to the next level.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: rjs246 on October 13, 2010, 02:20:05 PM
You mean oral?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 13, 2010, 02:28:04 PM
One of the producers I intern for (Sean Brace) does a Saturday morning show every once in a while with Steuber. I've been taking subtle digs at him but he's ignored me for the most part, time to take it to the next level.

Print out his tripe from the EMB and show it to him. Or better yet, show up at said Saturday morning show in a Brennan Hawaii jersey.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on October 13, 2010, 02:30:00 PM
One of the producers I intern for (Sean Brace) does a Saturday morning show every once in a while with Steuber. I've been taking subtle digs at him but he's ignored me for the most part, time to take it to the next level.

Print out his tripe from the EMB and show it to him. Or better yet, show up at said Saturday morning show in a Brennan Hawaii jersey.

His section is gone on the EMB unfortunately. Thought you'd know that, 4.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 13, 2010, 02:33:31 PM
Hi, Rome!

(http://bleedgreenforever.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/chris-steuber-140x170_20100225141056_0_0.jpg?w=140&h=170)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 13, 2010, 07:25:20 PM
One of the producers I intern for (Sean Brace) does a Saturday morning show every once in a while with Steuber. I've been taking subtle digs at him but he's ignored me for the most part, time to take it to the next level.

Print out his tripe from the EMB and show it to him. Or better yet, show up at said Saturday morning show in a Brennan Hawaii jersey.

His section is gone on the EMB unfortunately. Thought you'd know that, 4.

Yeah I forgot that it was blown up.

Either way grab a Brennan jersey and go taunt the little bastich
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 13, 2010, 09:44:45 PM
Once Brothers, the latest 30 For 30, is outstanding.

Its the one about Divac and Drazen Petrovic and the Croatian/Serbian fighting.

I'd forgotten how good Drazen was. Great show.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 14, 2010, 11:58:29 AM
Heard Via and Gonzo talking about that on my way into work this morning.  I forget which one, but one of them said it had them all choked up.....which lead to a stimulating converstation on things that get you choked up....which lead to callers and emailers talking about HK, the 08 Phils and Marley & Me.....which lead to an emailer sending in a joke that I'm sure Jay will love:

Q.  What gets Donovan all choked up?

A.  Big games. 

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on October 14, 2010, 04:01:43 PM
Heard Via and Gonzo talking about that on my way into work this morning.  I forget which one, but one of them said it had them all choked up.....which lead to a stimulating converstation on things that get you choked up....which lead to callers and emailers talking about HK, the 08 Phils and Marley & Me.....which lead to an emailer sending in a joke that I'm sure Jay will love:

Q.  What gets Donovan all choked up?

A.  Big games. 



I cut all the clips that were played (Invincible, Brians Song, Rocky etc.)

Praise
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on October 14, 2010, 04:11:03 PM
wow, sounded like hellen keller cut them.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 14, 2010, 04:17:43 PM
wow, sounded like hellen keller cut them.

p\/\/nt :chair
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 14, 2010, 04:22:31 PM
p\/\/nt

what the farg does this mean
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 14, 2010, 04:25:09 PM
It's basically the story of your life.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 14, 2010, 04:26:09 PM
pointless?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 14, 2010, 04:26:38 PM
Heard Via and Gonzo talking about that on my way into work this morning.  I forget which one, but one of them said it had them all choked up.....which lead to a stimulating converstation on things that get you choked up....which lead to callers and emailers talking about HK, the 08 Phils and Marley & Me.....which lead to an emailer sending in a joke that I'm sure Jay will love:

Q.  What gets Donovan all choked up?

A.  Big games. 



I cut all the clips that were played (Invincible, Brians Song, Rocky etc.)

Praise

Do they ever ask you to cut your wrists?  Cause they should. 

It's basically the story of your life.

p\/\/nt
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on October 14, 2010, 04:53:26 PM
just scratch my balls and eat burritos
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on October 14, 2010, 04:54:21 PM
and get back with the old lady?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 14, 2010, 04:55:25 PM
and get back with the old lady?

What did SD do to deserve this beating?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: rjs246 on October 14, 2010, 04:58:15 PM
Woke up one day and decided to share his thoughts on life with a message board. Same mistake we all have made from time to time. Same treatment we all deserve. Some day we'll all learn.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on October 14, 2010, 05:00:00 PM
just scratch my balls and eat burritos

sounds like a new tailgate item.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 14, 2010, 05:11:09 PM
Woke up one day and decided to share his thoughts on life with a message board. Same mistake we all have made from time to time. Same treatment we all deserve. Some day we'll all learn.

No you won't.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: joneszilla on October 15, 2010, 08:55:35 AM
Not sure if this was posted or this is even the right thread but pretty cool. Top 32 great calls in sports:

   http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/10/14/thirty-two-great-calls-2/?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin (http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/10/14/thirty-two-great-calls-2/?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: fansince61 on October 15, 2010, 12:15:56 PM
Not sure if this was posted or this is even the right thread but pretty cool. Top 32 great calls in sports:

   http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/10/14/thirty-two-great-calls-2/?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin (http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/10/14/thirty-two-great-calls-2/?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin)

Awesome Thx :yay
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 22, 2010, 07:56:13 AM
was just reading that wisconsin ohio state (on cable) outdrew phillies giants game 1 (on a network) last saturday

it isnt just pro football that rules this country
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on October 22, 2010, 03:02:27 PM
Not sure if this was posted or this is even the right thread but pretty cool. Top 32 great calls in sports:

   http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/10/14/thirty-two-great-calls-2/?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin (http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/10/14/thirty-two-great-calls-2/?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin)

good stuff! Thanks.

“Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!”
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on November 01, 2010, 09:34:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4qmmsi4PJY&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4qmmsi4PJY&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on November 01, 2010, 09:37:01 PM
weak
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on November 05, 2010, 09:36:06 PM
I hate people who ask people to read their blog but read this...

http://reversebaylessgambling.blogspot.com/ (http://reversebaylessgambling.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 09, 2010, 02:16:36 PM
I hate people who ask people to read their blog but read this...

http://reversebaylessgambling.blogspot.com/ (http://reversebaylessgambling.blogspot.com/)

Big mistake not betting against every single one of his predictions.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 09, 2010, 02:43:17 PM
reports have the nhl back on espn next season
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 09, 2010, 02:46:29 PM
are they gonna put national hockey games up against monday night football, too?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 09, 2010, 02:56:09 PM
That would be a neat trick, unless you're talking about putting them on the deuce.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 09, 2010, 09:48:35 PM
Tonight's 30 for 30 is outstanding.

The Marcus Dupree story...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on November 10, 2010, 05:08:10 AM
That was an incredible 30 for 30.  Marcus Dupree was the original beast.  Great story. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on November 10, 2010, 11:08:24 AM
reports have the nhl back on espn next season

SC showed highlights of Caps/Rangers and Oilers/Canes back-to-back without jamming them into a 30-second segment narrated by Barnaby or Melrose
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 10, 2010, 12:04:49 PM
nhl2night with buccigross is one of espn's all time best shows....they have to bring that back when they get hockey
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 10, 2010, 01:54:19 PM
can they bring back gary thorne and kill mike emerick?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on November 11, 2010, 11:41:19 AM
SD, or "intern Mike" got mentioned by full woppy deigo name on air today by Vai and Gonzo.  :yay
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 11, 2010, 11:45:49 AM
SD's burgeoning media career has the highest ceiling of anyone's on :CF.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on November 11, 2010, 12:36:19 PM
Don't kid yourself:  The future looks bright for ditch digging.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on November 11, 2010, 12:51:48 PM
SD's burgeoning media career has the highest ceiling of anyone's on :CF.

mike - just remember where you came from down the road when feva is producing your national show on espn. lot C6 ftw !
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 11, 2010, 01:46:37 PM
Don't kid yourself:  The future looks bright for ditch digging.

Ditch digging sports media?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 11, 2010, 02:07:53 PM
SD's burgeoning media career has the highest ceiling of anyone's on :CF.

mike - just remember where you came from down the road when feva is producer your national show on espn. lot C6 ftw !

yea seriously

its been my lives goal to piggy back on others peoples talents and secure a job doing something a trained ape could do. do that for me.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on November 11, 2010, 03:20:34 PM
Not cool comparing feva to an ape...racist.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on November 11, 2010, 08:46:50 PM
theisman and millen? what the farg.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 11, 2010, 09:09:55 PM
Millen is good. He was good on FOX prior to taking a TV break to ruin the Lions.

Theismann is farging awful.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on November 11, 2010, 09:53:35 PM
This is the worst broadcast crew working.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 12, 2010, 11:26:45 AM
MDS, read this. (http://chronicle.com/article/10-Tips-on-How-to-Write-Les/124268/)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 12, 2010, 12:15:57 PM
#10 is impossible is newspapers
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on November 12, 2010, 12:46:26 PM
sure is
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 12, 2010, 01:31:47 PM
see
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 12, 2010, 05:36:43 PM
I can't believe that they let John Clayton on TV.  He looks like a leper with terminal cancer.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on November 12, 2010, 06:50:29 PM
This is the worst broadcast crew working.

Couldn't agree more.  It's a cliche, but last night was the first time I muted a NFL game while watching it because of Theisman and Millen.   I would have made a list of all the dumb shtein they said but I had better things to do with my life.  So terrible.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 12, 2010, 07:02:13 PM
I can't believe that they let John Clayton on TV.  He looks like a leper with terminal cancer.

He's been phased out for the most part. Schefter and Mort have made him and Pasquarelli irrelevant. Lenny P to the point where he left and went to the SportsXChange.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 12, 2010, 07:44:10 PM
This is the worst broadcast crew working.

Couldn't agree more.  It's a cliche, but last night was the first time I muted a NFL game while watching it because of Theisman and Millen.   I would have made a list of all the dumb shtein they said but I had better things to do with my life.  So terrible.

millens actually really good, its just theismann is horrendous

id ask nfl network what they were thinking but they already hired bryant gumbel to do play by play so i guess that question is answered
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on November 12, 2010, 09:54:21 PM
Millen told Baltimore to run out of bounds on the kick return at the end of the game to stop the clock, and that they would have to burn a timeout when Heap went down, even after it was clear to everyone they were going to use a TO in that situation anyway.  Theisman is leagues worse, no argument there, but I don't see any awards being handed Millen's way after last night. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on November 13, 2010, 07:55:13 AM
I don't have NFL network, so I don't get to see the Thursday games, but the NFL allows the team markets to show their broadcast, so I saw this game.  I could not believe how awful the announcing crew was.  Even my mother couldn't stand them.

Millen was atrocious, easily a match for Theisman.  They couldn't call a play as it happened correctly...they waited until long after the play was over to say what was happening.  They get everyone's names wrong, talk about crap that doesn't matter while the game is under way, etc.

You'd think NFL would lay out some coin to put on a better show instead of this gang of idiots.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on November 13, 2010, 09:33:20 AM
related to Dio's point, ABC turned down the chance to carry the Eagles/taterskins game on monday instead sticking with Dancing with the Stars, so the Eagles game got bumped to CW17.  i find that incredible and i'm sure Joey threw a temper tantrum over at NovaCare when it happened
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on November 13, 2010, 09:51:37 AM
i won't believe that until todd confirms it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 13, 2010, 10:45:05 AM
related to Dio's point, ABC turned down the chance to carry the Eagles/taterskins game on monday instead sticking with Dancing with the Stars, so the Eagles game got bumped to CW17.  i find that incredible and i'm sure Joey threw a temper tantrum over at NovaCare when it happened

As he should. farg Dancing with the goddamn stars.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on November 13, 2010, 11:24:38 AM
related to Dio's point, ABC turned down the chance to carry the Eagles/taterskins game on monday instead sticking with Dancing with the Stars, so the Eagles game got bumped to CW17.  i find that incredible and i'm sure Joey threw a temper tantrum over at NovaCare when it happened

As he should. farg Dancing with the goddamn stars.

You're not fooling anyone here.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 13, 2010, 11:41:38 AM
i dont live in philly anymore so how would i know

easy is the man for this job

though there is no cw17, its myphl17 and cw57. you farging loser smith.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on November 13, 2010, 11:43:01 AM
i just hope that you die one of these days...that's my main concern.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 13, 2010, 11:50:47 AM
be more specific on the timetable, jesus boy

dying "one of those days" is inevitable...of course that could be in 10 seconds, 10 days, 10 years 100 years, etc.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 13, 2010, 02:33:48 PM
I vote for option a.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on November 13, 2010, 02:48:45 PM
sunny's right about phl17 and DWTS

the NFLN game against the Texans will be on that channel too
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 15, 2010, 08:20:23 AM
"@OGOchoCinco: @RealSkipBayless but since you got jokes ,if you look closely in the mirror you'll notice you and Judge Judy look like just alike  #justsayin"
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 17, 2010, 10:32:14 AM
oh hell YES....


Quote
NEW YORK (AP) -- Look out, March Madness. Charles Barkley is coming.

CBS and Turner executives confirmed Tuesday that the brash Hall of Famer and other big names from TNT's NBA broadcasts would be part of their joint coverage of the NCAA tournament starting this season.

Expect Marv Albert to call some early round games and Barkley and Kenny Smith to offer analysis from the studio under the 14-year, $10.8 billion deal the two companies signed in April.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on November 17, 2010, 10:34:27 AM
that is amazing news.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on November 17, 2010, 10:40:23 AM
"Where the hell is Valparaiso?"
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 18, 2010, 03:48:29 PM
Wilbon is leaving the Washington Post, presumably for a gig as a houseboy at the McNabb mansion
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on November 18, 2010, 05:08:44 PM
he's the only sports writer that ever made me angry enough to send him a letter. but my whole opinion of him over the last 5 or 6 years has changed and now i think he's one of the more tolerable sports guys out there.

i shot the shtein with him for a few minutes at a tennis tournament a few years ago and he is a genuinely nice dude.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 18, 2010, 05:11:56 PM
What did he say to get you all aroused?

I've always liked him and Kornheiser too. But I've noticed that he's become a shill for NBA players now. When the KG/Villanueva thing went down he pretty much called Charlie V a liar and sucked off KG.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 18, 2010, 05:40:29 PM
lol so hes a shill for nba players but not for mcnabb?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 18, 2010, 05:42:13 PM
From Phreak's view, who would qualify as a McNabb shill?  Probably only Wilma.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 18, 2010, 05:51:42 PM
lol so hes a shill for nba players but not for mcnabb?

Oh he absolutely is.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 18, 2010, 05:52:33 PM
do you guys fight over his cock or does wilma have a sign-up sheet?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 18, 2010, 06:58:41 PM
wilbon used to be a GREAT sportswriter before he like many others started to go multimedia.....theres never been better reading anywhere than the washington post during its golden age

kornheiser
leonard shapiro
wilbon
david aldrige
leonard shapiro
john feinstein
ja adande
norman chad
tom boswell

and all those people werent at one time or another writing in the sports section but all at the SAME TIME....just incredible
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 18, 2010, 07:06:32 PM
thats a lot of jews

also there were 2 leonard shapiros?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 18, 2010, 07:10:04 PM
Hahahaha.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on November 19, 2010, 05:33:42 PM
Houston is getting their own Comcast SportsNet in 2 years for the Astros and Rockets.  FOX Sports Houston will basically be stuck with the Rangers, college football and rodeos and whatever other crap you guys watch down there...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 19, 2010, 05:37:27 PM
How about Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia gets on DIRECTV.

Whats up with that, Ed?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on November 19, 2010, 05:44:05 PM
aww Jay misses Dei and Leslie getting older and uglier

Other than Eagles PGL and maybe Phillies PGL, you aren't really missing anything.  Well there's Amy Fadool to stare at, but she's dumb as ish...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on November 19, 2010, 06:16:17 PM
I like sportsrise and sportsnite
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 19, 2010, 06:17:53 PM
you really stare at amy fadool?....shes about as ho hum as it gets...not ugly but she should never be stared at or pointed out as being hot

I like sportsrise and sportsnite

the whole station is money....the throwback shtein they do is awesome
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on November 19, 2010, 06:19:55 PM
Amy Fadool looks like Sweet D if she gained 15 lbs.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 19, 2010, 06:21:43 PM
How about Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia gets on DIRECTV.

Whats up with that, Ed?

if im somehow still here and dont get that station ima kill J
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 19, 2010, 06:28:13 PM
whos sweet d?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 19, 2010, 06:35:20 PM
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kpogi2d2rW1qzjiplo1_r1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on November 19, 2010, 06:36:37 PM
It's always sunny in Souderton
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 20, 2010, 12:08:22 AM
The Parcells bio on NFLN was great.

Edit - forgot to add the anecdote in there about the homeless guy he met in Miami.

A guy selling newspapers alongside the road strikes up a friendship with Parcells. The homeless newspaper guy is an Eagles fan and tells Parcells how much he loves Andy Reid but "tell him to draft a farging wide receiver". So Parcells actually tells Andy about this guy. Reid sent him a shirt and a hat and asks Parcells how he is doing each time they talk.

Parcells helped the guy get a job and back on his feet.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 20, 2010, 07:13:36 AM
thats awesome...i just put it in my dvr cue
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 26, 2010, 02:38:37 PM
Holy shtein, when did Verne Lundquist turn into Jabba the Hut?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 26, 2010, 02:55:40 PM
i dont know but hes a fabulous announcer....the best football pbp guy right now college or pro
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 26, 2010, 02:59:56 PM
al michaels says hi
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 26, 2010, 03:06:02 PM
al michaels is just awful...he used to be decent about 10 years ago...but hes completely lost it in the last several years
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on November 26, 2010, 03:08:24 PM
He's not bad. He just lets it ooze into the tone of his broadcasts which team he has money on.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 26, 2010, 03:09:19 PM
not even close, junior

him and collinsworth are far and away the best team and its not a debate

scully- baseball
michaels- nfl
verne- college fb
gus- college hoops
marv- nba
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on November 26, 2010, 05:41:09 PM
Holy shtein, when did Verne Lundquist turn into Jabba the Hut?

 :-D
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on November 29, 2010, 03:35:31 PM
SD is at 97.5 sending out mass texts calling everyone a jackwad
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on November 29, 2010, 04:13:06 PM
SD is at 97.5 sending out mass texts calling everyone a jackwad

haaa, that was awesome.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on November 29, 2010, 04:38:08 PM
haha not me, I got it too. I loved the 'we got hacked' message as an explanation.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on November 29, 2010, 05:17:55 PM
i can see a few sound off calls bringing that up.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 30, 2010, 03:43:29 PM
"@Jeff_McLane: Really odd seeing Joe Theismann, here bc NFL Network is doing Thursday's game, wearing an Birds jacket."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 02, 2010, 09:28:37 AM
New ESPN Sunday Night Baseball team: Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser and Bobby Valentine
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 02, 2010, 03:08:59 PM
Apparently Phil Jasner IS in hospice care right now.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on December 02, 2010, 03:30:57 PM
New ESPN Sunday Night Baseball team: Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser and Bobby Valentine

Shulman  :yay
Hershiser :yay
Valentine  :boo :boo :boo

Sutcliffe would be much better. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 02, 2010, 03:44:54 PM
What's wrong with Jasner?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 02, 2010, 04:33:29 PM
Besides being a Jew and a Temple alumnus, I think he's also sick.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 03, 2010, 09:44:39 AM
Cancer, he was in remission, but last time i saw him he looked really bad. 

Holy farg Theisman was bad last night, guy made a career out of a bone breaking.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 03, 2010, 12:01:44 PM
no more Vai and Gonzo show.  Not sure if they just found out or what, weird ending of the show
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 03, 2010, 12:04:37 PM
Gonzo and Vai breaking up
Friday was the finale for the 97.5 the Fanatic show hosted by NBC10's Vai Sikahema and The Inquirer's John Gonzalez.

Fanatic program director Matt Nahigian says the two were just too busy.

He said he was talking to them about other shows, but not together.

Sal Paolantonio and Harry Mays will work the 10 a.m.-to-noon shift this month, "hammering football," Nahigian said.


sucks for SD
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 03, 2010, 12:05:26 PM
I blame SD
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 03, 2010, 12:08:28 PM
that goes without saying
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on December 03, 2010, 12:54:57 PM
That show was unlistenable anyway, farg em both.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on December 03, 2010, 02:54:00 PM
Vai & Gonzo weren't pulling in the ratings (bottom line). Been hearing the rumblings over the past month, but didn't know today was the last show until 5 minutes before they announced it. Supposedly Sal Pal rates extremely well. I'm done interning there in a few weeks. I'd like to get involved with radio but you have to work your way up from intern, to low level producer, to producer, to host etc. I just don't have the time or money to invest in working my way up the ladder.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 03, 2010, 03:50:03 PM
is there a more unfunny douche than gonzo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 03, 2010, 04:24:57 PM
TODD
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 03, 2010, 04:48:33 PM
I wonder what stories Sal Pal will make up on air?

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 03, 2010, 06:15:47 PM
Yes yes hello justin. What do you want
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on December 03, 2010, 10:06:07 PM
Phil Jasner passed away tonight from cancer. He was in a hospice.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on December 03, 2010, 10:54:05 PM
where are you getting your info from?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 04, 2010, 03:49:36 PM
Yes yes hello justin. What do you want
You, in my bedroom, wrapped in roses
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 07, 2010, 11:46:12 AM
Bill Conlin, HOF Writer
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 07, 2010, 11:57:42 AM
wilbons last column.....

Quote
For Michael Wilbon, a fond farewell to The Post

By Michael Wilbon
Tuesday, December 7, 2010; 12:05 AM

This is the first column I ever dreaded writing, the only time I can recall experiencing that thing known as writer's block. It's my last column for The Washington Post, 20-some years after my first one and 311/2 years after I walked in the door as a summer intern. It's not Shirley Povich's 75 years but I hung around long enough to think it might last forever.

Sadly and of my own doing, I've come to that part in the program where it's time to say goodbye, where I need to tell readers, editors, colleagues, even some of the people I've covered over the years just how enormously grateful I am for their helping me have the greatest adventure imaginable.

I remember thinking in the summer of 1980, after graduating from college and coming back to Washington for a second summer, that it would be a successful career if I got to have a byline from each of the major sporting events once in my life. It never dawned on me I'd wind up covering nine Olympic Games for The Post, or more than 20 Super Bowls, more than 20 Final Fours, more than 20 NBA Finals, or more importantly evolve to the point where the editors of this newspaper would trust me to lead the daily discussion about the news of the day and the changing cultural landscape as it all related to sports.

I never woke up a single day in those 30 years hesitant to go to work, whether I was reporting on something as surprising as Virginia's top-ranked basketball team losing to Chaminade in Honolulu; as terrifying as Mike Tyson biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear 30 feet in front of me; as historically significant as John Thompson navigating a Georgetown basketball program through the hostility of a sports world not yet comfortable with a black coach; as locally galvanizing as the taterskins winning a Super Bowl; as personally rewarding as being front and center to see David Robinson and Grant Hill and Byron Leftwich grow from boys to men; as selfless as Gary Williams leaving a perfectly good basketball program at Ohio State to come and save his alma mater; or as tragic as the death of young Len Bias.

There's no "favorite" or "best" interview, no "greatest" game because there were simply too many, thousands of each, over the years. But there is a favorite moment: Aboriginal hero Cathy Freeman winning track and field gold in the Sydney Olympics in 2000, leaving me to write through tears the only time in my career.

There is a favorite athlete: Michael Jordan, because he had and continues to have the greatest impact on the culture of sports since Ali and because, as Scott Turow wrote, "Michael Jordan played basketball better than anyone else in the world does anything else."

There is a biggest influence outside the profession: Coach John Thompson, whose 2 a.m. return phone calls would often begin with, "You want to sleep or you want a scoop?" and evolve into 90-minute conversations that usually had nothing to do with the Hoyas but everything to do with what was right or wrong with the world.

And most definitely there was and is a most important story in my career: the death of Bias, a young man with godly physical talents who was so much more than a headline to me because I covered just about every game he played his first two years at the University of Maryland. My friend Jay Bilas observed a few years ago that those of us of a certain age mark time with Bias's death the way the generation older than us does with the death of John F. Kennedy - and Bilas wasn't exaggerating.

The vast majority of my time at The Post has been anything but sad. I arrived at the paper close enough to the end of Watergate that Robert Redford was still occasionally popping into the newsroom to visit Bob Woodward, the man he portrayed in "All The President's Men." As difficult as it is for me to accept the notion that I became a colleague of the world's best reporter, it's nothing compared with the complete awe, even 30 years later, I still feel whenever I'm in the company of Ben Bradlee, even if it's just seeing him in the elevator.

Everything I have now professionally I owe to The Washington Post, specifically to George Solomon, my sports editor of a quarter century, for taking a chance on a 20-year-old kid, to Don Graham and Len Downie for allowing me the freedom to go anywhere and write about anything and anybody, especially for giving me the green light to do television at a time when TV and the Internet had newspapers pinned on the ropes while landing one haymaker after another.

I can only hope, as I leave for my own personal gain with a full-time career with ESPN, that the men who shepherded my career don't regret granting all those opportunities over the years. So many of us used The Post sports department as a launching pad to fame and (in some cases) fortune. Long before ESPN unleashed "Pardon the Interruption" on the world, Tony Kornheiser and I did pretty much the same thing on the fifth floor of the newsroom.

We also owe - let me speak for myself: I certainly owe - the people who indulged us over the years: our readers. No big city daily newspaper in America has an audience as educated, as diverse and as literate as The Post. And for those of us who care less about who was moving from guard to tackle and more about the significant issues of the day, whether it pertained to eligibility or race or performance enhancing drugs, it opened up grand possibilities for assignments, for pursuing fascinating stories that appealed to the widest audiences. Few newspapers had the means or the interest in sending a young columnist to Shoal Creek, Alabama, for several days to write about the difference between an exclusive country club and the local municipal track where the descendants of slaves and slave owners found themselves, willingly, to play in the same foursome.

I don't recall ever being told "no" if I wanted to write about something, even when it had little to do with sports. Probably my favorite enterprise assignment, one I viewed skeptically in the beginning, was going with Dave Sheinin to Los Angeles during the riots in the aftermath of the Rodney King drama in 1992 to try to find out whether there was any correlation between the decrease in funding for community programs related to sports and recreation and the increase in gang-related activity in the city.

Oh, yes there was a correlation. Kids who wanted to be running backs, center fielders, sweepers and shooting guards had become, largely through civic neglect, gang leaders. There was nothing quite like being invited one night to the Hollywood Hills home of the one and only Jim Brown to join members of the Crips and Bloods who had accepted his invitation to stop the violence for at least one night to talk about their differences.

Don't get me wrong; I loved covering some of the greatest events of the end of the 20th century, like the game where Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's streak for consecutive games played. But the stories like the one in Los Angeles were the ones that separated The Washington Post from 99 percent of daily newspapers, and those issues were the ones that began to reshape the discussion of sports in America, the ones that led people to look to columnists essentially as discussion leaders. The complex stories, the ones that made people examine their own values and beliefs, were so far removed from box scores and game analysis, but they now drive viewership and readership.

George Solomon, Len Shapiro and Sandy Bailey were the most influential editors in my life and could see so much of this coming. That they allowed me to be the junior member of a columnist lineup featuring Tom Boswell, Andy Beyer and Tony Kornheiser starting in 1990 was beyond my dreams. My very first "audition" column came before that in 1988 and was about Jimmy "The Greek" and some controversial remarks he'd made after lunch in downtown D.C. (at Duke Zeibert's for those of you of a certain age) that got him fired and truly kicked off the discussion of language, stereotypes and race in sports. Sally Jenkins, Tracee Hamilton, Mike Wise and Boswell will write, as they always do, with such passion and insight and grace that many of you might not have noticed for months I was gone. Still, knowing that I'll no longer have those kinds of discussions in this newspaper, from the frivolous to the serious, will be far more traumatic to me, I suspect, than to you.

The past 20 years, I've had the best job in America. My only regrets are that my father, who taught me the art of making a good case from the time I was 7 or 8 years old, died just before I became a columnist, and that my son Matthew, 21/2 years old, will never truly know what his old man did for a living most of his adult life. Everything else - all 30 years of it, thank you - was candy sweet.


Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 07, 2010, 12:04:27 PM
im surprised he didnt thank jesse jackson for giving him 20 years worth of talking points
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 07, 2010, 12:38:44 PM
Had no idea he was leaving. Is he making a bigger push into television or is there some behind the scenes drama going on at the post?  Or is McNabb's performance so painful to watch that he'd rather quit his job than be forced to watch and write about it every week
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 07, 2010, 12:54:01 PM
goin to espn full time
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on December 07, 2010, 01:02:33 PM
bill simmons is in my building tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on December 07, 2010, 01:06:00 PM
And you came back in time to tell us?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on December 07, 2010, 01:07:12 PM
yes?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on December 07, 2010, 01:08:42 PM
Thanks for the heads up :yay
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 07, 2010, 01:09:31 PM
if you could do me a huge favor and tell him to stop recording 1 hour podcasts about real world/road rules and other awful reality shows aimed at 12 year old girls. please.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 08, 2010, 01:19:47 PM
the godfather flew into philly for jasners funeral

pretty cool
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 08, 2010, 03:33:30 PM
so youre telling me somewhere out there allen iverson is wearing a yamaka
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 08, 2010, 06:45:14 PM
No he means Sammy D flew in.

Samuel, not AI, is igy's godfather
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 08, 2010, 06:46:17 PM
that is the worst nickname ive ever heard
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 08, 2010, 07:01:00 PM
its so awesome because he gave it to himself....otherwise it would be just meh
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on December 10, 2010, 05:23:57 PM
NM
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 10, 2010, 06:33:34 PM
Solid post!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 15, 2010, 06:49:29 PM
is there anything more sickening than this huge espn push to create a knicks celtics rivalry...and even worse than that is the revisionist history they have been pushing that says the knicks and celtics used to have a huge rivalry when in fact at no point ever in nba history were the knicks and celtics rivals at all...its like they want the nba version of yanks sox and will do anything to create it....it makes me so farging mad
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 15, 2010, 06:53:08 PM
paul pierce put it to sleep pretty well
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 15, 2010, 06:54:23 PM
so did mark jackson but espn wont stop...top ten all time celtic knick moments....are effin kidding me?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on December 15, 2010, 06:54:38 PM
even this top 10 list they're doing now is awful..none of these clips really ever stuck out in my mind
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 15, 2010, 06:54:51 PM
nothing was worse than them airing 20 minutes of a 5 hour old favre presser and not run with the breaking cliff lee news on monday night
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on December 15, 2010, 06:56:09 PM
can we keep cliff lee out of just one farging thread please??
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 15, 2010, 06:57:00 PM
nope
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on December 15, 2010, 06:57:53 PM
you're all dicks
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 15, 2010, 06:59:31 PM
yep
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 15, 2010, 07:15:27 PM
can we keep cliff lee out of just one farging thread please??

cliff lee or no cliff lee the mets season wasnt making it past passover

im not sure what there is to be angry about unless it physically pains you to see philadelphia teams do well which would make 0 sense
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 15, 2010, 08:25:20 PM
is there anything more sickening than this huge espn push to create a knicks celtics rivalry...and even worse than that is the revisionist history they have been pushing that says the knicks and celtics used to have a huge rivalry when in fact at no point ever in nba history were the knicks and celtics rivals at all...its like they want the nba version of yanks sox and will do anything to create it....it makes me so farging mad

They had a farging countdown clock going for the game!

Cliff Lee.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on December 16, 2010, 06:57:13 PM
Who is Cliff Lee?  Was he a Met or something?

Go Celtics
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on December 16, 2010, 09:23:44 PM
No Cliff Lee?  Cliff Lee is god!  God is good!  God is great!  You will worship our god!  You will be thankful for our god!

Oh, and farg the Mets and farg the Knicks and farg the Yankees and farg the Cowboys and...................... 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on December 16, 2010, 09:48:25 PM
the Lakers.  farg the Lakers.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 18, 2010, 08:51:56 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/skiing/news/story?id=5932586

holy shtein she's hot.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 22, 2010, 01:23:44 PM
Hahahahha

"@RealSkipBayless: Rebecca Lobo says she could beat me 1 on 1 wearing high heels. Ask Nancy Lieberman if that's true. Used to play Lady Magic a lot 1 on 1."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: reese125 on December 22, 2010, 01:54:38 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/skiing/news/story?id=5932586

holy shtein she's hot.



that video was useless without her re-enacting the leg crossing scene
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on January 03, 2011, 05:27:06 PM
hey Feva, smack some people around

Ron Franklin called Jeannine Edwards "sweetcakes" and "a**hole" (http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/franklin-to-female-espner-sweetcakes-a-hole-29388) (and did it too close to the Fiesta Bowl to allow ESPN to pull him off PBP)

then today, Schefter and Hannah Storm high-fived Mangini's firing (http://youtube.com/watch?v=GiGPNs80v88)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on January 03, 2011, 07:01:15 PM
mangini's a douchebag.  why wouldn't they high five that?

and lolol at the sweetcakes comment.  that's great.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on January 03, 2011, 07:57:57 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/skiing/news/story?id=5932586

holy shtein she's hot.



Great legs? - Yes.
"holy shtein, she's hot" - No.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: lurking wierdo on January 04, 2011, 05:15:49 AM
Not hot??
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 04, 2011, 06:42:04 AM
Hot, sure.  "Holy shtein" hot, no.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on January 04, 2011, 08:15:37 AM
^^^
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 04, 2011, 01:34:53 PM
mayock is doing color for seattle new orleans

the rose bowl was the highest rated non nfl program ever on cable and even including nfl it was the third highest rated behind 2009 pack vikings and patriots saints november 09

caps pens was the highest rated regular season nhl game since 1975 (flyes rangers game)

btw flyers - boston was the lowest rated winter classic
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 04, 2011, 01:41:26 PM
Who farging cares about Boston. 

Speaking of which, the NHL is pushing the Winter Classic to be played at the Linc.  IN
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 04, 2011, 02:10:50 PM
i dont think anyone cares about any team in the nhl...its all about stars and neither the flyers or boston have any...really no one should care about buffalo or pittsburgh and even that beat flyers boston...obviously because of crosby


doesnt the nhl decide where the winter classic is played...who are they pushing?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 04, 2011, 02:15:56 PM
Flyers/Rangers at the Linc

There was talk of Minnesota wanting to host, and the NHL said no because who gives a farg about Minnesota.  They're about as bland as you can get.  The Blackhawks will get another shot, but this time at Soldier Field i'd think.  The NHL prefers NFL Stadiums. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 04, 2011, 02:16:54 PM
Speaking of which, the NHL is pushing the Winter Classic to be played at the Linc.  IN

doesnt the nhl decide where the winter classic is played...who are they pushing?

pretty sure the NHL doesn't have free reign over a NFL stadium and must grease the right wheels to lock it in

I'm assuming that their desire to have one at the Linc is more based on all the "green" shtein than the fact that the Flyers are pretty good.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 04, 2011, 02:22:10 PM
pretty sure the NHL doesn't have free reign over a NFL stadium and must grease the right wheels to lock it in

lol...obviously they have to get permission to use the stadium....they arent just gonna show up unannounced and airlift a hockey rink into the linc

but there isnt a franchise or stadium anywhere that wouldnt work it out to host this game

if the nhl's intention is to have it at the linc then it will happen
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 04, 2011, 02:24:42 PM
Don't know, It could be another reason for Joey B and Lurie to show off their Green Initiative. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 04, 2011, 02:26:35 PM
Don't know, It could be another reason for Joey B and Lurie to show off their Green Initiative. 

I'm assuming that their desire to have one at the Linc is more based on all the "green" shtein than the fact that the Flyers are pretty good.

Thanks for the input, Doc Brown.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 04, 2011, 02:41:27 PM
I dont read your posts stupid
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 04, 2011, 02:43:42 PM
You are ignoring this user. Show me the post. (http://www.concreteanus.info/forum/index.php?anusfacemcgee)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 04, 2011, 02:51:06 PM
ha
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 04, 2011, 03:20:20 PM
BURN

I guess the league realized if they can play in 50 and rainy, they can play anywhere.  Rangers/Flyers would be a great game to see.  One other rumor was Detroit at Colorado, which would be pretty cool.  Too bad its not the 90's when those teams hated eachother. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 04, 2011, 04:48:16 PM
hey sweet baby, i just got fired from espn
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on January 06, 2011, 02:19:19 PM
one of the Boston Herald's long-time sports columnists announced he was gay via today's article (http://bostonherald.com/sports/columnists/view/20110106welcome_to_my_coming-out_party/)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on January 07, 2011, 09:28:46 PM
well alrighty then
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 11, 2011, 06:48:51 AM
He's a douche, but his show is really growing on me:

GottliebShow
Chizik said G-d was with them, oh, well, ok, now I know, guess that stunk for Oregon to try and overcome.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on February 02, 2011, 06:13:50 PM
The fargin feds shut down atdhe.net (http://atdhe.net/) and channelsurfing.net (http://channelsurfing.net/)

atdhe is back up at http://atdhenet.tv/ though

glad the department of homeland security is keeping us safe from the terrorists broadcasting out-of-market sports
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 02, 2011, 06:45:15 PM
LMAO, i heard they were shut down, didn't realize this was the latest sting.  What a bunch of farg tards
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 18, 2011, 12:59:45 PM
Cool, I guess?

Quote
Flyers broadcaster Jim Jackson will be making his NBC debut on Sunday, calling Washington and Buffalo in one of the networks' four regional telecasts as part of Hockey Day in America. Sunday is NBC's first collaboration project with Versus and Comcast SportsNet as a joint venture since their Jan. 28 merger.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 18, 2011, 01:02:39 PM
simmons is starting his own website and is bringing a whole bunch of writers on with him

i have not been called as of yet
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on February 18, 2011, 01:04:47 PM
Email him multiple times a day. Say you love the Celtics but also would like some Clips tickets from time to time. Lock it up.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 18, 2011, 01:17:04 PM
i absolutely despise jim jackson...not nearly on a wheels level but he really gets on my nerves
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on February 18, 2011, 02:52:13 PM
I used to like Jackson when he would do some shifts on WIP.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 18, 2011, 02:55:18 PM
in terms of insufferable homers hes actually below zumoff, but zumoff is such a great announcer it really doesnt matter

i cant imagine how awful it is listening to him and coatsey
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on February 18, 2011, 09:36:10 PM
Jackson's a homer but he's got a decent voice for hockey.


Wheels just sounds annoying no matter what he's saying.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on February 23, 2011, 09:57:08 AM
So the past couple of nights i have been on the road more in the evenings, who the hell is Tom Byrne on 97.5? This guy is easily the most misinformed talk show host I have ever listened to. Give him 30 minutes and you'll see just how fueled by here-say this guy is, he gets called out 2 or three times an hour.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on February 23, 2011, 10:09:40 AM
So the past couple of nights i have been on the road more in the evenings, who the hell is Tom Byrne on 97.5? This guy is easily the most misinformed talk show host I have ever listened to. Give him 30 minutes and you'll see just how fueled by here-say this guy is, he gets called out 2 or three times an hour.

He's a big college football fan (Notre Dame). I like TB, used to intern for him and got to know him pretty well. He knows his stuff. I don't think he's misinformed at all but maybe I missed it. What is he misinformed about?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on February 23, 2011, 10:15:19 AM
Mostly baseball... but a lot of his rants make no sense... and he realizes it too once he talks himself in the corner.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on February 28, 2011, 04:43:11 PM
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/howard_bryant_writer_for_espn.html (http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/howard_bryant_writer_for_espn.html)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 12, 2011, 11:50:13 PM
Quote
Kirk Herbstreit and his family moved out of central Ohio yesterday, a change that the ESPN college football analyst said he had pondered for three years. Herbstreit said the move to Nashville, Tenn., was because of the constant criticism he has received from a vocal minority of Ohio State fans who don't understand that his job at the network demands objectivity and fairness.

"Nobody loves Ohio State more than me," said Herbstreit, a former Buckeyes quarterback. "I still have a picture of Woody Hayes and my dad (Jim, a former OSU player) in my office, and nobody will do more than I do for the university behind the scenes. But I've got a job to do, and I'm going to continue to be fair and objective. To continue to have to defend myself and my family in regards to my love and devotion to Ohio State is unfair."

Herbstreit said he and his wife, Allison, visited several cities before deciding on Nashville. He will continue to do his Monday radio show on WBNS-FM (97.1) in the fall.

"From a sports perspective, this is rough," he said. "I love Ohio State. Love the Blue Jackets. Love the Reds. Those are my hobbies. I don't like moving. I love living here. I don't want to leave. But I just can't do this anymore. I really can't keep going like this.

"Eighty to ninety percent of the Ohio State fans are great. It's the vocal minority that make it rough. They probably represent only 5 to 10 percent of the fan base, but they are relentless."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on March 12, 2011, 11:53:58 PM
what a Hoyda

either deal with idiots on the street saying you suck or stop cashing your six figure tv checks, pretty boy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 13, 2011, 08:09:17 AM
The real problems here are that Ohio State girls are ugly and fat and a buckeye is a nut.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 13, 2011, 12:49:03 PM
Why did they save him? (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6209508)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on March 13, 2011, 01:01:10 PM
because hes the best analyst in the sport
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on March 18, 2011, 11:48:23 AM
Gus Johnson signature calls (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/14/sports/basketball/2011-johnson-videos.html?ref=ncaabasketball)

Awesome.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 18, 2011, 05:39:27 PM
Your signature calls are pretty awesome too.  Except they cost you $3.99/minute.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 04, 2011, 02:57:14 PM
I guess this thread works for this. 

Saw last night that the first 15 episodes of 30 for 30 are now available in a box set.  Also watched the Fab Five doc again and it's insane how much they impacted not only college ball but our culture in general.  But I think that they left a lot of C-Webb's dirt under the rug though.  Jalen was the only one who was relatively upfront about it.  Still though, it was fairly well done.  And even after watching it a 2nd time, I still don't understand why everyone got so worked up about Rose's Duke/Grant Hill comments.  The guy could not have been any more clear that he was speaking in the context of how he felt at the time......as a 18 year old kid from Detroit. 

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 04, 2011, 03:36:23 PM
the fact that he supposedly felt that way at the time must have been a talking point put out by someone because its been rammed into the ground non stop and it completely whiffs

first you thing you must know about all this is that jalen rose is the executive producer of the documentary...thats key

hes a smart guy...yeah he might have felt this way 20 years ago and maybe he still does...but he had plenty of time to measure his (recorded) words...words that could have been edited even...and yet he intentionally chose to use an incredibly offensive term to describe ALL black duke basketball players...

there were dozens of different ways he could have worded his hatred of duke at the time...he went with the most despicable way possible by using a word that is much more offensive to blacks than the n bomb....so while he might have hated duke when he was 18 he was 40 when he used the words he did....he knew what he was doing and got his intended result

its amazing how many people think the words he said were on tape from back then or something
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on April 04, 2011, 03:41:28 PM
he could have used different words, yes.  but he was describing his mindset at the time.  i don't think he ever said that this is how he still feels.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 04, 2011, 03:48:33 PM
he could have used different words, yes.  but he was describing his mindset at the time.  i don't think he ever said that this is how he still feels.

That's my point.  Since the doc came out, he's gone out of his way to not only say that he doesn't feel that way today, but that he wants the same life for his kids that guys like Grant Hill had growing up.

And sure, he could have worded it differently and maybe more "delicately", but farg that......it was a documentary, not some after school special.  So I want to know exactly what he thought and felt at the time.  I'm surprised that igy of all people wouldn't want a documentary to be as real as possible. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 04, 2011, 03:52:08 PM
there were 1000 different words he could have used to described how he felt at the time...he used by far the most offensive he could have for the shock value...like i said he got exactly what he wanted out of all this...which is free promotion for a product of which he was the excecutive producer of

how he felt at the time is completely irrelevant in the discussion....if in the documentary there was a video clip from 1992 of jalen rose saying he hated duke and all their uncle tom negros then this wouldnt be a story

but it wasnt....it was a 40 year old jalen rose using those words in a scripted premeditated piece...you wanna use those words by all means you have that right...but then dont act surprised when it offends
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 04, 2011, 04:57:37 PM
also lost in all of this is how the fab five did dick for the culture of college hoops

say hello to hoya paranoia and the runnin rebs. farging john thompson runnin a bunch of corner boys in upper class white dc school + ghetto ass thugs from unlv dominating the country >>>>> jalen rose and his soft ass loser squad that never won anything

on top of that jimmy king, who is from plano, a rich white suburb of dallas, is running his mouth about the uncle tom stuff. what a joke of a human being. rose grew up in the hood, he was ignorant at the time for a reason. but king? bullshtein.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 04, 2011, 09:02:47 PM
none of them were hood except jalen

and yeah lots of revisionist history regarding the cultural impact of the fab five...but thats what documentaries do...comes with the territory

as for on the court they never even won a conference title...in fact one year they finished 5th in a not great big ten
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 04, 2011, 10:12:52 PM
c webb was about to go to duke, too

i mean the doc was well done but it was so incredibly one-sided. and somehow that got lost in all the build up was an espn employee putting together a show for espn about himself and his buddies. ummmm yea watch fox news much?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 05, 2011, 07:30:16 AM
yeah basically
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 11, 2011, 12:10:09 AM
Someone please pull the plug on Rick Reilly. Please!

