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Title: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on April 14, 2009, 03:02:54 PM
I'll start off with an amazing feat by King James.


http://neswsports.com/2009/04/14/lebron-james-between-the-legs-off-the-backboard-warm-up-dunk-video/ (http://neswsports.com/2009/04/14/lebron-james-between-the-legs-off-the-backboard-warm-up-dunk-video/)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 02, 2009, 04:49:35 AM
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  The most important celebrity at Staples Center on Monday night wore no baseball cap, beard stubble or attitude.

The most important celebrity at Staples Center did not have torn jeans, a pouty smile or affected swagger.

But, like the rest of them, he didn't stroll in until the second quarter.

And, at times, it did seem as if he wasn't really watching the game.

And, no, we're not sure when he's coming back.

On a night when Will Ferrell or Leonardo DiCaprio filled the room, the most important celebrity was Andrew Bynum.

Only there is no humor here, and the drama is real.

On a night the Lakers smoothly paved over their first-round series against the Utah Jazz with a 107-96 victory and a four-games-to-one clinching, there remained an unsettled rumbling.

What next?

Bynum or sell?

The melodramatic one-sentence paragraphs of Plashke are out of control.

He uses the same comparative devices, and the same hyperbole in every column.

And I've had enough.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: CanadianChris on May 02, 2009, 12:01:01 PM
I only read the first two sentences.

I immediately recognized it as that hack Plaschke.

He needs to be stopped.

For his own good.

Seriously.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 05, 2009, 10:33:13 AM
Now as for T.J. Simers,

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  It's Monday night, I am here at Staples Center of all places watching this debacle, still thinking more and more these days how lucky we are to have such a good team in town.

It's fun, they're really fun and what's wrong with thinking they can go all the way, parade and all?

They might lose on occasion, but the bench is contributing in a big way, everybody knows who is going to have the ball in their hand when they get the chance to close, and while we've heard ad nauseam that Andruw is not getting it done, we're so beyond that now.

Jones is in Texas, the Dodgers have the best record in baseball, 11 straight home wins -- and if only the Lakers could be as good as the Dodgers at home.

But here we are -- the very best witnesses to what a promising young player can mean to a team if only a little patience is shown.

But enough about Andrew Bynum and the god-awful Lakers.

OK, so he's making you think he was talking about the Lakers, but he really meant to Dodgers. Or...was he talking about the Lakers after all? What is he saying? Simers can be clever, but he lacks basic writing skills so much that he's often on the brink of incomprehensibility. When he writes a straight column, like about Nick Adenhart or John Wooden, he's fine, but when he tries to be funny his columns are just a grammatical mess.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 06, 2009, 02:03:46 AM
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Clippers owner Donald Sterling, accused of racism and embracing a "vision of a Southern plantation-type structure" in a lawsuit filed in February by Elgin Baylor, will be given a lifetime achievement award next week by the NAACP. . . .

Leon Jenkins, president of the Los Angeles branch of the civil rights organization, says of the much-maligned Sterling, "He has a unique history of giving to the children of L.A.," revealing that the owner donates anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 tickets a game to youth groups for nearly every Clippers home game. . . .

Noting that the NAACP had made plans to honor Sterling before Baylor filed suit, Jenkins says, "We can't speak to the allegations, but what we do know is that for the most part [Sterling] has been very, very kind to the minority youth community." . . .

Baylor didn't mention that. . . .

I wasn't going to talk about this columnist, but that story is just too awesome. Only the Clippers could pull that off. The ellipses are Jerry Crowe's gimmick. 
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 04, 2009, 11:18:00 AM
If anybody has Verizon On Demand, the NFL Network section under Free has an episode on the Fox Broadcasting of Aikman/Buck/Collinsworth in relation to football games.  It's fascinating to see how Fox and the group gets ready for live games from Week 1 through the Super Bowl.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on August 17, 2009, 04:15:31 AM
Even Tim McCarver's wife lends odd analysis to ballgames. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1UcZARZicg#t=1m38s)

In the wake of CERTAINLY UNPRECEDENTED BEER SCANDAL '09, the lighter side of dumb drunk Cubs fans. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LU_KM17LFE#t=1m15s)
EDIT: time links don't work on this board? Drag. 1:38 and 1:15 respectively, though the whole Mets video is kinda fun.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on September 09, 2009, 01:38:55 PM
So Jaycee Dugard is a girl who got kidnapped back in 1991 and just turned up alive in California after having been held captive in a backyard shed for 18 years. She was raped and forced to bear her captor's children. If you're sitting there thinking to yourself, "I really wish someone would write a tacky sports column about this awful story," well, today's your lucky day.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/world-won-most-2555260-never-one (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/world-won-most-2555260-never-one)

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It doesn't sound as if Jaycee Dugard got to see a sports page.

Box scores were not available to her from June 10, 1991 until Aug. 31 of this year.

She never saw a highlight. Never got to the ballpark for Beach Towel Night. Probably hasn't high-fived in a while.

She was not allowed to spike a volleyball. Or pitch a softball. Or smack a forehand down the line. Or run in a 5-footer for double bogey.

Now, that's deprivation.

Can you imagine? Dugard was 11 when she was kidnapped and stashed in Phillip Garrido's backyard. She was 29 when she escaped. Penitentiary inmates at least get an hour of TV a day. Dugard was cut off from everything but the elements.

How long before she fully digests the world she re-enters? How difficult to adjust to such cataclysmic change?

More than that, who's going to explain the fact that there's a President Obama?

Dugard's stepfather says she's going to need a lot of therapy — you think? — so perhaps she should take a respite before confronting the new realities.

So, Jaycee, whenever you're ready, here's what you've missed:

•Barry Bonds, who was just leading the Pirates to their second NL East title, wound up breaking Henry Aaron's home run record. How did such a skinny guy manage that? We'll deal with that later.

•Well, actually, some baseball players began taking drugs in order to hit more home runs and throw faster fastballs. Football players, who had cornered the market on most of their drugs, began driving drunk, slapping their wives, selling drugs, and killing people. The baseball players caught more grief.

•Michael Jordan did indeed win the big one, and five others.

•Yeah, this golfer really is named Tiger Woods.

•Stock car drivers now marry international models and are invited to the White House.

•Domed stadiums, like the ones in Houston and Minneapolis, are considered obsolete, or at least unfit for baseball.

•John McEnroe became a respected television analyst, just as tennis adopted a replay system that eliminated the need for McEnroe to argue.

•Magic Johnson is a billionaire businessman, and most of us have forgotten just why he had to retire.

•You missed absolutely no Servite victories over Mater Dei in football.

•Or World Series championship for the Dodgers.

•Or Stanley Cup championships for the Kings, even though Wayne Gretzky took them to the Finals in 1993.

•Mike Tyson now makes fun of himself in movies.

•The Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup in '07. Yeah, a hockey team came to Anaheim. Yeah, they built an arena in Anaheim.

•I know you've had trouble digesting all this so far, but they also built a basketball arena at USC. Honest to God.

•A guy from East L.A. named Oscar De La Hoya now makes boxing contenders rich and famous. Just as he did when he was boxing.

•The Angels won a World Series. When you learn who they beat, you'll understand why.

•Speaking of the Giants they did not move, but they did get a new stadium downtown. The Florida Marlins, who did not exist when you left, won two World Series and are getting their own ballpark. Even if you were there, it's hard to believe.

•For the most part, fans have stopped doing The Wave.

•In fact, you don't see many beach balls in Dodger Stadium or Angel Stadium anymore.

•The two NFL teams that we used to have? They've been gone for 15 years. You haven't heard anyone complain about that? Neither have we.

•Jackie Autry isn't in charge of the Angels anymore, as you might have surmised by looking at the standings.

•Joe Torre now manages the Dodgers, after a fruitful detour through New York. Tommy Lasorda? Sure, he's around. He hasn't called?

•You disappeared a couple of months before John Daly came into our lives at the '91 PGA. Who's John Daly? Never mind.

•Todd Marinovich showed why careers aren't played on paper.

•USC is one of college football's elite programs, three coaches later.

•The Red Sox won two World Series, which proves that history is bunk. The White Sox even won one. But not the Cubs.

•Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played but never threatened Vladimir Guerrero's record for most consecutive swings.

•One blessed constant remains: Vin Scully.

•And ballplayers, who always invent the slang no matter what ESPN would have you believe, came up with an expression for a home run that you might appreciate.

Congratulations, Jaycee. You left the yard.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: treble on September 09, 2009, 02:20:46 PM
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Football players ... began driving drunk, slapping their wives
Yeah, that just started in the last 18 years.

That whole article is really awesome.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: #sorrynotsorry on September 09, 2009, 02:25:33 PM
The OC Register is a shit rag and I like how Jaycee being from Northern California mind you, would give a shit about Southern California sports teams.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on September 11, 2009, 08:16:37 AM
deadspin:
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Sean Salisbury was employed at Dallas radio station 105.3 (who knew!) but apparently he's already out. You'll never guess what the rumor is as to why he was let go.

According to one source close to the station, Salisbury "freaked out a station promo girl after sexting her".
This is the second time that Sean Salisbury has taken a picture of his dick with his cell phone. See, once, I get. Twice, though!
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Mik on September 16, 2009, 05:58:00 AM
The FJM crew is editing Deadspin today and they've had some pretty good media takedowns. I like the Gene Wojo one that Ken Tremendous just had up.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on September 16, 2009, 10:07:47 AM
Schur's schtick was almost as played out as Deadspin's by the time Fire Joe Morgan was discontinued.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: KingPK on September 16, 2009, 03:28:11 PM
The world made sense again, if only for one day.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on September 16, 2009, 10:41:34 PM
http://deadspin.com/5360379/the-utterance-of-this-word-should-be-punishable-by-death (http://deadspin.com/5360379/the-utterance-of-this-word-should-be-punishable-by-death)
Waitwaitwait. Hold up. Heeey. Do they mean to tell me that smaller white guys are popular with fans because despite being among the very best in the world at what they do, they still aren't superhuman freaks of nature who are either too amazing to comprehend or too roid-addled to respect, which makes them comparatively easier to relate to, which in concert with failure to use the "Value Over Replacement Player" metric, leads to an overvaluation of their skills?

NOBODY HAS EVER SAID THIS BEFORE IN MY LIFE
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on September 17, 2009, 12:50:04 AM
Czech officially has a Damaramu thing going on with Deadspin.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on September 18, 2009, 03:19:31 AM
Plaschke's been going on about the Redskins, saying it's the most offensive nickname in sports, and the Native American equivalent of the n word. Personally, I think the Cleveland Indians' logo is much worse, but so be it.

And as for another team with a horrible nickname that nobody talks about, the Buffalo Bills. So they name the city after the mighty buffalo, honor it by putting the animal on their helmets...and name the team after a man who SLAUGHTERED THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF THEM. Does that make any sense?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on September 18, 2009, 06:59:44 AM
The Indians have a worse logo but the Redskins have the worse nickname.  I don't think it's unreasonable in the slightest to think the Redskins are offensive.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on September 18, 2009, 07:45:02 AM
I think the city of Buffalo is a corruption of the French "beau fleuve," but I might be wrong.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: KingPK on September 22, 2009, 10:35:32 AM
So it looks like NESN is continuing to corner the market on attractive blonde female reporters by bringing Philly reporter Jade McCarthy aboard.  She's best known by taking a bukkake session champagne bath courtesy of the Phillies

(http://blog.masslive.com/redsoxmonster/2007/10/large_mccarthybath.jpg)

Come on NESN, get some brunettes or redheads in there.  Change it up a bit.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on September 24, 2009, 10:48:33 AM
Plaschke interviewed good ol' Ron Artest at a Lakers photo shoot in San Diego. This is just some classic stuff.

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He showed up wearing a black Kobe Bryant jersey and a dark San Diego Padres baseball cap, only one of which he could explain.

"I decided to wear the black Kobe Bryant jersey because he is the 'Black Mamba,' " he told reporters.

And the cap?

"I just love the SD; the logo looks great," he said.

So he's a Padres fan?

"Is there a baseball team here?" he asked. "I didn't realize there was a baseball team in San Diego."

Not only did he not realize there was a baseball team in San Diego, he didn't even know San Diego was in San Diego.

But wait, there's more!

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"I'm learning a lot of different ways of California," he said. "Is this Southern California?"

When told that, actually, San Diego was the definition of Southern California, he seemed pleased.

