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Offline TMC1982

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Improving Current Sports Coverage By Network
« on: February 26, 2009, 01:14:02 PM »
If you had the chance to play fantasy TV executive, what certain changes would you implement in hopes of improving a specific TV network's sports coverage at the moment.  I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time listing what each network currently pays rights fees over, so I'm just going to list the networks and you give me your input.  I'm not going to focus on speciality channels like MLB Network, NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, Speed, Golf Channel, Tennis Channel, etc. right now.  I'm also not going to try to focus on regional sports outlets like YES, MSG, NESN, SNY, MASN, etc.

Broadcast network:
ABC (even though technically, it and ESPN are at the moment, one of the same)

CBS

FOX

NBC

Cable:
ESPN

HBO

Turner (i.e. TBS and TNT)

Showtime

Versus

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Re: Improving Current Sports Coverage By Network
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 03:03:03 PM »
Needs to be more spring training games shown on television. Only 3 Twins games this year:( As far as my favorites, I love seeing Keith Olbermann (NBC), Tony Kornheiser(ESPN), Charles Barkley(TNT), Michael Wilbon(ABC), Chris Carter (ESPN), Dan Patrick (NBC)... I miss this show http://www.hbo.com/infl/


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Re: Improving Current Sports Coverage By Network
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 04:41:26 PM »
Yeah this mostly has to do with Football commentating.

FOX: Please remove Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as your top-billed commentators for Football games. They can make any game they're commentating seem extremely boring.

CBS: Phil Simms is the Pompous ass that needs booting. God I hate him.

ESPN: I like Tony Kornheiser, but he's really fucking annoying during Monday Night Football broadcasts.

ABC: Al Michaels and John Madden aren't as good as the network thinks they are. Like Buck and Aikman, they make the games seem boring.
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Re: Improving Current Sports Coverage By Network
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 07:24:04 PM »
I'd have to say keep Joe Morgan & Chris Berman away from baseball games.

Perfect examples:

Red Sox hit back to back to back to back home runs.  Joe Morgan's call as the ball is flying over the Green Monster? "That was a change up" while sounding bored.

Chris Berman?  Well, just listen to him in the Home Run derby.  It's enough to drive one backbackbackbackbackback off the roof of a skyscraper.

Those two annoy me.


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Re: Improving Current Sports Coverage By Network
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 07:38:28 PM »
Keep Chris Berman away from anything really.
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Re: Improving Current Sports Coverage By Network
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009, 07:35:17 AM »
Fire Joe Morgan!!!!


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Re: Improving Current Sports Coverage By Network
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2009, 01:33:20 PM »
Stop hiring ex-jocks.  Period.