Yo Feva - can you drop a camera on his face next time he's in Bristol?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 11, 2011, 12:11:23 AM
it was such a FU to sports illustrated signing by espn. no chance they re-up with him next round.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 11, 2011, 09:38:15 AM
lol why do people hate him so much
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 11, 2011, 12:11:22 PM
lol why do people hate him so much

His Homecoming shows are pretty cheesy, but other than that, I don't get the hate either.  He's middle of the road to me.  Not great, not terrible.  Just kind of meh. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 11, 2011, 01:54:34 PM
hes a hack

on a number of occasions hes written re-written one of his columns and tried to pass to off as new.
he makes more 300000x more money than the average sports writer and works 3000000x less hard.
how hard it is? ooo cancer kid still plays little league. bla bla bla let me go play 18 at riviera.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on April 11, 2011, 08:04:29 PM
I think it's the cult of personality that attends him.  He's not a sportswriter...he's Rick Reilly.

And that just turns a lot of people into haters
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 13, 2011, 04:59:27 PM
rumor going around is mike mayock will replace theismann and millen on nfl networks games

and thank god
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on April 13, 2011, 05:11:01 PM
Jesus Christ has John Smallwood always been this huge? On the old DNL sets behind the desk he always looked a little chubby or chunky....but he looks morbidly obese on the new set where you can see his whole body.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on April 13, 2011, 05:31:57 PM
rumor going around is mike mayock will replace theismann and millen on nfl networks games

and thank god

shtein, he looks like he could be Goodell's son or brother.

(http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/files/2010/03/Mike-Mayock-300x225.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on April 13, 2011, 05:33:06 PM
I'd take Wheels over Theismann.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on April 13, 2011, 07:45:16 PM
I'm pretty sure I would prefer harsh static squealing out of my TV speakers during the game than listen to those two again.  NFLN did the impossible and found a worse booth guy than Theismann, and then for extra shteins and giggles they paired him with Theismann. I have to admit that there is some entertainment quality in witnessing a horrible train wreck, but that's about all they deliver. They manage to make the preseason ETN coverage with Herm Edwards sound professional.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on April 13, 2011, 07:48:22 PM
NFLN really did do the impossible if they were able to pair Thiesmann with Thiesmann. bastiches are breaking cloning laws just to make thursday night games unbearable.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 13, 2011, 07:50:47 PM
I'm pretty sure I would prefer harsh static squealing out of my TV speakers during the game than listen to those two again.  NFLN did the impossible and found a worse booth guy than Theismann, and then for extra shteins and giggles they paired him with Theismann. I have to admit that there is some entertainment quality in witnessing a horrible train wreck, but that's about all they deliver. They manage to make the preseason ETN coverage with Herm Edwards sound professional.

herm and hugh douglas are the worst ive ever heard...i mean worse than any espnu field hockey broadcast....difference is the other guys are doing a regular season game of
the week broadcast on a station named after the league itself so you expect way more....but they are one million times better than H&H
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 13, 2011, 09:34:18 PM
I believe Smallwood has been fighting severe health problems lately which may explain his weight gain.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on April 14, 2011, 10:24:49 AM
I believe Smallwood has been fighting severe health problems lately which may explain his weight gain.

It's probably the other way around.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 17, 2011, 08:22:34 PM
Quote
GonzoSpread your wings and fly, boo birds

Posted: 04/17/2011 8:09 PM
By John Gonzalez
Inquirer Columnist
A segment of the local media doesn't think much of you. It's true. There's a faction that believes fan is a dirty word. That's what all the recent debate over etiquette really means, though many of my contemporaries would never admit it.

No, they like to polish their criticism and package it as free advice - a present from them to you about how to act in certain situations. They're absolutely certain they know how to comport themselves - but they don't believe you do, so they're happy to explain it for your edification. You're evidently simple and could use the help. Take notes and follow their rules, and maybe they'll admit you to their fan finishing school.

At least Howard Eskin has the guts to cut the pretense and call you nitwits and dopes.

Over the last few weeks, there have been quite a few words written about booing - when you can and can't do it and whether you need to be provided with express, written consent beforehand. Judging by all the space dedicated to your unthinkable, inexcusable, oh-so-naughty behavior - tsk, tsk - I suspect some of the local scribblers would like to smack you with a misconduct penalty and put you in the fan penalty box for an indefinite period.

Let's review: After Cole Hamels had a poor first outing of the season, a story was published bemoaning those who booed the performance. When the Flyers failed to score against the Sabres and lost Game 1 of their playoff series, a piece was published that questioned the fan reaction by repeating one simple question: "Why boo?" And, not to be left out, former governor turned columnist Ed Rendell crafted a handy guide that outlines when it's appropriate to boo and when you should stay quiet. (Expect a pocket-size travel version to hit newsstands any day now. You might want to buy in bulk and hand them out as gifts around the holidays.)

Oh, and Greg Dobbs got booed over the weekend, too. That should occupy us for at least a week.

It should be noted that I like and respect the people who wrote those stories, even though the former governor called me a contrarian. (That's ridiculous. I look forward to arguing that point with him.) But I bristle when media members - and it isn't just the print guys; TV reporters and radio hosts do it all the time - tell the general public how to act. It can come off as though they think they're better or smarter than the average person.

That's part of the problem. Many media types I know hold the fans in contempt. It's sad when, say, a cheese-heavy local baseball blogger thinks he knows it all but fails to see himself for what he is: a glorified stenographer with a bloated ego and a sweet gig. It's the misguided elitism that rankles. Reporters don't consume sports the same way fans do, and few of them have made much of an effort to understand your perspective.

What the finger-waggers too often fail to grasp is that not all boos are equal. Among many others, there's the we-hate-you boo, which is very different from the that-was-a-poor-performance boo (lobbed at Hamels) or the we're-frustrated-at-the-

moment boo (directed at the Flyers in Game 1). The first boo is venomous and lasting and usually reserved for vile enemies of the state - or New Yorkers. The second and third boos are visceral and fleeting. They're ways to think out loud and vent in real time. They aren't big deals, and you don't deserve to be put in a timeout or sent to bed without supper whenever you employ them.

So boo if that's your thing. Boo individual performances and underperforming players. Boo disappointing team efforts and lackluster seasons. Boo writers and TV talking heads and radio personalities. Boo friends and family. Heck, boo me (though you probably don't need any added encouragement on that front). Boo whomever you like. Or don't. It's up to you. Just don't let anyone dictate the terms of your passion. They aren't you, and they shouldn't pretend that they always know what's right.

One last point: Context is important. Let's not forget where all this supposedly unsavory conduct occurs. We don't live in St. Paul, Minn., or St. Louis. The fans there are Stepford automatons, blinking and cheering and slobbering on cue. It's frightening.

Many of the people here take pride in being the opposite of the typical mindless water-and-sprout mutants filling seats in stadiums across the country. Philadelphians have long seen themselves as open, honest brokers - fans who will tell you exactly what they're thinking instead of what you might want to hear. There's no expectation of unwarranted and reflexive support. There's no phony posturing. There's no pretending. The players might not always like it, but they know the deal - and they don't need to be protected by the mind-your-manners mob [\quote]

Gonzo dead on point.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on April 17, 2011, 09:58:30 PM
^^^^^^^ This.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on April 17, 2011, 10:47:43 PM
Rhea Hughes was hired by CSN to be the full-time host of their online 12:30 weekday show and is now considered an "insider" along with Frank, Panaccio, Lynam, Salisbury and Didinger
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 17, 2011, 11:04:01 PM
Is she still with WIP?

And what exactly is she an insider of? What is her expertise?

And apparently the Gonzo piece was directed mainly at Murphy and his High Cheese blog because Murphy tweeted some crap earlier too
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on April 17, 2011, 11:04:50 PM
I wonder what CSN higher up she let insider to get that job.



hiyyyooo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 17, 2011, 11:11:59 PM
Oh shtein

back and forth between Gonzo and Murphy

Down goes Murphy!

Quote
John Gonzalez

There’s the failure of your career, @highcheese – the fact that, despite being a beat writer, you’ve never broken a story. (Does your check direct deposit into Zolecki’s account?)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 17, 2011, 11:13:49 PM
Quote
John Gonzalez
And there’s that time you failed to get a local female sportscaster to go home with you. You remember....

...she kicked you out of the cab and left you standing with your shriveled dick in hand.

But, hey, I didn't make it on the radio. So score that one for you.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on April 17, 2011, 11:19:42 PM
Haha goddamn, these dudes don't like each other very much eh?

Quote
David Murphy

I'd like to apologize for my earlier Tweet. It was immature of me to mock a guy who has made it clear that he does not expect, nor even desire, to be taken seriously. Rather than accept him for who he is -- an irrelevant voice whose column shares space with the daily sports cartoon -- I made the mistake of taking the easy way out and focusing on his various professional inadequacies. I should have just said this: We are in the business of fairness, and it doesn't get more unfair than publicly accusing a writer of having contempt for his readership. Unlike the Lorax, I do not believe a fan base to be a homogenous group of people whose thinking and behavior can be neatly generalized for the express purpose of writing a simpleton column. I believe the majority of fans are rational individuals with a beautifully irrational love for their teams, people who have the ability to process critical thoughts on their own, people who do not need to be told how to feel by a columnist who has a latent inferiority complex and an eighth-grader's grasp of the English language. The only people for whom I hold contempt are hack wannabe writers who invent stories for the express purpose of taking a pandering viewpoint. Please accept this apology. <br/>


I like Murphy for no other real reason than I enjoy when he's on DNL
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 17, 2011, 11:53:42 PM
yikes

keep in mind the dn and inqy are owned by the same companies. the papers are like down here and, while each one talks shtein on the other at times, im pretty sure heads would roll at the corporate if anyone ever went public with the bullshtein.

just not professional or smart...its like teammates blasting teammates and it detracts from what youre covering, as you and your name calling are now the story. were never supposed to become the story. but i guess you gotta do what you gotta do to sell papers and thats what gonzo is doing. fonzie should know better. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 18, 2011, 12:30:20 AM
It's interesting to say the least.

I side with Gonzo here, at least in his column. I don't know what Murphy said about the booing but him and Gelb have always struck me as smartasses.

Even Dan Gross is taking shots now
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 18, 2011, 12:48:16 AM
gelb i think is pretty good

the smug part you might be getting, and i hate to sound bitter over this, but both of those guys didnt do much of in the way of working themselves up in the business. no stops in brownsville. no multi-year stints on the copy desk and prep beats. both pretty much stepped in and started covering the phillies. usually in this line of work you got to put your time in either smaller towns or on the lower rung stuff of the big shops before an opening arrives.  some of us (that be me) probably arent good enough to get past that.

and again i really like the way gelb writes. his gamers arent so much about the game but about a key play or moment combined with offering insight to the locker room post game scene or something he saw on the field. i.e. something we cant pick up from watching on tv. murph is in depth as hell but he comes off as a giant smug dick and hasnt really broken anything which leads you to believe hes not a great reporter/great at dealing with people and cultivating sources. and on the other hand, he was right about gonzo--he doesnt take himself seriously and neither does anybody else. but, to a point, gonzos job is to get people talking. hes doing that, probably with encouragement from upstairs or in the least no one is telling him to stop.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 18, 2011, 07:26:12 AM
theres been a movement in town to criticize booing lately...ever since hamels got booed coming off the field after his mets debacle...gargano talked about it all last week...its sickening

and how much would you pay for one shot at gonzo....got i would love to put that Hoyda to sleep
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 18, 2011, 12:09:39 PM
Was Gargano for or against the booing?

And did SunMo call WIP and admonish the booing supporters for being mean to his boy?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 18, 2011, 12:11:59 PM
he was killing the fans for it
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on April 18, 2011, 12:13:22 PM
no, i realize it's pointless to try and convince the rockhead tough guys that just because cole has a funny voice and is from socal that he's not a Hoyda.

it's ok, i'll continue to support the only pitcher in 25 years to bring a title to the city...you and the other tough guys can show tough you are by booing him
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 18, 2011, 12:13:52 PM
"aww cuz you're killin' me! Ya don't boo a guy who was the world series em vee pee! You just don't do it!"

When did he turn softy?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on April 18, 2011, 12:22:22 PM
It's interesting to say the least.

I side with Gonzo here, at least in his column. I don't know what Murphy said about the booing but him and Gelb have always struck me as smartasses.

Even Dan Gross is taking shots now

Murphy didnt really say anything about the booing, he just said Gonzalez has no talent. Which he is right.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 18, 2011, 12:24:54 PM
"aww cuz you're killin' me! Ya don't boo a guy who was the world series em vee pee! You just don't do it!"

When did he turn softy?

its only with the phils....hes out of control with his over the top homerism of them right now...its just a phase hes going thru

he couldnt understand that when a pitcher gives up seven runs in three innings against your arch rival you priobably arent going to get cheered when you come out of the game...it was a reaction to the performance at that specific moment

guess what

i bet when nicole tosses a gem he gets cheered coming out of the game
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 18, 2011, 12:31:50 PM
who cares about any of this

cole hamels goes home to his money and fake boobed wife. hes fine.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 18, 2011, 01:17:54 PM
he couldnt understand that when a pitcher gives up seven runs in three innings against your arch rival you priobably arent going to get cheered when you come out of the game...it was a reaction to the performance at that specific moment

guess what

i bet when nicole tosses a gem he gets cheered coming out of the game

I really don't understand why people see it in any way other than ^^this^^. 

Hamels was amazing in 08 and led the team to the WFC.  That's great and all, but it doesn't give him a free pass to play poorly and not get criticized for it.  And it's not like the fans boo him harder than anyone else.  There's no real Hamels hate going on in Philly and it's not like I read a lot of articles that are bashing him or hearing callers consistantly calling him out.  I can all but assure you that if Hamels were more consistant that he'd catch a little less flack when he does have a bad start.  But the truth is that you really don't know what you're going to get out of him from 1 start to the next.  You know with Doc and Lee that you are going to get a solid performance 9 out of 10 times, but even in their bad start they still aren't going to get shelled very often.  If Hamels wasn't so up and down I bet the fans would go a little easy on him on his off days. 

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on April 18, 2011, 01:32:47 PM


I really don't understand why people see it in any way other than ^^this^^. 

Hamels was amazing in 08 and led the team to the WFC.  That's great and all, but it doesn't give him a free pass to play poorly and not get criticized for it.  And it's not like the fans boo him harder than anyone else.  There's no real Hamels hate going on in Philly and it's not like I read a lot of articles that are bashing him or hearing callers consistantly calling him out.  I can all but assure you that if Hamels were more consistant that he'd catch a little less flack when he does have a bad start.  But the truth is that you really don't know what you're going to get out of him from 1 start to the next.  You know with Doc and Lee that you are going to get a solid performance 9 out of 10 times, but even in their bad start they still aren't going to get shelled very often.  If Hamels wasn't so up and down I bet the fans would go a little easy on him on his off days. 




actually, it farging does give him that right....especially when it's his first farging game of the season. 


that first line goes right to the unappreciatve cvnt bags that you are all being


yeah, that championship was nice and all.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 18, 2011, 01:39:39 PM
he has no rights whatsoever....except the right to part his hair down the middle and feather it...and do embarrassing magazine shoots

if nicole is so tough then im sure a little booing after shteinting the bed against the mets wont hurt her
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 18, 2011, 01:39:50 PM
It was great.  He was great.  He's one of my guys.  But if he plays like ass, he gets booed.  Jimmy won an MVP.  Choke has hit more hr's than anyone in baseball over the last 5 or 6 years.  They get booed when they suck too.  Too many people associate booing with hatred or something and that's not necessarily the case.   
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 18, 2011, 01:44:15 PM
so by sunmos logic, everyone on the 08 team a lifetime free pass from everything.

i didnt know this was st louis
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on April 18, 2011, 01:46:39 PM
no, just NLCS and WS MVPs, but i get it.  cole can win 15 starts in a row with 10 shutouts and it's fair to boo him on the 16th start if he gives up 3 runs.

btw, that's the mentality of the bandwagon cherry hill douchebag fans who started watching 2007, congrats on that.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on April 18, 2011, 01:49:21 PM

I really don't understand why people see it in any way other than ^^this^^.  

Hamels was amazing in 08 and led the team to the WFC.  That's great and all, but it doesn't give him a free pass to play poorly and not get criticized for it.  And it's not like the fans boo him harder than anyone else.  There's no real Hamels hate going on in Philly and it's not like I read a lot of articles that are bashing him or hearing callers consistantly calling him out.  I can all but assure you that if Hamels were more consistant that he'd catch a little less flack when he does have a bad start.  But the truth is that you really don't know what you're going to get out of him from 1 start to the next.  You know with Doc and Lee that you are going to get a solid performance 9 out of 10 times, but even in their bad start they still aren't going to get shelled very often.  If Hamels wasn't so up and down I bet the fans would go a little easy on him on his off days.  



Take away both of their best years respectively (2008, WS MVP/Cy Young) You do realize that since and including the 2009 season, Hamels has (slightly) better numbers than Lee in most major categories? They really are not all that different.

I am not slighting either pitcher there. Just pointing out the borderline retarded perception generated by the boneheaded mcfaddens dwellers.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on April 18, 2011, 01:50:16 PM
he has no rights whatsoever....except the right to part his hair down the middle and feather it...and do embarrassing magazine shoots

if nicole is so tough then im sure a little booing after shteinting the bed against the mets wont hurt her

Considering how he's pitched since, it probably hasn't.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 18, 2011, 02:03:04 PM
he has no rights whatsoever....except the right to part his hair down the middle and feather it...and do embarrassing magazine shoots

if nicole is so tough then im sure a little booing after shteinting the bed against the mets wont hurt her

Considering how he's pitched since, it probably hasn't.

and it shouldnt...if you cant take a little booing after maybe the worst start of your career against the farging mets of all teams then you dont belong....but its not nicole complaining about it...its a small segment of fans and mostly parts of the media that are all bent out of shape about it...christ all mighty its philadelphia....

you dont want booing then be a fan of the devil rays....or christ even a great sports city like cleveland where the indians have gotten off to a great start have had SIX games already with an attendance of under 10,000

if you suck really bad in philadelphia they are most likely going to let you know...live with it or root for elsewhere

it should also be noted that nicole is not well liked for how good of a player he is so who the player is in this case factors in....but you simply cant come back from that magazine shoot he did...thats pretty much a print version of lindros bawling at the nhl awards banquet...its hard to ever fully come out of a hole like that....no one is rooting against him and if he plays well hes gonna get huge cheers but hes just not the kind of guy fans are ever going to warm up too and that will get him more boos than a lot of other players when he performs poorly
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 18, 2011, 02:51:21 PM

I really don't understand why people see it in any way other than ^^this^^. 

Hamels was amazing in 08 and led the team to the WFC.  That's great and all, but it doesn't give him a free pass to play poorly and not get criticized for it.  And it's not like the fans boo him harder than anyone else.  There's no real Hamels hate going on in Philly and it's not like I read a lot of articles that are bashing him or hearing callers consistantly calling him out.  I can all but assure you that if Hamels were more consistant that he'd catch a little less flack when he does have a bad start.  But the truth is that you really don't know what you're going to get out of him from 1 start to the next.  You know with Doc and Lee that you are going to get a solid performance 9 out of 10 times, but even in their bad start they still aren't going to get shelled very often.  If Hamels wasn't so up and down I bet the fans would go a little easy on him on his off days. 



Take away both of their best years respectively (2008, WS MVP/Cy Young) You do realize that since and including the 2009 season, Hamels has (slightly) better numbers than Lee in most major categories? They really are not all that different.

I am not slighting either pitcher there. Just pointing out the borderline retarded perception generated by the boneheaded mcfaddens dwellers.

If Lee had more time in a Phillies uniform, I'd buy into what you're selling.  But he had less than a half season in 09, a great postseason and then was gone all of 2010.  I'm not going to compare his 2009 Cleveland and 2010 Seattle/Tex #'s simply for the fact that I don't care what he did with other teams.  Not to mention that he's pitching in different types of ballparks, facing deeper AL lineups and with the exception of Tex, was playing for crappy teams. 

The numbers may be similar, but pretty much anyone with a pulse knows there is a pretty serious difference between the 2.  Maybe it's mental, maybe it's ability, maybe one just throws better stuff.  Maybe it's all 3.  But Hamels hasn't pitched consistently on the same level as Lee for any extended period of time. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on April 18, 2011, 03:01:33 PM
SunMo's mistake in all this is taking the booing that Hamels got as some sort of "hate" for Hamels. The fans there weren't hating on Hamels, they were booing a poor performance and it was definately not a hate-filled boo....it was more of a "Dude what the hell you're better than this garbage" boo

Philly fans are smart and they don't boo just to boo (well, most of the time)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on April 18, 2011, 03:19:17 PM

I really don't understand why people see it in any way other than ^^this^^. 

Hamels was amazing in 08 and led the team to the WFC.  That's great and all, but it doesn't give him a free pass to play poorly and not get criticized for it.  And it's not like the fans boo him harder than anyone else.  There's no real Hamels hate going on in Philly and it's not like I read a lot of articles that are bashing him or hearing callers consistantly calling him out.  I can all but assure you that if Hamels were more consistant that he'd catch a little less flack when he does have a bad start.  But the truth is that you really don't know what you're going to get out of him from 1 start to the next.  You know with Doc and Lee that you are going to get a solid performance 9 out of 10 times, but even in their bad start they still aren't going to get shelled very often.  If Hamels wasn't so up and down I bet the fans would go a little easy on him on his off days. 



Take away both of their best years respectively (2008, WS MVP/Cy Young) You do realize that since and including the 2009 season, Hamels has (slightly) better numbers than Lee in most major categories? They really are not all that different.

I am not slighting either pitcher there. Just pointing out the borderline retarded perception generated by the boneheaded mcfaddens dwellers.

If Lee had more time in a Phillies uniform, I'd buy into what you're selling.  But he had less than a half season in 09, a great postseason and then was gone all of 2010.  I'm not going to compare his 2009 Cleveland and 2010 Seattle/Tex #'s simply for the fact that I don't care what he did with other teams.  Not to mention that he's pitching in different types of ballparks, facing deeper AL lineups and with the exception of Tex, was playing for crappy teams. 

The numbers may be similar, but pretty much anyone with a pulse knows there is a pretty serious difference between the 2.  Maybe it's mental, maybe it's ability, maybe one just throws better stuff.  Maybe it's all 3.  But Hamels hasn't pitched consistently on the same level as Lee for any extended period of time. 

Fine, but you cant cherry pick when when you judge them from. You want to judge 6 weeks in 2009, and then skip all of 2010 and then 3 starts into 2011?

The fact is, you say you know what your getting when you have Lee on the mound vs the "inconstancy" of hamels, where they are virtually the same pitcher at the end of the day. Slighting Hamels for the same thing you praise Lee for is exactly the perception created by a slightly whiney voice, and ill advised photo shoot...and not based on any kind of realistic baseball world.

Oh.. i personally don't care if he was booed in one game.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 18, 2011, 03:42:13 PM
Yes, I'm only judging Lee on what I've seen him do for the Phils, which is what, maybe 20 total starts?  I'll gladly compare Hamels and Lee during just that timeframe.  Maybe I'm right or maybe I'm wrong. Not sure without checking the stats.

But I do know that in the 4 or 5 years that I've seen Hamels I've seen a lot of inconsistancy. Greatness on start and total suck the next. Haven't seen the same from Lee in the brief time he's been with the Phils.  Maybe it's unfair to compare, but I am.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on April 18, 2011, 03:47:03 PM
It's not unfair, it's stupid. But whatever.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on April 18, 2011, 03:52:30 PM
Philly fans are smart and they don't boo just to boo (well, most of the time)

I don't understand why they booed Doobs during both ABs this weekend
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 18, 2011, 03:56:36 PM
because he sucked the last 2 years and nobody at the game remembers when he was good in 08.

also if i was at the game i wouldnt have given a shtein about dobbs. its greg dobbs. who cares.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 18, 2011, 04:09:32 PM
he was really really good in 2008 but its amazing how matt stairs one swing against the dodgers basically made it like dobbs wasnt even on that team

btw dobbs is hitting over .400 this year
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 18, 2011, 04:11:14 PM
pinch hitters are like middle of the pack relief pitchers

some years they have it and some years they cant get a high school kid out

for example, most likely ross gload will blow this year
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 18, 2011, 04:17:49 PM
he was really really good in 2008 but its amazing how matt stairs one swing against the dodgers basically made it like dobbs wasnt

Yes he was.....was very productive as a pinch hitter all year and was an adequate sub to give Feliz a day off or shag some balls in the of.  But yeah, I think Stairs launching one into the middle of the night in LA is easily the 2nd most remembered/talked about moment of that entire post season.  Lidge striking out Hinske is obviously #1. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on April 18, 2011, 05:00:25 PM
ross gload will blow this year
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 06, 2011, 12:09:48 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/richard_deitsch/05/05/gusjohnson.cbs/index.html

Gus Johnson - out at CBS
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 06, 2011, 01:21:51 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/05/report-gus-johnson-still-could-stay-with-cbs/

or not

good work richard douche
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 06, 2011, 10:02:31 AM
I'm sure you all agree with this list of the top ten greatest calls of all time (http://www.realclearsports.com/lists/sports_broadcasting_calls/intro.html?state=stop) without debate, right?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 10, 2011, 01:21:15 PM
Gus heading to FOX (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/2011/05/09/2011-05-09_gus_johnson_officially_out_at_cbs_headed_to_fox_after_cbs_declines_to_match_foxs.html#ixzz1Lwk1GY2t)

 :yay :yay :yay :yay
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 10, 2011, 01:38:57 PM
thats horrible news....hes a basketball guy and fox doesnt have basketball....hes not a good football announcer
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on May 10, 2011, 02:00:17 PM
I'm sure you all agree with this list of the top ten greatest calls of all time (http://www.realclearsports.com/lists/sports_broadcasting_calls/intro.html?state=stop) without debate, right?

No doubt.  "Down goes Frazier" is one of my all time favorites.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 10, 2011, 02:17:16 PM
hes not a good football announcer

He's better than Pitts and has 1000% more life in him than Stockton or Rosen, so it's an upgrade for FOX.  I guess he'll get the "C" games unless they're planning to split up Albert/Moose/Goose (probably not)...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 10, 2011, 02:20:51 PM
the fact that he no longer will do basketball far outweighs any nominal improvment over some 3rd string announcer on fox
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on May 10, 2011, 02:24:02 PM
Unless you don't care about basketball announcers.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 10, 2011, 02:48:54 PM
i think hell probably do pac 12 hoops

so...he might as well do my old jew ball games
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on May 10, 2011, 02:51:44 PM
yeah i'll definitely miss him during the tournament. but i love him in football too. i remember him calling that stokely catch in week one against the bengals and it was awesome.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 10, 2011, 02:56:11 PM
memories (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I74BG0YFKUc)


This one too

Jacksonville's hail mary vs Houston last year (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpFyjJZ5Db0)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 10, 2011, 03:07:52 PM
the problem with him in football is one he knows little about the sport and two the yelling act gets old because theres a lot more what he  considers big plays in football...so hes screaming over every 30 yard pass...in basketball he primarily saves it for the end of games
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on May 10, 2011, 04:37:27 PM
He does go nuts in football.  It's hilarious listening to him go ape shtein over a two yard gain off tackle in the first quarter.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 11, 2011, 12:04:49 PM
Quote
Expect Comcast SportsNet to soon change its name to NBC Sports Philadelphia.

NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol recently told NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman that Comcast's regional sports networks "all across the country will begin to be referred to something like 'NBC Sports Philadelphia,' 'NBC Sports Chicago,' etc.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on May 11, 2011, 12:39:38 PM
I'm sure that won't cause any confusion for Channel 10 viewers.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 11, 2011, 01:02:23 PM
I don't care what they farging call it.  Make it available on directv.  Dicks. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 11, 2011, 01:46:50 PM
its a terrible channel and theyd black out all games so youd still need to buy the packages you cheap jew
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 11, 2011, 01:49:29 PM
I can catch games on the other CSN channels available on dtv.  Why would CSN Philly be any different?

I really don't care about their other shows and such, I just want the games.  So if they were to black them out, then farg 'em. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 11, 2011, 01:55:18 PM
you are mistaken.....you cannot get games on csn's without paying for the package
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 11, 2011, 01:55:44 PM
if you could just buy csn philly then no one would ever get EI

and the people who own EI pay an enormous amount of money to mlb to get exclusive out of market tv rights. so..capitalism.

you are mistaken.....you cannot get games on csn's without paying for the package

he might be watching replays or yea, already have the package. at that point EI doesnt care cause they got your money.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 11, 2011, 01:56:36 PM
I'm 99% positive I've seen the Orioles playing on CSN B-more. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on May 11, 2011, 01:57:35 PM
if i recall correctly, there is no such thing as CSN B-more

there is MASN and CSN Washington
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 11, 2011, 01:58:43 PM
the orioles arent on csn...they play on masn or masn 2
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 11, 2011, 02:02:18 PM
Sunny, could have been CSN DC and they were showing an O's game. 

It's been a while, so I can't say for certain.  Hell, I gave up the sports pack with the FSN's and CSN's probably a year or so ago but I swear I saw games being played on CSN channels. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 11, 2011, 02:04:01 PM
unless it was a replay or during a free preview you are wrong

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 11, 2011, 02:06:19 PM
Could have been either.  I just know that I've seen games on CSN channels.  Couldn't say for certain if they were live though. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: rjs246 on May 11, 2011, 02:08:45 PM
Oh my god who cares.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 11, 2011, 02:15:29 PM
you, obviously.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 11, 2011, 03:04:09 PM
CSN Mid-Atlantic was originally HTS, which was part of satellite packages, so it was available all along....then the Os and Nats moved to MASN
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 11, 2011, 04:03:49 PM
So at one point, they did broadcast live sports but is no longer the case.  All this info + one place = good. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 11, 2011, 04:14:52 PM
So at one point, they did broadcast live sports but is no longer the case.   

not at the same time sports packages were available...easy is either mistaken or hes referring to old school satelite dishes before before direct tv even existed....since the advent of EI...league pass and center ice you cannot nor could you ever get live sporting events unless you purchased the respective package
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 11, 2011, 04:22:02 PM
easy is either mistaken

You are going to pay for this. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 11, 2011, 04:24:55 PM
I don't have DirecTV (or EI) so I don't know if it works how FiOS does, where you get the channels and everything shows up fine up until the game starts, then it gets blacked out until after the game.  I have YES and SNY but don't get any Yankees or Mets games.  I don't remember when EI started but if you had a dish and got WGN, TBS, WPIX, WOR, PHL, HTC, whatever, I thought it showed the games with no problem....?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on May 11, 2011, 05:19:19 PM
wow, this is some shady shtein

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/US-regulator-turns-Comcast-NBC-lobbyist.html


Quote
Meredith Atwell Baker, one of the Federal Communications Commission members who voted to approve Comcast Corp.'s purchase of NBC Universal last year, says she's going to work for Comcast's NBC as a lobbyist when her term ends in June.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 11, 2011, 05:22:14 PM
I wouldn't say it's shady as much as it's simply sop. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 11, 2011, 05:29:14 PM
I don't have DirecTV (or EI) so I don't know if it works how FiOS does, where you get the channels and everything shows up fine up until the game starts, then it gets blacked out until after the game.  I have YES and SNY but don't get any Yankees or Mets games.  I don't remember when EI started but if you had a dish and got WGN, TBS, WPIX, WOR, PHL, HTC, whatever, I thought it showed the games with no problem....?

those are over the air stations and they have different classifications and rules than cable stations like csn, fox, yes, etc. i remember we at one time got wgn, tbs and that ny station that showed mets games. that was in the days of prism, though

plus that was way back in the day in the 90's when like 5 people had packages
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on May 11, 2011, 05:30:13 PM
ha - truth.

farging incestuous bullshtein goes on at the highest levels of power and the rest of us are left with the afterbirth and told to happily accept it or else.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 11, 2011, 06:12:59 PM
I don't care what they farging call it.  Make it available on directv.  Dicks. 

This.  bastiches.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 11, 2011, 10:25:11 PM
Yeah whatever happened to the ruling that dtv would get csn Philly?

Comcast is one of the companies I hope go bankrupt or somehow fail in a spectacular fashion. farging crooks.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 19, 2011, 03:20:38 PM
Dick Ebersol is stepping down as chairman of NBC Sports. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on May 19, 2011, 09:40:52 PM
New owners, new chiefs in each division.  Ho-hum.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 07, 2011, 01:31:50 PM
even without ebersol nbc still overpaid for the olympics

they get the next 4 (russia, brazil and 2 undetermined sites) for 4 billion.

good job.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on June 07, 2011, 01:36:34 PM
Does anyone care about the Olympics anymore? I shouldn't say anymore actually, because I don't think I ever cared to begin with. Sure, I'll root for the US to win most medals, and of course I'll watch the real sports (basketball, hockey, etc.), but people who are able to tell you who won the gold in the 1984 pummel horse need to be immediately pummeled. by a horse. I remember on Stump the Schwab back in the day, Schwab knew every answer to those questions and it drove me batty.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 07, 2011, 01:43:21 PM
the olympics arent for you and me

they are for doris and mitch from des moines, iowa. they eat that shtein up.

we will be watching baseball and getting ready for football in summer and watching basketball in the winter. they know this and dont give a shtein.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 07, 2011, 01:43:53 PM
i dont even watch the real sports...ill watch more curling in the olympics than hockey and more water polo than basketball just because i dont give a farg who wins the gold medal...thus i have no rooting interest and i cant watch anything that i dont care about

really all the olympics is good for is to watch a few minutes every fours years of some stupid event that you find mildly interesting/amusing...and its really not even good for that...they could go away forever and no one would care
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: rjs246 on June 07, 2011, 01:48:00 PM
I enjoy the olympics. I know it's quaint, but I really enjoy athletic competition and when you mix competition with blind, jingoistic love of country (which I am also guilty of when it comes to sporting events) the Olympics are fun.

Having said that, I have skipped the last two winter olympics (with the exception of Hockey and Snowboarding half-pipes). But I'll watch almost anything in the summer Olympics with the exception of Gymnastics/Dancing/Synchronized Waterwhatever.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: reese125 on June 07, 2011, 02:01:03 PM
I only stop on the gymnastics to see the chicks calves to satisfy my leg fetish. That's it I swear.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on June 07, 2011, 02:02:27 PM
i like the olympics...it's a reason to go out to the bar dressed in an uncle same hat like an idiot and fist pump with others bros about random sports no one really cares about. you stiffs take this shtein too seriously.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on June 07, 2011, 02:04:50 PM
what the hell is that supposed to mean??
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on June 07, 2011, 02:08:25 PM
ha i don't know.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on June 07, 2011, 02:09:23 PM
You just missed out on a great chance to be Frank Costanza
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Tomahawk on June 07, 2011, 02:16:55 PM
I enjoy the olympics. I know it's quaint, but I really enjoy athletic competition and when you mix competition with blind, jingoistic love of country (which I am also guilty of when it comes to sporting events) the Olympics are fun.

Having said that, I have skipped the last two winter olympics (with the exception of Hockey and Snowboarding half-pipes). But I'll watch almost anything in the summer Olympics with the exception of Gymnastics/Dancing/Synchronized Waterwhatever.

You're name must be Mitch. How's Des Moine, IA treating you?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Tomahawk on June 07, 2011, 02:18:07 PM
By you're I mean your, but I can't modify the post 'cause this computer cuts the last few from the page
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on June 13, 2011, 01:39:46 PM
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20110613_Ashley_Fox___Memories_of_the_unforgettable.html?ref=twitter.com

yet another local journalist sells out.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on June 13, 2011, 02:17:22 PM
i wouldn't blame anybody for leaving a dying industry to join a thriving one.

but she sucks anyway so who cares
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 13, 2011, 02:19:25 PM
the cafeteria workers at the bristol headquarters make more money than an inquirer sports writer
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 13, 2011, 02:27:55 PM
I was never really a fan of hers, but I dont blame her for rolling out either.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 13, 2011, 02:53:34 PM
Smart move, no one would blame her

Ps hire me?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on June 13, 2011, 04:57:18 PM
Quote
I was there for a few others: Iverson stepping over Tyronn Lue in the NBA Finals against Los Angeles, Donovan McNabb laboring through the last minutes of the Super Bowl against New England, Drew Rosenhaus barking "next question" on Terrell Owens' burnt front lawn, and, most recently, DeSean Jackson torching the Giants on a game-winning punt return at New Meadowlands Stadium.

Get that last jab in at #5 Ash.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 13, 2011, 06:10:23 PM
Quote
I was there for a few others: Iverson stepping over Tyronn Lue in the NBA Finals against Los Angeles, Donovan McNabb laboring through the last minutes of the Super Bowl against New England, Drew Rosenhaus barking "next question" on Terrell Owens' burnt front lawn, and, most recently, DeSean Jackson torching the Giants on a game-winning punt return at New Meadowlands Stadium.

Get that last jab in at #5 Ash.

Havas and Todd read that and started playing swords with each other because it got them so hot.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on June 13, 2011, 06:19:55 PM
This probably means that ESPNPhiladelphia.com is coming soon. About time. Now we can have an ESPN site blatantly slanted toward Philly just like NY and Boston have.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on June 13, 2011, 08:01:28 PM
I thought that's what this board was for?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on June 13, 2011, 08:37:28 PM
this board is mostly for discussing the wire
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on June 13, 2011, 09:06:39 PM
this board is a shtein magnet
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2011, 12:48:32 PM
cup finals game 7 in boston 2011
43.4 rating

nba finals game 7 in boston 2010
33.9 rating

(http://www.zbramotors.com/pics/smilies/kkk.gif)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on June 16, 2011, 01:01:16 PM
The Celtics have won roughly 90 titles and the Bruins haven't won in 40 years.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2011, 01:16:54 PM
yea, if you didnt know, titles and success bring in fans. why do you think the phillies are getting more popular by the year. i mean you could with that or could just pretend micky and joey from south boston arent watching no stillupfronts.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 16, 2011, 01:18:58 PM
its also the city that sells out the garden for a zesty regular season college hockey tournament every year...hockey is massive up there....im quite sure the wild would outdraw the timberwolves in a similar situation
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2011, 01:28:03 PM
they got outrated in the finals by LA which is a terrible sports town. dont even tell me how big the lakers are bla bla bla.

and i bet you they were getting 33 ratings when larry bird was playing
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on June 16, 2011, 04:06:05 PM
It's valuable to have this information.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 23, 2011, 07:54:08 AM
another win for emaciated untalented white chicks

Quote
Channel 4/WRC sports anchor and reporter Lindsay Czarniak (right) is leaving the NBC-owned station for a job at ESPN. Her contract with DC's NBC4 expired this spring. She was hired by legendary WRC sports anchor George Michael in 2005. Czarniak, 33, grew up in Centreville VA and is engaged to WRC anchor Craig Melvin.

(http://www.autoracingdaily.com/images/featured/Lindsay_Czarniak.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on June 23, 2011, 08:59:34 AM
she looks like a filthy whore
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on June 23, 2011, 09:04:23 AM
can someone explain to me why leaving a decent job for a good one is considered "selling out"? im a bit confused.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 23, 2011, 09:12:31 AM
People who say you're selling out are jealous.

If they had that opportunity they'd jump on it just as the alleged "sell out" did.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on June 23, 2011, 09:27:16 AM
god i love her so much.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 23, 2011, 10:46:53 AM
can someone explain to me why leaving a decent job for a good one is considered "selling out"? im a bit confused.

Yeah, I don't get it.  Almost any attempt to improve your situation is considered selling out these days and it doesn't make a damn bit of sense to me.  The only way I consider someone a sell out is if they are going against their own values and principles to chase a bigger paycheck. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Feva on June 24, 2011, 11:09:31 PM
Ill take good care of her, fellas...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on July 14, 2011, 02:16:46 PM
Shaq signed with TNT and will be in-studio with Charles, Kenny and Ernie
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 14, 2011, 02:57:25 PM
holy crap thats gonna be awesome....now i just need the sixers to get good so they are on tnt more
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 14, 2011, 03:01:22 PM
Yeah, Shaq and Sir Charles together makes that must see.  I don't know how many games TNT broadcasts in a season but I'm willing to bet that for at least half of them, the pre/halftime/postgame will be more entertaining than the game itself. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 14, 2011, 03:03:26 PM
actually munson tnt usually has excellent games
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 14, 2011, 03:14:55 PM
yea they rotate between celtics, heat, bulls, lakers, spurs, thunder, mavericks and maybe the magic. just a combination of those teams playing each other. never a dull moment.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 14, 2011, 03:55:50 PM
You 2 off all people should be able to spot hyperbole.  No shtein that they get the money teams for their games.  I know they aren't rolling out Kings v T-wolves.  I was a statement about how awesome I think the crew is going to be, not how bad the games are.  In other words, Shaq and Chuck>>>>>>>Lakers v Heat.  HYPERBOLE! 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on July 14, 2011, 04:39:10 PM
Well, it's no Joe Bryant still using PA license plates, that's for sure. But hey, now the time between when something boring on TNT is on will be funny.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 18, 2011, 08:16:33 AM
ross greenburg is leaving HBO
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 19, 2011, 08:32:32 AM
espn will continue to air this moron but jettisons bruce feldmen....

http://www.sportsgrid.com/nfl/espns-colin-cowherd-thinks-roger-goodell-is-a-dad-to-fatherless-black-nfl-players/

Quote
Colin Cowherd has some interesting views when it comes to fatherhood. Back in November of last year, Cowherd went on a strange rant about Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, and how Wall’s lack of a father meant that he probably wasn’t cut out to run an NBA team.

The comments touched a nerve, since a) Wall’s father is dead, and b) there was some perceived race-baiting in Cowherd’s previous criticisms of Wall (who is black, and who Cowherd criticized for doing “The Dougie,” a distinctly black dance move, during a game). So the “You don’t have a dad, so you can’t lead” thing was the last straw for some people.

Well, it would appear that Colin Cowherd, professor of sociology, is back at the microphone. And this time he has a theory about Roger Goodell and NFL players who don’t have dads.

Cowherd references a column by CBS’ Gregg Doyel, in which Doyel compares the NFL commissioner to a strict father and refutes the claim by some players and media outlets that Goodell purposely disciplines black players more than white ones.

Cowherd then takes the column and uses it as a jumping-off point for this argument: since 3 out of 4 NFL players are black, and since 71% of African-American men grow up without fathers (I’m not sure where Cowherd got this figure from, but according to the Census Bureau, 56 percent of black children lived in single-parent families in 2004), and since star football players don’t get told what to do in high school and college, the NFL is the first time some of these guys have ever had a dad. Which, based on Cowherd’s logic, would mean Roger Goodell, who looks like a much bigger version of Bobby from The Brady Bunch, is a dad to roughly 1,017 black NFL players.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 19, 2011, 09:30:16 AM
Quote
Roger Goodell, who looks like a much bigger version of Bobby from The Brady Bunch, is a dad to roughly 1,017 black NFL players.

Roger Goddell = Shawn Kemp?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 20, 2011, 09:40:06 PM
(http://www.awfulannouncing.com/images/stories/Picture_2.png)

craig james is such a funhole
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on July 21, 2011, 01:49:46 PM
Adam Amin is a buddy of mine..he's got a good strong voice, actually just finalized the gig two days ago
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 31, 2011, 01:20:52 PM
http://awfulannouncing.com/2011-articles/july/the-watchability-breakdown-for-espns-new-30-for-30-fall-documentary-schedule.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

I can't wait to see the Bartman one

Dotted Line
Unguarded
The Real Rocky
Roll Tide/War Eagle
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 31, 2011, 01:22:03 PM
the wepner one should be awesome
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 31, 2011, 01:27:52 PM
Yep...

The Bayonne Bleeder...I saw a piece on him awhile back and it was pretty damn good.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 01, 2011, 03:04:04 PM
Hugh Douglas was hired by ESPN and starts tonight.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 01, 2011, 03:14:15 PM
eagle preseason games just got a lot better
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 01, 2011, 03:20:15 PM
Chuck Gormley leaving to cover the Caps.

That sucks, I really liked his hockey writing compared to most of the local ones.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 01, 2011, 03:25:31 PM
Hugh Douglas was hired by ESPN and starts tonight.

4pm on NFL Live
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 02, 2011, 12:05:45 PM
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillygossip/Will-WIP-soon-take-over-WYSPs-signal.html

Quote
Strong rumors around the local CBS Radio cluster suggest that 94 WYSP will become the FM home of Sportsradio 610 WIP and drop its longtime rock format around Labor Day.