"I'm happy to be a Southern Californian, or whatever you want to call it," he said.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Vitamin X on October 03, 2009, 09:29:09 AM
Deadspin is even more awful than usual today. Like, horribly bad. Even the commenters are freaking out.

It looks they've got a couple neo-cons subbing in for the weekend, and a couple of them have already vomited out a piece or two on the Olympics and failure to get them in Chicago for 2016. Just really terrible drivel going on over there.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on October 03, 2009, 09:36:32 AM
I've never figured out why anyone would want the Olympics, and given how well it went the last two times the US got the games, why would they go back to us
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on October 03, 2009, 09:59:19 AM
Who's gimmick-posting as Peggy Noonan? Leitch?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on October 03, 2009, 02:43:40 PM
It looks they've got a couple neo-cons subbing in for the weekend, and a couple of them have already vomited out a piece or two on the Olympics and failure to get them in Chicago for 2016. Just really terrible drivel going on over there.

Congrats on not "getting" "irony"
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Vitamin X on October 03, 2009, 05:02:18 PM
I'm mainly talking about this article (http://deadspin.com/5373650/who-really-chose-rio-to-host-the-2016-olympics) by someone named "Moe" who has apparently been writing on the site for a while now, but somehow never noticed them until that article.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Broward on October 03, 2009, 07:59:33 PM
Best of Gus Johnson - Rise and Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcglOItcKoM#normal)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: CanadianChris on October 06, 2009, 01:34:52 AM
ESPN debuts "30 for 30" tonight with an examination of the Gretzky trade by Peter Berg.  Everyone should watch this series, it looks to be maybe the best thing The Worldwide Leader has ever done.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on October 06, 2009, 02:56:12 AM
That does look good.  I see they've got features coming on the Ali/Holmes fight.  The death of the USFL.  The Baltimore Colts leaving town.  Michael Jordan's trek through baseball's minors (presented by Ron Shelton of Bull Durham fame).  Terry Fox, which is a heck of a story.  Steve Bartman though, can't we let that one die already?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on October 06, 2009, 02:57:14 AM
Terry Fox is a quitter.

I'm looking forward to the documentary tonight, Peter Berg is one of my favourite directors
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: The Amazing Rando on October 06, 2009, 03:05:33 AM
It's too bad they already covered the 1995 Rugby World Cup extremely well at the ESPYs.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on October 06, 2009, 04:50:06 AM
AT&T Lost Dog Commercial w/ Tyler Hansbrough (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEInSyTHcpc#ws-normal)

This commercial is very creepy. It stars Tyler Hansbrough, but nowhere is it mentioned that NBA Superstar Tyler Hansbrough stars in the commercial. I mean, even commercials with Michael Jordan would sometimes chyron NBA All-Star Michael Jordan at the bottom, and he's more internationally recognized than most heads of state. Are we expected to recognize Hansbrough without assistance? How are we supposed to know it's him without a Tar Heels jersey on his chest, blood on his face, and Dick Vitale on his nuts? He's simply presented as one white person among many white people who help find a lost puppy, except this dude is a college basketball legend now charged with the tall order of saving professional basketball in Indianapolis. Furthermore, it's really creepy that he's camped out on a 1st grader's porch waiting for her to arrive. Did he clear this with her parents and be like "hi, I'm NBA superstar Tyler Hansbrough. I found your puppy, and have I got a stunt in mind"? Shouldn't there be neighbors calling the cops or running at him with a blunt object asking if he's lost his damn mind? Why doesn't the girl recognize him? Was she just so happy to have her dog back that she didn't notice the famous athlete loitering in front of her house? Is she a Duke fan? Or are we supposed to believe that Tyler Hansbrough intentionally goes unidentified by producers and characters; that while we'd be browbeaten by all parties involved with the fact that the staged good deeds are being done by Jordan or Shaq or LeBron, Hansbrough prefers to toil in anonymity, using not his otherworldly basketball talents for good but merely the same social networking shit that the rest of us play with. Weird shit. I'd be happy if I never saw this again.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: A Happy Medium on October 06, 2009, 04:55:18 AM
Kings Ransom Excerpt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVL62QMAlpU#ws-normal)

This is an excerpt from tonight, and it looks really good.  I will have to DVR this....and maybe the entire series.

And apparently, this is the creation of Bill Simmons.  Well, he takes part credit for the idea, and having ESPN find these directors.  Perhaps this can redeem him in our eyes.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on October 06, 2009, 04:58:26 AM
Bill Simmons is one of many smarmy white guys who positions himself as someone who loves basketball and thus must have no respect for hockey, and he's taking credit for a Gretzky piece? Oh, ride a dick.

The effigy man wearing Daisy Dukes sounds like Owen Hart. Hmph.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: KingPK on October 06, 2009, 06:02:46 AM
Bill Simmons is one of many smarmy white guys who positions himself as someone who loves basketball and thus must have no respect for hockey, and he's taking credit for a Gretzky piece? Oh, ride a dick.

He pitched the idea of this whole series of documentaries to ESPN, not just this one piece.  I think he's getting an Executive Producer credit.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on October 21, 2009, 02:47:05 AM
http://backporch.fanhouse.com/2009/10/21/steve-phillips-brooke-hundley-affair-leads-to-reported-espn-susp/# (http://backporch.fanhouse.com/2009/10/21/steve-phillips-brooke-hundley-affair-leads-to-reported-espn-susp/#)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: CanadianChris on October 21, 2009, 04:40:54 AM
Saw that on another board.  We all knew he had suspect judgment, but cheating on his wife with:

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

takes it to a whole other level.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on October 21, 2009, 05:26:11 AM
I dunno.  I'd say the same thing on her end as well.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: #sorrynotsorry on October 21, 2009, 05:44:19 AM
Steve Phillips is the Bill Clinton of baseball.

Woof.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bigelow34 on October 21, 2009, 05:56:18 AM
She looks a bloated Breckin Meyer.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: teke184 on October 21, 2009, 07:06:30 AM
Deadspin is taking this opportunity to post all the tips they've gotten from within ESPN of various other sexual harassment offenders.

This seems to be in revenge due to ESPN being uncooperative when they called them in September to confirm or deny that Phillips was about to get canned for behavior much worse than what Harold Reynolds was fired for.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Smues on October 21, 2009, 01:52:10 PM
(http://theproducers.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/brooke2.jpg)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on October 21, 2009, 02:10:47 PM
This story has hit the news waves pretty big, as it was talked about on Headline News and The View. Not surprisingsly, Phillips asked for, and was granted, a leave of absence by ESPN.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: teke184 on October 21, 2009, 03:16:36 PM
(http://theproducers.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/brooke2.jpg)

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gawker/2009/03/omg-do-not-want.jpg)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Black Lushus on October 21, 2009, 10:22:58 PM
Definitely not worth losing everything over...
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: darthtiki on October 22, 2009, 05:57:25 PM
Would that be what Mark Grace referred to as a slumpbuster?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on October 23, 2009, 04:35:27 AM
The dream is finally here!

http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/2009/10/bill-simmons-to-finally-make-his.html (http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/2009/10/bill-simmons-to-finally-make-his.html)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Mik on October 23, 2009, 05:47:18 AM
Awesome. Probably just 5 good minutes, but whatever.

Also, he was decent on Colbert last time. I look forward to him being on there again.

I still enjoy Bill Simmons.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on October 24, 2009, 12:11:19 PM
Why do I give a shit which hog Steve Phillips is fucking on the side? Deadspin is fag gossip for closet cases.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Cheech Tremendous on October 24, 2009, 03:01:37 PM
I still think Phillips showed worse judgment trading for Mo Vaughn.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: pujoljunkie on October 24, 2009, 03:18:02 PM
You know, he only gave up Kevin Appier, who was pretty fucking bad for the rest of his career, which only lasted two more years.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on October 25, 2009, 03:09:12 AM
Why do I give a shit which hog Steve Phillips is fucking on the side? Deadspin is fag gossip for closet cases.

Damaramu thing going on
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: jimmy no nose on October 25, 2009, 11:52:49 AM
I'm hearing now that Steve Phillips is out permanently at ESPN, so I would like to say thank you, Deadspin.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Mik on October 27, 2009, 02:06:18 PM
Simmons was pretty good on PTI. He was a bit more informal than most of the guests, but he was also in studio, which usually helps.

He does know a lot about basketball.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on October 27, 2009, 02:48:34 PM
Continuum of basketball expertise

college basketball fans --> stupid white guys --> dumb black guys --> white guys --> black guys --> sniveling dork-ass rich liberal white guys
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on October 29, 2009, 05:03:09 AM
Simmons was pretty good on PTI. He was a bit more informal than most of the guests, but he was also in studio, which usually helps.

He does know a lot about basketball.

It was kind of annoying how Kornheiser used his serious voice throughout the interview. Like whether or not the Thunder will be good this year is some grave conversation only real sports cognoscenti like themselves can discuss. It was so pretentious, and I usually like Kornheiser.

But Bill on Sportsnation was worse. Colin Cowherd screwed up the intro, further proving he shouldn't be hosting a show, and then they made Simmons sit through not one, but two dull segments where they tried to shot a bullet through his book. Bill actually got some good lines in, too, if only they would have let him talk. Michelle Beadle is the only saving grace of that show.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Gert on October 29, 2009, 08:30:29 AM
I don't hate Cowherd as much as most people do around here, but the "he shouldn't be hosting SportsNation" setiment is dead on. He has 16-20 hours a week when he can run his pretentious act on the radio. It just doesn't flow well on a 30 minute show.

Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: devo on October 30, 2009, 06:46:16 PM
Cole Hamels would like to remind you that random grenades are for pussies. (http://kotaku.com/5394032/cole-hamels-reminds-you-that-grenades-are-for-pussies?skyline=true&s)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on November 11, 2009, 04:29:20 AM
Dave Dameshek's last podcast for ESPN is today. Sad that another one of the truly unique perspectives on sports goes away. He did say he would continue podcasting in some form next week, probably on Carolla's show, but it looks like ESPN really does want to stick to the noisy, typical football analyst guy kind of broadcasters.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on December 06, 2009, 05:12:32 AM
A new measure for how I deal with boredom: I've begun measuring NHL fanbases by how many followers teams have for their respective official twitters. Some of the teams:

It's OK, they're expansion teams
Atlanta: 2,624
Phoenix: 3,438

Still don't know what those hashtags are
Carolina: 4,065
Colorado: 4,152
Colombus: 4,178
Minnesota: 4,679

Hat Twick
Dallas: 6,336
mighty Ducks: 6,663
Calgary: 6,731
St. Louis : 6,735
Boston: 7,307
L.A.: 7,674
San Jose: 8,735
Edmonton: 9,161

Tweet Victory
Chicago: 18,469
Detroit: 22,081
Montreal: 22,164

I thought Canada liked hockey
Maple Leaves: 4,375
Ottawa: 4.013


Also worth noting is who the official accounts follow. Most follow other NHL teams and the official NHL account, and then a seemingly random sampling of fans, usually for a total of around 70.  Anaheim and Detroit are following 3,000+ people. The Sharks also follow notable accounts for other Bay Area teams. The Canadiens are following the Expos.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on December 06, 2009, 05:17:45 AM
ESPN discontinued doing the Sports Almanac. This dismays me
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: treble on December 06, 2009, 11:27:48 AM
The Leafs Twitter is really shitty.  And I think it's relatively new, too.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: KingPK on December 08, 2009, 07:40:02 AM
In a pretty big shocker, Peter Gammons is leaving ESPN.

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“My decision to leave ESPN and move on at this point in my life has been conflicted. I owe a great deal of my professional life to ESPN, having spent more than half of my 40 years in journalism working for the network, and the choice to move on was made with nothing but the strongest feelings for the people with whom I worked. ESPN gave me a great deal more than I gave it, and will always be a huge part of who I am.

“I will forever be joined at the hip with John Walsh, who hired me as an ink-stained wretch, plunked me on TV and has always been a guiding spirit. Understand how the people who run ESPN treat people: when I was felled by a severe aneurysm in 2006, George Bodenheimer, John Skipper, Norby Williamson, my former Boston Globe boss Vince Doria and everyone made certain that my family and I had the best care and support, far, far beyond any reasonable expectation. My ESPN life has been lined with foxhole people whom I’ll never forget.

