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#1 badmojo1006

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

Figures Skip Bayless :thumbdown:
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

So what did they decide?

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

If you are watching Stephen A. Smith or Skip Bayless on television, you're doing it wrong.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

Lol are they every embarrassed by talking about nonsense for long?
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

Stephen A is a yeller

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

Stephen A is a yeller

He has actually dialed it back a lot yet still annoying.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

I wonder if First Take analysts and guests are all not allowed to mention Troy Aikman. :lol:

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

I wonder if First Take analysts and guests are all not allowed to mention Troy Aikman. :lol:

Why?

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

I know it's probably not en vogue to say it here, but I really enjoy Stephen A. I used to hate on him but somehow he won me over.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

I actually enjoy watching first take over my noon hour. I like it more for the humor I find in two idiots arguing, but it is good down time from work.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

Did you know that the 49ers are 8-9 in road/neutral playoff games all-time?

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

If you are watching Stephen A. Smith or Skip Bayless on television, you're doing it wrong.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

Who is their audience anyway? Unemployed folks?
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

I stopped with First Take about a year ago because every ####### day they spend at least 10 minutes on Tebow. Even in the summer. When everyone else was talking about Tebow it was half the show. Lebron is a close #2.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Who is their audience anyway? Unemployed folks?

We get it on the west coast at 7amAnd there's the audio podcast

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

If you are watching Stephen A. Smith or Skip Bayless on television, you're doing it wrong.

My kids only watch YouTube and now I know why.Peace

If you're paying any attention whatsoever to Stephen A. Smith or Skip Bayless, you're doing it wrong. How's that?

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

Bayless is a pile of poo. He probably writes a weekly troll newletter.
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Loo loo loo, Let's make some applesauce, Take off our clothes and Loo loo loo.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

ESPN= FOX NewsI dont get people who watch either.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

Just saw Stuart Scott rapping the Lakers/OKC highlights while standing in a dark spot with a microphone on a podium. WTF?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:03 AM


I wonder if First Take analysts and guests are all not allowed to mention Troy Aikman. :lol:

Why?

From wikipedia:

In 1989, Bayless wrote God's Coach, about the rise and fall of Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys. Following the Cowboys' Super Bowl victory in 1993, Bayless wrote The Boys, and following a third Cowboys Super Bowl win in four seasons, Bayless wrote the third and final book of his Cowboys trilogy, Hell-Bent: The Crazy Truth About the "Win or Else" Dallas Cowboys. Hell-Bent caused a stir over Bayless' speculation, without providing any evidence, that Cowboy's quarterback Troy Aikman was gay.

Who is their audience anyway?

When you factor in the very attractive black host and the hop hop music they now feature, their target audience is not hard to figure out.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

Just saw Stuart Scott rapping the Lakers/OKC highlights while standing in a dark spot with a microphone on a podium. WTF?

I like Stuart Scott. But I agree, I'm not sure what's going on with the rapping.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:56 AM


Just saw Stuart Scott rapping the Lakers/OKC highlights while standing in a dark spot with a microphone on a podium. WTF?

I like Stuart Scott. But I agree, I'm not sure what's going on with the rapping.

So you're the one.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:03 AM



Just saw Stuart Scott rapping the Lakers/OKC highlights while standing in a dark spot with a microphone on a podium. WTF?

I like Stuart Scott. But I agree, I'm not sure what's going on with the rapping.

So you're the one.

Didn't he just start another round of chemo?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

ESPN has 35000+ hours of TV to fill each year. This is just further proof that they have more TV time than the sports they cover can warrant. If they don't make stories, what would they show?
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

When he goes to the CFL next year will they still cover him?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

I stopped with First Take about a year ago because every ####### day they spend at least 10 minutes on Tebow. Even in the summer. When everyone else was talking about Tebow it was half the show. Lebron is a close #2.

The over the top Tebow stuff is reportedly a source of frustration for a lot of the talent at ESPN, but then they're showing the ratings numbers and they lose the argument.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

I watch Skip Bayless to laugh at his amazingly wrong predictions.How'd that Tim Tebow prediction work out for you Skip?

Despite getting nearly 900-1 odds on my call on the river there, i decided Dodds would bet nothing short of quad jacks there.. and so i agree that i made the correct laydown.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

ESPN= FOX NewsI dont get people who watch either.

Different. FOX is watched by people who want to watch FOXESPN is pretty much a monopoly. Even if you hate it you watch it.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

There are so many things that could be put in this thread I don't know where to begin......Chris Berman (Schtick got old 25 years ago), Stuart Scott (annoying, annoying, annoying & talks like he is in the hood constantly) Scott Van Pelt(doesn't know a damn thing about sports, just spews what everone else says). And they all basically think they are comedians and actors.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

There are so many things that could be put in this thread I don't know where to begin......Chris Berman (Schtick got old 25 years ago), Stuart Scott (annoying, annoying, annoying & talks like he is in the hood constantly) Scott Van Pelt(doesn't know a damn thing about sports, just spews what everone else says). And they all basically think they are comedians and actors.

you didn't even mention Kenny Mayne

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

There are so many things that could be put in this thread I don't know where to begin......Chris Berman (Schtick got old 25 years ago), Stuart Scott (annoying, annoying, annoying & talks like he is in the hood constantly) Scott Van Pelt(doesn't know a damn thing about sports, just spews what everone else says). And they all basically think they are comedians and actors.