WIP program director Andy Bloom said that he could neither confirm nor deny the rumor but that there were rumors about the stations all the time. CBS Radio market manager Marc Rayfield said essentially the same thing.

But CBS Radio recently flipped two underperforming music stations - WJZ FM in Baltimore and WBZ in Boston - to sports.

When WIP's rival sports-talk station, ESPN 950 AM, began to be simulcast on 97.5 The Fanatic in 2009, it made a tremendous increase in listenership - especially young listeners who are targeted by advertisers.

One possible sign of 'YSP's future could be Danny Bonaduce, the biggest name and salary at the station. His most recent contract was renewed for only one year
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on August 02, 2011, 01:14:55 PM
I would hate that move, simply because The Phanatic already gives me my fill of FM sports talk and there are only 3 rock stations in Philly.

They (WYSP) just need to stop being so stubborn and start playing some modern day rock/alt. No 24 year old on his way home from work in the afternoon wants to hear Twisted Sister for the 18th time that day.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 02, 2011, 01:58:18 PM
That would absolutely suck. Wtf.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on August 02, 2011, 03:50:44 PM
who listens to the radio for music anymore?  this is a thing?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 02, 2011, 03:53:32 PM
i think its more about her pathological hatred of WIP and shes angry cause this is a good thing for them
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 03, 2011, 01:22:00 PM
who listens to the radio for music anymore?  this is a thing?

me
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on August 03, 2011, 03:18:37 PM
that seems like a good business model
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 03, 2011, 08:48:50 PM
who listens to the radio for music anymore?  this is a thing?

me

Yikes.

SiriusXM.
iPhones and iPods.
Pandora.

That's it. That's the list.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 03, 2011, 09:00:36 PM
sirius is the radio, jeffrey.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 03, 2011, 09:06:52 PM
mix cd's ftw
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 03, 2011, 09:25:51 PM
mix tapes ftw
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 03, 2011, 09:28:00 PM
i still have a tape player in my house unfortunately tho i can no longer bring my tapes on the road with me....altho i have burned many of them to cd
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 04, 2011, 08:45:41 AM
I listen to my iPod when I run.

I listen to Spotify on my computer

I listen to Pandora on my phone when all else is unavailable.

I listen to the radio in the car. I have an '03 Accord....it doesn't have mp3 set up or anything. I don't need it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on August 10, 2011, 11:52:30 PM
NBC and NBC Sports Network (the new name of Versus) got the rights to MLS for the next 3 years
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 11, 2011, 12:28:18 AM
FARG YEAH!!  BOUT DAMN TIME!  SOCCER!!  EXCITEMENT BABY!!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Hawk on August 12, 2011, 07:26:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAscndj6sus

An oldie but a goodie.  Skip Bayless getting rocked.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 13, 2011, 11:30:50 AM
Lol @ the DH pic.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on August 15, 2011, 03:50:08 PM
Eskin leaving WIP? (http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillygossip/Howard-Eskin-to-announce-departure-as-WIP-host-today.html?cmpid=124488429)

love the first comment
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 15, 2011, 05:57:54 PM
'Yo chief - beat it!"
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 15, 2011, 11:44:12 PM
One down, too many to list to go.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 15, 2011, 11:47:38 PM
i love how he started off with his "i always am accurate" shpiel. lol really.

yea right. also forgot to mention how zesty his ratings have been and how this is a money fight between him and management because hes no. 2 to miss and has been for a while. and like farg is howard gonna be paid less than him.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on August 16, 2011, 12:44:40 AM
official....he leaves 9/2

cuz and Macnow move to 3-7
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on August 16, 2011, 03:25:51 AM
I am so pissed as I was listening to Missanelli religiously the past year but my company recently put up the old firewall and I can no longer get 97.5  Ipad only gets WIP.  I can get 97.5 on my BlackBerry but a real pain in the ass.

So with the cuz and Macnow moving to 3 - 7 who gets their slot?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on August 16, 2011, 03:32:08 AM
Don, how do you get 97.5 on your blackberry? i've been looking for it fora while...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on August 16, 2011, 03:51:05 AM
Don, how do you get 97.5 on your blackberry? i've been looking for it fora while...

Check this out:

http://www.nobexrc.com/ (http://www.nobexrc.com/)

Awesome.  Found it about two years ago.  I can listen to WIP, WPEN, most major radio stations from talk to sports to your favorite music while working out, in the car at your desk.  Free.  You can pay to eliminate all the intro commercials but they last about 60 seconds. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on August 16, 2011, 08:59:11 AM
Don, how do you get 97.5 on your blackberry? i've been looking for it fora while...

I am going to guess the 97.5 blackberry app
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 16, 2011, 09:47:59 AM
I am so pissed as I was listening to Missanelli religiously the past year but my company recently put up the old firewall and I can no longer get 97.5  Ipad only gets WIP.  I can get 97.5 on my BlackBerry but a real pain in the ass.

So with the cuz and Macnow moving to 3 - 7 who gets their slot?

There's a 97.5 app for iPhone/iPad.  There's also tune in radio app that streams it as well.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on August 16, 2011, 09:55:11 AM
lulz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuWJWrXXHZg&feature=player_embedded#at=35
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on August 16, 2011, 01:53:28 PM
Scott Graham is on WIP right now talking about Harry K.  I always thought Graham did a fine job as the Phils announcer.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on August 16, 2011, 02:11:26 PM
Don, how do you get 97.5 on your blackberry? i've been looking for it fora while...

I am going to guess the 97.5 blackberry app

sadly I have found no such thing....I'm giving that link from Don a look though
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 16, 2011, 02:32:50 PM
Scott Graham is on WIP right now talking about Harry K.  I always thought Graham did a fine job as the Phils announcer.

Agreed. It kind of sucks that the Phils let him go. He failed to catch on with another MLB team and instead took the gig narrating "Inside the NFL". Can't imagine that alone is an awesome living.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 16, 2011, 03:02:52 PM
I always thought his voice and narratives were forced...but after listening to McCarthy and Wheels I'd gladly take Graham back.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 16, 2011, 03:19:50 PM
yeah graham sucked but hed be a massive improvement right about now
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 16, 2011, 03:23:14 PM
Who would be worse than McCarthy now?

I cannot think of anyone.

I'd rather listen to Cataldi do PBP
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 16, 2011, 03:26:40 PM
my hope is that they win the world series
wheels decides to go out on top and retires
then they blitzkreig mcarthy and move franzke and la to tv with sarge
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 16, 2011, 03:29:09 PM
Keep hoping.

Wheeler will have to be dragged out of that booth kicking and screaming.

The one severe oversight on the Phillies part is their ignorance on the broadcasting. They cram these jerkoffs down our throats and pretend that everyone loves 'em.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 16, 2011, 03:40:46 PM
yeah thats about it....they are pretty much the perfect organization....since moving into the bank i can think of only two wrong moves the phillies have made...letting brett myers pitch after beating down his wife on the street in boston and putting wheels and mcarthy in the tv booth

the announcing thing is really bad because it kills you every single night of the season...its such a shame that thru most of this golden age you are going to have had these two dolts...the team and fans deserve much better

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on August 16, 2011, 04:16:12 PM

Wheeler will have to be dragged out of that booth kicking and screaming.


By his hair?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 16, 2011, 04:17:42 PM
Exactly; its a nightly reminder of how awful these idiots are. Its not like they're hidden behind the scenes. They're right out in front.

No doubles defense! What a wacky game! Its so hot out the ball is gonna really fly!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 16, 2011, 05:38:48 PM
lulz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuWJWrXXHZg&feature=player_embedded#at=35

Good Riddance
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 16, 2011, 09:41:07 PM
lulz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuWJWrXXHZg&feature=player_embedded#at=35

Yeah - I bet he negotiated it to where it sounds like it was his choice to give up 3-7 and not the raping that Missanelli is laying on him
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 16, 2011, 11:27:27 PM
bullshtein

hes got "national" opportunities hes finally going after. espn radio, fox, cbs, sirius...all fighting over the king!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 16, 2011, 11:43:11 PM
Eskin doesn't even appeal to people in Philly but he somehow thinks that Chicago, LA or Dallas want him?  lolz. 

BTW.....Screamin A has a 2hr show on ESPN radio in LA. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 17, 2011, 08:34:21 PM
not that im complaining but where has gonzo been? havent seen his shtein in forever on philly.com
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 17, 2011, 09:08:38 PM
he went to csn.com
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 17, 2011, 09:12:07 PM
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillygossip/127977778.html

WIP definitely taking over YSP
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 17, 2011, 09:12:18 PM
oh god him and horse face rhea

ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm NO
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 17, 2011, 10:24:08 PM
Newest WIP hire: Brian Westbrook
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 18, 2011, 07:23:10 AM
Newest WIP hire: Brian Westbrook

yeah he starts sat with rob cherry...westbrook was about as soft spoken an athlete as you can get....not sure how that will translate to loud opinion radio....no matter what happens he cant be worse than the guy he replaced hugh douglas
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: reese125 on August 18, 2011, 08:16:18 AM
Eskin doesn't even appeal to people in Philly but he somehow thinks that Chicago, LA or Dallas want him?  lolz. 

BTW.....Screamin A has a 2hr show on ESPN radio in LA.

Slava Med-ve-denk-o!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on August 18, 2011, 08:28:37 AM
i don't know why WIP thinks they can just hire any former eagle and it's a good thing.  not one has worked out.  Ike was horrible, Trotter was worse, Hugh was passable, but still bad.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 18, 2011, 08:38:01 AM
outside of his hideous voice ike is solid...his football behind the scene stories are great and hes well versed in all sports except hockey...he also worships the city and its fans....hes nothing special but hes better than hugh (waste of life) and trot combined...

ike would be a lot better as a fill in guy or at night like he used to be when no one was listening...he has no business being a regular on a drive time slot
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on August 18, 2011, 08:46:37 AM
i can agree with most of that, except the other sports knowledge, i don't think that's all that great.  because of that he stears things to football, where he is most comfortable.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 18, 2011, 08:52:51 AM
I like Ike. Is he done too now that Howard is off?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 18, 2011, 08:58:43 AM
Barkann and Ike Reese from 10-1
Gargano and Macnow 1-6?

Is this right?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on August 18, 2011, 08:59:26 AM
a 5 hour radio show?  that can't be right
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 18, 2011, 09:00:35 AM
I know, they give the king of douchebags 4 hours in the morning....how can they give a 5 hour show? But I just read this...and Barkann? Huh?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 18, 2011, 09:14:21 AM
a 5 hour radio show?  that can't be right

i dont think thats right but francessa does 1-6:30 by himself

barkann would be a great choice if true
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on August 18, 2011, 09:27:31 AM
yeah, but francessa has about 2 hours worth of commercials
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 18, 2011, 09:53:39 AM
starting tues sept 6

6-10 angelo

11-1 barkann and ike

1-6 cuzzo and glen

6-10 rob ellis
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 18, 2011, 10:03:25 AM
Rob Ellis have someone on with him? He's had Klecko.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 18, 2011, 10:15:13 AM
they didnt mention anyone that i heard....i heard klecko last week with him one day and he wasnt bad at all
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on August 18, 2011, 10:17:54 AM
Klecko has done a few shows that I've heard. I enjoy him. I believe he did that NFL Broadcast bootcamp? That might be why he's pretty good.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on August 18, 2011, 03:09:48 PM
I heard Klecko earlier this week and he was very good.  I hope they find a spot for him. 

Westbrook?  Interesting. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 19, 2011, 02:04:58 PM
Quote
The #Phillies game, by comparison, had an estimated average audience of 244,000 total viewers in the Philadelphia market.

For those that get off on this sort of thing, last night's #Eagles game had estimated average audience of 596,000 total viewers, per Nielson

(http://media.philly.com/images/600*450/20090511_dn_g1bann11c.JPG)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on August 20, 2011, 06:35:50 PM
Matt Millen was replaced by Trent Dilfer on MNF's pregame show
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 21, 2011, 04:39:47 AM
I can't stand Millen. Dilfer's actually pretty good.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 23, 2011, 08:46:51 PM
Marv Albert is back doing NFL football - will be part of the #4 CBS crew.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 23, 2011, 11:21:00 PM
welcome to four months ago

and this is clearly some kind of power play from cbs to nantz. why in the world would a former top nfl pbp guy and the best nba announcer ever agree to do cincinnati at buffalo-type games?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on August 24, 2011, 06:30:32 PM
-- Looks like Gus Johnson's FOX NFL debut won't be until week 4 (taterskins/Rams), and Chad Pennington's color analyst debut will be Panthers/Cardinals

-- Sam Ryan is leaving CBS for MLB Network

-- Brian Kenny is leaving ESPN and could also end up at MLBN
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on August 25, 2011, 09:15:03 AM
There is nothing better than a Brian Kenny/Floyd Mayweather showdown..gonna miss those.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on August 28, 2011, 09:26:30 PM
pretty sure al michaels just said they word raped talking about irene.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 03, 2011, 06:36:29 PM
I'm privy to some inside local radio talk. I can't go into any specifics but Eskin 100% left his WIP slot because his ego couldn't handle being number 2 to Mike Miss. Eskin is a bitch and this has been a long time coming. What Miss did to him was equal to what Stern did to Dabella in the late 80's. That sentiment spread through WIP and the rest of the egos on that station. The war between the Fanatic and WIP has just begun. It could get ugly. You might hear something about this in the next few weeks or things may be kept under wraps(balls in the Fanatics court at this point). If we're ever at a tailgate and you want to know the whole story I'll break it down for you (if it's not released by then). I swore not to write anything specific over the internet about what is going down.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 03, 2011, 06:44:26 PM
Nice....so Howie's tearful goodbye was only him crying about his ego lol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on September 03, 2011, 09:53:03 PM
I tuned in a little bit to the new 94.1 today and, granted, it's the weekend shows which is never the A game stuff...but it just wasn't on the same level as the Phanatic.


I'm not even a huge Mikey Miss fan. He says some things I agree with and other times he sounds like an IGY-esque hack. But just the IQ of the hosts and the callers seems so much higher then that of WIP. SD I'd love to hear what dirt you've got sometime if it ever comes out.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on September 04, 2011, 01:39:39 AM
97.5 is horrid other than Mikey Miss
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 04, 2011, 06:42:20 AM
What's funny is I hear a lot of people say they don't like Mike Miss but people were so tired of Eskin's schtick that they made the change.
97.5 is horrid other than Mikey Miss

I like Tony Bruno and Baldinger and the array of guests they have on to talk sports . Their regulars are mediocre. In all honesty aside from Mike and Mike in the morning and Mike Miss on my ride home I don't listen to much radio.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 04, 2011, 03:50:54 PM
i dont see any possible way that barkann isnt awesome and yes 97.5 is unlistenable
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on September 04, 2011, 04:55:15 PM
Baldinger is good.  Mays and the rest of the crew are awful outside of Missanelli who is hit or miss.  Eskin was beyond awful though.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on September 04, 2011, 06:27:32 PM
lol at IGY sucking WIP's teet and hating on 97.5. That sounds about right.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 11, 2011, 07:23:00 AM
Re: The $$$ earned by sports media guys... It's less than you think.

Think about how many of the guys are generally replaceable and how many would gladly take their place. Would be surprised if more than 2-3 of the Philly beat guys cracked $100,000 - and those would be elder statesmen like Bowen, Sheridan, and Ford.

I highly doubt Bill Simmons makes a million from ESPN. Maybe with all of his various deals and such, but he's not on TV enough to get a million. You know who might? Schefter. Guy is marketable in every genre and you better believe they had to cake him off to pry him from the NFL.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on September 27, 2011, 11:09:15 AM
Ernie Johnson will miss the playoffs to stay with his son who has muscular dystrophy and was hospitalized.

So Brian Anderson, the Brewers guy that called the Phils NLDS games the last 3 years, moves up to the "A" team with Darling and Smoltz and will probably get the Yankees series instead of ours.  The other teams are Stockton/Brenly, Don Orsillo/Buck Martinez and Victor Rojas/Joe Simpson, with the sideline reporters being Sager, Verducci, Sam Ryan and ex-CSN Sixers sideline girl Jaime Maggio
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 27, 2011, 11:55:34 AM
my guess is stockton/brenley for the first round...that should be the top NL team (with orsillo.martinez going to the non yankees AL series since they are both, wait for it, AL guys).

and if you dont know, dick stockton is 300 years old and awful at his job
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on September 27, 2011, 09:01:25 PM
Looks like there was a last-minute switch of assignments and Gus Johnson's FOX NFL debut will be 0-3 Minnesota @ 0-3 Kansas City.  That's f'ed up
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 27, 2011, 09:01:26 PM
This Bartman doc on ESPN is outstanding.

I still feel bad for that dude.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on September 27, 2011, 09:02:44 PM
Did they get an interview out of him for it? Dude's been hiding ever since it happened, turned down a lot of cash.

I know it's still on but I only wanna keep watching to see if he talks at all.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 27, 2011, 09:04:16 PM
No. He hasn't spoken about it since. An ESPN.com reporter cornered him in his work parking lot a few years ago and he declined to speak.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 27, 2011, 10:05:00 PM
yeah that was goddamn outstanding
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 27, 2011, 10:17:56 PM
Yep, excellent work. The stuff about how they got him out of the stadium along with syncing the radio broadcast was insightful.

I'd forgotten about Woods' bomb in game 7 and just how bad Gonzalez' error was.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on September 28, 2011, 02:42:56 AM
This Bartman doc on ESPN is outstanding.

I still feel bad for that dude.

shtein, was that on tonight?  farg me if I missed it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on September 28, 2011, 06:44:18 AM
Yeah, tonight, and you missed it.  Chuggie will take care of you.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 28, 2011, 07:27:37 AM
Yep, excellent work. The stuff about how they got him out of the stadium along with syncing the radio broadcast was insightful.

it was also cool how they took all the fans out of the picture then took bartman out of the picture leaving only alou to show how he almost def would have caught the ball

the bartman thing in general is so farging overblown tho...they talk about how the buckner play happened in a tie game and that even if he had made the play there is no guarantee the sox would have won...however they never mention how the bartman play happened with one out in the 8th inning...at least the buckner error was a walk off situation...if alou catches the bartman ball it doesnt even get the cubs out of an inning much less end the game...i mean it didnt even happen in the 9th inning for god sakes...because its the cubs it became the most overplayed story maybe in sports history
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on September 28, 2011, 09:22:00 AM
i still find it hilarious that his name is bartman
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 28, 2011, 09:27:27 AM
When you say "they" igy, do you mean the filmmakers? They did mention it was in the 8th with one out.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 28, 2011, 09:36:51 AM
When you say "they" igy, do you mean the filmmakers? They did mention it was in the 8th with one out.

everyone

in the documentarey they mention one out in the context of setting up the situation....but they never mention it in the context of how much it renders bartmans interference less meaningful

for example during the buckner part of the doc they mention how to this day there are some people who think the mets won the worlds series that night or that some people think the red sox were winning when the ball went thru his legs

but in the case of bartman they never mention things like well it wasnt even the 9th inning much less that it wasnt even two outs in the 8th....and they act as tho the next pitch was hit for a home run...in fact they didnt drive in a run until a batter later...and that run didnt win the game for them or even tie the game for them...it simply made it 3-2

the whole thing is mad overblown because of the stupid farging cubs and their patheticness

jeffery maier was 100 times more impactful than bartman
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 28, 2011, 01:30:58 PM
no one cares about maier

if its other way around (orioles beat yanks) it becomes the worst thing ever

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 28, 2011, 01:46:50 PM
no one cares about maier

yeah that was my point genius
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 28, 2011, 01:49:02 PM
king reporting from novacare that les bowen slugged jeff mcclain in the side of the head in the media room
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on September 28, 2011, 01:51:18 PM
If Alou hadn't reacted like a bitch the aftermath of that play would have been far less intense.

Fact is the Cubs could have overcome it and didn't but rather than support a fan who did what anyone else would have they threw him to the wolves.

farg the Cubs and their godawful fans.

 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 28, 2011, 01:53:30 PM
king reporting from novacare that les bowen slugged jeff mcclain in the side of the head in the media room

I'm listening to WIP but missed the details....what happened?!

lololol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on September 28, 2011, 02:00:47 PM
McLane on Twitter the other day:

Quote
@LesBowen Right. I made it up. How about if Vick starts Sunday you have to say on Daily News Live, "I'm an old hack that hasn't broken a ...

"... story in years, needs my editor to keep my blog fresh, and missed Vick on Monday because I was cluelessly tapping away on my ...

"... computer and had to steal quotes from hard-working reporters who have a clue." If Vick doesn't start I'll eat my pencil. Sound good?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on September 28, 2011, 02:10:13 PM
Well he's the guy that assured me yesterday and today taht Vick was going to start for my fantasy team, so I choose him!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 28, 2011, 02:11:07 PM
king reporting from novacare that les bowen slugged jeff mcclain in the side of the head in the media room

I'm listening to WIP but missed the details....what happened?!

lololol

had a twitter battle yesterday....started yelling at each other in the media room today...then les punch him...funniest part is that it was in the side of the head not the face
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 28, 2011, 02:22:15 PM
jesus christ when will these people ever learn

the publisher of our sister paper got a dui 2 nights ago and is on administrative leave. hes going to get fired. that quick, you embarrass everyone and youre finished.

we're not supposed to be the farging story. you got a problem with someone else you dont play it out for everyone to see. it makes you look enormously bad and detracts from what youre covering.

but hes right bowen is a hack
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on September 28, 2011, 02:23:44 PM
lol at "we"

it's almost as bad as when fans do it for their teams
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 28, 2011, 02:26:28 PM
lol at "we"

it's almost as bad as when fans do it for their teams

except in this case it would be like a fan of the eagles saying "we" when referring to the giants
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 28, 2011, 02:27:26 PM
i guess im not really in the profession so i should say they

apologies all around
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on September 28, 2011, 02:30:33 PM
Eskin tweeting Asante wants a Bowen/McLane rematch in the locker room and at practice....ha
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 28, 2011, 02:37:42 PM
good job guys, way to be professional
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on September 28, 2011, 03:50:47 PM
Asante (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-f3j7K0Wz8)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 28, 2011, 03:54:21 PM
Why is Ric Flair yelling in the Eagles locker room?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 28, 2011, 05:17:19 PM
Yo Todd - go ahead and submit your resume to the Inky and DN now.

this is hilarious...I imagine Les throwing a punch like the old man who wore the Michael Jackson jacket in Wedding Singer when he hit Glen
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 28, 2011, 08:19:01 PM
Quote
And when McLane asked Reid a question about Vick, Reid gave his answer but finished by saying it's "nothing to fight over."[\quote]

Bwahahahah at Andy taking a shot
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 28, 2011, 11:22:34 PM
deadspin has the deets

essentially les came in with a head of stem. who the farg are you to question me bla bla, mclane says we should talk, les goes i gonna farg you up, punches him, slaps, then the two go outside and talk and its over

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 29, 2011, 07:06:14 AM
king had it way before whatever deadspin is
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 29, 2011, 10:16:07 AM
king had it way before whatever deadspin is

...and they admit that... (http://deadspin.com/5844817/so-heres-what-really-happened-when-a-pair-of-philly-football-writers-got-into-a-fight-today)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 03, 2011, 10:49:38 AM
http://larrybrownsports.com/football/eagles-reporter-howard-eskin-said-hed-bike-to-san-francisco-if-49ers-beat-eagles/90030

Quote
Appearing with Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger on KNBR Friday, Eskin declared the Eagles a “stone-cold mortal lock.”

“I will tell you right now, there is no chance the 49ers will win. Zero,” he stated. “I’ll take a bike from Philadelphia to San Francisco [if the 49ers beat the Eagles].

“There’s no way the Eagles go 1-3. None. Absolutely none.”
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 03, 2011, 11:13:01 AM
its not like he has a job or anything, he can do it

and maybe die on the way over?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on October 04, 2011, 02:34:12 AM
Livestrong King, livestrong.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 05, 2011, 09:09:51 AM
Quote
After the first week of the baseball season, Nats TV ratings were way up. During the team’s late-June win streak, the average ratings were still about 18 percent up, year-to-year.

But the end of the year brings a sad kazoo sound, rather than a triumphant submarine bleat. SportsBusiness Journal’s annual year-end ratings wrap is out, and it shows that the Nats still have the smallest average regional sports network audience in MLB. The publication reports that Nats games on MASN and MASN2 averaged a 1.22 mark in the Washington market this season, down 4.7 percent from 2010.

And while the team’s average TV rating was better than those of the Angels and Dodgers, market size calculations mean that the Nats’ average television audience of 29,000 was the worst in the big leagues.

Though, in fairness, they were really close to the A’s (31,000), Orioles (31,000), Marlins (32,000), Royals (33,000) and Astros (33,000).

And not really close to the Yankees (310,000) or Phillies (276,000).

This is the first year the Nats have gone backward in TV ratings since I’ve been paying attention. In 2010, the Nats averaged a 1.4 and 33,000 households. In 2009, it was a 0.60 rating and 14,000 households. In 2008, it was even worse.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on October 05, 2011, 09:40:36 AM
so no one is going to take him to task on that? id love to see him try that, and yes - die halfway through.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 06, 2011, 08:43:52 AM
this shtein is hilarious....a wfan caller asks mike francesa about tigers pitcher al alberquerque...a guy who is pitching for the team the yankees have been playing in the alds....francesa has no clue and hangs up on the guy because he thinks its fake

http://www.twitvid.com/embed.php?guid=E7LEX&autoplay=0


now he comes back from commercial and instead of admitting his farg up he doubles down and tries to say the reason he didnt know about dooks is because his name is "alberto jose" alberquerque not AL....of course no one has ever referred to him as anything other than al alberquerque...

http://www.twitvid.com/embed.php?guid=GDRFJ&autoplay=0
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on October 06, 2011, 09:13:32 AM
so let me get this straight:  a pathetic excuse for human life who spends his time calling sports radio shows was hung up on by a still sadder human shteinstain who "makes" his living talking to these people...and along comes you to tell us all about it on our fan messageboard?

I hate people
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 06, 2011, 09:42:57 AM
sports is life
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 06, 2011, 10:08:31 AM
Brian Startare did that once on WIP.

Eagles were playing the Seahawks one week and a caller asks about a guy on their team. Startare goes on a huge rant about fake callers and names and hangs up on the guy....except the guy was right and Startare never admitted he was wrong
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 06, 2011, 12:00:00 PM
Just this morning, the other shoe dropped and ESPN officially cut ties with the man known as Bocephus with this statement today:

"We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years.  The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue."


Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on October 06, 2011, 12:33:38 PM
sports is life

nope.  it's a corporate produced entertainment product

like a sit com
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 06, 2011, 12:53:33 PM
i hate hipsters
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 07, 2011, 12:15:34 PM
like it didnt even happen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nXbLX89xhI&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 07, 2011, 12:50:21 PM
That's awesome
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 09, 2011, 07:35:39 PM
yankees game 5 on a thursday--9.7 mil
phillies game 5 on a friday--8.3 mil

highest rated mlb game on cable not involving the yankees, sox or mcgwire
nearly 30% of philly watching

farg em all
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on October 11, 2011, 08:06:37 PM
The Dotted Line is on ESPN now.  The ESPN film about agents.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on October 23, 2011, 10:36:34 AM
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20111023_Player_whining_insults_fans.html

Quote
I'm constantly amused by the perception pro athletes have of the fan's role. Most jocks want and need unmitigated love from their fans without regard to their own responsibilities. To that end, they refuse to acknowledge the hard truth that sports, just like a movie or a Broadway show or an opera, is paid entertainment.

All right, sports is a little different. We live day-to-day with these guys, and have a much more personal stake in the outcome of an event. But ultimately, what fans pay for is performance. And if we don't get that performance, it is not our primary job to urge it from players who already are being paid to give it. Do players really not get the financial and emotional commitment fans already have expended?

In Rollins' world, if the fans were not so quiet during Game 2 at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies may have come back to beat the Cardinals. But Rollins doesn't consider that the crowd was jacked until Cliff Lee (who, by the way, will make $25 million next year because of, in no small part, wonderful ticket sales) shockingly gave up a 4-0 lead. Fans were stunned silent by that development.

Summoning phony - "Don't worry about it, boys, we'll get 'em" - excitement is simply not to be expected of fans in the Northeast Corridor, and especially not in Philadelphia. Hey, fellas, after losing a 4-0 lead with a stud on the mound, how about you give us something to cheer about?

Kelce and Mathis have been here about half an hour, and they lecture on the way Eagles fans should act? The Eagles haven't won an NFL championship since 1960, and 12 years have gone by in the Andy Reid regime without a title. Within that dirty dozen, the Birds have lost three NFC title games as the favorite. And this year, with the front office chirping that it was "all-in" after a free-agent spending spree that prompted one backup quarterback to call them the Dream Team, they got off to a 1-4 start mainly because of coaching misjudgment and player error. And a man can't hold up a sign to express his displeasure?

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20111023_Player_whining_insults_fans.html#ixzz1bcEovos5
Watch sports videos you won't find anywhere else
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 25, 2011, 10:19:45 PM
I missed The Real Rocky on ESPN tonight...hopefully it will be on again soon.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 25, 2011, 10:45:12 PM
I missed The Real Rocky on ESPN tonight...hopefully it will be on again soon.

Damn, I forgot to program my dvr to record it.  I just did a search on directv for future broadcasts and there aren't any right now. 

Also, I finally got around to watching the Bartman story about a week ago....been sitting in my dvr for a while now.  Overall it was really good but did they really need to devote about 25 minutes to the BoSox?  Hell, they spent the first 17 minutes talking about Bill Buckner before they even got to Bartman.  Then another 7 or 8 minutes again towards the end.

Everything in between was really good though.  I had no idea that one of the security guards ended up taking him to her house to hide out after the game.  I've always felt bad for the guy but even more so after seeing how he was treated in the stadium by the fans around him.  It's also pretty farged up that his friends basically ditched him too.   
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 26, 2011, 07:53:34 AM
espn classic will show it approximately 400 times over the next two years

that channel has basically become a 30 for 30 loop since espn began running them
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on October 26, 2011, 09:11:40 AM
i only know the broad strokes of the story, but i caught the part when they showed the fight footage with Ali and the knockdown.  Ali claimed that Wepner stepped on his foot and Wepner denied it.  Then they showed a black and white picture of Wepner stepping on his foot lol.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 27, 2011, 12:02:18 AM
http://deadspin.com/5852117/lazy-hack-philly-newspaper-writer-being-investigated-for-doing-cut+and+paste-job-on-bloggers-report

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 27, 2011, 12:27:03 AM
funny you post that now

i cant say for sure he got fired, but i can say that someone at the inqy who knows my pops told him that they are looking for someone. so right now im working on something to send out. of course the word passed down to me was they want 10 years experience. 10 years ago i barely had pubes and was in jew school.

experience stillupfront's mom. also tatum covered farging nova football and penn and drexel hoops. so either the 10 yrs is bullshtein since a trained ape could cover those things or they are moving shtein around and want an enterprise guy. either way im wasting my time cause they aint gonna hire a poor ass black man like me.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 27, 2011, 12:43:52 AM
You might have a future in fiction. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 27, 2011, 12:47:19 AM
Good luck dude...send your packet in and pull whatever strings you can.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 27, 2011, 12:54:56 AM
tatum used to show up at temple football games in track suits, like 5 minutes before kickoff. he would literally get in his seat for the first time essentially as the ball was in the air. and he would always be the first one done (basically plug in quotes after getting back from the presser and good night). one time he brought his pops.

anyway, it took him stealing shtein to get fired. and he was moved off the temple football beat. like how does that happen. what is lower than covering temple football. its terrible and no one cares. and he gets moved off that. jesus.

anyway do i go straight professional with the email or do i try to make it a little spicy. not too much of course but just throw a little flavor in there.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on October 27, 2011, 02:26:20 AM
what is lower than covering temple football.

Covering Mexican high school girls junio.....ah, farg it. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 27, 2011, 07:14:49 AM
You might have a future in fiction.

lol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 27, 2011, 07:27:40 AM
"The 8.8 rating is tied as the lowest ever for Game 5 of the World Series, and the ninth-lowest for any World Series game. The Texas Rangers have now played in ten of the sixteen lowest rated World Series games of all time.

Over the past four seasons (dating back to 2008), only five of 21 World Series games have drawn a double-digit rating (24%). The World Series’ percentage trails that of other sports, including the NBA Finals (29%), NCAA Men’s Final Four (33%), and Bowl Championship Series (45%).

To put that in perspective, 220 of the previous 224 World Series games hit double-digits (98%)."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 27, 2011, 01:44:15 PM
tatum used to show up at temple football games in track suits, like 5 minutes before kickoff. he would literally get in his seat for the first time essentially as the ball was in the air. and he would always be the first one done (basically plug in quotes after getting back from the presser and good night). one time he brought his pops.

anyway, it took him stealing shtein to get fired. and he was moved off the temple football beat. like how does that happen. what is lower than covering temple football. its terrible and no one cares. and he gets moved off that. jesus.

anyway do i go straight professional with the email or do i try to make it a little spicy. not too much of course but just throw a little flavor in there.

I'd go straight professional based on the situation. They're probably looking for someone who is buttoned up a bit compared o the guy they're shteincanning. Be persistent and follow up like crazy.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 27, 2011, 03:42:44 PM
I could have sent him a picture of FF's taint. They already have someone in mind. Got to give him credit for getting back to me, though.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on October 30, 2011, 08:38:22 AM
my girl lindsay is doing sportscenter this morning. movin up girl.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 01, 2011, 12:03:35 AM
i cant say for sure he got fired, but i can say that someone at the inqy who knows my pops told him that they are looking for someone.

Quote
Update - Kevin will not lose his job. He's taking so time off. When he returns, there is a possibility he may be reassigned.

from the sports writers board. hooray for not entirely jumping to conclusions.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 01, 2011, 01:44:19 AM
Reassigned to what? Girls basketball?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 01, 2011, 01:49:32 AM
copy desk...obits....agate...something that takes him out of the field

think of the option mcnulty and lester got if they wanted to stick in the bpd at the end of the wire. it looks like tatum is taking that. and shame on the inqy for not bucking up and firing him. you could pay 2 me's to his job.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 01, 2011, 01:50:18 AM
Yeah he should be shteincanned.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 04, 2011, 12:06:32 PM
it really didnt have a chance to go the other way because hes so awesome at everything he does but damn is michael barkann great on the radio....and he has elevates ikes radio game tremendously
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on November 04, 2011, 12:17:59 PM
it really didnt have a chance to go the other way because hes so awesome at everything he does but damn is michael barkann great on the radio....and he has elevates ikes radio game tremendously

When I was at the Fanatic I mentioned hiring Barkann to do a morning show to the Executive Producer and he blew me off. I think they missed the boat on that one.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 04, 2011, 12:23:57 PM
Does he still do DNL on CSN?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 04, 2011, 12:26:02 PM
yes

his radio show is only 10-1
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on November 04, 2011, 01:47:33 PM
yeah, i actually thought it would be bad, but it's really good.  Ike went from unlistenable to a very good partner on that show
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on November 04, 2011, 06:44:57 PM
Does he still do DNL on CSN?

Barkann is the central face of Philly sports. Whenever something big happens he's the go to guy.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on November 04, 2011, 06:50:01 PM
I always thought he could be a little douchey from time to time, but overall is still very good. The way he handled the DNL the day Harry died was probably the best anyone could have done.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 10, 2011, 06:30:21 PM
a review of ESPN's coverage last night (http://outkickthecoverage.com/espns-penn-state-coverage-fails-miserably.php)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 10, 2011, 07:10:15 PM
ESPNU being dedicated to the "Penn State Special" is crazy.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 29, 2011, 04:29:30 PM
Thursday's Ravens victory over the 49ers was the most-watched Thanksgiving cable TV game ever and the most-watched game in the eight-year history of the NFL Network.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 02, 2011, 12:55:03 PM
barkann cracks me up
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 04, 2011, 10:07:06 AM
Hank Goldberg needs to be put to pasture. He talks like he's mid-stroke.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 07, 2011, 10:09:09 PM
so ESPN dedicated an entire SportsCenter to Tebow (http://deadspin.com/5866144/every-tebow-uttered-on-espns-tebowcenter-today) today, and they got busted for not having live shots of Jacksonville during MNF the other night.  Besides using old MNF footage, they also showed Carolina's stadium instead (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/ESPN-confuses-new-Jacksonville-with-old-Jacksonv?urn=nfl-wp13393)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 07, 2011, 10:12:48 PM
I think they did Jacksonville a favor, personally.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 07, 2011, 11:45:31 PM
no joke the mnf sked this year may be the worst in history

seattle/st louis next week is an all timer low
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 08, 2011, 07:15:48 AM
no joke the mnf sked this year may be the worst in history

you mean the worst in the last five years

history = since sunday night football started

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 08, 2011, 07:21:52 AM
Matthew Barnaby got fired by Feva for getting hammer drunk and driving with on a rim. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 08, 2011, 01:19:18 PM
no joke the mnf sked this year may be the worst in history

you mean the worst in the last five years

history = since sunday night football started

yea, espn history. the current mnf is the same package as the old snf.

they had two jacksonville home games, a late season nfc west game and kansas city twice. preseason on paper the steelers/49ers game was an all timer abortion but as it turns out thats a winner.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 08, 2011, 01:54:46 PM
Quote
DALLAS -- Press pass? Got it. Laptop? Yep. Muscle shirts, short skirts and flip-flops? Stop right there.

For reporters covering Major League Baseball next season, beachwear and club outfits are no longer in fashion.

Baseball became the first major pro league in North America to issue dress guidelines for media members, putting them in writing this week at the winter meetings.

The no-wear list also includes visible undergarments, tank tops or anything with a team logo.

"This is not in response to any single incident," MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said Tuesday.

However, baseball was aware of the flap caused in the NFL when a Mexican TV reporter drew unwanted attention at the New York Jets' training camp in September 2010 and it formed a committee of executives and media representatives to work on guidelines.

The panel included female and Latin reporters and there was input from team trainers, who had health concerns about flip-flops in clubhouses and bare feet possibly spreading infections. Such footwear is no longer permitted.

The skimpy attire worn by some of the TV reporters covering the Marlins in Miami drew particular scrutiny.

"We just thought it was time to get a little organized, to put it in place before there was an incident," said committee member Phyllis Merhige, an MLB senior vice president.

"There's no one who expects reporters to wear a suit and tie," she said. "But with the advent of different media, there are now individuals who are not part of a bigger organization that may have a dress code."

The media should dress "in an appropriate and professional manner" with clothing proper for a "business casual work environment" when in locker rooms, dugouts, press boxes and on the field, the new MLB guidelines say.

Banned are sheer and see-through clothing, ripped jeans, one-shouldered, strapless shirts or clothing exposing bare midriffs. Also listed are "excessively short" skirts, dresses or shorts cut more than 3-4 inches above the knee.

The NFL, NBA and NHL do not have similar policies.

MLB and members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America who regularly cover the sport agree that most reporters are within the boundaries. At World Cup soccer matches, it's different -- reporters in press areas often come decked out head-to-toe in team regalia.

"Personally, I believe the baseball media in general could dress slightly more professionally," said San Francisco Chronicle writer Susan Slusser, recently elected vice president of the BBWAA and a member of the guidelines panel. "I think it's been a little too casual."

MLB said it would consider appropriate actions if the guidelines were broken.

"It can be a fine line. What one person views as appropriate may not be seen the same way by someone else," Courtney said.

At 81, former Marlins manager Jack McKeon has seen dress codes change a lot during more than a half-century in the game. Especially at warm-weather ballparks during the hottest summer months.

"I remember the old days, when even the people in Triple-A would wear a coat and tie," he said. "Now, it's casual. Less than casual, really.

"Today, it can look pretty sloppy. But that's not just baseball. It's generational."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 08, 2011, 02:14:58 PM
Cheerleaders & ball girls can wear whatever they want. 

Reporters?  CLEAN IT UP!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 13, 2011, 04:17:15 PM
(https://p.twimg.com/Agg68I1CEAArs8W.jpg)

Pretty sure the internet just broke. From L to R, Zoltan Mesko, George Muresan, Danny Woodhead (https://twitter.com/#!/ZoltanMesko/status/146431792721825792/photo/1).
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on December 13, 2011, 09:27:29 PM
no, please god no, nice tits
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 14, 2011, 01:05:20 PM
25 most annoying in sports media (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/975252-25-most-annoying-people-in-sports-media)

Players voted on worst NFL commentators... Here are the results. (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1112/nfl.players.poll.worst.commentator/content.1.html)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 20, 2011, 01:41:24 PM
holy farging shtein

http://deadspin.com/5869737/

Quote
Legendary Columnist Bill Conlin Resigns Over Forthcoming Philly Inquirer Bombshell
The Philadelphia Inquirer's top investigative reporter, Nancy Phillips, has written a story containing what we're told are allegations of child molestation against sportswriter Bill Conlin, a longtime columnist at the rival Daily News. Conlin resigned just moments ago, according to a source at the Daily News.
Conlin, who turns 78 this May, won the Ford C. Frick Award last May. The story supposedly will drop soon (the newspapers publish under a joint-operating agreement, sharing some resources and a website but otherwise competing for the same readers). Conlin has hired an attorney to defend himself against the piece. We'll have more details on this. For now, we can tell you that Conlin is at his condo in Largo, Fla.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on December 20, 2011, 02:08:25 PM
so are all sports that closely associated with diddling?

kiddie touching is the new lis franc sprain
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 20, 2011, 02:12:41 PM
Wow.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on December 20, 2011, 03:51:13 PM
Wow.

That's an understatement
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Drunkmasterflex on December 20, 2011, 04:18:13 PM
Whats weird is I always thought that Bill Conlin looked like a child molester and made jokes about it.  I never thought he actually was, I just thought he was a pompous dick. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 20, 2011, 04:29:50 PM
Holy shtein - wow!

What the hell is it with all of these child molesters lately?!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 20, 2011, 04:30:28 PM
Meh
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 20, 2011, 04:35:00 PM
Story is out. As of now its all family members, mostly girls.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on December 20, 2011, 05:32:45 PM
Story is out. As of now its all family members, mostly girls.

Quote from: The Inquirer
Kevin Healey was a close friend of Conlin's son Billy. One summer night when he was about 12, Healey said, he went to the Conlin house to watch a Phillies game and slept over in the living room. Conlin was covering the game for the Daily News.

Healey said he awakened in the middle of the night to find Conlin fondling his genitals and leaning toward his body with his mouth.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Drunkmasterflex on December 20, 2011, 06:11:43 PM
Holy shtein - wow!

What the hell is it with all of these child molesters lately?!

Its the Sandusky effect

Quote
Blanchet also told the paper that she and the other alleged victims were speaking out because of the Penn State case, where former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky faces charges of molesting young boys. He faces a trial in 2012. She said the case brought back painful memories.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 20, 2011, 06:46:34 PM
Quote
Four say Philly Daily News writer Bill Conlin sexually abused them as children

By Nancy Phillips

INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

LATEST BREAKING NEWS

Four say Conlin abused them as children - 4:13pm


Three women and a man say they were molested as children by Bill Conlin, a Hall of Fame baseball writer and Philadelphia Daily News columnist.

In vivid accounts, the four say Conlin groped and fondled them, and touched their genitals, in assaults in the 1970s, when they were from ages 7 to 12.

"This is a tragedy," said Kelley Blanchet, a niece of Conlin's who said he molested her when she was a child. "People have kept his secret. It's not just the victims, it's the victims' families. There were so many people who knew about this and did nothing."

Conlin retired Tuesday from the Daily News, where he had worked for more than four decades.

Through his lawyer, George Bochetto, Conlin declined to comment.

"Mr. Conlin is obviously floored by these accusations, which supposedly happened 40 years ago," Bochetto said. "He has engaged me to do everything possible to bring the facts forward to vindicate his name."

Blanchet, now a prosecutor in Atlantic City, and the others said they were speaking out now because the alleged sexual assaults and cover-up at Pennsylvania State University brought back painful memories, and reminded them of the secrecy that shrouded their own assaults.

They also said they wanted to bring attention to the shortcomings of the statute of limitations on sex crimes, which bars prosecution in their cases because their parents did not call police when the abuse occurred years ago. In several cases, the parents corroborated the accounts, and one - Conlin's brother-in-law - described how the writer broke down in tears and insisted he had only touched the girl's leg.

Prosecutors in Gloucester County who took videotaped statements from the four last year say there is nothing they can do because assaults that occurred before 1996 fall under the statute of limitations.

"We would love to see justice in this case," Detective Stacie Lick of the Prosecutor's Office wrote in an e-mail to one of the women last month. "So many people have been victimized by this man, but our hands are tied by the law, which does not let us prosecute."

Conlin, 77, was the recipient of the 2011 J.G. Taylor Spink Award, named for a publisher of the Sporting News and presented at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. That put him in the company of such celebrated writers as Ring Lardner, Grantland Rice, Damon Runyon, and Red Smith, and Conlin is honored in the hall's "Scribes and Mikemen" exhibit.