“I’ve been able to work with my closest and oldest friends, like Jayson Stark, Tim Kurkjian, Buster Olney, Peter Pascarelli, Jerry Crasnick and Charlie Moynihan. I spent three seasons doing games with a producer, Tom Archer, who is among the most revered leaders I’ve ever met. I told everyone last October that the team baseball coordinating producer Jay Levy put together with Mark Preisler and Marc Carman was the most creative in my 20 years on the show. I apologize to hundreds of people I owe for all these years for not mentioning their names.

“You would have had to be there for 20 years to know how hard so many good people sweated in anonymity to make all of us look as if we knew what we were doing.

“My friend Tom Rush – who taught James Taylor and me our first guitar chords – once wrote how strange it seems to walk away alone. With no regrets.”

If he goes to MLB Network I will weep tears of joy.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Cheech Tremendous on December 08, 2009, 12:45:53 PM
Reports are that he is joining the MLB Network after the conclusion of the Winter Meetings.  I'm psyched; soon, I won't need ESPN at all.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20091208&content_id=7777768&vkey=pr_mlbcom&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20091208&content_id=7777768&vkey=pr_mlbcom&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb)

I like that he's working with NESN, too.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Gert on January 24, 2010, 03:05:36 AM
Anybody have an ESPN Insider account? I have to re-up my ESPN Magazine subscription so I figured it would be about 15 bucks more to do this. Is it worth it? It use to really piss me off that I could access the whole site when I was younger, but seeing the magazine deal included too, it doesn't seem so bad.

Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: the max on January 24, 2010, 06:54:24 AM
Keith Law and the rest of their baseball analysis is worth it.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Smues on February 23, 2010, 04:10:41 AM
Tony Kornheiser was suspended from PTI for a couple of days for comments he made about Hannah Storm's wardrobe choices on his radio show. She tends to dress for the morning Sports Center like she's going clubbing, I'd say she's fair game. Plus this suspension means we're stuck with Lebetard on PTI, which is more of a punishment to the viewers than Tony. Thanks ESPN.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on February 23, 2010, 07:11:11 AM
Lebatard's awesome. Tony's comments were unnecessary and kind of harsh. Wilbon's the one who's been getting on my nerves lately.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: hyperchord24 on February 23, 2010, 08:07:52 AM
Tony Kornheiser was suspended from PTI for a couple of days for comments he made about Hannah Storm's wardrobe choices on his radio show. She tends to dress for the morning Sports Center like she's going clubbing, I'd say she's fair game. Plus this suspension means we're stuck with Lebetard on PTI, which is more of a punishment to the viewers than Tony. Thanks ESPN.
He also made a comment about Berman gaining the 60 pounds he lost on nutrisystem.  Word is that Berman's contract is up and has lofty demands.  Being insulted by one of your colleagues probably isn't going to sit right.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Gert on February 23, 2010, 10:51:10 AM
Berman probably has creative control demands in his contract so he can still use the same shit he has been the past 30 years.

Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: #sorrynotsorry on February 23, 2010, 10:54:48 AM
Fuck, I stop watching PTI, and now Tony is taking shots at fellow ESPN talent. I wonder who pissed in his cornflakes?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Gert on February 23, 2010, 11:21:27 AM
I believe it was on Tony's radio show. I am guessing Tony would probably be content to just do radio and walk from PTI, but it's such a huge csh-cow I don't think it would happen.

Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Smues on February 23, 2010, 11:28:29 AM
It was on his radio show. He takes shots at ESPN people all the time, this was nothing new or out of the ordinary. The Berman theory seems to be a popular one and I wouldn't be surprised if that's the real reason for the suspension, now officially announced as two weeks. What a joke.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: #sorrynotsorry on February 23, 2010, 11:42:05 AM
I don't get Tony's show here in SoCal, but that shouldn't be an excuse to not listen to him thanks to the internet. I have a bad Francesa habit that's really hard to kick.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: strummer on February 23, 2010, 01:29:35 PM
ha Kornheiser gets suspended for commenting on Hannah Storm skanking it up on the morning sportscenter?

hell she's the only reason to watch
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Black Lushus on February 24, 2010, 01:53:52 AM
Why pile on Kornheiser?  He's right, Hannah MILFs it up too much on Sportscenter.


I'd hit it.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on February 24, 2010, 02:56:21 AM
He got suspended for that?  It isn't like he said something racist or sexist or anything.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on February 24, 2010, 03:11:54 AM
MILFs it up too much

I wasn't aware such a thing was possible
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Black Lushus on February 24, 2010, 03:15:34 AM
MILFs it up too much

I wasn't aware such a thing was possible

depends on the woman doing the MILFing up!
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Damaramu on February 24, 2010, 05:16:30 AM
What exactly did he say?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Smues on February 24, 2010, 06:03:41 AM
ESPN Suspends Tony Kornheiser For Hannah Storm Comments (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM9VqH7Jjo0#normal)

30 second mark.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 07, 2010, 04:48:41 PM
Spider & Henchman must be the greatest sports podcast. It's a good antidote to the ESPNgroupthinktalkinghead brigade that seems inescapable sometimes. There's a very real, unpretentious air about them when they discuss sports, and it's nicely juxtaposed to vulgar humor and stories, such as in the most recent episode where Hench shares his tale of bringing lotion to a strip club and asking strippers if he can masturbate in his sweats while watching them. Plus John Salley is always good for some classic quotes: "It's not whether you win or lose, it's whether you win."
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on July 18, 2010, 08:46:13 AM
Anybody else looking forward to the Ozzie Guillen reality show on MLB Network?




C'mon nobody?


In other news, according to his Twitter, Ochacinco doesn't know who won his reality dating show. That fella's more than a few fries short of a Happy Meal.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on July 18, 2010, 11:22:55 AM
I have little optimism over the borefest that was the Phillies' bullpen series.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on July 18, 2010, 11:28:46 AM
I can see that but were The Phillies bullpen a generally interesting bunch outside the show? It's obviously going to be sanitized but watching Ozzie, Kenny Williams, and Jerry Reinsdorf argue has some unintentional comedic potential.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on July 18, 2010, 11:39:07 AM
I can see that but were The Phillies bullpen a generally interesting bunch outside the show? It's obviously going to be sanitized but watching Ozzie, Kenny Williams, and Jerry Reinsdorf argue has some unintentional comedic potential.
Well when you have last year's elite closer having a genuine meltdown and you still can't develop an interesting show, I don't know.  The problem seemed to be that the Phils weren't willing to leak anything at all.  So it was just following them around and the producers feeding them topics.
Title: Sports Reality Show Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on July 19, 2010, 05:52:43 AM
Haven't watched the Ozzie show on the DVR yet but incidentally there's also a one hour documentary on The Brewers premiering tomorrow on ESPN.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: treble on August 14, 2010, 04:04:39 AM
So, Rogers SportsNet One (which is funny, because Sportsnet already has 4 channels) launches today.  Unfortunately, no one's put it up on YouTube, but for the last month or so, they've been running the EXACT SAME COMMERCIAL for it set to Nelly's "# 1".  Pretty much half of what's left of the Jays games this season will be on there, since I guess the Sportsnet schedule was just too packed, otherwise.  The game tonight against the Angels is on the new channel, and the 'main' network (well, the Ontario feed, at least) is showing Rudy and poker.

I've heard that a majority of Blue Jays games will be on there next season, which means I'll have to spend more money to watch the games (if my cable company even provides the channel) so one of the richest companies in the country which doesn't have enough programming to fill up the sports network it already has can make a little more money.

I've also heard one of the reasons that Rogers wants to put so many of the Jays games on One is because they'd rather have the games on a national network rather than the regional ones they're on now.  This is ignoring that they could do that now, but used the team as a way to get people to buy digital packages to subscribe to all 4 of the regional networks by putting most Jays games on only 2 of the feeds, while putting other games (usually Red Sox or Yankees ones) on the other feeds.  So, if you lived in Alberta or whatever, and wanted to watch the Jays play that night, there's a good chance that Sportsnet West would be showing the Yankees vs. whoever they're playing and unless you had the digital package that has all 4 Sportsnet feeds, you couldn't watch the game (and there's also probably a pretty good chance that you couldn't watch the game in HD, either).

I fucking hate this company.  This is the same shit they pulled last year when they only put the Tigers/Twins playoff game on 2 of the feeds and the Ontario feed got to watch a simulcast of a radio show.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Beer Baron on August 14, 2010, 04:17:11 AM
Sportsnet is awful. I'm glad that TSN picked up UEFA Champions League and the EPL for next year with TSN and TSN2. I know it doesn't bother me trying to watch Jays games, but since living in Alberta I have to put up with Don Taylor who might be the worst broadcaster in the business.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: treble on August 18, 2010, 08:21:48 AM
Jays games last weekend (Friday's and Sunday's games) on the regular Sportsnet channels got around 480,000 viewers each game.  The Saturday game, on Sportsnet One, got around 31,000.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 18, 2010, 10:07:51 AM
Yep, Rogers pretty much pulled the same crap Bell did with TSN2 so most of the country didn't have the option to see it. Shaw hasn't added it yet and I bet they wait until the NHL starts.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: treble on August 18, 2010, 10:38:44 AM
I think it's a little different in that TSN didn't take their top property (say, their NHL package) and put half the games on TSN2, cutting out 90% of their audience (if the Blue Jays ratings numbers are to be believed).  TSN2 is mostly overflow programming (extra hockey games, stuff like that) and anything 'big' on there is usually only on there until the main network is free.  I'd be fine if Sportsnet used Sportsnet One for Jays games if they had something better to show on the main network (like, when they get bumped in May for the Memorial Cup, or late season Sunday games when there's football on), but right now its ridiculous.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 18, 2010, 12:02:06 PM
That is true. I know people here were happy that SN1 made Flames PPV go away so it'll be a debacle if they don't get it on Shaw in time.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on August 20, 2010, 03:53:50 PM
Finally got the MLB Network documentary on the rise and fall of The Montreal Expos and it was pretty solid albeit slightly biased due to the fact that it was produced by MLB itself. That is assuming that the Vlad Guerrero/Jose Vidro years when MLB owned the team were short shifted because they didn't want to talk about how Selig "couldn't afford" the $50,000 to allow Montreal to call up minor league prospects in the heat of a wild card race. It's a pretty glaring oversight for a documentary that was trying to explain all of the reasons why baseball is no longer in the city to forget the final nail in the heart.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: #sorrynotsorry on August 20, 2010, 03:58:35 PM
I saw the last part of the doc when Bud was blubbering on how tragic the Expos were and almost gagged. Go fuck yourself Selig.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on August 20, 2010, 10:06:39 PM
Thirded.  They said nothing about Jeffrey Loria's tenure.  His inability to negotiate a basic radio contract in 2000.  And to ignore the farce of the Expos being owned by their competitors was ridiculous. 
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: #sorrynotsorry on August 21, 2010, 03:08:29 AM
Jay Mariotti is arrested in LA on domestic violence charges.

Thank god I never have to listen to that prick on local anymore.
 
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on August 21, 2010, 03:25:54 AM
*puts Mariotti on mute with a joystick, looks smug*
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on August 21, 2010, 04:39:40 AM
Thirded.  They said nothing about Jeffrey Loria's tenure.  His inability to negotiate a basic radio contract in 2000.  And to ignore the farce of the Expos being owned by their competitors was ridiculous. 
Sadly, I don't think an honest documentary about the demise of the Expos could be produced, which is too bad because 3/4ths of this documentary was pretty good.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: geniusMoment on August 21, 2010, 05:08:17 AM
Jay Mariotti is arrested in LA on domestic violence charges.

Thank god I never have to listen to that prick on local anymore.
 

NICE

Ex-Sun-Times columnist Mariotti arrested in L.A.
August 21, 2010 11:35 AM | No Comments | UPDATED STORY

ESPN personality and former Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti was arrested overnight by Los Angeles police officers after a "physical altercation" with his girlfriend, according to the L.A. Times.

According the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Web site, Mariotti was arrested by police in the LAPD's Pacific Division at about 4:30 p.m. local time and booked into custody about an hour later.

LAPD sources said Mariotti allegedly got into an argument with his girlfriend at a club in Santa Monica.

The argument continued at the couple's apartment in Venice, where some type of physical altercation occurred. Police were called to the apartment, and Marioitti was arrested.

He is currently being held at the 77th Street station on $50,000 bail.



