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Is It Just Me, Or Has ESPN Been Going Down Hill?

Old 08-21-19, 07:30 AM
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or Has ESPN Been Going Down Hill?

I know he can be grating for people but I enjoy SAS most of the time. If you can get through his shtick, he's very intelligent.
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Old 08-21-19, 08:27 AM
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or Has ESPN Been Going Down Hill?

Every time I hear the NBA theme song, I think of this timeless skit

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Old 08-21-19, 03:31 PM
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I know he can be grating for people but I enjoy SAS most of the time. If you can get through his shtick, he's very intelligent.
He's also very uninformed, like earlier this year when he he talked about the Angels like if they were still managed by Mike Scoscia.
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Old 08-21-19, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob V View Post
Every time I hear the NBA theme song, I think of this timeless skit

https://youtu.be/r-uSWAJd9GE
LOL I bet that went over most peoples heads when it originally aired
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Old 09-04-19, 01:54 PM
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https://nypost.com/2019/09/03/michel...ower-struggle/

Looks like Michelle Beadle is officially out. ESPN is negotiating a buyout.

The Post thinks she could end up at DAZN because her former ESPN boss works there now.
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Old 09-08-19, 01:24 AM
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Maybe I've been living under a rock but I didn't realize there's an ESPN show called the daily wager that is all about the betting lines. Geez. Just saw it on a sportscenter feature.
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I like Beadle, I hope she lands on her feet.

I cant remember the last time I watched ESPN for any of their talking head shows. People like Stephen A. Smith have made it virtually unwatchable.

IMO, the network has been going downhill since Stuart Scott past away.
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Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
Maybe I've been living under a rock but I didn't realize there's an ESPN show called the daily wager that is all about the betting lines. Geez. Just saw it on a sportscenter feature.
Gambling is slowly taking over sports entertainment. Once the Supreme Court made that sports betting decision, FS1 added a daily gambling show. Sooner or later, I think we are going to get an all-gambling sports network. The American sports are looking over to Europe, where betting and soccer are already intimately tied together.
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Old 09-09-19, 06:20 PM
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ESPN allows too many people, that are not well informed, to speak their mind about topics that have nothing to do with sports.
It's gotten far too liberal for my taste. Just play some sports and keep your opinions to yourself.
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Old 09-09-19, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
Maybe I've been living under a rock but I didn't realize there's an ESPN show called the daily wager that is all about the betting lines. Geez. Just saw it on a sportscenter feature.
And they've added these betting graphics (left side and bottom) to many of their other shows, further shrinking the picture. I've seen it on PTI and Jalen & Jacoby.



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Old 09-10-19, 12:35 AM
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And they've added these betting graphics (left side and bottom) to many of their other shows, further shrinking the picture. I've seen it on PTI and Jalen & Jacoby.

I think this is only on ESPNews, so I refuse to watch shows on that channel
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Old 09-10-19, 04:55 AM
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Is ESPN going to have a carriage dispute coming soon?

I saw them mention it in the scroll or graphic and a commercial?

The CBS dispute with Directv was a major pain in the ass.
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Old 09-10-19, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Is ESPN going to have a carriage dispute coming soon?

I saw them mention it in the scroll or graphic and a commercial?

The CBS dispute with Directv was a major pain in the ass.
Yeah, I saw that too, but no details which company they were going into a dispute with, just a phone number and a google search turned up nothing. Seemed more like a disney thing too.

Ok, I googled this morning and this showed up:
https://awfulannouncing.com/espn/esp...ute-looms.html

So targeted as AT&T subscribers (I'm on DirecTV). I didn't even realize uverse dropped nfl network and redzone. Plus there were shenanigans with streaming monday night football. And in the "ad" are Disney Channel and Freeform along with the ESPN logo.

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Old 09-10-19, 12:06 PM
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My Direct TV ESPN MNF feed kept freezing up so I switched over to ATT TV Now(or whatever it's called) and it was okay.
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Old 09-10-19, 12:10 PM
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So I mentioned in the NFL Week 1 thread : I thought the MNF booth was considerably better with Booger in the booth and Whitten back on the Cowboys. Helped that the game was so good, but thought this crew did a good job as well.
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It better not be a dispute with Directv and AT&T
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Old 09-12-19, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
It better not be a dispute with Directv and AT&T
It almost definitely is (or will be, they're just gearing up for the fight). I think the only ones who even saw that carriage dispute ad were on DirecTV or Uverse TV.
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So I mentioned in the NFL Week 1 thread : I thought the MNF booth was considerably better with Booger in the booth and Whitten back on the Cowboys. Helped that the game was so good, but thought this crew did a good job as well.
Just about anyone will be better than Whitten. I gave up on MNF last year after about the third week because of how painful it was to listen to.
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Old 09-12-19, 08:42 AM
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It better not be a dispute with Directv and AT&T
It is. DTV was playing those "You're about to lose ESPN; here's what you can do" commercials last night.

If it does get blacked out, I'm cancelling. Been on the fence already and having another channel blacked out for an undisclosed amount of time is enough to push me over the ledge.
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Old 09-12-19, 08:45 AM
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It is. DTV was playing those "You're about to lose ESPN; here's what you can do" commercials last night.

If it does get blacked out, I'm cancelling. Been on the fence already and having another channel blacked out for an undisclosed amount of time is enough to push me over the ledge.
Like the CBS deal, I don't think there's a chance that AT&T lets this happen while the NFL is on (or if they do, give me free sunday ticket or something and that will appease me). But my kids will revolt if the Disney stations are down.
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Old 09-12-19, 06:36 PM
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They better give EPIX for free for 6 months if they do this
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Old 09-15-19, 07:44 AM
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Re: Is It Just Me, Or Has ESPN Been Going Down Hill?

NFL Primetime at 7:30 is back....on ESPN+.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...fl-prime-espn+

I'm tempted to sign up for ESPN+ just for this.
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NFL Primetime at 7:30 is back....on ESPN+.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...fl-prime-espn+

I'm tempted to sign up for ESPN+ just for this.
You can save $10 on the annual subscription at www.espnplus.com/magazine until the end of the month
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