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

  1. Darth McClain

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

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    Can we use this thread to point out the (occasional) stupidity of other sports-news organizations?

    lol @ Y! Sports for having this on their "Headlines" section: Crosby return on hold for Pens. :oops: Tell me something that I don't know...
     
  2. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't know if this counts as stupidity but I tried to watch the Pitt game tonight on ESPNu and the damn channel wouldn't stay on for more than 10 seconds at a time.
     
  3. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [link=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/19/espns-corso-curse-college-gameday-apology_n_1102890.html]Hey Corso, watch your language.[/link] (language warning should be obvious here)
     
  4. Darth McClain

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

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    I love Herbie's reaction to it.
     
  5. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That was beautiful.
     
  6. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I saw that clip on TMZ.com (yes, I like to visit that site :p ) earlier today. ******* fantastic. Of course, it should be a world in which Corso could say that on air without having to apologize for it later.


    [hl=silver]Laker games cancelled (so far) due to the current NBA lockout: 22[/hl][face_frustrated]
     
  7. Raven

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I discovered today that I apparently have a higher success rate in guessing winning teams in the NFL this year than any of the panel of experts at CNN. I'm at 70% so far on the year, they don't have anyone higher than 66%. One guy, Mortensen, is at 57.5%. And here's the thing: since I work all day on Sunday and Monday, not only am I picking better than them, I'm picking better even though I haven't watched a football game this season.
     
  8. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Herbie's reaction was great, but so was Fowler's.
     
  9. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    In light of the Pats beat down of the lousy Chiefs, ESPN's brilliant question of the morning is 'Are the Patriots the best team in the AFC?'

    As much as I can't stand the Steelers, I recall them beating the Pat's pretty soundly a couple of weeks ago and there isn't anything to indicate that they can't do it again.

    So the answer would be 'No' to that stupid question.
     
  10. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ESPN loves being in the New England area are always on the Pat's jocks. Tom Brady can do no wrong at ESPN. The defense (even at how bad it is) is always a playoff caliber defense. /end rant
     
  11. Raven

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's not a stupid question IMO. It's one where the answer is "no, probably not," but it's not a stupid question. They lost 25-17 to the Steelers. It's a loss, but it's not as if they were blown out. Another game could go the other way. Last season, the Patriots blew out the Jets and then got beat by those same Jets less than two months later.

    The Patriots have the same record as the Steelers. Steelers lost to teams that are a combined 21-9. Steelers beat teams that are a combined 28-42. Patriots lost to teams that are a combined 18-12. Patriots beat teams that are a combined 31-37. The Steelers have lost to teams that are a bit better than the Patriots have lost to; the Patriots have beaten teams that are a bit better than the Steelers have beaten. Given past history, given the margin between the two teams, I don't think that it's unfair to say that the Steelers are definitively going to beat the Patriots if they meet again.
     
  12. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I really need to stop posting before I eat breakfast or from my phone. Half of what I posted there wasn't even in English.
     
  13. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    How about this hot story from Sports Illustrated?

    [image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/si/2011/writers/andy_staples/11/22/thanksgiving-power-rankings/t1_cfpr_thanksgiving3.jpg]

    Yes, that says 'Comparing Top 25 Teams to Thanksgiving Food and Traditions'.
     
  14. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah - he's been theming his top 25 all year. We've had bands, movies, Muppets. Why not Thanksgiving food and traditions? And, besides that, most of them make sense.
     
  15. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I put on ESPN's First Take this morning, naively hoping I would see some fairly intelligent sports discussion and instead ended up with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith trying to out-yell each other with their usually idiotic opinions.
     
  16. Darth Dark Helmet

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've noticed that recently First Take has stopped being a morning talk show and just become a all Skip Bayliss yelling at people.
     
  17. Darth McClain

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

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    It's like a train wreck. When I watch it, its to see how big of a fool Bayless be.

     
  18. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Matthew Barnaby got a D-Dub it looks like. Going with his domestic assault problems, that should take care of his ESPN career.

    Have fun in non-ESPN sports entertainment with Sean Salisbury, Trev Alberts, and Jay Mariotti.
     
  19. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    They put Screamin' A in with Bayless? Oh yikes...
     
  20. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Lol at vinegar and water, because that's how well the two of them mix. :p
     
  21. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    ...and ESPN's regional breakdown of the Heisman race has South Carolina (and North Carolina) classified as "Mid-Atlantic". Uh, what? Go back to school.
     
  22. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ESPN will be bound and determined to cover every square inch of the Sandusky case and then talk about it in a segment for way too long.

    This story is no longer about sports, if it ever really was in the first place outside of Paterno's role in it.

    It's better served on CNN, or whatever, that way ESPN can get back to talking about sports.
     
  23. Darth McClain

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

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    This is something that's be better for Outside the Lines than SportsCenter, if ESPN is determined to cover it so closely.
     
  24. Darth McClain

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

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    I don't even know why I bother to turn on First Take at all these days. All Tebow, all the time. :rolleyes:
     
  25. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    It really has gotten pretty ridiculous. Like they needed a new Favre, but they're taking it even further.