"I can't even begin to express the shock, sadness, and outrage I feel by what Bill Conlin is alleged to have done," said Daily News editor Larry Platt, who immediately accepted Conlin's offer to retire.

Conlin joined the Daily News in 1965 and was its Phillies beat writer from 1966 until 1987, when he became a columnist. He gained a national profile as a commentator on the ESPN program The Sports Reporters. He is the author of two baseball-related books, the Rutledge Book of Baseball and Batting Cleanup, Bill Conlin.

In a recent column, "Tough Guys Are Talking About Sandusky," Conlin questioned people who said they would have intervened had they seen Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant coach, abusing a child: "Everybody says he will do the right thing, get involved, put his own ass on the line before or after the fact. But the moment itself has a cruel way of suspending our fearless intentions."

Blanchet and the others who say they were molested by Conlin told their parents about the abuse decades ago, but no one contacted law enforcement, settling for stern warnings to Conlin and a decision to shield the children from further contact with him.

"I'm really sorry that I didn't do something more at the time," said Barbara Healey, whose son and daughter told her that Conlin molested them in the 1970s. "Call the police is what I should have done."

In Blanchet's case, her father angrily confronted Conlin after his wife told him that Conlin had molested their daughter when she was about 7.

Blanchet's parents were out of town for the day, and Conlin was visiting her family's house in Margate, N.J. When her brother went outside to play football, Blanchet said, Conlin assaulted her.

"I was numb," she said, recalling that he put his hand between her legs and touched her genitals, and penetrated her with his fingers, stopping only when her brother, Ted, walked in. Her brother, now deceased, told her mother, who told her father.

"I was going to kill him, I was so furious," recalled Blanchet's father, Harry Hasson, now 75. He said he called Conlin in the Daily News newsroom and summoned him to Margate.

"He swore to me that he just touched her leg. Then all of a sudden, he started crying," Hasson recalled. "He said, 'I swear to God, I just touched her leg.'"

Hasson said he did not learn the full extent of the assault until about two years ago, when his daughter spoke to him about it in a therapy session.

"For somebody to do that - the son of a bitch," Hasson said, starting to choke up. "That's probably the worst thing you can do to somebody. Back then, I would never even think that anyone could ever do what she said he did."

When he confronted Conlin and he started to sob, Hasson said, "it was such a pitiful sight. It took the fight out of me. I wish now I had done something more, but he swore to me and I believed him."

Even so, Hasson said, he kept his daughter away from her uncle after that. "I said, 'Never come back to Margate. Never touch her again.' "

Blanchet, now 47 and a mother of two, said she rarely saw her uncle or his family for the next three decades.

But when Conlin's wife, Irma, died in 2009, Blanchet decided to attend the funeral. Conlin gave the eulogy and made reference to the couple's grandchildren. Blanchet, who did not know her uncle had grandchildren, said she began to worry about the children's safety, and decided to tell some of her relatives what her uncle had done to her.

She said she told a female relative, who in turn confided that Conlin had abused her for years when she was a child. The relative, she said, told her that this led to a long estrangement that ended only after he wrote her a 10-page letter of apology.

The relative said Conlin had also abused her brother, Blanchet said. And she said her relative told her that Conlin had assaulted three girls who were friends of his children when they were growing up in the Whitman Square section of Washington Township, Gloucester County.

That's how Blanchet met Karen Healey and two other women who say they were molested by Conlin, along with Healey's brother, Kevin.

Kevin Healey was a close friend of Conlin's son Billy. One summer night when he was about 12, Healey said, he went to the Conlin house to watch a Phillies game and slept over in the living room. Conlin was covering the game for the Daily News.

Healey said he awakened in the middle of the night to find Conlin fondling his genitals and leaning toward his body with his mouth.

"I ran out of there like a bat out of hell," said Healey, now 48 and a construction worker and painter who lives in Williamstown. "I left my sneakers, my socks and my shirt," and ran home.

"I came flying in the door," he recalled, which awakened his mother.

Barbara Healey remembers it well.

"Kevin just came into the room crying. It was unusual to see a boy crying," she said. "He told me Mr. Conlin molested him."

She told her son not to tell his father - "his father had a terrible temper," she said - and forbade him to return to the Conlin home.

But she continued to allow her daughter Karen to spend time with Conlin's younger son, Peter. "I thought he was just interested in boys," she said of Conlin.

A few years later, Barbara Healey said, she was shocked to learn that her daughter had been molested as well.

She recalled the day that Karen and a friend, then both about 10, told her Conlin had repeatedly molested them. The friend was in tears, Healey said, as she described how Conlin had assaulted her that day.

The friend, now 44, said in an interview that she would never forget that day. She had gone to the Conlin home to visit Peter. The boy was not home, and while she was waiting for him in the den, she said, Conlin came into the room.

(The Inquirer is withholding the woman's name in keeping with its policy of not identifying people who say they have been sexually assaulted. The other women and the man gave the newspaper permission to use their names.)

The memory, the woman said, is frozen in her mind. It was a summer day, and she recalled that she was wearing a yellow shirt and light blue shorts when Conlin put his arms around her, and then reached into her pants and put his fingers inside her.

"He just started fondling me and said, 'Does it feel good?' " she said. "He said, 'This is our secret.' "

It was not the first time Conlin had molested her, said the woman. But, following his warning about keeping it secret, she had told no one.

On this day, as she left the house and saw her friend Karen outside, the woman recalled, she burst into tears and the story spilled out. Karen said they should tell their mothers, she said, which is how they ended up on Barbara Healey's porch, telling the secret.

Healey remembered that her daughter's friend was crying when she came to the house and told her what had happened. Healey said her daughter told her that Conlin had molested her as well and that he had assaulted another girl who lived on the same block of Whitman School Road.

"I said, 'You just can't go near that family, and you can't go in that house,'" Healey recalled.

She then called the other girls' mothers, and the three women decided that one of their husbands would confront Conlin. They decided not to tell the other two husbands, fearing that in their anger they might harm Conlin.

In a brief telephone interview, the man who spoke to Conlin about the abuse said he would "rather not talk about it." The Inquirer is withholding the man's name to protect the identity of his daughter, who declined to comment for this story.

The man confirmed that the three women told him Conlin had molested the girls, and he said he called Conlin to tell him that he knew.

"I just called him and made him aware that this story had been told by the kids and I said it was wrong, and I really let it go at that," the man recalled. "He didn't admit anything or say anything much. He just acknowledged what I said, and that was it."

The man said he never considered calling police, in part out of loyalty to Conlin's wife. "We didn't want to hurt her," he said.

Looking back, Karen Healey said she was astounded that the parents and others reacted as they did.

"Nobody called the cops," said Healey, now 44, a mother of three, and a corporate sales executive. "Everyone went back to living their lives.

"It's never talked about. None of the kids are offered therapy. We all go on with our lives," she said.

In retrospect, Barbara Healey said, she and the other mothers should have done more: "I decided the wrong thing."

Not until more than 30 years later, after Irma Conlin's funeral, did Healey, her brother, and their childhood friends learn about Blanchet and the other Conlin family members who said they too had been molested.

Blanchet, a prosecutor, suggested that they go to law enforcement. Two of her relatives demurred.

"I honestly do not want to be involved with whatever you guys are going to do," one female relative wrote to Blanchet in a Facebook message last year. "I don't even think about my past anymore. It is behind me. My family and I are done with it.

She said Blanchet's renewed focus on the assaults was "interfering with the peace and life I built for me and my family.. . . I am hurting now, so no more updates."

One of the girls from Whitman School Road also declined to participate, in part, she said, to protect her elderly parents.

"I feel that they have done their part in honoring the wishes of the rest of the families involved by keeping the secret away from the other spouses for whatever the reasons may have been," she wrote in an e-mail to Blanchet, Healey, and her other childhood friend. "The decisions made many years ago were the consensus of the families involved and took into consideration the effects on all, including the Conlin family.

"In today's world, things might have been handled differently, but that's hindsight, and we are willing to live with it," the woman wrote.

Last year, Blanchet, Kevin Healey, Karen Healey, and another woman from the neighborhood gave prosecutors videotaped testimony about the abuse they said they suffered at Conlin's hands years ago. New Jersey's current law has no statute of limitations on sex crimes, so they were hopeful that Conlin might finally be held to account, Blanchet said.

But the law in place today, enacted in 1996, is not retroactive. "I didn't realize it, and I'm a prosecutor," she said.

At the time of the alleged assaults, New Jersey law required that victims notify law enforcement within five years of an incident for a case to be prosecuted. So Gloucester County prosecutors told them there was nothing they could do.

"I am sorry that the system seems to be failing you," wrote Lick, an investigator for the Prosecutor's Office, in an e-mail to Blanchet and Healey. "However, the law has tied our hands, in that the statute of limitations has run."

A spokesman for Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton said he would have no comment on the investigation. However, he said the office welcomed complaints from victims and would investigate any allegations brought to its attention.

While Blanchet and the others said they were disappointed that no criminal charges could be brought, they said they hoped that by telling their story, they might embolden victims who may be reluctant to speak out. And they hope that parents of victims might take a lesson from the missteps of their parents, who did not turn to law enforcement.

By the time Blanchet and the others went to prosecutors themselves, "nothing could be done because of the stupid statute of limitations," said Kevin Healey. "We wanted justice."

Holy farging shtein.  I could see if one person accused him, but four and boys and girls?  What the hell.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 20, 2011, 07:42:40 PM
Amazing...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 20, 2011, 07:58:49 PM
conlin was in my top 5 people most likely to be a child molester....i dont get the shock here
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Drunkmasterflex on December 20, 2011, 08:01:27 PM
conlin was in my top 5 people most likely to be a child molester....i dont get the shock here

Lmfao
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 20, 2011, 08:35:07 PM
conlin was in my top 5 people most likely to be a child molester....i dont get the shock here

1. Sandusky
2. Bernie Fine
3. Conlin
4. Casey Matthews
5. lil guy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on December 20, 2011, 08:53:56 PM
(http://media.philly.com/images/600*450/20110321_inq_eside21-a.JPG)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 20, 2011, 09:45:56 PM
Story is out. As of now its all family members, mostly girls.

Quote from: The Inquirer
Kevin Healey was a close friend of Conlin's son Billy. One summer night when he was about 12, Healey said, he went to the Conlin house to watch a Phillies game and slept over in the living room. Conlin was covering the game for the Daily News.

Healey said he awakened in the middle of the night to find Conlin fondling his genitals and leaning toward his body with his mouth.

close friend...family member whatever. same thing.

point is hes not driving around in van offering candy and a ride home
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on December 20, 2011, 10:13:26 PM
I'm talking to Reuben Frank right now and he said that while no one particularly liked him, there were never ANY whispers or rumors or anything "weird" in that sense. Everyone just chalked him up to being a blowhard and a not so nice individual.

Needless to say, they are all in total shock. Everyone.

Of course not, IGY...because he is all-knowing.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 20, 2011, 10:45:08 PM
thats because it was only done to a very specific group of people...hes not a prototypical child toucher per say. like if you randomly asked conlin to watch your kid, he wouldnt lay a hand on him.

sandusky would be ass farging him in seconds. mike jackson would blowing him before you left.

conlin was only doing it to a nephew, niece or a close family friend. he did both boys and girls. im not so sure it was sexual, it might have been making up for a lack of nurturing he had as a kid (which might explain why he was a such a fleshpop). or he might have been touched by his uncle and somewhere in him he felt this is what uncles did.

i dont know. he wasnt even preying on the weak, like sandusky did. a lot of those kids (now adults) had 2-parent, nuclear families. the more interesting thing is why didnt any of the dads kill him.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyGirl on December 20, 2011, 10:55:30 PM
Roob wants to kill him. Even Randy Miller is saying to me that he stayed at Conlin's house in Florida a few times and they roomed together for sportswriter things etc. Both of them are so angry, they want to kill him themselves.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 20, 2011, 11:06:26 PM
well yea they do

but their daughters and sons werent molested by him. i know it was the 70s and it was a different time but the reaction to "dad i got molested by bill conlin" was probably the same in 1970 as it would be today.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 21, 2011, 07:56:44 AM
well yea they do

but their daughters and sons werent molested by him.


(http://media.philly.com/images/600*450/20110321_inq_eside21-a.JPG)


does molesting the eagles roster count?

that reason enough to wanna kill someone
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 21, 2011, 09:25:48 AM
WIP had Conlin's lawyer on and it was very interesting that when angelo asked the lawyer if conlin had professed his outright innocence the lawyer said that he would not divulge any conversations they have had.  wouldn't you think that if conlin did tell him he was innocent without a doubt that he would say that?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 21, 2011, 10:38:27 AM
Mother of the century candidate here:
Quote
But she continued to allow her daughter Karen to spend time with Conlin's younger son, Peter. "I thought he was just interested in boys," she said of Conlin.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 21, 2011, 10:13:19 PM
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20111221_Another_woman_comes_forward_over_abuse_by_Bill_Conlin.html?cmpid=125219969

Quote
The woman spoke out Wednesday as the sports-oriented website Deadspin published an e-mail exchange between Conlin and Deadspin reporter A.J. Daulerio in which Conlin fretted about a then-expected story in The Inquirer that would report the stories of abuse. He contacted Daulerio, who had written a favorable story about him for Philadelphia Magazine, on Monday, less than a half-hour after an Inquirer reporter called him at his Florida condominium for comment on the allegations that he had abused children.

In e-mail messages to Daulerio, Conlin derided his accusers as "late middle-aged women" who decided it was "Sandusky time," a reference to former Pennsylvania State University coach Jerry Sandusky, who is charged with sexually abusing boys.

"I'm a lot bigger to the Daily News than Sandusky ever was to Penn State," he wrote. And yet, Daulerio wrote, Conlin feared the loss of his career.

"They can toss my good name out there while alleging a crime that was never charged?" Conlin wrote. "F- that."

Nowhere in the e-mail exchange did Conlin deny that any abuse occurred.

Conlin told Daulerio, who described himself as a longtime admirer of Conlin's, that he hoped to explain himself to Deadspin's "huge audience" but wanted first to see if "they [The Inquirer] name names. I'm sure the accusers were promised anonymity." In the story, three of the accusers, including Conlin's niece, were named.

After hanging up on an Inquirer reporter, Conlin, 77, said via e-mail, "My attorney will be in touch. . . . I've been doing this 51 years. My attorney will do my talking."

When he spoke to Daulerio, the reporter wrote, Conlin was "angry, funny, discursive - but he was also obviously scared."

"He talked about suicide," Daulerio wrote, "and I'm still not sure if he was joking." Conlin had written, "I'm at my condo at Shipwatch in Largo, hanging out with the fishes I might opt to sleep with if this sees the light of day."

Daulerio said Conlin told him he worried that if the allegations were made public, his family - particularly his grandchildren - would suffer. He said he believed the accusations were being made in part because of what he described as a "decades-old family vendetta."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 21, 2011, 10:16:07 PM
fingering 12 year olds = old family bs that should be private

yup
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 21, 2011, 10:27:59 PM
http://deadspin.com/5870204/a-conversation-with-bill-conlin-the-day-before-the-inquirer-dropped-its-molestation-story
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 22, 2011, 11:09:18 AM
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20111222_Years_of_silent_fear__6th_woman_acuses_Conlin.html?cmpid=125219969

Quote
LINDA STELLA said that she was just a girl when Bill Conlin pulled her onto his lap and began "flexing his leg muscles" during a family birthday party at his house in South Jersey. She leaped off his lap and looked back. She felt confused when she saw the wet spot at the crotch of his white pants.

 

"I was a kid, I didn't know what it really was," Stella told the Daily News last night. "It looked like he had peed in his pants."

Stella, who was friends with Conlin's daughter at the time, said that she tried to avoid Conlin after that. But later, the burly former Daily News sports columnist, in two separate incidents, grabbed her by the arm, pulled her into his bedroom, forced her onto his bed and fondled her breasts and genitals, she said.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on December 22, 2011, 12:30:16 PM
i didn't even know it was possible to dry hump jizz your pants after like 15 or 16.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on December 22, 2011, 12:37:42 PM
And no one else at the party noticed the jizz spot on his white pants? Or was this sort of thing just accepted in the 70s?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 22, 2011, 12:40:19 PM
i find that story highly suspicious...he had a big cum stain on his pants in the middle of a birthday party?

and if a little girl didnt know what had happened why would she have avoided him after that....i mean uncle bill went wee wee in his pants...big deal
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: charlie on December 22, 2011, 01:06:57 PM
And no one else at the party noticed the jizz spot on his white pants? Or was this sort of thing just accepted in the 70s?

fat ass sports writers always have random stains all over themselves.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 22, 2011, 02:26:26 PM
Not sure if you heard this, but Eagles' fans booed Santa 43 years ago! (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7377416/philadelphia-eagles-fans-once-booed-santa-santa-jovial-63-year-old-frank-olivo-loves-philly-teams)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 22, 2011, 02:57:34 PM
i didn't even know it was possible to dry hump jizz your pants after like 15 or 16.

A buddy of mine did that while at a stripclub...went back into the VIP and came out with a big jizz spot on his pants.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on December 22, 2011, 03:17:54 PM
so clearly the bitch didnt finish the job
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 22, 2011, 03:25:15 PM
She emptied his wallet - so I guess she did her job. Every time we all get together we make fun of him for that
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 22, 2011, 03:33:35 PM
She emptied his wallet - so I guess she did her job.

i think hes talkin about the girl in the conlin story
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 22, 2011, 05:46:07 PM
All the same.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 22, 2011, 09:24:45 PM
Since there's no night game on Saturday, ESPN2 is doing old school NFL Primetime with Boomer and TJ at 8pm
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 22, 2011, 09:26:02 PM
dont call him boomer, you twat easy

berman said in the espn book that nfl primetime "brought families closer together." hes the biggest hack in sports tv today and that includes ricky reilly
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 22, 2011, 09:35:30 PM
BERMAN's a blowhard but I enjoy watching him and Jackson do the highlights together on Blitz, and most of us watched Primetime before you or Munson were born.  Same reason why most people still watch droolface on New Years Eve......it's familiar....
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 22, 2011, 09:43:11 PM
if you loop me in with munson again i will rape your face off until theres nothing left

and i watched primetime back in the day but since theres red zone, bars and the internet, its lost its purpose
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 22, 2011, 10:05:54 PM
Primetime with Berman and TJ was awesome....glad to see them doing it again.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on December 22, 2011, 10:07:14 PM
Does Todd not realize yet that I'm better then him?


shtein I still remember watching NFL Primetime, or whatever version of it, when i was younger. It was usually good.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on December 23, 2011, 12:51:50 AM
If you remember Pete Axthelm on Primetime you're old.  I loved that guy.  He always said Seth Joyner was one of the best LBs in the NFL.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 23, 2011, 07:31:05 AM
BERMAN's a blowhard but I enjoy watching him and Jackson do the highlights together on Blitz, and most of us watched Primetime before you or Munson were born.

exactly...its an age thing....boom is the farging man and has forgotten more about sports than all these kids put together
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on December 30, 2011, 10:12:38 PM
GCobb the biggest joke in Philly sports media?

You decide! (http://gcobb.com/2011/12/30/penn-state-in-pursuit-of-oklahomas-bob-stoops/)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on December 31, 2011, 02:21:44 AM
Does he write all that shtein?  When I hear him on WIP late at night or on the weekends I turn it right off.

Well, the other Stoops brother is available.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 05, 2012, 07:53:48 AM
Where can I get a list of the commentators assigned to the remaining bowl games?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 05, 2012, 07:58:49 AM
cotton - gus...charlie davis and tim brewster
compass - mike gleason....john congemi and eamon mcananey
godaddy - rob stone...danny kanell and cara capuano
bcs - brent....herbie.....EA...rinaldi

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on January 05, 2012, 08:36:26 AM
Thank you, sir.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 05, 2012, 10:33:11 AM
Good that Gus is calling the cotton so when Bill Snyder and the Wildcats cram it up Petrino's ass he can scream for us.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on January 05, 2012, 01:48:37 PM
compass - mike gleason....john congemi and eamon mcananey

Who they hell are they?

Glad Brent is calling the BCS championship.  I was afraid we were going to get Tirico and Gruden again.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 05, 2012, 01:50:43 PM
congemi was a great qb for pitt....i have no idea who the other two are other than seeing their names listed on the weekly college football schedules
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on January 17, 2012, 09:36:53 PM
What a jackass: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillygossip/975-The-Fanatic-host-arrested-for-allegedly-assaulting-a-cab-driver.html

I worked for him when I was at the Fanatic, he's the last person in the world I'd expect that from.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 17, 2012, 09:47:46 PM
LOL @ anyone in the sports media (especially radio) thinking they're a celebrity.  Not even the national guys like Rome or Patrick are real celebrities, let alone some local guy. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2012, 11:43:06 AM
the top rated conference championship games since 2000

1. nyg at sf - 2012 (highest rated conference championship game since 1994)
2. new orl at minn - 2010
3. nyg at gb - 2008
4. bal at new eng - 2012
5. gb at chi - 2011
6. nyj at pitt - 2011
7. atl at philly - 2005
8. nyj at ind - 2010
9. new eng at ind - 2007
10. tb at stl - 2000
11. sd at new eng - 2008
12. tb at philly - 2003
13. new eng at pitt - 2005
14. new orl at chi - 2007
15. ind at ne - 2004
16. tenn at oak - 2003
17. car at philly - 2004
18. philly at stl - 2002
19. pitt at den - 2006
20. tenn at jax - 2000
21. ne at pitt - 2002
22. philly at arz - 2009
23. minn at nyg - 2001
24. bal at pitt - 2009
25. bal at oak - 2001
26. car at sea - 2006
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2012, 11:13:12 PM
now that a manning is in the sb again the eli peyton sportscenter commercial is back in steady rotation
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on January 30, 2012, 05:33:26 PM
Brian Westbrook will be a new host/call in guy on 97.5

Loudest applause at the Skins game was when they showed BWest...standing O for 5 minutes.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on January 30, 2012, 06:48:47 PM
I meant to post that when miss announced it but forgot.


I used to think in his interviews that he sounded too antisocial and unclear to be a radio or TV guy but every time I've heard him on 97.5 since he retired he's sounded louder and more clear and etc. Will be cool to listen to him, he's generally pretty honest about the goings on at NovaCare like Trot
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on February 02, 2012, 06:00:29 PM
Stephen A Smith flips off Skip Bayless during a live taping of First Take:

http://www.sportsgrid.com/media/stephen-a-smith-middle-finger/
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 02, 2012, 07:29:41 PM
those two are so good together on that show
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on February 02, 2012, 07:31:46 PM
stephen a gets way too much hate..that guy is one of the best
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on February 06, 2012, 12:54:28 PM
WIP is pimping a major station announcement at 3pm

I'm thinking WIP is getting the Phillies in FM, that will be sweet
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 06, 2012, 12:56:31 PM
if 1210 and WIP are owned by the same company it obviously makes sense

if they arent then i dont see it.

maybe its to announce that eskin is dead.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on February 06, 2012, 01:00:25 PM
it could make sense if the rights are up, but yes 1210 and WIP are sister stations
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on February 06, 2012, 01:05:46 PM
Poor AM station, just lost its only ratings
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on February 06, 2012, 01:34:38 PM
WIP is pimping a major station announcement at 3pm

I'm thinking WIP is getting the Phillies in FM, that will be sweet

Didn't they make that announcement a month ago?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on February 06, 2012, 01:44:12 PM
oh, maybe.  i don't know.  they are hyping it like they have the cure for cancer
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on February 06, 2012, 08:36:39 PM
So what was their big announcement?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 06, 2012, 08:41:20 PM
rhea hughes is getting a nosejob
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on February 06, 2012, 09:08:05 PM
Angelo helped Conlin molest kids.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on February 07, 2012, 06:19:55 AM
Angelo helped Conlin molest kids.

lol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on February 21, 2012, 08:52:35 AM
DN sports editor was WIP today and there is going to be some major changes in the way the Inky and DN cover sports in the city.  They are going to start sharing beat reporters so that instead of the same company having 3 guys asking the same questions, one guy can do the "beat" and other guys can work on other things.  the columnists will stay with their respective company, but they will do a rotation with the website where one day a week each guy will write 2 or 3 short columns based on what's going on that day.

it seems good in theory, and they are pushing content to website first, then paper.  but until they fix their godawful website, it won't make much of a difference
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 21, 2012, 08:58:36 AM
i can jerk off...cook a rock solid frozen family sized stouffers lasagna and find a word that rhymes with orange before a page loads on philly.com
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on February 21, 2012, 09:01:59 AM
video please
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on February 21, 2012, 06:13:44 PM
video please

If it's on Philly.com there's decent odds that the video will start autoplaying as soon as the page loads (after some ads).
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on February 21, 2012, 06:49:08 PM
Thanks PG!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on February 21, 2012, 07:34:40 PM
Gregg Murphy from CSN is gonna join the Phillies broadcast team as an on the field reporter.

Whatever. When he's talking, it means Wheels and TMac aren't so that's a plus.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on February 21, 2012, 07:56:39 PM
video please

If it's on Philly.com there's decent odds that the video will start autoplaying as soon as the page loads (after some ads).

Jerking off, loads, video,  PLAY BALL!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on March 06, 2012, 02:04:06 PM
anyone else see stu scott doing spoken word highlights on SC this morning like he was at a jazz club? it was so awful.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 06, 2012, 02:06:55 PM
i didnt see todays but hes been doing that periodically for like 10 years.....and yes its disgusting
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 06, 2012, 10:03:08 PM
Yep...I turned it off.

Not that it hasn't been said before but ESPN is out on control with this shtein.

I miss Olbermann and Patrick and the days of just giving the damn scores with a little humor and sarcasm thrown in.

Now it's a goddamn circus.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 06, 2012, 10:36:55 PM
Pretty much stopped paying attention to ESPN about 3-4 years ago.  If it isn't an actual game I'm interested in, I'm not watching.

Scores and highlights are all available online, without the tired banalities.

When I want banalities, I come here.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on March 06, 2012, 11:53:59 PM
i didnt know you were into banal
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 11, 2012, 10:16:00 PM
The one thing left that ESPN does well is these documentaries.

The Magic Johnson one is outstanding.

I remember that day vividly. I was 12 and living in Kansas and we had a huge blizzard that canceled Halloween the week before so this was the make up day for trick or treating.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on March 11, 2012, 10:22:16 PM
The one thing left that ESPN does well is these documentaries.

The Magic Johnson one is outstanding.

I remember that day vividly. I was 12 and living in Kansas and we had a huge blizzard that canceled Halloween the week before so this was the make up day for trick or treating.

I was in college.  Was pretty stunned to have Johnson's career ended so suddenly.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 11, 2012, 10:23:49 PM
lol at geo....the only person to ever refer to him as johnson
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 12, 2012, 12:55:15 PM
Maybe he was talking about Magic's Johnson. It's career ended that day too.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on March 12, 2012, 01:33:47 PM
I remember my Mom was crying when we saw the news flash...to this day, I'm still not sure why.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on March 12, 2012, 01:45:59 PM
well considering she immediately made a doctor's appointment and then the next week she has one of those cotton balls taped to the inside of her arm...you know why
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on March 12, 2012, 04:45:40 PM
erin is leaving espn

no she isnt
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 13, 2012, 07:39:37 AM
erin is leaving espn

no she isnt

twitter FTL

anyway.....

Quote
Andrews is in the throes of contract negotiations, as Richard Deitsch noted today. So is Scott Van Pelt, as we mentioned in January. And Michelle Beadle, too.

The word on the streets of Bristol is that Beadle wants to make sure Colin Cowherd sticks around Sportsnation, because otherwise, maybe she’ll look elsewhere (would NBC give her a show? Could Fox come up with something for her?). I thought ESPN could have had something with Beadle and Charissa Thompson … but if the Super Bowl was any indication, Thompson is on Team Andrews. (More on that story … when we can fully confirm it all.)

But I’m hearing Cowherd won’t return to Sportsnation in 2013, thus making Beadle’s situation more tenuous. The guess here: They get her some type of LA-based show.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on March 13, 2012, 11:39:04 AM
I knew Beadle when she was the on-court reporter for the Nets, and I am shocked that her career has gone the way it has thusfar. Had I known she was gonna be a big deal, I may have tried to impregnate her. Live and learn, I guess.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on March 13, 2012, 11:44:01 AM
i think she's horribly overrated, but people seem to love her
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on March 13, 2012, 12:29:15 PM
She's shrill and annoying.  In other words, perfect ESPN on-air "talent."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on March 13, 2012, 01:05:00 PM
Didn't you have a thing for Linda Cohn at some point? Or am I thinking of another weirdo?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on March 13, 2012, 01:11:07 PM
i would straight wreck linda cohn

and hanna storm
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on March 13, 2012, 01:22:32 PM
Didn't you have a thing for Linda Cohn at some point? Or am I thinking of another weirdo?

No, that was RSbirdman.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 13, 2012, 01:30:17 PM
linda cohn is a disgusting hag
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on March 13, 2012, 02:00:16 PM
This is just too awesome..

http://nyc.barstoolsports.com/random-thoughts/john-sterling-working-out-the-kinks-in-spring-training/ (http://nyc.barstoolsports.com/random-thoughts/john-sterling-working-out-the-kinks-in-spring-training/)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 13, 2012, 02:20:10 PM
omg thats hilarious

the best is calling that two runs scored....maybe you lose sight of the ball....but how do you say two guys were actually running around the bases scoring when the ball was caught
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on March 13, 2012, 02:34:28 PM
Im cant believe the Yankees, with their "Best in Class" mentality could let this go on for so long.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 13, 2012, 08:42:45 PM
Did I read Sunny say he'd lay pipe to Linda Cohn?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on March 14, 2012, 08:28:45 AM
you did, it's on my bucket list
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on March 14, 2012, 10:24:20 AM
sara walsh ftw
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 14, 2012, 10:25:40 AM
wip is running the best contest ive ever heard of on radio

the winner gets season tickets to all four city teams
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on March 14, 2012, 10:29:31 AM
whats the contest?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on March 14, 2012, 10:32:21 AM
lick angelo's icehole and then kiss rhea.

kissing rhea is probably the worst of the two
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 14, 2012, 10:52:47 AM
whats the contest?

a bunch of times a day you call in....if you are the chosen caller you get your name put in a hopper and then they are gonna have a drawing
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 14, 2012, 11:59:07 AM
wip is running the best contest ive ever heard of on radio

the winner gets season tickets to all four city teams

You're confusing best contest with best prize.  This is the worst contest ever because it means you have to spend your entire day listening to and calling into WIP. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 14, 2012, 12:04:35 PM
best for ME.....since i listen to WIP all day everyday anyway...if you are nice i might bring you to a few games
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 14, 2012, 05:28:26 PM
If I'm a fleshpop to you, does that mean I get Flyers tix? 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 10, 2012, 09:30:37 AM
Warren Sapp fired from NFL Network. I bet his creditors are stoked.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 11, 2012, 08:41:55 PM
for skip bayless haters...

http://www.thescore.com/buzz/articles/260884-jalen-rose-calls-out-skip-bayless-for-high-school-hoops-lies
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on April 11, 2012, 08:50:05 PM
"We'll discuss that later"

He should quit ESPN and go to Foxnews already...he'd fit right in
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on April 11, 2012, 08:53:57 PM
i hate skip more than anyone ever but that was just poor debate form on jalen's part.

i mean i love it but makes him look like an amateur.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 11, 2012, 09:12:12 PM
"We'll discuss that later"

He should quit ESPN and go to Foxnews already...he'd fit right in

he looked like he wanted to cry....i dont think ive ever heard him like that
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 11, 2012, 09:12:17 PM
as if espn couldnt sink any lower....
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 11, 2012, 09:16:10 PM
He used to gay Aikman gay all the time and Troy still hates him to this day.

Don't care that Jalen cut him off at the knees.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 11, 2012, 09:20:05 PM
He used to gay Aikman gay

lolllll
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 11, 2012, 09:35:12 PM
lol I am not even gonna edit that...let it ride
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 11, 2012, 09:35:46 PM
ha
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on April 11, 2012, 10:05:42 PM
It's like Die Dan Die but so much more awesomer.


They spent over an our on first take today talking about that comment and having a pretty decent debate on the relationship between athletes, GMs, coaches, and the media. Screamin A had Bayless's back and made much better points than Skip did
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on April 11, 2012, 10:08:44 PM
even though i think its a bush league move on jalen's part i hope this is the beginning of the end for that douche bayless.

straight up lying to back up a point is pretty bad...being stupid enough in the first place to not realize it would take five minutes for the internet sports nerd mafia to find the facts is even worse.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 12, 2012, 09:27:20 AM
ESPN is probably loving this. Bayless moves the meter. He's the Howard Stern of sports talk and more people watch that show to hate on him than they do because they like him. I belong to a sports talk group on FB (mock) that my brother invited me too and every day at least 50 of these fools are talking about Bayless. This little lie only has people talking about him even more and I'd bet the ratings are going up because of it. I'm convinced that Bayless doesn't beleive most of the things he says. He's just being a contrarian and says things that people will disagree with and talk about and more importantly, tune in tomorrow to see what he says next.

It's one of the most staged and planned acts I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 12, 2012, 09:44:16 AM
i actually dont mind bayless and i love when him and sas go at it and im still glad jalen almost made him cry
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Drunkmasterflex on April 12, 2012, 10:29:50 AM
I don't know how anybody could like him even a little. I thought what Jalen did was great and thats not because I hate Bayless, bottom line don't lie to prove a point.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 12, 2012, 11:57:33 AM
I'm not the least bit surprised that Havas likes him.  He's Eskin but with a national audience. 

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 12, 2012, 12:12:08 PM
i dont like him...i just dont care about him...hes entertainment...i dont understand how people could hate him...like someone else mentioned he doesnt even believe half the stuff he says...

and hes nothing like eskin....eskin was a complete dick....skip has a much better personality
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 12, 2012, 12:31:06 PM
hes entertainment...i dont understand how people could hate him...like someone else mentioned he doesnt even believe half the stuff he says...

I said it and that's the exact reason why I can't stand the guy.  I'm typically not a fan of people who say things just to get a reaction rather than because they actually believe it.  I watch sports because I want to be entertained.  I watch sports news and commentary because I want to be informed.  Bayless is neither entertaining or informative.

Quote
and hes nothing like eskin....eskin was a complete dick....skip has a much better personality

Better personality?  No.  Different?  Yes.  But fundamentally they are both the same and say things for "shock value" rather than because it's what they really think. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 12, 2012, 02:17:40 PM
ESPN is probably loving this. Bayless moves the meter. He's the Howard Stern of sports talk and more people watch that show to hate on him than they do because they like him. I belong to a sports talk group on FB (mock) that my brother invited me too and every day at least 50 of these fools are talking about Bayless. This little lie only has people talking about him even more and I'd bet the ratings are going up because of it. I'm convinced that Bayless doesn't beleive most of the things he says. He's just being a contrarian and says things that people will disagree with and talk about and more importantly, tune in tomorrow to see what he says next.

It's one of the most staged and planned acts I've ever seen.

something like 200k watched first take the last couple of days

in tv world thats roughly 4 people
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on April 12, 2012, 09:27:53 PM
When I see Bayless I picture Todd.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 13, 2012, 06:36:35 PM
http://www.businessinsider.com/mlb-to-ban-gifs-2012-4
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Eagaholic on April 13, 2012, 11:32:09 PM
I can't fathom why anyone would watch that shtein. I saw Bayless maybe a couple of times a few years ago. He was excitedly ranting about nonsense. He seemed like some deranged squirrel injected with methamphetamine then hooked up to a car battery.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 14, 2012, 12:49:17 AM
Kind of like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ikH9ZRcF2Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 14, 2012, 10:04:04 AM
I can't fathom why anyone would watch that shtein.

like the lil guy said no one does

bayliss gets most of his run from people commenting on blogs mb's and twitter about a snippet they saw heard or read about from the show....but no one actually watches it
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Eagaholic on April 14, 2012, 03:53:26 PM
Well maybe if they force fed him rancid fermenting pumpkins before the shows it would help things. Certainly couldn't hurt. Unless that is his normal diet.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 20, 2012, 01:02:14 AM
http://deadspin.com/5903642/first-franchise-footage-shows-ozzie-guillen-getting-suspended

DVR set
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on April 24, 2012, 03:37:38 PM
Announcement tomorrow regarding the Flyers/Sixers and radio. Not allowed to disclose the specifics but I'm sure you can all figure it out.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on April 24, 2012, 03:43:29 PM
what station is the announcement on?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on April 24, 2012, 03:54:20 PM
Announcement tomorrow regarding the Flyers/Sixers and radio. Not allowed to disclose the specifics but I'm sure you can all figure it out.
I assume this means the phanatic is getting the flyers games? Nice. Wanna avoid giving WIP ratings as much as I can
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on April 24, 2012, 03:58:48 PM
I have no further comment
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 24, 2012, 04:22:24 PM
wow

now i know how woodward and bernstein felt.

you do realize if you just come out and say my name is michael marnigrassi and the sixers/flyers are moving to 975 no one would bat an eye. every single reporter covering philly media, or the teams, already knows about this and cant report on it because no one is going on the record/as a source.

sorry if this is insulting, but you are not a reputable source. so even if you put your name behind it no one would buy at what youre selling.

so how about you just say it. this isnt even a big deal, or important information. its radio news in philly
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on April 24, 2012, 05:31:59 PM
I was asked not to say anything and there are only a handful of people who know. Does it burn you that much that I'm not in your business yet I have a million times more connections/resources/contacts?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on April 24, 2012, 05:48:22 PM
what station is the announcement on?

haha
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 24, 2012, 06:37:26 PM
I was asked not to say anything and there are only a handful of people who know. Does it burn you that much that I'm not in your business yet I have a million times more connections/resources/contacts?

yea, im real upset i didnt find out about the great philly radio station swap.

you are just being silly being coy about it on this place, as if anything here could come back to hurt anyone. if you dont want to say anything, they dont. but clearly you do so then come out and say it.

also, abortion.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on April 24, 2012, 06:42:23 PM
What is, "Something your mother should have had?"

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 24, 2012, 07:59:58 PM
What is, "Something your mother should have had?"

lolol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on April 26, 2012, 06:07:17 PM
Just the Sixers games are switching over....disappointing.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on April 26, 2012, 06:58:27 PM
i don't believe in marriage but i would marry michelle beadle today.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on April 26, 2012, 07:47:58 PM
Just the Sixers games are switching over....disappointing.

Wait for the other shoe to drop...it's coming.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on April 26, 2012, 07:50:23 PM
SD's media connections >>>>>> Todd's
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 28, 2012, 02:57:51 AM
first year in forever sixers have been relevant

csn ratings
sixers - 2.4 (previously 1.6, 1.2)
flyers - 3.3 (previously 2.4, 2.2)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 01, 2012, 06:43:16 PM
This Sarah Phillips shtein is hilarious.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 01, 2012, 06:50:12 PM
I'm just kind of getting up to speed on this.  So she's like, not a real person or something? 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 01, 2012, 07:30:52 PM
Nilesh Prasad is a degenerate gambler and wannabe sports blogger/writer. He used the name Sarah Phillips to start his empire. Has a blind friend (maybe even named Sarah Phillips) he used for the photos and for a recent "LeBron no ring joke contest" video.

That's about it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 02, 2012, 12:24:06 AM
if you know anything about lynn hoppes youd know this is possible

also its not clear she/he wasnt real, or rather working with the indian dude or something. i dont know.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 02, 2012, 08:05:53 AM
http://deadspin.com/5906658/is-an-espn-columnist-scamming-people-on-the-internet
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on May 02, 2012, 08:24:11 AM
i read a lot about this last night...all kinds of pretty fascinating stuff coming out of it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 02, 2012, 08:27:19 AM
its always fascinating to me how stupid humans are

sending money over the internet to people you dont know always ends well
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 02, 2012, 08:59:30 AM
So basically Nilesh is probably the bigger douche, but Sarah is real and aware of all/most of his dealings in her name. They conned people out of popular Facebook and twitter accounts based on sports humor and made some money. Probably got caught before they made much of anything. Basically exactly why IGY stays away from social media.

And ESPN gets caught again just trying to hire something with a vagina to draw traffic. Whoopsies.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on May 02, 2012, 09:03:45 AM
i don't think anyone knows the real story yet...considering there have been about 5 or 6 updates since the story went up 12 hours or so ago...safe to say more will come out.

i'll i got to say is YOU GO GIRL.

and if any of the pictures she uses is actually her, i think she'll do OK in life after this.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 02, 2012, 09:15:04 AM
Most men do like vaginas.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 02, 2012, 04:22:20 PM
Speaking of which, hilarious "scandal" today with that CrossingBroad douche posting a TV still of an upskirt of some chick in the stands at last night's Phils/Braves game. Pretty clear where the Philly blogger types fall on the respect scale:

ZWR
.
.
.
.
.
Crashburn
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
CrossingBroad
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 04, 2012, 10:00:30 PM
http://aol.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2012-05-04/phil-mushnick-jay-z-brooklyn-nets-new-logo-black-white-racist-new-york-post

wow
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on May 04, 2012, 10:22:37 PM
Does not someone proof this shtein before it goes out?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on May 04, 2012, 10:30:26 PM
It's idiocy to spew racially insensitive stuff about the Nets, but it takes it to the next level to base it off an extreme stretch about the logo. Clearly fishing for any excuse to run his mouth about race.

Also I'm pretty sure the New York N------s name is already taken, in every Boston sports bar every time the Knicks play the Celtics.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on May 09, 2012, 07:41:25 AM
I have to vent about Macnow and Gargano's show.  I typically listen to Mikey Miss, but at a certain point on my daily drive I'm out of range of the Fanatic.  So i'll switch to 94.1 which is a much stronger signal.  I used to like these guys together when they were first paired, and when they would randomly put them together for a few shows, but its just insufferable anymore.  Ant's fake laughs....Hah Haa haaa haaa hah haahh.....DIE IN A FIRE.  Every caller offers them mouth love, and its just this sickening love fest. 

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on May 09, 2012, 07:42:38 PM
I like the nets' new logo. The B in the basketball is what I consider fresh. Its got that retro-future look to it.

Insert facebook 'Like' here.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 10, 2012, 09:55:33 AM
I like the nets' new logo. The B in the basketball is what I consider fresh. Its got that retro-future look to it.

me too...cept i dont see any future look to it...its all retro dopeness imo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on May 10, 2012, 09:58:20 AM
lol isn't retro-future the present?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 10, 2012, 10:05:47 AM
Yestermorrow.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 10, 2012, 07:26:51 PM
Jason LaCanfora leaving NFLN for CBS Sports.

Michelle Beadle reportedly leaving ESPN for NBC/Access Hollywood

Scott VanPelt's contract is up at ESPN and he hasn't been re-signed yet
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on May 10, 2012, 07:27:49 PM
Hopefully he goes to NBC Sports too...I just wanna see someoen give ESPN a little competition...and also a sports network that covers hockey instead of putting a slam dunk by a 6'9 dude as the top play of the day
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 15, 2012, 08:01:41 AM
van peezy staying at the world wide leader.....beadle all but gone
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 15, 2012, 12:51:25 PM
Jason LaCanfora leaving NFLN for CBS Sports.

gonna replace Charley Casserly on NFL Today
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on May 15, 2012, 03:22:55 PM
Jason LaCanfora leaving NFLN for CBS Sports.

Michelle Beadle reportedly leaving ESPN for NBC/Access Hollywood

Scott VanPelt's contract is up at ESPN and he hasn't been re-signed yet

Erin Andrews next?

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/05/espn-announces-that-michelle-beadle-will-leave-network/1 (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/05/espn-announces-that-michelle-beadle-will-leave-network/1)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 15, 2012, 03:33:23 PM
One of the guys replacing LaCanfora is Daniel Jeremiah, most recently a scout for the Eagles and a huge Mychal Kendricks enthusiast.

Also, SVP is staying with ESPN.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 15, 2012, 03:38:08 PM
One Scott Brendan Van Pelt will remain employed with the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network fo sheezy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 15, 2012, 03:41:52 PM
Sometimes, I need a translator.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on May 17, 2012, 02:59:53 PM
The ESPN.com website is currently down. Weird.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 17, 2012, 03:01:28 PM
tbs got the 1-game wild card playoffs game this year

because of the 2 extra games, 2 divisional round games shift to mlb network. so thatll be interesting, because im not exactly sure how good their penetration is compared to tbs, espn, etc.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on May 17, 2012, 04:36:10 PM
much better than your penetration.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 18, 2012, 11:56:07 PM
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/chace-crawford-dating-erin-andrews-2012185

say it aint so erin
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 19, 2012, 02:25:15 AM
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sportsweek/Sportsradio_WIP_The_Oral_History.html
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 20, 2012, 12:55:32 PM
Brookover is pissed he was kicked out of BrightHouse for watching Howard's rehab (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/20120520_Inside_the_Phillies__Workouts_by_Phillies__Howard_are_off-limits__as_reporter_finds_out.html)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on May 20, 2012, 01:33:45 PM
i stopped reading because he writes like a cheesy romance novel but he was told there would be no interviews and then...gets mad at not getting an interview? i will assume that is correct.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on May 20, 2012, 01:41:11 PM
He was doing his job as a journalist, made an agreement with team officials pertaining to the dissemination of the information he was gathering, then a team apparatchik had a fit when he saw him and had him escorted out.