SVP is solidone of the only people there worth watching

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

I like SVP & even Kenny Mayne.ones I don't:BermanScottHogeSmithWilbonBaylessKeyshawnmost of ATH.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:21 AM


ESPN= FOX News

I dont get people who watch either.

Different. FOX is watched by people who want to watch FOX

ESPN is pretty much a monopoly. Even if you hate it you watch it.

Not me.

I watch it for live sporting events that I'm interested in seeing and occasionally a show like 30 for 30 (depending on the topic). Other than that, I don't really watch it.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:25 AM



ESPN= FOX News

I dont get people who watch either.

Different. FOX is watched by people who want to watch FOX

ESPN is pretty much a monopoly. Even if you hate it you watch it.

Not me.

I watch it for live sporting events that I'm interested in seeing and occasionally a show like 30 for 30 (depending on the topic). Other than that, I don't really watch it.

ESPN is so powerful, I think we are influenced, whether we watch or not. They shape the landscape of sports, whether you watch or not.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

as a hockey fan who doesn't care much for baseball or basketball, there are very few reasons for me to watch ESPN apart from live sporting events.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

I'd like to figure out how to get their bottom line to run on other stations.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

I'd like to figure out how to get their bottom line to run on other stations.

This is something I've thought about. I'd pay an extra buck or two on my cable bill each month to have the Bottom Line run on other stations. It would be nice to have while watching a game or suffering through HGTV or Bravo with the wife.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:46 AM



Just saw Stuart Scott rapping the Lakers/OKC highlights while standing in a dark spot with a microphone on a podium. WTF?

I like Stuart Scott. But I agree, I'm not sure what's going on with the rapping.

So you're the one.

Admittedly, when I first started watching, I was very young, but I still think he's pretty good. In fairness, the cable plan I have now doesn't have ESPN, which means that it's officially a hassle whenever I try to find Detroit sports results in south Florida.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

forget Skip Clueless and Stephen A Loudmouth...whats up with the Charlie Villanueva tattoo - My link

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

ESPN= FOX NewsI dont get people who watch either.

Different. FOX is watched by people who want to watch FOXESPN is pretty much a monopoly. Even if you hate it you watch it.

I think this is true less and less. Took them long enough but NBC now has their version of ESPN, Fox is making some big changes soon and should have a full lineup of networks to rival what ESPN offers, plus the leagues have their own networks now...outside of live events if you don't want to watch ESPN there's not really a reason to anymore. You can get highlights or whatever elsewhere.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

I'd like to figure out how to get their bottom line to run on other stations.

This is something I've thought about. I'd pay an extra buck or two on my cable bill each month to have the Bottom Line run on other stations. It would be nice to have while watching a game or suffering through HGTV or Bravo with the wife.

I'd pay a buck to get rid of it. Thanks for ruining the game I'm watching by showing the final score. :rant:

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

ESPN has 35000+ hours of TV to fill each year. This is just further proof that they have more TV time than the sports they cover can warrant. If they don't make stories, what would they show?

They have plenty of content. From what I can tell, ESPN Classic was created as a place to put all of the programming they used to show instead of these talk shows. As with everything, it's just a sad reflection on people. The reason these talk shows are on is because people watch them. I'll never understand how 4 back to back showings of First Take can get any viewers, but it obviously does.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

They just lost one of their best reporters to CNN too.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

ESPN has 35000+ hours of TV to fill each year. This is just further proof that they have more TV time than the sports they cover can warrant. If they don't make stories, what would they show?

They have plenty of content. From what I can tell, ESPN Classic was created as a place to put all of the programming they used to show instead of these talk shows. As with everything, it's just a sad reflection on people. The reason these talk shows are on is because people watch them. I'll never understand how 4 back to back showings of First Take can get any viewers, but it obviously does.

Daytime TV in general is pretty terrible, no surprise that ESPN's is garbage too.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

ESPN has 35000+ hours of TV to fill each year. This is just further proof that they have more TV time than the sports they cover can warrant. If they don't make stories, what would they show?

They have plenty of content. From what I can tell, ESPN Classic was created as a place to put all of the programming they used to show instead of these talk shows. As with everything, it's just a sad reflection on people. The reason these talk shows are on is because people watch them. I'll never understand how 4 back to back showings of First Take can get any viewers, but it obviously does.

That's true. It's really our fault. ESPN does have some excellent programing, but nobody watches it. Skip Bayless taking contrarian opinions to draw attention to himself draws huge ratings. Heck, they gave "Mike and Mike" their own football show in the middle of the afternoon. Golic might know a little bit, but Greeny is clueless. Meanwhile they have dozens of actual football experts on their payroll. But people love the Laurel and Hardy bit, so that's what we get. :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

ESPN has 35000+ hours of TV to fill each year. This is just further proof that they have more TV time than the sports they cover can warrant. If they don't make stories, what would they show?

They have plenty of content. From what I can tell, ESPN Classic was created as a place to put all of the programming they used to show instead of these talk shows. As with everything, it's just a sad reflection on people. The reason these talk shows are on is because people watch them. I'll never understand how 4 back to back showings of First Take can get any viewers, but it obviously does.

What content can they show M-F at 11 am?
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

They just lost one of their best reporters to CNN too.

Who was that?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

They just lost one of their best reporters to CNN too.

Who was that?

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