Arena ESPN Stupidity Thread

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

  1. Condition2SQ Jedi Grand Master

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    That's my whole point. It's one thing to, say, speculate that Lance Briggs abandoned his crashed Lamborghini because he was trying to avoid a breathalyzer test, because if that turns out to be false, it's not that serious of a charge. Openly speculating that someone might be a murderer when they could yet turn out not to be is a bit different.
  2. dp4m Chosen One

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    They can report on the alleged issues and report that an arrest is "likely" -- the same as ABC is doing, which they link to from their website.
  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    He's not doing himself any favors by reportedly destroying his own security system and cell phone.
  4. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    I have a feeling that the hammer is going to fall on him very soon. High profile case, the police are going to want to make sure they have all their ducks in a row before they act
  5. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I also have a feeling his career in Foxboro is going to become quite short. I'm not a Patriot fan, but Belcheck isn't going to tolerate everything going on with this. The Patriots aren't the Bengals.
  6. Havac Former Moderator

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    Yeah, compare SI's handling of it -- the NBA finals get the main story treatment, but "Source: Patriots' Hernandez likely to be arrested" is atop the "top stories" sidebar, and the NFL portal has it with full top story treatment, with seven stories or videos linked, a lot of background research, analysis, everything. ESPN has the less-informative "ABC: Hernandez not ruled out as suspect" as their third story down the headlines sidebar. On their NFL portal, it's the first headline on the sidebar, but it can't break into the main "top stories" space. Apparently that Seahawks-49ers rivalry is bigger news (as are multiple fluff stories on projections for future seasons and a piece on the rise of tight ends and decline of fullbacks). It also can't break into the divisional "best of NFL blogs" roundup, the top videos, or any of the other highlighted story sections.
  7. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    This. They're starting to pay more attention to it now, but all day long it was like just a sixty second "Well police are still questioning Hernandez" for like 60 seconds and then it was back to LaBronapaloza all over ESPN's various channels. Not even First Take, to the best of my knowledge touched on it today.
  8. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    PFT is reporting that neighbors heard gunshots.
  9. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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  10. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    To be fair, given that it's Schapp and he's the ESPN reporter who's been there for most of the week (once ESPN stopped being the LeBron James channel), he likely had little to no sleep at that point (especially given that Hernandez was arrested around 9am EST.). Anyway, evidently Schapp did correct himself and apologize both on air and to Aaron Rodgers on Twitter, who, understandably, wasn't amused by the slip - up.
  11. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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  12. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    that may be tunes, but the link isn't working. just takes me to a page on the boards that doesn't exist.

    which, admittedly, could just be my computer being stupid.
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  13. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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  14. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    cool. already read it (found a way around the problem anyway). ;)
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  15. DT421 Force Ghost

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  16. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    you know... thanking someone for either killing someone... or obviously being involved with killing someone somehow... is kinda sick DT. even as a joke.
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  17. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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  18. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    just really struck me as off eeth. i mean, really think about it for a second.

    *shrugs*

    like i said, i know it's a joke. just one that struck me as particularly distasteful.
  19. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    Welcome to the JC, n00b! :p
  20. dp4m Chosen One

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    Oh, so this I didn't know which makes the "avoidance charges" for ESPN about not posting about Hernandez early slightly worse, imo.

    Hernandez apparently grew up in Bristol, CT.
  21. DT421 Force Ghost

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    Allegedly .

    If he's convicted for it, I'll take a more serious tone, Trim.
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  22. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    yes, allegedly. but it's reasonably obvious he was involved in some capacity. why do all the stuff he did? why's his name on the rental car that was seen in the area? etc, etc.
  23. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    So you want to skip due process and just throw the switch on the electric chair?
  24. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    o_O

    is that what i said?

    and regardless, there's still a dead man.
  25. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Per Deadspin, 9 of the 10 schools on this advertised map of the new American Conference are incorrectly located. What.

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