The Phillies from top to bottom have a smugness that is becoming suffocating.   The "how dare you question us" vibe isn't as bad as it is with the Eagles, but it's close.

And Brookover is a douchebag.  No one is suggesting otherwise.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 20, 2012, 01:42:32 PM
No tweets either, and they told him his spring training access didn't apply during the regular season.  They didn't want him reporting stuff on Twitter before Amaro knew about it
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 20, 2012, 01:43:17 PM
flying all the way to florida to watch a rehab workout was his first mistake
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on May 20, 2012, 01:46:18 PM
he didn't fly to florida for that.  he flew there to do a story on phillies minor leaguers.  the howard thing was an aside to that story.  and honestly, for all the grief we give the hacks, i gotta hand it to brookover for actually pursuing that angle.  we have a right as fans of the team to know what's going on with the 125 million dollar franchise cornerstone even if they're not interested in obliging us.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 20, 2012, 01:49:51 PM
both choke and GRIT are dead to me until i see them playing and producing again for the phillies
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 20, 2012, 02:00:29 PM
im 1000% against reporters attempting to make themselves the story, but this is a case where it had to happened

the phillies look like total funholes, as does rube and the minor league coach who went on a power trip. but, brookover sounded too self righteous during this, like it was his unenviable right to watch ryan howard field grounders.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 20, 2012, 02:06:12 PM
but, brookover sounded too self righteous during this

the headline of the article tells you all you need to know about brookie..."reporter finds out"....referring to himself as reporter....get over yourself
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 20, 2012, 02:07:14 PM
well he probably didnt write the headline, in fact i know he didnt, but thats the inqy for you
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 20, 2012, 02:17:06 PM
The smugness of the team is well documented. And the "it's Doug, not dude" guy reeks of it. He probably got a bonus from King Smug.

However I am like igy (and Klecko on WIP this morning) in the sense that I don't give a crap about any updates. Tell me when he's doing baseball activities (he is) and tell me when he is playing in rehab games (they will) and tell me when he's coming back.

Other than that? Don't care. Brookover is going to report what exactly? Is he a doctor? Can he tell how he feels?

Of course Rob Charry was against it and wanted exact and precise updates.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 20, 2012, 02:21:24 PM
Other than that? Don't care. Brookover is going to report what exactly? Is he a doctor? Can he tell how he feels?

exactly...other than him giving us a return date for choke (which obviously wasnt going to happen) there is nothing that could come out of him watching a rehab stint that would remotely interest me
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on May 20, 2012, 05:14:43 PM
http://www.hulu.com/watch/363339/saturday-night-live-jay-as-stephen-a-smith#s-p1-sr-i1

lol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 21, 2012, 01:09:15 PM
Murphy responds to Brookover's column and attacks Rube and the PR staff too (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/Phillies-flunking-Public-Relations-101.html)

...then he does it a second time (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/20120521_Phillies_fumbling_Howard__Utley_situations.html)

Sheridan defends Brookover and attacks Rube too (http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/20120521_Its_a_little_late_for_Amaro_to_complain_about_coverage.html)

They're all piling on now
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on May 21, 2012, 04:04:00 PM
they may have good points, but they are coming off as whiny entitled babies.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 21, 2012, 04:10:12 PM
Murphy, who is usually a smarmy prick, nailed it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on May 21, 2012, 04:12:52 PM
agreed
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 05, 2012, 11:50:12 AM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/66-shows-that-had-better-ratings-than-the-first-tw
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on June 05, 2012, 12:19:00 PM
You also have to add the fact that it is almost impossible trying to find the channel to watch it on . I'm sure it is a lot easier finding all of those zesty shows...still Hockey is the red headed step child of sports in the USA. Always will be.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 05, 2012, 12:40:41 PM
yea nbc is such a tough channel to find
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 05, 2012, 01:14:51 PM
to be fair i think only game 2 was on nbc wasnt it?

the rest have been on the nbc formerly known as versus

either way the ratings have been pathetic
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 05, 2012, 01:17:12 PM
1 and 2 were nbc
3 and 4 oln
5-7 nbc

and of course ratings were going to be awful. unless detroit, chicago, philly, shteinsburgh, boston or the rangers are involved they might as well not even air it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2012, 07:57:54 AM
keith russell is leaving channel 6 and coming to DC to take over sports on fox who just lost dave feldman (former espn ginger anchor)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on June 12, 2012, 10:23:31 AM
Enjoy the downgrade
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2012, 10:25:51 AM
black >>>> ginger
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 12, 2012, 10:35:12 AM
LMAO, after one broadcast IGY will call him Tom
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on June 12, 2012, 10:45:05 AM
Rome would love this guy.  You're gonna be sick of him after the first pun.

When (if?) the Nationals lose 4 in a row:  "This has NAT been fun for the home team!"

Or you might get a rhyme outta him.  "BRYCE IS NICE, I'LL SAY IT TWICE!"

Seriously, he's corny as hell and I can't believe he wasn't fired two years ago...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2012, 10:59:06 AM
lol at thinking ive never seen keith russell....hes a philly cat (west oak lane represent) thats been on channel six for like ten years and was on espn for a gang of years before that
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 12, 2012, 11:06:19 AM
He's a little too "High Energy".  And there was no way you wouldnt know who he is.  I just find the excitement funny. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 12, 2012, 11:09:07 AM
i literally have no excitement for it....in fact id rather have the philly boy in philly...

but if not why not another philly guy in dc....again anything is better than a ginger
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on June 12, 2012, 11:12:01 AM
True.  I'm just waiting for Comcast to deploy into my hood hopefully in the next 3 months, so that I can get Philly locals again. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on June 15, 2012, 09:57:59 AM
love her

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17pshke12q2zpjpg/original.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 16, 2012, 09:58:00 AM
(http://cdn02.cdnwp.celebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/14/14/1Erin-Andrews-Bikini-061012-435x580.jpg)

(http://cdn02.cdnwp.celebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/14/14/2Erin-Andrews-Bikini-061012-435x580.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on June 16, 2012, 11:49:22 AM
if i was forced to choose only one, i think i'd actually pick beadle.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 16, 2012, 11:52:06 AM
id share a fantasy team and have a beer with beadle first

id lay wood on EA first....her body is sick

beadles boxers nose bothers me
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 16, 2012, 12:36:11 PM
Those pics are not flattering.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 16, 2012, 06:54:41 PM
She definitely had some work done on her tits

Not that I care
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on June 17, 2012, 01:33:03 PM
euro cup
us open
nba finals

perfect day to sit in the AC with a blunt and the television.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on June 22, 2012, 01:02:54 PM
Mark Cuban went on First Take and raped Skippy and SAS

http://deadspin.com/5920535/?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on June 22, 2012, 02:14:18 PM
Skippy probably enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 22, 2012, 03:06:12 PM
Skippy probably enjoyed it.

def...he thrives for that kind of attention...its why hes on first take in the first place
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Drunkmasterflex on June 22, 2012, 06:43:15 PM
Yeah because nobody watches it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 23, 2012, 07:53:31 AM
i do
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Drunkmasterflex on June 24, 2012, 12:07:49 PM
i do

That explains a lot.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 24, 2012, 12:09:56 PM
probably

but that shtein cracks me up...especially stephen a

the key is to not take it seriously

its one of those guilty pleasures in life that is so bad its good
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Drunkmasterflex on June 24, 2012, 02:47:19 PM
Fair enough....it just aggravates the hell out me.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 29, 2012, 12:13:40 AM
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/20120628_PRIDIE_S_CLEAN_START.html

Marcus Hayes now relegated to writing stories on AAA reclamation projects.

Next up?

Lawn dart tournaments on the mainline.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on June 29, 2012, 04:51:41 AM
Jay....Marry farg Kill.....Ruban Amaro Jr, Marcus Hayes, the TSA...go!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 29, 2012, 09:14:12 PM
Impossible. I've never been so torn in my life. I can't do it!

Erin Andrews is done at ESPN - likely going to FOX
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 02, 2012, 12:46:13 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/erin-andrews-hired-by-fox-sports-college-football-070112
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 11, 2012, 03:58:41 PM
ESPN will announce later today that four key members of the network's NFL coverage -- John Clayton, Mel Kiper Jr., Adam Schefter and Ed Werder -- have signed multi-year extensions with the company.
 
For those who enjoy Kiper Jr. on the NFL Draft, the following will be good news: Kiper Jr. signed a six-year deal that will keep him at ESPN through the summer of 2018. Schefter signed a five-year extension that runs through the summer of 2017. Clayton and Werder each signed four-year extensions.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 11, 2012, 06:46:48 PM
Kind of surprised about Clayton. Seems like ESPN has been reducing his role over the last few years.  Figured they were gradually pushing him out.

Whatevs.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on July 11, 2012, 09:11:29 PM
Rob Riggle is a funny dude but seems a little nervous hosting the ESPY's right now
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on July 11, 2012, 09:18:20 PM
Haha...he's getting better
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on July 15, 2012, 11:56:11 AM
The last half hour of Sportscenter:

Screamin' A bitching about Lin taking the money from Houston instead of having faith in his "talents" and taking less from the Knicks.

And this after Rick Reilly opined that Tiger Woods might be done winning Majors and going the route of Sandy Koufax as a flash in the pan ex-superstar who burned brightly before flaming out.  This despite Woods winning three times in 2012.

I could go on but I think ESPN has reached the nadir where it's Fox News in jock straps & gym shorts.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 15, 2012, 12:16:49 PM
They're catering to the lowest common denominator....sports fans who mostly know very little about sports. The "talent" they put on the air, the type of programming and the content is largely nauseating but it's what the masses crave.

It'd be great if they added another channel that has more "serious" programming and news. Programs like 30 for 30, Outside The Lines, Sports Reporters and a SportsCenter-like newscast that can go 15 minutes without talking about an athlete's twitter comments.  It'll never happen, but it'd be nice. 

Farg TMZSPN.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 15, 2012, 01:11:02 PM
I blame Feva for the downfall of ESPN.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on July 15, 2012, 02:35:38 PM
Mets fans.

 :-D
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 15, 2012, 08:12:26 PM
It was borderline unwatchable starting in the late 90's/early 00's.  But the TMZ/Facebook/Twitter culture has made it nauseating for almost anything other than live events. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on July 22, 2012, 03:18:32 AM
i'm super high right now but theres a new indian guy on sportscenter that sounds like the whitest dude ever.  its very funny to me right now.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on July 22, 2012, 04:00:40 AM
I would like to be your running mate in '12 as Vice President of the U.S.A.

Phattymatty- CEO of USA

hbionic-2nd in command and President of U.S.A. in the eventuality of Phatty's early death.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 22, 2012, 09:54:37 AM
The fact that matty was coherent enough to post this in the proper thread tells me he wasn't high enough otherwise this shtein would have been in the David Boston: Robocop thread. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 23, 2012, 12:01:22 PM
Sage Steele is hot.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 23, 2012, 12:28:58 PM
You're just now noticing this?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 23, 2012, 12:36:30 PM
I don't watch a lot of ESPN.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 23, 2012, 02:14:58 PM
Me neither, but she's been around for like 5 years now.   
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 23, 2012, 02:21:06 PM
and shes far from hot
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on July 23, 2012, 03:32:33 PM
She's hotter than Lisa Bonet in Angel Heart.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on July 23, 2012, 10:54:31 PM
That's really not saying much.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 24, 2012, 07:33:49 AM
it doesnt get any sexier than bonet in angel heart but i cannot say she was hot in it....

a beautiful gorgeous sexpot yes but not HOTT
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on July 24, 2012, 07:44:40 AM
ugh i just watched sportscenter for 10 minutes and it was 90% penn state and 10% how dumb michael vick is.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 24, 2012, 02:58:08 PM
hubert davis out of tv and into coaching
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on August 06, 2012, 03:46:37 PM
Turner Broadcasting bought Bleacher Report.  Top 13 Reasons Why This Will Fail
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on August 06, 2012, 04:00:23 PM
ha, i get it.

yeah most of their articles (lists) seem like they're written by mongoloids but they do have a good app for the iPhone that hits me with breaking news on all the philly teams, and it's usually before i see it anywhere else on the internet.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 06, 2012, 06:46:34 PM
Most of their "writers" are sit faced teenagers or mouth breathers living at home
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 06, 2012, 07:01:07 PM
such a terrible site...

the worst part of it being that on any sports related google search 9 out of the first 10 results will be a link to a BR piece
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 08, 2012, 03:10:27 PM
So Mikey Miss has the grief counselor who the Eagles hired to speak with Reid and Eagles players/employees.  Seems like a scumbag move...both on Missanelli's part for inviting him on and the counselor's part for going on to talk about it. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Eagaholic on August 08, 2012, 03:57:51 PM
Why is it a bad move? The advice might help our :CF family work through our grief.


Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on August 08, 2012, 04:24:58 PM
Wow, really??? What is the benefit of having him on the air?

Let's be honest, the players don't care about Garrett...sure, I bet a few probably got to know him, liked him, whatever, but I can't imagine they were running to the complex to talk to some Jewy doctor about their feelings.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on August 08, 2012, 04:59:17 PM
Why is it a bad move? The advice might help our :CF family work through our grief.

Way to late for that.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on August 08, 2012, 05:01:29 PM
So Mikey Miss has the grief counselor who the Eagles hired to speak with Reid and Eagles players/employees.  Seems like a scumbag move...both on Missanelli's part for inviting him on and the counselor's part for going on to talk about it.

I heard that this morning as well.  I too thought it was a strange move.  Halfway through it was like "OK Mike, this ain't working, say thanks for calling in and move on". 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 09, 2012, 02:03:15 PM
this thing is going to be cohosting espn's new late night talk show this fall....

(http://www.hochgepokert.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/marianela-pereyra.jpeg)


and MA loves themselves some olympics...towns with the highest olympic ratings thus far...

1. Salt Lake City
2. Kansas City
3. Milwaukee
4. Denver
5. Columbus
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 12, 2012, 03:57:39 PM
great farewell column from bobby ryan

http://bostonglobe.com/sports/2012/08/11/globe-sports-columnist-bob-ryan-says-goodbye-after-years/qOtIaTIr1cXaorWWljrGMP/story.html
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 12, 2012, 04:12:58 PM
Didn't realize he spent his entire career at one paper.  I hope Todd's career mirrors that. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 12, 2012, 04:17:04 PM
im on my 2nd paper homeslice
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 12, 2012, 04:18:08 PM
paper should probably be in quotes
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 12, 2012, 04:27:58 PM
its actually extraordinarily poorly run, even more so than the one i was at before

but ill take the pay increase and shut up
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 12, 2012, 04:32:59 PM
Didn't realize you moved to another paper.  Well, there goes your shot at rivaling Bob Ryan. 

What paper are you "writing" for now? 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 12, 2012, 04:38:51 PM
the bozeman gazette
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Dillen on August 12, 2012, 05:32:02 PM
Facebook told me that some guy I know, who was never that good at sports journalism, just got a job writing for a paper in North Dakota. He moved across country for it. So at least you're not him.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 14, 2012, 05:19:49 PM
ESPN is openly celebrating Tim Tebows birthday on air.

Complete with farging party hats, streamers and birthday cake.

WTF FEVA!!!!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Hawk on August 16, 2012, 01:13:06 AM
ESPN is openly celebrating Tim Tebows birthday on air.

Complete with farging party hats, streamers and birthday cake.

WTF FEVA!!

ESPN has a daily show where Steven A and Skip Bayless discuss Tebow and Lebron for 3 hours a day, every day for the last year.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 17, 2012, 01:33:00 PM
(http://cjzero.com/gifs/GooseChoke.gif)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on August 17, 2012, 01:56:51 PM
I love the Goose - I met him at a bar in Hoboken once, he was drunk out of his skull. He was wearing his Ravens SB ring, and I asked him if I could wear it because I hate the Giants, so I was a huge Ravens fan that game. He said something along the lines of "Get the farg away from me" which only made me like him more
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 21, 2012, 12:19:15 AM
The dude at UniWatch ranked all four major sports uniforms 1-122;

They're releasing some each day but I read earlier that he ranked the Flyers best in all sports.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 21, 2012, 06:50:23 AM
122 Sacramento Kings
121 Cincinnati Bengals
120 Brooklyn Nets
119 Minnesota Vikings


Blah blah etc. No Philly teams 100-122.
http://m.espn.go.com/wireless/story?storyId=8274852
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 23, 2012, 07:10:26 AM
really great piece by wright thompson on the halman brothers murder

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/8286055/seattle-mariners-gregory-halman-days-leading-death-hands-brother-jason
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on August 23, 2012, 11:19:34 AM
Sounds like he wasn't even trying to kill him. Good read.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 23, 2012, 02:53:51 PM
berman does football pbp tonight for the first time ever
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on August 23, 2012, 04:19:55 PM
A "big station announcement" at 97.5 tomorrow apparently...SD?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on August 23, 2012, 04:20:22 PM
really great piece by wright thompson on the halman brothers murder

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/8286055/seattle-mariners-gregory-halman-days-leading-death-hands-brother-jason

Nice read, thanks IGY.  :yay
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on August 23, 2012, 05:13:54 PM
Halman's first MLB homerun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMtw13lVhDs)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 23, 2012, 06:53:36 PM
A "big station announcement" at 97.5 tomorrow apparently...SD?

My source is out of the office for the night. She said she'd text me in the morning. She doesn't bother letting me know about the minor announcements only the major ones, so it's probably something like they're bringing a new host in. My guess would be a former Eagle hosting a show now that the season is starting.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 23, 2012, 08:14:53 PM
Mike Miss got destroyed by Erin Andrews today.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 23, 2012, 08:30:08 PM
Mike Miss got destroyed by Erin Andrews today.

Actually that was yesterday but in his defense she didn't come off as the smooth girl I always thought she was.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 24, 2012, 03:22:09 AM
huh?

was mike talkin bad about erin? did he bring up all the athlete cock shes gobbled up. or her obvious flirting with interview subjects. or taking pictures with them and posting them on twitter like theyre farging friends.

not that i care i love erin
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 24, 2012, 06:16:30 AM
huh?

was mike talkin bad about erin? did he bring up all the athlete cock shes gobbled up. or her obvious flirting with interview subjects. or taking pictures with them and posting them on twitter like theyre farging friends.

not that i care i love erin

He questioned her fashion sense regarding the dress she wore while covering the all star game. I missed the day after show following the all star game but he made comments about it being too much or something. Mikey Miss is the type of guy who feels he has to cover issues that he's spoken previously about on his show otherwise his listeners will say "you had Erin Andrews on and didn't even ask her about the dress she wore during the All Star game even though you made a big deal about it". He's an idiot for asking a celebrity about an outfit and she came off as funholey for the way she reacted.

Here's the dress:
(http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Chipper+Jones+Erin+Andrews+83rd+MLB+Star+Game+QZPSrcbmlhvl.jpg)

She said she wore the dress because it was hot and she's a sweater.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 24, 2012, 06:23:18 AM
Yeah, then he asked why not a shorter sundress. He wouldn't let it drop, and he came off both petty and creepy at the same time.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 24, 2012, 07:13:49 AM
Yeah, then he asked why not a shorter sundress. He wouldn't let it drop, and he came off both petty and creepy at the same time.

theres not a bigger loser on the planet than missanelli...no one thinks hes funnier or more irreverent than he does and he believes he should be howard stern or some shtein and have a morning drive...and in his own mind cant fathom why hes not way bigger than he is...shtein he cant even get a morning drive slot on 97.5....what he doesnt realize is that he should thank his lord every night that he has a a show anywhere
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on August 24, 2012, 07:32:15 AM
i really dug him when he came back and started at 97.5 but about 6 months in he got unbearable.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 24, 2012, 07:33:58 AM
i used to love him years ago....when he was a douche but he was a likeable douche...then at some point when he was still at wip he became insufferable
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 24, 2012, 08:00:16 AM
Yeah, then he asked why not a shorter sundress. He wouldn't let it drop, and he came off both petty and creepy at the same time.

theres not a bigger loser on the planet than missanelli...no one thinks hes funnier or more irreverent than he does and he believes he should be howard stern or some shtein and have a morning drive...and in his own mind cant fathom why hes not way bigger than he is...shtein he cant even get a morning drive slot on 97.5....what he doesnt realize is that he should thank his lord every night that he has a a show anywhere

I'm not disagreeing with any of this but him not having the morning drive has nothing to do with his ratings.

i really dug him when he came back and started at 97.5 but about 6 months in he got unbearable.



The Lebron shtein got old fast. Let it go. I flip back and forth from the Fanatic and WIP when before I was straight Fanatic.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 24, 2012, 09:37:20 AM
Yeah, then he asked why not a shorter sundress. He wouldn't let it drop, and he came off both petty and creepy at the same time.

theres not a bigger loser on the planet than missanelli...no one thinks hes funnier or more irreverent than he does and he believes he should be howard stern or some shtein and have a morning drive...and in his own mind cant fathom why hes not way bigger than he is...shtein he cant even get a morning drive slot on 97.5....what he doesnt realize is that he should thank his lord every night that he has a a show anywhere

I'm not disagreeing with any of this but him not having the morning drive has nothing to do with his ratings.

i didnt even mention ratings...im just saying he thinks hes talented and should be one of the big boys and the fact that he isnt makes him really angry
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on August 24, 2012, 09:42:46 AM
yeah i tried listening to him a few days last week just to hear peoples thoughts on the bynum trade but it's pretty unlistenable.

and of all things, that dress? i thought erin was losing it lately but that's the best she's looked in a long time.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 24, 2012, 09:53:28 AM
yeah she looks great there....not sure why you would pick that to rip
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 24, 2012, 10:01:51 AM
It's clear SD and Mikey Miss are blood brothers. Or semen brothers.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 24, 2012, 10:06:23 AM
i didnt even mention ratings...im just saying he thinks hes talented and should be one of the big boys and the fact that he isnt makes him really angry

I don't even know what this is supposed to mean. He's the number 1 ranked sports talk show host in the city. Who are these 'big boys' you're talking about?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 24, 2012, 10:12:11 AM
he wants to be a morning drive guy basically...or an espn national host...those are the big boys and the people who get paid real money...everybody else are more or less local no name hacks....

he craves to be big time so bad cant understand why he isnt and refuses to accept that hes just a regualr sports talk host...its why he tries to be funny and do all this "entertainment" type stuff all the time...its why he rips people like erin andrews...its why hes mad at the world in general
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 24, 2012, 10:20:07 AM
You're way off but you're also entitled to your opinion.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on August 24, 2012, 12:07:13 PM
Gotta love when IGY tries to psychoanalyze people he's never met.


I remember listening when he made the comments on her dress...if I remember correctly he just thought it was a strange pick for a live sporting event.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 24, 2012, 12:24:15 PM
To ask her about a farging dress is stupid. Is he hosting Project farging Runway?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on August 24, 2012, 12:26:46 PM
If it was part of the celebrity call in contest, he was probably giving her an impromptu interview.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 24, 2012, 12:42:23 PM
To ask her about a farging dress is stupid. Is he hosting Project farging Runway?

hes trying to be a funny morning type guy and failing miserably
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 24, 2012, 02:16:48 PM
why is she responding

oh some loser misogynist in philly said something about my dress bla bla bla big farging deal
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 24, 2012, 02:19:18 PM
shes an attention whore who is trying to sell herself as a brand plus pimp her new fox college football show which is a competitor of gameday and philly is a huge market

im actually surprised 97.5 being an espn station let her on
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 24, 2012, 02:21:03 PM
shes actually a horrendous host and that show is going to be a disaster

not that i care i love erin
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 24, 2012, 02:24:43 PM
yeah she really is terrible at what she does
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on August 24, 2012, 04:03:12 PM
I can't take Missaneli anymore.  He's become so engulfed with this stupid celebrity call in promotion it's sickening.  Go work for TMZ or Hollywood Extra.  When he had Buffy The Vampire Slayer on yesterday that was it for me.  We got football two weeks away and we're talking about "Maybe we can get Michael Phelps again".  I'm about to call in and say "Hey, I got Coach Sandusky on the line!". Talking Baseball with Dutch can't get here fast enough on weekdays.

Speaking of 97.5 what happened with Tony Bruno?  They moved him and he's only on for two hours than Baldy comes on.  I like Bruno.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on August 24, 2012, 04:04:13 PM
Dawk joins the 97.5 team - football friday contributor. Is that really a major announcement?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 24, 2012, 04:09:01 PM
Dawk joins the 97.5 team - football friday contributor. Is that really a major announcement?

Nailed it:
A "big station announcement" at 97.5 tomorrow apparently...SD?

My source is out of the office for the night. She said she'd text me in the morning. She doesn't bother letting me know about the minor announcements only the major ones, so it's probably something like they're bringing a new host in. My guess would be a former Eagle hosting a show now that the season is starting.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on August 24, 2012, 04:09:24 PM
Dawk joins the 97.5 team - football friday contributor. Is that really a major announcement?
yeah SD called it. I like it though. I'm gonna be substitute teaching on fridays this fall so I might actually be in the car to hear dawk every friday.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 25, 2012, 02:39:50 AM
so do i official become a sports writer douche tomorrow because itll be my first appearance on a local football show

or was i already there
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on August 25, 2012, 03:49:23 AM
Radio or TV?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on August 25, 2012, 06:51:02 AM
so do i official become a sports writer douche tomorrow because itll be my first appearance on a local football show

or was i already there

Once you're a douche you fit into every douche category so to answer your question yes.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 25, 2012, 07:43:16 AM
so do i official become a sports writer douche tomorrow because itll be my first appearance on a local football show

or was i already there

You haven't made it until SD defends your honor.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 25, 2012, 10:59:07 AM
Somehow I imagine this local football show to be on public access TV with the mexican and texas flags draped in the background.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 25, 2012, 01:33:36 PM
close

its on the cbs affiliate from the 50 yard line of a high school stadium. not in hd because they cant afford it. good for me though my ugly ass in hd = no.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on August 25, 2012, 03:43:33 PM
Either way, I want to see video. So we can mock.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 25, 2012, 08:43:48 PM
it might or might not be in the internet at some point

i think i did OK but apparently we were in the shadows the whole time. not surprising, this network is cheap and awful. the cameras they were using go for 40 bucks at radio shack.

on the bright side i wore a blazer and shades with an untucked white button down and jeans. DOUCHE.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 25, 2012, 09:03:40 PM
MDS = South Texas' version of David Murphy?!

El Queso de Alta
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 25, 2012, 09:20:59 PM
lol

for what its worth dnl is an awful show but better than this thing i was on
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 26, 2012, 06:43:12 AM
on the bright side i wore a blazer and shades with an untucked white button down and jeans.

You've made it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on August 27, 2012, 11:23:26 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/joe-paterno-book-joe-posnanski-more-about-author-ego-than-football-coach-offers-little-insight-082612

whitlock just destroys posnansky's paterno book.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on August 29, 2012, 03:31:21 AM
I felt that way too. It had bits and pieces of information I didn't know, but it accomplished nothing and was horribly non-topical with basically one added paragraph post-Freeh.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 03, 2012, 04:46:14 AM
lil guy gimme your tv expertise

what are my odds of getting the eagles browns sunday on balt fox

atl at kc - no chance

wash at no - this seems the obvious choice but ive never seen the skins on in baltimore at one

st louis at detroit - lol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 03, 2012, 05:30:51 AM
ok i know your are hammered but the chances of getting eagles/ravens on baltimore fox are roughly 0%. on baltimore cbs its 100%.

as for this weeks game, which i believe you were referring to, drunkenly, i suppose, you will get the skins game because they play 35 seconds from where the station broadcasts.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 03, 2012, 05:35:41 AM
ok i know your are hammered but the chances of getting eagles/ravens on baltimore fox are roughly 0%. on baltimore cbs its 100%.

as for this weeks game, which i believe you were referring to, drunkenly, i suppose, you will get the skins game because they play 35 seconds from where the station broadcasts.

yeah i meant browns eagles obviously....ill be at eagles ravens...and you are wrong in general about the skins...i cant remember them ever being on baltimore fox unless its a 4 oclock game against dallas or some national game like that

baltimore and wash despise each other
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 03, 2012, 05:42:06 AM
check the station website

you are getting the skins.

bar time kiddo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 03, 2012, 05:44:46 AM
its to early for that....which is why i was asking you

skins make sense but i cant recall a time when the balt station had to choose btwm skins and birds and didnt pick birds....maybe this will be the first
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 03, 2012, 05:58:59 AM
its on their programming guide, its gonna happen.

im not gonna go through every week but heres one example of them going with the skins
http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/2011/wk10.html

and the other example, and this is what is confusing you
http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/2008-08-FOX1.html

when baltimore has a home game nothing else can be on against it. so if the ravens play at 1 on cbs the bodymore fox cant show the nfl. this probably happens a bunch of times and you just figure they hate the skins.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on September 04, 2012, 01:19:23 PM
Free preview weekend for the Ticket this week if you have DTV
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 05, 2012, 11:53:13 AM
http://www.crossingbroad.com/2012/09/today-in-call-me-maybe-csn-releases-watch-us-baby.html

I don't know if I can watch that. I'm cringing just thinking about it
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on September 05, 2012, 11:57:23 AM
it's pretty bad, but it's also awesomely bad
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 05, 2012, 12:09:33 PM
it's pretty bad, but it's also awesomely bad

That's well said.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 05, 2012, 02:43:26 PM
i lasted 35 seconds

FF....youre up
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 05, 2012, 07:02:33 PM
i lasted 35 seconds


that's what she said?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: rjs246 on September 05, 2012, 07:08:02 PM
You can pretty much lose the questionmark.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 06, 2012, 01:55:38 AM
it takes me a few minutes to warm up but i can go from 0 to 80 in no time
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 06, 2012, 08:12:38 AM
This discussion is fitting of the quality of sports media.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 06, 2012, 01:57:29 PM
http://youtu.be/USHZZ5bwASU (http://youtu.be/USHZZ5bwASU)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on September 06, 2012, 02:06:17 PM
Holy shtein that is awesome.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 07, 2012, 01:44:32 AM
Hilarious.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on September 07, 2012, 04:20:06 AM
 :yay :yay
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 07, 2012, 09:33:41 AM
Replace all the metal paraphernalia with Magic The Gathering and it's spot on.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 11, 2012, 11:36:11 PM
http://blog.chron.com/sportsmedia/2012/09/weekend-nielsens-average-start-for-texans-record-low-for-astros/

Quote
The Texans, however, are not the story of the day. The Astros’ win over the Reds generated the lowest rating, as far as can be determined, in the history of the team’s presence on Fox Sports Houston and its predecessor networks.

It generated – if that’s the word – a 0.05 rating, which means it was viewed by an average audience of 1,092 households. It only generated a measurable rating in four quarter-hour periods, and it was never viewed during any 15-minute period by more than 0.18 percent of the area’s 2.1 million TV households.

Criminy.

Wow.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on September 12, 2012, 01:12:57 AM
Holy crap.  We may have our homers but that is just horrible.  They had better get Clemens in there real fast. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 12, 2012, 01:47:20 AM
for some reason, even though they are moving to comcast soon, the astros get the prime fssw spot in the valley.

the rangers are bumped to fssw+ which doesnt have an hd channel
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 12, 2012, 08:59:39 PM
Quote
NBC and Fox have dynamic Week One NFL ratings, ESPN down

Week One of the NFL season is in the books, and NBC and Fox executives must be thrilled with their ratings. CBS and ESPN execs on the other hand are probably a little disappointed.
 
NBC's Steelers-Broncos game on Sunday Night Football picked up an 18.0 overnight rating, the highest overnight ever for the network. The previous high was a 17.7, which was drawn by the Vikings-Saints season opener in 2010. That game was a rematch of the NFC Title game just seven months earlier. The game was also the highest rated NFL primetime game since a Broncos-49ers game in December 1997.

 Things are also well over on Fox, where the afternoon national window headlined by a 49ers-Packers matchup drew a 17.2 overnight. This isn't the best mark all-time for Fox, but it *is* their best Week One rating of all-time.
 
However, CBS and ESPN both saw declines in ratings. CBS's decline was minimal, a drop of 2% from last year to a 10.4 overnight in their 1 PM timeslot. ESPN's early Monday Night Football game between the Ravens and Bengals drew a 10.9 overnight, which was down 36% from the 2011 opener of Patriots-Dolphins, and 39% from 2010's Ravens-Jets opener. The early game was still the most watched show on cable, and the second most watched show on all of TV on Monday, behind The Voice on NBC. The late game between the Chargers and Raiders drew a respectable 10.4 overnight, down just 6% from last year's Raiders-Broncos matchup.
 
What do these ratings tell us? The early Monday night game didn't have a huge market like Boston or New York to pull from like in the prior two years and developed into a blowout, and ratings took a hit as a result. Peyton Manning's return drew the casual fan into the Sunday night game, and despite the lack of Tim Tebow, Denver area fans turned in to watch their team in droves. Also, the casual fan was attracted to the 49ers-Packers matchup, a battle between two of the top NFC teams that delivered on excitement in spades. Given CBS was televising tennis, it was an opportunity for Fox to cater to an America hungry for the NFL to return.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 17, 2012, 05:44:45 PM
Stephen A is defending himself against this "despicable" article on theonion (http://www.theonion.com/articles/stephen-a-smith-thinking-son-is-finally-ready-for,29589/).

Can't even make this shtein up... "I don't even have a 9-year-old son."


EDIT: Now deadspin has picked up on it: http://t.co/mBk68pUR
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 21, 2012, 11:02:35 AM
NFL Said to Have Deal With Time Warner for NFL Network, RedZone
By Scott Soshnick - Sep 21, 2012 10:40 AM ET

The National Football League reached agreement with Time Warner (TWC) Cable Inc. to carry the league-owned NFL Network and RedZone Channel, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said.

The multiyear accord may be announced later today, according to the person, who was granted anonymity because the contract hasn’t been signed. New York-based Time Warner, the second-largest U.S. cable company with about 12 million subscribers, had been the only major cable provider without the NFL Network. It isn’t known when the channels will appear on Time Warner systems, the person said.

The agreement comes about a month after the most-watched U.S. sports league reached agreement with Cablevision Systems Inc. to carry the two channels.

NFL Network airs 13 primetime regular-season games. RedZone is a game-day network that shows touchdowns and important plays inside the 20-yard line. NFL Network will carry the Cleveland Browns at the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 27.

Time Warner spokeswoman Maureen Huff declined to comment. NFL spokesmen Brian McCarthy and Dan Masonson didn’t immediately return e-mails and phone calls seeking comment on whether an agreement had been reached.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on September 21, 2012, 12:38:10 PM
In related news, I might switch to cable before next season.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 21, 2012, 02:31:07 PM
todd is happy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 26, 2012, 08:37:48 PM
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444180004578016652376246198.html?mod=WSJ_Sports_threeup

Announcer ratings by the WSJ. Phils duo of TMac and Wheels are ranked 9th most biased. Hawk Harrelson and Steve Stone are the top crew (duh) and the Nats and Marlins iceholes are ahead of Phils.

Mets and Vin Scully are the least.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 26, 2012, 08:43:04 PM
yeah i read that yesterday...seems like their criteria is how many times they say 'we' when referring to the home team

steve stone is awesome and not  biased at all....in fact he got fired by the cubs for being to critical....he gets unfairly lumped in with hawk

also hawk is a huge homer but he does it in an endearing way
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on September 26, 2012, 09:57:53 PM
If my endearing you mean annoying as hell, I'm inclined to agree with you.

The whole "YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD... YES!" schtick is played out.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 02, 2012, 03:22:19 PM
best news from the new mlb tv deal:

the blackouts have been lifted. as of 2014, when fox doesnt give you a game you want you can now watch it on EI or mlbtv. hip hip hoofargingray.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 02, 2012, 07:11:43 PM
Amen.

30 for 30 new season tonight...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on October 05, 2012, 11:12:14 AM
http://deadspin.com/5949239?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow



Deadspin murders Wilbon, it's great.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: rjs246 on October 05, 2012, 11:21:24 AM
Wow. That was poetry.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on October 05, 2012, 03:17:13 PM
the comparison to LA is dumb but DC actually is a zesty sports town.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 10, 2012, 03:50:47 PM
Veteran reporter Andrea Kremer has joined NFL Network full-time.  Kremer has been synonymous with the NFL for her work with ESPN and most recently as a sideline reporter for NBC's Sunday Night Football.  In 2011, she left the SNF sidelines replaced by Michele Tafoya and had been serving as a correspondent for HBO's Real Sports.  Kremer will focus on player safety issues and report on other major stories as announced by NFL Net.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on October 10, 2012, 04:02:27 PM
WFAN found an FM home...101.9
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on October 11, 2012, 03:10:09 AM
Amen.

30 for 30 new season tonight...

Did you see it?  Very good episode on Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on October 11, 2012, 02:41:55 PM
Frank Caliendo is back on Sunday mornings.......this time on ESPN's NFL Countdown
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 11, 2012, 06:48:10 PM
Don - yeah 9.79 was really good.

I remember that a little bit but I was only 8 so the details of the show were really good.

Best sports docu series ever?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on October 13, 2012, 12:03:03 PM
Frank Caliendo is back on Sunday mornings.......this time on ESPN's NFL Countdown

He's awful.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 16, 2012, 08:37:59 PM
This 30-for-30 about the rules of basketball is farging good.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: reese125 on October 17, 2012, 01:25:57 PM
God damn I cant sand the Bleacher Report.

Not only do they hog the whole first page of a google search, but every single writer sounds the same.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 23, 2012, 10:22:26 PM
Another great 30 for 30....I recorded it and am about 20min in and it's very good.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 24, 2012, 08:05:59 AM
i didnt like the first two (ben johnson, naismith) but last night might have been my favorite 30 30 of them all
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on October 24, 2012, 08:35:31 AM
those nfl network Football Life shows are nothing to sleep on either.  the cleveland 95 one was really good and so was last week's steve mcnair one
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on October 26, 2012, 01:08:04 PM
God damn I cant sand the Bleacher Report.

Not only do they hog the whole first page of a google search, but every single writer sounds the same.

yeah it's all horribly written lists by what seems to be teenagers.

BUT...their Team Stream, or whatever their mobile notification thing is, is actually pretty good with sending out breaking news before you even see it on more well known sites.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 26, 2012, 01:10:31 PM
their Team Stream, or whatever their mobile notification thing is, is actually pretty good with sending out breaking news before you even see it on more well known sites.

i cant think of anyone in the world who would appreciate something like this more than easy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 29, 2012, 11:44:20 PM
how good are steve young and trent dilfer
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on October 30, 2012, 05:37:31 AM
i didnt like the first two (ben johnson, naismith) but last night might have been my favorite 30 30 of them all

The Benji episode was damn good.

Looking forward to this weeks feature on Ole Miss.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 31, 2012, 09:49:10 AM
ole miss one was outstanding....after a slow start easily the best back to backs of the series the last two weeks
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 31, 2012, 11:13:29 AM
Yeah another good one for sure.

What is next weeks?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 31, 2012, 04:34:22 PM
bo jackson
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 31, 2012, 04:37:30 PM
btw if you care enough to read the whole thing.....i did and found it really interesting....here is the actually us court documents of the benji wilson case

http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?page=1&xmldoc=19921364593NE2d771_11308.xml&docbase=CSLWAR2-1986-2006&SizeDisp=7
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on November 13, 2012, 05:03:37 PM
the biggest hack in the biz reilly is at it agin

http://deadspin.com/5960039/rick-reilly-tells-stu-scott-to-credit-him-for-breaking-roethlisberger-shoulder-injury-news-as-espn-inadvertently-airs-its-own-sausage-production

how great is steve young's reaction?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 13, 2012, 06:26:47 PM
lololol

Reilly is such a joke
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 23, 2012, 01:02:15 AM
instead of hockey nbc is airing a 15 year old episode of days of our lives tomorrow

you already know what will get better ratings so why even bother asking
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 24, 2012, 11:26:26 PM
Seth Joyner is really good on the radio and Twitter with offering insights. I have heard him on WIP a few times since I have been back and he brings some good discussion.

Hollis Thomas is pretty good too....too bad he is paired with Rob Charry on the weekends
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 25, 2012, 01:41:28 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/magazine/the-hard-life-of-an-nfl-long-shot.html?ref=magazine&_r=1&pagewanted=all&

Fantastic NY Times piece on the life of an undrafted free agent trying to make the team.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 26, 2012, 07:20:36 PM
Reilly is about to do a piece on ESPN on Dorenbos as a magician. I expect Pulitzer material.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on November 26, 2012, 09:04:33 PM
Reilly is about to do a piece on ESPN on Dorenbos as a magician. I expect Pulitzer material.

Seems too current for Reilly.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PoopyfaceMcGee on November 27, 2012, 07:37:26 AM
It was bad. Summary:

Happy happy joy joy magic tricks seeing the world upside down thru his own legs magic tricks haha hilarious wait oh shtein his dad murdered his mom when he was 12 and that is really sad but magic tricks haha hot wife one more magic trick joy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 29, 2012, 03:11:11 AM
at 1056 i tweet this "Here's some big UTPA news: The school confirmed today that it received an invite to join the WAC (link with full story)"

at 1100 local tv station tweets "BREAKING: UTPA spokesman says Broncs have received invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). #GoBroncs #RGV"

its not just espn folks, its also in low-major college basketball.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 29, 2012, 08:29:42 PM
theres so much on right now

great pro football game
a bcs implications cfb game
spurs heat
kentucky notre dame
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on November 29, 2012, 08:41:31 PM
You forgot the 2012 LPGA Rolex Awards Show.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 29, 2012, 10:29:28 PM
two tremendous games to last channel right now

rutgers louisville tied with seven left

spurs lead heat by 5 with four minutes left
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 03, 2012, 05:11:09 PM
When did Marcus Hayes get pregnant? Watching DNL now and I didn't even recognize him
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 04, 2012, 02:53:43 PM
Kruk is joining the ESPN Sunday Night booth this year
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 05, 2012, 08:01:35 AM
samantha steele and christian ponder are getting married
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 08, 2012, 06:13:51 PM
Bo Jackson 30 for 30 after the Heisman tonight....fap fap fap
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 08, 2012, 06:17:13 PM
sixers >

but like all 30/30's its on my dvr sked
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 08, 2012, 06:18:54 PM
Yeah Sixers will be on too...good TV night
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 08, 2012, 11:52:05 PM
Bo Jackson docu was awesome. May be the best one yet
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 09, 2012, 01:51:50 AM
i think i told my dvr to only record 30 for 30 on tuesdays at 8 to avoid recording repeats. somehow the bo doc is sitting in the queue.

however, snl did not record for some reason. ill take this trade. any farging day.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 09, 2012, 01:59:31 AM
you are a terrible human being for many many reasons but recording sat night live is right at the top of the list
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 09, 2012, 02:00:46 AM
lol

i watch the cold open.....maybe the first skit...ff to weekend update...goodnight. perfect dvr show.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 09, 2012, 08:43:05 AM
That reminds me, I watched that SNL Xmas show last week.  Just a collection of holiday skits from over the years.  I'd seen most of them before, but there were a few I hadn't....nothing to get excited about though.  But for whatever reason it was a 2 hour show and they went to commercial every 7 minutes.  They show a skit or 2 and then commercial.  It easily could have fit into a 60 minute slot.  Very annoying.     
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 11, 2012, 07:31:57 PM
http://outsports.com/jocktalkblog/2012/12/11/espn-980-suspends-radio-hosts-for-anti-transgender-rant-gabrielle-ludwig-reacts/
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 11, 2012, 09:26:10 PM
Guess who the frontrunners are for the GOP nod in 2016.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 11, 2012, 11:00:50 PM
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/12/10/bill-oreilly-calls-out-jason-whitlock-for-spouting-racism/

lol

I would pay to watch Whitlock dismantle Uncle Billy O
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 14, 2012, 12:12:32 AM
gonna get igs riled up here

RGIII (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2G5GwnQMmE)

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 14, 2012, 12:17:10 AM
first take got easy with the okie doke

this is what they do. bring some carnival barker on to say something stupid...MAers with nothing going on over react on the internet...ensue social media buzz and ratings increase

welcome to sports media in the twitter age. its awesome.

i dont mean this insultingly, but what the hell i do. you have to have a low iq to watch that show and ones like it. you are just a stupid, uneducated person if you do. theres nothing else i can say.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 14, 2012, 12:21:07 AM
cmon Todd you know me by now.  I just steal shtein from other MBs, remember?  RGIII being white never crossed my mind before I saw this, but now I guess he's gonna have to choke a bitch
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 14, 2012, 12:25:25 AM
easy nothing will ever stop me from loving you. nothing. remember that.

you just fell for the trap admit it and move on ok thanks buddy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 14, 2012, 04:05:07 PM
thats also old news in and around washington...i think that was from first take on wed wasnt it....it was at least yesterday

i actually like first take when its just stephen a and skip going back n forth....its so bad its good....i also like when the mangenius is on it because he just sits there and is amazed at the idiocy btwn the the two of them
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 14, 2012, 04:09:18 PM
its already been established youre ex-pwt and obviously not fully reformed by evidence of your color tattoos and your love of carnival barking on tv and radio

the more damaging thing is first the show reaired the comments in full on the repeat showing then didnt address it today. espn has 0 credibility so whatever
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 14, 2012, 04:10:52 PM
reporting on middle school soccer is where its at.......keep it real soldjah
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 14, 2012, 04:16:07 PM
lol you dont have to apologize to me. this is like when stringer was out the game but then came back and demanded slim kill clay davis. oh yea out the game right.

despite your cushy govt job, upper class development and bloated salary, you cant escape lower middle class ne philly culture and i understand and respect that. aint nothing wrong. good people there.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 14, 2012, 04:21:28 PM
you gotta remember my formative years were spent listening to WIP

plus stephen a is one of my favorite people in the world....he understands philly and is a huge golden age hip hop fan
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 14, 2012, 04:27:13 PM
i know you cant give it up. its ok. i cant give up reading tvtattle.com every day. we all have our vices.

stephen a though has said stillupfront's mom please on that no less than twice and manufactures debate with skip. the show to me is beyond insulting to ones intelligence and i cant honestly comprehend how people can enjoy it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 14, 2012, 04:45:46 PM
I used to watch that show way back in the day but haven't seen it in probably - i don't know - since it was Cold Pizza. I used to watch The Best Damn Sports Show Period too.

