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Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Alsacs, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Alsacs

    Alsacs Living Legend

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    I would agree with you if Bill Walton wasn't an option. Making Bill part of one of the broadcasts makes that one must watch.
     
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  2. shandeezy7

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    I don't have as much of a problem with the highlights showing the flashy stuff from games as I do when they only show highlights of one player or one team. There are other people in the game and there are other things that happened in the game. Show me that. The worst is when they spend a whole "highlight" showing "lowlight" clips from a game. Like, here's the Cavs missing 15 straight 3 point shots and they lose by 20, but we aren't going to show a single thing that the other team did. Dumb.
     
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  3. OrangeDW

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    Live sports is about it. Sportscenter is useless, and I hate all the shows where they just yell at each other and argue opinions that they probably don't even personally believe much of the time. Those shows are the worst.

    I do like the 30 for 30 stuff, so I will watch that. I do like Jalen and Jacoby too, but liked it much better back before they were on ESPN, when they did a few podcasts a month. I listened to every podcast. Putting out more, shorter shows on ESPN has made me less interested and I only listen occasionally now.
     
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  4. Cowtown

    Cowtown Adult Study Hall Overseer

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    Just watched the 30 for 30 on Gooden & Strawberry. It's almost always compelling programming, and this was no less. Maybe the greatest parallel waste of talent I can think of. Strawberry seems fairly solid today (it's a 2016 film), but Gooden still appeared really close to the edge.
     
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  5. Briancuse

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    Gooden is a mess, he needs serious help.
     
  6. Cowtown

    Cowtown Adult Study Hall Overseer

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    Both of those guys were drinking and smoking dope from the time they were about 15. The real mystery is how they performed at all, let alone at the remarkable level they did. Well, for a while anyway. Strawberry said he hit HR's so hungover he had no idea how he did it. Gooden was so wrecked after the '86 WS win he missed the parade the next day. :noidea:
     
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  7. Briancuse

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    They would have been first ballot hof if they laid off the dope.
     
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    Cowtown Adult Study Hall Overseer

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    I *liked* that for your new avatar. :)
     
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  9. Hoo's That

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    I've felt for a long time that you can't be too far off if you blame SportsCenter for anything that's wrong with a sport you like. How many times have they shown a 2-point jumper? How many times have they shown a grounder to 2nd that advanced the runner? When have they pointed out how that the runner bounced off a Big Hit by the DB and scored the winning TD?
     
  10. bpo57

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    It's all about attitude. Somewhere along the line the word was passed down from on high that you must be "edgy" because that's what will get the younger demographic to tune in. I'm not sure how that has worked with younger folk but it's done a helluva job of pushing older folk away from their programming. The periodic outbreak of politics ain't workin' for them either.
     
  11. longislandcuse

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    SportsCenter only shows highlights from like 5 teams per sport.

    Lead off Cavs highlights - talk about it for 10
    Minutes.

    Next up Warriors highlights. Talk about it for 10 minutes.

    Next up Spurs and Thunder highlights.

    ...some dunks.

    Some other sports.

    End show.
     
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  12. CuseFaninVT

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    I don't watch ESPN except for live sports now. Listen to geo and Jones on crappy am radio on the way in to work. Rarely listen to Mike and Mike anymore. Listen to the local guys on the way home from work or gottlieb.
     
  13. OburgOrange

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    How many dunk highlights can you watch? Ugh

    And apparently the NHL doesn't exist
     
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  14. Stern

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    IF you are ever up late the Scott Van Pelt sportscenter isn't awful (not great, just isn't awful.) Other than that I don't know how anyone watches that show (SportsCenter.) It's just a hype machine for the other programming on the network throughout the day. And I don't mean this to come off as bad as it will sound so don't everyone flip out, they have ripped off the FOX NEWS playbook in they hire every hot/pretty 20 something to do live remotes and report on sports. Nothing against a knowledgeable female sports reporter, but they have gone over the top in hiring many who clearly have no clue what they are talking about subject matter wise. And it's tough to take those reports or parts of the show seriously.

    Live sports, 30 for 30, and College Gameday are the ONLY things I watch on ESPN.

    ESPN's downfall is when each league started their own networks. Like I don't have to sit through hockey or NBA news/highlights anymore if I just want football news. I can go to NFL Network. And same for whatever sport a person is interested in.

    I have said this before and I will say it again, the day ESPN died was the day at the ESPY's (which are a joke) and Norm McDonald did a Ken Griffey Jr joke and Griffey got up and walked out and the ESPN Executives were chasing him down the halls begging him to go back inside. Because it exposed the dirty little secrete of ESPN...THEY NEED ACCESS TO PLAYERS! Now, honestly they don't need access, they should be the 60 minutes of sports and just report on sports and who gives a flying you know what if the athletes want to be on ESPN or not. But ESPN is run by people who want to rub elbows and be buddy-buddy with the athletes so they kiss their big fat fanny's any chance they get and it makes the programming unwatchable. Combine that with the fact they have to overpay these college conferences, the NBA, the NFL to get the games...so since they are paying that much they HAVE TO hype them all day long on every show. Which is something else that makes it unwatchable. The last straw for them is when they get a Tebow, Tiger, Manziel, Lebron...they will cover them to death and beat the subject matter into the ground chasing away the few fans of the network they have left.

    The rise of the leagues Cable Network's has been great for fans but has played a large role in the decline of ESPN
     
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  15. CanadianSU

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    SO MUCH BASKETBALL.

    I mean who gives af about who the 76ers are playing maybe someone does but is the 8-7 Pittsburgh Washington hockey game not as interesting? I get hockey isn't the stuff down south but In the North they must feel cheated.
     
  16. SUFaninNJ

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    No need to sell Greg Evigan short. Between that and BJ and the Bear, the man is a legend.
     
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    What channel are they on? lol (actually not joking Im curious as I might want to catch a couple)
     

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