I hope he gets ass raped in jail.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Monsoon Classic on August 21, 2010, 07:20:45 AM
I have to read that with the ATH tune in the background.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Smues on August 21, 2010, 08:01:37 AM
My first choice for ATH panelists to be arrested would be Plaschke, but Mariotti would certainly be my second choice.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on August 21, 2010, 08:28:48 AM
My first choice for Jay's domestic partner who was beat is Woody Paige
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: A Happy Medium on August 21, 2010, 12:15:50 PM
Isn't 50,000 a little bit high for bail?  What the hell was he charged with?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: CanadianChris on August 21, 2010, 12:21:12 PM
I'll bet Ozzie Guillen knows a few guys who'd have some fun with him in prison.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Loaded Glove on August 21, 2010, 01:16:22 PM
Deadspin is going to have a field day with this Mariotti news.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Mik on August 21, 2010, 01:17:48 PM
What do you have to do in a domestic battery situation to turn it into a felony?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on August 22, 2010, 01:25:23 AM
Since when is Mariotti in LA? And why?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on August 23, 2010, 08:40:00 AM
Sweet! This is awesome! Now nobody can hold Jerry Reinsdorf accountable for being a crook!

Quote
When D.C. representatives first met with Reinsdorf and laid out their stadium plans and requirements, they suggested the District would be up for paying two-thirds of the cost if the owners covered the other third.

"We were thinking of a different split," Reinsdorf replied, according to one meeting participant. "We were thinking three-thirds and no-thirds."
Mariotti beat the shit out of the wrong person.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on August 28, 2010, 01:12:58 PM
(http://siusopen.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/wayne-small1.jpg)

http://us-open-tennis.si.com/2010/08/27/lil-wayne-backs-nadal-clijsters-in-u-s-open/?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin (http://us-open-tennis.si.com/2010/08/27/lil-wayne-backs-nadal-clijsters-in-u-s-open/?xid=cnnbin&hpt=Sbin)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on August 29, 2010, 05:06:07 AM
Man I hate college sports. Forget that fact that I live in a town with professional teams (for the most part) and have better entities to apply my loyalty to, one of the my most annoying TV experiences is the fault of college sports.

Back before we had internet, if I wanted to see a score I'd have to watch a channel with a sports ticker. No matter when I tuned it, it was always in the middle of NCAA Divison 69 Backwater Conference Basketball/Football/Water Polo results. It'd take FOREVER just to get to the pros. Why should I have to wait for 10,000 college results for games of no consequence? I guess it's still like this now, but back then I didn't have a choice.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on October 14, 2010, 02:55:42 AM
2006 Mike Valenti Michigan St-Notre Dame rant Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWmXe1w6XBk#)

2006 Mike Valenti Michigan St-Notre Dame rant Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjGxfiebmuo#)

Always a classic.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on October 14, 2010, 04:14:33 AM
I saw Stephen A. Smith at the Fairfax Farmers' Market over the weekend. He was with a woman, and was wandering around before stopping at the nuts stand. He must have been stocking up, cause he was there a while. I don't know if any cheese doodles were purchased.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Broward on October 14, 2010, 05:38:13 AM
What do you have to do in a domestic battery situation to turn it into a felony?

I know this is old but shame on TRTSM for no one making the obvious "hit someone with a phone" joke..
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: devo on October 23, 2010, 04:02:23 AM
Debut episode of The T.Ocho Show draws 112,000 viewers for a 0.1 rating.  (http://www.nesn.com/2010/10/the-tocho-show-bombs-in-debut-draws-01-rating.html)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on October 23, 2010, 04:16:16 AM
this is pathetic imo (http://www.nesn.com/2010/10/red-sox-nation-rooting-for-rangers-after-they-ruined-yankees-dream-of-repeat.html)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on December 19, 2010, 03:08:10 PM
Why is an extremely bored looking John King (of CNN semi fame) hosting a Real Sports ripoff on NBATV? They couldn't have found anyone more qualified? Was Ernie Johnson at a charity golf tournament or something?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: strummer on December 20, 2010, 12:45:27 AM
Erik Kuselias is leaving ESPN to join the Golf Channel

I enjoyed his work in his fist few years but he has fallen off considerably IMO
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: devo on January 05, 2011, 02:00:54 PM
http://www.sbnation.com/2011/1/4/1891345/the-best-animated-sports-gifs-of-2010-numbers-40-through-36 (http://www.sbnation.com/2011/1/4/1891345/the-best-animated-sports-gifs-of-2010-numbers-40-through-36)

Best sports gifs of the year. Altogether kinda hit and miss, but still worth checking out. The "Let's Piss Off Adrian Beltre" collection is pretty spectacular.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bored on January 05, 2011, 02:57:17 PM
I thought the #40 was the best of them all.

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/517013/nbalakersfan_medium.gif)
That's 909 in 20 years.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: devo on January 05, 2011, 03:01:36 PM
LAKERS. LLLLLLLAKERRRRRRS.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: the max on January 05, 2011, 03:14:00 PM
Beltre is probably glad V-Mart went to Detroit. V-Mart drove him fucking crazy with the head touching last year.

My favorite:

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/510101/baseballoswaltcameron_medium.gif)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on January 23, 2011, 04:15:10 AM
I've had enough of these ridiculous annual stories about those 4 hosers who have been to every Super Bowl. So they've blown a hundred thousand dollars to get crappy seats to a game better watched on TV, and every year we're expected to...admire them? The point of the publicity is never clear. I guess they're superfans and super rich so we're supposed to care.

It's not even that big an accomplishment to go every year. Show me the guy who's been to every World Series game in the past x amount of years. That's dedication to the sport.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on January 23, 2011, 04:24:33 AM
I've had enough of these ridiculous annual stories about those 4 hosers who have been to every Super Bowl. So they've blown a hundred thousand dollars to get crappy seats to a game better watched on TV, and every year we're expected to...admire them? The point of the publicity is never clear. I guess they're superfans and super rich so we're supposed to care.

It's not even that big an accomplishment to go every year. Show me the guy who's been to every World Series game in the past x amount of years. That's dedication to the sport.
I once braved a two hour rain delay to watch a Daisuke Matsuzaka start.  That's dedication.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: CanadianGuitarist on January 25, 2011, 08:40:41 AM
I guess this belongs here:

Did anyone hear about women's tennis #1 Caroline Wozniacki? She was criticized for being a boring interview, so in a pre-match press conference at the Australian Open, she made up a story about being attacked by a kangaroo?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Beer Baron on January 25, 2011, 09:59:55 AM
It's womens tennis. All I care about is short skirts and some boobs bouncing.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: oldskool on January 25, 2011, 01:51:03 PM
I guess this belongs here:

Did anyone hear about women's tennis #1 Caroline Wozniacki? She was criticized for being a boring interview, so in a pre-match press conference at the Australian Open, she made up a story about being attacked by a kangaroo?
I prefer Kim Clijsters calling out the interviewer for texting to another tennis player that he thought she was pregnant...at center court, on live TV.

This preference has nothing to do with the fact that Clijsters is a) hot and b) sounds exactly like Maryse.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: devo on January 25, 2011, 01:57:44 PM
"Are you still the alternative?" (http://books.google.com/books?id=V8_Saizq_88C&pg=PA182&lpg=PA182&dq=%22are+you+still+the+alternative%22&source=bl&ots=nptXrLfQG9&sig=fYeq12mq8axGCKJxhdUFcJ2lETo&hl=en&ei=MJs_TdKSEoLqgAe4s_DPAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=%22are%20you%20still%20the%20alternative%22&f=false) still makes me laugh.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on January 25, 2011, 02:02:18 PM

This preference has nothing to do with the fact that Clijsters is a) hot and
(http://im.in.com/connect/images/profile/b_profile3/Kim_Clijsters_300.jpg)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: A Happy Medium on January 25, 2011, 05:04:42 PM
I don't think she's very photogenic with still pictures.  However, I find her hot on TV.  I think it might be the way she carries herself...and the body is not bad at all.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on January 30, 2011, 07:28:36 AM
I like how Sean Salisbury's the color commentator for lingerie football on MTV2. Perfect fit.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on February 02, 2011, 05:21:47 AM
Stephen A Smith on Pau Gasol Trade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j9nsqv9m6M#)

is the newest member of the 710 family.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: #sorrynotsorry on February 02, 2011, 05:24:59 AM
710 has really loaded up on the personalities this year.

Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Damaramu on February 05, 2011, 03:13:11 AM
What's your most hated sports call? Like when an announcer does this cliche' call you cringe?

Mine would have to be during a game or highlight when an NBA player is on fire and the announcer starts yelling "Stop it! Just stop it!"
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on February 05, 2011, 03:20:59 AM
I hate it whenever Berman calls the Home Run Derby and just yells "BACK BACK BACKBACKBACK" at every hit.

Also, Joe Buck.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Damaramu on February 05, 2011, 03:26:07 AM
I hate it whenever Berman calls the Home Run Derby and just yells "BACK BACK BACKBACKBACK" at every hit.

Also, Joe Buck.

You don't like knowing the Simpsons are next?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on February 05, 2011, 03:46:07 AM
Not anymore.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on February 05, 2011, 10:26:35 AM
What's your most hated sports call? Like when an announcer does this cliche' call you cringe?

Mine would have to be during a game or highlight when an NBA player is on fire and the announcer starts yelling "Stop it! Just stop it!"
Easily John Sterling's drawn out "The Yankees win!"

Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on February 05, 2011, 02:47:37 PM
lol apparently Phil Simms threatened to beat up Desmond Howard for talking shit about his kid on TV.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Cheech Tremendous on February 18, 2011, 04:41:30 AM
Bill Simmons is launching his own website this spring.  It will be owned by ESPN, but won't carry their brand name anywhere.  It is being described as "70% sports/30% pop culture" which is similar to what he does already.  Chuck Klosterman and Kate Baker (from Deadspin) have already signed on as full-time contributors.

I like this move.  It's the sort of thing that will make Czech's head explode, but Bill found his groove again after his last book and I like the idea of him having full control over his content.  The 30 For 30 series is a good example of his creativity.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Vitamin X on February 18, 2011, 06:33:14 AM
Bill Simmons gave a shoutout to my fave Blazer blog in his last column (in reference to everyone on said blog ripping him a new one whenever he talks about pretty much anything Blazer-related), so he's alright for me now.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on March 13, 2011, 02:46:50 PM
The Fab Five documentary was excellent.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Gert on March 13, 2011, 04:31:44 PM
Agreed. I love Jalen Rose on TV and I thought he did a great job on the documentary, at no point did I feel like he was trying to put himself over. And add to the fact the he admitted he was pissed at Webber for the Martin trial/press conference made me like gim even more.

Great doc and I like the fact they are going to make 3-4 of these under the "30 for 30" label a year.

Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: SFH on March 13, 2011, 04:51:47 PM
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/-8216-Relentless-8217-Buckeye-fans-have-drive?urn=ncaaf-wp39 (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/-8216-Relentless-8217-Buckeye-fans-have-drive?urn=ncaaf-wp39) reporting that Kirk Herbstreit is leaving Ohio for Tennessee because "5-10%" of the bad fans are making living there unbearable. Putting it in this thread since he's a sports media reporter.

Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on March 13, 2011, 05:21:28 PM
Jalen Rose is cool.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Gert on March 13, 2011, 05:39:21 PM
I will throw this out here.....mainly because I am drunk, but what other sports docs would you like to see?

Tops on my list:

2001 World Series
HS to NBA jump (profile different ends of the spectrum; HOF Kobe or KG, late blooming AS, Jermaine O'Neal, role player CJ Miles-Louis Williams, bust or never made it Korleone Young-Ndudi Ebi, Leon Smith)
USC-Texas Nat'l Title Game
Boxing Heavyweight Division 1990-2011
Don F'n King
Shaq-Kobe
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Thrasher on March 13, 2011, 05:50:02 PM
The was a documentary on the 2001 WS. It was called 9 Innings From Ground Zero. It was produced by HBO and the MLB network shows it occasionally. It was really good documentary.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on March 13, 2011, 05:53:35 PM
Pete Maravich story.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Gert on March 13, 2011, 05:57:41 PM
The was a documentary on the 2001 WS. It was called 9 Innings From Ground Zero. It was produced by HBO and the MLB network shows it occasionally. It was really good documentary.

Thanks. I will keep my eye on this. Such an emotional time frame and series with tremendous endings and characters. And I really have no affliation to the DBacks or Yanks.

Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on March 14, 2011, 03:32:26 AM
No doc yet but there was a really good SportsCentury on Don King and I imagine they show it occasionally on ESPN Classic.

Also there was the HBO TV movie on Don King from the late '90s that won a bunch of Emmys but I guess that's another entity.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on March 14, 2011, 04:13:15 AM
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/-8216-Relentless-8217-Buckeye-fans-have-drive?urn=ncaaf-wp39 (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/-8216-Relentless-8217-Buckeye-fans-have-drive?urn=ncaaf-wp39) reporting that Kirk Herbstreit is leaving Ohio for Tennessee because "5-10%" of the bad fans are making living there unbearable. Putting it in this thread since he's a sports media reporter.



The articles linked within this article paint Kirk Herbstriet as the leader of a cult.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: SFH on March 14, 2011, 05:10:15 AM
Have you ever been to Ohio? We're not exactly talking about Ivy League educated people in this state. I've witnessed horrors to rival stereotypes of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and parts of Kentucky.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on March 14, 2011, 06:01:56 AM
Why the fuck would I go to Ohio.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: SFH on March 14, 2011, 06:04:58 AM
Why the fuck would I go to Ohio.
Ask myself the same question every time my relatives there ask me to visit.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on March 16, 2011, 08:22:13 AM
Finally got a chance to watch the Fab Five documentary; I am disappointed, yet also unsurprised to see that Chris Webber declined to participate.

Also, big ups to Reali and Smith for the Nate Dogg references on ATH.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bored on May 05, 2011, 12:13:05 PM
Gus Johnson is leaving CBS. :'(

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/richard_deitsch/05/05/gusjohnson.cbs/index.html (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/richard_deitsch/05/05/gusjohnson.cbs/index.html)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on May 05, 2011, 12:25:31 PM
He also left due to contract issues with the Knicks. Gus Johnson is getting a little bit over his head.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 05, 2011, 01:23:16 PM
Gus Johnson really isn't that good of an announcer. If it's not the last two minutes of a football or college basketball game I can live without him. Anyway, he's probably going to Fox.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on May 11, 2011, 05:44:14 AM
Haha. Mike Lupica just sonned Bill Simmons. He was interviewing Simmons on his radio show, and suddenly "Enter Sandman" starts up. Lupica is like "Can you call us back, we just got Mariano Rivera on the phone!" Simmons was like "Uh, call back? sure...". Then Rivera comes on and takes over.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on June 20, 2011, 04:26:01 AM
Grantland down due to boneheaded error---Byron The Bulb and Czech rejoice. (http://deadspin.com/5813569/online-sports-publication-grantland-momentarily-confused-by-online-publishing)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 20, 2011, 04:29:57 AM
I still don't see the point of Grantland. It sounds like it was just them throwing Simmons a bone to get him to sign a new deal
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on June 20, 2011, 06:33:28 AM
I don't mind the idea of a Simmons-curated blog, but for Bill Simmons to implicitly compare himself to Grantland Rice is beyond at least one pale.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 20, 2011, 06:47:50 AM
I don't mind the idea of a Simmons-curated blog, but for Bill Simmons to implicitly compare himself to Grantland Rice is beyond at least one pale.

Bill Simmons was against the name, it was an ESPN thing foisted on him
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on June 20, 2011, 07:42:32 AM
I don't mind the idea of a Simmons-curated blog, but for Bill Simmons to implicitly compare himself to Grantland Rice is beyond at least one pale.

You should read this hilariously brutal excoriation of the site and its pretenses (http://www.mrdestructo.com/2011/05/bill-simmons-and-grantland.html).

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Bill Simmons has a perspective problem, and yet another vanity project like Grantland seems only to add to the evidence of it. A good argument against that conclusion could be made if the site had any kind of purposeful coherence. Allegedly it's a serious sports website maintained by a man whose critical rigorousness about sports can often be measured by going to the IMDB "memorable quotes" page for a movie and trying to apply it to some random category like "interceptions made by New England Patriots, 2001-2010." Allegedly it's a serious cultural website maintained by a man whose cultural mind looks like one of those spooky MRIs of "ecstasy brains," with all the black dead spots, and a bit where someone burned "SWEEP THE LEG" into it with a laser scalpel. Its celebrity contributors list reads like a Who's Who of people whose only metric for understanding the human experience is the singular preciousness of themselves or the nauseating insipidity of corporate-retreat science. Then there's the preposterousness of the name. Bill Simmons is to Grantland Rice what Tucker Max is to Hunter Thompson.

The whole thing is fantastic.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on June 20, 2011, 07:49:50 AM
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Bill Simmons is to Grantland Rice what Tucker Max is to Hunter Thompson.
Everybody out of the pool.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on June 20, 2011, 07:57:12 AM
But I thought the website's namesake actually wasn't very good http://deadspin.com/5810019/why-grantland-rice-sucked (http://deadspin.com/5810019/why-grantland-rice-sucked)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on June 20, 2011, 08:11:29 AM
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His methodology is one of torturously stupid analogies propping up a worldview that runs the gamut from socially vampiric to merely narcissistic. To quote General Ze'evi, "He is the Thomas Friedman of pop culture." When he's really throwing down science, when he announces that he's challenging the reader, Klosterman lards meaningless observations about meaningless phenomena with cute paradoxes, trying to rationalize the impossible tension between two strawmen he's invented, before arriving at a conclusion that antagonizes the web-traffic-spiking intelligentsia while validating and comforting the incurious.

His treatment of Billy Joel is a perfect example. In Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, he oversees a rhetorical tennis match between the false binary that "Billy Joel Is Terrible" and "Billy Joel Is Secretly Great" by kicking around the man's career and eventually making the same evaluations everyone else already has: Billy Joel is a pretty good piano player who writes pretty good (and some great) pop songs about being in love, and usually once an album has a lyrically superior and commercially unviable song like "Vienna." The important points here are that:
1. That last sentence isn't long enough to count as an article or book chapter, and:
2. Writing that single sentence doesn't take you through the intellectual and emotional gravity well at the center of the universe, Chuck Klosterman.

Simmons goes through this same process with almost everything, sometimes spending a whole column on a strident criticism, then another walking it back too far, then reaching a synthesis as if it occasioned some degree of struggle. It's "Baby's First Hegelian Dialectic," only the logical building blocks are huge and can't really fit in his tiny hands. (Worse, like Klosterman, his analysis of sporting events now largely constitutes analyzing how he might come to analyze the sporting events later, and how he has to think about how he will reevaluate the hypothetical in light of outcomes that haven't even happened.)
No, I mean it this time.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on June 20, 2011, 08:49:09 AM
There is something odd about Klostermann. He'll build up a point he's about to make like it's some grand revelation, but ultimately turns out not to be very plain. One column is about why watching sports on TV live is better than recorded. I'm sure most would agree with that premise, but that someone felt the need to write basically a handbook about it is kind of troubling. Some things don't need to be explained. Same thing with the NBA halfcourt rule he talked about in another article - I guess you can appreciate it as stream-of-consciousness rambling, except the highfalutin analogies he makes that clearly suggest he put some time into them.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on June 20, 2011, 09:43:01 AM
Klosterman and Simmons are both capable of competently writing insightful and compelling material about their passions (music, basketball) as long as someone is there to keep them on track, which of course there is not. It's the neverending navel-gazing that does them both in. While I might be interested in what Chuck Klosterman thinks of modern journalism because he was one, I don't care what Chuck Klosterman thinks and doesn't think of what people will think of how he thought of the NBA ten years ago, or whatever he's prattling on about these days. And needless to say, Simmons's fratboy-Oprah lifestyle bullshit is utterly worthless.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 01, 2011, 04:02:08 AM
The sports media has uncovered a love letter written by an 18 year-old Michael J. Jordan.

(http://cdn.wl.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/jordanll1.jpg) (http://cdn.wl.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/jordanll2.jpg)


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    Michael Jordan

    My Dearest Laquette

    How are you and your family doing, fine I hope. I am in my Adv. Chemistry class writing you a letter, so that tell you how much I care for you. I decide to write you because I felt that I made you look pretty rotten after the last night. I want to tell you that I am sorry, and hope that you except my apologie. I know that you feelings was hurt whenever I loss my necklace or had it stolen.

    I was really happy when you gave me my honest coin money that I won off the bet. I want to thank you for letting me hold your annual. I show it to everyone at school. Everyone think you are a very pretty young lady and I had to agree because it is very true. Please don’t let this go to your head. (smile) I sorry to say that I can’t go to the game on my birthday because my father is taking the whole basketball team out to eat on my birthday. Please don’t be mad because I am trying get down there a week from Feb. 14. If I do get the chance to come please have some activity for us to do together.

    I want you to know that my feeling for you has not change yet. ← (joke) I am finally getting use to going with a girl much smaller than I. I hope you my hint. Well I have spent my time very wisely by write to you. I hope you write back soon. Well I must go, the period is almost over. See you next time around, which I hope comes soon.

    With my Best Love

    Michael J. Jordan
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Vitamin X on July 01, 2011, 08:18:10 AM
It's even funnier when you read it in a slow southern drawl, like Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile and picture the fact that this guy makes more money in a day than I will in a year.

fake edit: Wait no, that's depressing. :(
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Cheech Tremendous on July 01, 2011, 08:40:49 AM
Am I the only one that has found grantland.com to be a mildly interesting endeavor?  It's hit or miss, but a few of the articles have been fun.  Klosterman's dissection of Zeppelin's "In the Evening" was a recent highlight.

EDIT: The footnotes, which I can only guess are some sort of misguided homage to David Foster Wallace, are annoying and unnecessary
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Flik on July 01, 2011, 09:07:27 AM
Grantland.com has been interesting. You are right that they've been hit or miss on articles, but the articles they've hit on (with me anyways), I've thoroughly enjoyed. Like the one you just mentioned.

I think that once they get settled into what Grantland's premise is, as it is a fledgling still, I think it probably will get better.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on July 02, 2011, 09:31:35 AM
Even with his high school sweetheart, he's settling a gambling bet.

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. I decide to write you because I felt that I made you look pretty rotten after the last night. I want to tell you that I am sorry, and hope that you except my apologie.
He wrote the same thing to Kerr.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on July 15, 2011, 08:02:44 AM
(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/5382/txcoverkobe2.jpg)
(http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/9163/61fkqysl2bflsl500aa300.jpg)
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/1633/29covv24natpromo.jpg)

Try harder, SI.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 21, 2011, 02:44:04 AM
(http://cdn.wl.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/ozzie-twitter.jpg)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on July 28, 2011, 04:34:07 AM
Mark Heisler and Jerry Crowe are done at the LA Times. Heisler was interesting at times, but seemed like a wacko. He'd constantly take shots at Bill Simmons in between talking about the Lakers and it was very out of place. I did like his letters to Donald Sterling. Crowe's specialty, though, was writing about old-timer athletes and what they're doing now. He probably had the best columns in the sports section. They should have fired Bill Dwyre, who is absolutely useless.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: NoCalMike on July 28, 2011, 08:11:56 AM
Anyone know a few good streaming sites for sports?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: pujoljunkie on August 12, 2011, 08:23:44 AM
"Justin Verlander got his 17th win last night and the Tigers hold steady...stay positive...Chips Ahoy" - Tony Reali with my favorite ESPN quote of all time 30 seconds ago.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: KingPK on August 13, 2011, 02:38:26 PM
Tom Verducci has a really good article on Dustin Pedroia in this week's SI.  He lives right across the street from Fenway and sometimes goes over just to hit for a little while.  It also talks about his cribbage rivalry with Francona.  I want a new reality show on MLB Network called Tito and the (Little) Man.  Just televise the cribbage, I don't care.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on August 19, 2011, 05:10:06 AM
(http://espn.go.com/photo/2011/0819/pg2_wedprogramb_576.gif)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on August 26, 2011, 02:21:37 PM
There was a comment on the LA Times website that said if you were to suggest to your guy friends going picnicking in the park, they'd laugh at you and call you a sissy boy, but if you suggest going to the grass outside the Rose Bowl and tailgating before a game, all of a sudden it's cool. Good point. Silly men.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: KingPK on August 26, 2011, 05:20:11 PM
But tailgating means grilling, beer and, if you are in Los Angeles, felony assault and murder!
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Vitamin X on August 26, 2011, 08:34:24 PM
hahaha yes, violent crimes happen nowhere but in Los Angeles, especially not in Boston with its quaint, well-behaved sports fans!
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on August 29, 2011, 05:00:36 AM
Tom "Killer" Kowalski, longtime beat writer for the Lions, died suddenly today at 51. It's sad for me as I grew up reading his articles in the local paper and still followed him on MLive to this day. It's especially sad since he was currently engaged and was possibly set to watch the Lions make a big jump this season after covering so many up-and-down years in Detroit.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on September 02, 2011, 04:35:01 PM
I totally hijacked this week's baseball thread with the sports-on-radio discussion. Basketball has its moments, like listening to the UNI/Kansas upset a couple years ago. Regular season college or Bulls games, though? Eh.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Paperback Ryback on September 03, 2011, 04:13:46 AM
Imagine golf on the radio haha