I have no desire to watch SAS, Skip Bayless and the cadre of douchebags parade onto a set and argue fake made up deals.

Lets see how ESPN handles this with how they dealt with Racist Limbaugh
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: DH on December 14, 2012, 05:45:03 PM
http://deadspin.com/5968619/in-wake-of-school-massacre-espn-tells-staff-to-stop-tweeting-about-sports-until-sunday-refrain-from-using-the-word-shooter (http://deadspin.com/5968619/in-wake-of-school-massacre-espn-tells-staff-to-stop-tweeting-about-sports-until-sunday-refrain-from-using-the-word-shooter)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 14, 2012, 09:36:22 PM
I guess people can use Twitter to comment on that article?  Anyway, there's a completely inappropriate, yet totally hilarious comment after the article.

Quote
You're in big trouble ESPN.  I eat pieces of shtein like you for breakfast.

- *****er McGavin
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 15, 2012, 11:55:36 AM
ESPN suspended Parker (http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/8747379/espn-suspends-rob-parker-robert-griffin-iii-comments)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 15, 2012, 11:57:32 AM
yesterday around noon easy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 15, 2012, 07:09:27 PM
interesting article and a good read

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/page/Roberto-Clemente-bat/enduring-mystery-roberto-clemente-bat

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 19, 2012, 07:29:18 AM
cbs sports radio lineup is gonna be:

6-9 tiki and dana jacobson
9-12 john feinstein
12-3 rome
3-6 doug gottlieb
6-10 chris moore and brian jones
10-2 scott ferrall
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 19, 2012, 12:31:41 PM
all of the shows sound horrible
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 19, 2012, 12:43:01 PM
i used to love rome but ive heard hes fallen off in the last ten years

feinstein is an amazing guest when he was on kornheisers  show but he cant carry 3 hours by himself

i like gottlieb

lol @ tiki and jacobson

never heard of the others but they have to be awful
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 19, 2012, 12:47:42 PM
you've probably heard scott ferrall in passing sometime.  he's a new york guy with the raspiest voice you ever heard and talks super fast and is real hyper.  you can't listen to it for more than 2 minutes.  which is why he's 10-2
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 19, 2012, 12:56:20 PM
Tiki and Dana Jacobson? Awful.

Agreed on Feinstein being a solid guest. He had a midday show on Mad Dog Radio on Sirius with Bruce Murray and it was boring radio.

Ferrall was on Howard 101 and is a degerate gambler so that's cool
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 19, 2012, 02:15:04 PM
you guys clearly listen to the radio a lot. how bout that.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 19, 2012, 02:19:13 PM
you've probably heard scott ferrall in passing sometime.  he's a new york guy with the raspiest voice you ever heard and talks super fast and is real hyper.  you can't listen to it for more than 2 minutes.  which is why he's 10-2

Seems like this guy hasn't worked a day shift in 20 years

Ferrall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZB2puWykxw)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on December 20, 2012, 09:04:55 PM
Just in case you don't get enough of Peter Gammons excellent abilities in the booth, you can also enjoy his 15 best tweets of 2012 (http://deadspin.com/5969910/the-15-best-peter-gammons-tweets-of-2012)

Strangely close to the same stuff he says while calling games these days
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 21, 2012, 09:10:30 AM
i used to love rome but ive heard hes fallen off in the last ten years

I don't know if he's fallen off as much as he's still exactly the same and his clones make the show harder to listen to as i get older.  I used to listen to him every day during my lunch break and now I might tune in a couple times a month...or I might even go a month or so without tuning in at all. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 21, 2012, 09:26:54 AM
Rome is just Old
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 21, 2012, 10:50:51 AM
The clone thing has gotten tiresome as well.  Bunch of booger eaters calling in sounding like mid-80s WWF trash talk. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on December 21, 2012, 11:02:05 AM
I hear jay mohr is getting his spot here on the fox radio network. He's funny as farg when he's filled in for Rome.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 21, 2012, 11:04:43 AM
i love his podcast, hope the radio gig doesn't farg that up 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on December 21, 2012, 11:20:21 AM
rick reilley on espn right now "there's an espn producer who lives in newtown, i thought he had a young daughter about that age...i couldn't work for hours that day not knowing if she was ok or not."

jesus can that guy get any worse.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 21, 2012, 11:22:07 AM
yeah he's insufferable.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 21, 2012, 11:24:35 AM
No, he couldn't get any worse.

Unless he's paired with the Long Island douche from Sports Reporters.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 23, 2012, 04:54:22 AM
i was making dinner and decided to make a divisional round tv predictions. easy this is for you

430 sat - texans host (afc north trash or indy)
800 sat - 49ers host (packers)
100 sun - falcons host (seattle or nfc east trash)
430 sun - broncos host (pats)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 30, 2012, 08:00:12 PM
i was making dinner and decided to make a divisional round tv predictions. easy this is for you

430 sat - texans host (afc north trash or indy)
800 sat - 49ers host (packers)
100 sun - falcons host (seattle or nfc east trash)
430 sun - broncos host (pats)

WRONG

new picks

wc
430 sat - texans/bengals
800 sat - vikings/packers
100 sun -seahawks/dc or dal
430 sun - ravens/colts

div
430 sat - atl
800 sat - denver
100 sun - ne
430 sun - sf
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 30, 2012, 09:27:51 PM
well, i was close

they didnt give fox the better nfc game AND the money 430 division spot. just the first one.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 30, 2012, 09:33:07 PM
so what is it.....me and my girl have a bet on this shtein
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 30, 2012, 09:36:49 PM
wc
430 sat - bengals/texans
800 sat - vikings/packers
100 sun - colts/ravens
430 sun -seahawks/dc or dal

div
430 sat - denver
800 sat - sf
100 sun - atl
430 sun - ne
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 05, 2013, 02:23:44 AM
how many non-nfl and olympic events were in the top 50 highest watched sporting events of 2012? i.e. give me a number

bonus todd point if you name them/it
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 05, 2013, 02:37:12 AM
Good and interesting question...

World Series probably not in there...maybe NBA Finals because of LeBron.

Masters?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 05, 2013, 04:07:15 AM
ill wait for more guesses too say but you automatically lose because you didnt give a number

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on January 14, 2013, 10:37:19 AM
maybe the all time worse call on WIP happening right now.

this guy saying he signed a petition that is being forwarded to WIPs advertisers stating that because WIP and the philly media is so negative it is causing the Eagles and other teams to have trouble succeeding in Philadelphia.  it's unreal.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 14, 2013, 12:30:49 PM
maybe the all time worse call on WIP happening right now.

this guy saying he signed a petition that is being forwarded to WIPs advertisers stating that because WIP and the philly media is so negative it is causing the Eagles and other teams to have trouble succeeding in Philadelphia.  it's unreal.

lolololol...what did the hosts say
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on January 14, 2013, 12:40:05 PM
ike just brushed it off as crazy but barkann was starting to get worked up, then they went to commercial and it didn't come up again
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 14, 2013, 10:08:49 PM
Haha

Voice of the people, baby!

Igy defend your station!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on January 14, 2013, 10:48:15 PM
Stuart Scott's cancer is back.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 15, 2013, 07:16:47 AM
Haha

Voice of the people, baby!

Igy defend your station!

its calls like that that make wip what it is

if you hate wip you hate philadelphia and probably yourself too

its as much a fabric of the city as roast pork tastykakes or ben franklin
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on January 15, 2013, 07:28:51 AM
its as much a fabric of the city as roast pork tastykakes or ben franklin

On my list of Philly icons, I put WIP right there between Joey Lawrence and Mannequin Two: On the Move.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 15, 2013, 08:49:31 AM
Lol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 18, 2013, 11:33:45 AM
FRIDAY
700 – STONY BROOK AT VERMONT – ESPNU
700 – BULLS AT CELTICS – ESPN
730 – HARVARD AT YALE – NBCS – COLLEGE HOCKEY
900 – AUSSIE OPEN – TENNIS CHANNEL
900 – FAIRFIELD AT IONA – ESPNU
930 - THUNDER AT MAVS – ESPN
100 - ABU DHABI – GOLD CHANNEL

SATURDAY
700 – AUSSIE OPEN – ESPN2
1100 – VMI AT COASTAL CAROLINA – ESPNU
1200 – MARYLAND AT NORTH CAROLINA – ESPN
1200 – UCONN AT PITT – ESPN2
1200 – ST JOHNS AT DEPAUL – BIG EAST NETWORK
1230 – HARVARD AT MEMPHIS – FSN
100 – NEBRASKA AT PENN STATE – ESPNU
100 – ST BONAVENTURE AT TEMPLE – CBSS
200 – KANSAS AT TEXAS – CBS
200 – WEST VIRGINA AT PURDUE – CBS
200 – MISSOURI AT FLORIDA – ESPN
200 – TEXAS TECH AT OKLAHOMA STATE – ESPN2
200 - DREXEL AT WILLIAM & MARY – COMCAST
200 – WAKE AT VIRGINA TECH – ACCN
230 – ARIZONA AT ARIZONA ST – FSN
300 – COLUMBIA AT CORNELL – NBCS
300 – AKRON AT KENT STATE – ESPNU
300 – PENGUINS AT FLYERS – NBC
300 – BLACKHAWKS AT KINGS - NBC
400 – OREGON AT UCLA – CBS
400 – SYRACUSE AT LOUISVILLE – ESPN
400 – CREIGHTON AT WICHITA ST – ESPN2
400 – FLORIDA ST AT VIRGINIA – ACCN
430 – CAL AT STANFORD – FSN
500 – HOFSTRA AT GEORGE MASON – NBCS
500 – PENN ST ST JOES – ESPNU
600 – OHIO ST AT MICHIGAN ST – ESPN
700 – UNLV AT COLORADO ST – NBCS
700 – MARQUETTE AT CINCINNATI – ESPNU
700 – RANGERS AT BRUINS - NHLN
800 - WISCONSIN AT IOWA – BTN
800 – GRIZZLIES AT BULLS - NBATV
900 – GONZAGA AT BUTLER – ESPN
900 – KENTUCKY AT AUBURN – ESPNU
900 – AUSSIE OPEN – TENNIS CHANNEL
1030 – ABU DHABI – GOLF CHANNEL
1100 - UTAH AT WASHINGTON – ESPNU

SUNDAY
700 – AUSSIE OPEN – ESPN2
300 – FLYERS AT SABRES – NBC
300 – 49ERS AT FALCONS – FOX
630 – RAVENS AT PATRIOTS – CBS
700 – PENGUINS AT RANGERS - NHLN
900 – AUSSIE OPEN – TENNIS CHANNEL
1000 – BLACKHAWKS AT COYOTES – NBCS
1030 – ABU DHABI – GOLF CHANNEL
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 22, 2013, 10:23:37 PM
Real Sports is one of the best shows on TV - they hit a homer each episode.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 23, 2013, 07:21:20 AM
Real Sports is one of the best shows on TV - they hit a homer each episode.

i kinda think they are hit or miss...when a story is good its awesome but they have a lot of stories i dont even watch...in fact theres never an episode where i watch everyone...i also cant stomach bernie hannity goldberg and refuse to watch any of his even if im interested....

plus always some shtein with a handicapp athlete...great for those people but i dont ever need to see a story about a one legged triathlete again
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 23, 2013, 12:49:04 PM
lol the golberg thing is sickening

his reports are among the best but in real life hes among the worst humans out there. its tough to separate his work from his brain but if you can get past it (which lord knows you cant) its worth it.

outside of 60 minutes its the best journalism each month. hands down.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on January 23, 2013, 01:00:48 PM
Jesus Christ you're out of touch...that's usually what happens when you don't live in or around the city.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on January 24, 2013, 05:02:17 PM
Rachel Nichols left ESPN to join CNN/Turner Sports.  She'll be doing sideline stuff for baseball and basketball and gets her own weekend show later this year
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 24, 2013, 05:26:15 PM
Does she still have to camp out in South Beach and farg the Heatles?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 24, 2013, 10:07:43 PM
Things you'll never hear;

Man I've gotta watch that Rachel Nichols show this week
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on January 25, 2013, 09:52:01 AM
igy loves her...he'll watch
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 25, 2013, 12:10:43 PM
ill try the show out to see what its all about....doubt ill seriously watch it tho....

shes a good reporter and was a great writer
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 25, 2013, 07:17:55 PM
Weren't you the one who said she wasn't shtein and used to be some fat caps reporter?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 25, 2013, 09:43:06 PM
she was a great beat writer for the caps and yes she also was a blob back then
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 29, 2013, 08:12:30 AM
Retired NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb is heading to a radio career with the new NBC Sports Radio network. We're told that he'll be part of a new daily talk show that will debut in April
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 29, 2013, 02:57:59 PM
Should be a decent show until he starts puking on air during the last 2 minutes, amirite?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 18, 2013, 03:35:29 PM
Anyone else going to watch the 3 specials on NBA tv tonight?

8pm - MJ & Ahmad Rashad
9pm - Bill Russell & Bill Simmons
10pm - Sir Charles Turns 50 with Ernie Johnson

Kind of wish Simmons wasn't in on this but I'll still watch because it's Bill farging Russell. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on February 18, 2013, 07:41:02 PM
Simmons is an NBA junkie and I like his takes usually despite him being a shteinbag Celtic fan.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 18, 2013, 07:54:19 PM
I've grown weary of his Grantland stuff already.  I mean, there's some good stuff but I've always found his pieces way too long even dating back to articles on ESPN and he just seems douchey now.  And I really hope he doesn't spend the hour just sucking off Russell.  That's why I'd rather it be someone who wasn't so emotionally attached.  Imagine watching Havas interview Buddy Ryan.  Or MDS interviewing Joey B and Howie at the same time. 

No one actually wants to see that, right?   
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on February 18, 2013, 08:51:41 PM
Actually I would.

Imagine the hilarity in both situations.

Havas sitting on Buddy's lap and then paying him to swing on him Gilbride style.

MDS, Howie and Banner blinging out their yarmulkes and sticking pins into and Andy Reid voodoo doll?

Sold.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 19, 2013, 02:11:51 AM
wait how am i a banner/howie fanboy? because we were both born into the same fairy tale?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 19, 2013, 07:25:26 AM
because you hate buddy therefore you must love howie....which frankly makes quite a bit of sense
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 19, 2013, 07:52:10 AM
Actually I would.

Imagine the hilarity in both situations.

Havas sitting on Buddy's lap and then paying him to swing on him Gilbride style.

MDS, Howie and Banner blinging out their yarmulkes and sticking pins into and Andy Reid voodoo doll?

Sold.

Good point.  But the losers who frequent this board are about the only ones who would find entertainment value in that.  Could you imagine being a non-Eagles fan (no, I know you really can't) and watching 60 minutes of Buddy breast feeding Havas?  It would creep you out. 

because you hate buddy therefore you must love howie....which frankly makes quite a bit of sense
 

haha
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 19, 2013, 01:36:05 PM
i dont hate buddy i just dont worship him and am quick to point out he was a failure of a head coach (winning wise)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 23, 2013, 12:46:41 PM
Anyone else going to watch the 3 specials on NBA tv tonight?

8pm - MJ & Ahmad Rashad
9pm - Bill Russell & Bill Simmons
10pm - Sir Charles Turns 50 with Ernie Johnson

Kind of wish Simmons wasn't in on this but I'll still watch because it's Bill farging Russell. 

I recorded them, but finally just got to watch the MJ interview last night.  It was great if you like watching some old MJ highlights.  And who doesn't?  But it was pretty much the worst interview ever.  I'd say it was about half highlight reel and half interview.  And not that I was expecting any groundbreaking work or hard hitting questions from Ahmad Rashad, but this wasn't an interview, it was more like Ahmad asking MJ to reminisce about a few specific moments in his career.   It also felt like Ahmad used the opportunity to point out to the viewer that he's known MJ for quite a long time and that they were boys or something.  It was like "Hey, look at me!  I rode in the car with Michael on his way to the arena for his 1st game back in 1995! OMG, I'm so awesome!"

Hopefully I'll knock the other 2 out this weekend.  I really hope they're done better than the MJ interview was.  Then again, they really can't be much worse. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 23, 2013, 12:51:20 PM
are you talking to yourself again?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 23, 2013, 12:53:55 PM
I might be. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on February 24, 2013, 02:12:54 PM
http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/february/erin-andrews-stonewalls-50-cent.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Lol at 50cent trying to get some lovin' from Erin at the Daytona
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 02, 2013, 09:43:30 AM
finally got around to reading the wright thompson jordan espn mag piece....better than advertised....amazing get
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 05, 2013, 10:20:22 AM
Quote
Seeing Riches in Sports TV, Fox Will Create New Network
 
By RICHARD SANDOMIR and AMY CHOZICK

For Rupert Murdoch, creating a national cable sports network in the United States to compete with ESPN has been his white whale — a tantalizing television opportunity but one of the few fields that his media empire has not conquered.

But two decades after shaking up the sports broadcasting world for the first time by acquiring N.F.L. rights, Murdoch has plans to challenge ESPN head on and claim some of the lucrative revenue that the sports media giant has had largely to itself for more than three decades.

On Tuesday, Fox will announce its intention to start Fox Sports 1, an all-sports network, in August.

The channel will carry Nascar races, Major League Baseball games, college basketball and football, soccer and U.F.C. fights. It will also broadcast studio shows, including one that is to be hosted by Regis Philbin, a celebrated Notre Dame fan.

Murdoch’s effort is a long shot to topple ESPN, or at least take a huge bite out of it.

ESPN brings in more than $6 billion annually from its industry-high subscriber fees. It owns the rights to televise Major League Baseball; the N.F.L.; the N.B.A.; Nascar; tennis; myriad collegiate conferences; the Bowl Championship Series and its new playoffs; and a raft of other sports. Both ESPN and ESPN2 have 98.5 million subscribers.

It is a true empire, with eight domestic cable channels; the ESPN3 broadband network; the Web sites ESPN.com and Grantland.com; a radio network; digital properties like ESPNw, which focuses on women’s sports; a magazine; the WatchESPN app, which enables viewing of ESPN on computers, smartphones and tablets; and ownership of the Global X Games, college basketball tournaments and seven bowl games.

Fox Sports 1 will join a market that is far more crowded than it was when Murdoch first contemplated squaring off against ESPN. Not only will Fox face the dominance of ESPN, but NBC and CBS have their own sports channels, which are struggling for viewers and identities. The Big Ten and Pacific-12 conferences have created their own networks, and the Southeastern Conference is planning one. And in the past decade, M.L.B., the N.F.L., the N.B.A. and the N.H.L. have started their own channels.

Still, Fox and its parent, News Corporation, have a companywide faith in sports as a DVR-proof way to attract viewers — especially young men — and a belief that their new sports channel will differentiate itself from the competition, as the Fox News channel has demonstrated in its successful challenge to CNN and then MSNBC. To ensure that Fox Sports 1 has some of the style and attitude that Fox Sports has had since it began in the mid-1990s, Murdoch and Chase Carey, News Corporation’s president and chief operating officer, brought back one of their favorite executives, David Hill, for its creation and launch. Hill, the former head of the Fox Sports Media Group, left the division last year for another job within News Corporation.

“We think sports is a huge arena that has room in it to build a really attractive businesses,” Carey told analysts on an earnings call last month. He said that the company recognizes the escalating costs of sports rights but “in a world of increasing fragmentation, we think sports continues to be a more and more important and unique part of that overall landscape.”
 
The channel’s success might not have to come as a result of beating ESPN at its game.

David Bank, managing director of global media and Internet research at RBC Capital Markets, said that Fox Sports 1 would be a success “from Day 1” and could, in future years, bid against ESPN for N.B.A. rights and any cable package of N.F.L. games that might come to market.

“Do I expect them to be ESPN? No,” he said. “Mega-success will be hard to determine for five years.”

But, he said, “Rupert and Chase have had a pretty decent run at building long-term value.”

Michael Nathanson, an analyst at Nomura Securities, wrote in a recent report that Fox Sports 1 would be a “good start” for News Corporation but was “unlikely to make a material dent to ESPN’s business for the investable time horizon.”

One way to measure Fox Sports 1’s future success will be how many subscribers it gets and the subscriber fees it can accumulate. Fox has spent months working to convert Speed, a motorsports-centric network with 81 million subscribers, to Fox Sports 1. A companion service, Fox Sports 2, will replace another niche channel, Fuel.

Fox is seeking substantially more for Fox Sports 1 than the 31-cent monthly subscriber fee that Speed gets, according to the media research firm SNL Kagan.

Bank estimated that Fox Sports 1 will probably charge cable, satellite and telephone companies 75 cents to $1 a subscriber. “At $1 a sub, it’s a massive home run,” he said.

By comparison, ESPN charges $5.15 a month and additional fees for its other channels.

“We view Fox as a formidable competitor,” said John Skipper, ESPN’s president. “They’ve got the resources of News Corp., and the willingness that Fox has shown in the past to take big bets and to create a difference.”

He added: “We like our hand. We just have to play it well.”

Fox is certainly asset-rich. It plans to use existing long-term deals to fill Fox Sports 1 with M.L.B. games, including some from the league division series, beginning in 2014; Nascar Sprint Cup and truck races; U.F.C. matches; future World Cup soccer matches; and Big 12 and Pac-12 football and basketball games, as well as those from a basketball conference that is being formed by the seven Catholic universities that are leaving the Big East. The new network is also expected to buy some Big East games from ESPN.

Fox also has 22 regional sports networks to plumb for talent and some of its baseball programming. Two of those regional channels, each in Los Angeles, recently lost the rights to carry the Lakers and the Dodgers — each to networks created by Time Warner Cable. But last November, News Corporation made a major foray into the New York sports market by paying about $2 billion for a 49 percent stake in the YES Network, the profitable channel of the Yankees, with an option to buy up to 80 percent in three years.

Still, the possibility of starting a national sports network constitutes unfinished business at Fox.

In the late 1990s, Fox tied a package of M.L.B. games and a news operation with Keith Olbermann as the star anchor on its regional sports channels. It failed. Recalling that time, a former Fox executive said, “It was Chase’s vision that we’d use the regional sports networks to transition into a national sports network.”

Then, in 2004, Murdoch tried to create a national channel in partnership with the N.F.L. and cable operators. At the time, Murdoch said, “We want to consider the capacity of pay television subscribers to pay for two ESPNs.”

But that effort never got off the ground, and he has waited nine years to make his next move.

Sports will become even more integral by this summer, when News Corporation splits into two publicly traded companies. The company’s newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post, will join a publishing-based company that will retain the name News Corporation. The 20th Century Fox studio, Fox Broadcasting, Fox Sports, the cable channels FX and Fox News and the regional sports networks will form the Fox Group.

News Corporation has recently grown its sports business in the United States and abroad, making live sports programming central to the Fox Group, executives have said.

In the past year, News Corporation paid $335 million to complete its acquisition of Singapore-based ESPN Star Sports, previously a joint venture with the Walt Disney Company, and $757.6 million to broadcast Indian Premier League cricket through March 2018 on its Star TV channel.

“Across the whole sports portfolio, it’s about making choices about where you want to invest and where to prioritize,” James Murdoch, the deputy chief operating officer of News Corporation, said on the earnings call last month.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 17, 2013, 11:14:10 PM
The NCSU '83 30 for 30 was awesome.

Top three all timer in the series.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on March 21, 2013, 08:31:53 AM
Don't disagree with Kendall Gill (http://nba.si.com/2013/03/20/kendall-gill-punch-joakim-noah-tip-bulls-nuggets-chicago-referees-officials/?sct=hp_t2_a13&eref=sihp)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on March 27, 2013, 12:56:50 PM
mccarver is stepping down after this year

yes that means he will announce this year
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 01, 2013, 01:19:21 PM
Outside the Lines (http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/index) did a pretty good piece yesterday on athletes creating charity groups that really don't do anything charitable.  Could Lamar Odom come off looking like a bigger dick than he does in this piece? 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 04, 2013, 05:22:29 PM
I don't know how long it's been on, but this Dan Lebatard show on ESPN is pretty awful. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 04, 2013, 07:24:41 PM
Lebatard has his own show?! He sucks on other people's shows...so yeah his own must be horrendous .
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 04, 2013, 08:21:02 PM
its been around for a couple years
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 04, 2013, 08:32:25 PM
Well then...

Yo what's up with DNL? It's off the air now?!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 04, 2013, 08:33:59 PM
romodeled and renamed....its more or less going to be the same show but it wont be a slave to the dn...there will be all kinds of different guests
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 04, 2013, 08:38:50 PM
Barkann still hosting?

Why change though? I liked it being connected to the DN
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 04, 2013, 08:44:41 PM
yeah hes still hosting

the contract didnt get renewed....probably because the daily news isnt going to exist in six weeks
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 05, 2013, 06:23:21 AM
its been around for a couple years

Wow, really?  I caught like 5 min of it yesterday and I can't imagine anyone being able to sit through an entire 30 minutes of it, much less ever wanting to watch it again.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 05, 2013, 07:51:47 AM
his interviews are good the rest of the show is boring
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 05, 2013, 09:41:20 AM
Didn't see the interview segment.  I caught the end of the show where it's him and some non-english speaking dude (I assume his father since he called him Papi) trying to be funny.  Seemed like Lebetard was trying to imitate Artie Lang or something. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 05, 2013, 10:40:34 AM
Well then...

Yo what's up with DNL? It's off the air now?!

Here's the final segment from the final show. 

http://player.theplatform.com/p/C_ZQDC/OBXnIiiPouAX/embed/select/9RKEG6Trrx77?autoPlay=true&params=zone%3Dvideo_content_type
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 21, 2013, 12:11:13 PM
http://chicago.barstoolsports.com/m/random-thoughts/al-michaels-got-a-dui/
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 21, 2013, 04:54:48 PM
nothing like this ever happens to republicans
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 21, 2013, 04:57:07 PM
What's funny is PFT/Florio tried to sneak by without mentioning it. The whole NBC thing came into play. But yet they post up about every nfl drunkard even PS guys. Arizona kicker Jay Feeley called him out in it - no response from Florio yet
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 21, 2013, 05:03:34 PM
What's funny is PFT/Florio tried to sneak by without mentioning it. The whole NBC thing came into play. But yet they post up about every nfl drunkard even PS guys. Arizona kicker Jay Feeley called him out in it - no response from Florio yet

lol...thats awesome
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 21, 2013, 05:40:41 PM
Yeah it is.

Florio has what everyone of us could ever want - to have started a popular sports blog in the days before blogs were cool and then get caked off.

However...he's turned into a bigger pompous jerkoff.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 21, 2013, 05:50:21 PM
i used to hate pft so much and everyone killed me for it....did they end up being the fraud i always said they were
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 21, 2013, 05:56:06 PM
When corporations get involved then the fraud level gets ramped up. It lost its appeal as the ultimate fan news site. Credit to him for building it.

I'd like to know what he got in the deal. And how much they're paying him to run it now.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 22, 2013, 08:38:11 AM
i used to hate pft so much and everyone killed me for it....did they end up being the fraud i always said they were

Yeah, it still sucks. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on April 23, 2013, 09:55:28 PM
Elway to Marino was pretty legit.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 27, 2013, 01:02:02 PM
http://www.phillymag.com/articles/jesus-howard-eskin-dad-spike/
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 05, 2013, 02:39:20 PM
Todd...is there a way to definitely find out if CSN Philadelphia (or all CSN regionals) are withholding their baseball telecasts from EI?

I mentioned this before but I've noticed that the only time I seem to get the Phils feed on DTV is when they're on PHL17.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 05, 2013, 02:57:56 PM
so no csn telecasts are on EI? if thats the case it must be a contract thing
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 05, 2013, 03:10:29 PM
I'm going to start taking better note but I'm having a hard time recalling seeing a CSN telecast.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 05, 2013, 03:14:39 PM
CSN Bay Area has the A's on EI and CSN Chicago has the White Sox on now.

Maybe just a Philadelphia thing?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 05, 2013, 03:21:25 PM
they used to be on. as i said before i dont think they have to do it when its a cn8 game but im pretty sure they have to for csn. maybe youre just watching when it was cn8--there had to be tons of conflicts with the flyers i guess
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 05, 2013, 03:26:04 PM
I guess so. Most of the time I choose the visitng feed anyways but times when the visitor feed isn't available I'm screwed.

But then again...I should just cancel it and save the money
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 05, 2013, 05:32:36 PM
there are csn ei games all the time...there were at least two this past week
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 05, 2013, 09:08:16 PM
http://deadspin.com/dan-le-batard-didnt-vote-for-lebron-james-for-nba-mvp-492822353?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on May 05, 2013, 09:12:26 PM
http://deadspin.com/dan-le-batard-didnt-vote-for-lebron-james-for-nba-mvp-492822353?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Sour grapes for refusing an interview?  LeBatard would do something like that.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 05, 2013, 09:17:36 PM
according to marc stein he doesnt even have an mvp vote and the whole thing is a hoax to garner attention
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 05, 2013, 09:20:09 PM
i was gonna say they just dont hand mvp votes out...you gotta cover the league for a while to get one. dan is a douche sports tv radio douche whose job it is to get attention and troll

such as....this situation
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 05, 2013, 09:20:37 PM
Shocking that LeBatard would attention whore himself.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 05, 2013, 09:22:34 PM
gotta love a fellow espn employee calling lebatard out
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 05, 2013, 09:23:00 PM
look at all the sheep falling for the trap

he got a deadspin story, new twitter followers and emails/texts from radio show bookers. mission accomplished.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 06, 2013, 10:19:24 PM
Gonna keep track of this

No Phils feed. CSN Bay Area only.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 07, 2013, 11:09:20 AM
Quote
The NCAA men's basketball national semifinals are coming to cable starting next season, with TBS taking over coverage of the two Saturday games on Final Four weekend.
 
CBS will continue to cover the national championship game on Monday. The two networks will start alternating all of the Final Four games starting in 2016, when TBS will be the lone broadcaster.
 
The change marks the first time the national semifinals have been on cable television.
 
In addition, CBS and TBS will split coverage of the Elite Eight games for the first time, starting next season. The two networks, as they have the past three seasons, will split coverage of the regional semifinals. The first week of the tournament will continue to be split among four networks -- CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.
 
The current deal between CBS, Turner Broadcasting and the NCAA runs through 2024.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 07, 2013, 10:06:41 PM
Gonna keep track of this

No Phils feed. CSN Bay Area only.

Same as last night. No Phils feed.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on May 10, 2013, 02:50:51 PM
every time you aren't offered CSN you are being given a favor from the gods.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 10, 2013, 04:03:23 PM
It wasn't offered last night either.

The only time this is an issue is when the opposing team isn't on either.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 10, 2013, 09:52:27 PM
Again no CSN Philly.

This annoys me.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 11, 2013, 02:34:34 AM
why do you want to watch it...its the worst broadcast in the world

and its clearly a contract issue between them and ei. and again you could have given me 60 bucks and gotten mlbtv but NOOOOOOO someone is being a stubborn gus
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 11, 2013, 07:58:34 AM
I think it's funny that DirecTV keeps advertising their EI package and making the claim that you can watch the home/away feed for every game, when that's obviously not the case.  Next time I see that commercial, I'll have to check the fine print to see if they say anything about CSN Philly not being included. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 11, 2013, 08:48:55 AM
Again no CSN Philly.

This annoys me.

why?

you should be sending EI extra money for not having the worst booth of all time on tv that much
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on May 11, 2013, 09:02:09 AM
I snorted
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 11, 2013, 11:40:35 AM
Like I said I choose the visiting feeds most of the time. The only time I go home team is when they're playing Florida or Washington. However when other teams feeds aren't available then I'm farged. I missed most of the Pirates series because of this.

And the annoyance also comes from these satellite and cable companies being dickheads. Corporations can farg themselves.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 14, 2013, 09:47:12 AM
Perhaps it was the wildy popular John Clayton TV commercial, or the fact that Adam Schefter has more than 2.2 million followers on Twitter, but ESPN has decided to give its NFL information gurus their own show.
 
ESPN will announce today that NFL Insiders will make its debut on Aug. 5. The one-hour daily show will be hosted by Suzy Kolber.
 
Schefter and Chris Mortensen will be the main players with aid from Clayton, Ed Werder, Bill Polian, and other contributors such as former GMs Phil Savage and Billy Devaney.
 
It won’t feature former players or coaches.
 
“We have one rule: If you played in the league, you’re not going to be on the show,” said producer Seth Markman.
 
Indeed, ESPN figures there are plenty of Xs and Os shows on the various networks. It wants a program strictly dedicated to information about the NFL. Who is doing what and why?
 
“I think the time has come for this kind of show,” Markman said. “It’s going to be different from anything else currently on TV. The thirst for information about the NFL is at an all-time high. If I walk down the street with Adam or Mort, people come up to them all the time. They ask, ‘Where is this free agent going? Who is this team going to draft?’
 
“It balances our schedule to have a show like this. I think the audience will be there.”
 
Markman said ESPN’s NFL insiders won’t sit on scoops so they can break them on the show. They still will be posted and tweeted immediately. However, he said he doesn’t expect them to stop reporting while the show is being aired.
 
“These guys never stop working,” Markman said. “A great scenario for us would be if they could break stories during the show. They could hold up their iPhones and say, ‘I just got this.’”
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on May 14, 2013, 10:07:55 AM
That's a great idea for a show. A lot of people like myself are more interested in stuff like this in the offseason. It would have been smart to start the show a few weeks before free agency. I don't watch espn but I'd consider giving this a try. Schefter is the best source for breaking nfl news.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 14, 2013, 10:11:05 AM
an hour seems excessive....most days their "inside info" wont fill a half hour

but ill definitely give it a try
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on May 14, 2013, 10:24:28 AM
I missed the hour part, that is way too excessive. An hour show prior to the beginning of and during free agency and the draft would have worked but now that that's all over 30 minutes is more than enough time.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on May 21, 2013, 12:42:18 PM
ESPN is laying off a portion of its staff today, a network spokesman confirms to us. How many? ESPN won't say. A tipster told us earlier today that it would be more than 400 staffers. A source at ESPN said that number is a little high, but it appears to be in the hundreds.

Here's the statement from ESPN:

We are implementing changes across the company to enhance our continued growth while smartly managing costs. While difficult, we are confident that it will make us more competitive, innovative and productive.
 
So where in the world did this come from? ESPN is monstrously profitable and we hadn't heard a word about this until this morning. Well, ESPN has been gobbling up live rights to events left and right, and those rights are really expensive. We've heard they needed to reduce costs as a result. Also: ESPN's parent company Disney is apparently asking all divisions to cut costs.

This is ESPN's first major staff reduction since 2009.

We heard the technology group is getting hit pretty hard: at least 40 layoffs are coming there. A source told us that some employees who get a pink slip today can continue working through the end of the week if they'd like. ESPN has 7,000 employees.
 
UPDATE, 11:54 a.m.: A laid-off ESPN employee writes us:

I was laid off from ESPN today after 9 and a half years. Completely out of the blue, no warning at all. I was told it was 10% across the board, which would be roughly 400. I was told the reason was they needed to make their profit margin and they chose to do that via layoff of staff.
 
UPDATE, 12:10 p.m.: More from the laid-off staffer:

btw.....we were told that the layoffs ARE tied to the profit margin that ESPN needs to meet and the fact they haven't met that number. Your comments about them buying all of these live rights and now needed to reduce overhead costs is dead on.
 
Additionally, this staffer got the following:
 gets to keep key cards and access until Friday
will continue to get paid through the end of July
a severance package, which appears to be 2 weeks for every year worked
 
UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.: A reader writes that ESPN's "Denver Office in the Denver Tech Center was shut down yesterday. All 20 staff members were let go." A second source told us the same thing about the Denver office.

UPDATE, 12:25 p.m.: Those Guys Have All The Fun co-author Jim Miller hears that the number of layoffs is between 300 and 400.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on May 21, 2013, 12:44:40 PM
 :CF prayer for Feva?

...and we pray  :evil
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 21, 2013, 01:24:11 PM
republican greed strikes again

espn spends gobbles of money and buys up the rights to eons of leagues. needs to continue making 500 million dollar profit. now only projected to make 450. what to do? hey, lets fire people so we get the 50 mil back

humanity is disgusting
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on May 21, 2013, 05:17:50 PM
Because the better the profit margin is, the bigger the bonus the CEO and board members will get.

Can't have them making a few hundred K less this year, that would be preposterous.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on May 21, 2013, 05:52:12 PM
Absolutely disgusting.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 21, 2013, 06:03:30 PM
republican greed strikes again

espn spends gobbles of money and buys up the rights to eons of leagues. needs to continue making 500 million dollar profit. now only projected to make 450. what to do? hey, lets fire people so we get the 50 mil back

humanity is disgusting

Yep.

Awful
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on May 22, 2013, 02:21:59 AM
espn is spinning this saying a bunch of the jobs are open positions that wont get filled...yeah right. and rick reilly is still earning over a million large per year to mail in columns and ask stewart scott to lie to the nation that he breaks news on twitter

the fact is they are paying massive money to the usta, the sec, the nfl, mlb, the nba is up soon, they just built a new sportscenter set that cost 125...disney sees this and needs to lower their overhead so they still hit their profit margin, so it looks good to shareholders and all that other business bullshtein

granted its capitalism and its survival of the fittest but for a company making money hand over fist to fire 400 people is gross.

i hate rupert with a passion but im hoping fox sports 1 is decent so espn goes into the shteinter. them getting those hysterical canadian tsn dudes was a terrific start
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 22, 2013, 11:59:45 AM
I saw somewhere that those new sets they built are green screens and it'll be like tosh or The Soup
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 01, 2013, 11:30:09 PM
mangenius leaving espn for the 49ers....i enjoyed him on tv
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 02, 2013, 03:37:26 AM
true or false the highlight of his career was his sopranos cameo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 02, 2013, 03:49:02 AM
the highlites of his career are his appearances on first take as the quietest person ever sandwiched in btwn screamin a and skip
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on June 02, 2013, 03:51:11 AM
first take is fox news for sports

same exact playbook
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 04, 2013, 09:06:54 AM
Quote
Verizon is close to taking the lid off a four-year, $1B extension of its NFL rights. The deal, which will allow Verizon to stream every NFL regular-season and playoff game to mobile phones, should forever obliterate the distinction between sponsor and media-rights deals. Its previous deal gave Verizon subscribers access to live games schedules from ESPN, NBC and NFL Network. But this new deal adds in the CBS and Fox Sunday afternoon schedules plus the playoffs. It comes just two weeks after the league signed a five-year, $400M deal with Microsoft.
 
Pointedly, the massive Verizon deal does not include the rights to stream NFL games to tablets – only “mobile phones,” which is certain to lead to fights over what is considered a phone. The league likely will have to resolve the difference between dedicated tablets, like iPads, and hybrid devices, like Samsung’s popular Galaxy.
 
NFL Exec VP/Media Steve Bornstein and NFL Media COO Brian Rolapp handled negotiations for the league. Verizon’s NFL agency Wasserman Media Group handled negotiations for the carrier. The deal was completed long enough ago that senior club officials were briefed on it at NFL meetings at the end of May.
 
The deal will make Verizon one of the NFL’s biggest business partners outside of its media-rights holders. Verizon has committed to paying $1B over the four-year term, starting with a $210M payment in the deal’s first year, sources said. The deal marks a significant increase over Verizon’s previous deal. An NFL sponsor since '10, Verizon was paying around $50M annually for its NFL rights, including rights fees, team spend commitments and media spending on NFL media partners.
 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 04, 2013, 09:29:27 AM
I assume everyone in here already has their dvr set to record that NBA doc on Doc. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 14, 2013, 07:45:41 AM
espn had a second round of layoffs yesterday and one of the casualties was the schwab

Quote
After 26 years at ESPN, I am extremely disappointed to say farewell. I have been proud of my association and my work during my tenure. I was a loyal employee, displayed respect for others, worked with numerous charities, represented the company well. I always did everything asked of me and more. What did I get in return today … word that I should get lost. The only thing that mattered was my salary, which in my view was the lone reason I lost my job.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on June 14, 2013, 11:33:34 AM
nooooooooooooooooooooo

Wait....has he done anything since those couple of weeks where he had a trivia show?

A quick Philly Inquirer note:  John Mitchell and Keith Pompey are swapping coverage of the Sixers and Temple
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on June 14, 2013, 11:36:04 AM
the schwab has been like chief researcher and producer for dozens of shows since the 80s. one of the ESPN OGs.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 14, 2013, 11:38:52 AM
i read thats hes been on first take a few times as a guest

also beat the schwab or whatever it was called was on for a few years....i loved that show
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 14, 2013, 11:38:54 AM
Yeah, he hasn't been in front of the camera very much since Stump The Schwab (though he does make occasional appearances on random shows) but he's basically the Elias Sports Bureau.  He's fat though and I bet they cut him loose so they didn't have to pay his doctor bills. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 14, 2013, 11:44:45 AM
Yeah, he hasn't been in front of the camera very much since Stump The Schwab (though he does make occasional appearances on random shows) but he's basically the Elias Sports Bureau.  He's fat though and I bet they cut him loose so they didn't have to pay his doctor bills.

dont embarrass elias with that comparison....if schwab is a key chain flashlight then they are a supernova

elias came hard with this today...all i could was laugh at its ridiculousness

"The Yankees 4-7 hitters on Thursday are 1st set of 4 consecutive starting batters since 1900 to go 0 for 28+ in one game"
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 14, 2013, 11:53:03 AM
I had a little typo....should have been "their" ESB, not the.  Point was that dude is kind of a walking encyclopedia of info.  Obviously Elias trumps all.   
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on June 14, 2013, 11:54:04 AM
elias came hard with this today...all i could was laugh at its ridiculousness

"The Yankees 4-7 hitters on Thursday are 1st set of 4 consecutive starting batters since 1900 to go 0 for 28+ in one game"

yea they're awesome.  Even Stark and Kurkjian bow to them
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 17, 2013, 01:35:22 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/17/atlanta-radio-station-apologizes-for-making-fun-of-steve-gleason/

Jesus that's awful.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on June 18, 2013, 02:58:11 PM
word is Gleason looked a strongly worded letter to the radio station
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on June 18, 2013, 06:56:49 PM
Jesus that's awful.

Yeah, apologizing about a bit on sports radio? Another sign of how terrible a sports town Atlanta is.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 19, 2013, 03:00:29 PM
word is Gleason looked a strongly worded letter to the radio station

Nice. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 20, 2013, 08:08:56 AM
(http://1.cdn.nhle.com/kings/images/upload/gallery/2011/10/130288600_slide.jpg)

(http://boston.sportsthenandnow.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/A08lrUbCMAEOLoH.jpg)

(http://thebiglead.fantasysportsven.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/justin-bieber-miami-heat.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: rjs246 on June 20, 2013, 11:06:11 AM
Oh so Justin Beiber is a colossal douche? Tell me more.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 27, 2013, 02:08:52 PM
well this sucks

bill raferty leaving espn for fox1
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 28, 2013, 10:06:41 AM
can someone explain to me what sbnation is exactly....i see bleeding green is part of them

would a fair analogy be that sbnation is general mills and bleeding green is cheerios or would bleeding green be cereal

or is it something else entirely?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 28, 2013, 10:11:55 AM
I think it's basically just a network of fan sites.  Like, if this site had any quality Eagles content, or if MDS actually knew how to write, :CF could be the Eagles fan site represented on sbnation. 

