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Here's what I really don't understand, and I realize it's probably naive.
If you are a TV network putting a product on TV for people to watch, why in name of Roone Arledge wouldn't you want to make that product as desirable as possible? Why does espn rip so many teams/conferences when THEY actually paid the conference/teams to show them on THEIR network?
Honest to god, if you degrade your children like that, you get child services called on you. Espn is like a verbally abusive parent, calling their own children stupid morons who will never amount to anything. And it goes beyond them degrading UC, or the Big East conference. Jesse Palmer was just ripping some QB the other day (can't recall which game) for every move he made; I mean little minutia things that he himself probably never did right once in his "career" (laughing). I guess John Q. Public must feed off that stuff, and I just must be weird for being so bothered that I'm not wanting to watch games any more.
I know I could turn the sound off, but that really isn't a good way to watch either. I want to hear the crowd, and the call of a good play by play guy excitedly calling a big play. Even though we're watching, good announcers enhance the viewing experience. Espn has turned it into politicized, agenda mongering of the worst kind. It's just sad.
Another thought on my above rant.
I think the great announcers of my youth, that made me love watching college football - Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, Don Criqui, Verne Lundquist, Dick Enberg, Pat Summerall - weren't necessarily ex-athletes. (no factual basis of this), so they literally appreciated the athletes on the field for their abilities.
Today's ex-jocks all over espn don't think anyone in the game they're calling is doing it right, like they did when they played. Narcissists.
Not worried IF we get the humidity along with a good cold front...Every time they have come into the Nip during the late fall it has been a disaster for them when we have had cold wet weather....They do not react well to it!
I think we have them at night anyway so it will be at it's coldest daily temps fro gametime.
Louisville did the Big East a favor by playing the way they did! Hopefully we both go into that upcoming game undefeated!
Sometimes you just need to clear your head!
Gilmore sucks tremendously. But I've got no problem with Herbstreit. Don't know why anybody gets their panties twisted outta shape over him. Never heard him be unfair to UC.
By the way, as expected, when pointing out the terrible performance of the BE for all of us, Gilmore nicely included the losses of outgoing Pitt and Cuse, but then also made sure to include the loss of incoming BSU to Sparty. Bet if BSU had won, we wouldn't have heard a peep about them.
Herbstreit does something much worse than blasting UC on the air... he ignores them. Indifference is much more damaging to a program that making unfair comments.
Examples of Herbie's indifference to UC was during the 50 states show ESPN did a few years back when they discussed each of the schools in every state. During the Ohio show they had helmets on the studio of the Buckeyes, the MAC schools and YSU. No UC. The covered all of these programs extensively except for UC, who gave a 15 second shot (this was 2009 the year after UC first won the Big East).
I would love seeing the entire student section holding signs Thursday saying ESPN SUCKS.
Why are we told to not judge Islam by the actions of a few extremists, but judge all gun owners by the actions of a few killers?
Spot on '85 . Great post.
Again spot on '85.
Back in the day the announcers were humble. It was about the product, not about them. They delivered
the show, they weren't the show. My how things have changed.
BTW, Is Keith Jackson still alive ?
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