(http://lobshots.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/happy-gilmore-4.jpg)
Golf is on the radio.

http://www.pgatour.com/multimedia/audio/pgatournetwork/ (http://www.pgatour.com/multimedia/audio/pgatournetwork/)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Joyful & Soyful on September 03, 2011, 04:17:18 AM
Imagine golf on the radio haha

(http://lobshots.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/happy-gilmore-4.jpg)
Golf is on the radio.

http://www.pgatour.com/multimedia/audio/pgatournetwork/ (http://www.pgatour.com/multimedia/audio/pgatournetwork/)

OMG
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: CanadianGuitarist on September 03, 2011, 04:44:03 AM
Imagine golf on the radio haha

(http://lobshots.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/happy-gilmore-4.jpg)
Golf is on the radio.

http://www.pgatour.com/multimedia/audio/pgatournetwork/ (http://www.pgatour.com/multimedia/audio/pgatournetwork/)

OMG

Even I haven't listened to that.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on September 14, 2011, 01:56:54 AM
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Joe McGinniss’ upcoming book Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin features claims and confirmation that the former governer and Vice Presidential nominee hooked up with three-time NBA All-Star Glen Rice circa 1987, when he was still in college and she was an Alaskan sports reporter.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Cheech Tremendous on September 14, 2011, 02:25:01 AM
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Joe McGinniss’ upcoming book Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin features claims and confirmation that the former governer and Vice Presidential nominee hooked up with three-time NBA All-Star Glen Rice circa 1987, when he was still in college and she was an Alaskan sports reporter.

Holy shit... Glen Rice made three All-Star teams?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Vitamin X on September 14, 2011, 04:31:00 AM
He had a pretty good career with the Hornets, and apparently also a pretty good stint with a Maverick.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Cheech Tremendous on September 14, 2011, 04:58:58 AM
Why do I find this story so fascinating?  Is it because I just inherently think all Republicans are racist and thus incapable of having sex with an African American?
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Cheech Tremendous on September 14, 2011, 05:00:17 AM
He had a pretty good career with the Hornets, and apparently also a pretty good stint with a Maverick.

Yes!  This one also went right past me.

I don't know why we should be surprised.  Glen Rice was always good at letting people score :D
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on September 14, 2011, 06:51:31 AM
It will expose a lot of racism in Palin's base. Can't wait.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on September 14, 2011, 06:53:31 AM
She thought Rice was white.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 14, 2011, 06:55:24 AM
It will expose a lot of racism in Palin's base. Can't wait.

Yeah dawg. She's tainted.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on September 14, 2011, 06:59:56 AM
The best part is that the original link said her friends stated that she had a 'fetish' for black men and was all over Glen, trying to drag him away.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 14, 2011, 07:02:47 AM
In all seriousness it's going to make me sad when the first lunatic comes out and says something like she hopped in bed with a black dude so she'd have no problem getting in bed with Obama. HOW CAN WE TRUST HER.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Amy pats fan on September 14, 2011, 07:03:38 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_76JVLQAdHZk/TAvXdib3QzI/AAAAAAAAAaw/3h3IgMkzEf0/s400/obama.jpg)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on September 14, 2011, 03:27:36 PM
http://m.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/10/the-shame-of-college-sports/8643/1/ (http://m.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/10/the-shame-of-college-sports/8643/1/)

The best article about the NCAA I've ever read. Incredibly good.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on September 14, 2011, 05:26:40 PM
Wow, that's really terrific. It just says so many things so well, better than I ever could, and I love talking about how terrible the NCAA and its slack-jawed townie foot soldiers are.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 14, 2011, 05:54:32 PM
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University administrators, already besieged from all sides, do not want to even think about such questions. Most cringe at the thought of bargaining with athletes as a general manager does in professional sports, with untold effects on the budgets for coaches and every other sports item. “I would not want to be part of it,” North Carolina Athletic Director Dick Baddour told me flatly. After 44 years at UNC, he could scarcely contemplate a world without amateur rules. “We would have to think long and hard,” Baddour added gravely, “about whether this university would continue those sports at all.”

Great. Please don't then.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on September 16, 2011, 01:09:05 AM
Mike Tyson has weighed in on the Sarah Palin/Glen Rice thing via an ESPN radio program.

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“Glen Rice is a wonderful man. He’s a wonderful guy,” Tyson said, “But you want her to be with somebody like [Dennis] Rodman getting up in there. Pushing her guts up in the back of her head!

“Glen Rice is a nice, mellow, docile man, non-threatening black guy — you want someone like Rodman — yeah baby! Imagine Palin with a big old black stallion ripping — yeehaw!”

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“In life in general you know, everybody gotta get that out of their system when they get out of college. If you’re a black man, every white girl, every uppity middle class — everybody gotta get their share of love.”

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    “She could always get boned out by a black person — a vote to bang her. Other than a vote to run office, the only thing she can do … she’s not a bad person because she likes black people … at least in her.”

    “When you think of Glen Rice, you don’t think of him coming back from Georgia and just slamming … you don’t think of that stuff!”

    “Sarah Palin … she met the wombshifter.”
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: DukeTogo on September 16, 2011, 11:40:05 AM
Now with audio and extra racism!

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In 1987 it wasn't accepted for for races to have sex with one another either. It's just now starting to be and it still does not seem right.

Mike Tyson's Thoughts On Sarah Palin And Interracial Sex (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqCtasCyVRs#)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on September 16, 2011, 12:31:03 PM
slack-jawed townie foot soldiers

Please don't insult my people/
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on September 20, 2011, 12:30:25 AM
First Yahoo! Sports breaks the Miami story, now they get the apocalypse.

(http://cdn.wl.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Satan.jpg)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on September 20, 2011, 12:58:43 PM
Carles writes for Grantland. Excerpt:

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There are times when I feel like I resent the simpleness of bros, but then I remind myself that bros have never been as free to bro as they are now. Bro-wave media has taken off the bro's shackles, freeing him from the pressures of evolving into a man who uses 'emotional evolution' as a way to cover up that life has defeated him. Shows like Entourage give us hope that the bro way of life is a sustainable way of life.

As long as you have your bros, you can cultivate a meaningful existence. A clan of true bros potentially outlasts any girlfriend, wife, or sibling. It provides emotional support that helps us to escape from the pain and monotony of everyday life with a mix of humor, escapism, and bro-based situational absurdity.

I am afraid of losing my bros if they choose to 'emotionally evolve' beyond the bro. It feels like I have already lost my Entourage bros. Hopefully, Entourage will provide a paradigm-shifting ending in which the bro is allowed to have his own version of a happy ending. This is probably unrealistic because bros will never end, as we find true happiness as long as we exist freely in the Circle of Bro.

If Grantland is the All-Star Team of internet columnists, this is a relief appearance from a 2005 Kansas City Royal.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on September 20, 2011, 03:28:11 PM
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There are times when I feel like I resent the simpleness of bros, but then I remind myself that bros have never been as free to bro as they are now. Bro-wave media has taken off the bro's shackles, freeing him from the pressures of evolving into a man who uses 'emotional evolution' as a way to cover up that life has defeated him. Shows like Entourage give us hope that the bro way of life is a sustainable way of life.

As long as you have your bros, you can cultivate a meaningful existence. A clan of true bros potentially outlasts any girlfriend, wife, or sibling. It provides emotional support that helps us to escape from the pain and monotony of everyday life with a mix of humor, escapism, and bro-based situational absurdity.

I am afraid of losing my bros if they choose to 'emotionally evolve' beyond the bro. It feels like I have already lost my Entourage bros. Hopefully, Entourage will provide a paradigm-shifting ending in which the bro is allowed to have his own version of a happy ending. This is probably unrealistic because bros will never end, as we find true happiness as long as we exist freely in the Circle of Bro.

(http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/61/61138/tumblr_lan8zhgu1u1qe04gdo1_500_png_627x325_crop_upscale_q85.jpg)
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on September 22, 2011, 06:07:04 AM
The Day the Stripper Came on LSU's Campus (http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2011/09/the-day-the-stripper-came-on-campus-march-4-1948/) isn't as seedy or recent as the title might lead you to believe.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: treble on October 03, 2011, 02:03:33 PM
Rogers Sportsnet has rebranded everything.  Gone is their classic 'what the fuck is this' logo:
(http://oilonwhyte.com/files/2010/08/401px-Rogers_Sportsnet_svg.png)

In its place is some lame 'SPORTSNET' where the S & N in the middle are underlined.  The new slogan is 'fueled by the fans' and there's at least one commercial with shots of fans interspersed with shots of players on Canadian teams.  It's about as awful as you think.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on October 04, 2011, 03:28:56 AM
That looks like a stylized drawing of a running back carrying the fooballl under his arm. Why they'd use a football player for what's primarily a hockey channel is beyond me.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on October 04, 2011, 03:39:02 AM
Maybe the bigger arm area is a hockey stick and the red dot is a puck. And the hockey player is a contortionist.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on October 04, 2011, 06:07:00 AM
I think it's a goalie making a save.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on October 04, 2011, 06:16:21 AM
Dude ready for his prostate exam.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: treble on October 04, 2011, 08:08:47 AM
I always thought it looked a bit like a whale.  I think it came out around the time as the Canucks started using their Orca Bay logo, so I think I must have associated the two of them.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Beer Baron on October 04, 2011, 09:47:17 AM
New look, same shitty anchors.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on October 04, 2011, 10:02:39 AM
That logo looks like some kind of bird or possibly a dinosaur.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on October 04, 2011, 10:35:49 AM
Definitely not a "crunk" bird or dinosaur, though.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on October 04, 2011, 10:42:44 AM
That Sportsnet thing is the Quebec Nordiques elephantigloo of the 21st century.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: The Art of Rasslin' on October 04, 2011, 10:45:34 AM
As long as they provide the sole Canadian HD feed for UFC TV broadcasts they can have whatever shitty logo they want.

I always thought it was a one-armed man juggling a ball with his legs. That's the way it looks, but what it actually is is anybody's guess.
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on October 04, 2011, 01:37:24 PM
IT'S GOATSE
Title: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on October 07, 2011, 11:53:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RPLH6.png)

why you gotta be like that, ESPN?
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bored on December 20, 2011, 12:45:58 PM
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20111220_Four_say_Philly_Daily_News_writer_Bill_Conlin_sexually_abused_them_as_children.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20111220_Four_say_Philly_Daily_News_writer_Bill_Conlin_sexually_abused_them_as_children.html)

Bill Conlin has been accused of molesting children back in the 70's. Is it wrong for me to hope this is true?
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on December 20, 2011, 01:12:18 PM
Wow, a guy who looks like a cleaned-up George RR Martin a child molester, who would have thought
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: teke184 on December 20, 2011, 01:12:43 PM
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20111220_Four_say_Philly_Daily_News_writer_Bill_Conlin_sexually_abused_them_as_children.html (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20111220_Four_say_Philly_Daily_News_writer_Bill_Conlin_sexually_abused_them_as_children.html)

Bill Conlin has been accused of molesting children back in the 70's. Is it wrong for me to hope this is true?

No, it's not.

Self-serving piece of shit is emblematic of the arrogant assholes on the BBWAA committee.  This one in particular left Nolan Ryan off his ballot so that Ryan wouldn't go in with 100% of all possible votes.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Smues on December 20, 2011, 01:16:39 PM
Isn't he the guy that outright said he stopped voting for people if they got a low total of votes, but then would reconsider them when the vote total moved up? I hope we found out he taught Sandusky everything he knows.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on December 20, 2011, 01:38:49 PM
Quote
“Bill Conlin has been a member in good standing of the BBWAA since 1966. The allegations have no bearing on his winning the 2011 J.G. Taylor Spink Award, which was in recognition of his notable career as a baseball writer.”