Go to any team's page on sbnation and you'll see that the content comes from a fan site. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 28, 2013, 10:20:38 AM
does each team in each league only have one site under the sbnation umbrella...or for example are there more eagles sites than just bleeding green
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on June 28, 2013, 12:15:22 PM
Just 1 fan site per team as far as I can tell.  But I've honestly never looked at the sbnation website (or any of the fan sites) before today though.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Dillen on June 28, 2013, 12:25:23 PM
SBnation is just a massive network of sports team blogs. Pretty sure each team gets one blog each - the content usually sucks enough that if it were an individual blog outside of the huge SBnation network, it wouldn't ever get any traffic.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 28, 2013, 07:03:12 PM
So Brian Startare works for 97.5 now eh? Wonder why WIP let him go?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 28, 2013, 07:05:28 PM
So Brian Startare works for 97.5 now eh? Wonder why WIP let him go?

does he maybe have more on air time there?....thats usually what its about when mostly off the air heads move
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 28, 2013, 07:28:40 PM
Not sure it seems lateral as one shift a week and filling in.

He was an ok host.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 28, 2013, 07:30:14 PM
he isnt terrible just terribly boring...maybe he has a promise of more on air time down the road...i guess he could be a really good producer too and they offered more money
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 28, 2013, 07:37:24 PM
Yeah he was kinda boring...but better than some of the fill ins they'd use.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 28, 2013, 07:44:12 PM
Yeah he was kinda boring...but better than some of the fill ins they'd use.

i dont really hear a lot of the fill ins cause i only listen at work for the most part
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 08, 2013, 10:51:56 AM
not sure if anyone saw this yesterday on espn but its fantastic.....just have a hanky handy

http://t.co/0j618jfVZA
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 08, 2013, 11:27:22 AM
Yeah I read the article but haven't seen the video yet. Awesome story
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 16, 2013, 11:26:05 PM
Olbermann is going back to ESPN.

Reportedly a two year deal that gives him a nightly one hour show on espn2.

ESPN doing this to help the sure to be surge of FS1 stealing ESPN viewers.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 17, 2013, 12:36:05 AM
nothing will get the young eye balls quite like a 60 year old man who was last relevant in the sports world 15 years ago
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 17, 2013, 07:10:28 AM
Olbermann is going back to ESPN.

Reportedly a two year deal that gives him a nightly one hour show on espn2.

ESPN doing this to help the sure to be surge of FS1 stealing ESPN viewers.

fox sports (like fox news) going for the blondes....espn going for the brains
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on July 17, 2013, 07:29:49 AM
espn going for the brains

I might believe this to be the case if they said his show was replacing First Take.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 17, 2013, 07:33:53 AM
first take is money....dirty filthy money....but if you dont take it seriously its quite entertaining
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 17, 2013, 02:49:33 PM
espn has been dumbing down its shows for years.

sure they have stuff like otl, 30x30 to offset it, but what their research has told them is no one wants to see hilites anymore. so to fill the time between games they go for very loud, very colorful controversy. tim tebow, lebron james, johnny manziel, whatever. pick an issue, pick a person, pick a side and yell about it.

the embrace debate, have an opinion culture of the network is evident everywhere. the late sportscenter (the only one i watch) is still pretty good because they really only have to go over and show what happened that day. the rest of the network outside of game coverage and a few choice programs is lowest common denominator trash. they know the type of person who is at home at 11am on a thursday and they go for that dude.

fs1 will not be the intellectual happy hour. its fox. it looks like theyre going to make a conscious effort to not be loud and argumentative like espn. based on early ads it looks like theyre going more for fun and entertainment....whatever the farg that is. like jokes and skits and goofing around with jocks. yeah its lame.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 17, 2013, 03:17:50 PM
the only thing thats really dumbed down is sportscenter and thats because its on 24/7 now....they oversatured the network with it and it hurt its quality

everything else on espn is mostly great....obviously with four networks or whatever they have some of it going to be garbage but you can say that about any single network station as well.....espn hits waaaaaaay more than it misses
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on July 17, 2013, 03:54:13 PM
Things I watch on ESPN:

Live sporting events, press conferences, etc (sans The Decision)
The Sports Reporters
OTL
30 For 30
IX For Nine (completely unoriginal name, but whatever.  It's still pretty good shtein)
Classic rebroadcasts

Will sometimes watch:

SportsCenter
PTI

Avoid like the plague:

First Take
Dan Lebetard
Around The Horn
Any other program not already mentioned
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on July 17, 2013, 06:01:44 PM
Things I watch on ESPN:

1.  Actual games (where there's no other option).

Things I avoid:

Everything else.


Probably helps that I have two children that encroach on TV time, but I haven't watched any "original" ESPN programming in at least three years.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 17, 2013, 06:58:45 PM
other than sportscenter a lot of the time I cant think of anything I despise on it....theres shows I dont watch because they do nothing for me but theres nothing I absolutely hate

college gameday is incredible and nfl countdown is almost as good.....both are HOF material

baseball tonight is excellent

really they just need to scale back sportscenter going 24/7 with that was a colossal mistake
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 17, 2013, 07:07:11 PM
the sportscenter thing was done out of necessity

remember they used to run the 1am SC under past noon...but in this day in age that doesnt hold up. so they have live stuff at 9, 10, 11am, etc. well, you need to fill time on that, dont you?

basically, they took the playcard from fox and cnn and are giving you infotainment. not everything is a story, not everything is a big deal. but since they have hours and hours of time to fill and ads to sell, theyve got to do something to get you to watch. thusly, tim tebow mania is born. brett favre cockslobbering is born. and now, johnny manziel OMG a college kid is drinking is born.

again, they do some studio/non live games well. college gameday is an example of that. baseball tonight can be an example of that when they dont obsess over the yanks and sox. 30x30 is terrific. otl is very good at points. they still do stuff well. it just gets lost behind the insulting, degrading debate shows with skip bayless and his house boy of the day barber shopping up the airwaves. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on July 17, 2013, 09:14:44 PM
not everything is a story, not everything is a big deal. but since they have hours and hours of time to fill and ads to sell, theyve got to do something to get you to watch.

Absolutely. The time they used to spend broadcasting 2nd, 3rd, and 4th tier sports is now engaged in hype-driven debate about the 1st-tier sports. Personally I hate it, it's turning sports into a really stupid reality show and I'd rather watch some motocross or whatever than a debate about the Jets that ESPN's advertisers think will resonate with their core demographics, but I get why they do it.

I embrace Fox entering the arena not because I give a shtein about Murdoch or have high expectations about what they will accomplish, but I want the Worldwide Leader to have some legit competition. They should not own the idea of sports in America, and right now they are pretty much the gatekeeper.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on July 17, 2013, 09:26:39 PM
Jon Hamm actually did a good job with the opening monologue on the ESPY's tonight.  The Dwight Howard highlight film of him as a Laker was hilarious.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 18, 2013, 11:18:26 AM
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-18/fox-sports-1s-strategy-vs-dot-espn-jockularity
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 18, 2013, 01:31:32 PM
ashley fox piggybacking off the title IX espn doc talking about an incident in the eagles locker room...pretty funny zinger

Quote
One of my first days in there, a rookie offensive lineman walked in with a few teammates, saw me and said: “Bet you like seeing all of these swinging d—s in here, don’t you?”
 
The guys laughed. I didn’t. I had a choice: Say something, or say nothing.
 
The lockers to the right nearest me belonged to the defensive backs, including Brian Dawkins, Troy Vincentand Bobby Taylor, all established players. The lockers to the left nearest me belonged to the quarterbacks, including Donovan McNabb and A.J. Feeley.
 
In a raised voice, I said to the lineman: “If I wanted to see swinging d—s, I’d still be covering the Sixers.”
 
I wasn’t trying to be crude. I was trying to stand my ground. The comment prompted laughter that was louder and no longer directed at me. Players were laughing at the lineman. Vincent stood up, walked over and told the rookie that he got what he deserved, that I was welcome in the locker room and that I was to be treated with respect and dignity. And that, mercifully, was that.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 18, 2013, 03:52:56 PM
there should be a 10x10 about men getting to go in the womens locker room

SUP SERENA
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 05, 2013, 09:24:47 AM
huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/05/hugh-douglas-again-clashes-with-a-co-worker-this-time-at-espn/
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 13, 2013, 01:40:49 PM
huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/05/hugh-douglas-again-clashes-with-a-co-worker-this-time-at-espn/

fired
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 14, 2013, 01:54:43 PM
looks like jason whitlock is going to espn
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 14, 2013, 02:04:51 PM
http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2013/08/14/jason-whitlock-has-left-fox-sports-to-return-to-espn/
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 18, 2013, 01:57:57 AM
Fox Sports Live...pretty good.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 18, 2013, 03:13:02 AM
i only saw parts of it...execution is pointless for a first show. it takes years to get that shtein down in tv.

format wise it didnt entirely work. theyre doing highlights then they flip it over to douchebag mcnabb and the chucklebunch for 3 minutes of debating some issue. get back to the sports please, i dont want to watch talk radio.

the sportscenter format works fine. the late sc is still terrific. fox should just have copied that but with the legends jay and dan and theyd be fine.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 18, 2013, 02:01:20 PM
other than sporting events i will not watch one second of anything on fox......farg a rupert murdoch
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 18, 2013, 02:11:22 PM
but you will watch espn which is owned by a company founded by a hateful bigot
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 18, 2013, 02:12:33 PM
brian roberts is a bigot?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 18, 2013, 03:04:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAcIzPmOhBQ
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 18, 2013, 07:29:41 PM
Disney founded ESPN?  Interesting.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 22, 2013, 07:41:27 PM
http://www.crossingbroad.com/2013/08/marcus-hayes-was-a-huge-icehole-on-a-seattle-sports-talk-radio-show.html#more-9389

What an icehole.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 23, 2013, 07:36:25 AM
that will do wonders for the reputation of philly sports in seattle
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on August 23, 2013, 08:21:38 AM
link doesn't work but probably better because i don't want to give that douchebag blog web hits
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 23, 2013, 08:48:54 AM
everytime i go there for like the last month all the text on his page is blocked out by these weird boxes....i cant see antyhing but i can move my cursor over it and guess where the story title is and it will then come up fine
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 28, 2013, 02:09:50 PM
The worst 7:53 in the history of sports radio (http://deadspin.com/this-is-perhaps-the-most-moronic-argument-in-sports-rad-1215065722?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on August 28, 2013, 10:47:10 PM
Randarino got laid off
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 28, 2013, 11:00:53 PM
Awwww...now he'll have to hock his Harry book more. Or maybe he can go ask Kenny Lofton for a job?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 29, 2013, 03:57:43 AM
hes one of the all time pos' in philly media

marcus hayes is next

the guy who should be taking over for him is an old college paper colleague of mine. good dude. he used to listen to random hockey games on the radio at the office. he likes canadian things.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on August 31, 2013, 02:32:38 AM
Keith Olberman is farging hilarious!  We watched him for the first time tonight.  His commentary was funny as shtein.  Back where he belongs.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on August 31, 2013, 02:37:30 AM
It's a shame he became such an insufferable douchebag on MSNBC..he was a decent liberal with some good things to say, and it just got wasted behind a wall of smarmy arrogant jackassery.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on August 31, 2013, 07:40:42 PM
Yep, he went nuts over at MSNBC.  Almost became unwatchable.  If you get a chance check him out on ESPN.  He really is good.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 06, 2013, 11:13:35 PM
olbermann is killing heads right now....including other espn heads
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on September 07, 2013, 10:10:47 AM
just came here to talk about olbermann...caught it at like 3 in the morning and it was really good.

i normally love the crazy liberals like chris matthews and lawrence o'donnell but olbermann was unwatchable as a politics guy. but he's really good in this sports format...nice that espn has something other than idiots screaming.

he also said something about coaching the reading phillies for one game in the 90s? or maybe i was drunk.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 07, 2013, 10:13:15 AM
yeah his show is really good...the key is to dvr it so you can fast forward thru the highlite sections...at least so far his baseball highlites are painful to listen to...but the commentary and interview portions of the show are excellent
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on September 07, 2013, 10:19:39 AM
yeah, the highlites are just an excuse for him to trot out his old punchlines
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 07, 2013, 11:13:17 AM
god is the fox college pre game show atrocious
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on September 07, 2013, 11:06:29 PM
Agreed.  Erin Andrews needs to crawl back into a peephole.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on September 11, 2013, 03:34:15 PM
Lisa Hillary is leaving CSN to become the sideline reporter for the Anaheim Ducks
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 11, 2013, 03:37:44 PM
shes good but not hot enough
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on September 11, 2013, 03:42:58 PM
we are in the minority thinking that....she apparently has this huge following who thinks she's smoking hot.  i don't farging get it
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 11, 2013, 03:51:35 PM
ewww...shes not just not hot shes pretty gross...wouldnt shock me if she had a penis
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on September 11, 2013, 05:25:53 PM
She's alright if you dig a chick with a three story forehead.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on September 11, 2013, 06:05:40 PM
What's worse, being over 40 or being Canadian?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 13, 2013, 09:04:28 PM
http://thebiglead.com/2013/09/13/terry-bradshaw-colorfully-told-jimmy-johnson-he-wouldnt-have-effed-someones-mother-on-fox-football-daily/#sthash.dTfb6ftz.uxfs

Lololol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 14, 2013, 04:19:29 PM
I can't wait to see the ratings for this Bama game
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 18, 2013, 10:31:37 AM
Sports anchor drops 46 hip hop references in his segment. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojBsb63BZns#t=131
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 18, 2013, 10:53:10 AM
the 'son, they shook' graphic is great
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 18, 2013, 10:56:12 AM
All in all, I thought the whole thing was great.  A few references seemed a little forced, but for the most part it was fun.  Dropping his little clip on mic at the end was a perfect finish. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 19, 2013, 02:44:27 AM
he did a seinfeld one and one for wrestling. i think there are others.

the schtick is OLD, SON
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 20, 2013, 03:26:49 PM
Chiefs-Eagles brought the biggest audience in NFL Network history: 9.4 million viewers.”
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 20, 2013, 03:34:14 PM
nope

Quote
KC-PHI averaged 9.4 million viewers, ranking 4th in NFLN history behind '11’s SF-BAL (10.7M), '09’s DAL-NO (10.5M) and '07’s GB-DAL (10.1M).
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on September 20, 2013, 04:28:58 PM
Housenick is leaving the Phils beat for a job at East Stroudsburg.  Moving up in the world
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 20, 2013, 04:40:06 PM
with where the phils are headed it just might be
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 20, 2013, 04:41:38 PM
who is housenick
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on September 20, 2013, 05:02:21 PM
Mandy from The Morning Call.  She's been their Phils beat writer for 10 years.  Basically Allentown's version of Kevin Cooney but not as grotesque
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 20, 2013, 05:12:47 PM
is she part of the amateur porn series mymandygirl?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 24, 2013, 10:31:51 PM
The Book of Manning was on ESPN tonight and it was pretty good. I used to despise that family because of the Eli draft shenanigans (still think it was bullshtein) but their story is pretty good.

Derrick Thomas' A Football Life was on NFLN and it was excellent. He was one of my all time favorite players. Having spent four years living in Kansas from 1989-1993 I saw many Chiefs games and since then followed his career closely.

I saw the Eagles play in KC in 1992 (the game where Pat farging Beach caught 2 TDs http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/199210110kan.htm)

Thomas had three sacks that game.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 24, 2013, 10:38:28 PM
derrick thomas was ridiculous on techmo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on September 24, 2013, 10:44:33 PM
I used to despise that family because of the Eli draft shenanigans (still think it was bullshtein) but their story is pretty good.

If the Chargers had an actual fanbase to keep the story alive, a lot of people who aren't even Charger fans would still consider Eli a scumbag to this day for the crap he and his dad pulled there. Can you imagine if the Eagles drafted Teddy B and he demanded a trade to a city and team he liked more?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 24, 2013, 11:08:01 PM
Oh man the backlash would be immense.

What was funny, while watching that documentary Archie said on several occasions how he didn't want to force his sons into going to Ole Miss or interjecting himself into their football lives....
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 25, 2013, 08:05:11 AM
derrick thomas was ridiculous on techmo

He was also really good at making babies.   
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on September 25, 2013, 08:38:16 AM
Oh man the backlash would be immense.

What was funny, while watching that documentary Archie said on several occasions how he didn't want to force his sons into going to Ole Miss or interjecting himself into their football lives....

do you think he did that with the chargers?  i thought it was Eli and Archie was just supporting him.

that doc was really good though, i enjoyed the young archie stuff more than anything
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 25, 2013, 08:58:28 AM
i cant believe you all watched something called "the book of manning"....the name of the doc alone is enough to make me want to put a bullett in my head....but in general i cant think of any group of people id be more uninterested in than the manning family
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on September 25, 2013, 09:40:14 AM
Says the man who thinks taterskins fans are incredible.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 25, 2013, 09:45:27 AM
He's really just a fan of the name. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 25, 2013, 09:47:39 AM
Says the man who thinks taterskins fans are incredible.

you are a soccer fan from sports/football mecca LA and "root" for the eagles without knowing whose on their team....you should not speak on fanbases
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 25, 2013, 12:02:53 PM
Figured you, as a docu lover, would be all over it. Manning or not it was well done. ESPN does well on those things.

Sunny - I seem to recall Archie being a heavy influence on that. My memory isn't good on it but I seem to recall him and Accorsi having some connection
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 25, 2013, 12:05:27 PM
I remember Archie being extremely visible and vocal in the weeks/months leading up to the draft.  He may not have planted that seed in Eli's head, but he certainly didn't seem to be very hands off either. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 25, 2013, 12:09:59 PM
Figured you, as a docu lover, would be all over it. Manning or not it was well done. ESPN does well on those things.

i do love docs but the mannings do nothing for me....rich rednecks sayin things
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on September 25, 2013, 12:12:04 PM
And here's an article from just before the draft.  I didn't catch the doc last night, but if Archie said he wasn't heavily involved, he's full of shtein. 

http://www.utsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20040422-9999-1s22chargers.html

Quote
Last night, Manning informed the Chargers through his agent that he does not want them to select him with the first pick in this weekend's NFL draft.

The disclosure came one day after Manning's father, Archie, flew to San Diego and had dinner with General Manager A.J. Smith and coach Marty Schottenheimer.

Then came the call from agent Tom Condon.

"He told me that Archie wishes that we do not select Eli and that they think he would be a good fit in New York (with the Giants)," said Smith.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 25, 2013, 12:17:38 PM
what jumps out at me about that is the flyers get lindros thru the same channels and hes a jello headed daddys boy mental midget

giants get eli and hes arguably the most clutch qb in league history and has two lombardi's

oh and forsberg

philly sports
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on September 25, 2013, 12:21:10 PM
i think are aguing semantics...archie said that he never influenced or planted a seed in his kids' heads about football.  and i think that is true re: the chargers situation.  but once eli told him what he wanted archie did what he could to help and support his decision.  that's my opinion
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on September 25, 2013, 12:21:37 PM
Says the man who thinks taterskins fans are incredible.

you are a soccer fan from sports/football mecca LA and "root" for the eagles without knowing whose on their team....you should not speak on fanbases


I'm not speaking about fanbases, I'm just speaking about the single, number one, best fan in the history of the universe that happens to know it all and has the sole right to pass judgement on anyone indiscriminately if they don't meet the bar set by this god among men. Few can imitate, none can duplicate. Most people watch the sporting event happening on the field of play, but the most interesting man in the world laces them up, gets out on the field, and watches him, the one and only enigma in the stands.

That's whom I'm talking about, not fanbases. Don't get it twisted. 

IGY, IGY, IGY!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!! :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 28, 2013, 09:12:04 AM
http://www.khou.com/sports/Bankruptcy-petition-filed-on-behalf-of-Comcast-SportsNet-Houston-225601152.html

Comcast is such a farging awful company
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on September 28, 2013, 09:39:32 AM
Comcast's CEO made $30 million last year. Just let that sink in for a second.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 28, 2013, 12:04:15 PM
I'd like to be in the same room as that guy so I can rip him. He wouldn't listen but it would make me feel better.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 28, 2013, 03:07:21 PM
remember when csn houston offered to fly me up to watch the astros opener?

looks like i missed the boat DAMNIT
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on September 30, 2013, 10:37:01 PM
TMac is doing PBP for Lions/Browns with Heath Evans in two weeks when all the FOX teams switch around to accommodate Joe Buck

Also in week 6, CBS is sending Cowher (PIT/NYJ), Esiason (CIN/BUF) and Sharpe (JAX/DEN) out to join their former teams for 3-man booths.  Ratings!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 30, 2013, 10:42:05 PM
that wont increase ratings at all and is not for ratings...it for pub for their brand. theyll get stories and tweets off of it, nothing more nothing less.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 30, 2013, 10:53:10 PM
Heath Evans and TMac? lol....two of the worst ever
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on October 01, 2013, 01:51:01 AM
30 for 30 Tuesday night on ESPN is about Eddie Aikau, famous Hawaiian waterman/big wave rider who disappeared while trying to paddle a surfboard to Maui for help after the research sailing canoe he was on sank during a storm in 1978.  If it's anything like his biography "Eddie Would Go" it should be pretty good.

http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2013/09/the-second-volume-of-espn-films-30-for-30-series-returns-with-hawaiian-the-legend-of-eddie-aikau-to-premiere-october-1-on-espn/ (http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2013/09/the-second-volume-of-espn-films-30-for-30-series-returns-with-hawaiian-the-legend-of-eddie-aikau-to-premiere-october-1-on-espn/)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on October 02, 2013, 10:48:04 PM
Next week's 30 for 30 is about the ABA.   Bout time!  That shoud be good.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 02, 2013, 10:54:48 PM
check out a documentary called longshots much better than the 30 for 30
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on October 03, 2013, 04:00:08 AM
Will do.  Thanks.  I love the ABA.  It was on it's last legs when I was a very young kid.  I was so excited about Dr. J joining the Sixers.  ABA had some great names - Pros, Chaparrals, Colonels, Conquistadors.  Never did figure out the Memphis Tams name.  I just looked it up - The nickname was an acronym for Tennessee - Arkansas - Mississippi.  They were owned by Charles O. Finlay who owned the Oakland A's.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 06, 2013, 09:40:46 PM
Quote
Geoff Mosher ‏@GeoffMosherCSN 1m

Cowboys scribes trying to copy our style ... RT @richiewhitt Skirmish btw media members prematurely shuts down #Cowboys' locker room.

Wonder who it was and what happened
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 10, 2013, 02:50:27 PM
magic out at espn....doris burke joins nba countdown
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 10, 2013, 03:02:49 PM
he was never that good
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 10, 2013, 03:19:13 PM
im not gonna lose any sleep over it but I thought he was good
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 10, 2013, 06:27:12 PM
Didn't him and Simmons hate each other?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 10, 2013, 06:42:29 PM
if they did they played it off wonderfully.....the best thing about that show the last couple years was the chemistry on set
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 10, 2013, 08:49:10 PM
Yeah I just read at thing where it said Simmons basically ran Magic and Wilbon off
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 11, 2013, 02:46:42 AM
simmons denied it and magic is going to be on his podcast next week

its probably somewhere in between. magic saw the simmons was in charge and since hes a control freak he got out before he could get got. but yes simmons did run off wilbon, which isnt such a bad thing since willy buns is just a star farger.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on October 11, 2013, 04:01:25 AM
30 for 30 next Tuesday, No Mas.  Roberto Duran/Sugar Ray Leonard Rivalry.  That's got to be good.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 11, 2013, 12:47:38 PM
30 for 30 next Tuesday, No Mas.  Roberto Duran/Sugar Ray Leonard Rivalry.  That's got to be good.

yeah that one looks awesome

i wonder if roberto still despises sugga
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on October 11, 2013, 01:21:16 PM
Not any mas.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on October 11, 2013, 05:39:20 PM
That's was pretty funny Rome.

I'm proud of you.  :-*
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 15, 2013, 10:08:50 PM
No Más es muy bien.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 22, 2013, 08:42:53 PM
30 for 30 hits another homer

This John Spano Islanders one is fantastic
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 23, 2013, 01:29:23 AM
directed by e from entourage
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 23, 2013, 08:14:22 AM
30 for 30 hits another homer

This John Spano Islanders one is fantastic

what?!?....it was awful

kevin connelly is farging hack and the worst narrator ive ever heard
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on October 23, 2013, 08:55:30 AM
30 for 30 hits another homer

This John Spano Islanders one is fantastic

agreed. good stuff. how long before he gets nailed for fraud again ?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 30, 2013, 09:44:09 AM
dont farg with the mothership.....

Quote
With the advent of Fox Sports 1 and NBCSN and their aspirations to climb the mountain and challenge ESPN, it's easy to forget just how tall that mountain is.  It's not just climbing Mount Everest, it's trying to climb Olympus Mons.  Check that, it's like building your own rocketship, conquering a manned space flight to Mars, and then climbing the largest mountain in the solar system.
 
In other words, challenging ESPN is really $#%ing hard.

 Your latest reminder comes in the ratings data for the 5 PM talk show block where PTI and Around the Horn have been staples for a decade.  According to John Ourand of SBJ, ratings are actually down for those two ESPN flagship shows this year.  PTI has fallen from 1.3 million viewers in the fall of 2010 to 961,000 this fall.  Similarly, ATH has fallen 943,000 to 763,000 viewers.  However, ESPN folks point to the rise in DVR viewership and streaming/mobile viewership that they believe more than makes up the deficit.
 
In comparison, Crowd Goes Wild on FS1 is averaging 64,000 viewers.
 
Pro Football Talk on NBCSN is averaging 47,000 viewers.
 
That means PTI has 15 times the viewership of FS1 at the moment and 20 times the viewership of NBCSN at the same timeslot.  That's not just a healthy lead for ESPN.  That's like Usain Bolt running a match race against Ted Washington and Keith Traylor.  Fox Sports 1 talked a big game when they launched and they would have to double their audience four times over to reach PTI audience levels at 5:30 PM ET. 
 
What's more, FS1 and NBCSN are even registering viewership levels behind the routinely panned Intentional Talk on MLB Network at 72,000 viewers.  These two networks have found the quest for viewers much mroe difficult than imagined.  Perhaps viewers will gradually come as their live sports portfolios continue to improve.  Nevertheless, this is just one fact that points to this truth - it's going to take a generation or more for either network to even begin to reach ESPN's stratosphere of viewership levels.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on October 30, 2013, 06:46:43 PM
There's a show called Intentional Talk? That's farging horrible.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on October 30, 2013, 06:59:08 PM
There's a show called Intentional Talk? That's farging horrible.

(http://j.static-locatetv.com/images/content/4/781108_intentional_talk.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 02, 2013, 11:20:40 AM
erin andrews is ridiculous on the fox pregame show today...she has close to a labia cut skirt on

shes the worst pregame show host ive ever seen tho
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on November 02, 2013, 11:29:49 AM
When you're that hot you could speak in morse code and it wouldn't  matter.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 02, 2013, 11:42:52 AM
it also allows here to be a total bitch I guess.....for a know nothing shes such a funhole on the show
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 02, 2013, 02:53:25 PM
saw a little bit of doug on the espn nba show

hes unreal on tv. as good at charles is at being charles doug is good at being a straight up analyst
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on November 04, 2013, 11:54:36 AM
ha

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1399088_502197469878625_2082707609_o.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 04, 2013, 11:56:59 AM
Tucked in sleeveless Classic
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on November 04, 2013, 01:04:09 PM
That's great
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on November 04, 2013, 02:15:19 PM
haaaaaaa
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on November 07, 2013, 11:00:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/nn4X0K6.png)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on November 07, 2013, 11:49:17 AM
ha
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 07, 2013, 07:14:07 PM
http://www.talkers.com/?page_id=24658&preview=true

supposedly the top-100 sports talk hosts/duos in the country

lololol at #9

whoaaa I knew I recognized #54

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Norris

I had no idea he was police commish and had his own sports show
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 07, 2013, 09:24:11 PM
like the bunk told him, the bigger the lie, the more they believe
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 08, 2013, 12:07:30 AM
http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/november/round-3-mike-francesa-on-keith-olbermann-when-we-went-head-to-head-it-was-ugly.html

this is awesome

part 1 and 2 are at the bottom
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 13, 2013, 12:13:15 PM
todd christenson croaked
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on November 13, 2013, 01:34:25 PM
Best 30 for 30 ever (http://deadspin.com/this-fake-30-for-30-about-space-jam-is-actually-kind-of-1463735175?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on November 13, 2013, 01:34:47 PM
http://www.talkers.com/?page_id=24658&preview=true

supposedly the top-100 sports talk hosts/duos in the country

lololol at #9

whoaaa I knew I recognized #54

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Norris

I had no idea he was police commish and had his own sports show

finebaum literally runs the entire southeast.  i find it hard to believe he's in the 40s.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 18, 2013, 06:25:05 PM
http://mobile.philly.com/blogs/?wss=/philly/blogs/entertainment/celebrities_gossip/&id=232414361

NBC 10 sports is no more
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 18, 2013, 08:00:46 PM
john clark is just...like...i dont know...the worst
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on November 19, 2013, 08:14:49 AM
that sucks, i don't want to see clark on CSN at all
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 19, 2013, 08:52:04 AM
John Clark loves Bon Jovi
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 19, 2013, 09:59:14 AM
John Clark loves Bon Jovi Bruce Springsteen
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on November 19, 2013, 10:02:37 AM
John Clark loves Bon Jovi Bruce Springsteen
Damn you...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on November 19, 2013, 01:32:36 PM
Striving for mediocrity!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on November 21, 2013, 10:37:21 AM
Dierdorf is retiring (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000285370/article/dan-dierdorf-to-retire-from-broadcasting-after-2013-season)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on November 26, 2013, 05:37:59 PM
So ESPN is doing the Fan Hall of Fame (again?? this was around before, right?)...my uncle is one of 10 finalists this year
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 03, 2013, 11:20:39 PM
Tonight's A Football Life about the Dallas OL was pretty good

Next week is "Houston '93" and looks really good
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 04, 2013, 12:05:14 AM
NOMAR is going to SportsNet LA to be a Dodgers color commentator and pre/postgame guy, and the station is trying to hire Hershiser to be the PBP guy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 04, 2013, 03:03:25 AM
they are setting up for life after vin, which makes me so sad
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 04, 2013, 01:04:16 PM
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2013/12/04/you-wont-believe-which-crack-smoking-canadian-mayor-is-getting-a-d-c-radio-gig/
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on December 04, 2013, 03:01:53 PM
Haven't listened to the junkies in years but they always do this with some kind of politician...was usually the MD governor, Ehrlich and O'Malley both did it for years. I'm going to listen tomorrow though because I love this guy.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 04, 2013, 03:25:08 PM
I can't stand the sports junkies, but the name alone means Mayor Ford should be in the HOF
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on December 04, 2013, 03:49:09 PM
they are setting up for life after vin, which makes me so sad

I try not to think about it. It feels like a dying parent who has a limited time left on this planet. Every word is precious.

*Other than the Rick Monday/Charlie Steiner broadcast (sans Jaime Jarrin in Spanish)...all other commentators/analysts/radio personalities suck major ass for the Dodgers.

Lyons can go the way of Paul Walker.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on December 04, 2013, 05:25:50 PM
Lyons is such a colossal douche.  Dodgers have had some great broadcasters.  Vin(God), Don Drysdale, Jerry Doggett, Monday, Ross Porter.  Rick Monday was terrific as was Drysdale.  As a kid growing up here, all we had was Dodgers baseball on the radio.  It was like Christmas every time the bums played LA and listening to Scully call the game.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on December 05, 2013, 01:53:52 AM
Tonight's A Football Life about the Dallas OL was pretty good

Next week is "Houston '93" and looks really good

Yes it was a good show last night.  That was one hell of an O line.  Forgot what a beast Tuinei was.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on December 05, 2013, 07:49:55 PM
so it took me a while to even figure out how to listen to the radio without going out and sitting in my car, then i realized internet.

i just put a $5 parlay on all of rob ford's picks from the junkies this morning, if i win, i get over $15K.

figure the dude is due for some good luck.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 05, 2013, 07:51:10 PM
Who were his picks? I wanna tail this
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on December 05, 2013, 08:01:43 PM
WAS
IND
SF
PHI
TEN
CHI
HOU
MIN
CLE
NYJ
CAR
MIA
BUF
AZ
NYG
GB

I'm using Bovada and 4 of them were off right now for some reason, so basically it's a 12 game parlay. These were all including the spread.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 05, 2013, 08:03:24 PM
Haha...I'm on 5Dimes...following this bad boy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on December 05, 2013, 08:10:53 PM
was actually a pretty good interview...started out light, talking about football. they dropped one serious question on him and he gave a quick answer and said he'd hang up if they weren't talking football. then they were like give me your top 3 picks this weekend, but he insisted he wanted to do all of them. dude is a football fanatic. i'd probably vote for him actually.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 05, 2013, 08:14:16 PM
When I see him I see Chris Farley. If he was alive and SNL was still worth a shtein him playing Ford would be an all timer.

Every time I see pics of him he's wearing those NFL team logo ties.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 05, 2013, 08:27:55 PM
hes maybe the most awesome human person ever and its not even a debate
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on December 05, 2013, 11:41:36 PM
rob ford parlay is already over.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 06, 2013, 10:02:59 PM
cant remember the last time sports center wasnt on one of the family of networks.....but its not right now
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on December 07, 2013, 11:52:36 PM
this guy gets it

(http://i.imgur.com/8n1xrFE.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on December 07, 2013, 11:53:54 PM
and another

(http://tosh.comedycentral.com/blog/files/2011/11/espn-penis-sign.jpg)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 09, 2013, 07:01:53 PM
http://mobile.philly.com/blogs/?wss=/philly/blogs/entertainment/celebrities_gossip/&id=235144451

Macnow in a contract dispute with WIP and left his show early today
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 10, 2013, 09:57:02 AM
sounds like it wasn't a walk off in protest but it was agreed upon by both the station and macnow and that he didn't do it at 5 because he didn't want the segue into the Howie show to be weird.

rumors are they want to replace him with Ellis and have him do stuff like Howard which is pre/post game and fill ins

im fine with that as I don't usually like him, i think he feeds into the "typical" fan mentality too much "MUST HATE DALLAS"  "BIG BACK"  kind of shtein.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 10, 2013, 10:08:58 AM
you need a macnow to a cuz or ellis because he exhibits humility.....i like cuz and hes a great knowledgable sports fan but hes stubborn as all hell and worst of all will never admit hes wrong

ellis isnt as in your face as cuz but hes in that nerd type of sports fan who knows a lot and should be paired with someone who is different from himself....cuz ellis types need to be paired with the macnows fredericks martaranos of the world

cuz/ike, ellis/barkann would be better pairings

i also liked macnow cause he know a little about a lot....whether it was movies or history or politics he brought something to the table other than who the phillies best left handed hitting prospect is
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 10, 2013, 10:19:57 AM
Cuz is awful Ha-Ha..Ha Haaaa.  ha Haaa. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on December 10, 2013, 10:30:05 AM
That whole station is awful.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 10, 2013, 10:51:58 AM
It really is.  On the flip side Mikey Miss had a good show, but he's gone the Eskin route for the past year.  All in all, Philly Sports Radio is in a bad spot. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 10, 2013, 10:56:52 AM
its the same as it ever was, you're just older and more wise to the bullshtein. 

mikey miss was great when he started but sucks now.  wip afternoon show is the only one i really listen to anymore because i like gargano, but i can see why people don't.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on December 10, 2013, 11:03:02 AM
I don't mind Mikey Miss. I don't really know what he's doing any different these days that he didn't do before. He's always been an overconfident prick as far as I can remember.

The Marks/Brace show is pretty decent.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 10, 2013, 01:59:00 PM
cuz is a phony

first off i am calling him cuz which is the problem. hes a fat italian guy from south jersey but he tries to act like he grew up in the mob in south philly.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on December 10, 2013, 03:05:38 PM
It's probably because I've been out of the area too long, but I have no idea who "Cuz" is.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 10, 2013, 03:16:43 PM
"Yo Ant - its Jim from South Philly"

"Jimmmmaaayyyy - whats up brutha?"

"I'm taking my sons down to their first game"

"Awwwwww Jimmy awwww that's great cuz. That's beyoootiful"
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 10, 2013, 03:19:14 PM
"Yo Ant - its Jim from South Philly"

"Jimmmmaaayyyy - whats up brutha?"

"I'm taking my sons down to their first game"

"Awwwwww Jimmy awwww that's great cuz. That's beyoootiful"


lol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on December 10, 2013, 04:41:57 PM
I like missanelli the best still.  Arrogant prick, sure, but he's entertaining to listen to and hasn't gotten to eskin territory for me.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on December 10, 2013, 04:50:01 PM
Yeah he's an arrogant prick, but he also has fun with it and can laugh at himself.

Also admits when he's wrong once in a while.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 10, 2013, 05:08:36 PM
I get my fill of arrogant douchebaggery right here.  No need for WIP.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 10, 2013, 05:59:22 PM
I haven't listened to Mike Miss but from following him on twitter it seems as if he hates Foles

BTW - the NFL Net special tonight is the Houston '93 one...looks awesome.

Havas can work one out to Buddy lighting Gilbride up
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on December 10, 2013, 06:15:39 PM
I haven't listened to Mike Miss but from following him on twitter it seems as if he hates Foles

BTW - the NFL Net special tonight is the Houston '93 one...looks awesome.

Havas can work one out to Buddy lighting Gilbride up

Early on he just felt the christening of him as a franchise guy was silly. Lately he's been saying at this point he has more than earned his chance to prove it, I think.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on December 10, 2013, 06:17:50 PM
he's said foles is the guy if they win the division but would have to be re-evaluated if they didn't.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 10, 2013, 06:49:47 PM
i cant take people seriously who know way less about sports than me and missinelli knows about as much as a llama

that's why i like gargano so much....he knows a lot about pretty much every sport....and hes the only guy in philly who knows anything about college sports....ellis is very knowledgable as well....i have no idea how he has never had his own show

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 10, 2013, 06:56:24 PM
The Hentz & Havas Show on 94WIP! Let's pitch it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 10, 2013, 07:02:31 PM
IN
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 10, 2013, 07:18:21 PM
2 hrs of bedwetter assault/defense? 

OUT!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 10, 2013, 08:18:08 PM
But it'll be fun.

Which Philadelphia athletes would you cast in The Wire? We're taking your calls now.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 10, 2013, 08:20:50 PM
Please kill yourselves.

Love, Rome.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 10, 2013, 08:22:25 PM
2 hrs of bedwetter assault/defense? 

Which Philadelphia athletes would you cast in The Wire? We're taking your calls now.

bedwetter = william gant
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 10, 2013, 08:28:41 PM
You're invited to come visit the studio, Rome! We need an angry drunk fella!

Goddamnit now I'm trying to cast the wire with Philly guys in my head.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 10, 2013, 08:33:36 PM
rome is way to old for our demographic
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 10, 2013, 08:46:17 PM
lil guy can be our producer...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on December 10, 2013, 10:00:28 PM
The Houston Oilers Football Life was pretty good. The Buddy/Gilbride feud was something else.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 10, 2013, 10:49:48 PM
Yeah it was really good.

I'd forgotten all about the Jeff Alm incident.

I loved watching the Oilers run and shoot offense
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 11, 2013, 12:33:21 AM
lil guy can be our producer...

It's like you want it to fail before it even gets started. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 11, 2013, 01:50:10 AM
my high school football podcasts were monster hits so im clearly on air in this make believe
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 11, 2013, 06:56:33 AM
as long as you dont write for the show
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 11, 2013, 07:26:23 AM
rome is way to old for our demographic

Plus he knows the difference between to and too, so the triple digit IQ audience is out.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 11, 2013, 07:32:34 AM
rome is way to old for our demographic

Plus he cares about the difference between to and too on a message board.

old curmudgeon...you need too find a slot on pbs radio
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 11, 2013, 07:42:27 AM
Al Jazeera?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on December 11, 2013, 08:13:25 AM
The Hentz & Havas Show on 94WIP! Let's pitch it.

in for 3rd mic
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 11, 2013, 08:27:27 AM
Sunny aka Norton. 

Honestly, I'd listen to Havas & Hentz over the current selections on WIP.   
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 11, 2013, 09:10:59 AM
Now we're cookin' with grease. Building a demand.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 11, 2013, 12:29:50 PM
Maybe the show could be broadcast from Munson's rape basement.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 11, 2013, 01:13:21 PM
we need to color it up a little bit

too many white people
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 11, 2013, 01:15:04 PM
Phreak is an honorary Peruvian
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 11, 2013, 01:16:42 PM
i guess havas could lay down some beats, maybe thatll count

or wire talk?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 11, 2013, 01:46:40 PM
Obviously Feva should be the show's producer and could get like 5-10 min of air time during each broadcast.....assuming he gets to a point where he unconditionally hates his life and wants to torpedo his career. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on December 11, 2013, 05:08:03 PM
Gargano = nails down a chalkboard. Hes farging horrible. Mikey miss unfortunately has become a contrarian whohas become too full of himself .

I need to get satellite radio again.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 13, 2013, 11:52:22 PM
The fate of the massively popular NFL Sunday Ticket package has been the topic of much speculation. Would the NFL stay with DirecTV and keep the status quo? Would a new satellite or cable provider try to step in and acquire the bounty of NFL games and the Red Zone Channel. Could Apple, Google, or Netflix step in and change the sports rights game completely?

Right now as it stands it appears that the NFL and Sunday Ticket will stay with the nation's top satellite provider and remain on DirecTV. Variety reports that the two sides are close to renewing the contract that expires after the 2014 season.

The National Football League and DirecTV are in advanced discussions to renew the satellite TV provider’s exclusive Sunday ticket package in a multi-year agreement, sources confirm to Variety.

Estimated to be worth $1 billion annually, DirecTV’s exclusive NFL package has allowed subscribers to watch football games outside of their local markets on Sundays for the past 20 years.

The package currently costs $300 per season.

Sources close to the deal stress that while a deal is likely, negotiations between the NFL and DirecTV are still ongoing. 

It's estimated that 10% of DirecTV's 20 million subscribers have the Sunday Ticket package.  To be quite honest, that's a lot lower than I expected.  When I think of DirecTV, Sunday Ticket is the first thing that I think of with the provider.  Almost everyone I know who's got DirecTV in the past few years has done so with the explicit purpose of getting Sunday Ticket.

The service has been a God-send for NFL fans of out of market teams like myself and it's growing even more popular with the advent of the Red Zone Channel.  The NFL and DirecTV have certainly enjoyed a successful relationship with one another and as long as the league receives market value from their current partner (after all, money is the most important thing to the NFL) then it makes sense for this deal to happen.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 14, 2013, 12:23:01 AM
Sunday Ticket is the only reason I've had DirecTV since 2000.  And while I really don't have any major complaints with DTV, if the Ticket is ever made available to cable companies, I'll jump ship in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 14, 2013, 12:31:34 AM
im guessing where you rest now is steeler country tv wise....thats why you still need the dish?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on December 14, 2013, 12:46:25 AM
No, I get all the Eagles games on local channels, but I live in the sticks and can't get cable. It's either the dish or rabbit ears.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 14, 2013, 12:50:48 AM
oh wow....maybe rabbit ears on top of the dish would get you some extra channels
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on December 14, 2013, 10:53:26 AM
Could Apple, Google, or Netflix step in and change the sports rights game completely?

Everyone in the world wants this to happen except for DirecTV, which would be dead without the ticket. I'd be willing to pay at least twice what I shell out for MLB.tv for this. But DTV is so desperate they toss billions of dollars at the NFL, and the NFL is way too conservative to pass up that level of money for the risks of a direct subscription model. [They'd probably need to renegotiate with the networks to make that happen, also.] My opinion of Goodell would reverse quite a bit if he found a way to make this shtein work. Not holding my breath.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on December 14, 2013, 11:09:50 AM
I loved the Sunday ticket when I had it and would happily pay $300 if Comcast made it available...but the redzone channel is a an awesome and cheaper alternative.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on December 14, 2013, 01:12:08 PM
Had Sunday Ticket from 1998 through 2011.  Got rid of DirecTV last year (cost and unreliability when the near-daily Florida thunderstorms hit from May through October) and did the Sunday Ticket through PS3.  Even if the Ticket was available through the PS3 this year I wasn't doing it, because our connection absolutely sucked.  It just wasn't worth $300 - honestly, the "European" feeds I have been using on and off have been better than what I could get through the PS3 last year.

Still do MLB and NHL through the computer and the PS3.  Feed is a bit choppy on the PS3 from time to time, but livable.
 
