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Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by DAR, Dec 3, 2006.

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  1. DAR

    DAR Jedi Master star 4

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    This thread is to discuss anything and everything about the big daddy of the sports world ESPN.
     
  2. SLR

    SLR Jedi Knight star 5

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    ESPN, please fire Joe Theismann. He sucks. That is all.
     
  3. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    My usual stations that I watch:

    ESPN
    ESPN2
    ESPN News
    ESPN Classic
    ESPNU

    ...and any station thats currently showing a game I want to watch. i.e., not FSN/S.
     
  4. NorCalBirdz

    NorCalBirdz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Something really struck me today. I remember when I heard that NFL Primetime was being cancelled last season and how much I thought that sucked, and have still held that general opinion. But then it hit me when I was watching Football Night In America earlier: I don't miss NFL Primetime at all. The "shtick" was really getting stale. Football Night is a breath of fresh air. Costas just cleanly delivering the highlights, then some quality analysis by Collinsworth and co. It's all about the football, nothing else.
     
  5. DAR

    DAR Jedi Master star 4

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    They really need to revamp their NFL Countdown show, there are just too many guys in the studio. And since when did YELLING mean you were right(I'm looking at you Michael Irvin) Chris Berman has become just a joke. His act is so tired. Oh look there's Berman circa 1982 catching a pass for the Bucaneers.

    Compare that to College Gameday. It's three guys, Fowler, Herbstreit and Corso, all three offer excellent analysis Herbstreit might be one of the best color men
     
  6. Baron-Soontir-Fel

    Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Knight star 5

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    I love the banter between Boomer & TJ though: those little segments during SportsCenter aren't the same.

    Joseph "Live and Let" Addai!
    From the Batcave-Reggie Wayne!
    Amani "Well-dressed" Toomer!

    :p
     
  7. NorCalBirdz

    NorCalBirdz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Irvin is a joke. It absolutely amazes me that he would call Tiki Barber's retirement a "distraction" while unconditionally defending Terrell Owens week after week after week.

    If ESPN wanted to put together a Monday Night Football broadcast for the real football fan, they'd steal one of the A-list announcers from CBS or FOX and put Jaws in the booth with them for color commentary, not the clowns they have in the booth right now.
     
  8. DAR

    DAR Jedi Master star 4

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    I agree Jaws is excellent. I remember that first night, him, Brad Nessler and Dick Vermeil did the game and it was miles above the regular crew. Though for the record I think Mike Tirico is pretty good. But it seems to have neutered Kornheiser.
     
  9. EMPEROR_WINDU

    EMPEROR_WINDU Jedi Master star 5

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    Corso doesn't offer much in the way of analysis on Gameday. I love Herbstreit, he's one of the best experts around. He was the only guy who though ND wouldn't start out 1-5 or 0-6. The only thing he's done that bothered me was his dismissing of UCLA the week before the game. He made up for it later, but it was sort of a classless move from such a genuine classy guy.


    Still, Gameday is a slam dunk over any NFL show. Seeing Corso pull out the head gear from week to week is always entertaining.
     
  10. EBSaints

    EBSaints Jedi Master star 6

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    ESPN is terrible. Too much agenda-driven stories. They make as much news as they report and are entirely too biased toward certain teams.
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Herbie, the same guy that predicted that Miami would be in the BCS Championship game in the beginning of the year? Those two jokers on Gameday are never held accountable for their attrocious statements and predictions. They are still considered experts despite being wrong the vast majority of the time.

    I have respect for Fowler though, seems to have some integrity.

    On another note, whatever happened to Harold Reynolds? That guy was good.
     
  12. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    On another note, whatever happened to Harold Reynolds? That guy was good.


    alleged sexual harassment toward a female co-worker.
     
  13. Rogue...Jedi

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

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    Corso doesn't offer much in the way of analysis on Gameday. I love Herbstreit, he's one of the best experts around. He was the only guy who though ND wouldn't start out 1-5 or 0-6. The only thing he's done that bothered me was his dismissing of UCLA the week before the game. He made up for it later, but it was sort of a classless move from such a genuine classy guy.


    Still, Gameday is a slam dunk over any NFL show. Seeing Corso pull out the head gear from week to week is always entertaining.


    Yeah, I can't stand Corso, but Herbstreet's fine, usually. Favorite Lee Corso costume: The Devil (10/28/06, UT@USC). Except that wasn't really a costume, it was revealing his real face.
     
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