-Jack O’Connell, BBWAA secretary/treasurer
Dec. 20, 2011

Yes folks, the BBWAA believes we should separate character from achievements when considering the writers' wing of the Hall of Fame. They of course being the ones who keep suspected steroid users like Jeff Bagwell out of the Hall.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: teke184 on December 21, 2011, 01:08:36 AM
Here's a good question... Why can a baseball writer be enshrined with less than 50% of the vote while MLB players require at least 70% of all ballots to vote for them?

Conlin's percentage was somewhere around the 43% range, which for most baseball players would be a way of saying "Maybe if they stick around on the ballot for another 10 years".
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on December 21, 2011, 03:01:05 AM
Here's a good question... Why can a baseball writer be enshrined with less than 50% of the vote while MLB players require at least 70% of all ballots to vote for them?

Conlin's percentage was somewhere around the 43% range, which for most baseball players would be a way of saying "Maybe if they stick around on the ballot for another 10 years".
Different methods. The writers give an award every year. If there's five on a ballot and pick one, no one would ever get 75% of a vote.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: teke184 on December 21, 2011, 03:18:29 AM
Here's a good question... Why can a baseball writer be enshrined with less than 50% of the vote while MLB players require at least 70% of all ballots to vote for them?

Conlin's percentage was somewhere around the 43% range, which for most baseball players would be a way of saying "Maybe if they stick around on the ballot for another 10 years".
Different methods. The writers give an award every year. If there's five on a ballot and pick one, no one would ever get 75% of a vote.

If they had to live by the same rules as the players they're voting on, I think they'd change the system up a bit.

There's no guarantee that a MLB player will get in every year, so there should be no guarantee that one writer will get an award.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on December 21, 2011, 03:46:18 AM
It's not really the same level of honor as the Hall of Fame though.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: pujoljunkie on January 12, 2012, 02:44:26 AM
Did you guys know Carles writes for Grantland?

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/40815/solving-the-coachella-flyer-code (http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/40815/solving-the-coachella-flyer-code)

There's something really weird about this that I cannot put my finger on.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on January 12, 2012, 10:09:21 AM
Carles writes for Grantland. Excerpt:

Quote
There are times when I feel like I resent the simpleness of bros, but then I remind myself that bros have never been as free to bro as they are now. Bro-wave media has taken off the bro's shackles, freeing him from the pressures of evolving into a man who uses 'emotional evolution' as a way to cover up that life has defeated him. Shows like Entourage give us hope that the bro way of life is a sustainable way of life.

As long as you have your bros, you can cultivate a meaningful existence. A clan of true bros potentially outlasts any girlfriend, wife, or sibling. It provides emotional support that helps us to escape from the pain and monotony of everyday life with a mix of humor, escapism, and bro-based situational absurdity.

I am afraid of losing my bros if they choose to 'emotionally evolve' beyond the bro. It feels like I have already lost my Entourage bros. Hopefully, Entourage will provide a paradigm-shifting ending in which the bro is allowed to have his own version of a happy ending. This is probably unrealistic because bros will never end, as we find true happiness as long as we exist freely in the Circle of Bro.

If Grantland is the All-Star Team of internet columnists, this is a relief appearance from a 2005 Kansas City Royal.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on January 12, 2012, 10:21:47 AM
Hiring a internet personality whose only claim to fame is that he writes like a retard and then forcing him to use complete words and proper spelling seems counterintuitive.  Why not actually get a good writer?
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: the max on January 12, 2012, 10:27:38 AM
I have no idea who Carles is and after reading that excerpt, I don't want to. Terrible.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Czech on January 13, 2012, 03:42:14 AM
Byron went through a Carles phase a couple years ago. He may have even originated "p." for "pretty."
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on January 14, 2012, 04:48:33 PM
Let's not remember that.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: #sorrynotsorry on January 17, 2012, 04:05:33 AM
Mike Francesa's new jingle is terrible.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on February 06, 2012, 04:27:29 PM
Can anyone explain to me why Bleacher Report appears to gain legitimacy by the day?
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on February 06, 2012, 04:28:29 PM
It's the slideshows.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: the max on March 01, 2012, 11:03:52 PM
(http://s16.postimage.org/sdqbghhc3/mannybeingcurtis.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Kotzenjunge on March 03, 2012, 05:02:33 AM
It's the slideshows.
No shit. Overseas we must have looked at about a million of them since they never end.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Beer Baron on March 05, 2012, 12:16:19 AM
Woody Paige should get his own show.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on March 05, 2012, 12:28:24 AM
That's a terrible idea.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Amy pats fan on March 05, 2012, 12:43:08 AM
Mike Francesa's new jingle is terrible.

Yeah it is.  It sounds like they took the Mike'd Up theme and dubbed the word 'On' over 'Up'.  Mike'd On doesn't even make sense as a phrase.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: UterusJuice on March 05, 2012, 07:15:02 AM
PETE WEBER GOD DAMMIT I DID IT WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKQOXYB2cd8#ws)

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? I AM!!

I read up on this guy. He's a huge WWE fan and Triple H is his favourite wrestler. He crotch chops after strikes.


Pete Weber throws a strike and does a couple of crotch chops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD2T4INGuY4#)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Beer Baron on March 05, 2012, 08:37:16 AM
That's a terrible idea.

Dan Le Betard has his own show and he's at least x10 worse than Paige.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on March 05, 2012, 09:06:04 AM
Not even close.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Beer Baron on March 05, 2012, 10:06:47 AM
50 times then?
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on March 05, 2012, 10:12:50 AM
Le Batard can give off some major douche-vibes, but Woody Paige is one of the five most obnoxious people on ESPN (a tough list to crack, to be sure).
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Beer Baron on March 05, 2012, 10:22:12 AM
Bill Plaschke has to be number one? He's insufferable.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: CanadianGuitarist on March 05, 2012, 10:33:57 AM
Bill Plaschke has to be number one? He's insufferable.

Stuart Scott, unless he's toned down in the two years since I've seen him, has to be in the conversation.

I don't mind Woody Paige, but I only see him in small doses; I might watch ATH once a week. I certainly don't think he should have a show of his own.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Amy pats fan on March 05, 2012, 10:50:57 AM
Woody Paige's daughter should get her own show.

skip to 2:55

Woody Paige's 400th win! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ZznnHrpz4#ws)

Seriously though, Woodrow Paige is my favorite ESPN talking head.  He entertains me.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Amy pats fan on March 05, 2012, 10:52:11 AM
I mean, just look at Tim Cowlishaw, or Bill Plaschke, or LeBetard...they're such douches!  Woodrow is a man's man!
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on March 06, 2012, 02:46:06 AM
Bill Plaschke is the worst. Stuart Scott, Stephen A. Smith etc. act like douchebags on air but there's sometimes substance behind them. Plaschke has the added bonus of being a hack columnist.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: #sorrynotsorry on March 06, 2012, 04:43:32 AM
Bill Plaschke is the worst. Stuart Scott, Stephen A. Smith etc. act like douchebags on air but there's sometimes substance behind them. Plaschke has the added bonus of being a hack columnist.

Imagine being in Plaschke's home market.  I've gotten to the point, where I can identify a Plaschke article (usually a sob story or the complaint du jour) and not even have to look at if he wrote it.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Smues on March 06, 2012, 09:22:24 AM
We used to get a lot of Plaschke articles syndicated in the local paper. Not quite as awful as he is on TV, but it's close.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Tino Standard on March 08, 2012, 03:52:52 PM
Wasn't it Plaschke a few years ago who, after watching the Lakers play hard for about a quarter, wrote a column that stopped after like three paragraphs, leaving the rest of the column on the page blank with the explanation of "I'm putting in as much effort as the Lakers today"?

I thought that was brilliant in the "now don't ever fucking do that again" sense.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on March 08, 2012, 11:33:43 PM
You can easily identify a Plaschke article by the paragraph breaks. If the writer uses a second sentence in the same paragraph, it's not Plaschke.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on March 11, 2012, 02:13:24 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/11/sean-salisbury-says-his-life-has-become-a-walking-train-wreck/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/11/sean-salisbury-says-his-life-has-become-a-walking-train-wreck/)

One of the first ESPN douchebags I remember from when I was younger. Good times.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: KingPK on March 11, 2012, 03:10:42 PM
Salisbury did Breakdowns on Cheap Seats so I can't hate on him that much.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Monsoon Classic on March 14, 2012, 07:56:42 AM
I have a hardon for Dan Le Batard's show just for the Javale McGee highlights alone.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on March 14, 2012, 02:03:24 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1195981/1/index.htm (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1195981/1/index.htm)
Now here's a depressing article in SI about my childhood hero, Antoine Walker's life in the D-League.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Amy pats fan on March 14, 2012, 02:31:38 PM
That was a nice read
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on March 16, 2012, 06:04:39 AM
Here's a more positive story about a former NBA star.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/16/us/penny-hardaway-memphis-school/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 (http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/16/us/penny-hardaway-memphis-school/index.html?hpt=hp_c1)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on April 13, 2012, 05:19:03 AM
http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/23964/the-final-days-of-the-new-jersey-nets-2 (http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/23964/the-final-days-of-the-new-jersey-nets-2)
Grantland pays a visit to the Prudential Center for one of the last New Jersey Nets games


Worst part of this article was the end when I realized bob_barron wasn't going to be one of the Nets fans at the game who yelled at the writer.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 13, 2012, 05:29:06 AM
I was going to link to that article!

I didn't go to that game, I was at the Friday night win against the Wizards. Whammy and the dancing guy are probably the two most famous Nets fans. Though, at the Bobcats game I went to, the guy behind me was talking about someone who always heckles Johan Petro, which is me.

The only other game I'm going to is the last one against Philly, but that's because their other dates are against Boston, Miami and New York, and those you can't get cheap seats too.

The guy paying $300 for shitty upper level season tickets is sad. As the article states, he could go to most of those games for a penny, and just shell out for the Knicks, Heat, Celtics and Clips
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on April 13, 2012, 05:31:46 AM
I know it's the Nets and they really aren't worth near that much. But $300 for even upper level season tickets in this day and age for any other major league sports franchise is insane! That's $9 per game!
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 13, 2012, 05:35:42 AM
Yea, I don't know if that factors in fees or not. Because with stubhub, counting fees, he'd probably be paying $6, and he has to pay extra for the Knicks, Heat and Clippers, and maybe a little extra for Boston. So maybe it is worth it in the end.

Or he could just pay a few dollars more on stubhub and sit mezzanine or lower centre. I've sat in lower centre for less than $15, and it's amazing. I got to meet Ian Eagle and the Czar.

It's sad that they are going to be jacking up ticket prices for the Barclays, as the arena is much easier and cheaper to get to than Prudential. My hope is that after the shine of the new arena wears off, prices on stubhub will drop again and I can go to Nets games again.

The other fun perk of games- you can meet the other team afterward. I met John Wall!
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on April 13, 2012, 09:27:33 AM
Mick Foley just announced on his Twitter that he's going to be doing some guest commentary on the radio broadcast for the Nets/Celtics game tomorrow. As if their season couldn't get any worse!
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 13, 2012, 10:48:37 AM
Mick Foley comes to Nets games from time to time, and he does one of the pump up videos during the game
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on April 13, 2012, 10:56:47 AM
Given that Foley's from Long Island, maybe he's an OG Nets fan.

God, can you imagine anything more depressing than being a Nets fan for forty years? Outside of the ABA Championships way back wehn and the back to back Finals appearances in the early '00s, not a whole lot to cheer about.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 13, 2012, 11:08:06 AM
I imagine given the lack of Nets fanbase, it's easier for him to get courtside tickets or do things with the franchise
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on April 13, 2012, 12:25:57 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3491/3855463623_ea6bba07de.jpg)
Is it just me or does the Nets' mascot Sly Fox look creepy as hell? It's the eyes. They make him look he's been on a massive coke bender. I don't know how I didn't notice by him/wasn't creeped the fuck out by him when I went to a Nets game last season. I mean, those eyes...they don't look friendly to children!
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: wnyxmcneal on April 13, 2012, 12:27:12 PM
There's Sly Fox and on weekends they have mini-Sly Fox!
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on April 13, 2012, 12:29:03 PM
Now that you mention it, I remember the little person mascot! But somehow I didn't recognize them as the creepiest, ostensibly "kid-friendly" tandem since the heyday of Doink and Dink The Clowns.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Byron The Bulp on April 13, 2012, 12:34:32 PM
Not even close to the creepiest mascot thing in the NBA

Clutch eats another cheerleader! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD-KExRW7v4#)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: the max on April 13, 2012, 02:53:33 PM
No mascot will top this.

