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Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by rechedelphar, Apr 26, 2010.

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  1. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Josh Elliot is usually the instigator for 'instant replay' in every damn sport in existence. He drives me nuts. And when he talks playoffs for college football, I want to pile-drive him. Rather than simply report, he inputs a little bit too much of his own 'agenda' into the sports news with that smug damn look on his face.

    I guess I'm saying that I don't like his reporting style very much. :p
     
  2. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local-beat/ESPN-Analyst-Jay-Mariotti-Arrested-on-Felony-Charge-101223004.html]Candidate for Worst Expert on ESPN (Jay Mariotti) arrested on Felony Charge in LA[/link]
     
  3. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    Not surprising at all. Mariotti always did seem sleezy
     
  4. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    He's always come off more as more pompous to me, than sleazy. Still, Around the Horn will seem very different if he's not on it anymore, which I'm going to assume considering ESPN's past with any of it's employees that have had brushes with the law, especially considering that it's a felony charge.
     
  5. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree, Mariotti is more pompous than sleazy. If he leaves ATH, then I won't have someone to root against. :p
     
  6. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Pompous and arrogant, definitely. Not so sure about sleazy.

    I won't miss him.
     
  7. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I'll miss him on ATH, but what a fool/idiot if he ended up doing something to his girlfriend like that.

    [hl=purple]They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions [/hl]:cool:
     
  8. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Yeah, it's not so much that I'd miss him, just that the show will seem very different without him.
     
  9. Trika_Kenobi

    Trika_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    Just a follow-up to the above discussion that was mentioned on SportsCenter this morning... apparently Mariotti could face up to seven years in prison.

    [link=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/09/espn-sports-personality-jay-mariotti-charged-with-misdemeanor-domestic-battery.html]ESPN sports personality Jay Mariotti charged with misdemeanor domestic battery[/link]
     
  10. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh, wow. Then again, it is a serious charge.
     
  11. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So not enough evidence to charge him with a felony... but enough evidence for 4 counts of misdemeanor domestic violence ... plus grand theft and vandalism? And false imprisonment?
     
  12. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    What was that? Top plays tonight were terrible. The hosts literally mocked everything in the list
     
  13. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    A quote from Charles Barkley, from The Huffington Post, concerning ESPN's coverage of Miami's training camp:


    "They have definitely crossed the line and this is unprecedented,...........This is unprecedented ass kissing."


    [hl=purple]They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions [/hl]:cool:
     
  14. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh] Probably true, too.
     
  15. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    [link=http://www.startribune.com/sports/104152953.html]Mariotti pleads no contest to misdemeanor assult charge.[/link]
     
  16. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    yeah, Barkley's probably right :p
     
  17. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I just realized that we have another ESPN thread, and my post concerning Barkley's quote probably should have gone in there.:p

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  18. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Ahhhhhh, Tirico just had to get a Heat mention during tonight's Patriots/Dolphins game.[face_plain]

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  19. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It would certainly qualify. :p
     
  20. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I actually had it on at that point and heard that. [face_plain]
     
  21. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Dear Linda Cohn,

    Please wear long sleeves.

    Sincerely,

    Me
     
  22. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    o_O

    Any particular reason or inspiration there?
     
  23. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Did you ever see that one scene in, I want to say Mr. Saturday Night, when Billy Crystal takes the flabby underside of his aunt's arms between two pieces of bread and acts like he's going to bite into it like a sandwich? :p
     
  24. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ah.

    Haven't seen it, but I'm thinking I probably don't want to :p
     
  25. Trika_Kenobi

    Trika_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    [face_laugh] Oh lawd. Choking on coffee burns. lol
     
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