Did buy the RedZone through CenturyLink this year.  It's ok.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 14, 2013, 02:52:35 PM
so what do you do geo....go to a bar when the eagles arent on down there
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 14, 2013, 05:45:06 PM
unless you live in a market that consistently gets screwed (like bay area, nyc) sunday ticket isnt worth it for the eagles

about half the games, if not more, are going to be available on national tv. youll get a few others based on dumb luck. you basically need it for 4-5 games a year. and for that you go to a bar, or if youre cheap and shtein, simply get a stream.

this is a jew talking dont question me on cost efficiency. i ran the math. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Geowhizzer on December 14, 2013, 09:19:57 PM
so what do you do geo....go to a bar when the eagles arent on down there

Usually just find a stream.  I'm usually catching up on lesson planning on Sunday afternoon anyway, so I use the other screen on my computer for the Eagles and have the RedZone on my television.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 14, 2013, 10:01:01 PM
The Clarett 30-For-30 is pretty good so far
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on December 16, 2013, 04:22:38 PM
I'm listening to WIP for the first time in my life...never thought of doing it before. It's literally like they're reading the posts off of here. My head is going to blow up. Anyway, it will be nice to listen to the actual players.

Next up for me, I heard you can buy things online direct from retailers. I don't believe it, but I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on December 16, 2013, 04:32:37 PM
Update: I want to shoot myself just as badly as listening to the callers as I do with the callers over here. Is there a program where there are no callers? Callers are idiots.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 16, 2013, 06:12:05 PM
callers are awesome entertainment.....but wip is definitely not a place you wanna go if you are a homer...especially the day after a hideous loss
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 16, 2013, 06:49:39 PM
It's not a place you want to go unless you're a glutton for punishment or you're a miserable farg who gets off listening to mouth-breathing jackasses with double digit IQ's bitch about the same things over and over.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 16, 2013, 06:52:29 PM
"Next up is Tony from Fishtown"

"Yeah when the hell are we gonna get a big back? Shady isn't that guy and we haven't had a bruiser since Heath Sherman. I mean the guy couldn't even get a half a frickin yard yesterday! Maybe Chip should take that Texas job!"
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on December 17, 2013, 08:45:06 AM
"Next up is Tony from Fishtown"

"Yeah when the hell are we gonna get a big back? Shady isn't that guy and we haven't had a bruiser since Heath Sherman. I mean the guy couldn't even get a half a frickin yard yesterday! Maybe Chip should take that Texas job!"
  This is why @FakeWIPCaller is great on twitter
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on December 17, 2013, 10:50:31 AM
It's not a place you want to go unless you're a glutton for punishment or you're a miserable farg who gets off listening to mouth-breathing jackasses with double digit IQ's bitch about the same things over and over.

so it is just like CF
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 19, 2013, 01:59:28 PM
official.....

Quote
Veteran radio voice Glen Macnow, who left his afternoon gig alongside Anthony Gargano earlier this month in a contract dispute, reached an agreement that will keep him at WIP, station-owner CBS Radio announced today.
 
According to a WIP release, Macnow will continue to host his long-running Saturday midday show with Ray Didinger, and will appear on other CBS-owned area stations.
 
The release did not mention a return to his weekday afternoon spot with Gargano and industry sources told philly.com that Gargano will instead partner with Rob Eillis, with that announcement expected soon.
 
“I’m pleased we have reached an agreement with Glen that supports his relationship with WIP, and also allows us to increase his presence within the CBS RADIO Philly family of stations,” said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS RADIO Philadelphia. “Being able to use his expertise across more of our platforms is a real win for our stations, the listeners and Philadelphia’s passionate sports fan base.”

Beginning in January 2014, Macnow will be heard on KYW Newsradio 1060’s afternoon broadcast of the “Reporter’s Roundup,” and, during football season, with Harry Donahue on the station’s morning show.
 
He’ll also be featured during the pre- and post-game Phillies shows on WPHT and will contribute to CBSPhilly.com.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 19, 2013, 02:23:28 PM
Josh Innes is getting hired on too...he's on Houston radio now.

He sucks.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 22, 2013, 03:41:15 AM
So I am fully expecting Innes to last less than six months at WIP. I don't think this clown is cut out for a hardcore sports city like Philadelphia. The natives down here are elated that he's leaving.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 22, 2013, 08:48:04 AM
isnt he going to be on nights?

a monkey could last a couple years in that time slot since like 5 people listen
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 22, 2013, 11:11:19 AM
I thought he's getting 6-10 shift...but either way he's awful. I'd rather listen to Rhea and Angelo farg than this dude try to talk sports.

STL Cards fan from Louisiana

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 23, 2013, 01:09:49 PM
STL Cards fan from Louisiana

yeah this is awful and why he wont last......cbs needs to recognize their markets
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 23, 2013, 01:30:28 PM
Not to mention he talks about many things other than sports....think a younger more vulgar big daddy graham
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 26, 2013, 11:40:01 AM
http://the700level.com/football-eagles/fakewipcallers-ten-best-and-ten-worst-philadelphia-sports-moments-of-2013/
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on December 26, 2013, 12:40:06 PM
Meh. I did like this though:

Quote
5. No longer in Philadelphia: Andy Reid, Andrew Bynum, Nnamdi Asomugha,  Ilya Bryzgalov, Jason Babin, Juan Castillo, Jim Washburn, Delmon Young, Kwame Brown.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 26, 2013, 05:48:08 PM
Quote
The worst:

1. The Eagles retiring Donovan McNabb’s number

clear number one
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on December 26, 2013, 06:34:22 PM
Quote
1. That Flyers line brawl, in which Ray Emery skated the length of the ice in order to deck the Capitals’ goalie, hereby kicking off one of the best weeks in Philadelphia sports history. Emery should never have to buy a drink in this town again.

This was a complete embarrassment to the franchise and the fan base. It was awkward as hell considering the other goalie had no interest in fighting Emery. Only an idiot would think that was a good moment.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on December 26, 2013, 06:51:17 PM
You guys realize that's 100% sarcasm, right?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 26, 2013, 06:53:32 PM
Yeah it's a parody account bro
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on December 26, 2013, 06:58:57 PM
Didn't make it past the first one but I could see some douchebag flyers fan thinking that was an incredible moment.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 26, 2013, 07:15:36 PM
He may be the best follow on twitter for philly stuff because he's usually dead on with his shots at WIP callers
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on December 27, 2013, 01:05:32 AM
i thought wip was the pulse of the city
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on December 27, 2013, 09:02:48 AM
he's usually dead on with his shots at WIP callers

i thought wip was the pulse of the city

come at the king you best not miss
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 29, 2013, 06:00:29 PM
http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2013/12/mike-ditka-falls-asleep-during-espn-nfl-sunday-countdown-video/

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 29, 2013, 06:21:19 PM
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/entertainment&id=9375407

Robin Roberts comes out
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on December 29, 2013, 06:27:10 PM
This is news?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on December 29, 2013, 06:28:04 PM
Not you phreak, just in general. But then I forgot people cared who/what other people farg.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 29, 2013, 06:29:39 PM
Yeah any time a star comes out its news...and that lady there is one of the strongest people imaginable. She's fought her ass off with those illnesses and I commend her for this.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on December 29, 2013, 06:36:54 PM
I agree, she can definitely inspire many, many people. Just wish more people didn't give a farg where this didn't have to be news.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on December 29, 2013, 06:43:21 PM
Agreed. Unfortunately the way the country is - I think this helps people who may be worried or scared about coming out. They see a star come out and be strong and unflinching in who they are perhaps that will empower someone who feels unsure to let everyone know.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on December 30, 2013, 11:58:21 PM
ESPN hired Tebow to be an SEC Network analyst (http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/10216946/tim-tebow-joins-espn-analyst-sec-network)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 01, 2014, 07:41:21 PM
peter king named national sportswriter of the year for the third time
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on January 01, 2014, 09:48:29 PM
another bad year for sportswriting
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 02, 2014, 11:38:12 AM
Where did Todd finish in the voting?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on January 02, 2014, 12:24:56 PM
He finished in a tie for last with Roob.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 03, 2014, 09:31:55 AM
http://articles.philly.com/2013-10-19/news/43180979_1_sports-content-regional-sports-networks-sports-market

Just saw this on CB, but its a great lawsuit from a consumer perspective.  Basically calling a spade a spade with CSN and Philly teams. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on January 03, 2014, 10:22:26 AM
Nuisance suit.    Nice idea, though.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on January 21, 2014, 01:05:47 PM
Bitch move by WIP
http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20140121_Radio_wars__WIP_not_happy_about_97_5_The_Fanatic_on_its_turf.html
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 21, 2014, 01:58:12 PM
Yep, that's a bitch move.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 21, 2014, 03:10:02 PM
the pulse of the city, indeed
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 21, 2014, 03:29:57 PM
the pulse of the city, indeed

no way dood mike and mike are the pulse of the city...espn foeva!!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 21, 2014, 04:00:04 PM
My local sports radio station is pretty horrible. Probably 90% of the day is the ESPN national guys...Mike&Mike, Cowherd, SVP, Lebatard during the day. On Monday they cut Lebatard short and some local schmuck has a 1 hr show. They do the same thing on Thur, but with a different local schmuck. All either of these guys talk about is Penn St, Bucknell, Bloomsburg and a few dozen local HS.  They also talk racing and sprinkle in a little NFL/MLB talk. No NBA at all. 

Friday nights they broadcast a HS sporting event...football, baseball, soccer, basketball, whatever. You haven't lived until you've heard girls hoops on the radio.

After like 9 or 10 pm they just broadcast E60 reports....except they only do the same 2 reports every night for a week.

I really need to update my car stereo and get a Bluetooth unit so I can sync my phone and listen to the Fanatic app, or dare I say, even WIP.  Anything would be better than what I've got right now.

And yeah...WIP acted like some hoyda by packing up shop.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on January 21, 2014, 04:38:25 PM
Fanatic is way better. I'll listen to Mike&Mike over that tool Angelo any day. And all the afternoon guys are decent.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 21, 2014, 05:38:36 PM
My local sports radio station is pretty horrible. Probably 90% of the day is the ESPN national guys...Mike&Mike, Cowherd, SVP, Lebatard during the day. On Monday they cut Lebatard short and some local schmuck has a 1 hr show. They do the same thing on Thur, but with a different local schmuck. All either of these guys talk about is Penn St, Bucknell, Bloomsburg and a few dozen local HS.  They also talk racing and sprinkle in a little NFL/MLB talk. No NBA at all. 

Friday nights they broadcast a HS sporting event...football, baseball, soccer, basketball, whatever. You haven't lived until you've heard girls hoops on the radio.

After like 9 or 10 pm they just broadcast E60 reports....except they only do the same 2 reports every night for a week.

I really need to update my car stereo and get a Bluetooth unit so I can sync my phone and listen to the Fanatic app, or dare I say, even WIP.  Anything would be better than what I've got right now.

espn serves its purpose in MA and i understand it there....but it has no business being in the best sports city in the world....wip IS part of the fabric of the city....some fly by night espn affiliate is not
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 22, 2014, 10:02:39 AM
YES

Quote
Michelle Beadle is heading back to ESPN.

SI.com has learned the NBC Sports host and Access Hollywood correspondent will return to the network where she enjoyed success as the co-host of SportsNation. Beadle left ESPN for NBC in May 2012 and did so on exceptionally good terms, a clear prelude to her returning now. ESPN president John Skipper is a huge fan of her work, and she's championed both in-house and externally by Jamie Horowitz (who co-created SportsNation and helms Keith Olbermann's ESPN2 show) and Kevin Wildes (the co-creator of SportsNation). Look for Beadle to ultimately host or co-host a New York-based show with another ESPN talent at some point. There is a chance she could appear on SportsNation initially as well, though no ESPN start date is set yet. Beadle can officially leave NBC Sports in early March, according to a source.

Reached on Tuesday afternoon by SI.com, an NBC Sports spokesperson declined comment. An ESPN spokesperson also declined comment.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 22, 2014, 10:09:31 AM
http://pagesix.com/2014/01/22/curvy-instagram-star-selter-gets-big-sports-deal/?_ga=1.252087946.2062369603.1384542532
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on January 22, 2014, 10:14:30 AM
espn serves its purpose in MA and i understand it there....but it has no business being in the best sports city in the world....wip IS part of the fabric of the city....some fly by night espn affiliate is not

the ratings prove as much
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 22, 2014, 10:22:00 AM
im suprised wip gets better ratings....there are so many sheep that will simply follow espn because of the brand that i assumed it would have taken over wip by now...stand strong 215
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on January 22, 2014, 10:27:48 AM
missanelli is the only show on 97.5 that i used to listen to but more because i couldn't stand Howard.  now that gargano is in that slot i only listen to wip.  the talent on 97.5 is putrid.  they are trying to do this whole young thing where the guys try to be hip and whatever and it's awful. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 22, 2014, 10:34:54 AM
yeah their talent must just be atrocious....i dont know how much its changed since its inception but i tried it a few times back then and it was laughably unlistenable....and i used to love missanelli back in the day but he was such a clown on that station when id tune in...

i also dont need to hear espn related shtein on local radio....whether its an actual show a commercial pimping them or one of their 20/20 sportcenters....i dont even hate espn like a lot of people do but when i wanna watch them i have more than enough tv time to do so...i dont want them backing my local sports station
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 22, 2014, 10:38:26 AM
they are trying to do this whole young thing where the guys try to be hip and whatever and it's awful.

also this im sure is a byproduct of the espn machine...its exactly how they try and mike their national guys...greenberg is an obvious example but a ton of them are like that...espn in ny is also like this whereas the fan is like wip
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on January 22, 2014, 11:00:08 AM
ESPN has zero to do with the hosts at 97.5. Aside from their morning show there's zero influence on how the stations run. ESPN affiliation is basically an after thought and the station has looked into scrapping them altogether and going with a local morning show.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on January 22, 2014, 12:31:10 PM
Yeah I don't see ESPN hiring guys like Marks and Brace :-D
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 22, 2014, 02:45:19 PM
listen to music you neanderthals
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 23, 2014, 12:58:42 PM
sherm merking skip bayless

https://www.youtube.com/v/j6x-O3kb1sI
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 23, 2014, 01:26:47 PM
He seemed really nervous, or he needs to slam some gatorade before going on tv.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 23, 2014, 01:55:42 PM
I think I was one of the 4 people who saw that live and I thought Sherm looked pretty foolish. He might be a smart dude, but he wasn't ready for that. Probably should have done more film study on Skip before stepping in front of the camera.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 23, 2014, 02:02:40 PM
he absolutely destroyed skip.....basically called him out for exactly what he is and didnt do it with any humor or bombast whatsoever which is exactly what skip and espn want on that show....the look on stephen a's face is priceless....hes like uh oh this isnt going how we wanted

other players have gone at skip but not with the pure hate sherm did...its always someone like terrell suggs ripping skip in a playful manner and then skip callling him t sizzle ect

sherm basically spoke perfectly on point and did it in a way every skip bayless hater in the world wish they could
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 23, 2014, 02:04:40 PM
He tripped over his tongue too much and had a hard time getting his thoughts out there. Good intention, terrible execution.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on January 23, 2014, 02:05:16 PM
Nuke all of them.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 23, 2014, 02:18:32 PM
Nuke all of them.
THIS
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 23, 2014, 03:19:56 PM
The biggest thing to take away from this is Sarge watches First Take and Skip Bayless
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 23, 2014, 03:21:30 PM
i wont go out of my way to watch it but if im home and chillin on the couch im always turning it on
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 23, 2014, 03:24:18 PM
Lol. Very rarely. I will so though, the new chick hosting the show is nice to look at. Not sure exactly when she started, but she's way better than that ogre Dana Jacobson.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on January 24, 2014, 01:40:13 AM
the people who watch FT are black and unemployed so they put some eye candy on there for them

rob parker wanted to bring a barber shop show to espn and it was gonna happen before he called rg3 cornball brother. skip is the perfect foil for uneducated minorities to catch feelings about...loud, obnoxious, self righteous white man. hes the perfectly cast "dude who says stupid shtein on tv" they can yell at.

of course to counter you have stupid white people who love him. basically, your IQ must be low to enjoy first take. and by golly, america's got a lot of them folks.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on January 24, 2014, 07:16:26 AM
Lol. Very rarely. I will so though, the new chick hosting the show is nice to look at. Not sure exactly when she started, but she's way better than that ogre Dana Jacobson.

shes been the host for a while now....id say a couple of years
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 24, 2014, 12:09:58 PM
I googled the show to find out.  She took over from Jay Crawford in Oct 2012, so she's been there like 15 months.  I also didn't realize that Dana Jacobson left the show in 2011. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 24, 2014, 12:18:00 PM
Oh....during my rant about how terrible my local sports talk radio station is, I somehow managed to forget to mention an absolutely awful weekly show with former MLB pitcher and local hero, Steve Klein.  I'm pretty sure he's sauced when he gets on the air because he mumbles and slurs a lot and is hard to understand.   He also spends a good portion of his show making not so thinly veiled racist/racial comments.  He absolutely hates Mike Tomlin and wants the Steelers to fire him in the worst possible way.  It's awkwardly funny.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: SunMo on January 28, 2014, 10:07:24 AM
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/01/28/spike-eskin-saved-angelo-cataldis-life-yesterday/

Lol Spike Eskin saved Angelo from choking yesterday
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on January 28, 2014, 10:29:18 AM
How disappointing
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on January 28, 2014, 10:48:28 AM
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/01/28/spike-eskin-saved-angelo-cataldis-life-yesterday/

Lol Spike Eskin saved Angelo from choking yesterday

Damn.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on January 31, 2014, 03:26:15 PM
http://deadspin.com/watch-joe-buck-get-terrorized-by-hateful-new-yorkers-1512749591?

I laughed a little. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 04, 2014, 04:28:52 PM
Mikey Miss...Suspended.  keyword "Latent Homosexual"
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on February 04, 2014, 06:11:27 PM
The whole thing is on crossingbroad. What a fag.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 04, 2014, 08:43:59 PM
the dude was harassing mikey and making threats...apparently deadspin just took his emails ver batim and didnt even bother to get the other side

not that i like mikey or think sports talk radio should exist but theres more to it than him just being a fag hater
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 05, 2014, 06:53:17 AM
this is more embarrassing for missanelli than calling the guy a latent homosexual 78 times....

Yeah, Sure. You're whole life is a lie. Insecure people are usually like that. You are a 24 karat loser. And totally in denial because to take inventory of that would hurt you too much. You're an obsessive weird-o and probably a closet homosexual.

also the one thousand HAHAHAHA's he puts in his emails are pretty sad too....missanelli is a pos
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on February 05, 2014, 10:10:55 AM
I wonder if he will advocate his own firing?

I mean he railed all season long about KKKooper getting cut....so he should too, right?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 05, 2014, 10:18:37 AM
Just moronic for Mikey Miss, but par for the course when you follow his career.  He cant help himself. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 05, 2014, 10:24:23 AM
i thought he was good early in his career....wasnt really that different than he is now....just a lot more toned down....seems like once he got his own drive time show on espn it went to his head and he turned into a flaming idiot
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on February 05, 2014, 10:27:12 AM
lol I don't get this "he's changed" stuff....I remember being subjected to WIP in my old mans car growing up and hearing Miss on there on constantly...he's exactly the same now as he was then.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 05, 2014, 12:01:58 PM
I'm actually going to defend Missanelli here...

1.  He was obviously being baited by this guy.

2.  Basically Mike was insinuating that the guy has a crush or some other infatuation with him, which after 1 month of emails, leads me to beleive the same thing. Dude is obsessed with Missanelli for some reason.

3.  He never used derogatory slurs, just said the guy was a homosexual/had homosexual tendencies.

Was he too repetitive in saying the guy is gay?  Sure. But if he's going to be suspended, it should be for pure stupidity in continuing to exchange emails with that guy, not for being a homophobe or using gay slurs.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on February 05, 2014, 12:27:14 PM
Eh, its one thing to respond once to the guy with "You must be a homo", but to do it repeated over a few months.  "Not that bright bro" 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: AO1 on February 05, 2014, 12:34:46 PM
He's an idiot for engaging in a verbal argument with a listener via email.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on February 05, 2014, 12:40:10 PM
CBS/NFLN gets the Thursday package for 2014, which also includes 2 Saturday games late in the season.  Nantz/Simms for all 16 games, NFL Network and CBS Sports NFL guys doing the pregame, halftime and postgame together, CBS (w/ NFLN simulcast) getting the first 8 weeks then NFLN the next 8 exclusively (6 Thursdays, 2 Saturdays)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 05, 2014, 12:47:02 PM
Sure. But if he's going to be suspended, it should be for pure stupidity in continuing to exchange emails with that guy, not for being a homophobe or using gay slurs.


or how about for being an unfunny douche who doesnt know the difference btwn your and youre....its not like he flew off the handle during a spur of the moment one time rant....these were repeated emails over a long period of time that he had as much time as he wanted to ponder and formulate a response (or as sd said to not respond at all) and that shtein is the best he could come up with?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on February 05, 2014, 12:50:02 PM
CBS/NFLN gets the Thursday package for 2014, which also includes 2 Saturday games late in the season.  Nantz/Simms for all 16 games, NFL Network and CBS Sports NFL guys doing the pregame, halftime and postgame together, CBS (w/ NFLN simulcast) getting the first 8 weeks then NFLN the next 8 exclusively (6 Thursdays, 2 Saturdays)

barf....Simms/Nantz and fourteen thousand shots of Bob Kraft. Even in a Browns/Raiders game they'll figure out how to get Nantz and Les Moonves' homeboy in the convo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 05, 2014, 12:52:54 PM
i like nantz and simms enough but id rather still have mayock...he is awesome...not that i watched it but the best part of this is getting rid of nfln's atrocious pre and post game team...

just overall cbs has a way better production than nfln
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 05, 2014, 12:56:37 PM
Sure. But if he's going to be suspended, it should be for pure stupidity in continuing to exchange emails with that guy, not for being a homophobe or using gay slurs.


or how about for being an unfunny douche who doesnt know the difference btwn your and youre....its not like he flew off the handle during a spur of the moment one time rant....these were repeated emails over a long period of time that he had as much time as he wanted to ponder and formulate a response (or as sd said to not respond at all) and that shtein is the best he could come up with?

Yeah, he's pretty lousy at insults. Especially considering that email doesn't require immediate wit. They both basically said the same thing over and over again.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 05, 2014, 01:01:14 PM
also a BIG welcome back to saturday regular season games....lets get the birds on one of those
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 05, 2014, 01:57:24 PM
i like nantz and simms enough but id rather still have mayock...he is awesome...not that i watched it but the best part of this is getting rid of nfln's atrocious pre and post game team...

just overall cbs has a way better production than nfln

sorry skipper

part of the deal is nantz and simms do the games, but the pre/halftime/post shows are all nfln people.

its 14 thursdays and 2 saturdays, the last 2 of the regular season. unfortunately its just one night game but thats better than 0. i remember in the old days they used to have saturday double or triple headers when cfb ended.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on February 05, 2014, 02:00:16 PM
i like nantz and simms enough but id rather still have mayock...he is awesome...not that i watched it but the best part of this is getting rid of nfln's atrocious pre and post game team...

just overall cbs has a way better production than nfln

I like Brad Nessler and Mayock.  Let's just hope we get some better matchups.  Thursday night games have been awful for a some time.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 05, 2014, 02:04:24 PM
Thu night matchups are horrible because anyone who wants to watch football on thursday is getting what they deserve.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 05, 2014, 02:08:37 PM
they will most certainly be better for cbs. in fact they could easily get 8 very good matchups that otherwise would have been on cbs (any game hosted by an afc team). i doubt they will get a good fox game (packers vs. bears for example).
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on February 05, 2014, 02:21:18 PM
I am happy about the Saturday games
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 05, 2014, 02:28:47 PM
i like nantz and simms enough but id rather still have mayock...he is awesome...not that i watched it but the best part of this is getting rid of nfln's atrocious pre and post game team...

just overall cbs has a way better production than nfln

I like Brad Nessler and Mayock.  Let's just hope we get some better matchups.  Thursday night games have been awful for a some time.

i like nessler but hes a cfb guy...he doesnt fit at the nfl level
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 05, 2014, 02:50:13 PM
I am happy about the Saturday games

its now a saturday dh in week 16...thats it
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on February 05, 2014, 03:20:27 PM

Was he too repetitive in saying the guy is gay?  Sure. But if he's going to be suspended, it should be for pure stupidity in continuing to exchange emails with that guy, not for being a homophobe or using gay slurs.


why not ? this is the same guy who constantly stirs the race pot, gets on a soapbox about anyone who isnt 100% open minded when it comes to gays, minorities or any liberal cause that's out there. remember his non stop ranting about joey vento ? he's lamented on westboro church many times.

he portrays himself as the moral highground. well, not so much.


Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on February 05, 2014, 03:55:29 PM
No, I don't remember his rant about Joey Vento because I don't listen to him very often.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on February 05, 2014, 05:43:30 PM
Curt Schilling announced he has cancer too.  That farging Vet turf
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on February 05, 2014, 05:52:27 PM
joey vento was an ignorant elder and the world is better off by having one less of those
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on February 06, 2014, 01:51:37 AM
joey vento wanted the spics to speak english but was OK with the dagos speaking italian because hes a stupid ignorant piece of shtein

rest in pain
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on February 18, 2014, 09:03:01 PM
CBS pre game show

Marino and Sharpe OUT
Tony Gonzalez IN
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on March 04, 2014, 12:21:25 AM
Buck/Harold Reynolds/Tom Verducci is the new FOX "A" team.  They also announced a new "MLB WHIPAROUND" weeknight show on FS1 that'll go up against Baseball Tonight, and they'll be doing their own Saturday pregame shows again, with Kevin Burkhardt as host and Frank Thomas, Eric Karros, CJ Nitkowski and Gabe Kapler as analysts
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 04, 2014, 07:16:36 AM
beadle came back on sports nation yesterday and was as awesome as ever
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on March 13, 2014, 05:40:51 PM
just came to post this and see when this started. news to me.

i love this woman.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 16, 2014, 08:25:35 PM
The Big East 30 for 30 is on at the top of the hour on ESPN. Should be good.

Got the DVR set
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 17, 2014, 03:20:35 PM
The Big East show was great. Sad how that was destroyed by football and greed.

BTW - how awful am I for not knowing Chris Mullin was a NYC baller?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 17, 2014, 03:25:33 PM
i guess youve never heard him speak?...he has the thickest ny accent ever
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on March 17, 2014, 03:56:44 PM
I have and figured he was from the area but I never knew he was from in the city and was pretty much a legend
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 20, 2014, 09:02:39 AM
this is great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxDMG7xKuS4#t=105   (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxDMG7xKuS4#t=105)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on March 25, 2014, 07:50:38 AM
fox dumped billick
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 01, 2014, 09:47:47 AM
http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/jemele-hill-and-cari-champion-detail-racial-abuse-on-social-media.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on April 04, 2014, 08:18:40 AM
i feel like i haven't seen kenny mayne on tv in years but he seems to be all over sportscenter again in recent weeks. i like it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 13, 2014, 04:10:00 PM
Pistons Bad Boys 30 for 30 is on Thursday...can't wait
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on April 22, 2014, 10:01:44 AM
playoff ratings so far in local markets.....pittsburgh is just insane


Eastern Conference
 
Columbus – 4.4, 3.7
 Pittsburgh – 16.9, 13.8
 
Tampa Bay – 4.1, 1.7, 3.5
 Montreal – N/A
 
Philadelphia – 5.6, 7.2
 NY Rangers – 1.7, 3.2
 
Detroit – 11.1, 9.2
 Boston – 12.9, 14.4
 
Western Conference
 
Chicago – 11.5, 9.5
 St. Louis – 10.4, 11.2
 
Minnesota – 8.4, 7.6
 Colorado – 6.5, 8.0
 
Dallas – 1.0, 1.7
 Anaheim – 0.6, 0.8
 
Los Angeles – 0.7, 1.0
 San Jose – 2.9, 2.7


 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Seabiscuit36 on April 22, 2014, 10:06:52 AM
tv's stacked on top of tv's
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 22, 2014, 01:33:49 PM
flyers just barely ahead of tampa?

what ha happened to hockeytown usa? voorhees stand up!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on April 23, 2014, 08:21:59 PM
http://www.libertyballers.com/2014/4/23/5645608/iverson-documentary-to-premiere-at-the-tribeca-film-festival-philadelphia-76ers-sixers

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on April 24, 2014, 02:29:39 PM
going through the nfl sked for tv purposes. look at this murders row nbc got during november sweeps

baltimore/pittsburgh
chicago/green bay
brady/manning
dallas/giants
sf/seattle (thanksgiving night)

winner after winner after winner. cant remember seeing a run like that for them.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 07, 2014, 07:59:17 PM
http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mlb-is-urging-itunes-to-pull-team-related-podcasts.html

MLB nazis at it again
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: General_Failure on May 07, 2014, 08:36:28 PM
Stay tuned for a billion new pop culture podcasts hosted by all those dorks where they just talk about baseball for some damned reason.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 07, 2014, 08:49:00 PM
Me and lil guy should have a podcast.

Better yet...a true CF podcast.

Sundays with Uncle Havas
Mondays with Rome reviewing chain restaurants
Tuesdays with MDS talking about TV and Mexican whores
Wednesdays with GF discussing the greatness of Jacksonville
Thursdays history lessons with Geo
Fridays with HBionic talking about porn sites
Saturdays with Phreak screaming into the goddamn microphone about the farging Phillies (think Sam Kinnison screams) and then after I pass out from a stroke Matty comes on and fills us in on his latest travels
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: General_Failure on May 07, 2014, 08:51:03 PM
I've seen message board users start podcasts. I honestly can't think of anything sadder that doesn't involve adults wearing diapers.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 07, 2014, 08:57:12 PM
lol

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 07, 2014, 09:08:20 PM
My podcast would be several hours of one-line sports stuff that everyone already knew or didn't give a shtein about

lippy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLiwTZiq_pg)

"The Kings are winning 1-0."
"The Broncos signed Marvin Austin."
"Galvis is hitting 7th today."
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 07, 2014, 09:11:26 PM
Ed would rather have a beer!

Lol
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Munson on May 09, 2014, 03:23:36 PM
lmao

I want in on the history podcast with Geo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 11, 2014, 08:42:36 PM
http://deadspin.com/mitch-williams-ejected-from-childs-baseball-game-for-ar-1574736005?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on May 13, 2014, 11:46:30 AM
FiOS finally got TCN HD (channel 580)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 19, 2014, 08:29:15 PM
http://levittownnow.com/2014/05/15/langhorne-chief-honored-for-helping-save-espn-reporter/

Wow I didn't know that happened to him
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 19, 2014, 11:46:22 PM
http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/mitch-williams-is-taking-a-leave-of-absence-from-mlb-network.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=mitch-williams-is-taking-a-leave-of-absence-from-mlb-network
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: phattymatty on May 22, 2014, 08:32:59 AM
30 for 30 about shawn bradley looks like it could be good. dude looks like he finally has an nba body.

nm i guess it's just a short.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on May 22, 2014, 11:31:41 PM
This Real Sports piece on horse racing is crazy...wow.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on June 10, 2014, 07:57:29 PM
http://www.crossingbroad.com/2014/06/howard-eskin-sorta-kinda-responds-to-beach-pic.html

Look at that trim the chief pulled
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on June 27, 2014, 08:04:32 AM
I just saw my local cbs affiliate throw up an add for Thursday night football this fall?...is it not on the nfl network anymore or are they splitting it....or will it be the nfl net crew on cbs
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on June 27, 2014, 08:32:03 AM
First eight Thursday night johnsons are being simulcast this season. CBS crew.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 15, 2014, 01:16:27 PM
LA sports....

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2014/07/14/Media/MLB-RSNs.aspx
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 15, 2014, 01:45:42 PM
always good to not read the facts

Quote
The reason for the ratings drop-off comes down to one word: distribution. Since its launch earlier this spring, SportsNet LA has been hampered by distribution problems and is available to just 30 percent of the market. Time Warner Cable is the only distributor that has agreed to carry SportsNet LA.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 15, 2014, 02:00:48 PM
the point is no one cares that their games arent on....just like no one cares that they dont have an nfl team

also there is like 20 million people in the la area...even if you cut the number of viewers that can get dodger games by 90%...the la viewer poool would still be bigger than any city except ny or chicago
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 15, 2014, 02:15:10 PM
those tv deals are super complicated and go beyond some people calling up to complain about not having a specific channel

los doyers es muy popularo en los angeles, pero americans are lazy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 19, 2014, 12:30:55 AM
Quote
In a move that comes as no surprise, Erin Andrews is leaving the sport that was the backbone of her rise to fame.  Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reports that EA will no longer be a part of Fox’s college football coverage, where she served as the host of the ill-fated Fox College Saturday.

Logistically, it would have been near impossible for Andrews to do both hosting duties for college football and report from the top game site for the NFL every week.  Her promotion to the #1 sideline reporter for the NFL on Fox meant that her future with college football was always going to be placed on the backburner.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 19, 2014, 01:16:30 AM
eventually shes just gonna host access hollywood or something...sports go bye bye
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 19, 2014, 01:17:08 AM
hopefully.....she is the absolute worst and gives every female in the game a bad name
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 19, 2014, 01:18:33 AM
shes already hosting dancing with the stars. once this hockey players shes dating locks it up she could bounce. pretty much the reason she got into it in the first place -- jock cock
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 19, 2014, 01:19:19 AM
they fired brooke burke for her?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 19, 2014, 01:20:05 AM
was she the dwts host before? then yes.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 19, 2014, 01:22:17 AM
yeah she was...and she was legit hot....and on top of that good at the job
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 19, 2014, 01:23:49 AM
are you saying erin lost her fastball when you saw her cooter
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 19, 2014, 01:25:18 AM
im not sure when she lost it....but she stopped being hot like two or three years ago

shes always been a hack
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 19, 2014, 02:29:51 AM
I'd still hit it. Don't care.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on July 21, 2014, 06:46:24 PM
eventually shes just gonna host access hollywood or something...sports go bye bye

 :-D exactly where she belongs.  She is awful.  Between her and Joe Buck on FOX, it's going to be rough on Sundays.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on July 21, 2014, 07:44:42 PM
are you saying erin lost her fastball when you saw her cooter

Cooter will be the word of the day.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 21, 2014, 11:24:07 PM
Texico Todd is holding on to his southern vernacular.

Drop that cooter word around Philly, buddy!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 21, 2014, 11:50:35 PM
i was saying cooter before you were driving a pick up with a rick perry bumper sticker
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 22, 2014, 12:00:20 AM
Haha

How many don't mess with Texas tshirt and coffee cups are you taking home?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 22, 2014, 12:37:03 AM
i was looking up the route and it seemed long...but then i was only in beaumont

farg me
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on July 22, 2014, 07:07:55 AM
i took a train to new orleans...you can certainly drive from texas....Hoyda
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 22, 2014, 11:57:26 PM
it took forever to get out of this pos state

im in baton rouge now

seems like a cool town but i dont have time to see it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 23, 2014, 01:03:26 AM
So that was you I saw driving down I-10 in a UHaul wearing a Dom Brown jersey?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on July 23, 2014, 09:59:38 PM
lol no uhaul

houston was gross...thank god i only drove through it. the traffic is awful and its makes zero sense. a mentally challenged person designed that city. saw the jason castro poster outside minute maid, too. SWEET
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on July 23, 2014, 10:04:38 PM
Yep. Seven years almost of driving in it every day will make a motherfarger go on tilt.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 06, 2014, 04:39:55 PM
5 is doing some games with cock stockton this year on fox

im guessing fox will find a way to have him do an eagles games, and that should be just be terrific
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on August 06, 2014, 04:40:54 PM
We're farged.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on August 06, 2014, 04:41:32 PM
I really enjoy Aikman most out of all of them.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 08, 2014, 10:39:51 PM
http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-suspends-max-kellerman-for-comments-on-domestic-violence.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=espn-suspends-max-kellerman-for-comments-on-domestic-violence

So...I am confused on this one
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 08, 2014, 11:53:04 PM
hitting women is wrong, kiddo
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 08, 2014, 11:55:59 PM
Of course it is.

But suspending him 20yrs later?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 08, 2014, 11:59:53 PM
probably not a great idea for an espn personality to talk about hitting women

just not a good idea
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 10, 2014, 05:07:01 PM
i don't know the full context of the statement but i would guess that he was saying something about how there are times its ok to hit a women

regardless he should be suspended for stupidity....why the farg would you ever admit to hitting a women
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 26, 2014, 10:50:22 PM
http://deadspin.com/chargers-broadcaster-makes-on-air-joke-about-how-jews-a-1626381817/1627266708/+Sean-Newell?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: BigEd76 on August 28, 2014, 01:33:48 PM
Keith Russell is coming back to Philly.  He's joining FOX29, replacing Colleen Wolfe, who is leaving for NFL Network
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 28, 2014, 07:29:52 PM
How long until she leaves Gonzo for some ex NFL player?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 28, 2014, 08:38:22 PM
lil guy is it possible to live somewhere in the US that doesn't have a "home team"...like does the fox station in Missoula show whatever the best nfc games are each week or would the Vikings or someone be shown every week

and if there isn't always a home team could Albany ny actually be one of these cities?....someone is telling me they don't have the giants on every week and they also are telling me Burlington Vermont cbs doesn't have the patriots every week
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 28, 2014, 08:41:51 PM
yes, but certain teams are popular in certain areas and are generally always shown

for example, in texas, where i lived, there was no direct tie in to the texans or cowboys. territoriality neither team had a claim to the area, but they were the 2 most popular teams and were always shown.

in baseball hockey hoops, every centimeter of the country is claimed as some kind of territory for a team. some areas have like 5 teams claiming them. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 28, 2014, 08:49:54 PM
the nfl has a mileage rule right...within x amount of miles of a city makes it your home team and you get all 16?...except of course when you are with that distance from two cities
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on August 28, 2014, 08:52:50 PM
i think it goes by market....like philadelphia for example would be the home market and they are required to pick up all 16 eagles games. then there are secondary markets, which are required to pick up road games. im not sure how secondary markets are decided, but it might be miles.

things can get problematic in a place like york, which has steelers, ravens, eagles and racists fans and its basically even.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on August 28, 2014, 10:23:25 PM
and if there isn't always a home team could Albany ny actually be one of these cities?....someone is telling me they don't have the giants on every week and they also are telling me Burlington Vermont cbs doesn't have the patriots every week

I think Albany was made a secondary market for the Giants a few years ago, which means it should have all the games. It's heavy Giants territory. Otherwise it's up to the station itself. I was just up in Lake Placid last week and I think even that far up, it's still mostly Giants fans. In fact, that might actually be the Burlington/Plattsburgh TV market. I'm sure stations in Burlington are far enough out that they get to pick what games to show. If it's an important Giants game versus a meaningless Patriots game, they might go with the Giants.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Sgt PSN on August 29, 2014, 07:43:58 AM
Alaska. I think that's the word you've all been looking for.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 29, 2014, 10:03:08 AM
the new host of nfl AM on nfl network is hot as farg
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on August 29, 2014, 10:29:57 AM
Who is it?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on August 29, 2014, 10:32:54 AM
im not sure I just caught the end of it
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 09, 2014, 05:47:17 PM
the nba finals and world series both averaged about 15 million viewers last year

cardinals/chargers...a regular season game on cable, with a 1020 east coast start featuring two of the more irrelevant teams in the league....11.5 million
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on September 09, 2014, 05:52:52 PM
how do you always know this crap?

you follow a ratings site or something?

Really doof, you should be in teevee, not papers.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 09, 2014, 07:01:11 PM
im actually not in either

and twitter
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Diomedes on September 09, 2014, 08:54:15 PM
Whatever you're in, I pity him.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 19, 2014, 11:43:33 PM
holy shtein fios just got sec hd

fappy
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on September 24, 2014, 11:30:00 AM
(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1408981/teabag_1_medium.gif)
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 24, 2014, 03:28:32 PM
Quote
Molly Eichel ‏@PhillyGossipDN 59s

Mitch Williams files suit against MLB Network for breach of contract, wrongful termination & defamation, and Gawker Media for defamation
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 24, 2014, 06:59:22 PM
http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2014/09/espn-statement-on-bill-simmons/

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/09/espn-bill-simmons-profane-rant-roger-goodell

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on September 24, 2014, 07:00:58 PM
haha what a fraud....he better go to the mattresses

i actually like his pod with cousin sal picking the lines, so it kinda sucks
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Eagles_Legendz on September 24, 2014, 08:45:46 PM
Yep the picking line podcast and the Grantland NFL podcast are the two podcasts I listen to.  He's also 100% right on Goodell obviously but have to worry about defamation lawsuits.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on September 24, 2014, 10:16:52 PM
That line picking show is the best thing Simmons does. I think ESPN is ridiculous even when they suspend someone for saying something genuinely offensive. Simmons and Sal were having the type of conversation about Goodell that most of us have 5 times a day.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on September 25, 2014, 12:08:47 AM
http://grantland.com/features/30-for-30-shorts-fields-of-fear/

great 30 for 30 short on ex-Mets catcher Macky Sasser...
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 01, 2014, 08:19:33 PM
http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11617731/the-giant-friendship-san-francisco-giants-announcers-mike-krukow-duane-kuiper

fantastic read
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 05, 2014, 08:43:54 PM
espn and turner are paying about 400 million for nba tv rights now

new deal will have both paying well over a billion. basically nothing will change....abc gets the finals, tnt all star weekend, etc on and on bla bla bla. espn is paying that much to prevent nbcsn and fs1 from being able to bid on the current deals or create another package. basically they are buying the nba out of it.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on October 07, 2014, 06:16:17 AM
http://www.csnphilly.com/football-philadelphia-eagles/legendary-philly-sportscaster-bill-campbell-dies-91

He's the reason the word, "legend" was created.

RIP
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on October 30, 2014, 07:26:00 PM
Lebron returns to that shteinhole Cleveland

Vs

NFL

How close or far apart are the ratings?
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 30, 2014, 07:58:46 PM
pretty far
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on October 30, 2014, 08:15:21 PM
the nfl game is on only on nfln and it features 2 small market teams

im too lazy to look up averages, but id figure something like 10 mil vs. 5 mil makes sense
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on October 31, 2014, 09:31:33 AM
holy shtein damien woody lost like 200 lbs
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 06, 2014, 10:22:26 PM
http://deadspin.com/bill-simmons-goes-on-twitter-rant-calls-out-espn-and-m-1655523561?rev=1415298055318&utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 07, 2014, 11:10:47 PM
The 30 for 30 on Livan and El Duque may be the best one yet
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 09, 2014, 11:06:04 PM
http://www.si.com/more-sports/2014/11/09/media-circus-al-michaels-new-book-howard-cosell-oj-simpson-jerry-maguire

Good interview with Degen Al
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 10, 2014, 12:37:56 AM
hes such a republican zealot....god damnit what a disgrace
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Don Ho on November 10, 2014, 01:36:55 AM
Harry K and Michaels both got there big breaks broadcasting Hawaii Islanders AAA baseball in the 60's.  Too bad Harry didn't get a gig on 5-0.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 12, 2014, 11:18:51 AM
ESPN First Take ‏@ESPN_FirstTake  8m8 minutes ago
Big deal or no big deal that @justinbieber dropped by the Steelers bible study before they played the Jets? #DefendingBieber
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: PhillyPhreak54 on November 13, 2014, 05:33:57 PM
http://mobile.philly.com/blogs/?wss=/philly/blogs/trending/&id=282607671

Defense your boy The Chief, lil guy....

Voice of the People poll has spoken!
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 13, 2014, 08:04:47 PM
when eskin dies you will miss him...larger than life personality and makes things better

very few people can pull off the schtick eskin has. credit goes to the king.
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 13, 2014, 08:10:03 PM
king will always stay the king
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 14, 2014, 12:23:37 PM
watched the randy moss and hernandez brothers 30 for 30's this morning....both were good but rand university was excellent...for me one of the best
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: smeags on November 14, 2014, 12:43:35 PM
the greatest irony is still seeing eskin do sideline reporting now after all the years of him calling that the biggest joke of a job in sports broadcasting. 
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: hbionic on November 14, 2014, 04:57:19 PM
Watched the ESPN story on the domestic violence incident that happened to Carmen Tarleton.

I know you don't need a reason to be against domestic violence, and just brutality in general, but people are just farged up in general. And the sky is blue.

Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: Rome on November 15, 2014, 08:04:35 AM
30/30 Randy Moss episode is off the charts.   
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 15, 2014, 10:19:45 AM
30/30 Randy Moss episode is off the charts.

yup....top 3
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: ice grillin you on November 18, 2014, 01:46:17 PM
can someone explain to me how awful announcing can get away with a website thats slower than a sunset....i could see ten years ago when they started but its a joke that they are still like this
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: MDS on November 18, 2014, 05:54:40 PM
cheap server and ads galore

$
Title: Re: The Sports Media Thread
Post by: QB Eagles on November 18, 2014, 05:59:25 PM