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Discussion in 'Community' started by DarthIntegral, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Even at that, you've got to include Asian, South American, and African club teams, if you want the "good team in a bad league" argument to hold water. Minus that, this is just ESPN trying to capitalize on interest in a single event/game. And ruining their soccer credibility in the meantime.
     
  2. Darth McClain

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

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    They didn't have any to begin with.


    They do a good job with the World Cup, and the announcing teams are good for the MLS and EPL matches, but beyond that, it's awful.
     
  3. Darth_Furio

    Darth_Furio Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    This.
     
  4. HanSandwich

    HanSandwich Jedi Youngling

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    Just waiting for the Brett Favre watch to begin this summer, even if there is a lockout!
     
  5. Darth McClain

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

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    I wouldn't be surprised if that happened.
     
  6. Darth_Furio

    Darth_Furio Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Really? I thought we would be saved from that tired old man. :p
     
  7. KenKenobi

    KenKenobi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    So lacking another ultra-mega-hyped free agent willing to fill an hour with self-importance and d-baggery, ESPN apparently decided to make a new statistic. And commence mentioning it every four seconds.

    Does anybody actually give a **** about this?
     
  8. Darth McClain

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

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  9. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, but look at it from ESPN's perspective:

    If they create the stat, then they can tell us who is best and why without needing to really use metrics to back it up.

    Plus, on the success PER has had in the NBA and the hype that surrounded it why not follow a similar path? Oh, wait ... never mind.
     
  10. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    This probably makes it obvious that I haven't watched ESPN in a few days, but what is this new statistic?
     
  11. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That's no shocker.

    They have a tendency and ability to create news from their own opinions and/or nothing at all. Instant replay in baseball is one they really hype up. "Everybody is talking about it..." No, really we are not.
     
  12. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I presume it's the ONE...the ONLY...TOTAL QUARTERBACK RATING!
     
  13. JediCouncilMember

    JediCouncilMember Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thank you for posting about this. It is such a joke.

    I don't know why they are trying to turn every sport into baseball. The vaste majority of this stuff isn't needed or is just redundenat from a previous stat.

     
  14. Darth McClain

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

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    LLWS < USMNT



    Seriously. [face_plain]
     
  15. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    Not even the world series yet. Now they are showing regional semifinals?
     
  16. Darth McClain

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

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    Yes. They are contractually obligated to show the games, but for as much as they hyped up USA-Mexico, they didn't give themselves any breathing room if LLWS ran late (like baseball games typically do) and looked incredibly foolish.
     
  17. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Meanwhile, WNBA is lucky to get any airtime on ESPN2. Little league getting higher priority than professional sports kind of makes me roll my eyes a lot.
     
  18. Trika_Kenobi

    Trika_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    QFT. Now that I consider it, I'm sort of glad I'm not in the States to get frustrated about it this year. Instead I can now build up my rage for smart remarks from everyone who hates on NCAA women's basketball this winter.
     
  19. Darth McClain

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

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    It's not anything major, but when showing a highlight of a walk-off winner, use the home team's feed. The announcers from the Cardinals (whom the Pirates beat with an 11th inning homerun) had no energy in their voices whatsoever.
     
  20. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    I wonder why :p

    I think they just use whichever is easier for them to get.
     
  21. Darth McClain

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

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    They've been using a lot of stuff from Root Sports Pittsburgh over the last few weeks. Today would have been another great chance to use it.
     
  22. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    One would think, yeah.
     
  23. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Okay, we got it already... Jerry Rice is a member of the your NFL crew now. Stop shoving him down our throats every segment.
     
  24. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Running back Charles Johnson of the Tennessee Titans, really?
     
  25. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Eh, its not like he's ever done anything worthy of attention in the NFL.

    Oh, wait.