(http://static.fjcdn.com/gifs/Raptors_bd12c2_327611.gif)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on April 13, 2012, 02:55:46 PM
"Dinosaurs, brotha? If I was you, I'd fuckin' kill myself."
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on May 24, 2012, 01:34:03 PM
Greatest Crosstalk ever today with Kellerman, Marcellus Wiley, Steve Mason, and the Kamenetzkys. It's at the beginning of the Mason and Ireland podcast. Crosstalk is usually the best segment on 710 ESPN.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on May 25, 2012, 02:35:44 PM
Still watching NBC Sports Network and DAMN Shaun King got FAT. Dude looks like a shorter Jamarcus.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on August 10, 2012, 09:43:23 AM
TNT is plugging a Bleacher Report app? The hell?
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 10, 2012, 09:44:29 AM
Turner bought Bleacher Report.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on August 14, 2012, 04:55:41 PM
Wait a minute, NFL players are schilling Depends?!?!

 New From Depend®: Football Pros Try the New Depend® Real Fit for Men  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf94Y8Tk1Bg#ws)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Smues on September 17, 2012, 09:15:04 AM
http://deadspin.com/5943994/stephen-a-smith-thought-an-article-about-him-in-the-onion-was-real (http://deadspin.com/5943994/stephen-a-smith-thought-an-article-about-him-in-the-onion-was-real)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Beer Baron on September 18, 2012, 02:48:07 PM
Fuck that's hilarious.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on January 15, 2013, 02:49:36 AM
Maybe I should write for Bleacher Report. Even CNN directly links to them now.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on January 20, 2013, 09:28:57 AM
Recent sporting events have done what I previously thought was impossible: they have caused my hatred for Joe Buck to wane. How could this happen? Is it because he has called my teams winning, and I associate those feelings with his voice? Has he actually gotten better? Am I just getting soft/deaf in my old age?
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on February 14, 2013, 12:36:29 PM
Coach Jim Boeheim calls ESPN reporter Andy Katz an "Idiot". (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj8TUbJIASM#ws)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: strummer on February 14, 2013, 05:31:19 PM
This is a couple months old but Jim Rome left Fox Sports Radio  and was replaced by Jay Mohr


Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on February 15, 2013, 06:08:46 AM
He went to CBS Sports Radio but left Premier, not FSR.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: strummer on February 17, 2013, 10:43:36 PM
Charissa Thompson of ESPN is dating college basketball analyst Jay Williams


http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2013/02/06/charissa-thompson-dating-jay-williams-espn-college-basketball-analyst/ (http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2013/02/06/charissa-thompson-dating-jay-williams-espn-college-basketball-analyst/)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on February 20, 2013, 11:41:59 AM
http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/8966526/paul-ralston-play-play-announcer-suspended-saying-choke-job-north-dakota-basketball-game (http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/8966526/paul-ralston-play-play-announcer-suspended-saying-choke-job-north-dakota-basketball-game)

Come on, man.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on February 24, 2013, 06:31:34 AM
http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2013/2/5/3951634/costacos-brothers-sports-posters-oral-history (http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2013/2/5/3951634/costacos-brothers-sports-posters-oral-history)

I remember we either derailed a thread talking about these or they had their own thread a while back.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on February 24, 2013, 07:45:33 AM
50 Cent awkward kiss with Erin Andrews (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIh8V0oAN2s#ws)

haha
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on March 02, 2013, 05:57:30 PM
I just want to say that Jalen Rose is excellent on Grantland.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on March 03, 2013, 08:21:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lIMFvCYBXCM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lIMFvCYBXCM#)!
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Brodypedia on March 10, 2013, 03:58:34 AM
(http://www.hossit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Weird-History2.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on April 21, 2013, 01:20:21 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/21/al-michaels-arrested-dui/ (http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/21/al-michaels-arrested-dui/)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Paperback Ryback on April 21, 2013, 02:17:10 AM
(http://www.hossit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Weird-History2.jpg)

Teenage Wade Barrett?
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Tino Standard on April 22, 2013, 11:34:11 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/21/al-michaels-arrested-dui/ (http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/21/al-michaels-arrested-dui/)

http://30fps.mocksession.com/2012/10/07/its-820-on-a-sunday-night-which-means-its-time-to-check-in-on-al-michaels-face/
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on June 02, 2013, 04:10:50 AM
Pro Football Weekly is going out of business.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on June 28, 2013, 03:16:46 AM
So Fox Sports One is gonna have Bill Raftery and Gus Johnson calling games together?

(http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/a/a9/Jizz-in-my-pants.gif)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on September 14, 2013, 08:27:47 AM
Article on everyone's favorite sports personality.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/skip-bayless-espn2-first-take-co-host-may-be-the-most-hated-man-in-sports/2013/09/13/c001a7c2-170a-11e3-804b-d3a1a3a18f2c_story.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/skip-bayless-espn2-first-take-co-host-may-be-the-most-hated-man-in-sports/2013/09/13/c001a7c2-170a-11e3-804b-d3a1a3a18f2c_story.html)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: A Happy Medium on November 13, 2013, 04:17:09 PM
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1968cenfkghzpjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: A Happy Medium on November 13, 2013, 04:25:15 PM
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19693vlpb2p2kjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on November 15, 2013, 10:03:25 AM

Michael Wilbon Goes Off on use of N-Word
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNSoV7G-dSM)

This isn't really a subject that's just confined to sports, but sports is in the backdrop of this latest conversation. Barkley expressed similar sentiments as Wilbon on Inside the NBA last night. Barnes says to "get used to it" in terms of him and others using the word. They all conceded that perhaps he shouldn't have said it publicly on Twitter though.

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/9980883/whitlock-using-n-word (http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/9980883/whitlock-using-n-word)

Whitlock took the other side on this debate (there's other related articles there too). Forgetting all the wacky hijinks at TRTSM, I really don't say "nigga" in real life. I wasn't told I could or couldn't use the word; I just didn't grow up hearing that word all the time (despite living in an urban area for a good portion of my life).
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: strummer on December 15, 2013, 03:12:16 PM
The YES Network will no longer air Mike Francesa's show at the end of January after 12 years on the air.  Francesa will be replaced by Michael Kay's radio show.


this blows.  Really blows
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Beer Baron on December 26, 2013, 07:21:45 AM
SportsNation is nothing more than Buzzfeed having its own TV show.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on February 18, 2014, 04:22:06 AM
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Former Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end Tony Gonzalez joins CBS Sports as an analyst for the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY, and will contribute across multiple CBS platforms including INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME and CBS Sports Network’s Sunday pre-game show, THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS). The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports.

Tony will join James Brown, Bill Cowher and Boomer Esiason on THE NFL TODAY.

“While we welcome Tony, we want to acknowledge Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe who have contributed greatly to the success of THE NFL TODAY for more than a decade,” added McManus. “Dan and Shannon are true Hall of Famers on the field and in front of the camera. As they pursue other professional opportunities, we thank them for their hard work and dedication and wish them nothing but the best.”
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: KingPK on February 18, 2014, 04:27:30 AM
Honestly, Marino added very little to that show.  I will actually kinda miss Sharpe though.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Loaded Glove on February 18, 2014, 06:42:13 AM
Can someone check if Dan Marino's dogs are in the enclosed pool area? Always got the vibe he was one bad day away from snapping.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on February 18, 2014, 07:36:56 AM
Can someone check if Dan Marino's dogs are in the enclosed pool area? Always got the vibe he was one bad day away from snapping.


Dan Marino Freak out
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa9LNPwZIGA)
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: MFer on March 04, 2014, 06:02:41 PM

Putt-Putt Perfection | Grantland Channel
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYYvXUMVeQo#t=394)

This is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Sports Media Thread
Post by: Star Ocean 3 on June 08, 2014, 01:50:43 PM
TJ Simers is retiring. Let us all take a moment of silence to reflect on the career of this great journalist.
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: MFer on July 16, 2014, 04:52:37 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/07/15/why-fox-replaced-pam-oliver-with-erin-andrews/?tid=trending_strip_1 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/07/15/why-fox-replaced-pam-oliver-with-erin-andrews/?tid=trending_strip_1)
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: Incandenza on July 16, 2014, 05:08:34 AM
She's 53?!?!??
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: Incandenza on July 16, 2014, 05:09:10 AM
Wait, I think I knew she's much older than she looks but I forgot.
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: Harley Quinn on August 09, 2014, 09:50:54 AM
lol ESPN... http://deadspin.com/espn-suspends-max-kellerman-for-talking-about-ray-rice-1618753486

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On Monday, nearly a week after Stephen A. was suspended, Kellerman was on the "Mason & Ireland" show—a lead-in to his own on ESPN-LA—and discussed battering his then-fiancée and now wife of 20 years. He told a story where they both got drunk, she slapped him, and he slapped her back. It was briefly available on a podcast, but was later pulled from the site.

On Friday, ESPN suspended Kellerman, but not because he admitted to hitting his partner. He was suspended because ESPN higher-ups wanted to avoid this kind of discussion on the air, and specifically told on-air talent to tread carefully.

    Industry sources said while the content of his story was disturbing, the suspension was all about Kellerman, who once worked for ESPN New York Radio, not adhering to ESPN brass' warning concerning the Rice topic being a highly sensitive one. "My understanding is that it was part of a larger conversation ESPN had with all its on-air people," a radio industry source said. "Kellerman obviously didn't pay attention."

    While the topic became even more charged after Smith's remarks and suspension, ESPN personalities were warned to measure and consider their commentary as soon as Rice's two game suspension was handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell.

So Kellerman either ignored the directive altogether or measured and considered his story and decided it was OK to discuss. ESPN, then, is suspending him for insubordination and not necessarily because he said something offensive.
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: strummer on September 06, 2017, 03:29:58 AM
Craig Carton of WFAN was arrested this morning on federal charges for running a ticket scam to pay of his gambling debts.  Well holeeee.. shit.


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/craig-carton-boomer-carton-co-host-arrested-fbi-article-1.3473530



Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: KingPK on September 23, 2017, 04:37:38 PM
I know I'm late as fuck to the party (as usual), but I've been devouring Katie Nolan clips on YouTube the last few days.  Where the fuck have I been?
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: KingPK on February 16, 2018, 09:02:46 AM
So WEEI had no original programming today because all their talent was undergoing "sensitivity training" after a bunch of idiots said stupid shit on their shows over the past few weeks.  Granted, I haven't listened to it (or the Sports Hub, actually) in nearly 10 years now, but if things are so bad that you shut down programming, I would think firing the idiots that say that stuff and replacing them with people that probably won't is a better course of action.
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on February 16, 2018, 09:47:31 AM
Except it's WEEI, so all they'd do is replace those idiots with other idiots that think exactly like them. Because, whether they care to admit it out loud or not, that's what their fanbase actually wants.
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: strummer on April 24, 2018, 03:26:08 AM
Mike Francesa is returning to WFAN after his four month "retirement" LOL
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on January 22, 2020, 05:13:12 AM
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Really can't stress enough what a trash organization Barstool is.
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on March 28, 2020, 04:05:59 AM
Doris Burke has coronavirus
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: SFH on March 29, 2020, 05:22:32 PM
So apparently Peyton Manning was courted, and rejected, the opportunity to be a MNF analyst. He was offered a lot more than Romo.
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on March 30, 2020, 12:21:18 AM
Jay Williams just suggested that they have the NBA Playoffs at sea with each series on a different cruise ship. And I think it's officially time that ESPN just switches over to ABC News coverage until this thing blows over.
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: alkeiper on March 30, 2020, 12:30:00 AM
Boxing matches used to take place in secret locations. The Sullivan/Kilrain fight saw spectators board special trains which took them to the fight location, away from the prying eyes of the police. I'm not saying we would do that again, but I would 100% watch a baseball game on an aircraft carrier.
Title: Re: Sports Broadcasting/Anchors/Media Thread
Post by: Bernie Bro Kamala on March 30, 2020, 12:34:14 AM
Dana White probably is gonna do something like that secret location deal for UFC 249, I bet.